San Diego’s Biggest Block Party Gaslamp Mardi Gras Returns

SAN DIEGO–Gaslamp Mardi Gras, the city’s epic block party and parade, returns to downtown San Diego February 28. The 23rd annual event begins with a parade filled with beads, floats, samba dancers, and plenty of other entertainment. Following the parade, the Gaslamp Quarter will be transformed into Bourbon Street that will feature live entertainment, drinks […]

Podcast: Author Gabriella Van Rij On Racism And Bullying

San Diego County News contributor Judith Cochran interviews author Gabriella van Rij. She was plucked from a Pakistani orphanage at the age of three and adopted by a Dutch family. Raised in Holland, she learned about bullies and racism the hard way, but she refused to remain a victim. Instead, she used understanding and empathy […]

Recording Academy Names 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Nominees

SANTA MONICA–Eleven individuals in the music industry will be honored with the Recording Academy’s 2017 Special Merit Awards during the Grammy telecast February The Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and the Velvet Underground. Thom Bell, Mo Ostin and Ralph Peer are Trustees Award […]

The 2017 Golden Globes Demonstrated African American Hollywood Actors Gaining Ground

By Danny R. Johnson Entertainment News Editor LOS ANGELES – The way the night was heading at the 2017 Golden Globes Awards show, it looked like a major record might be broken. But despite three big wins for African American actors, the record remains unbroken. The 2017 Golden Globes gave awards to three African American […]

Art = Opportunity To Host Workshop For Educators With Duo Black Violin  

ESCONDIDO–The recently launched Art=Opportunity is already programing special events, summits and training for 2017 that address its focus on improving arts literacy. Beginning in February, the California Center the Arts, Escondido will collaborate with Black Violin artists, Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste on Art=Opportunity, a project of California State University, San Marcos’ Center ARTES. The […]

San Diego Restaurant Week Celebrates Girl Scout Cookies With Innovative Dishes

SAN DIEGO–San Diego Restaurant Week restaurants have teamed up with local Girl Scouts to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Girl Scouting in San Diego. To celebrate the occasion, chefs are getting creative with America’s favorite Girl Scout cookies to dish out special offerings for San Diego Restaurant Week diners. Satisfy your cookie […]

Interview With Actress Gloria Hendry

Greek Mythology Theatre Comes To Life In Oceanside

OCEANSIDE–Oceanside Theatre Company, the resident theatre company of The Brooks Theatre and Studio 219, will present “Eurydice” by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl. In Greek mythology, Eurydice was an oak nymph and one of the daughters of the god of music and light Apollo. She was the wife of Orpheus, who tried to bring her back […]

Young Star Azalea Carey Releases Her First Single

LOS ANGELES–Hard Rock Café in Hollywood was rocking December 17 with the released party of 11-year-old Azalea Carey’s very first single, “Extra” on New Music. The festive event included a Red Carpet arrival of Carey’s friends, invited guests, music industry performers, food, drinks, DJ, music and dancing. Azalea, a trained dancer, wants today’s youth to […]

23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations Out

LOS ANGELES–Nominees for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2016, as well as the nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris introduced […]