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Encinitas novelist is international award finalist

North Coast Current

May 22, 2020

“Black Market News,” the debut novel by Encinitas-based journalist, filmmaker and educator Roman S. Koenig, is an official 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Award finalist.

San Diego Comic-Con marks milestone for Carlsbad artist

Carlsbad artist N.C. Winters draws a sketch for fan Susie Lum of La Mirada at his Comic-Con booth. The convention ran July 18-21 in downtown San Diego. (Photo by Meghan Lanigan)

Meghan Lanigan

July 26, 2019

Carlsbad artist and designer N.C. Winters had shown his artwork at Comic-Con before, but 2019 marked a milestone. This year marked the 50th anniversary of Comic-Con and the first time Winters decided to have his own full booth at the event.

Encinitas artist guides young students through creativity at summer camp

Encinitas artist Carla Funk sits among works in her studio July 2. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Meghan Lanigan

July 8, 2019

One Encinitas woman’s passion has been to keep children connected to art, and for the past 27 years, Carla Funk, artist and published poet, has merged art with learning at a camp she hosts for kids in her back yard every summer.

Encinitas seeks high school, college artists for mosaic project

This architectural rendering shows how mosaics will be placed under the Interstate 5 undercrossing at Santa Fe Drive in Encinitas. (Courtesy photo)

North Coast Current

September 28, 2018

The city of Encinitas invites college and high school artists to participate in a permanent installation of mosaic panels at the Interstate 5 undercrossing at Santa Fe Drive, the city recently announced.

CARLSBAD: Local symphony players perform Jan. 22

Musical instruments. (FreeImages photo by Eduardo Guillen)

January 10, 2017

CARLSBAD — The Chamber Music Players of the North Coast Symphony Orchestra present “Musical Mélange” at the Schulman Auditorium at the Carlsbad Dove Library on Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m. The program will consist of the “Holberg Suite” by Grieg for strings, conducted by Daniel Swem, and the “Czech...

Event Review: A family day at the Encinitas Street Fair

Encinitas Street Fair events included The Lumberyard shopping center as a venue April 24. (Photo by Michele Leivas)

Michele Leivas

May 3, 2016

Encinitas hosted its 33rd annual Spring Street Fair this weekend with sights and sounds for the entire family.

Remembrance: Local music scene honors Martin Grusin at Belly Up

Layla Marino

March 27, 2016

Mid-November last year, Del Mar and the music world at large suffered a great loss. Martin Grusin, best-known along the North Coast as the best vocal coach in the area, sang his last notes. His true legacy was felt in the support rallied by local musicians, his students and The Belly Up Tavern as they all came together in tribute in early February.

Review: Hum’s sound draws dedicated crowd to The Belly Up

The band Hum continues to be led by Matt Talbott. (Hum publicity photo)

Layla Marino

October 18, 2015

The grunge and metal scenes of the 1990s produced many bands that gained purchase in the pop charts in a way previously unseen in indie music. Many of these groups, such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, stood the test of time and are still popular today. While shoegazer grunge band...

‘IntelleXual’ podcasters celebrate 100 episodes of stimulating conversation

Cast and crew members of “Things Happen” answer questions following the film’s premiere June 14 at the Horton Grand Theatre in downtown San Diego. Left to right: Cinematographer Bryan Davis, actor and writer Sebastien Cipolla, director and writer David S. Dawson and actor Merrick McCartha. Kristin Naomi Garcia (far right) moderated the session. (Photo by Carla Van Wagoner of intelleXual entertainment)

Adam Burkhart

June 17, 2015

On a recent Sunday, a couple of hours before the hosts and crew of “The IntelleXual Podcast” were to celebrate their 100th episode with a live taping at the Horton Grand Theatre in downtown San Diego, they gathered at the Palace Bar just around the corner. “Stimulating conversations is what...

Review: Helmet could’ve been more solid in Belly Up performance

Helmet lead singer Page Hamilton performs with the band April 29 at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. (Photo by Layla Marino)

Layla Marino

May 18, 2015

The 1990s indie/grunge band Helmet burst onto the scene in 1990 with a sound that was completely different from most of the alternative rock bands of the time. With fast, driving guitars and heavy, intense vocals and lyrics, Helmet’s style, though clearly ticking the alt rock box, sometimes seemed...

Review: Juliana Hatfield Three prove they deserve brighter spotlight

The Juliana Hatfield Three perform to a modest but devoted crowd March 18 at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. (Photo by Layla Marino)

Layla Marino

April 20, 2015

Even in the 1990s, a period in indie music when there weren’t a lot of limits, Juliana Hatfield checked too many boxes to adhere to just one alt rock genre. Then again, she seemed like the Groucho Marx type anyway — she would never belong to a club that would have her as a member. That didn’t stop...

Encinitas resident, Jazz 88.3 manager curates Carlsbad series

Jazz 88.3 FM station manager and Encinitas resident Claudia Russell is shown in the station’s new facility at San Diego City College. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Manny Lopez

March 28, 2015

The city of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office has kicked off its four-part “This is Jazz” lecture and concert series with accompaniment from its new program partner, radio station KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM. The longstanding program taking place at the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium — located at the Carlsbad...

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