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...

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