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Theater Review: “Matilda, the Musical”

“Matilda, the Musical” plays through August 3, 2019 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista.

You can’t pick your family, but poor Matilda (Charity Rose) wishes mightily that she could have chosen hers. The problems started at birth, when mom Mrs. Wormwood (Kristina Miller-Weston) was more interested in the dance contest she was missing than in knowing how her new baby was.

Theater Review: “Another Roll of the Dice”

“Another Roll of the Dice” plays through Aug. 11 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach.

Those wild and crazy touts, dolls and light-fingered crooks are back in town, pulling heists, betting on losing horses and always – always – trying to impress those dolls in the New York City of the 1930s and ’40s.

"Matilda" coming to Moonlight Amphitheatre

Matilda The Musical at the Moonlight Amphitheatre July 17 through August 3 at 8 pm.

Nine revolting children take center stage in the San Diego Regional Premiere production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical at the Moonlight Amphitheatre July 17 through August 3 at 8 pm.

Melissa Etheridge on radical love, and the powers of Pride

She’s a rock legend and an inspiration. She is also the voice in a generation of celebrities who went against the advice of industry leaders and came out even when doing so could ruin their livelihoods.

Theater Review: “Miss Saigon”

Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.

The Vietnam War in the 1970s was (to say the least) controversial. Perhaps fittingly, the musical “Miss Saigon” – set at the end of that war – was born in controversy as well. But unlike that war, the show has outlasted its critics.

Broadway San Diego brings “Miss Saigon” back through July 14 at San Diego Civic Theatre.

Review: "50 Years of Fabulous" is a jewel in the crown of LGBT history

"50 Years of Fabulous" is presented by FilmOut at the Hillcrest Cinemas - Landmark Theatres on July 10 at 7 pm. 

This is a special year for LGBT Pride. It's been 50 years of protest which led to steady progress. But that didn't happen overnight. The Millenials, the Gen Y-ers, and all the alphanumeric generations to come still have a hard road ahead, but if they don't examine the painful history of their freedom, they, as the saying goes, might be doomed to repeat it. 

Film Review: “Turtle Odyssey”

“Turtle Odyssey” plays daily at 12, 2, 4 and 6 pm.

Many people (like me) had a little bitty turtle or two as pets when we were kids. But mostly, when I think turtle, I see the Mock Turtle singing “Beautiful Soup” in  the musical version of “Alice in Wonderland.”

But now the Fleet Science Center brings all of us into reality with its fascinating new IMAX film “Turtle Odyssey.”

Film Review: "Yesterday"

In this film, Googling “Beatles” only returns articles about insects.

Absurd question, you say?

Of course, and if you can’t swallow that as a premise (or muster enough curiosity to find out what happens), don’t bother to see director Danny Boyle’s “Yesterday,” which posits exactly that.

Lil Nas X comes out, he thought he "made it obvious"

Lil Nas X comes out, he thought he "made it obvious."

Still going strong on the dance charts with "Old Town Road," Lil Nas X, 20, came out as a part of the LGBT community on Sunday. The rapper made the announcement via Twitter suggesting some people were already aware of it.