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.

Library teaches Idyllwild younsters about Africa

The country of Africa was the next topic in a series of cultural presentations to youngsters at the Idyllwild Library Summer Reading Program.

City Beat keeps Idyllwild on its feet

The popular band “City Beat’ brought its hard-hitting sound to the Hill on Thursday, July 21 as part of the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series. Locals, visitors and friends crowded onto the dance floor to dance to City Beat’s playlist of Chicago, Tower of Power, Blood Sweat and Tears and other favorites.

Droste and quintet play it smooth

When it comes to covering the musical spectrum, Keith Droste has “played it all.” This year, Chicago native Droste plans to cover it all ...

Patron’s Dinner: An evening with the arts

The Patron’s Dinner begins the Aug. 26 weekend festivities in Idyllwild commonly known as the 18th Annual Jazz in the Pines. Chris Maxson, owner...

“Burlessence” woos Café Aroma audience

"Café Aroma hosted “Burlessence” Friday night, July 15. It featured several choreographed dances.

Mixed Bag marries bands at Idyllwild Concert Series

Jeff Stover and Chris Gore combined their respective bands, All Star Big Band and Jackson Garrett, to produce the Mixed Bag Orchestra (MBO), which...

Colin Wenhardt brings smooth sounds to Idyllwild stage

Colin Wenhardt and his Bossa Nova Quintet provided Brazilian samba and bossa nova music during last week’s Summer Concert Series produced by Ken Dahleen.

Countdown begins to 18th Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines

In five weeks, Idyllwild will be pulsating.

Master Chorale showcases ecumenical nunsense

“Nunsense,” the durable musical that has spawned either four or eight sequels, depending on your math, returns to Idyllwild as “Meshuggah-Nuns!”

Brent Michael Davids teaches composition

Award-winning Mohican composer Brent Michael Davids (wearing the top hat), taught four local native American youth how to compose a string quartet, which was played by a 12-piece ensemble Friday at Idyllwild Arts.