Mick Lynch, a touch of the poet

Talking with local poet and performer Mick Lynch is a merry experience. No matter the valleys or obstacles he describes in his journey, there...

Local author pens Russo-Japanese war novel

Ron Singerton, a local resident, sets his well-researched novels in interesting historical periods — periods of systemic change and social upheaval. With “A Cherry Blossom...

Hot ticket ‘Heaven on the Loose,’ a comedy by Ken Luber

“When the plot line for ‘Heaven on the Loose’ first introduced itself about five years ago, I thought it was a funny notion,” muses...

Don Raridon discovers doors and pathways

Don Raridon solves problems. With a keen analytic and intuitive nature, he notices small openings that lead into larger clearings. Once through the opening...

From a Greek island to a sky island

There has been one constant in Michael Newberry’s peripatetic life — painting. He mounted his first exhibition when he was 18 and has since...

A life purpose with 88 keys

In many cultures, coming of age begins at 12. For Luann Hanf Carman, it was when she found her personal purpose and passion, the...

Betty Ginsberg Anderson, vibrant actor and teacher

Betty Ginsberg Anderson came to Idyllwild when daughter Gemini started in the Idyllwild Arts theater program. “We thought we’d stay for two years while...

Pianist, composer and teacher is a phoenix rising

Second-place winner in 2017 McCallum Theater’s Open Call competition Some think artists are self-indulgent egotists glorying in their creative pursuits. The reality is often far...

For Idyllwild Arts Theatre chair, words matter

For J. Barrett Cooper, Idyllwild Arts Academy Theatre Department chair, a playwright’s words are the most important component in producing and presenting a play....

Retired sheriff commander Metroka pens first novel

Retired Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Commander John Metroka Jr. has always been a writer. As a child, he and his older sister Martha created...
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