CARLSBAD — The Winter Wonderland arts experience at the Westfield Plaza Camino Real mall hit a few bumps along the way in its efforts to bring contemporary art out into the community.
Buddy Guy’s new release, “Rhythm & Blues,” is a rarity in an era where EPs and singles are becoming popular formats to release new music. It’s a double album, 22 all-new tracks deep.
OCEANSIDE — If you are one of tens of millions of viewers who have seen the light saber-armed Jedi Kitten on YouTube, then you are familiar with the video shorts of Zach King and Aaron Benitez.
Laura Bodensteiner decided to take matters into her own hands when she found out her daughter’s school risks losing its art program next year due to lack of funding.
VISTA — Moonlight Stage Productions opened its summer season with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” and a new artistic director, Steven Glaudini.
CARLSBAD — Celebrating its 10th anniversary season and highlighting its Kickstarter fundraising campaign, the Carlsbad Music Festival hosted a Village Walk of mini-music concerts by local artists on June 21.
Intoxicating visuals and an audacious performance from Emma Watson make “The Bling Ring” an interesting dramatization of a true story, though Sofia Coppola’s failure to address the bigger picture prevents this strange film from realizing its true potential.
ENCINITAS — At Wednesday night’s meeting, City Council allocated $150,000 in grants to arts and civics groups as part of the city of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program.
CARLSBAD — While every generation seems to reject their parents’ music, Tolan Shaw embraced the soulful sounds of Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye that he learned from his dad, Doug Shaw a vocalist and guitarist with the band, The Rhythm Method.