Animal Friends art contest

Come one, come all! Children aged 4 to 14 are encouraged to enter their pets in Animal Friends of the Valleys’ poster contest.Entries must be themed \\"My Favorite Pet\\" and must not show any white unless on the animal. Entries must be submitted on 11-inch by 14-inch poster board. Your favorite pet must comprise 75% […]

Summer Swing Concert Series

This Saturday (July 31) the Swing Concert Series will present Aunt Kizzy’s Boys, who perform blues/R&B. There is no charge for the any of the series’ performances, and contemporary music enthusiasts are welcome to come and enjoy the variety of musical offerings, which are scheduled to continue through August.

Choral singers: step up to the Temecula Vintage Singers

The Temecula Vintage Singers, a master chamber chorale founded in 1995, is looking for experienced singers to perform a very wide range of a cappella and accompanied music, often with two to three singers on a part. Good music-reading skills are a big plus. This is an opportunity to feel needed as part of a […]

Free family fun and music at Tower Plaza

July 20, TEMECULA, CA – Tower Plaza is the place to be on Saturday nights in Temecula, with great bands and activities for kids that are scheduled through August 28. From 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the free outdoor concerts are great for a night out. From classic rock to R&B, the bands will have […]

Jazz Festival a big hit in Temecula

After dreaming of the event for 14 years, the show’s producer, Jon Laskin, judged the Temecula Valley International Jazz Festival a success. The festival was put on to benefit all art groups in the Valley, the Arts Council of Temecula, and Musicians Workshop, with 50 percent of the proceeds being set aside to create a […]

Countdown to local indie film festival

Going on its tenth year, the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival (TVIFMF) has injected a burgeoning community with independent film and music culture and a downright swanky event. The festival got its start as a grassroots event in 1994 and has grown into a festival that garners a melange of entries from budding […]

“Grab a bite” to eat

On our way out the door for dinner this past Saturday, my husband asked me, “So, where do you want to go?” Simple question, maybe, but having seen so many new eateries in the valley opening their doors recently, I just wasn’t sure. We had our favorite places, of course; so the idea of trying […]

Fun things to do this summer

Summer is almost over and with all the running around and vacationing families have been doing since school let out, funds may be running low. A group of moms in Murrieta, however, who are part of a Mommy and Me group said there are plenty of things to do in the Valley that won’t break […]


SCHEDULE OF EVENTSPresented by The City of Temecula & Paradise Cadillac/ChevroletSaturday July 17, 2004WORLD JAZZ STAGEAt the C.R.C. Amphitheater on Rancho Vista Way, Temecula — Free to the public4 p.m. Bomani African Drummers 5 p.m.Ken Garcia Band 6 p.m. Common Sense 8 p.m. Grammy Award winning Brazilian percussionist Julio Figueroa, and KyriosAMERICAN JAZZ STAGEat the […]


Nestled between hills awash with vineyards, Café Champagne at the Thornton Winery captures the essence of Provence. Visitors are greeted by the scent of thyme, lavender and mint wafting from the herb garden. With the impressive three-tired Italian fountain splashing in the foreground the Café Champagne has been beckoning guests through its glass doors to […]

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