Legoland Resort Unveils New Star Wars Miniland Display

LEGO Star Wars Miniland Death Star Model Display. Photo: Gina Yarbrough/San Diego County News

By Gina Yarbrough CARLSBAD–Star War fans! LEGOLAND California Resort unveiled its largest LEGO Star Wars Miniland model display today. The 8-feet wide, 13-feet high LEGO Star Wars Miniland Death Star Model Display made its debut to the media and families at the resort. The 1900-pound display was constructed with more than 500,000 LEGO bricks, and […]

North County’s Largest Literary Festival Returns This Summer

OCEANSIDE–The Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation and Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold the 5th annual Write On, Oceanside! Literary Festival this summer. North County’s largest literary event will be held July 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Oceanside Civic Center Plaza and Community Rooms. Organizers say the event will include live music, […]

Clark Terry: Jazz Most Recorded Musician Laid to Rest and Left Music That’s Impossible to Resist

Jazz musician Clark Terry

  By Danny R. Johnson NEW YORK, NY – Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, pastor of New York City’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, eulogized Clark Terry, one of the giants of jazz, on a cold February 28 Saturday morning as one of the “most generous and unselfish human being and musician I have ever known.” While it was […]

Old Globe, San Diego Library Hosts Shakespeare Exhibition

Martin Droeshout. Shakespeare. Engraving, 1623. Credit: Shakespeare First Folio, 1623. Folger Shakespeare Library.

SAN DIEGO–The Old Globe, in partnership with the San Diego Public Library, has been selected as the host site for the state of California for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books.  The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American […]

Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

By Ragna Cook People all over the world mourned the death of actor Leonard Nimoy, who died at the age of 83 from complications with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy was hospitalized a few days before his death with chest pains and died at his home Friday morning. Fans from all over the world have […]

RAW: Natural Born Artists Presents Grandeur At House Of Blues San Diego

SAN DIEGO–RAW: natural born artists is heading to the House of Blues San Diego March 18. The 6 to 10 p.m. event will feature more than 30 local artists covering several artistic mediums, musical and dance performances, and a  visual art gallery including photographers, canvas painters, etc., makeup artists, accessories designers, and a runway fashion […]

Pomerado Hospital Using Advanced Microscope For Eye Treatments

POWAY–Eye-surgery patients at Palomar Health’s Pomerado Hospital are now able to take advantage of the latest in optometric technology thanks to the generosity and support of donors and grateful patients. The Zeiss OPMI Lumera 700 microscope with resight viewing system is now being used at Pomerado Hospital, as Palomar Health furthers its commitment to advanced […]

Jazz Legend Clark Terry Dies At 94

Musician Clark Terry (second from left) is presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow (right) at the Special Merit Awards and Nominee Reception at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles on January 30, 2010. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy / © 2010. Photographed by: R. Diamond

LOS ANGELES–Jazz legend and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Clark Terry passed away at age 94. Terry, whose music career spanned more than 70 years, was a trumpeter and bandleader who worked with jazz greats Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Herbie Mann, and Count Basie, and recorded with leading jazz artists including Quincy Jones, Charles […]

Romeo And Juliet Continues At Stagehouse Theatre

EL CAJON–Stagehouse Theater at Grossmont College continues their 2015 Series with William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet, directed by Jeannette Thomas, is set against the turbulent backdrop of Prohibition Era Chicago. The tale of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers is an enduring, tragic romance that challenges the audience to examine not just the power of […]

LEGO Star Wars Miniland To Open In March


CARLSBAD –The LEGO Star Wars Miniland Death Star Model Display has arrived to LEGOLAND California Resort. The planet shaped LEGO model, made out of more than a half million LEGO bricks, stands 13-feet high, 8-feet wide and weighs more than 1,900 pounds. The LEGO Death Star is the largest LEGO model to be added to LEGO Star Wars Miniland and opens […]