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A spin with a twist

Posted: June 23rd, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, News, Top Stories | 1 Comment

By Joyell Nevins

La Mesa Village has a new storefront — they don’t sell food, and they don’t sell cute gift items, but they do sell epic music and movie memorabilia.

“This is the perfect spot for this place,” said Cynthia Tecson, customer at the new Re-Animated Records. “La Mesa needed something cool.”

Fireworks show is a go

Posted: June 23rd, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

There was a moment when Tracy Dahlkamp doubted that she could pull off bringing back the Lake Murray Fireworks and MusicFest. She wasn’t sure that people cared enough to bring back the annual July 4 event.

“When we started this project, I was concerned because I wasn’t sure that the community wanted it and my husband said to me, ‘You know what, if people give you money, that will tell you they want it,’” she said. “And we got a lot of money. We got a lot of support.”

La Mesa theater celebrates a big milestone

By David Dixon

Eight decades is a long time for any theatrical organization, but even after that many years, the Lamplighters Community Theatre continues to be a beloved venue for entertainment in La Mesa.

In June, several festivities are taking place in honor of the longstanding theater company. On June 11, the 80th Anniversary Gala is scheduled to take place at the La Mesa Women’s Club, organized by volunteers Barbara Eisele and Pamela Stompoly-Ericson. Hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and a silent auction will be held. And as a special honor to the Lamplighters Theatre’s late longtime member, theater treasurer, former house manager and producer Judy Hughes, “Judy’s Signature Punch” will be served.

Trying to make a relationship work

Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Theater | No Comments

By David Dixon There is always a sense of excitement in getting to watch good performers return to roles they have played in the past, and it’s always a positive experience if they are able to recapture the power of earlier portrayals. Frank Remiatte and Debbie David starred in “They’re Playing Our Song” in a […]