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Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe opens new season with pop, opera, Broadway performers

The Community Concerts season kicks off on Sept. 19 with new pop-opera star Fernando Varela. He has been described as “Pavarotti at 21.”

‘Zhao’ opening draws crowd to La Jolla Playhouse

Harriet and Bob Satz, Linda and Joe Satz, Martha and Ed Dennis

The opening night party for “The Orphan of Zhao” July 11 at La Jolla Playhouse was attended by sponsors, board members and the press with rave reviews coming from all

Village Church Community Theater offering two summer camps in Rancho Santa Fe

Final preparations are being made for the 2014 Summer Theater Camps for kids in grades 3 through 6 and students in grades 7 through 12 at the Village Church Community Theater, at The Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe.

A few places are still available for both camps, held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. the week of July 21-25.

Virtuoso guitarist Hank Easton to perform at Rancho Santa Fe Community Center Summer Supper Club Dinner

2013 Summer Supper Club Dinner

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is serving up another series of Summer Supper Club dinners, and virtuoso guitarist Hank Easton is slated to perform at the July 12 dinner.

Top dancers perform at City Ballet of San Diego’s spring fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe

Manicured grounds, a majestic fountain, and an architectural marvel of an estate-home provided a romantic European-style venue on Sunday, June 8, for City Ballet of San Diego’s annual spring fundraiser.

The estate home and grounds of Tommie and Dr. Jack Wasserman in Rancho Santa Fe’s “The Meadows” struck just the right sophisticated note for the 131 guests who attended the afternoon’s event.

Performers announced for next Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe season

The first performer will be Fernando Varela, a modern tenor, who spans the musical repertoire from opera to pop. Offering classical and popular appeal, Varela is under the tutelage of renowned star-maker David Foster. Barbra Streisand commented “You are going to be a pretty big star.” Recently, he performed at The Bridges to rave reviews.

Journalist brings experience as a fashion writer to new book ‘“Terminal Life: A Suited Hero Novel”

Terminal Life

After developing the main character and plot at the Rancho Santa Fe Library for months, local author Richard Torregrossa is set to release his first thriller July 1.

“Terminal Life: A Suited Hero Novel” follows Luke Stark, a Special Forces veteran, who returns home from his second tour in Afghanistan to learn that his wife has been murdered and his son has disappeared. Nicknamed “The Suited Hero” for his impeccable suit, Stark sets out on a path for revenge and a search for his son.

The novel is written in a “very cinematic style,” said Torregrossa, who wrote most of the book at the library while living in Rancho Santa Fe. He currently resides in Scripps Ranch.

Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library summer program offers a variety of activities

Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library is hoping that kids will “Pause to Read” this summer as part of its annual summer reading program. The program kicked off on June 5 and lasts through July 31 with a fully packed schedule of free activities, encouraging kids to read anything they can get their hands on.

To participate, kids just have to sign up and choose their reading goal — 10 hours or 10 books. Every time they reach that goal they can earn a prize and go through the program as many times as they can.

Rancho Santa Fe author releases final book in award-winning trilogy

Between Heartbreak and Happiness

After more than a decade of developing the series, Rancho Santa Fe author Sárka-Jonae Miller has recently released “Between Heartbreak and Happiness,” the final book in her in award-winning trilogy.

“It was always planned to be a trilogy,” Miller said. “Getting this third one out is a real accomplishment.”

Village Church to present free concert on the green in Rancho Santa Fe Village

A free concert featuring The Peter Sprague Group will be held on Sunday, June 22, from 5-7 p.m. on the green in the Village of Rancho Santa Fe, adjacent to The Inn at RSF, on the corner of Avenida de Acacias and La Flecha.

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