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2018 High School Graduation Ceremonies

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2018 High School Graduation Ceremonies: Dates & Times Alta Vista High School: June 6, 2018 at  6:00 pm – 1575 Bonair Rd, Vista, CA 92084 Rancho Buena Vista High School:  June 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 1601 Longhorn Drive, Vista Mission Vista High School: June 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm – 1306 Melrose Dr, Oceanside, CA […]

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Special City Council Meeting on Proposed Marijuana Initiatives

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Special City Council Meeting to Include Discussion on Proposed Marijuana Initiatives A Special City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive, in the City Council Chambers at 5:30 pm. The agenda will include a discussion on the proposed City’s marijuana initiatives to be […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Join Us At Strawberry Festival 2018

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1. 450 Vendors!  Come enjoy our street fair with over 450 artists & crafts, commercial, food vendors and more!  We have it ALL! 2. Contests, Contests, Contest! We have numerous different contests for you to participate in this year.  Don’t miss the fun!  They include: Strawberry Pie Eating Contest    (Free entry, 5 different age categories) […]

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49 Featuring the work of Kelly Moncure

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Announcing “49”, a one night only art show at the Backfence Society on  Saturday, June 2nd from 6-9 pm 110 S. Citrus Avenue, Vista, CA 92084 The show will feature landscape photography, figure drawing and painting, and plein aire paintings.  Kelly is the City of Vista’s Public Art Commission’s Vice Chair and Rancho Buena Vista’s photography teacher. Kelly […]

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Yellowed Journalism- The Decaying Papers of the Stands

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Alex Hughes — May 23, 2018 …On an early day off of school, I was able to take a walk down West San Marcos Blvd. I am not too familiar with the San Marcos area and wanted to get to know more of it. I put on my Sherlock Holmes eyes and analyzed the area […]

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NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY

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FREE CELEBRATION AT THE GLORIA MCCLELLAN CENTER FOR THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY ON MAY 30 Vista, CA  — The City of Vista’s Gloria McClellan Center will join an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. […]

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Veterans’ Writing Group of San Diego County

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  The Veterans’ Writing Group of San Diego County has published our second book, Listen Up! Things I Learned In the Military. It is an anthology of 33 stories written by military veterans. This is the follow-up to our first book Away for the Holidays, with many of the same authors. Listen Up! authors served […]

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San Diego County Sheriff’s Department – Click It Or Ticket

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Click It Or Ticket Deputies cracking down on drivers and passengers not wearing their seat belts The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is cracking down on people who don’t wear their seat belts. The nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign will run from May 21st to June 3rd. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety […]

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    17th Annual Valley Center Stampede Rodeo

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    In case you haven’t heard, the 17th Annual Valley Center Stampede Rodeo is hosting the first-ever professional rodeo in Valley Center this Memorial Day weekend. This year’s rodeo, now sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA), will offer a full-lineup of professional rodeo performances on May 25 & 26, 2018. Additionally, please note that […]

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    First Wednesday Last Show Of The Season – San Diego Circus Center

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    Escondido, Ca. – May  2018 — The San Diego Circus Center performs for the 2017-18 season finale of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s First Wednesdays community program on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7 pm. The San Diego Circus Center is devoted to advancing circus training in North America and enriching the lives of our community by teaching circus disciplines, […]

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    Vista Moves Up 1 Spot To Rank As 7th Priciest City

    By   15 hours ago

    San Diego Metro Report: May 2018  The Zumper San Diego Metro Report analyzed active listings in April across 17 metro cities to show the most and least expensive cities and cities with the fastest growing rents. The California state median was $1,749 last month. Cities Ranked By Rent The Most Expensive –Solana Beach, CA held onto its position as […]

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    $72,500 Awarded in Don Diego Scholarships

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     Will Propel 30 Exceptional San Diego Area Students To Notable Colleges Around the U.S. Del Mar, CA … Don Diego Scholarship Foundation is elated to announce that it has awarded a record $72,500 in college scholarships to 30 exceptional students who reside throughout the San Diego area and have participated in the San Diego County […]

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    Jazz Icon Gilbert Castellanos With The San Diego Children’s Choir

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    San Diego, CA– The San Diego Children’s Choir and jazz icon and award-winning trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos will showcase “An American Tapestry,” a performance of the musical history of our nation at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at Copley Symphony Hall. Choristers ages four to 18 will take guests on a musical journey of the indigenous people of Southern […]

