Arts and Music

LAMPLIGHTERS THEATRE PRESENTS “LOUIS AND IRVING, THE MOVIE MOGULS” JAN. 23-25

 

January 21, 2015 (La Mesa)--Journey back to the world of 1930s cinema in the play "Louis and Irving, The Movie Moguls." Lamplighter Theatre in La Mesa’s performances continue this week on January 23rd and 25th..

The play portrays the early days of MGM, one of the most successful film studios of all time--all made possible by the two very different, yet passionate, movie moguls Louis B. Mayor and Irving  G.Thalberg.

PROTECTING AND ENTERTAINING

 

By Mimi Pollack

January 12, 2015 (San Diego’s East County)--Dave Rivas has a unique way of connecting with people as both a 911 dispatcher for the San Diego Fire Department and a multi-talented voice over artist, actor, and sound designer.

STEAL HEAVEN

 

Comedy play immortalizes spirit of a '60s radical

By Mimi Pollack

January 12, 2015 (San Diego)--Full Disclosure: I met radical Abbie Hoffman at a party in Mexico City when he was hiding out there as Barry Freed. He had had a nose job, but I knew who he was as I had been following his antics since 1968 and had read his books. We hit it off immediately and spent the whole evening on a sofa chatting away. He was hysterically funny, smart and very flirtatious. He still had his rebel, radical side, but it had also softened. I never saw him again, but that evening will stay with me forever.

CIRCLE OF ART SHOWCASES BEAUTY OF CA "SECRET DESERT" MARCH 14-15

 

January 9, 2015 (Borrego Springs) - Enjoy the original artwork of 60 selected fine artists and craftsmen while experiencing the unique beauty of "California's Secret Desert" at the 26th annual Circle of Art Show & Sale March 14 & 15, 2015 in Borrego Springs.  Circle of Art is outdoors on Christmas Circle right in the center of Borrego Springs, just 2 hours from San Diego and Palm Springs.

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY THEATER DELIVERS: TRADITIONS OF CHRISTMAS 2014

                                                                                                                                          

 

By Ariele Johannson

Photos Credit: Vittoria Allen

January 4, 2015 (San Diego)--Christian Community Theater of El Cajon delivered a charming and amazingly comprehensive Christmas experience to theatre enthusiasts performed this year at the Don Powell Theatre on the campus of San Diego State University from December 19th through 23rd, 2014, with the 21st Annual Traditions of Christmas, A Musical Spectacular. San Diego theater enthusiasts enjoyed an evening of holiday cheer in the form of musical theater, performed to a live band conducted by Ryan Beard. The entire show from beginning to end was an absolute delight for all ages.

PETER NOONE AND HERMAN'S HERMITS LIVE AT SYCUAN JAN. 17

 

December 30, 2014 (El Cajon) - Herman’s Hermits will be performing with original lead singer Peter Noone in two concerts on January 17 at Sycuan’s Live & Up Close Theatre in El Cajon. Showtimes for the legendary British band are at 6:30 and 8 p.m. For tickets and details, visit www.Sycuan.com.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CONCERT IN LEMON GROVE JAN. 17

 

December 30, 2014 (Lemon Grove) - A Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Concert will be held on Saturday, January 17th at 5 p.m. on Lemon Grove’s Main Street Promenade (3443 Main St. in Lemon Grove).

JAMES EARP, FINGER-STYLE GUITARIST, IN CONCERT JAN. 4 AT MISSION TRAILS



 

December 5, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - Jim Earp, local fingerstyle guitarist with a national reputation, returns to Mission Trails Regional Park Visitors Center Auditorium on Sunday, January 4 Sunday from 3 - 4 p.m.for a free concert.

SAN DIEGO POTTERY TOUR SHOWCASES CLAY CREATIONS

 

By Miriam Raftery

December 19, 2014 (San Diego) – A delightful array of pottery by local artisans was on display during the San Diego Pottery Tour. This year’s event showcased works by more than 30 local potters at nine studios, including several in East County.

