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Theater Review: "Fireflies"

“Fireflies” plays through January 26, 2020, at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

The loud noises, blood-red clouds and explosions “somewhere in the South” during the Civil Rights era are echoed by interior but equally incendiary personal issues explored in Donja R. Love’s “Fireflies,” playing through Jan. 26 at South Coast Repertory. Lou Bellamy directs.

"AJ and the Queen" gets better as it rolls along

RuPaul travels down a familiar road in his new Netflix series, but by the end its well worth the binge.

People have been waiting a long time for the original Netflix series "AJ and the Queen" to hit their streaming queue, and last week they got their wish but it may not be everything they had hoped for especially in early episodes.

Movie Review: "Just Mercy"

Movie Review: "Just Mercy".

Director Destin Daniel Cretton’s “Just Mercy” digs into that territory with a based-on-fact story about real-life Bryan Stevenson, a young black lawyer fresh out of Harvard Law, who in the late 1980s relocates to Alabama in order to start an Equal Justice Initiative. His goal is to take on the lost causes of black men unjustly sent to death row.

Theater Review: “Dear Evan Hansen”

Stephen Christopher Anthony as 'Evan Hansen'

I had great hopes for six-time Tony-winner “Dear Evan Hansen” when I heard it would finally tour San Diego, but I’m sorry to report that my hopes were mostly dashed last night at San Diego Civic Theatre. But don’t blame the cast.

Ramen Ryoma opens in Hillcrest

Hillcrest just got a little more mouthwatering as Ramen Ryoma has opened up on University Avenue next to Better Buzz Coffee Roasters. The Japanese noodle house is the brainchild of owner Yoshinari Ichise who also operates similar eateries in Las Vegas.

Movie Review: "Cats"

Movie Review: "Cats."

Since it first opened in London’s West End in 1981, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats has confounded and enthralled audiences and critics alike. They were not entirely sure what to do with a cast of actors dressed as cats in an experimental, dance-heavy, almost entirely plotless musical, but they kept returning to the theater to experience it again and again.

Movie Review: “Richard Jewell”

Movie Review: “Richard Jewell”

Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell" is about a quiet, unassuming young man who lived in Georgia with his mother Bobi. His life goal was to be a cop, working a beat and helping others. But he lacked the education and so became a security guard at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, which gave him a chance to help a wider public.

Original "Last Christmas" music video gets a 4K makeover

It wasn't until recently that people began to think of George Michael's "Last Christmas" as a Christmas standard. The song is part of the Wham! catalog--Michael's early group--and first appeared in 1984 as a single. It later became a part of "Music from the Edge of Heaven." the third album from Wham!