Arts

Filmmakers Jason Blum and Mike Flanagan talk “Oculus”

“Oculus” opens in theaters this week and anybody who loves a scary time will get what they ask for. As someone who isn’t a big fan of horror films, I can assure you this one has what it takes to succeed as disturbingly well-made entertainment.

Arts proponents speak up during city budget review

Arts proponents speak up during city budget review

Oceanside – A half dozen speakers addressed City Council at the April 2 council meeting to request that city arts receive funding in the upcoming fiscal budget, and benefit from the city’s increased prosperity.

North County arts leaders meet to form regional council

North County arts leaders meet to form regional council

OCEANSIDE — Arts leaders from six North County cities met to discuss efforts to enhance and promote regional arts.

Film Review: ‘Oculus’ scares are in the eye of the beholder

Film Review: ‘Oculus’ scares are in the eye of the beholder

“Oculus” is a brilliant and eerie nightmare.

Encinitas open mic night lives on

Encinitas open mic night lives on

E-Street’s Tuesday night tradition gets some new love

Contemporary arts experience meets with some opposition

Contemporary arts experience meets with some opposition

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 still has the blues

Buddy Guy still has the blues

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.

YouTube filmmakers stop in Oceanside

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.

Poinsettia Elementary School parents fight to save art program

Poinsettia Elementary School parents fight to save art program

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.

There’s nothing like Moonlight’s ‘South Pacific’

There’s nothing like Moonlight’s ‘South Pacific’

VISTA — Moonlight Stage Productions opened its summer season with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” and a new artistic director, Steven Glaudini.