Arts and Music

ALL THAT JAZZ: CHRIS KLICH


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ALPINE BUSINESSMAN’S CHAIN SAW CARVES OUT NEW CAREER

 

Photos by Miriam Raftery and Marilyn Lukinich

 

August 8, 2009 (Alpine)--A little boredom turned into a roaring artistic success for ex-logger James Lukinich of Alpine.


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EX-PADRE GENE LOCKLEAR STARS IN ARTIST RECEPTION AT SILVER CREEK FINE ART GALLERY

August 6, 2009 (El Cajon) – Gene Locklear, former outfielder for the San Diego Padres and the New York Yankees, will be honored at an artist reception Friday, August 7 at 5:30 p.m.

 


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LIGHTS, CAMERAS, ACTION! FILM FESTIVAL AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE AUG. 8

 

 

August 3, 2009 (El Cajon)  Grossmont College in El Cajon will host a one-day film festival featuring 20 films produced by students and independent filmmakers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. The public is invited to attend. An all-day admission ticket is $5. In addition to film viewing, workshops will be delivered on script writing, casting calls and tips on how to make a film for under $500.

 


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DIVINE BOVINE: THE COW, THEN & NOW


ART SHOW AUG 18-30, ARTIST RECEPTION AUG. 22IN LA MESA


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EXPLORE 7 MILLION YEARS OF EVOLUTION AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO

 

Author of New Book on Anza-Borrego Desert’s Fossil Treasures Featured at Aug. 15 Event


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PREMIER WESTERN , LANDSCAPE & PORTRAIT ARTIST JACK JORDAN HAS AUGUST SHOWING IN LA MESA

 

 

July 28, 2009 (La Mesa)-- Twenty oil paintings by El Cajon resident Jack Jordan are now on display through the end of August at the Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa. The artwork includes landscapes, western themes and portraits. Jordan is a premier oil painter whose work has appeared in national magazines and many galleries in the U.S. and Mexico.


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IT DOESN’T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS

A review of Lemon Grove’s Concerts in the Park
 

By Leon Thompson

 


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EL CAJON ARTIST WINS BEST OF SHOW AT ALLEY CAT SUMMER FESTIVAL

 

July 24, 2009 (El Cajon)--Gloria Chadwick, noted local artist and community art activist, received the Best in Show award at the Third Annual Alley Cat Juried Art Show produced by Friends of East County Arts, Inc. (photo (l to r): Bonnie Fredensborg, president of Friends of East County Arts, Inc., artist Gloria Chadwick, and El Cajon Councilwman Jillian Hanson-Cox.)


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PAINT THE TOWN: ARTISTS WANTED TO BEAUTIFY DOWNTOWN EL CAJON

 

July 13, 2009 (El Cajon)--The El Cajon Community Development Corporation (El Cajon CDC) is looking for artists to turn unattractive utility boxes into works of art through the Utility Box Art Program (UArt).  Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on July 30th.

 


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NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE FRIDAY JULY 10 AT FREE "CONCERTS ON THE GREEN"

July 10, 2009 (El Cajon)--“Diamond Is Forever,” the popular Neil Diamond Tribute band, will perform tonight at El Cajon’s Concerts on the Green, the free weekly summer concert series featuring live music for all ages from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on the Prescott Promenade in Downtown El Cajon.


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GROWING OLD “GRAY”CEFULLY: PHOTOGRAPHER LORI BROOKES TO PRESENT PHOTO SAFARI WORKSHOP JUNE 27 IN BOULEVARD

Lori Brookes
photographer Lori Brookes

By: Dennis Moore

June 15, 2009 (Boulevard)--Sacred Rocks Reserve in Boulevard, a 163-acre wilderness reserve with RV and tent camping sites, is offering lovers of nature and photography a one-day photo “safari” workshop with award winning photographer Lori Brookes. The event will be held from 9AM to 4PM on Saturday, June 27, 2009. Cost is $75 per person for the event and includes lunch.

 


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SENIOR FOLLIES OPEN JUNE 19TH THROUGH 28TH IN EL CAJON

June 16, 2009 (El Cajon)--The 3rd annual Senior Follies returns June 19th through June 28th as CCT Musical Theater pulls out all the stops. Senior Follies is a musical revue that will transport audiences back to the best music and dance of the twentieth century--from Ragtime to Big Band, from Swing to Barbershop--all highlighted by elaborate sets, costumes and lighting.


