Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Riverside County California Calendar of Events

Festival of Lights   Through Jan. 6
A free, six-week-long holiday extravaganza featuring one of the nation’s largest holiday light collections. 200 animated figures including angels, elves and Dickens carolers; appearances by Santa Claus, the world’s largest man-made mistletoe, horse-drawn carriage rides, elf tuck-ins, freshly fallen snow, elaborately decorated Christmas trees; and delectable holiday confections at the famous Casey’s Cupcakes, among other festive offerings. 
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
Contact: www.riversideca.gov/fol

Garth Guy (Garth Brooks Tribute)   Jan. 4
Stemming from an admiration of Garth Brooks’ immense talent and love of his music, Dean Simmons creates an electrifying concert experience paying tribute to this beloved modern country music icon. Endorsed by Garth Brooks himself, he will have you doing a double take as you witness the remarkable resemblance.
Time/Place: 8-10pm / Old Town Temecula Community Theater
Contact: 866-653-8696 / www.temeculatheater.org

The Dustbowl Revival   Jan. 5
Based in Venice, California, The Dustbowl Revival merges old school bluegrass, gospel, pre-war, blues and the hot swing of New Orleans to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their roaring live sets, Dustbowl bravely blends Dixieland jazz, Delta blues, New Orleans swing, and East Coast bluegrass.
Time/Place: 8-10pm / Old Town Temecula Community Theater
Contact: 866-653-8696 / www.temeculatheater.org

YESplace Murder Mystery Dinner   Jan. 5
The YESplace (Young Entrepreneur Success place) is a non-profit organization in Murrieta that helps youth aged 12-25 start businesses through seminars, mentoring, and radio and television shows. In order to promote our organization and have the chance to highlight local businesses we will be hosting a monthly Murder Mystery Dinner!
Time/Place: 7-10pm / Murrieta Innovation Center (YESplace): 26442 Beckman Court
Contact: 951-265-4295 / www.murdermysterymeal.com

Rat Pack: 102 Years of Sinatra   Jan. 7
The swinging, sultry sounds of Sinatra are back with this ultimate Frank Sinatra Birthday Roast and Rat Pack Tribute Show starring Nick D’Egidio as Frank Sinatra, Alfredo Miller as Sammy Davis Jr., and Johnny Edwards as your host Dean Martin. Get ready for the best in flashback entertainment as the All Star Big Band teams up with the Dry Martini Orchestra to bring you this classic Rat Pack event.
Time/Place: 2-4pm / Old Town Temecula Community Theater
Contact: 866-653-8696 / www.temeculatheater.org

Menifee Fire Station #7 Grand Opening   Jan. 10
Menifee’s first City-owned and built fire station. The City of Menifee, Riverside County and CalFire officials will make a brief presentation to commemorate the new Station 7.
Time/Place: 11:30am / Corner of Cerry Hills Blvd. and Bradley Rd.
Contact: 951-672-6777 / www.cityofmenifee.us

Little Women   Jan. 11-21
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott and featuring score by Jason Howland and Mindi Dickstein, this timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Old Town Temecula Community Theater
Contact: 866-653-8696 / www.temeculatheater.org

Meet and Greet Wine & Cheese Membership   Jan. 17
Ever wondered what happens at the Riverside Woman’s Club? How does your passion fit into the club’s programs? Want to know how you can be involved? Please join us and learn more about all the activities and projects that are going on at our club. Come check us out, enjoy free refreshments and meet our members.
Time/Place: 5-7pm / Riverside Woman’s Club: 4092 Tenth Street
Contact: 951-237-8347 / www.riversidewomansclub.com

Murrieta Mega Mixer   Jan. 18
SAVE THE DATE for one of the BIGGEST Networking Events in our area!
Time/Place: 3:30-7:30pm / Murrieta Spectrum: 25125 Madison Ave, #105
Contact: 951-672-1991 / www.menifeevalleychamber.com

Moreno Valley Chamber Installation and Awards Banquet   Jan. 19
Join us as we install our 2018 Board of Directors, honor our 2018 Citizen of the Year and announce the winners of the Business and Organization of the Year awards.
Time/Place: 5:30-8:30pm / March Field Air Museum
Contact: 951-697-4404 / www.movalchamber.org

Golden Dragon VIP Gala   Jan. 20
The Asian Pacific Cultural Association, invites you to our Seventh Annual Lunar Fest Golden Dragon VIP Gala and Fundraiser. We will transport you to a setting of the ancient orient, with a Traditional 12 Course Wedding Style Banquet, complete with Eclectic International Flavors and Live Entertainment representing some of our Sister Cities in Asia. Special Guest Speaker, APCA’s Prestigious International Humanitarian Award Recipient, Live and Silent Auctions, Wine Auctions, Cultural Entertainment and more. Come partake in this evening of Cultural Traditions, Asian Cuisine, Fashion, and Fun.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / The Showcase: 3635 Market Street, Riverside
Contact: 951-453-3548 / www.APCAsocal.org

