Old Globe To Premiere Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery


SAN DIEGO–The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the west coast premiere of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a new work by one of America’s great comic playwrights. Baskerville is directed by Josh Rhodes, who previously choreographed the Globe’s productions of Bright Star and Working, as well as Broadway’s It […]

DreamWorks Studios Acquires Michael Crichton Book “Micro”

"Micro" by Michael Crichton (Graphic: Business Wire)

LOS ANGELES–(Business Wire)–DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to the Michael Crichton novel, “Micro,” Michael Wright, CEO of DreamWorks Studios, said Friday. Frank Marshall is on board to produce, with Sherri Crichton and Laurent Bouzereau set as executive producers for CrichtonSun LLC. The high-concept thriller follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii […]

Fallbrook Art Center Salutes Military, Wounded Warriors And Veterans With Exhibit

Flag of the Fallen Brother, watercolor by Ally Benbrook

FALLBROOK–The Fallbrook Art Center will present the first Wounded Warrior and Veterans Exhibition honoring the men and women who have so tirelessly served in the military. The exhibition features more than 50 works by adults and 20 works by elementary age students of military families stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton who attend Mary […]

The Center To Host Multi-Media Exhibition, Writing With Pictures

ESCONDIDO–The Museum at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido will present a multi-media exhibition Writing with Pictures in July. The upcoming exhibit colorfully tells the story behind the creation of the picture book, why we love them, and their widening audience and role in the 21st century. Curated by Joy Chu, Writing with Pictures […]

Mount Miguel Covenant Village To Hold Annual Concert Series

SPRING VALLEY–Mount Miguel Covenant Village, a faith-based, not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, will hold its 6th annual Concert on the Green Series. The 2015 series features performances by Rumble Seat Rascals, Mariachi Estrellas de Chua Vista and High Society Jazz Band. “We are excited to be able to invite the […]

Thousands Tryout For Final Season Of American Idol

Contestants cheer as "American Idol" videotapes a segment for the show. Photo: Gina Yarbrough/San Diego County News

By Gina Yarbrough SAN DIEGO–Hundreds of aspiring singers throughout Southern California gathered Monday at the Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego hoping to be the 15th and final “American Idol” superstar. Contestants began lining up before 6 a.m. for the tryouts which were held outside the County Administration Building. San Diego resident Lily Navarro was […]

Jamison Ross’ Debut Album ‘Jamison’ Explodes With Astonishing Insight and Sensitivity Reinterpreting Jazz and Blues Standards


By Danny R. Johnson LOS ANGELES – The Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute has been known throughout the jazz world to have produced some of the greatest artists to grace the jazz universe. Among the past winners who have gone on to greatness are Cécile McLorin Salvant (vocals), Kris Bowers (piano), Ben Williams (bass), Jon Irabagon (sax), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Lage Lund (guitar), and Jacky Terrasson (piano), just to name a […]

American Idol Auditions Return To San Diego

By Gina Yarbrough SAN DIEGO–“American Idol” producers are coming to San Diego Monday in search for the 15th singing superstar. Auditions for the final season of the FOX television series will be held at Waterfront Park in front of the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, in downtown San Diego. It’s the fourth time “American […]

Joe Alterman’s ‘Georgia Sunset’ is 2015’s Best Jazz Piano CD Exhibiting Superb Individualism and Harmony

The Joe Alterman Trio at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.

By Danny R. Johnson NEW YORK, NY – Every step forward in jazz piano has been taken within a context of what came before, by an artist who is seeking or has found a new direction. That direction could lead back to something from the past, but because it would begin in the present, it […]

Author Of “Orange Is The New Black” Shares Her Story At Second Chance Benefit

Author Piper Kerman

SAN DIEGO–Fans of the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black will have an opportunity to meet the author of the popular show at a Second Chance fundraiser in San Diego. Second Chance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for people through job readiness, life skills training, and prisoner re-entry services, will host “Orange […]