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Upcoming 2014 San Diego Film Festival to feature a variety of screenings, events

Honoree Alan Arkin

The San Diego Film Festival is gearing up for five days of exciting U.S. premieres — and some are world premieres of groundbreaking independent films by emerging filmmakers, local and international.

More than 1,500 films were submitted and only 100 titles were selected to screen Sept. 24-28 at Gaslamp’s Reading Theater and La Jolla’s Arclight Cinemas. Q&A panels will follow the films, which can include actors, directors, writers and producers. This interactive experience is what makes the festival special for film lovers.

Accomplished Carmel Valley theatre actor thrives on challenge of award-winning musical ‘Next to Normal’

Robert J. Townsend (far right) with other “Next to Normal” cast members director Nick DeGruccio. Photo by Samantha Tatro

Carmel Valley actor Robert J. Townsend stumbled upon musical theatre by complete accident.

Accomplished impressionist painter to hold exhibit in Solana Beach

Solana Beach artist John Modesitt

In September, John Modesitt is holding a weeklong exhibit, his first since the three-day show he held in February.

Carmel Valley student publishes novel ‘Don’t Mistake the Ashes for Dust’

Lily Nilipour with her book, “Don’t Mistake the Ashes for Dust.” Courtesy photo

Many people spend months, even years, to write a novel. Carmel Valley teenager Lily Nilipour was able to craft a 50,000-word novel in one month last year.

Her novel, “Don’t Mistake the Ashes for Dust,” offers insights into life as an adolescent and is available online at Amazon.com.

In the past Lily, a 15-year-old sophomore at Torrey Pines High School, wrote a lot of fantasy but this book was her first departure into a new genre. She outgrew the dragons and has gone more into reality.

Lily has been writing for as long as she can remember.

No longer ‘Invisible’: Actor depicts stories of 10 homeless people Sept. 13-14 at Rancho Bernardo theater

Jerry Hager describing a character from his show, as he holds up the mask for that character.

Jerry Hager will perform Sept. 13 and 14 at the Vine Theater in Rancho Bernardo in “Invisible,” a one-man show depicting the lives of 10 different homeless people.

‘Angels’ a sexy, witty opener for NC Rep in Solana Beach

'Fallen Angels' runs Sept. 3-28 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach.

Prepare for an entertaining trip back to 1925 when North Coast Repertory Theatre opens its 33rd season Sept. 3 with Noël Coward’s “Fallen Angels.”

Author, illustrator to launch new children’s book at Solana Beach Library

Meet author Tonton Jim and illustrator E. Felix Lyon as they launch “Harold and the Hot Rod” (Hound’s Glenn Series Book Two) at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Solana Beach Library. There will be readings from the book, illustration demonstrations, Q & A with the author, illustrator and publisher, and refreshments and door prizes.

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.

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