Art & Culture

Jazz in the Pines, Art Alliance of Idyllwild, Idyllwild Arts and other arts and entertainment, theatre, live music and visual arts coverage. The most comprehensive arts and entertainment calendar covering the Idyllwild area.

Allan Katz, Idyllwild 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award: His portfolio is not...

At Saturday’s Award Ceremony for the 2015 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, Allan Katz received the Lifetime Achievement Award. “He was genuinely taken aback and...

Film focuses on local jazz legend

Marshall Hawkins — musician, educator, mentor … Idyllwild icon. His contributions to the lives of others are legendary. Student after student, year after year, his...

Jo’An’s Restaurant closed for renovations

Jo’An’s Restaurant & Bar is in phase 1 of a four-phase renovation, according to new owner Mo Jacob, and was expected to re-open the...

Awards ceremony spotlights film fest maturity

The seats were filled at the Rustic Theatre. The graphics had sheen. The trophies sparkled. Presenters hit their marks. After their names were called,...

PHOTOS: IIFC 2015 kicks off

Tuesday night kicked off the 2015 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema. Betty Baily, center, hands her drink ticket to Mark Croudy behind the bar during the opening night party at the Creekstone Inn ...

Leona McGaugh passes – a way of life remembered

As the family story goes, when Leona Agnes Barton first met her husband to be, Joe McGaugh, in the mid-1930s, she had a .22...

Author Rick Barker questions war’s inevitability as speaker

Philosopher Rick Barker, author of “Transcending Evolution, a Christian Guide to Understanding, Accepting and Transcending Evolution” (Amazon 2014), riffs on complex themes and evolutionary...

Many changes in 2014 for Idyllwild’s restaurants

2014 was a big year for restaurant sales, changes and new openings. Alphabetically: Oscar and Gabriella Piñeiro bought Arriba Mexican Restaurant on Oct. 25 from...

Important dates in the Rustic Theatre’s history

Idyllwild’s Rustic Theatre has a long history, but might have ceased to exist were it not for a critical development in 2012. On Monday,...

Dr. Rebekah Smith marries films to festivals: “It’s about finding them...

Rebekah Louisa Smith, Ph.D., “The Film Festival Doctor,” could have used her doctorate from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, to teach. Instead she carved...

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