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.
Category: Art & Culture
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.
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 […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Gene Thorpe (right), the beneficiary of Saturday’s Jam Benefit, joins John King (left) and Paul Carman on stage to rock the audience …