New Line Cinema’s Film “Annabelle” Passed $250 Million Worldwide Box Office

Tony Amendola (Father Perez) with the Annabelle doll in New Line Cinema's supernatural thriller, Annabelle. Photo: Warner Brothers

BURBANK–New Line Cinema’s “Annabelle” has now taken in over $250 million at the worldwide box office, with a tally of $250.2 million to date. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. The supernatural thriller, from director John R. Leonetti and producers […]

Justin Timberlake Teams Up With AfterMaster Audio

Justin Timberlake

HOLLYWOOD–(Businesswire)–AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of Studio One Media Inc., an industry leading audio technology company based in Hollywood today announced that Justin Timberlake has joined the company as an owner. Teaming up alongside music and sound industry’s elite, Justin will play an integral role as AfterMaster prepares its launch into the marketplace, providing […]

New Book By Callista Gingrich Explores America’s Early Years

Arlington, VA–From Sea to Shining Sea (Regnery Kids) is the latest book by Callista Gingrich and the fourth in her New York Times bestselling series of patriotic American history books for children. The story follows Ellis, a lovable pachyderm, as he explores America’s early years and the heroic journey west into unknown territory with Lewis […]

Country Legend Merle Haggard To Perform At Art Center

Merle Haggard

ESCONDIDO–Country Music Hall of Famer, GRAMMY Award-winner and most recently a Kennedy Center Honoree, Merle Haggard will perform at The California Center for the Arts, Escondido as part of the 20th anniversary 2014/2015 season on December 10. Haggard is a country music icon and living legend whose songs retain the grit, heart and honesty that […]

For the Sender Holiday Concert Benefits Bro-Am Foundation

SAN DIEGO–“For the Sender” a book, album and concert series that turns letters into songs, written by author and musician Alex Woodard, is hosting a benefit concert for the Switchfoot Bro-Am Foundation on December 14 at Belly Up Tavern. The night will make for a wonderful evening of well-known musicians such as Sara and Sean […]

PEACE Fund’s Paintball Tournament To Set World Record For Celebrity Attendance

Adrian Paul

LOS ANGELES–Celebrities will compete to win funds for charities they support at the PEACE Fund Games, December 6 and 7 at Camp Pendleton Paintball Park in Oceanside. The paintball tournament will highlight each celebrity’s personal charity, while raising awareness for their causes and attempting to set the world record for the largest celebrity paintball battle. […]

Clive Davis To Celebrate GRAMMYS At Gala


SANTA MONICA–Clive Davis and The Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY Gala on Feb. 7, 2015, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, the evening before the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards. Sponsored by Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Hyundai, JBL, and MasterCard Worldwide, this invitation-only, VIP event will feature special musical performances and will be […]

Tony Roko West Coast Opening To Benefit The New Children’s Museum

Local gallery teams up with The New Children's Museum to Help Expose More Children to the Arts

DETROIT– Detroit artist Tony Roko’s West Coast Opening at Alexander Salazar’s gallery on November 20 will benefit The New Children’s Museum and help provide free access to the arts for the children of San Diego.  A percentage of sales will benefit the Museum’s Title 1 and other community access programs.   Tony Roko is gaining recognition […]

Pharrell Williams and President Bill Clinton Rocked the House at Monk Jazz Institute 2014 All-Star Gala

resident Bill Clinton, 2014 recipient of the Maria Fisher Founder's Award, with Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz Chairman Herbie Hancock.

By Danny R. Johnson HOLLYWOOD – The hottest ticket in Hollywood on Sunday night, November 9, 2014, was the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Trumpet Competition and All-Star Gala, which was held at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, and San Diego County News had a front row seat to all the excitement. Things started happening right from […]

Juanito Pascual ‘New Flamenco Trio’ CD Uniquely Blends Traditional Flamenco Guitar with Improvised Styles of World Music, Jazz, Pop and Blues

L-R: Bassist Brad Barrett, Flamenco Guitarist Juanito Pascual, and Percussionist/Drummer Tupac Mantilla are the New Flamenco Trio.

By Danny R. Johnson LOS ANGELES – The late Spanish flamenco guitarist, composer and producer, Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gomes (1947-2014) who became popularly known throughout the world as Paco De Lucía, was a leading proponent of the New Flamenco style, he helped legitimize flamenco among the establishment in Spain, and was one of the first […]