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ARTIST PHEBE BURNHAM ANNOUNCES ART SHOWINGS

June 15, 2009 (San Diego's East County)--East County artist Phebe Burnham, whose work has previously been profiled in East County Magazine’s Arts & Music section (http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/?q=0809phebeburnham), will have several showings of her works in June and July. Venues include El Cajon, Alpine and Santee.


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SUNDAYS AT SIX: FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT HARRY GRIFFEN PARK, LA MESA

June 14, 2009 (La Mesa)--This evening marks the opening of La Mesa's "Sundays at Six" summer concert series, which run June 14 through July 25. Bring a picnic dinner and groove to the sounds of jazz, country, concert bands and variety music at the free concerts, which will be held at Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden Street in La Mesa from 6 to 7 p.m.

 


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VIEJAS OUTLET CENTER ANNOUNCES "TUESDAYS IN THE PARK" FREE MOVIES N THE PARK--ALPINE'S FIRST FARMERS' MARKET

June 10, 2009 (Alpine) — Viejas Outlet Center will host “Tuesdays in the Park” featuring the 2009 Movies in the Park Season with free, family-friendly movies starting June 16. In addition, the center will host "Market in the Park", Alpine’s first farmers' market, beginning June 23. Both events are free to the public.


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C. HOOK THEATER PRESENTS DAMN YANKEES JUNE 24-27 AT KROC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

June 9, 2009 (San Diego)--Damn Yankees, a baseball-themed musical comedy, will be presented by C. Hook Theater at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Performing Arts Center June 24-27. The show provides a musical retellingof the Faust legend set during the 1950s in Washington, D.C., during a time when the New York Yankees dominated Major League Baseball. Joe Boyd is convinced to sell his soul to the Devil to become the young and strong slugger Joe Hardy, the "long ball hitter the Senators need" to beat the Yankees.


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ARTISTS NEEDED TO PAINT UTILITY BOXES--AND BEAUTIFY DOWNTOWN EL CAJON

May 28, 2009 (El Cajon)--Art - and the community it creates – is at the heart of igniting culture, communicating history and values, stimulating economic development, and building community pride. Transform common utility boxes into works of public art for all to enjoy through UArt: Downtown El Cajon’s Utility Art Box Program. If you’re an art lover and/or community enthusiast, here's an opportunity to volunteer your artistic talent to UArt and share your community spirit, helping to beautify the downtown El Cajon landscape for years to come.


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VIEJAS COOLS DOWN WITH FREE “POWER OF NIGHTFIRE” SHOW—AND AN INTERACTIVE WATER FOUNTAIN

ALPINE, Calif. — May 28, 2009 — As the weather begins to heat up and children get out of school, Viejas offers a place to beat the heat with an array family-friendly events. The annual Power of Nightfire show will feature performances at 9 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday, until Labor Day. The unique performance intrigues the audience with water fountains, lasers, pyrotechnics, special effects and intricate choreography. The show tells the story of an ancient Kumeyaay Indian who saved his people from the evil “water spirit” and brings the valuable water back to his village.


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CHALDEAN VIRTUOSO JOINS GROSSMONT SYMPHONY IN "MIDDLE EAST MEETS WEST" CONCERT MAY 29

May 26, 2009 (El Cajon)--The Grossmont College Symphony Orchestra will present “Middle East Meets West,” starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 29, at the St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Church, 1627 Jamacha Way in El Cajon. Special guest artist will be Luay Yousif, violinist. Yousif, born in Baghadad in 1979, has performed with the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. He has lived in the U.S. since 2007, and is currently the director of music for St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Church.


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ART SHOW AT WILLIAM HERRICK COMMUNITY HEALTH LIBRARY FEATURES DISABLED ARTISTS' WORKS

The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library in La Mesa, a public library specializing in health research information, has announced it is hosting a display of 20 charcoal drawings drawn by persons who have developmental disabilities from Sophie's Art Gallery, an art program provided by St. Madeleine Sophie's Center, a non-profit based in El Cajon.

 


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FREE “CONCERTS ON THE GREEN” OPENS MAY 22 WITH THE CAT-ILLACS

May 18, 2009 (El Cajon)--The 14th Annual Concerts on the Green, the free weekly summer concert series featuring live music for all ages opens Friday, May 22, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on the Prescott Promenade in Downtown El Cajon. Opening night of 2009 Concerts on the Green will feature the Rock’n Roll sounds of The Cat-illacs. In addition Ed Waymire returns as Master of Ceremonies.


