Arts and Entertainment

“Moon Landing Celebration” concert will celebrate the 50th anniversary


The world premiere of the choral work “One Small Step”  by local composer Stephen Sturk and lyricist Charles Anthony Silvestri and conducted by John LoPiccolo will be performed by Escondido Choral Arts Saturday at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Concert Hall. The concert begins at 7 p.m.  This week I sat down with composer Stephen Sturk, who lives […]

Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle opens at Center Museum July 20

The Center Museum’s inaugural exhibition of its 25th Anniversary Season. This summer, Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle will open on July 20, 2019. Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist – Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle. Considered by many to be among the founders of Impressionism, Edgar Degas is […]

EAA to hold “Upcycle It” art and fashion show in August

  The Escondido Art Association will hold an “Upcycle It” Art and Fashion Show at the Artists Gallery on 121 Grand Avenue, Escondido during the month of August.   Framed artwork entries must consist of at least 75% recycled material, as must any wearable fashion show entry.  The show will run from Tuesday, August 6 through Saturday, August 31, 2019 […]

Brothers write and star in musical based on Styx songs at CCAE

Inspired by the music of Styx — one of the most popular rock bands of the 70s and early 80s, teen brothers Isaiah and Wyatt Rhinehart have written, cast, choreographed, and are directing and performing in a musical experience that provides a fresh take on Styx’s most recognizable songs. “Mr. Roboto — An Unofficial Styx Musical” features an original story […]

Popular Mexican Band Performs in Escondido

Mexican band, Panteón Rococó heads to Escondido to perform for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, July 28 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall.                                                           […]

Bulevar Descarga brings Latin rhythms to Hidden City Sounds music series

Join the Center for its new summer series: Hidden City Sounds which fills the Lyric Court with music every Friday from now to October 4. On Friday, July 26, Bordertown band, Bulevar Descarga  will perform at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido starting at 7 p.m.  Bulevar Descarga is a band with members on both sides of the wall. […]

Patio Playhouse presents ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

Patio Playhouse July 12 opened its Plays in the Park summer series with “The Wizard of Oz,” the classic musical based on the 1939 MGM film. The play will continue with multiple dates until July 27 at Kit Carson Amphitheater, 100 Amphitheater Drive, Escondido. Cost for tickets range from $18 to $25. The show is suitable for all ages.  The […]

Center’s 25th year will be special: an interview with the executive director


This is the beginning of a magical year at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. The 25th year since the Center opened, and immediately leaped onto the “A” list of top performing venues in San Diego County, if not Southern California.  As I have done for several years now, last week I sat down with Executive Director Jerry Van […]

CCAE Courtyard to be transformed

A Ribbon Cutting for the Cal Club Courtyard at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido was held Wednesday morning.  The courtyard has finally been transformed into an area that can host events, parties, meetings, and more. Attendees at the ribbon cutting included some of the donors behind the project, City officials, Center staff, and other community leaders, including Mayor […]


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