Oceanside International Film Festival Offers $1,000 Grand Prize

OCEANSIDE–The Oceanside International Film Festival will be awarding multiple winning films this year with a cash prize. The event, which is now entering its seventh annual, remains North County’s longest running film festival. Serving as an outlet for local and international filmmakers to screen to a wide audience, the festival is offering a $1000 grand […]

Wineries Kick Off Ramona Valley Wine Country Summer Of Wine

RAMONA–Winery members of the Ramona Valley Vineyard Association will kick off the Ramona Valley Wine Country Summer of Wine with extended tasting days and unique experiences over the Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 to 29. As part of the summer kick-off, participating wineries will offer tastes of their wines at individual winery pricing. In addition, […]

An Evening With This American Life Host Ira Glass

SAN DIEGO–Ira Glass is the creator, producer and host of This American Life, the iconic weekly public radio program, brings his show to San Diego on August 27 at Balboa Theatre. Using audio clips, music, and video, Glass delivers a unique talk; sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling: What inspires him to […]

Write On, Oceanside Celebrates Local Authors

OCEANSIDE—The Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, in partnership with Oceanside Public Library, celebrates local authors at the “Write On, Oceanside! Literary Fair” from June 22 to June 24. On June 22, authors from a wide variety of genres will be on hand to discuss, sell and sign their works at the Sunset Market in the Main […]

Filipino Cultural Celebration Returns To Oceanside

OCEANSIDE–The Filipino-American Cultural Organization and the Oceanside Public Library will be host the 16th annual Filipino Cultural Celebration on June 10. The event will take place at the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza and Library, located at 330 North Coast Highway in downtown Oceanside from noon to 6 p.m. General admission is free and open to […]

Student Nominees Announced For Ben Vereen Awards

SAN DIEGO–Broadway/San Diego released the 10 Best Actress and 10 Best Actor nominees for the 2017 Ben Vereen Awards, of which two will be selected on May 28 to compete at The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards) in New York this June. The San Diego Ben Vereen Awards is sponsored by […]

The Old Globe To Premiere Old Man And The Old Moon

SAN DIEGO–Performances begin this Saturday at The Old Globe for the West Coast premiere of The Old Man and The Old Moon by acclaimed theatre troupe PigPen Theatre Company. Directed by PigPen Theatre Company and Stuart Carden in their Globe debuts, this intriguing and inventive tale full of music and puppetry runs through June 18 […]

San Diego Surf Film Festival Shines Light On Homeless Crisis

SAN DIEGO–At the sixth annual San Diego Surf Film Festival this weekend in La Jolla, an animated film about the journey to overcome homelessness will join the lineup of international surf films. Father Joe’s Villages’ Shine is a three-minute film that tells a story of hope intended to shift public perceptions of homelessness and inspire action. […]

War Veterans’ Collection Of Letters On Display At Oceanside Library

OCEANSIDE–Highlighting private correspondence from almost every major conflict in U.S. history, War Comes Home: The Legacy is now on exhibit on the second floor of the Oceanside Public Library’s Civic Center. The traveling exhibition, rich with historic and contemporary letters, offers an intimate perspective into the thoughts and emotions of veterans and their families upon […]

Washington, DC Celebrated ‘Ella @ 100’ With First Annual Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition

By Danny R. Johnson – Jazz and Pop Music Critic WASHINGTON, DC – Alyssa Allgood, a Chicago based jazz vocalist won First Place in the finals competition of the First Annual Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition, held on April 29, 2017, on the campus of George Washington University. The competition was part of the worldwide celebration […]