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Brilliant acting by Neeson can’t save forced ‘Unknown’

by David Dixon

February 22, 2011

Many films tend to succeed if there is an original and unique conclusion. It is always a pleasure to follow sympathetic characters on a journey that leads to unpredictable destinations. “Unknown,” based on the novel ...

Oscar buzz abounds for this year’s awards show

by Carmen Splane

February 22, 2011

Career highs for wide-eyed Oscar hopefuls, acceptance for anxious newcomers and redemption for previous snubs are all riding on the paper envelopes that conceal the winners. This year’s list of nominees are a diverse bunch and this is ...

Better than Technicolor, ‘Wizard’ captivates

by Allie Daugherty

February 22, 2011

San Diegans flew over the rainbow last week when the Nederlander Broadway production of “The Wizard of Oz” came to the Civic Theatre. The show was executed with precision as Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Cowardly Lion an...

Mozart’s childhood displayed in ‘Symphony’

by David Dixon

February 21, 2011

Parents  and students with younger siblings should know that the Don Powell Theatre has a new show that is perfect for children. “Symphony of Clouds, Musical Adventures of the Boy Mozart” is a tribute to the prodig...

Oscar Short Films impress audiences

by Carmen Splane

February 17, 2011

The Academy’s annual wooing of the masses with Oscar nominations has stretched over into the short film category. Oscar-nominated short films are usually among the most eclectic and least seen of all the nominees, but this year...

‘The Housemaid’ falls short of expectations

by Andrew Younger

February 16, 2011

An affluent husband's hands glide across the black and white keys of a baby grand piano with the dexterity of a concert pianist while a wife wearing black and a maid dressed in white look on. This overt symbolism for the dangerous liaisons that transpire between them is repeated throughout the film and represents the height of subtlety for director Im Sang-soo's ...

Hi-Fi singer Stacy Jones keeps busy

by Andrew Scoggins

February 15, 2011

Stacy Jones is the current singer and lead guitarist for the pop-punk outfit American Hi–Fi. The band has toured worldwide and gained mainstream popularity with its smash hit “Flavor of the Weak” off its album “The Art of Losing.” In addition to bei...

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to this week’s performances of ‘The Wizard of Oz’

by Allie Daugherty

February 13, 2011

There’s no need to go over the rainbow to find some fun this week in San Diego. Starting Tuesday, the Broadway spectacle “The Wizard of Oz” will be performing at the Civic Theatre in downtown.  The show has been described as a wonderful outing for th...

Tatum on his upcoming role in ‘The Eagle’

by Amanda Macias

February 10, 2011

Channing Tatum has long since been the iconic dreamboat to women everywhere as well as an extremely versatile star of a number of timeless films. The Daily Aztec had the chance to catch up with Tatum and ask about his new film, ...

Badfish bassist talks of Sublime and Scotty Don’t

by David Dixon

February 10, 2011

Joe Hanks is a bassist for the band Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime and will be performing at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in the House of Blues. The Daily Aztec: Even though you are known as a tribute band for Sublime what inspired the members of Badfish to join together? Joel Hanks: All ...

Sleeping Giant Music is the bump in the night

by Andrew Scoggins

February 10, 2011

Sleeping Giant Music is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the worldwide club scene. Brandishing heavy beats and swirling melodies, the outfit that started as just a few artists getting together and making music in San Diego has turned into something much greate...

Materialistic tragedy shown in ‘Salesman’

by David Dixon

February 9, 2011

A 63-year-old traveling salesman named Willy Loman (Emmy and Tony Award nominee, Jeffrey DeMunn) is losing his touch with reality. From the opening scene Willy seems to be in a surreal state of mind. He acts manic- depressive, which is evidenced when t...