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Mary Lehman, 53, of Idyllwild, has been reappointed to the California State Athletic Commission, where she has served since 2013. Lehman has been a civil...
Idyllwild Arts Academy held its annual Black History Month Concert Saturday night in the William M. Lowman Concert Hall on campus. The hall was filled to capacity with jazz fans, as well as students, faculty and staff. “Afro-American Symphony” by William Grant Still and special performances by Seahawk MoJO (Modern Jazz Orchestra) featuring music from Duke Ellington, Thelonious Sphere Monk and Daniel Jackson rounded out the evening. At left: Black History Month Concert Founder, Conductor, Arranger and Composer Marshall Hawkins (right) watches with the orchestra as the percussionists and traditional dancing take to the stage before intermission. Above: Idyllwild Arts Academy music major Sumi Onoe performed as the piano soloist with the Idyllwild Arts Orchestra, opening the Black History Month Concert with “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin. Sumi and the orchestra received a standing ovation for the performance.
Nearly 140 people attended the Idyllwild Indivisible meeting at St. Hugh’s Episcopal Church Monday night. This group of concerned locals is dedicated to the advancement of sustainable economic, environmental and social justice. The group, at its first meeting two weeks ago, divided into three subgroups to address and create plans for action in each of the three areas (economic, environmental, and social justice). The budding group has already outgrown the church and the Rainbow Inn.