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Moonlight Begins Season 37 With Elton John & Tim Rice’s “Aida”

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

   TR Robertson …The hills of Brengle Terrace were alive once again with the sounds of music as Season 37 for Moonlight Stage Productions began another season of summer musicals, this time with a musical never before staged at Moonlight. The artistic team of Moonlight has become known for not only bringing classical stage productions […]

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Moonlight’s 37th Season Begins with Sponsor Dinner and Opening Night for “Aida”

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Local  /  1 Comment

  TR Robertson …The stars were out Wednesday evening at the Moonlight Amphitheatre’s Artisan Café not with just the stars of the opening musical for the season, but also with sponsors, donors and dignitaries attending a Sponsor Dinner hosted by the Moonlight Cultural Foundation. MCF Co-President’s Jeff Pashby and Jon-Paul Hunten were both excited for […]

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75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway Ceremony on the USS Midway

By   /  June 13, 2017  /  North County  /  No Comments

TR Robertson …. On Monday, June 5th, the USS Midway was once again the scene of a special celebration to honor the survivors of The Battle of Midway, during the World War II engagement with the Japanese fleet. The celebration honored survivors of this battle, called the most significant and decisive naval victory the United States […]

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“Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” Rocks the Horton Grand Theatre

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

TR Robertson   …. The music is infectious, the acting superb, the story full of both life and tragedy. This is the story of the meteoric rise of one of the pioneers of rock and roll music in its early years. “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story”, currently playing at the Horton Grand Theatre, is produced […]

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“Escape to Margaritaville” a Feel Good Theatre Experience

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

TR Robertson   …You knew you were in for an enjoyable evening at the theatre when you walked up the entrance way to the La Jolla Playhouse and were greeted by a friendly vendor selling Margaritaville merchandise, a margarita/pina colada vendor, colorful beach chairs scattered around and people visiting with one another dressed in a […]

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Taste of Vista Returns to Downtown Vista June 21st

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson … The Vista Village Business Association will once again sponsor the Taste of Vista, this year on Wednesday, June 21st. Last year over 1,100 people took part in sampling food, wine and brews from numerous local restaurants, wineries and breweries. Jeffrey Frankel, Director of the Vista Village Business Association, said they expect over 25 […]

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Learning How to Behave Comes at a Price in Cygnet’s “Shockheaded Peter”

By   /  June 3, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

 TR Robertson …The latest production for Cygnet Theatre, in Old Town’s San Diego State Historic Park, will send chills down the spines for some, send others laughing out of the theatre and, perhaps, bring a few nightmares for others. Be assured, this is a performance you will not forget any time soon. Inspired by a […]

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Kathy Brombacher 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  Local  /  1 Comment

 TR Robertson …The Vista Ed Foundation and Chamber of Commerce selection for the 2017 Heroes of Vista Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is a longtime Vista resident and a major reason Vista has become a hot bed of theatrical talent and production in San Diego County. Kathy Brombacher recently received the award at the 6th annual […]

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Sunny Skies and Lots to Do Highlight the 2017 Vista Strawberry Festival

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson … The 8th annual Vista Strawberry Festival was a popular place to be on the Sunday before Memorial Day as thousands of people crowded the downtown Vista historic area to enjoy exercise, shopping, eating and drinking as they wandered through close to 400 vendors lining the streets. The Festival is once again sponsored by […]

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“Having Our Say – The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years” A Look at Change in America

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

TR Robertson …What started out as a story in the New York Times in 1991 would grow into a best-selling book in 1993 and a play in 1995, all due to the significant accomplishments of two driven, independent, successful “colored” sisters, who happened to live to over 100 years old each. Sarah Louise “Sadie” Delany […]

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“The Old Man and The Old Moon” Enchants Audiences at The Old Globe

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Travel  /  No Comments

  TR Robertson ..The latest production at The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park is a story wrapped in a play wrapped in a fairy tale wrapped in a fable mixed with a bit of a musical. It is a wonderfully entertaining, creative, whimsical production that delights young and old alike. Written and produced by […]

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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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