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Rancho Santa Fe Library welcomes author Richard Torregrossa

Author Richard Torregrossa

Long-time San Diego resident and local author Richard Torregrossa discussed his novel

Rancho Santa Fe artist’s ‘action’ paintings chosen for juried Miami show

Rancho Santa Fe artist Francesca Filanc creates abstract artwork with bold, emotional strokes that pops with vibrant colors. She hopes with every piece she is creating a special kind of experience for the viewer — that they feel a positive, healing energy.

“Abstract painting can be very spiritual,” said Filanc. “Painting is its own language.”

Village Church Community Theater to present ‘Rented Christmas The Musical’ in Rancho Santa Fe

The Village Church Community Theater’s production of “Rented Christmas The Musical” will run Dec. 5-7.

Set in the early 1900s, Rented Christmas The Musical is a joyful story about a wealthy bachelor who hasn’t enjoyed a real Christmas for years. On a whim, he decides to rent Christmas – a tree with presents, Christmas carols, and a wife and five children from a local rental shop. Local child actors accept the jobs, but came down with measles. The nearby orphanage saves the day. This story of a “Rented Christmas” will be a perfect way to begin the 2014 Christmas season.

Accomplished author/journalist Richard Torregrossa to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Library

Long-time San Diego resident and local author Richard Torregrossa will discuss “Terminal Life, A Suited Hero Novel,” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Rancho Santa Fe branch of the San Diego County Library as part of the Local Writer’s Showcase.

“Terminal Life” is first in a series by Oceanview Publishing, recognized as one of the country’s top independent publishers of original mystery, thriller, and suspense titles. Hear how this story was written within the walls of the local library. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the Guild Room.

Local author Kathy Aarons speaks at Rancho Santa Fe Library

Kelly Hayes, author Kathy Aarons, Simone Camilleri

Local author Kathy Aarons discussed her novel “Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates”

‘Tulipmania’ blossoms at art show Nov. 6-9

Award-winning fine art photographer David Leaser will present his critically acclaimed “Tulipmania” series, a collection of groundbreaking large-scale tulips, from Nov. 6-9 at the Art San Diego Show.

Using innovative space-age technology, Leaser features richly detailed images of botanicals in a way they have never been seen before. His “bee’s-eye” close-ups highlight details that traditional photography has been unable to capture until now.

Rancho Santa Fe author’s novel, ‘Forever Lasts till Dawn,’ draws from real life

Monty Silverstone

It all started when Rancho Santa Fe author Monty Silverstone went to get his palm read at a party. The air at the party was full of smoke, so he went outside and saw a palm reader next door.

“I thought that, for a laugh, I’d go in there and spend 10 dollars,” Silverstone said of the night. “So I go in there and she tells me some stuff that happens to be true, like that I was going to sign a paper to buy a new property. She told me some good stuff. Then she said, ‘You’re going to write a novel that is going to be very successful and get a five-star review.’”

‘Art of Racing’ author Stein brings light to University Club luncheon

L-R: Julie Slavinsky, Garth Stein, Nancy Vaughan

“There’s a rule by, like, the Author’s Guild of the Universe,” said Garth Stein during a recent luncheon hosted by The Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club of San Diego and Warwick’s. “One dog book per author.”

Stein was in town to talk about the follow-up to his beloved best-seller, “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” whose canine narrator, Enzo, has touched millions of readers during the book’s whopping 158 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. If you’re a dog person at all, you’ve most likely read, cried through and quoted the book — and bought copies to share with everyone you know.

His new novel, “A Sudden Light,” is already receiving rave reviews, despite the fact that it never once mentions a dog.

Local author to discuss new mystery at Rancho Santa Fe Library

Kathy Aarons

The Rancho Santa Fe branch of the San Diego County Library welcomes local author Kathy Aarons to discuss “Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates,” first in the Chocolate Covered Mystery series by Berkley Prime Crime, an imprint of Penguin Random House. The event will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6.

Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe

Violinists Julie Svecená and her father, Jaroslav Svecený, will perform Oct. 27 at the Village Church.

In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church.

The father-daughter duo will also present famous and rarely heard works for two violins from the 18th to the 21st century by Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, Boieldieu, Arriagada, Svecený, Leclair and Bériot. They will also perform the American premiere of Svecený’s new piece of sacral music “Church Phantasy for a Solo Violin.”

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