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Review: Buzzcocks still rock at the Belly Up

Layla Marino

September 30, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music, NORTH COAST BEAT, Solana Beach

If the Buzzcocks show at the Belly Up in Solana Beach on Sept. 19 is anything to go by, punk rock is most certainly not dead. There is also, often, a worry with older bands on reunion tours as to whether they can still perform, whether they still have “it.” No worries with the Buzzcocks, however, a...

LeucadiART Walk draws diverse talent

LeucadiART Walk draws diverse talent

Layla Marino

August 29, 2014


Filed under Arts, Encinitas, Leucadia, NORTH COAST BEAT

The NTC Mission Federal Artwalk in Point Loma (formerly Little Italy Artwalk) is a hotly anticipated event in San Diego County, but if you’re looking for great art right here in North County or just a fun Sunday event, you would have been well-advised to check out the Leucadia Artwalk (dubbed Leucadi...

Chicken ‘parade’ has San Marcos on the hunt

Chicken ‘parade’ has San Marcos on the hunt

Helen Hawes

August 15, 2014


Filed under Arts, NORTH COAST BEAT, Region, San Marcos

Why do the chickens in North County cross the road? Because they’re in the San Marcos Chicken Parade. But these fowl don’t move, they actually get the residents in the area to crisscross the city’s streets in a scavenger hunt in an effort to build community, have fun and win prizes. It’s a...

Palomar College marks opening of arts complex

Palomar College marks opening of arts complex

Manny Lopez

October 2, 2013


Filed under Arts, Higher Education, NORTH COAST BEAT, San Marcos

Palomar College celebrated the grand opening of its $24 million performing arts complex with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by tours and multidisciplinary performances featuring faculty members at the newly renovated Howard Brubeck Theatre on the main campus in San Marcos. Held on Sept. 20, the...

Oceanside film fest celebrates cinema

Oceanside film fest celebrates cinema

Paige Nelson

September 1, 2013


Filed under Arts, Film, NORTH COAST BEAT

Unsigned filmmakers from around the world made their debut on the big screen Aug. 22-25 at the historic Star Theatre for Oceanside’s third annual International Film Festival. Fifty films from nearly every genre were shown at the four-day movie marathon, filling up as many as 22 total hours of screening...

Independents’ days: Oceanside fest celebrates art of film

Independents’ days: Oceanside fest celebrates art of film

Paige Nelson

August 10, 2013


Filed under Arts, Film, NORTH COAST BEAT, Oceanside

The Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation is getting ready to roll out the red carpet for its third annual Oceanside International Film Festival later this month. The four-day event officially kicks off the film festival season in San Diego, starting Aug. 22. The festival showcases a juried selection...

Marquee family: Schulzes bring artistic energy to Oceanside

Marquee family: Schulzes bring artistic energy to Oceanside

Heather Randall

June 7, 2013


Filed under Arts, Encinitas, NORTH COAST BEAT, Oceanside

In just a short time, patrons of downtown Oceanside’s nightlife will notice a brighter sparkle emanating from the historic Star Theatre on Coast Highway when the restoration of the prominent marquee, originally built in 1956, is completed. The project is aimed to coincide with Oceanside’s 125th...

Artists pay homage to influential teacher

Artists pay homage to influential teacher

Helen Hawes

March 25, 2013


Filed under Arts, Encinitas, NORTH COAST BEAT, Region, San Diego County

John Minchin’s warm brown eyes light up when he talks about his career as an architect and illustrator. Petite and upbeat Hildegarde Jaeger Stubbs is almost magical when she speaks of her work as a plein air painter. These two Encinitas artists hadn’t seen each other since they were children until...

Prettyman rebounds with inspired album

Prettyman rebounds with inspired album

Stephen Rubin

March 2, 2013


Filed under Arts, Encinitas, Music, NORTH COAST BEAT, Solana Beach

Polyps on the vocal cords. These blistery soft growths are presumably undesired by someone who banks on her voice. But Solana Beach resident Tristan Prettyman sees her two little buggers, since removed, as a “crazy, magical blessing.” “I basically was forcing myself to write and start playing music again, even though inside I was sup...

The Big C: Kane to come out swinging in 2013

The Big C: Kane to come out swinging in 2013

Stephen Rubin

January 17, 2013


Filed under Arts, Encinitas, Music, NORTH COAST BEAT, Oceanside

“I have to eat toast while I talk to you. I wake up nauseated in the morning. If I don’t eat toast right away, I throw up.” Singer spewing during an interview? Yeah, probably not unprecedented. But Oceanside blues belter Candye Kane possessed a solid excuse for munching on heated bread during a Jan. 7 chat. In May, she underwent the second surgery related to her bout...

Prevailing Wind: Band finds engaging blend

Prevailing Wind: Band finds engaging blend

Stephen Rubin

December 12, 2012


Filed under Arts, Music, NORTH COAST BEAT

There is nothing odd about a 23-year-old from Carlsbad finding comfort in Hank Williams before a walk by the beach. That’s especially so if the aforementioned Williams listener – talkin’ Senior now, not Junior – belongs to Trouble in the Wind, a quartet whose saloon-ready mix blends rock w...

Mary Fleener lives art on the edge

Mary Fleener lives art on the edge

Ken Pagano

August 18, 2012


Filed under Arts, Encinitas, NORTH COAST BEAT

It takes a person less than the time it would take to toast a slice of bread to realize Mary Fleener is anything but bland. Talented. Political. Fiery. These are the words people used to describe her. Fleener attributes her independent streak to role models she had early in life. “My mom worked...

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