Arts, Dining & Entertainment

  • 10th Annual Murrieta Field of Honor

    The Field recognizes heroes –those who served or are serving in the United States armed forces, law enforcement, fire and other first responder posts, plus personal heroes. In addition to the 2,018 flags available for dedication to personal heroes, the Field features sections for Medal of Honor recipients, Local Heroes (those who have given their lives […]

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  • Temecula Valley B&W Festival Donates Over $90,000 to Local Organizations During Appreciation Dinner

    Recipients included Temecula Valley High School Golden Bear Foundation, GOALS, Wine Town Rollers, Caring Hearts for Veterans & Community, Murrieta Mesa Baseball Club, 11th Marines Cannon Cockers, Friends of the Stampede (Marines), Murrieta Valley High School/USMC – JROTC, Lake Elsinore Baseball, Elsinore Aquatics, Elsinore Girls’ Softball, Elsinore Girls’ Tennis, Aviation Explorers, Wine Town Rollers, and […]

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  • The Highwayman – Tony Suraci

    Demoralized, he didn’t play again until he was 12 or 13 years old. His stepbrother sold him a “$50 Japanese cheapy” electric guitar, which he learned to play. At 21, he had moved back home. In an effort to get him out of the house, his mom encouraged him to try out for a singing […]

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  • In the Heights – by Temecula Valley Players

    The setting is a vibrant Latino community in New York’s Washington Heights, full of hopes and dreams. Deftly directed by Shafik Wahhab, this story of diversity, acceptance, family values, and traditions tears at your core. The “get down dancing” choreographed by Jacqueline Le Blanc Wahhab, is exhilarating and the star of the show. The show […]

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  • The City of Temecula Proudly Presents Sundays in the Square

    Soak up the last few days of summer with Sundays in the Square on August 5 and 12, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm located at the Civic Center Quad (41000 Main Street) in Old Town Temecula. Invite your family, neighbors, and friends to this new free event featuring live music, food vendor, and […]

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  • Kiwanis Club to Host First Ever “Paws-4-Kids” Dog Event

    The Kiwanis Club of Temecula Valley has announced that they are scheduled to host the “First Annual Paws 4 Kids Pawllywood Contest” on Saturday, September 8, 2018, to be held at the Temecula Community Recreation Center, according to Tom Teagle, President of the service club. The Paws 4 Kids – Pawllywood Contest is intended to […]

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  • JDS Creative Academy Launches a News & Information Program

    “We are looking to give our 2.4 million residents something ‘closer to home’ when it comes to news and information for the region said JDSCA Founder and Program Executive Producer, Diane Strand. “The mainstream news we see tends to focus on information outside our county like Los Angeles and San Diego and/or only city specific […]

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  • JDS Creative Academy Hails New Show Launch

    JDSCA has partnered with Mt. San Jacinto College to create their state approved video-production apprentice program which launched February 2018. This program is the first-ever apprenticeship program for MSJC and has led the way for others to follow. The goal of JDSCA’s apprenticeship program is to provide hands-on video production training for students emerging onto […]

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  • New Generations Rotary Club Hosts 9th Annual Beer Pong Tournament

    Temecula Valley New Generations Rotary Club is excited to announce its 9th Annual Beer Pong Tournament which will take place Saturday, August 11th at Franklin’s Cove at 1pm. For the past eight years, the New Gen Beer Pong event has raised tens of thousands of dollars for local and international charities. Proceeds from this year’s […]

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  • WINEormous offers Intimate Temecula Valley Wine Tours

    I’m Tom Plant and I’ve lived in the Temecula Valley for more than fifteen years. In 2009, I created WINEormous, a food, wine and travel blog and a year later I started offering winery tours. With the relationships I have developed with winemakers, winery owners and tasting room staffs, I can offer a tour of […]

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  • Senator Jeff Stone and Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington Recognize Temecula Valley Wine Country’s 50th Anniversary

    The event opened with Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association (TVWA) President, Danny Martin, welcoming attendees and acknowledging distinguished guests. Winery owner and pioneer, Phil Baily, then shared how wine country began and how it was preserved. It all started with Richard Break’s, UC Davis graduate, recommendation to grow premium wine grapes in the region. According to […]

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  • Ken Rice – A Famous Local Musician

