Entertainment/Arts

21st San Diego Jewish Book Fair runs from Nov. 7 to Nov. 16

San Diego’s internationally recognized San Diego Jewish Book Fair celebrates its 21st year with many leading authors in their fields including: Steve Katz, David Gregory, Fern Mallis, Arlene Alda, Barney Frank, Jennifer Teege And Mitch Albom. Book Fair events will run from November 7 through November 16, and are presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs…


Rocking the House: Etheridge part of arts center’s plans to attract broader audience

‘The goal is to be the Balboa Park of North County.’  — Jerry Van Leeuween, Executive Director, California Center for the Arts   Melissa Etheridge comes to town on Nov. 6, playing the only North County venue large enough for such a major act, the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. The center has had a troubled financial past. However, nobody can deny it…


Danny ‘Black Angus’ Hulbert memorialized (Video)

“All to often, we tend to always feature prominent and well-known artists, over not-so-well-known artists, when they pass away. So, many of these unknown talents go, long before the world is able to catch-up, and recognize them for their true artistry and the contributions they left behind. Danny “BLACK ANGUS” Hulbert is one of those incredible souls, who became a well-known blues guitarist in the…


Thinking pink, Grand Avenue ‘street fair(e)’ and Day of the Dead

 The Grand Tea Room Thinks Pink Care for a little sympathy with some tea? Grand Tea Room is hosting “Think Pink” to raise money for breast cancer research. It’s part of this weekend’s Susan G. Komen 3-Day Breast Cancer Awareness walk, and at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Afternoon Grand Tea is $35, all included. It features tea sandwiches, “savories,” fresh fruit, desserts, scones and,…


James and the Giant Peach at Patio Playhouse

 James and the Giant Peach Patio Playhouse director Larry Steckling and producer Sharon Gann this summer put out the call for youth actors to audition for roles in James and the Giant Peach. The kids came out alright to St. Paul Lutheran Church for tryouts and now are trying their hand at the finished production that was adapted for the stage by David Wood from…


Vinnie, Michelle Griffin and Vinz greet October with a fest

A lot of restaurants and businesses have come and gone along Grand Avenue, Escondido’s iconic main street. Vinnie and Michelle Griffin have seen them all while starting and growing a vibrant dining and arts hub at the corner of Grand and Kalmia Street. It all started and continues in earnest for the husband and wife team with Vinz Craft Bar & Restaurant, otherwise known as…


People who BATHE together…SAVE Together

In light of the drought, Escondido native Ukulele Ray encourages people to conserve water by bathing and showering together in this comedy satire from the 60’s classic TV show, “Petticoat Junction.” The TV show was actually based on a farming community in the Central Valley of California, where they’ve been hit the hardest. Yes, there really is a “PIXLEY!” — Ukulele Ray There are public…


Dat Punk Timbo interview plan (comics)

(Editor’s note: Mild-mannered student and Escondido t-shirt designer by day, Ricky Fang flies through the cartooned sky at night. He draws girls, cartoon characters and comics. Other than art, he enjoys playing video games, listening to music, taking walks around the block and hanging around with friends. For more of the inimitable Mr. Fang’s DPT and such, check out his work at http://hooksnfangs.com/.) It’s about…


First mention of 2016 as in Welk Theater announces the 2016 season

Hello 2016. Welk Theater producers this week announced the 2016 line-up. “Meet Me In St Louis” will run through January 31, 2016. Look for the classic “Fiddler in the Roof” in February. Vista’s Kathy Brombacher directs. It’s time for “Jesus Christ Superstar,” directed and choreographed by Ray Limon in May, followed by “Sweet Charity” in September, also directed etc. by Limon. The holiday show brings back…


Art is not a thing

Art is not a thing; it is a way. Elbert Hubbard Desperate to restore a greater sense of beauty in my life, I was to discover a pulsating heap of it in an unexpected place—at the Oceanside Museum of Art. And while I can find beauty in the smallest crevice sprouting a delicate tendril flower, there comes a moment when searching for another’s vision is required….