San Diego will soon be alive to ‘The Sound of Music’

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The lavish new production of The Sound of Music will make its San Diego premiere Nov. 15-20 at the San Diego Civic Theatre as part of Broadway San Diego’s 2016-2017 season. According to director Jack O’Brien, “The Sound of Music has been in our ears for decades, as it deserves to be. But it might […]

Jason Stuart: The birth of an actor

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An exclusive insight into Jason Stuart’s unlikely journey to play a slave owner in 2016’s most anticipated film, The Birth of a Nation   If Woody Allen gets credit for coining the aphorism which says that 90 percent of success is just showing up, then lets agree that an ethos of similar import and clarity […]

Madison Paige and the age of the three dimensional artist


The young New York City-based singer, songwriter, model and Instagram ‘It’ Girl proves in this day and age, having it all means doing it all   Madison Paige belongs to that category of personality best known as impish. She’s smart, and clever, and knows just when to dangle the air of personal boredom before roping […]

Sacramento Kings building world’s first arena to fully accommodate transgender fans

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Two of the nation’s largest LGBT organizations, Equality California and Transgender Law Center, today commended the Sacramento Kings for building the world’s first entertainment and sports arena to fully accommodate transgender fans. Golden 1 Center, which is set to officially open  Oct. 1, will have 23 all gender public restrooms throughout the […]

‘Cheetah in August’ returns with new talent and new intrigue (VIDEO)


LOS ANGELES, — BawnTv is a new online subscription entertainment network that was developed with the idea of promoting LGBT programs that not only featured people of color, but also storylines that were able to confront issues specific to the LGBT minority community, as well as celebrate it.  Cheetah in August is an original dramatic series […]

UC San Diego is world’s seventh best public university, according to Times Higher Education

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The University of California San Diego has been ranked the seventh best public university across the globe by Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In its 2016–17 report, the London-based publication named UC San Diego 22nd in the United States and 41st internationally. “We are pleased UC San Diego is recognized worldwide as a leading research […]

Jill Soloway and Freeform to receive Outfest Legacy Awards

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LOS ANGELES  – Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen, announced Friday that it will honor Golden Globe and two-time Emmy Award–winning writer-director Jill Soloway (“Transparent,” Afternoon Delight) and Freeform, the Disney|ABC Television Group network, at the 2016 Legacy Awards on Sunday, October 23rd. […]

San Diego Opera announces community partnerships for ‘Soldier Songs’

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SAN DIEGO – San Diego Opera will be presenting David T. Little’s opera Soldier Songs in November (opens Nov. 11 on Veterans Day for three performances as part of the Shiley dētour Series). This important contemporary opera explores the cost of war on the psyche of the individual soldier and is the inaugural performance of […]

The City: Top to Bottom


thursday, sept. 22 Nick Thune Nick Thune, comedian / actor, hails from the Great Northwest (Seattle), where he spent his early years growing up. Thune’s absurdist view and deadpan wit have distinguished his unique style of storytelling mixed with one-liners. Thune has appeared on The Tonight Show 10 times, Conan 2 times, and Late Night […]

2016 Nicky Awards rescheduled for Nov. 13

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SAN DIEGO — The Nicky Awards board of governors announced today that the 2016 Nicky Awards will be held Sunday, Nov. 13 at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley.  This year’s award show had to be rescheduled after problems arose with the previous hotel. “We are planning a fun and exciting 2016 Nicky Awards with […]

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