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Popular author Meg Wolitzer discusses book ‘The Interestings’ at Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society event

Margaret Gureczny, Maria Assaraf, author Meg Wolitzer. Photo/McKenzie Images

“The Interestings” is a novel about many things — jealousy, envy, talent and its pursuit, love, loyalty, secrets and lies. And over a period of more than 30 years, the reader watches the main characters grapple with these elements of their lives as they grow into themselves.

New York writer Meg Wolitzer’s novel came out in 2013, published by Riverhead Books. “This is my first ‘hah’ epic,” she said, although she has previously written eight books, including “The Uncoupling,” “The Wife” and “The Ten-Year Nap,.

‘Cotton Patch Gospel’ coming to Village Church Community Theater in Rancho Santa Fe

The production retells the story of Jesus through a rural American southern setting.

Painting pets is a passion for local artist Judi Mezzullo

Mezzullo is also co-chair of the Community Advisory Board at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

Rancho Santa Fe musician launches new concert series

Michael Tseitlin’s wife, Irina Tseitlin, was a featured performer in the first concert. Courtesy photo

The Encinitas Library was transformed into a concert hall Feb. 22. It was the first concert of a new series called “Virtuoso.”

“People will see and hear fabulous musicians during this series,” said Michael Tseitlin, artistic director and founder of Virtuoso.

An accomplished musician, the Rancho Santa Fe resident wanted to launch a series closer to home.

FanFaire Foundation to present ‘From Paris To You’ at Rancho Santa Fe Village Church Chapel

Virginie D’Avezac De Castera and Zachary Deak

The Paris-based piano and viola duo of Zachary Deak and Virginie D’Avezac De Castera will perform a free program of music by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Clarke at the Village Church Chapel in RSF at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24. The performance is part of FanFaire Foundation’s Free Family Concerts Series, presented in collaboration with The Village Church Concert Committee. The Village Church Chapel is located at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. Visit

Classical pianist Umi Garrett to perform at special Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe event

Umi Garrett Courtesy photo

Tickets are on sale now for international piano prodigy Umi Garrett. Umi will be performing April 27 at 3 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at R. Roger Rowe Middle School. Community Concerts normally has a four-concert series but the opportunity to bring Umi Garrett to Rancho Santa Fe was too good to resist.

Local journalist-turned-novelist talks about her bestselling books at Rancho Santa Fe Library

Caitlin Rother Photo/Jon Clark

Writing about some of the most heinous crimes, the world often looks like a dark place in Caitlin Rother’s eyes. Although the New York Times bestselling author’s books read like novels, they chronicle real events.

“I’m more careful. I take fewer risks,” admitted the true crime writer during a meet and greet Feb. 13 at the Rancho Santa Fe Library. “But I don’t let it take over my life because that’s not the point of these books.”

Rancho Santa Fe student to play a lead role in CYC’s ‘The Secret Garden, A Musical’

Cameron Lee-Bellows, a 13-year-old seventh grader at R. Roger Rowe School, is taking on one of the lead roles in the California Youth Conservancy’s production of “The Secret Garden, A Musical,” which will run March 1-15 at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre.

The Mandelring Quartet to perform at Mainly Mozart concert in Rancho Santa Fe

The Mandelring Quartet. Courtesy photo

The next Mainly Mozart Spotlight Chamber Music Series event will be held on Saturday, March 1, at the RSF Garden Club.

Locust Street Taxi to perform at Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe event


The third Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe performance of the season, featuring Locust Street Taxi, will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, at the recently renovated Village Church Fellowship Hall, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe.


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