Arts and Entertainment

CCAE ed programs don’t slow down during COVID

During COVID-19 most people think the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is shut down with not much happening. However, one program continues to function at full speed and has even accelerated to meet the challenges caused for children by the pandemic. That is the Center’s educational program.  The Center’s Executive Director Jerry Van Leeuwen told The Times-Advocate, “The general […]

Patio Playhouse Presents reading of “Kings Among Men”

Patio Playhouse Community Theater will  present a Zoom reading of new play “Kings Among Men” by local playwright David Marshall Friday through Sunday In its debut read, “Kings Among Men” is a powerful retelling of the fall of the Knights Templar and resonates with audiences today through its themes of integrity, toxic masculinity, respect, and betrayal.  While Zoom productions have […]

Walls that unite: a tour of the city’s iconic murals


Part I of II parts. While some walls limit, discourage and separate, the colorful and uniquely painted walls of Escondido expand, inspire and bring people together.  There are the more than a dozen of these walls or murals. Some are obvious and easy to find but, true to the city’s name, many are tucked away on back-alley walls like hidden […]

Local man’s song reminds us of the reason for the season


As Buddy the elf said in the movie “Elf,” “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” Lou Ward would probably agree with that sentiment. Ward, a longtime resident of Escondido, has written a song entitled “It’s That Kind of Season,”  along with a video that reminds us all that the reason for the […]


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