‘Evita’ can be seen at Lyceum Theatre through Aug. 27

‘Evita’ can be seen at Lyceum Theatre through Aug. 27

  Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to the Village News   Historians would be hard-pressed to find another woman who climbed up and out of the gutter to parallel the ascension of Argentina’s former first lady 33-year-old Eva Duarte Peron (May 1919 – July 1952). Tim Rice (Sir Timothy Rice) was inspired to write the book and […]

“Pump Up the Volume” is worth seeing

“Pump Up the Volume” is worth seeing

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to the Village News The voice of a generation has passed since MC Hammer shocked us with his sound. Surly and sporting his “Hammer Pants” he introduced us to a new way of dancing and a noise he called hip-hop. Most of us didn’t wanna go there. Somehow it just seemed dirty. […]

Fallbrook Music Society opens concert season with Encore Saxophone Quartet

Fallbrook Music Society opens concert season with Encore Saxophone Quartet

FALLBROOK – Continuing its successful Classical Sundays format, Fallbrook Music Society begins its 40th annual concert season Sunday, Aug. 27, with the one-of-a-kind Encore Saxophone Quartet. Winners in the 2016 Beverly Hills National Auditions competition, Encore Saxophone Quartet is among Los Angeles’ premier performing ensembles. Formed in 1984 by internationally renowned saxophonist Douglas Masek, the […]

Paul Anka swings into Pala Aug. 25

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to the Village News Few entertainers will live long enough to be called a legend. Paul Anka is one who has. After celebrating his last birthday July 30, he has now passed the sixth decade in a celebrated singing career. Paul Anka is appearing at the Pala Casino and Spa in Pala, […]

Olivia Newton-John to perform at Pala Oct. 7.

PALA – International singing and film star Olivia Newton-John will bring her special talents to the Starlight Theater stage at Pala Casino Spa & Resort Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Newton-John’s appeal continues to be timeless. From her debut in the ‘60’s in Australia to her 10 number one hits in the U.S. and Europe, […]

Book Review: The Room of White Fire by T. Jefferson Parker

Kit-Bacon Gressitt Special to the Village News Best-selling novelist and Fallbrook resident T. Jefferson Parker had a great run with his six Charlie Hood Border Series thrillers. Now, “The Room of White Fire” (Putnam, Aug. 22, 2017) launches a new series with a new protagonist: San Diego private investigator Roland Ford. Ford is a complex […]

‘Kill Local’ has a set to die for

‘Kill Local’ has a set to die for

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to the Village News   There is an interesting new show at La Jolla Playhouse written by Mat Smart. He is a 2004 graduate of U.C. San Diego’s M.F.A. playwriting program; this alumnus’ talent has made him one of theatre’s rising stars. One of his newest works had its world premiere on […]

‘Robin Hood!’ recreates the legend with humor

‘Robin Hood!’ recreates the legend with humor

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to the Village News Deep in the hush of Sherwood Forest lives a legend. It is nestled amongst the fallen trees, brooks that babble, and in the songs of whippoorwills. They sing the ballad of Robin Hood. Somewhere between truth and legend, Robin Hood may have lived. Believed to have been born […]

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