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Flick on Sophie Tucker set to open festival in La Jolla

Sophie Tucker (1887-1966), as she looked on stage in 1917.

Sophie Tucker. The name isn’t exactly a household word now, but I remember seeing her on television when I was growing up. She was a hefty, white-haired woman in her 70s by then, and her bawdy style was sanitized for TV, but she was still a star, called “The Last of the Red-Hot Mamas.”

SoCal Ballet performs Saturday in Poway

Shannon Teeter, Alyssa Baker, Amy McMaster and Joelle Kosic perform the classic ballet piece “Pas de Quatre” in “Dancing through the Ages” at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.

Enjoy a lesson on the history of dance from the Southern California Ballet in “Dancing through the Ages,” 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.

Comedian says science can be really funny

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Making the change from scientist to comedian isn’t an easy one, but Tim Lee has managed to combine the two into one.

Avant at Rancho Bernardo Inn focuses on socialization, vegetables

Executive Chef Nicolas Bour

With the opening of Avant, a new era in dining has begun at the 50-year-old Rancho Bernardo Inn. The new restaurant that opened on June 24 is designed to have a much more laid back atmosphere than its predecessor, El Bizcocho, but it still provides an upscale dining option to locals and visitors and is more family-friendly.

Swan songs this weekend for talented ballet dancers

Shaina Oppenheimer

Two Rancho Bernardo teens will be dancing for the last time before college in the Southern California Ballet’s production of “Something Old, Something New,” 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6 and 1 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.

Tournament of the Phoenix returns to Poway Oct. 26-28

Dominick Sewell

Travel back in time to experience jousting, horseback riding and history come alive with the 2012 Tournament of the Phoenix, being held Friday, Oct. 26 – Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Poway Rodeo grounds.

Poway High student performs at Kennedy Center

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When Emily Kerrigan, an incoming senior at Poway High School, began taking voice lessons, she never expected to be singing opera on stage at the Kennedy Center in our nation’s capitol.

Local girls to appear in ‘Les Miz’ at Welk Theatre

Erica Ramirez

Two local girls, Erica Ramirez of Poway and Nicole Phan of 4S Ranch, will be singing their hearts out on-stage with the California Youth Conservatory’s production of “Les Misérables – School Edition,” opening Friday, July 13 and running through Sunday, July 29 at the Welk Resort Theatre.

‘Lost City Radio’ author in Poway on July 19

Author Daniel Alarcón

Literature buffs will have the chance to meet author Daniel Alarcón and discuss his debut novel, “Lost City Radio,” 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at the Poway Library.

View locals’ award-winning entries at fair

Some local artists made a big splash at the 2012 San Diego County Fair Art Exhibit. These pieces will be on display at the fairgrounds through Wednesday, July 4.

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