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Let the good times roll at the Summer Concert

Let the good times roll at the Summer Concert

Grammy nominee Lisa Haley and The Zydekats, a fan favorite in the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series, will close this summer’s session with a performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Idyllwild Community Center located at Highway 243 and Ridgeview Drive. Haley’s music is as contagious as a cold on an airplane. Close your […]

First ever second Saturday Art Fair

First ever second Saturday Art Fair

Jazz chair: On this year’s fest

Jazz chair: On this year’s fest

This weekend is the 20th-annual Jazz in the Pines festival and third festival Marsha Lytle has chaired. “I feel great about it,” Lytle said Friday, Aug. 9. “Ticket sales are exceeding expectations. I’m sure the special two-day deal helped. The last two weeks have been huge. I don’t remember sales this strong this close to […]

The Derrik Lewis Trio in town festival nights

Mile High Cafe will host its own mini-jazz festival of sorts during Idyllwild’s Jazz in the Pines weekend Aug. 17 and 18 with two special dinner shows featuring Palm Springs singer/pianist Derrik Lewis and an impressive list of friends, including world-class musicians Jeff Stover on bass and Don Rice on tenor sax, and special guest […]

Author to speak at library

Idyllwild resident Robert Ferguson, author of “The Knights Templar and Scotland,” will give a talk from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Idyllwild Library. He will describe how the Knights Templar became not only the world’s most feared warriors but also the first international bankers, the first multinational conglomerate and the only […]

Rich Capparela high on Idyllwild Arts, the town

Rich Capparela high on Idyllwild Arts, the town

Listeners of KUSC 91.5 FM are quite familiar with Rich Capparela, long a celebrated classical music announcer on that station. His bio relates that in 1972 he declared his desire to be a classical music radio announcer when asked by an employment counsel to name the career he would most like. Twelve or 13 years […]

City Beat to rock Aug. 15

City Beat to rock Aug. 15

They’ve rocked Idyllwild before, and up they come again with horn-blasting pop, soul, rhythm, blues and rock ‘n’ roll. City Beat, a high-energy gang of mostly law enforcement personnel, will have Summer Concert Series enthusiasts jumpin’ and jivin’ at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Idyllwild Community Center site. Leader Ed Riojas’ motley-blue crew […]

A ‘Valentine’ for jazz lovers

A ‘Valentine’ for jazz lovers

Billy Valentine, jazz vocalist, will perform for the first time at the Jazz in the Pines festival on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 18. Valentine has been singing for years and fans of “Boston Legal” have heard his voice from the theme song to the credits. Rhythm and blues are his favorites, but the audience in The […]

Summer Reading Program ending

The Idyllwild Library Summer Reading Program ends Saturday, Aug 10. The awards ceremony and storytime is at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17, at the library. The free event will feature international foods and stories.

The magic of jazz’s Patrons’ Dinner

The magic of jazz’s Patrons’ Dinner

The annual Patrons’ Dinner precedes the Jazz in the Pines by one day and gives the attendees a sense and feel for the next 48 hours. This year, for the 20th-annual Jazz in the Pines, a crystal ball will be at the center of each table. Diners may ask and consider, “Where is Idyllwild Arts […]

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