Friend Of Oceanside Library To Present Author Richard Lederer

OCEANSIDE–The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will present Richard Lederer and The Alley Cats for an exclusive event on February 12 at the Sunshine Brooks Theatre. The 5:30 p.m. event will feature Lederer, acclaimed author, columnist, media personality, and self-anointed “verbivore,” entertaining the audience with a spoken-word performance. The Alley Cats will close with […]

San Diego Coastkeeper To Host 4th Annual Concert

SAN DIEGO–San Diego Coastkeeper rocks for a cause at its 4th-annual Ocean Commotion Concert. The April 18 concert is bigger, better and more fun at Campland on the Bay to raise money and celebrate San Diego Coastkeeper’s 20th year protecting and restoring fishable, swimmable, drinkable waters. Oceanside’s The Barnwell Shift will again headline the show. […]

Cygnet Theatre Launches Season 13

SAN DIEGO–Cygnet Theatre has announced its Season 13 lineup featuring seven productions. Adding a new creative influence to the season will be Cygnet’s most recent addition, Rob Lutfy, who has been appointed as Cygnet’s Associate Artistic Director and will start in the summer. Season Thirteen’s storytelling begins in July as Director Sean Murray will mount […]

First Ever Latin Album Salute To The King Of Pop

Smooth criminal

NEW YORK–Fueled by his relentless commitment, quiet determination and passionate faith in the loving message behind much of Michael Jackson’s music, producer/multi-instrumentalist/arranger Tony Succar has thoughtfully created Unity: The Latin Tribute To Michael Jackson. The result is Jackson’s timeless pop and R&B tunes, such as “Thriller,” “Billie Jean,” and “I Want You Back” married with glorious […]

Black Leaders Raise Funds To Bring “Selma” To Students For Free


HOLLYWOOD–(Businesswire)– In an unprecedented effort led by a team of African-American business leaders in New York, organizations across the U.S. coordinated a massive national campaign to find African-American business leaders to underwrite free admission to the Golden Globe-nominated film “Selma” for students around the country. New cities Boston, Nashville, New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sarasota, […]

Carrie Fisher To Present The SAG 51st Life Achievement Award To Debbie Reynolds

SAG Life Achievement recipient Debbie Reynolds.
Art Photo Credit: Courtesy of Debbie Reynolds Studio

LOS ANGELES–Carrie Fisher will present the 51st SAG Life Achievement Award to her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on January 25. The presentation of the union’s highest accolade will be the centerpiece at the annual Actors ceremony, held at the  Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. SAG-AFTRA is honoring Debbie […]

Jazz Education Network 2015 Conference Convened World’s Largest Group of Jazz Educators, Promoters and Performers

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock signs a copy of his book for Bobby Watson, director of Jazz Studies at University of Missouri-Kansas City. Photo: Gina Yarbrough/San Diego County News

By Danny R. Johnson SAN DIEGO – An enthusiastic and exuberant group of jazz intellectuals, educators, promoters, and performers were in attendance for the Jazz Education Network 6th Annual Conference held at The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego on January 7-10, 2015. The agenda was inundated with a topnotch lineup of performers, presenters, and speakers. […]

Avo Playhouse Debuts The Lion In Winter

VISTA–Avo Playhouse kicks off its 2015 winter season with the debut of Moonlight Stage Production’s The Lion in Winter. The Lion in Winter plays out the strategies for power and love between two of England’s most formidable rulers, King Henry II and Queen Eleanor, and their three crown-hungry sons. As the sun sets on his […]

Winners Announced At People’s Choice Awards

Adam Sandler receive Favorite

LOS ANGELES–Winners for People’s Choice Awards 2015 were announced during CBS’s live broadcast hosted by Anna Faris and Allison Janney (Mom) at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on January 7. The Big Bang Theory took home “Favorite TV Show” and “Favorite Network TV Comedy,” while its star, Kaley Cuoco, nabbed “Favorite Comedic TV Actress” for the […]

SAG Awards Auctions Red Carpet Bleacher Seats To Fans

LOS ANGELES–The Screen Actors Guild is giving fans an opportunity to participate in this month’s 21st annual SAG Awards by auctioning Red Carpet bleacher seats. The auction, which benefits the Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools, Storyline Online, and Catastropic Health Fund and Emergency Assistance programs, allows fans to bid on […]