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Taylor Swift releases song of the summer with Pride-filled, star-studded video

Love her or dislike her, Taylor Swift knows how to generate press. Case in point the video for her latest song "You Need to Calm Down" which simultaneously works as a Pride Month anthem and an apology to longtime frenemy Katy Perry. 

The catchy earworm was released last week with the video dropping on Good Morning America this past Monday.

Movie Review: “The Raft"

“The Raft” opens June 21 at the Digital Gym in North Park.

The film’s poster calls it “the strangest group experiment of all time,” and now it’s immortalized in director Marcus Lindeen’s award-winning documentary “The Raft.”

Theater Review: “A Walk in the Woods”

“A Walk in the Woods” plays through June 30, 2019 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach.

You and I will probably never know what goes on at a high-level negotiating table where the topic is the reduction of nuclear arms. But in Lee Blessing’s delightful “A Walk in the Woods” (playing through June 30 at North Coast Repertory Theatre) we learn that frivolousness is important as a negotiating strategy.

Moonlight Stage Productions announces 40th anniversary 2020 season

For those who watched the Tony Awards this year, they got the message from host James Cordon that while binging on TV is all well and good, there is still nothing like watching a live show in a theater full of people and it's okay to “put down the remote." He also aptly described stage entertainment as being "a different kind of show. Actual people in an actual place.”

Taylor Swift's new bop tells homophobic trolls to "just stop"

Tylor Swift has given the world a new song which she dropped last night. Called “You Need To Calm Down” the bop has already circulated some buzz for essentially telling anti-LGBT trolls to zip it and get on this side of history. 

“Sunshine on the street at the parade,” the song goes. “But you would rather be in the dark ages / Makin’ that sign must’ve taken all night.”

Countess Luann is coming to San Diego

"Countess and Friends" plays Friday, September 13 at the Spreckels Theatre.

Money can't buy you class, but it can get you tickets to one of the hottest cabarets touring the country.

For those who watch the Bravo reality series The Real Housewives of New York you know that Luann de Lesseps (a.k.a. Countess Luann) has been working on a self-titled live cabaret show for some time. It debuted in New York in early 2018. 

Theater Review: “What You Are”

“What You Are” plays through June 30, 2019 at The Old Globe’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

Work is how most of us verify that we are somebody. That is true of all workers, but especially of white men with less than a college education.

Theater Review: “Little Shop of Horrors”

“Little Shop of Horrors” plays through August 4, 2019 at New Village Arts, 2787 State Street, Carlsbad.

Watch out. That man-(and woman)-eating plant with the enormous red mouth and insatiable appetite is back to menace the curious and the unwary.

Yes, it’s “Little Shop of Horrors,” directed by AJ Knox and playing through Aug. 4 at Carlsbad’s New Village Arts.

Boston group adopts Brad Pitt as face of "Straight Pride"

Boston group adopts Brad Pitt as face of "Straight Pride."

In what is becoming a viral internet joke, the Boston men behind a proposed straight pride parade have adopted Brad Pitt as their mascot willy-nilly. 

The group's website posted a congratulatory note to the "World War Z" star thanking him for being "the face of this important civil rights movement."