Legendary Bebop Jazz Drummer Stan Levey Gets the Last Word in Biography of his Illustrious Life

By Danny R. Johnson Jazz and Pop Music Critic Between 1945 and 1950, two gods dominated American music – Bird and Diz. Every young jazz musician and composer, regardless of instrument, emulated them. Pop arrangers and film composers and conservatory students entertained themselves by appropriating the hip chords, cool dissonances, and in wit of bop. […]

Local Author To Visit Oceanside Library

OCEANSIDE–Local author Earl Javorsky will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Trust Me, January 27 in the Civic Center Library Foundation Room in downtown Oceanside. Earl Javorsky is an author with two mystery novels released in the past year. He also works as an editor/proofreader, although in the past he has, among other […]

Shaft Returns In Brand-New Comic Book Series And Novel

Mt. Laurel, NJ-–Dynamite Entertainment, publisher of comic books and graphic novels, has announced that critically acclaimed author David F. Walker will continue the legacy of Ernest Tidyman’s iconic private detective John Shaft in an all-new comic book series, Shaft: Imitation of Life, illustrated by Dietrich Smith. The first issue will debut in February 2016 alongside […]

Oceanside Library To Present Pete The Cat Storytime

OCEANSIDE–The Oceanside Public Library will present a special storytime event featuring the popular picture book character “Pete the Cat” on August 22 at the Civic Center Library. The 2 p.m. free event, for kids of all ages and their caregivers, will include stories such as Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes and Pete […]

UC San Diego Library to Hold Book Launch For New Dr. Seuss Book

LA JOLLA–Dr. Seuss fans will not want to miss a book launch next Tuesday in UC San Diego’s Geisel Library in La Jolla. Fans of the beloved author will celebrate the release of the new Dr. Seuss book, What Pet Should I Get? At the event, the UC San Diego Bookstore will be selling a limited number of […]

Author Warren Ellis To Write James Bond Comic Book Series

Mt. Laurel, NJ–Dynamite recently announced that fan-favorite author Warren Ellis will be writing the James Bond 007 ongoing comic book series, the first to appear in over two decades. James Bond 007 is scheduled for release in November, featuring interior artwork by Jason Masters (Batman Incorporated, Guardians of the Galaxy). The news of the high-profile […]

William Shatner Celebrates Launch Of New Digital Comic Man O War

SAN DIEGO–A depleted Earth controlled by corporate greed. An interplanetary revolution set to plunge the solar system into chaos. And one good man amid it all, seeking justice in a future gone mad. Who else other than the legendary William Shatner is capable of bringing such a story to life, in a brand-new comic book […]

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

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 […]

Oceanside Literary Festival Kicks Off This Summer

OCEANSIDE–North County’s largest literary event returns to Oceanside. The Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation will hold its 5th annual “Write On, Oceanside!” Literary Festival this summer in July. Underwritten by Oceanside Public Library in partnership with the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library, the event celebrates North County authors. The event, held July 18 from 2 […]

AM 1170 The Answer Presents An Afternoon With Ann Coulter And Mark Larson

SAN DIEGO–Conservative author and columnist Ann Coulter will be in San Diego July 12 for AM 1170 The Answer’s An Afternoon with Ann Coulter at the Scottish Rite Event Center in Mission Valley. Is America really slipping away from the land of the free and home of the brave? New York Times best-selling author Coulter thinks it is, with her new […]