Snow Day in Perris   Jan. 20
Come and enjoy the coolest event in town where kids can play in the snow, make a snow man, and go sledding. Hot chocolate and snacks will be available for purchase. Please dress warmly so you can enjoy the festivity.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Foss Field Park: 138 N. Perris Blvd.
Contact: 951-943-6100 / www.cityofperris.org

Writer’s Expo   Jan. 20
Author readings, books for sale and book signings. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Moreno Valley Public Library
Contact: 951-413-3880 / www.moval.org

Ranch Trail Clinic & Cowboy Dressage   Jan. 20
Cowboy Way Cafe will be serving breakfast and lunch. Mane Attraction Drill Team will perform during the lunch break at noon.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / The Ranch @ SilverLakes: 5555 Hamner Ave., Norco
Contact: 951-258-9711 / www.silverlakespark.com/ranch

Riverside County Homeless Count   Jan. 23
500 volunteers are needed to count and survey homeless persons living on the streets within their communities. Volunteers must attend a training session where they will receive instructions on conducting the count and on important safety guidelines. Information collected from the count and survey is required to continue receiving federal funding for homeless programs, to develop strategies to end homelessness, and to help homeless children and families who are in need.
Time/Place: 5:30-9:30am / Streets of Riverside
Contact: 951-358-3844 / www.RiversideHomelessCounts.com

Rock the Oaks 2018   Jan. 26
A Benefit for the Arts & Autism Programs. Rock the Oaks is a LIVE upbeat music show sprinkled with today’s pop, country, classic rock, gospel and Broadway performances by some of the Valley’s hottest talent!
Time/Place: 7-9pm / The Bridge Church: 38801 Calistoga Drive Murrieta
Contact: 951-677-5599 / www.oakgrovecenter.org

APCA Lunar Fest of SoCal   Jan. 27
Visitors to Downtown Riverside will be transported to the beauty of the magnificent Ancient Orient, beginning with a Spectacular Parade of Nations at 10 am, Opening ceremonies at 10:45 am, then Traditional Asian Music, Taiko Drums, Dance Performances, Art Exhibits and Day-Long Demonstration of Martial Arts, Anime Cosplayers and a range of Asian Cultural displays of various kinds conducted by community and professional groups alike on our three separate stages throughout the day.
Time/Place: 10am-9pm / Downtown Riverside
Contact: 951-453-3548 / www.APCAsocal.org

Amateur MMA Tryouts   Jan. 27
Our top MMA stars and the elite coaches who train them will be hosting an open tryout to spot new talent.  Bring your A game and be ready to show off your striking, grappling, overall fitness, and heart to withstand trial.  Please bring your gloves, shin pads, mouth guard, and friends.  We will have current MMA stars in attendance to meet and take photos with. There will also be a photographer and vendors. 
Time/Place: 1pm / Dan Henderson’s Athletic Fitness Center: 27901 Jefferson Ave., Temecula
Contact: 951-506-7776 / https://dhathleticfitcenter.com

Temecula Valley Annual Barrel Tasting Event   Jan. 27-28
Enjoy unfinished barrel and tank wine samples, as well as finished and newly released wines, at this once-a-year barrel tasting event. Wineries will perfectly pair delectable food samplings with their wines. Choose a single-day ticket to experience visits up to 18 wineries or double your fun with a two-day ticket and enjoy up to 36 wineries! Your ticket includes a one-time visit at each winery and wine and food samplings. You choose which wineries to visit at your own leisurely pace.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Temecula Valley Wineries
Contact: 951-699-3626 / www.temeculawines.org

Taste of the Valley and Business Expo   Jan. 29
Sample food from local restaurants, entertainment and business displays. No admission fee.
Time/Place: 3-6:30pm / Golden Village Palms RV Resort: 3600 West Florida Avenue, Hemet
Contact: 951-658-3211 / www.hsjvc.com

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

LEFT WING PUNK – THE REVIEW

WE GO BACK -

BSC, CA – Tis the season for some Christmas cheer, so in addition to this music review of Nice Day Vince, or 'the Artist Formally Known As', we open this Holiday report with the old 'spot the differences between the pictures'trick, Santa-style. Our key shot below will appear elsewhere in this review but slightly different. Can you spot the two [not 6, we're just too lazy for that, ho, ho ho] changes between the shots? The answer at the end credits.


Vince and I go back to when he was called Vincent. It was a Friday the 13th in October that we, along with 60 or so others, opened the Murrieta Best Buy. By that Christmas the new store had plunged a wooden dagger through the catalog store Service Merchandise. That store had an employee who would be a future close friend also, cough, fingerlights.

In the origin of the All-Ages music scene in the Murrieta-Temecula young market during the days of Unknown Super Heroes, Vince was hanging in the night with the musicians after house party gigs. When Madlins' promoter Bill Gould opened the door to venue gigs for young musicians [non-union, DIY] he knew all the parents and the kids being only a few years older than the performers. