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Marshall Smith has been writing for the Town Crier since 2005. His favorite quote is: '"Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not." Robert Kennedy quoting George Bernard Shaw

Gigi Rabe and Her Atomic Hipsters perform ’60s retro music

A ‘musical smoothie’ blending eclectic sounds and songs To say that Gigi “Gee” Rabe knows music is an understatement. This virtuoso accordion and steel drum...

Lauren Koval and the Paul McDonald Sextet next at ISCS

Sweet and swinging standards from the Great American Songbook Vocalist Lauren Koval and the Paul McDonald Sextet, next at the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series, will...

Dixie Machine marches in to spread much-needed musical joy

This Thursday’s Idyllwild Summer Concert Series will continue as planned with the Lauren Koval Sextet at 7 p.m., and Robbie and Bill at...

Ginger and Her Hoosier Daddys send up tunes that are the...

Singer and bandleader Ginger Pauley does not just perform popular music of the flapper and big-band eras, she embodies the style, elegant insouciance and...

A personal recollection of the Mountain Fire near its fifth anniversary

Editor’s note: July 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of the Mountain Fire that caused Idyllwild and Fern Valley residents to evacuate. This is the...

Lisa & the Country Gents next at ISCS

A little country, a little rock ’n’ roll and a lot of soul. Lisa Lynn Morgan & the Country Gents, next at the Idyllwild Summer...

Latin heat can’t be beat to open the ISCS dance floor

Idyllwild Summer Concert Series producer Ken Dahleen brings back the popular Latin band Grupo Bohemio to inaugurate Idyllwild summer dance fever. There are certain experiences, approaching addictions, that are blissfully healthy. Dancing is one of them. Singing is another. Joy is a third.

Summer Concert Series begins with a 17-piece big band

Patriotic music and themes from stage and screen Ken Dahleen and his Big Band Staff open season 19 of the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series with...

Proposition 70 proposes to change cap-and-trade spending policy

Requires a one-time, two-thirds vote in both houses of the Legislature Proposition 70 proposes to change the way cap-and-trade revenues are deposited and spent beginning...

Prop 69 requires approved transportation revenues be spent on transportation

Locks gas and infrastructure tax revenue into purposes for which intended Proposition 69, on the June ballot, requires that revenue raised from Senate Bill 1...
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