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    Carlsbad City Council Votes to Support Federal Government’s Lawsuit

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    At a special City Council meeting May 21, the Carlsbad City Council voted to support the federal government’s lawsuit against California’s so called “sanctuary state” laws, which limit the ability of local law enforcement to coordinate and communicate with federal immigration enforcement agencies. The action Tuesday will not have any immediate effect on law enforcement […]

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    Annual Count Finds Fewer Homeless People in Region

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    The number of homeless people in San Diego County dropped by 6 percent from the previous year, according to the 2018 Point-in-Time Count. Conducted every year by the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, the count this past January showed that 8,576 men, women and children are living on the street or in shelters, compared […]

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    San Marcos Lion Honored At District 4L6 Convention

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    San Marcos, CA May 2018– A 38-year resident of San Marcos and 35-year San Marcos Lion, Ish Lopez, received the Lions Clubs International Melvin Jones Fellowship Award at the San Diego/Imperial Counties Lions 76th Annual Convention held in Yuma, Arizona May 5, 2018. The award is the fourth highest recognition presented to Lions with continuous […]

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      Senate Approves Senator Bates’ Opioid Education Bill

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      SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Senate Bill 1109 authored by Senator Patricia Bates(R-Laguna Niguel) passed unanimously off the Senate floor. SB 1109 would educate the public, especially those who are involved with youth, by explaining to them the risk of addiction and overdose from prescription opioids. The bill now heads to the State Assembly for its consideration. “For example, San […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron – Fire Communities Work Together

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron–  I have been appointed to a new Select Committee on Natural Disaster Response, Recovery and Rebuilding, co-chaired by Assemblymembers Marc Levine, D –Marin, (Santa Rosa Fire), and Monique Limón, D – Santa Barbara (Thomas Fire). Most members represent districts severely impacted by CA wildfires, including Cecilia Aguilar-Curry, D-Winters, (Napa Fire), Dr. Jim Wood, D-Healdsburg (Santa […]

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      “Would You Believe? GOP Bill Would Raise Tax Revenue – Democrats Say No”

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      In Case You Missed It: Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) represents the 36th Senate District in the California Legislature, which covers South Orange County, North San Diego County and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.  SACRAMENTO – The Democrat-controlled Senate Governance and Finance Committee recently blocked Senator Patricia Bates’ Senate Bill 1237, commonsense legislation that would […]

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      Senator Bates – Senate Democrats Block Prop. 13 Bill

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      SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the Democrat-controlled Senate Governance and Finance Committee rejected her Senate Bill 1237. Her bill would have corrected an outdated interpretation of property “change of ownership” in Proposition 13 relating to taxation of business properties. “Today’s defeat of my bill to strengthen Proposition 13’s tax protections is […]

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      Senator Bates Co-hosts Proposition 13 Informational Forum On Friday

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      SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Assemblymember Bill Brough(R-Dana Point), and Chairwoman of the California Board of Equalization Diane Harkey will host an informational forum on Proposition 13. Residents will receive updated information on a proposed constitutional amendment to remove a major taxpayer protection provided under Proposition 13. WHO: Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) Assemblymember Bill Brough (R-Dana Point Chairwoman […]

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      Animals Need Our Advocacy Too

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      Animals Need Our Advocacy Too By Assemblymember Marie Waldron Most of us love animals and want to see that they are treated humanely. That’s why I’m supporting several bills this session that will help ensure the safety and well-being of pets and wildlife. It often falls to first responders to provide life-saving first aid to […]

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      Bates and Senator Nielsen Respond to Governor’s May Budget Revision

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      Senate Republican Leader Bates and Senator Nielsen Respond to Governor’s May Budget Revision SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), vice chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, responded to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2018-19 budget proposal. The Governor’s May Revision outlines a record breaking $199.3 billion state budget. While […]

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      Senator Bates to Host Opioid Awareness Forum

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      The public is invited to learn more about the dangers of opioids at a free event TOMORROW (Thursday, May 10TH). Many drug tragedies begin with a legal prescription for pain relief which could then turn into an addiction. Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) will host an informative forum that will feature experts on the topic of opioids, including a […]

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        Mustang Sally- Thomas Calabrese

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        Speed Your Mustang Up Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally, think you better slow your mustang down Mustang Sally, think you better slow your mustang down You been running all over the town now Thomas Calabrese —  Sally Connors had been working at the Carlsbad Airport for three years and even though she was only […]

