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Summer Concert Series starts with parade and a big band

Summer Concert Series starts with parade and a big band

The 13th annual Idyllwild Summer Concert Series begins with a musical preview in the Fourth of July Parade. Six float-borne members of Ken Dahleen’s Big Band Staff, this season’s opening act, will send out an instrumental invitation along the parade route. As the series’ pied pipers, Dahleen’s combo will use its music to entice attendees to the July 5 concert at the Idyllwild Playground and Community Center site.

George Snyder next at Authors Series

George Snyder next at Authors Series

If you like early Truman Capote and Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City,” that particular ease, voice, style and literate sophistication, you’ll like Los Angeles author George Snyder.

Acorn features stone sculptures

Acorn features stone sculptures

Saturday Kirsten Ingbretsen (right), owner of the Acorn Gallery, held a open house and reception for the stone sculptor Duane Dammeyer. They are standing behind “Mind Meld,” one of Dammeyer’s beautiful sculptures made of golden calcite and granite.

Idyllwild film festival adds new venues for year four

Idyllwild film festival adds new venues for year four

Phil Calderone, Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema chairman, expressed excitement about the addition of two new venues for fourth year of the independent film festival. Joining the festival’s anchor venue, the historic Rustic Theatre, recently upgraded to the highest quality digital projection and sound, are Astrocamp’s 100-seat Galaxy Theater and the Idyllwild Town Hall, which […]

Nicky Martin represents Idyllwild at Voice of the Valley

Nicky Martin represents Idyllwild at Voice of the Valley

Idyllwild Arts student Nicky Martin, one of 150 who auditioned for the Voice of the Valley talent competition, was one of eight finalists who performed on Saturday, June 9, at the Grand Finale of the three-month competitive process. The performance, intended as a fundraiser for the historic Hemet Theatre at 216 E. Florida Ave. in […]

Tod Goldberg at Idyllwild Authors Series

Tod Goldberg at Idyllwild Authors Series

Tod Goldberg, prolific author and chair of the master of fine arts in writing program at the University of California, Riverside, the Palm Desert Center, is funny, very funny and that’s the first thing you should know about him. His appearance as part of Eduardo Santiago’s Idyllwild Authors Series on Sunday, June 24, should be […]

Lemon Lily Festival just a month away

Lemon Lily Festival just a month away

The 2012 Lemon Lily Festival committee is busy tying together loose ends in preparation for this year’s festival, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22.   New this year, organized by volunteer Pat Hughes, are 14 area artists painting original original art banners to be hung throughout Idyllwild leading up to and during […]

Plein Air Art Festival awards given

Plein Air Art Festival awards given

After the 2012 Plein Air Festival, finished works, from Saturday, were judged and honored. The Artist’s Choice and People’s Choice were determined by voting.   Best Over all: First Place: Fariad Ali, “Dutton’s Place” (oil) Second Place: Leslie Sweetland, “Idyllwild Red” (pastel) Third Place: Marcus Thorne, “Mountain Retreat” (oil) Honorable Mentions:   Toni Williams, “Morning […]

PHOTOS: Idyllwild musicians play to support one of their own

PHOTOS: Idyllwild musicians play to support one of their own

Gene Thorpe (right), the beneficiary of Saturday’s Jam Benefit, joins John King (left) and Paul Carman on stage to rock the audience …

Plein air painter concludes ICRC Speaker Series

Plein air painter concludes ICRC Speaker Series

Rich Stergulz, plein air painter and recent judge in the 2012 Art Alliance of Idyllwild Plein Air Festival, is the final speaker …

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