Arts and Entertainment

WOOD, A Furniture Show looking for entries

The Escondido Arts Partnership announces the 12th presentation of WOOD, A Furniture Show XII, hosted by Brian Murphy of Murphy’s Fine Woodworking.  This two-month exhibition will feature a gathering of some of the very best furniture makers in Southern California showing their work at the Escondido Municipal Gallery.  Handcrafted furniture will be exhibited in a variety of wood mediums and […]

Intuitive Artist Delivers a Powerful Message about Depression and Suicide

The HeART Beat of Escondido

The art of Lisa Marquez is like a message in a bottle that she hopes will travel to the far corners of the world.  While there are many ways to deliver a message, for Marquez it is through her art. Sometimes hidden within the body of her abstract paintings or sometimes as clear as day she writes words of hope […]

Moonlight Stage Productions’ “A Chorus Line” Set for August 18 – September 4

One of the longest-running musicals in Broadway history, “A Chorus Line” returns to The Moonlight for the first time in 29 years. Director and Choreographer Hector Guerrero will restage the original choreography created by the show’s creator and original Choreographer Michael Bennett and Co-Choreographer Bob Avian. Performances of “A Chorus Line” continue The Moonlight’s 40th Anniversary at the Moonlight Amphitheatre […]

Escondido artist wins First Place Watercolor award

Peggy Weiner, an artist and resident of Escondido, won the first-place award in the continuingly competitive August 2021 Members’ exhibition “Lazy Days” held virtually by the San Diego Watercolor Society—available to view on the website, www.sdws.org.   Weiner’s painting entitled “Anna” was selected by prominent artist and juror Robin Erickson for this honor. Erickson said of  the painting, “This portrait […]

Escondido’s Gabrielle Cavassa is co-winner of Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition


(This article previously appeared in Jersey Jazz Magazine. Reprinted with permission) For the first time in its nine-year history, the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition (Sassy Awards) named two winners of its annual contest: 26-year-old Gabrielle Cavassa, who grew up in Escondido, and 25-year-old Tawanda Seussbrich-Joaquim of Los Angeles. The finals for the 2020 competition, originally scheduled for November 2020, […]


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