CONCERT JANUARY 25 CELEBRATES RESTORED PIPE ORGAN IN LA MESA

 

East County News Service

December 20, 2014 (La Mesa) – A 90-year-old pipe organ has been restored at La Mesa’s Central Congregational Church, which will host a concert at 3 p.m.on January 25th to celebrate completion of the restoration.  The church is located at 8360 Lemon Avenue.

SANTEE COMMUNITY CHORUS IN CONCERT JAN. 18 AT MISSION TRAILS

 

December 20, 2014 (Santee) -- The Santee Community Chorus returns to the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitors Center Auditorium on Sunday, Jan 18, 2015 at 3 p.m.  The chorus is a volunteer, non-religious chorus that is open to all.

FBI ISSUES STATEMENT CONFIRMING NORTH KOREA LAUNCHED CYBER ATTACKS ON SONY

 

 

 

East County News Service

December 19, 2014 (San Diego)--Sony Pictures Entertainment has cancelled its Christmas day debut of the comedy film "The Interview" at theaters nationwide following cyberattacks that released personal data of Sony employees, followed by threats from the hackers of 9-11 style attacks on theaters.   The film depicted journalists recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korea's President Kim Jung-Un.

Today, the FBI issued a statement on its investigation which has confirmed that North Korea is behind the threats. Below is the full text of the FBI release, provided by Special Agent Darrell Foxworth:

FELIX CAVALIERE'S RASCALS ON STAGE JAN. 24 AT POWAY CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS

 

January 6, 2015 (Poway) - Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals are coming to the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation on Saturday, January 24th at 8 p.m. Felix Cavaliere is best known as the keyboardist and lead singer of the 1960’s Young Rascals, kings of blue-eyed soul! With hits “Groovin’” “Good Lovin’” “A Beautiful Mornin’” and more.

THREATS ON MOVIE THEATERS PROMPTS CANCELLATION OF "THE INTERVIEW" FILM DEBUT SET FOR CHRISTMAS DAY

 

Update:  Sony has cancelled release it The Interview on Christmas Day, after Homeland Security confirmed it had linked the hacks/threats to North Korea.

By Miriam Raftery

December 17, 2014 (San Diego)--Hackers have threatened 9/11-style attacks on movie theaters debuting “The Interview,” which is set for release on Christmas Day.  The threats follow hacks against Sony Pictures Entertainment over its film, a comedy depicting journalists recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean President Kim Jong-un.

RNB LOUNGE SPREADS HOLIDAY CHEER TO CHILDREN

 

December 16, 2014 (El Cajon) - DJ Jam (Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg) and DJ Artistic (San Diego Music Association’s 2014 Best Club D) are hosting the 2014 RnB Lounge Toy Drive at the El Cajon Grand (351 West Main Street in El Cajon) on Wednesday nights.

BACK COUNTRY LAND TRUST HOSTS ART AUCTION HOLIDAY PARTY DEC. 12

 

December 10, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - Celebrate the holiday season with an artist reception, gallery viewing, and silent auction! featuring handcrafted works by local artists—all to benefit Back Country Land Trust and our local arts community. The event will be held on Friday, Dec. 12 from 7-10 p.m. at the Alpine Community Church, fuller Hall (2225 West Victoria Drive, Alpine).  A suggested $10 donation includes homemade appetizers & desserts, and hosted beer, wine, and holiday speciality drinks.  All artwork & handcrafts will be available for silent auction bidding.

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH MARISSA GRACE, 12-YEAR-OLD SINGING SENSATION

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

 

 

Hear our interview with Marissa Grace (originally aired on KNSJ 89.1 FM)  here:  http://kiwi6.com/file/nh218m9i2v

December 7, 2014 (La Mesa) – East County Magazine sat down recently with Marissa Grace McRoberts, a 12-year-old singing sensation from East County who made her debut on the KYXY Jeff and Jer show. You can also hear an excerpt of her song, "In My Dreams."

