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.

ARF fundraiser a big success

Maximus was the most popular dog, Wolfie led the cat contingent and Turbo, an Australian rat, was a landslide winner in the “other” animal category. The contest raised almost $6,400 for ARF. Some of that money will be used for pet owners who cannot afford health care for their animals. ARF had received a grant for this purpose and nearly half the funds have been used, according to Janice Murasko, ARF director.

IAA presents a ‘Hamlet’ you’ve never seen

Erin Crites, new full-time Idyllwild Arts Academy theater faculty member, knows improvisation, physical storytelling, Commedia dell-arte, and clowning — yes, clowning. Crites received a Master...

IAA student composer’s music played by LA Philharmonic

Idyllwild Arts Academy junior Ben Champion is in his second year as a fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer...

Fashion students highlight Idyllwild HELP Center

Besides the better-known arts — music, theater and visual — taught at the Idyllwild Arts Academy, fashion design also is an important part of...

Owen Zorn, IAA jazz senior, is artist of the week

Six years with Marshall Hawkins Hemet native Owen Zorn, Idyllwild Arts Academy jazz bassist, has already established a distinguished track record. At the recent Berklee...

Idyllwild Library STEAM’s it up

The Idyllwild Library presents a weeklong workshop series designed to generate some steam among local youth — excitement and fascination about topics on science,...

Black History Month celebrated with Idyllwild Arts concert

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.

Idyllwild Arts students mentor young San Jacinto string players

As part of the Idyllwild Arts Academy Art in Society Program, IAA musicians have been mentoring young San Jacinto string players for the last...

Auditions for ICC talent show in March

May 12 and 13 will be a special weekend on the Hill. That’s because “Idyllwild’s Got Talent!,” a variety show and fundraiser, is being...

IAA Jazz Combo returns to the top at Berklee

The Idyllwild Arts Academy Jazz Combo returned to the top of the podium, taking first place in the 49th Berklee High School Jazz Festival,...
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