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        Military Mountaineers-Thomas Calabrese

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        Somewhere Warm …Please The 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) is a light infantry division in the United States Army based at Fort Drum, New York. Designated as a mountain warfare unit, the division is the only one of its size in the US military to receive intense specialized training for fighting in mountainous and arctic conditions. Staff Sergeant Rudy Galvin and Sergeant 1st Class […]

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        Grocery Grabs #12- El Mercado Market

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        Alex Hughes —  May 2018 …Having been to many of the Mexican grocery stores in Vista. I decided to move on to San Marcos. I have passed this little place a few times when I have gone exploring. Luckily, it is not too far from Cal State San Marcos; within walking distance. The name is […]

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        The Secrets of the Yellow Brick Road – Thomas Calabrese

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        Inspired By True Events Thomas Calabrese — …John Roland served his five years in the Marine Corps with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and was on his 3rd deployment in Afghanistan when the helicopter that he was riding in was shot down by rocket fire. He broke his right leg and left forearm, sustained a concussion […]

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        Grocery Grabs #11- El Vecino Market

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        Alex Hughes — May 6, 2018… I thought I had seen all the Mexican grocery stores in Vista, but I found one hidden along Postal Way! It was by the name of “El Vecino Market”. It is related to the San Marcos Market which I reviewed here: http://thevistapress.com/grocery-grabs-9-san-marcos-market/. I found that it was clean and brand […]

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        The Good Neighbor – Thomas Calabrese

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        Right Place, Right Time Thomas Calabrese —   The border patrol vehicle moved slowly along the dangerous smugglers’ route between Calexico and Tijuana while the driver shined his bright halogen spotlight from side to side as he searched for drug dealers and human traffickers. He should not have been working alone tonight, but his usual partner […]

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        I’m at a Payphone- Call #1

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        Alex Hughes– April  2018…..This is a brand new series where I highlight broken payphones in the City of Vista! As I said before, they are an example of how we used to call people on the go. Now with smartphones, they are being neglected. Some are in awful condition with the essentials missing such as […]

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        The Instigator -Thomas Calabrese

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        The Fanatic Phonetic Troublemaker Thomas Calabrese — Robert Ralpheson, sometimes called ‘Ralph’ but often referred to as the ‘Instigator’ because his behavior fluctuated between strange, different or just plain instigating. He was a regular patron at the 24 Fitness center in the Carlsbad Mall where he loved to interject phonetic reversal’ (Phonetic reversal is the process of […]

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          Mission Hills Defeats Brawley 8-2

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          The Brawley Bruins 16-12 scored 2 early runs in the top of the first inning for a 2-0 lead but the bats of Mission HIlls came on in the first 3 innings as they tied the game at 2-2 after 1 and scored 5 runs in the bottom of the second and 1 in the […]

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          Vista Panthers eliminated in Division I CIF Baseball Tournament

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Panther Field-Vista High School-Tuesday, May 22, 2018:  It was a very close ballgame until the bitter end as Santana led 2-0 in the top of the 1st on a two run home run and the Panthers came back and battled for 2 runs as Jake Ketner RBI sacrifice bunt scored Dave Ayala […]

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          Vista Girls Softball Alumni in CIF Softball Playoffs

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          Cathedral Catholic HS is the #1 seed in the CIF Softball Open Division playoffs. Vista Girls Softball has 3 alumni on the roster. UCLA-bound ace pitcher, Megan Faraimo, Kaelene Walters, and Tiffany Kaiser. Next game is Thu, 5/24 at 4pm. Santee Sportsplex (9951 Riverwalk Dr, Santee, CA 92071). Below is the CIF SD Open Division playoff schedule.   […]

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          North County Baseball MLB Highlights for 5-16-18

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          David Willauer — Former Vista High product Trevor Cahill pitched for the Oakland A’s as he record falls to 1-2 as he pitched 5 innings gave up 5 hits 3 runs 3 earned 1 walk and 1 strikeout as the A’s were defeated by the Boston Red Sox by a 6-4 score. Former Palomar College standout Tyler […]

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          Fallbrook Brandon Sandoval Shines With Inland Empire 66’ers

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer– May 16, 2018-Pete Lehr Field at Storm Stadium-Lake Elsinore, CA:  Brandon Sandoval a former product out of Fallbrook High School is in his second year in the Los Angeles Angels farm system. While in high school, the former Warrior lettered in basketball and baseball. In his first year in high school […]

