Arts & Entertainment

  • Unique gifts abound at Handcrafted

    Unique gifts abound at Handcrafted

    As if moving to a new country wasn't a big enough undertaking, Tomoko Sakurai took over ownership of a unique Solana Beach business just a month after. The Japan native, who moved to Solana Beach last June, purchased the Handcrafted store in the South Cedros Avenue Design District in July from...

  • Encinitas thriller writer Reich launches new hero, new series

    Encinitas thriller writer Reich launches new hero, new series

    Encinitas thriller writer Christopher Reich’s new novel, “The Take,” features a mobster-turned-fixer who finds himself chasing after a stolen letter so sensitive it could upend the world’s balance of power. Reich (“Numbered Account,” “Rules of Deception”) will be at the Gordon Biersch Brewery in...

  • Mom and son lighting up the fashion world

    Mom and son lighting up the fashion world

    What do you get when you combine a mom with a passion for fashion design with a son who’s a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at UC San Diego? In the case of family entrepreneurs Rachel Merrill and Devon Merrill of San Diego, you get Lighted Clothing, a new company that is pushing boundaries...

  • For 30 years, MusicWorx has spread the healing power of song

    For 30 years, MusicWorx has spread the healing power of song

    A half-dozen people sit semi-circle at the Sorrento Valley office of MusicWorx, counting out their breath, blowing through harmonicas at their weekly session of the agency’s blues harmonica group. Lindsay Zehren, a board-certified music therapist, counts out their cadence, soothing and nearly hypnotic,...

  • Musicians invited to 'Come Together' for community concert

    Musicians invited to 'Come Together' for community concert

    Musicians from all over Southern California are invited to perform in a concert in Encinitas next month. The first-ever "Come Together" community concert— presented by Camarada for free on Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center — will host amateurs and students who play...

  • Local author Kathy Aarons announces release of new book, launch party is Oct. 8

    Local author Kathy Aarons announces release of new book, launch party is Oct. 8

    Local author Kathy Krevat recently announced the release of “Behind Chocolate Bars,” third in the bestselling Chocolate Covered Mystery series by Berkley Prime Crime, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Published under her pen name of Kathy Aarons, it will be available anywhere books are sold on...

  • Popular after-school Writing Club returns

    Popular after-school Writing Club returns

    Last year, Canyon Crest Academy's Creative Writing Club President, Julia Camilleri, who also organizes the annual CCA Writers' Conference, saw a need for writing workshops at the middle school level. “I had many parents of middle schoolers try to register their students for the annual writers conference...

  • ‘USS Indianapolis: The Legacy’ to make West Coast debut

    ‘USS Indianapolis: The Legacy’ to make West Coast debut

    After 15 years in the works, “USS Indianapolis: The Legacy” is finally making its West Coast debut during the second annual GI Film Festival San Diego. The film was directed and produced by San Diego’s Sara Vladic and Melanie Capacia Johnson. “This story should be shared with the world,” Johnson...

  • The Struts return to San Diego for KAABOO

    The Struts return to San Diego for KAABOO

    The Struts might hail from the United Kingdom, but San Diego has somewhat become a second home to the band. In the past two years, vocalist Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott and drummer Gethin Davies have taken the stage in San Diego more than once. The band is set to return...

  • Cinépolis temporarily closes to add 3 new theaters, upgrades

    Cinépolis temporarily closes to add 3 new theaters, upgrades

    Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas at Del Mar Highlands Town Center will be closed from Tuesday, Sept. 6 through mid-October as Cinépolis will undergo an expansion and remodel. The renovations will include three new auditoriums that feature nearly 200 additional seats, an expanded kitchen and concession...

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