“You missed a comma in the ‘1,000,’” 10-year-old Zachary Morris of Kenosha scolds his teachers while scanning a Braille text. Proofreading — check. Then the blind fourth-grader spells a word aloud as he zips his fi ngers across the bumpy page. “M-E-A-N-D-E-R. Is that meander? Is it like ambling?” Spelling, reading comprehension — check, check. Morris will put those three skill requirements to the test June 25-26 at the National Braille Challenge in Los Angeles.
When it comes to romantic comedies, you’d be hard-pressed to find one dramatically different from another, but “Paper Heart” comes close to setting itself apart. This low-budget film takes a unique perspective to tell a charming love story about a girl who’s not quite sure about the meaning of true love.
In a two-part package: read how a California comedian made a movie and find out if it’s a flick you want to catch.
For most of the 85,000 people who drive it each day, the San Diego-Coronado Bridge is a way to cross the bay. But for others, including the original architect and a daily commuter, the bridge is a treasured part of their lives. Here are a few of their stories.
When 27-year-old Orion Weiss signed on to play variations of Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March,” a piece rarely performed at concerts, he didn’t yet realize how unique the selection would be. After proposing to fellow pianist Anna Polonsky about two weeks ago, Weiss’ upcoming performance proved to be an ironic but perfect fit.
As the Sports Arena crowd shrieked at every glimpse of Adam Lambert on pre-show music videos and in merch commercials, it was clear the “American Idols Live” tour stop in San Diego on Saturday would be all about the glam rocker who attended Mt. Carmel High.
Lamb’s artistic director and the show’s director, Robert Smyth, says this production will be anything but dated, pointing out its “fresher, contemporary spin and local references.”