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          North County MLB Baseball Highlights 5-13-18

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          David Willauer — Former Palomar Nick Vincent made an appearance on the mound as he pitched 1 inning as the Seattle Mariners were defeated by the Detroit Tigers by a 5-4 score.  Former USD Torero Kris Bryant went 0 for 4 for the Chicago Cubs as they were defeated by their South Side baseball rival the […]

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          Clayton Richard Charity Wine Release Benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego

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          SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego Padres pitcher Clayton Richard and his wife Ashley are pleased to announce their 2018 Uncork for a Cause charity program with a special event to raise awareness and funding for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. Clayton, his teammates* and special guests will gather June 3rd from 7-10 pm at The Omni San Diego […]

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          Fresno State Bound Ivan Luna Key In Vista 5-1 Win Over Oceanside High

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          David A. Willauer–Vista High School-Vista, CA:  The Vista Panthers improve their record at 14-12 and snapped a 3 game losing streak as scored 1 run in the 1st inning, 3 runs in the 3 and 1 run in the 4th as they defeated a struggling Oceanside Pirates baseball squad by a 5-1 score behind the […]

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            All Shook Up The Musical At The Avo

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            Presented by Star Repertory Theatre at the AVO Playhouse Not Affiliated with the City of Vista or Moonlight Stage Productions Online sales end 2 hours prior to show time. The AVO Playhouse Box Office opens 1 hour prior to show time. Seating begins half an hour before show time. Friday, May 25, 2018 • 7:30 pm Saturday, May 26, […]

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            North Coast Repertory Presents  ANGELINA RÉAUX Sings Well On Broadway

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            Angelina Réaux  at North Coast Repertory Theatre…   Internationally acclaimed singing-actress Angelina Réaux takes you on a musical voyage through Kurt Weill’s nine American Broadway shows, , highlighting his collaborations with writers Maxwell Anderson, Langston Hughes, Elmer Rice, Ogden Nash, Alan Jay Lerner and Ira Gershwin, bringing to vivid life hits like “September Song”, “Speak Low”, “My […]

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            “A Thousand Splendid Suns” Presents a Powerful Look at Women’s Struggles in a Turbulent Time

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              TR Robertson  — It’s emotional, it’s riveting, it’s painful, and it is a story of perseverance, struggle and friendship in a country where women continue to battle for rights once granted only to men. “A Thousand Splendid Suns” is currently on stage at the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at the Old Globe Theatre, Conrad […]

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            The “Wind & The Breeze” World Premier Starts May 16th!

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                                  Meet Sam. Sam is the legendary, undisputed, greatest emcee in Rockford, Illinois. Sam is waiting on a bridge for the Independence Day fireworks, but it is February and his closest friends need their hero. Sam is waiting on a sign, while his friends and […]

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            Oceanside Theatre’s “Red” Proves Everything Is Not Black & White

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            TR Robertson — Oceanside, CA …As you walk into the lobby of the Oceanside Theatre at The Brooks you are over whelmed by the beauty of the art work on the walls and above all, the colors. The Theatre has joined with the Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance to “paint” the theatre with a […]

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            The Old Globe – 2018-2019 Season Announced

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            Five world premieres to come in 2018-2019 Season! Including musicals, dramas, comedies, and more! The Heart of Rock & Roll September 6 – October 21, 2018 Looking for Christmas The New Clint Black Musical November 13 – December 16, 2018 Familiar January 26 – March 3, 2019 Tiny Beautiful Things February 9 – March 10, 2019 […]

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            Art of Elan : Collaborative Season Finale Concert

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              Collaborative Season Finale Concert features Special Guests and World Premiere Workshops and Premieres Set for San Diego and Tijuana  Art of Élan’s commitment to collaboration and supporting new work continued this season with the commissioning of Tijuana-based composer and double-bassist Andrés Martín to write a work for NOW Ensemble (Art of Élan’s ensemble-in-residence). The piece, called “Bruja,” will be […]

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            New Village Arts Announces Season Eighteen 2018 – 2019

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            New Village Arts announces the complete lineup for Season Eighteen (2018 – 2019), Includes Two San Diego Premieres, One West Coast Premiere, and One World Premiere  CARLSBAD, CA. May  2018 – Season 18 at New Village Arts is a celebration of the diversity of our community.  With six mainstage productions, NVA has created an eclectic season of […]

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