    I caught up with Ken at his iconic shop and we talked about what’s going on at his shop since we last visited. He’s added guitar, piano and voice lessons and says, “That’s pretty cool.” Three other teachers work with him instructing guitar, trumpet, trombone and piano and another instrument repairman besides him. Ken teaches […]

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  • Summer Solstice Celebration at the ‘Night of The Luminaries’ Event

    The City of Temecula Community Services Department and the Temecula Valley Rose Society invite you to join us as we celebrate the beginning of Summer with the Night of The Luminaries annual free event on Saturday, June 23rd from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Rose Haven Heritage Garden (30592 Jedediah Smith Road). Everyone […]

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  • 14th Annual Temecula Wine and Music Festival

    This year’s entertainment line-up includes Kalapana, Gail Johnson, Michael Paulo, Paul Brown, Blake Aaron, Gregg Karukas, Benji Soul, Rene Paulo and Kanzaki. Along with great music the festival will also be featuring wine tasting from ten local and international wineries. “We have moved the Festival to Hawk Ranch and we are very excited about this […]

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  • Temecula Entrepreneurs – Kat Ellis and Tom Plant

    Kat is a native Southern Californian and has lived in the Temecula Valley since the 1980s. Twice widowed, her late husband Roger Ellis was the drummer for local rock band Bluefish. Her photographs are magnificent with her favorite subjects being live music, clouds and nature. Tom was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and […]

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  • 2018 Temecula Valley Souvenir Posters Now on Sale

    This is Durivage’s second win for the Festival Official Souvenir poster. Her previous winning poster was a pastel and pencil rendition in 2005. Durivage has often been a featured artist in the Temecula Valley, winning the Temecula Street Painting Festival’s Best of Show numerous times for her spectacular 10 foot by 10-foot murals painted onto […]

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  • 35 Year Celebration Includes a Powerful Concert Lineup at the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

    It all begins Friday night, June 1 with a Beach Party Concert, featuring Sugar Ray with Mark McGrath, Spin Doctors and Safety Orange. Sugar Ray has a slew of feel-good, party-in-the-sand hits like slew of hits including “Every Morning,” “Someday,” “Falls Apart,” “When It’s Over,” “Fly,” and “Under The Sun.” Multi-talented McGrath is best known […]

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  • Thornton Winery – 30th Annual Champagne Summer Series

    When this year’s Champagne Summer Concert Series gets underway at Thornton Winery, it will mark a milestone. 30 years of great music at Temecula’s landmark winery. The full schedule was recently released, and you can find it in this month’s entertainment section. Director of Operations, Tonya Wake, told me most artists have already been confirmed.

    Jeffrey Osborne, Dave Koz, Kenny G, Michael McDonald, Chris Botti, Brian Culbertson and Chris Isaak will all be returning to the Thornton Champagne stage. “Most of the best ones will be here along with a few new people.”

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  • The City of Temecula Hosts 2018 Temecula Rod Run

    The City of Temecula Hosts 2018 Temecula Rod Run, Southern California’s Premiere Free Annual Car Show, Throughout Old Town Start your engines! The City of Temecula proudly welcomes all car enthusiasts (novice and expert) to join us at the annual Temecula Rod Run in historic Old Town on Friday & Saturday, March 2 & 3, […]

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  • Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival Wins 3 More Awards

    The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival gained three first place Celebration Awards for the 2017 event at the California/Nevada Festivals and Events Association (CalFest) Convention January 25, 2018. The first-place awards were for “Best Digital Marketing Campaign,” Best Radio Campaign,” and “Best Press Kit.” Celebration Awards are given each year to events for outstanding […]

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  • Digifest Temecula Brings Innovation and Hollywood to the Temecula Valley

    This exciting event features all things digital including film, video, animation, music, games, photography, graphics and comics. Renowned guest speakers from the digital media field will offer thought-provoking special presentations and workshops throughout the weekend. In addition, in celebration of Riverside County’s Innovation Month, the City of Temecula will be present the winner of the […]

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  • City of Temecula Welcomes New Entertainment Center

    Seritage Growth Properties, a national owner and developer of retail and mixed-use projects, owns the Sears’ building. Seritage is redeveloping the property to accommodate Round 1 as well as small shop retail and restaurants. Sears will continue to operate in a consolidated and renovated store on the second floor. “We enthusiastically welcome Round 1 to […]

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