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A board game that sings and dances: ‘Clue, The Musical’

A board game that sings and dances: ‘Clue, The Musical’

Just as Marvel Comics spawned blockbuster action movies and a theme ride at Disneyland gave us Capt. Jack Sparrow, Parker Brothers’ board game “Clue” has grown human bodies that sing, dance and act. First produced Off Broadway in 1997, “Clue, The Musical” has become a popular musical comedy staple for schools and community theaters. With […]

Idyllwild Garden Club’s 2013 Mountain Garden Tour

Idyllwild Garden Club’s 2013 Mountain Garden Tour

Discover Idyllwild’s botanical wonderlands, a treasure of delightful gardens normally hidden from view. They are all yours during this year’s Idyllwild Mountain Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22. On this self-guided tour, learn how mountain gardeners planted attractive native plants with popular garden varieties for year-round flowering and gorgeous foliage. […]

A devil of a beer

Duvel is one of the benchmark beers of Belgium. Essentially, the beer spawned the style now known as Strong Belgian Golden Ale. Duvel’s appearance lends itself to a lager more so than it does a strong ale. The color is a pale gold and the beer has an exuberant amount of carbonation visible in the beer’s lofty head when first poured.

Esther Kennedy retires from Spirit Mountain Retreat

Esther Kennedy retires from Spirit Mountain Retreat

Trisha Clark (left), president, and Kathy Halkin (center), secretary, thank Ester Kennedy for her stewardship as director of Spirit Mountain Retreat at a retirement party honoring her Sunday, June 2.

PHOTOS: Artists capture Idyllwild’s scenery at festival

PHOTOS: Artists capture Idyllwild’s scenery at festival

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild held its annual Plein Air Art Festival this weekend …

Artist concludes ICRC speaker series

As he did last year, plein air artist Rich Stergulz concludes the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council’s popular speaker series. Plein air, for the uninitiated, is a movement in fine art that gained prominence in the late 19th Century when painting outdoors in natural light became a signature of French impressionist painters Claude Monet, Camille Picaroon […]

Harmon-Luber’s art featured at open house

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s 2012 Artist of the Year, Kathy Harmon-Luber, is exhibiting her collages for one day only during Idyllwild Massage’s Open House – from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Idyllwild Massage owner Karen Georg says, “Some of Kathy’s collages are colorful and whimsical, while others are very peaceful … […]

Author Napoli recounts life in Shangri-La

Author Napoli recounts life in Shangri-La

If there were a Shangri-La, the dreamed-of mystical country of James Hilton’s “Lost Horizon,” it would probably be Bhutan. Public radio reporter Lisa Napoli moved there in 2007 to help develop a national radio station to engage Bhutanese youth in the country’s transition from absolute to constitutional monarchy. Bhutan, a remote Himalayan kingdom, has only […]

2014 film fest planning underway: Savage seeks replacement  for Calderone

2014 film fest planning underway: Savage seeks replacement for Calderone

The Idyllwild 2014 International Festival of Cinema will open Jan. 7, 2014, and continue for four more days until the Awards Ceremony, the evening of Saturday, Jan. 11, under the festival’s founder. Steve Savage will reprise his role until a new chair is found to replace Phil Calderone whose time is focused on the Rustic […]

Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s summer kickoff takes artists outdoors

Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s summer kickoff takes artists outdoors

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild is welcoming summer 2013 with a weekend celebration of art in the great outdoors. It’s the AAI’s Annual Plein Air Festival, which takes place June 7, 8 and 9. The free event brings artists and art lovers together in the scenic mountain town of Idyllwild. On Friday, June 7, the […]

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