Celebrate Local With San Diego Restaurant Week‏

SAN DIEGO–Next month, select local produce and eateries will be showcased at San Diego Restaurant Week. The restaurants have partnered with local distributors, farmers, vintners, brewers, fishermen, etc. to bring local produce and pacific-caught seafood to more than 150,000 diners through out the San Diego area. Restaurant Week kicks off September 20 through September 26 at over 180 participating restaurants. […]

Lizz Wright’s ‘Freedom & Surrender’ CD Jam-Packed with Soul, Passion, and Heart

Lizz Wright Photo

By Danny R. Johnson LOS ANGELES – To say that Lizz Wright is a phenomenal artist is no more useful than saying Maya Angelou wrote brilliantly about life struggles or that Bessie Smith was the preeminent blues singer of all times. Wright is an essayist of music and a thinker capable of astonishing erudition, insight, […]

MustBePaid Theatre Debut New Production Repulsing The Monkey

SAN DIEGO–MustBePaid will debut its production, Repulsing the Monkey at the Kensington Club Tuesdays through Thursdays from August 25 to September 3. Repulsing the Monkey, by Michael Eichler, tells the story of Danny and Janey, who have just inherited their parent’s Pittsburgh bar. The play is set in the Southside Slopes, where out-of-town investors are […]

Aaron Diehl’s ‘Space Time Continuum’ CD Features Legends Joe Temperley and Benny Golson Swinging with Young Cats

Aaron Diehl photo courtesy of Mack Avenue Records

By Danny R. Johnson NEW YORK – The great bandleader, composer and pianist, Count Basie, was quoted as saying in his later years, “Jazz is an art of the young, and it is a young art in itself. The progressive force of change will always fall chiefly into the hands of the young in mind […]

Fallbrook Art Association To Feature Artist Susan De’Armond

Trio Blanca Watercolor.

FALLBROOK–Artist Susan De’Armond will be the featured demonstrator at Fallbrook Art Association’s general meeting on September 10. Winner of top awards in juried shows, De’Armond became an admirer of Impressionist painters while pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design. The freshness of their work sparked her imagination. A chance encounter with the […]

STARZ Releases New Key Art For Series “Ash vs Evil Dead”


LOS ANGELES–“Ash vs Evil Dead” is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror films The Evil Dead. The 10-episode half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario, and […]

‘The Mosaic Project: LOVE and SOUL’ CD Highlights Penetrating and Engaging Music Composition Genius of Terri Carrington


By Danny R. Johnson NEW YORK – GRAMMY winning drummer, composer, and producer, Terri Lyne Carrington, in all of her abundance of originality, scope, and talents, has no rivals when it comes to composing music to fit the style of the artists who performed on her albums. She admirably demonstrated this unique gift when she […]

Broadway Stars To Join Tony Winner On National Tour


SAN DIEGO–The original Broadway stars of If/Then will join Tony Award-winner and Broadway star Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen and Glee) in the national tour. Tony Award-winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island), Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and James Snyder (Cry-Baby, Rock of Ages) will reprise their […]

Sesame Workplace And HBO Announce Five-Year Partnership

NEW YORK–Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind the Emmy Award-winning program Sesame Street, and HBO, the nation’s leading premium cable network, today announced a new partnership that will make the next five seasons of the iconic series available on HBO and its multiplex channels, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and the new internet-only SVOD […]

Oceanside Library To Present Pete The Cat Storytime

OCEANSIDE–The Oceanside Public Library will present a special storytime event featuring the popular picture book character “Pete the Cat” on August 22 at the Civic Center Library. The 2 p.m. free event, for kids of all ages and their caregivers, will include stories such as Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes and Pete […]