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Oceanside Theatre Closes the Season with “Picnic”

By   /  May 11, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

  TR Robertson …The final play for the 2016/17 season for the Oceanside Theatre on Coast Highway is the 1953 Pulitzer Prize winning “Picnic”, written by William Inge. The play premiered at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway and ran for 477 performances.  A strong cast of eleven brought this story of love, aging, teen […]

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A Step Back in Time at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire

By   /  May 9, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

  TR Robertson …. The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire, the world’s oldest, is in full swing for its 55th anniversary season at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale, California. Opening in early April, the Faire will run on weekends until May 21st offering guests and participants a chance to step back in time to […]

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Over 50 Craft Brewers Take Part in Rhythm & Brews Festival

By   /  May 8, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson ….. Saturday in Downtown Historic Vista was once again the scene of The San Diego Brewers Guild annual North County beer festival known as the Rhythm and Brews Festival. Cloudy skies and a little misty rain did not stop hundreds attendees from enjoying tastes from over 50 different San Diego County craft brewers. This […]

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“The Music Man” Still a Timeless Musical Classic Now at the Welk Theatre

By   /  May 8, 2017  /  Travel  /  2 Comments

  TR Robertson…  As many times as you may see the classic musical, “The Music Man”, the songs still make you tap your feet, move in your seats and sing along. The Welk Theatre’s latest production, along with an outstanding 22 person cast, will make you do all of these things and more. Ray Limon […]

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“Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean” Plays with Everyone’s Emotions

By   /  May 6, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

TR Robertson ….Perhaps a better title for the latest play on stage at Broadway Vista would be “With Friends like This Who Needs Enemies?” A seemingly simple story of a group of high school friends from McCarthy, Texas, returning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of James Dean’s death, meeting at the 5 & Dime store […]

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Travels With TR – Favorite Memories from Japan and Japan in Pictures

By   /  May 5, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

  TR Robertson ….Our trip to Japan was a fun filled, interesting and eye opening experience. These are a few of my favorite memories and at the end some of the standout Japanese food dishes you should try at some time in your life to experience Japanese cuisine. Following this is a slide show of […]

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Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista’s “Grape” Gatsby Affaire a Rousing Success

By   /  May 2, 2017  /  Local  /  3 Comments

  TR Robertson  …. The Vista Civic Center lobby and patio area was the scene Saturday of a fun-filled evening of wine and beer tastings, food sampling, a chance to bid both silently and in auction style for great prizes and an opportunity to mingle with friends while raising money to support the numerous projects and […]

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Travels With TR – The Japan Adventure Continues

By   /  April 27, 2017  /  Travel  /  1 Comment

Day Nine and Ten of the 13 Day Japan Trip – Osaka and Hiroshima TR Robertson … Day 9 of our trip to Japan was perhaps the easiest so far. Our group boarded a bus, luggage loaded on board and off we went to our next destination, Osaka. Osaka is the 2nd largest city in Japan […]

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Travels With TR – The Japan Adventure Continues

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

  Day Seven and Eight of the 13 Day Japan Trip TR Robertson  …DAY 7  Our second day in Kyoto was going to be a long day for us as it would involve a long bus ride to visit the town of Nara, some two hours outside of the town, then winding through the mountains […]

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Travels With TR – The Japan Adventure Continues

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

Day 5 & 6 of the 13 Day Trip TR Robertson  … Day 5 of our trip to Japan found us waking up in the Palace Hotel in Hakone, high in the mountains about 70 miles outside of Tokyo. We awoke to strong winds, misty rain and fog. The rain would continue for several hours after […]

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Travels With TR – The Japan Adventure Continues

By   /  April 25, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

Day Three and Four of the 13 Day Japan Trip  TR Robertson… Day Three in Tokyo brought more adventures, this time mostly outside of the city. I should mention, before continuing, one unusual feature we found, in our hotel room at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Hotel, was a most amazing bathroom toilet. The sci-fi looking […]

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Travels With TR –Our Trip to the Island of Japan

By   /  April 21, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

Day One and Two of our 13 Day Trip TR Robertson..The Robertson’s are off again on adventures around the world, this time to the beautiful island nation of Japan and the colorful blossoms of the cherry trees in bloom. We found out that in one park in Tokyo there are 65 varieties of cherry trees. […]

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Scripps Ranch Theatre Presents Dark Comedy Murder Mystery Full of Twists and Turns

By   /  April 6, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

 TR Robertson …There’s murder, and laughter in the air at Scripps Ranch Theatre with the current presentation of “Flemming, (An American Thriller)”. Sam Bobrick’s play was written as a parody of film noir thrillers from the 1940’s to 1950’s. All of the action of the play takes place in the living room of the suburban […]

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Old Globe’s Play Within A Play Presents Historical Look at Shakespearean Theatre

By   /  April 3, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

TR Robertson  ….“Red Velvet”, now on stage at the Old Globe Theatre’s Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, takes audience members into the world of the English theatre of the 19th century and a look at one of the best American Shakespearean actors few in the United States have ever heard of. The play, written by […]

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A Tribute to Gene Kelly

By   /  April 2, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

    ON SALE NOW!     A Tribute to Gene Kelly Promises a Rare Behind-the-Scenes Look at Dance Icon     Gene Kelly: The Legacy An Afternoon with Patricia Ward Kelly April 15, 2 pm, Balboa Theatre San Diego –  It’s been said that Gene Kelly single-handedly changed the way dance is presented on film. […]

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The Roustabouts Theatre Co. Launches First Season with MARGIN OF ERROR

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

A World Premiere Drama – Full of Twists and Suspense… MARGIN OF ERROR By Will Cooper / Directed by Rosina Reynolds / Featuring: Ruff Yeager, Anna Khaja, Kate Reynolds, Joel Miller  A new world-premiere drama that deals in cosmic secrets, both intellectual and emotional. A world-renowned scientist is about to receive the Nobel prize and […]

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Carlsbad New Village Arts Theatre Presents San Diego Premiere of a Theatre Classic “Awake and Sing”

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

 TR Robertson …Playwright Clifford Odets was known for writing “politically charged”, socially relevant dramas, when he wrote for the stage during the 1930’s to 1960”s. New Village Arts Executive Artistic Director, Kristianne Kurner, and her staff have brought one of his plays, “Awake and Sing”, to the stage as the next to the last play […]

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Hilarious Musical Comedy Opens at Old Town’s Cygnet Theatre

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

  TR Robertson … If you want to lose yourself for a couple of hours with a feel good, funny, energetic musical performed by a talented veteran cast, you will want to add Cygnet Theatre’s “On the 20th Century” to your list of theatrical productions to take in. This musical is described as “part operetta, part […]

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Club M Season Draws To A Close With The Harmony of The Four Freshmen

By   /  March 17, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

TR Robertson …. The second season of Moonlight’s successful Club M presentations drew to a close on Saturday with the harmonic sounds of the vocal band, The Four Freshmen. This group has been performing for 69 years throughout the United States and beyond to sold-out audiences and Saturday was no different. Club M is held on […]

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Forgiveness and Anger Inter-twined in Old Globe’s “The Blameless”

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

TR Robertson … Currently playing at the Old Globe Theatre’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, is an extremely moving, compelling, thought-provoking play which delves into the lives of the Garcia family members as they struggle to deal with a horrific occurrence in their life. “The Blameless” has as its core the problem […]

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