Diversionary Theatre begins rehearsals for the Broadway political satire ‘Regrets Only’

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SAN DIEGO — Diversionary Theatre has begun rehearsals for an all-star convivial new production: Paul Rudnick’s Regrets Only featuring Diversionary Theatre’s directorial debut of savvy local favorite Jessica John.  The piece is a marvelous political satire based right smack in the middle of the tumultuous George W. Bush era.  It’s an outlandish farce and a comedy [...]

Commonwealth Club presents ‘The LGBT Journey’

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SAN FRANCISCO — The LGBT Journey – from the Mattachine Society to Harvey Milk and the White Night Riots to federal marriage equality and beyond, the LGBT journey has built on the lessons of the earlier civil rights movement with great success. In recent years, it has reached milestones with remarkable speed. But the journey [...]

Hillcrest ‘Cityfest’ turns 30, Aug. 10

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Cityfest began 30 years ago in the summer of 1984, when the Hillcrest community gathered on University and Fifth to celebrate the relighting of the Hillcrest sign for the first ever Cityfest. Today Hillcrest Cityfest is a huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, and food. This event attracts 150,000+ attendees each year [...]

Diane Warren to be honored by Point Foundation

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LOS ANGELES – Point Foundation (Point) will present its Leadership Award to songwriter Diane Warren, whose work has been recognized with Grammy® and Golden Globe® awards and multiple Academy Award® nominations. The Point Leadership Award is given to an individual who has achieved prominence in their professional career and unequivocally supported the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and [...]

Outside Lands: The world’s only gourmet music festival

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With San Diego Pride behind us, another huge festival approaches on the horizon in the historic venue that is San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The seventh annual Outside Lands Festival, billed as the world’s only gourmet music festival will take place Aug. 8-10, and will welcome fans from across the country as they flock to [...]

Stepping Stone San Diego: ‘Helping people get their lives back’

Stepping Stone of San Diego is a non-profit rehabilitation center that primarily serves the LGBT community by helping those who struggle with alcohol, drug addiction and HIV/AIDS reclaim their lives. “If you are a gay man, gay woman or transgender person and go to a program that does not accept that, you are not going [...]

Presenting the bleakest of this summer’s dystopias

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Few film franchises have been rebooted as successfully as Planet of the Apes. When Rise of the Planet of the Apes arrived in 2011, audiences were still smarting from Tim Burton’s bloated and boring remake of the eponymous 1969 film that started the series. No one had very [...]

Cuban Fury

dvd of the week Despite promises from the film’s distributor, Cuban Fury was never shown in San Diego. Now this delightful film is on DVD. Nick Frost plays Bruce, a chunky Brit with a job in middle management. As a teen, he had been something else: a confident champion salsa dancer. On his way to [...]

Fever Pitch

dvr this On Netflix While I have almost no interest in sports, let alone the World Cup, I love sports movie. Fever Pitch is Nick Hornby’s film, based on his memoir, about his love for soccer, or as they say in Britain, “football,” and his love for women, and how these intertwine. Colin Firth plays [...]

‘So Say We All’ is at it again

Back in 2011, I helped produce a wildly popular event at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park. It was called The Fab and Furious Queer Circus of Dastardly Delights. The extravaganza was the largest LGBT oriented visual and literary arts event organized by So Say We All, the local non-profit dedicated storytellers of [...]

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