She has performed at Oktoberfest in La Mesa, at Grossmont Center concerts, at La Mesa's Craft Brew & Wine Festival earlier this month, and will sing solo later this month at Petco Park. 

TRADITIONS OF CHRISTMAS RETURNS THIS DECEMBER

 

CCT’s Holiday Spectacular Comes to SDSU’s Don Powell Theater

By Vittoria Allen

December 7, 2014 (San Diego)—Christian Community Theatre (CCT)’s annual production, Traditions of Christmas, will be returning to the stage after a one year hiatus. This year, the program will be held at the Don Powell Theater at SDSU, where the Christmas spectacular will run from December 19 - 23.

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH SINGER/SONGWRITER DANNIE MARIE: NOW POSTED ONLINE!

 

 

 

Our interview is now online! Listen to the full interview, with excerpts of 3 of Dannie Marie's songs, here: http://kiwi6.com/file/iwhr8hj33r

East County News Service

December 8, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) – Hear our interview with Dannie Marie, a talented local singer, songwriter and actress who is taking Nashville, Memphis and Los Angeles by storm.  Those of you in East County may know her as Danielle Marie Pupa, a graduate of Steele Canyon High School. 

Watch the sneak preview excerpt here http://youtu.be/nIEdflaq_MI and full interview at the link above, which originally aired on KNSJ 89.1 FM. .The program also features excerpts from three songs that will be featured on Dannie Marie's soon-to-be-released CD, along with our interview with this rising local star.

Dannie Marie’s hit music video, “Flavor of the Week” has been winning awards and recognition at music festivals; it was also featured in the movie “Music High.” She’s been in movies and commercials, and on TV.  She’s also been performing at major venues across our region, including a performance coming up in February at House of Blues in San Diego. Her songs serve up country music with a pop flair—and her musical style has been likened to Taylor Swift.

LES MIS IN CONCERT AT SDSU: AN EPIC MUSICAL PRODUCTION

 

By Leon Thompson

Photos by Ken Jacques

December 6, 2014 – Those of us who love musicals know the importance of the storyline. But it’s the music that expresses the power, the grief, and the love that make Les Miserables the world’s longest running musical.  

SDSU’s School of Theatre, Television and Film has teamed up with the School of Music and Dance to present “Les Miserable, the Concert” – a lavish production focused on music, not stagecraft, with nearly 200 musical performers on stage throughout the evening.  This production is like skipping to the good parts without missing the plot.  A final performance will be held Sunday, December 7th at 2 p.m.  (For tickets visit http://ttf.sdsu.edu/.)

MISSION TRAILS HOSTS GROSSMONT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS' ART EXHIBIT DEC. 6--JAN. 2

 

December 5, 2014 (San Diego)--The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation (MTRP) will present an exhibition featuring art students from the Grossmont Union High School District. This exhibit will be on display in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery December 6, 2014 – January 2, 2015. The public is cordially invited to a reception in honor of the artists on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 - 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT DEC. 5

 

December 3, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) - Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale will offer a unique performance on Friday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. centered around E.T.A. Hoffman’s holiday favorite—The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Well-known actress Bobbie Helland joins the ensemble reciting from the story “in the first person.”

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH MAESTRO ANTHONY MOSTARDO, SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA

 

December 2, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) – Spring Valley resident Anthony Mostardo, founder and maestro of the San Diego Festival Chorus and Orchestra, sat down with the East County Magazine Show to talk about this talented group’s upcoming Joyful Music Celebration concert on December 7th at the College Avenue Baptist Church.

Hear our interview here, which originally aired on KNSJ 89.1 FM radio), and also enjoy an  excerpt from Vivaldi’s Gloria: http://kiwi6.com/file/4j5e9oo231  (note: sound file may take a few moments to load)

See concert details here: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/joyful-holiday-music-celebration-san-diego-festival-chorus-orchestra-dec-7

Scroll down for more about Maestro Mostardo and the San Diego Festival Chorus and Orchestra.

