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A big year for SDSU alumna, Mitzi Michaels

A big year for SDSU alumna, Mitzi Michaels

November 19, 2013

After seeing a splendidly distinctive version of Stephen Sondheim’s sung through musical “Marry Me a Little” at the Diversionary Theatre, I had the...

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Romance and time travel add up to deep film

Romance and time travel add up to deep film

November 5, 2013

On the blasé side, a better title for this flick would have been “Bizarre Things Wealthy British People Have and You Never Will: A Time Machine.”...

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'Time Warp' to midnight film

‘Time Warp’ to midnight film

October 24, 2013

Landmark's well-respected Ken Cinema continues its Saturday midnight movie series with the musical horror comedy, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”...

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'Priscilla' proves to be a deeper story than you might expect

‘Priscilla’ proves to be a deeper story than you might expect

October 18, 2013

The San Diego Civic Theatre is hosting the crowd-pleasing Broadway hit, “Priscilla Queen of the Desert.” The packed-house audience reaffirmed their...

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German Film Festival featured eclectic experiences

German Film Festival featured eclectic experiences

October 13, 2013

The 3rd annual German Currents Film Festival was quite the event this year as the sold-out opening night reception film was featured in the delightful...

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'When Comedy Went to School' provides an amusing bumpy ride

‘When Comedy Went to School’ provides an amusing bumpy ride

October 6, 2013

A documentary arguably best suited for PBS, “When Comedy Went to School” provides a plethora of interviews that are more informative than funny. Though...

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Picasso show is not just for his fans

Picasso show is not just for his fans

September 23, 2013

Picasso-a household name. However, when a person hears it, how much does he or she actually know about this extraordinary man? Unless the person spends...

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‘Museum Hours’ celebrates life and culture

September 22, 2013

Writer and director Jem Cohen's part foreign, part art film “Museum Hours” emphasizes the emotions displayed when it comes to visitor-employee relations...

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Students shine at SDSU Film Festival

Students shine at SDSU Film Festival

September 19, 2013

The Television, Film and New Media program at San Diego State held a casual student film festival at the Don Powell Theatre on Sept. 12 and 13. The...

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‘Seven Psychopaths’ is all kinds of crazy

October 11, 2012

“Seven Psychopaths’” writer and director Martin McDonagh recently walked the red carpet at the San Diego Film Festival, promoting his latest...

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Heartfelt ‘Arts’ offers honest human interaction

September 26, 2012

Whatever your college major is at the moment, don’t disregard this film simply because of the title. In “Liberal Arts,” 35-year-old Jesse (who...

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San Diego Music Thing

September 19, 2012

The San Diego Music Thing could be considered a miniature version of Comic-Con, but for bands and artists. This two-day festival not only offers musicians...

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The evolution of the industry

April 25, 2012

A few issues ago, The Daily Aztec published a review of the musical showcase of local bands at the House of Blues. One of the bands that truly left a good...

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‘Project X’ spices clichés

March 16, 2012

It’s no secret that “Project X” has every bit of high school shenanigans known to mankind: waiting for the parents to leave town so a massive...

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McAdams’ performance a bright spot in ‘The Vow’

March 6, 2012

It’s official: The only thing sweeter than Rachel McAdams is a 5-pound sack of sugar. That being said, how did “The Vow” fall just short of a complete...

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Local Grooves rocks HOB

February 16, 2012

Last week’s Local Brews Local Grooves All-Access #7 concert extraordinaire was nothing short of dynamic. This event was brilliantly developed by...

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‘Pina’ dances on the cutting edge

February 12, 2012

There are many who wish they could take their sweethearts to the opera, ballet or an equally elegant performance this Valentine’s Day, but find it a...

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30 tons of winter dumped on Scripps Lawn

January 25, 2012

Who says it never snows in San Diego? From 9 p.m. last Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday, it did. Winter Wonderland returned for its fourth consecutive year...

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Couples and cameos define ‘New Year’s’

December 12, 2011

Not since the similarly themed film “200 Cigarettes” made its debut, has there been such an immensely star-studded production depicting the New...

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SDSU hosts 21st electronic Music Marathon

December 1, 2011

This weekend calls for a much-needed end-of-the-semester treat. San Diego State is invited to indulge in the sights and sounds of the the Electronic Music...

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Many things broken about ‘Breaking Dawn’

November 21, 2011

First and foremost, it must be acknowledged that Oscar-winning director Bill Condon, who directed and wrote the screenplays for praiseworthy films...

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Long distance tests love in ‘Like Crazy’

November 14, 2011

The struggle inherent in a long-distance relationship is at once deeply straining and powerfully rewarding. If a couple can handle the separation,...

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Seeking justice through a lens

November 2, 2011

The Television, Film and New Media department at San Diego State has received acknowledgement for its distinguished talent in the past. Most recently,...

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Craig Oliver discusses his showcase

November 2, 2011

San Diego State’s Television, Film and New Media department is once again credited with yet another triumphant scholar. Now an alumnus, Craig Oliver...

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North Park rocks October

October 27, 2011

North Park’s Rocktoberfest hosted a crowd of a few costumed people along with fans wading through complete drunken obliteration. With Halloween right...

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Art Review: “Feeling-of-knowing”

September 28, 2011

Would anyone know exactly how to feel once they enter the San Diego State University Art Gallery, located right here on campus, to see the latest exhibition...

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Lestat’s open mics burst with talent

September 15, 2011

Lestat’s is certainly no Starbucks, that’s for sure. The contrast is plain to see, in fact, as the two are located diagonally across the street...

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