Art & Culture

Jazz in the Pines, Art Alliance of Idyllwild, Idyllwild Arts and other arts and entertainment, theatre, live music and visual arts coverage. The most comprehensive arts and entertainment calendar covering the Idyllwild area.

Elvis Presley

Kid Galahad showing in Idyllwild 50 years later

Locals will gather Aug. 20 for a potluck social and an outdoor screening of Elvis Presley’s boxing ring romantic musical ...

Dahleen leads Big Band

Ken Dahleen and his Big Band Staff perform at last Thursday’s Idyllwild Summer Concert Series.

Last 29 Palms Marine Band concert

"They’ve played seven of our 12 seasons,” said Idyllwild Summer Concert Series promoter Ken Dahleen

Marine band returns to conclude Idyllwild concert series

Always a highpoint of the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series (ISCS), the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Band stationed at 29 Palms returns as...

For some, a scent is worth a thousand words

The Idyllwild’s Nature Center Junior Naturalist program for youngsters held Saturday, Aug.6 was titled “The Nose Knows: When a scent is worth a thousand words.” Under the supervision of center staffer Jyoti Kintz and the youngsters’ grandmother, Diane Johnson (not shown), three Junior Naturalists learn how to handle a small boa.

Historical Society flies high: Speaker talks aircraft crashes

At the Sunday, Aug. 7 annual meeting of the Idyllwild Area Historical Society (IAHS), the featured speaker, aviation archeologist Gary “Pat” Macha, spoke of...

Droste and quintet wow summer concert crowd

With trumpeter Stan Watkins and vocalist Sherry Williams, the Keith Droste Quintet wowed the capacity crowd at its Thursday, Aug. 4 performance as part of Idyllwild Summer Concert Series. Keith Droste, on keyboard, along with Luther Hughes on bass and Sinclair Lott on drums played a medley of Broadway show tunes, old standards and jazz and pop selections.

Jazz icon Jeff Hamilton brings beat to jazz fest

Jeff Hamilton is famous for his hands, his power drumming, and how he deftly drives any ensemble fortunate enough to have him at the seat.

First ever Midsummer Music Festival a success

Many talented musicians played for hours Sunday during the first ever Midsummer Music Festival in Idyllwild at the Quiet Creek Inn. Proceeds from the event benefited the Earthwitness Foundation.

Santiago closes Idyllwild Authors Series

The tables were turned on Eduardo Santiago, Idyllwild resident and author of "Tomorrow They Will Kiss," Sunday when actress Karen Black interviewed him in the last of this year's Idyllwild Authors Series.