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Accomplished playwright happy to be back at North Coast Rep in Solana Beach

Actress Rosina Reynolds and playwright Lionel Goldstein. Courtesy photo

Lionel Goldstein never wanted to be a playwright. In fact, he spent decades being just about everything but a playwright.

From electrician and hairdresser, to antique silver dealer and slot machine repairman, Goldstein held a series of jobs in multiple fields before entering the arts.

North Coast Rep to present ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ in Solana Beach

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Happiness is finding a pencil, sharing a secret…or reliving the wonders of our childhood with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang.

Carmel Valley students perform with San Diego Symphony at ‘Best and Brightest’ event

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Torrey Pines High School juniors Zachary Siegel and Omar Gaidarov performed on March 30 with the San Diego Symphony, as part of its “Best and Brightest, A Celebration of San Diego’s Young Musicians” concert.

Successful Del Mar violinist returns home for local concert

Although he currently lives in New York, world-renowned violinist David Chan grew up in Del Mar. The Juilliard-trained musician is set to return to North San Diego County for a concert April 19 at the Encinitas Library.

“Del Mar was always home,” said Chan, whose parents still live in the coastal community. “It’s always good to come back.”

Solana Beach painter shares love of art with kids at SDSU Children’s Center

Judy Moffson

Two at a time, kids at San Diego State University’s Children’s Center used oil paints to create a 38-by-46-inch painting. Solana Beach artist Judy Moffson set up her 9-foot tall easel at the center on March 21 as part of the annual “A is for Art” program.

“I did not lay one brushstroke on the canvas. I tried to give them some ideas by telling them to close their eyes and think about their favorite things,” said Moffson, who has lived in Solana Beach since 1976. “They lined up and were very excited to participate. It was just a really wonderful, fun experience for all of us.”

Soprano Maja Markovic sings Bach and Vivaldi Arias at Friends of Solana Beach Library event

Maja Markovic, lyric soprano

Soprano Maja Markovic will sing cantata and sacred music arias by Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi on Tuesday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. for the Solana Beach Library “Friend’s Night Out” event in Warren Hall at the library.

Past returns to pair in premiere of ‘Mandate Memories’ at North Coast Rep in Solana Beach

Rosina Reynolds and Apollo Dukakis star in Lionel Goldstein’s “Mandate Memories” as two strangers who have more in common that they realize. Photo/Aaron Rumley

History and human drama share the intentions of playwright Lionel Goldstein’s “Mandate Memories,” making its World Premiere at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach.

Bayou Brothers to perform at Carmel Valley Library

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The Bayou Brothers started in 1995 with a shared love of Cajun and Zydeco music.

Knorr Candle Shop to showcase Artisan Marketplace vendors at Spring Fling event near Del Mar

The interior of the Knorr Candle Shop. Courtesy photos

Tucked away off the main road at 14906 Via de la Valle stands the Knorr Candle Shop. The Del Mar-based business, founded in 1928 by Ferdinand Knorr, is a unique retail store that stocks a myriad of colors, textures and sizes of candles and honeycomb wax sheets. It is also home to the factory where Knorr’s famous dripless 100 percent beeswax candles are artfully created, an enduring craft that has been passed down through three generations.

Solana Beach singer releases debut album

Anna Danes. Courtesy photo

More than a month after originally planned for release, fans of Solana Beach’s Anna Danes can now purchase her debut album.

“It’s been a year in the making, from the time we started recording to today,” said Danes on March 25, the day her album was released. A Feb. 11 release of “Longing” was originally planned. “I’m thrilled that the day is here.”

“Longing” features a dozen songs, mostly jazz covers, including “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Killing Me Softly” and “Something.” The album also includes two original songs written by Producer Larry B. White and his wife, Margaret White.

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