Arts & Entertainment

  • 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...

  • Del Mar Art Center Gallery artist named finalist for international prize for printmaking

    Del Mar Art Center Gallery artist named finalist for international prize for printmaking

    Julianne Ricksecker, artist and printmaker and University City resident of 42 years, is one of four American finalists in the René Carcan International Prize for Printmaking. The prize will be awarded February 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. Four prints from each of the 30 finalists will be exhibited...

  • Acclaimed soul-pop group Lake Street Dive headed to the Belly Up

    Acclaimed soul-pop group Lake Street Dive headed to the Belly Up

    Thirteen years ago next month, the throwback soul group Lake Street Dive formed in their hometown of Boston, Mass. For the past decade, the band has been on a steady rise that has taken their act nationwide and has earned them a cult fan base, numerous accolades and a laundry list of viral singles....

  • Adult Coloring Group at the Del Mar Library

    Adult Coloring Group at the Del Mar Library

    Coloring has come a long way since we were little ones. Now, there are detailed coloring books of all styles along with multiple types of markers, colored pencils and pens. Adult Coloring is a great way to spend time visiting with others, getting creative, it’s therapeutic and relaxing. Writes...

  • Broadway’s Susan Egan joins CCA students on stage for Feb. 25 gala

    Broadway’s Susan Egan joins CCA students on stage for Feb. 25 gala

    The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation invites the community to be its guests for its annual gala, “Rendezvous in Paris,” on Saturday, Feb. 25. Attendees can expect to be dazzled by performances from Tony-award nominated performer Susan Egan, Broadway’s original Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” and...

  • New Del Mar photo exhibit offers global perspective

    New Del Mar photo exhibit offers global perspective

    Armchair travelers will have a field day with a new photography exhibit on display at Del Mar’s Herbert B. Turner Gallery at Southfair. The exhibit features 64 photographs by San Diego photographer Michael Orenich, focusing on images from Mongolia, Cuba and Morocco. Also included are shots from...

  • CCA teen excels as dancer and choreographer

    CCA teen excels as dancer and choreographer

    Carmel Valley resident Jacob Soble, 16, has been dancing since he was 6 years old and now the award-winning dancer can add the title of choreographer to his growing resume. The Canyon Crest Academy junior is enrolled in the dance program at Mira Costa College where he is pursuing his dance instructor’s...

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