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Theater Review: “King Richard II”

he cast of King Richard II, by William Shakespeare, directed by Erica Schmidt

King Richard II didn’t say that, but his successor Henry IV did. Politics is and ever was a tough business, even back in the 14th century. Perhaps if he’d realized what he was in for, Henry Bolingbroke wouldn’t have plotted to usurp the throne from his cousin Richard II.

Emile Welman brings his special soul to San Diego

Enjoy the smooth voice of Emile Welman at Martinis Above Fourth.

Get ready for an unforgettable night of music with Emile Welman at Martinis Above Fourth.

You may be familiar with Welman’s appearance on the reality show Mrs. Eastwood and Company. But there is a story there and it all begins in Johannesburg South Africa.

'War on the Catwalk' comes to Balboa Theatre

"War on the Catwalk"  is on Friday, August 11 at 8 pm.

RuPaul's Season 9 queens Come To San Diego's Balboa Theatre on August 11th

Emmy-winning reality series RuPaul’s Drag Race is bringing their stars to San Diego in an all-new show.

Out & About with Jinx Mirage: 2 years of marriage equality

Jinx Mirage has all the detail on what's coming up this week and a recap of last week

Hi San Diego, this your San Diego/Hillcrest Socialite Jinx Mirage and I can't wait to tell you about all the fun I had last weekend.

But before I do that, let's kick this column off with a few events I think you should tag along with me on this weekend.  

UK man returns to work in dress after being sent home in shorts

This UK businessman returned to work in a dress after the company said no to shorts.

If you work in a corporate environment during the summer, it can become a bit uncomfortable doing it in a suit all day long. 

At least that was the case for one call center worker in the UK who was sent home for wearing shorts to the office.

Theater Review: “Withering Heights”

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Poor Emily Brontë.

She only wrote one book, and now look what’s happened to it.

Those two crazy guys, Phil Johnson and Omri Schein, have crammed one of the favorite novels of 19th-century English lit – “Wuthering Heights” – into a zany one-act play in which the two of them play all the parts.

Or at least all 14 listed in the program.

Huh? Yes, you read it right.

Theater Review: "Blacktop Sky"

“There is a wind blowing through you, a gust of truth. It won’t let you keep your troubles quiet.”

Ida, at 18, just wants out of the suffocating Chicago housing project in which she shares a place with her disabled mother. Surrounded by 7-story cookie-cutter designed apartments, she can hardly see the sun in the tiny central courtyard where the homeless Klass has taken up residence on the lone bench, surrounded by boxes and bags of his stuff.

Ken dolls get new body types, hairstyles

Next Gen Ken line has 15 new more diverse looks.

Ken and Barbie have been an item for nearly 60 years. Barbie has progressed through the decades undergoing a change last year with new body types, skin tones, and hairstyles.

Mattel announced on Tuesday that they are now focusing on a “new and diverse” Next Gen Ken with three new body types, including “slim”,” “broad” and “original.”

Theater Review: "Aida"

Daebreon Poiema as Aida.

The last time I reviewed Elton John’s “Aida,” I closed with this line: “I’ll take my Verdi straight, please.”

That said, Moonlight Stage Productions offers (through July 1) a fine production of John’s pop version of the Aida story, which uses Leontyne Price’s children’s book as its text source.