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Theater Review: “Miracle on 34th Street”

“Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play” runs through December 23, 2018 at the Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter.

Well, Doris (Katie Banville) doesn’t, for one. She is a very efficient, no-nonsense events chair at Macy’s who not only doesn’t believe in Santa, she has even disabused her young daughter Susie (Isabella Pruter) of such foolish notions

"Dumplin'" is too savory to be sweet

Members can stream "Dumplin'" on Netflix now.

Dolly Parton provides the inspiration for the movie "Dumplin'" now streaming on Netflix. Her songs are used as the backdrop as our plus-size heroine discovers that size doesn't matter. Only in this film it kind of does. 

Kevin Hart exits Oscar hosting gig

Kevin Hart won't host the Oscars after all.

Comedian Kevin Hart was supposed to host this year's Academy Awards but he has stepped down after some of his homophobic tweets resurfaced nearly a decade later. 

The offending twitter posts came to light after it was announced he would be hosting the yearly Hollywood affair. 

Hannah Gadsby calls out a few "good men" at awards breakfast

You may know Hannah Gadsby from her groundbreaking stand up special "Nanette" in which she skewers society's penchant for idolizing men who commit sexual assault, Pablo Picasso and Roman Polanski to name a few. Her personal account of being victimized is one of the most emotionally honest and unpredictable testimonies to have ever be written for a stand-up performance. 

Adults-only music video for "Wherever You Are" carries a powerful message

Jack Tracy’s “Wherever You Are” is available on iTunes, Spotify, and all major digital platforms.

Although Jack Tracy's latest video "Wherever You Are" has a message which goes much deeper than nudity and sex, it's still about as racy as YouTube will allow. 

“I think mainstream representations of gay love often cut around the actual sex in order to make us more palatable to straight audiences,” the singer says. 

New Ellen DeGeneres stand-up coming to Netflix this month

"Relatable" premieres on Netflix on December 18.

This past summer, Ellen DeGeneres returned to the stand-up circuit for a mini-tour, one stop was right here in San Diego. 

Now she's coming to Netflix in December for a special called Relatable, her first for the streaming service giant. 

Ryan Murphy hopes Hollywood can take down anti-LGBT politicians with new organization

Ryan Murphy is probably the biggest producer of LGBT appealing content on television. His series Glee had a big impact of LGBT youth with its storylines as did his American Horror Story. His latest, Pose, is a groundbreaking look at the transgender community. So it's no wonder that he wants to do something about anti-LGBT politicians. 

Theater Review: "Waitress"

The quick turnaround time on San Diego's touring stop of the Broadway musical "Waitress" means by the time you read this you were either given the tickets by someone who couldn't go, or you're a season pass holder with nothing better to do on the weekend.

Theater Review: “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley”

Performances are Thursday at 7:30 pm., Friday at 8 pm;  Saturday at 3 and 8 pm; Sunday at 2 pm

It’s dangerous business, having the chutzpah to take a beloved Jane Austen novel and imagine what happened after that.

Fortunately, that didn’t stop playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, who imagine “Pride and Prejudice” characters a few years later in their clever and engaging “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,” which plays through Dec. 23 at New Village Arts.