Country singer Patsy Cline’s untimely death at age 30 in a 1963 plane crash was a tragedy. But a new local production of the tribute musical “Always … Patsy Cline” is anything but.
Alejandra Cisneros, who lives in the town of Ubud, shares her insights on reimagining traditional homes and the thinking behind her craftsmanship in a new book, "Seen | Unseen," which was released in August.
Local author Huda Al-Marashi has written a memoir of growing up in a conservative Muslim Iraqi-American family and how that influenced her marriage expectations.
The Lux Art Institute's latest artist-in-residence show plays with the mind through the use of textures.
Rancho Santa Fe photographer Betty Byrd has an exhibit on display at the Carmel Valley Library.
Jack Ready says he was born an artist. In fact, he agrees with Picasso that every child is born an artist. Urged to develop his artistic nature by his mother from a young age, now Ready has his first solo exhibit at Culture Brewing Company in Solana Beach.
Joe Yogerst has visited or lived in about 130 countries over the past 30-plus years in his capacity as a travel writer, editor, photographer and author. But when it came to the setting of his first novel, he chose San Diego, where he was born and raised and still lives.
In her latest novel, Tayari Jones took on a subject that is both deeply personal and the subject of much debate due to its impact on society - how the incarceration of a young black man affects his family and friends.
“From Boardroom to Baby” offers advice on transitioning from a career to being a stay-at-home mom
A longtime gallery that has had six locations over the last decade, including three in San Diego, is now shifting all of its focus on Solana Beach.
The literacy-focused nonprofit raised over $200,000 during the event.
Lily Tomlin opened her recent one-woman show at the Balboa Theatre by saying, “Growing up in Detroit, I always wished I’d be a big star so I could go on tour to San Diego,” and immediately endeared herself to the sold-out audience.
THEATER REVIEW: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be interested to see how well his characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are still doing so long after he first gave them life in his 1887 novel "A Study in Scarlet." Having had enough of the dynamic duo he featured in four novels and more than 50...
Mickey Brent will be promoting her books in appearances, signings at local venues in the ensuing weeks.
Earl Warren Middle School students are participating in the national PTA Reflections Art Program. This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me”; all student dancers, musicians, photographers, artists and writers are encouraged to apply. A celebratory showcase and reception will be held on the new campus...
The show is Sunday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The San Diego Marriott Del Mar is located at 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, 92130.
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Redwood Media group announced the return of Art San Diego, the county's premiere contemporary fine art show, for its 10-year anniversary Oct. 18-21, 2018 at the Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Art San Diego, with presenting sponsor UBS Financial...
The Modern Architecture+ Design Society returns to San Diego for the 2018 Modern Home Touron Saturday, Oct. 13.
Art, science and skateboarding were the magic combination of interests that propelled Lia Halloran into her life as an artist.
Dawn Kureshy, a 20-year Del Mar resident and 10-year painter, recently discussed her excitement to be involved in ArtWalk Carlsbad and her story with her art.
Kilroy Realty worked with DPA Fine Art Consulting and The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture to coordinate a public art piece for One Paseo.
Solana Beach’s renowned Cedros Design District has just installed 16 new, full-wrap photographic artwork by Lee Sie on all SDG&E transformers along Cedros Avenue.
Every newly married couple discovers that not long after the ceremony ends, the honeymoon will be over, and we’re not talking about that romantic six-night stay at the Plaza Hotel.
On Monday night, July 30, distinguished Judge H. Lee Sarokin hosted a reading for his latest hot-button-issue play at North Coast Repertory Theatre.
Tasha Donahue’s “Toward the Sun” revolves around life of Cold-War bride
As a kid who spent a lot of time with his siblings exploring the nature that surrounded them, Paul Dayton learned to love natural history. When he found out that he could grow up and study nature for a living, his career path was set.
One of the funniest things you'll ever see on stage is coming to North Coast Repertory Theater (NCRT) in Solana Beach, starting July 11. With a book by "No No Nanette" writer Bert Shevelove and super-funnyman Larry Gelbart (creator of "M*A*S*H") and music and lyrics by Steven Sondheim, how could...
North County coastal communities have a reputation for artistic creations such as the “Cardiff Kook” sculpture and the “Surfing Madonna” mosaic in Encinitas that illustrate the region’s surfing culture in whimsical ways, whether intentional or not.
Canyon Crest Academy Envision Cinema Conservatory students Melanie An and Reed Martin along with Coordinator Mark Raines represented the school at the 52nd annual California Student Media Festival awards ceremony held June 2 at the Harmony Gold Preview House in Los Angeles.
In her nearly 16 years as La Jolla Playhouse general manager, Debby Buchholz has been part of some significant history — from the launch of the smash-hit musical “Jersey Boys” in 2004 to the current Broadway success of the Playhouse-bred “Come From Away.”
John Allcock sat down on Father’s Day of 2009 to type out the email he had long wanted to send his three daughters: he had finally found clarity for the book that he had promised them he would someday write.
“Underwater Vibes” was finally published last fall, years after Mickey Brent started working on the story.
This unique program includes an interactive art exhibit that allows the public to observe, participate in, and reflect upon these events of war.
Julianne Ricksecker, artist and printmaker and University City resident of 42 years, received the René Carcan International Public Prize for Printmaking at a reception on Feb. 15 in Brussels, Belgium.
It was a sold out auditorium for the 7th annual Canyon Crest Academy Envision Cinema MiniCine Fest. Twenty films were showcased as part of the annual production.
Canyon Crest Academy’s annual conference attracts high schoolers from throughout region
Books by Oceanside resident Marta Arroyo, Solana Beach resident Paul Dayton and Del Mar resident Juliana Maxey-Allison, whose books were published by Dayton Publishing LLC, are among those featured in the San Diego Public Library’s 52nd Annual San Diego Local Author Showcase. The books will be...
Canyon Crest Academy's Envision theatre program will explore right and wrong, and good versus evil, in its two productions in the upcoming season. "Antigone," presented as a drama, and "Jekyll and Hyde," performed as a musical, each aim to make actors and audiences question who and what they should...
Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club recently announced that registration is open for the 7th Annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24.
Seemingly all of a sudden, the friends of Jayne Haines’ two children were getting engaged or married, prompting the questions to come pouring in: How in the world have she and her husband managed to sustain their marriage these past 30 years? But then, it was her son who had gotten engaged, and...
The Del Mar Art Center Gallery ushers in 2018 with “ART Comes Alive!" The opening art reception featuring music, refreshments, wine and art is Saturday Feb. 3 from 5-8 p.m. – free admission and two-hour validation is provided for the underground parking
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 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...
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...
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 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...
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...
The Little Prince runs from Nov. 30 – Dec. 3. Performances Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre
The new Pacific Arts Dance Center, a merging of Royal Academy of Performing Arts and Del Mar Ballet, has opened in Carmel Valley’s Merge center.
Joyapalooza: Rhythm and Roots Enjoy an evening under the stars with local nonprofit Resounding Joy at Joyapalooza: Rhythm and Roots, an event to benefit its important work to bring music therapy to the community. Celebrate the incredible power of music by rolling up your sleeves for interactive...