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Teacher thrilled to be back in Carmel Valley as new Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre Coordinator

‘I have a lot of passion and energy for theater,’ says Jeannine Marquie, who will be the theater coordinator of Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision program.

Jeannine Marquie landed her dream teaching job when she began working at Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision in 2007. But when schools were hit by the recession and her position went from full time to part time, the actress-turned-teacher had to relocate to Orange County. Now starting her 18th year as a teacher, Marquie is back in Carmel Valley as the new theater coordinator of Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision.

Chocolate sweetens the plot for Carmel Valley writer’s new mysteries

Carmel Valley author Kathleen Krevat has written "Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates."

While everyone else is finishing up a night’s sleep, Kathleen Krevat of Carmel Valley is already typing away on her computer. Krevat, whose upcoming book, “Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates,” hits bookstores Sept. 2, says waking up early developed naturally and then became a habit.

Solana Beach’s North Coast Rep creates powerful lineup for 33rd season

A scene from ‘Fallen Angels,' playing at North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach.

Solana Beach’s North Coast Repertory Theatre has created a powerful lineup of entertainment for its 33rd season.

Del Mar author takes readers into struggles of parenthood

Tasha and Brian Donahue.  Courtesy photo

With a successful husband and a beautiful family, Tasha Donahue had what many would consider “the good life.”

‘Fallen Angels’ a devilish good time at North Coast Rep in Solana Beach

‘Fallen Angels’ showcases the wit of Noel Coward.

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Noel Coward’s “Fallen Angels,” previewing Wednesday, Sept. 3.

This is Coward at his inimitable best. “Fallen Angels” provides a continuously entertaining two hours of delight, combining two slightly bored British women, an amorous Frenchman, clueless husbands and one very cheeky maid.

When it premiered in 1925, audiences were shocked by its theme of female sexuality and longing. Veering from witty asides to uproarious slapstick, this fast-paced show will have you in stitches.

Balkan folk music on tap Aug. 27 at Carmel Valley Library

Dromia will perform Balkan folk music on Aug. 27 at the Carmel Valley library.

A special free family program of Balkan folk music, sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 in the library’s community room.

Sophie Tucker biopic gets Jewish Film Festival off to ‘red-hot’ start Aug. 14 in La Jolla

Singer Sophie Tucker (1887-1966), as she looked onstage in 1917. Courtesy photo

The premiere of “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker” will be the kickoff event for the San Diego Jewish Film Festival, which celebrates its silver anniversary Feb. 5-15, 2015. The film features Barbara Walters, Carol Channing, Michael Feinstein, Tony Bennett and many others, and of course, includes archival footage of the Red Hot Mama herself.

Solana Beach photographer opens first mixed media show at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club

Peggy Stokes: ‘I look at things differently now.’ Photo/Kristina Houck

Peggy Stokes’ new art show “Out Side The Box” showcases her mixed media pieces at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club.

‘Words by Ira Gershwin’ returns to North Coast Rep in Solana Beach

Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper as lyricist Ira Gershwin. Photo by Aaron Rumley

The musical play is back for a limited run beginning Aug. 14.

New artist joins Del Mar Art Center

Marcus Thorne is the newest addition to the Del Mar Art Center. An accomplished architectural designer and artist, he also teaches Wine and Canvas painting classes at local venues including Mia Francesca at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center.

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