BROADWAY STAR TO PERFORM IN LES MISERABLES AT SDSU DEC. 4-7

 

December 1, 2014 (San Diego) – San Diego State University is producing an epic-scale concert version of Les Miserables, the classic tale of love and redemption set amid revolutionary times in 19th century France.  The show stars Broadway veteran Ivan Rutherford as hero Jean Valjean, along with a cast of musical theater graduate students, members of the SDSU Symphony Orchestra, the SDSU Chamber and Concert Choirs, as well as “rock-concert quality lighting and projections,” according to the SDSU news center.

"WINGS & SNOW" HOLIDAY ART SHOW AT SOPHIE'S GALLERY

 

November 28, 2014 (El Cajon)--Holiday cheer is in full effect this December with the opening of Flyway, the art exhibit of this year’s “Wings & Snow” show!  St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, an El Cajon-based center serving over 400 adults with developmental disabilities through innovative programs, is hosting its 14th holiday art show featuring bird-themed art.  Flyway, at Sophie’s Gallery in El Cajon, will offer artwork created by St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center’s students. The artists have crafted mosaic birdhouses, bird plaques, clay angels, fused glass ornaments, soap dishes, and felted bird art. The art will be displayed at Sophie’s Gallery El Cajon (109 Rea Ave.) from December 1st–31st.

WINTER MEANS ITS TIME TO JAM: WINTER WONDER JAM DEC. 12 AT CUYAMACA COLLEGE

 

November 26, 2014 (El Cajon)--Winter Wonder Jam -- Cuyamaca College’s homegrown music fest put on by students in the Music Industry Studies program and featuring four local bands and musicians playing pop, rock and folk music – is set for 7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in the performing arts theater.

LAKESIDE CHURCH ANNOUNCES CONCERT SERIES

 

November 24, 2014 (Lakeside) – The Lakeside Community Presbyterian Church will host a series of free concerts open to the community.  The church is located at 9908 Channel Road in Lakeside; doors open 30 minutes before the concerts begin. Below is a schedule of concert events:

WOODSTOCK THE CONCERT ROCKS POWAY

 

 

By Leon Thompson

(Photo: Jeff Berkeley, left, performs with former Padres player Tim Flannery, right)

November 23, 2014  (Poway)--A sold-out crowd of tie-dye wearing, long-haired hippies with flowers in their hair descended on the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Saturday night to revisit Woodstock, the celebrated concert that changed the music world.  The music and an enthusiastic crowd rekindled the spirit of the original Woodstock, which I attended back in 1969.

Local musicians including Jeff Berkeley,  Eve Selis and former Padres’ Tim Flannery joined The Back to the Garden Band to re-create the iconic three-day outdoor concert that rocked the world in '69 with such greats as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Who, Sly Stone, Joe Cocker, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane, Credence Clearwater Revival, Santana and Richie Havens, to name a few.

A JOYFUL HOLIDAY MUSIC CELEBRATION: SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL CHORUS & ORCHESTRA DEC. 7

 

November 19, 2014 (San Diego) - The San Diego Festival Chorus and Orchestra will present a Joyful Holiday Music Celebration on December 7th at 3 p.m. in the College Avenue Baptist Church, 4747 College Avenue, San Diego. The performance will include Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Robert Shaw’s “The Many Moods of Christmas.”

A MODERN TAKE ON A CLASSIC - "SCAPIN" AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE NOV. 15-22

 

November 15, 2014 (El Cajon )--When two young men of substantial wealth fall in love with two beautiful but penniless ladies, they employ the assistance of the clever, crafty, and possibly clairvoyant servant, Scapin. Complications abound in Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell’s modern adaptation of Moliere’s classic French farce, Les Fourberies de Scapin.

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