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CONCERTS IN THE COURTYARD

LA MESA, CA (May 8, 2009) – Concerts in the Courtyard will feature free live entertainment produced by Grossmont Center in Macy’s Courtyard every first and third Thursday now through July 2ND from 6p.m. – 8p.m.

 


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ROCKOLA! BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND CONCERT OPENS SPRING FEST IN ALLIED GARDENS FRIDAY NIGHT

Allied Gardens (April 29, 2009) – Spring Fest, one of East County's favorite community parties kicks off Friday night, May 1st at 6 p.m. with a concert by Rockola. Bring your dancing shoes! Enjoy classic rock ‘n’ roll music as well as food, a beer garden, and more. Known for their Beatles tributes, Rockola has concert clips you can view and listen to here: http://www.rockola.com/music_samples.html.


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“DREAM SCAPE” PAINTINGS  AMONG ART ON DISPLAY AT ST. CLAIR GALLERY THROUGH MAY 29; ARTISTS’ RECEPTION MAY 19

By Miriam Raftery

"Morning Light" by Alex Toporovsky

April 27, 2009 (El Cajon)—“In my work, I try to evoke a séance of peace and
happiness,” artist Alex Toporovsky told East County Magazine.  “These
are usually things which are lacking in most people’s lives, including my own.
We are all so busy running around and trying to make a living these days. I
feel that my paintings are sort of a dreamscape where most people would love
to run away, too, to find peace of mind.  I try to take people to that
place, to escape for a while, and get refreshed before doing the daily grind.”


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SILVER CREEK FINE ART CELEBRATES 30 YEARS WITH $3,250 DRAWING

April 26, 2009 (El Cajon)--Silver Creek Fine Art & Custom Framing is offering more than $3,000 in prizes as part of its 30th Anniversary celebration, according to Lynn Endicott, owner of the art gallery and custom framing business serving East San Diego County since 1979.


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STUDENTS GO ALL OUT FOR FREE COYOTE MUSIC FESTIVAL , HOPE FOR A HOWLING SUCCESS

April 23, 2009 (El Cajon, CA) – The bands are ready to play. The stage is set up and the equipment is in place. Thousands of flyers and postcards have been distributed, and hundreds of posters have been put up San Diego City and in East County. For the students in Cuyamaca College's Music Industry Studies program, the efforts of a whole semester will reach their fruition on May 1, when the first Coyote Music Festival unfolds on the college's Grand Lawn at 3pm.

 


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GROSSMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO HOST 23RD ANNUAL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY

April 22, 2009 (El Cajon)-- In celebration of student achievement, the Grossmont Union High School District is hosting its 23rd annual Creative Visions student art exhibition at Westfield Shopingtown-Parkway Plaza. The event officially kicks off with an awards ceremony on Friday, May 1, 2009, at 5:30 pm.

Students will receive cash awards for artwork judged in the following categories: drawing, painting, jewelry, print-making, mixed media, experimental photography, digital imagery, general photography, sculpture and 3-D functional art.


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ST CLAIR GALLERY SHOW DRAWS CROWD

Photographer Dan McGeorge poses with images of Arizona
canyons

April 15, 2009 (El Cajon) - A March 27 art show at the St. Clair gallery in
El Cajon proved a success, drawing hundreds of visitors and resulting in sales
for artists displaying their works.

“I’ve always loved horses,” said San Diego artist Melva Riley, who adeptly
captures the spirit and beauty of her subjects in a series of bold equestrian
paintings. Riley studied at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art and
later became an interior designer. Her artwork, featuring impressionistic scenes
of nature as well as animals, has been displayed in numerous galleries locally.


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“STIMULUS CONCERT” HOSTED BY VALLEY MUSIC APRIL 19 IN EL CAJON

April 13, 2009 (El Cajon) – Valley Music invites the public to a “Stimulus Concert” on Sunday, April 19 at 3 p.m. at the Donwtown Café, 182 Main Street in El Cajon. The program features appearances by award-winning San Diego performers, including Eve Sells, Berkley Hart, Crosswinds, Ronny Corbin & Pirate Radio, Mark Neill & Rian Greene and the Unknowns, Tom Hiatt, The honky Tonk Kings, Bleu Dawg, and some surprise guests.


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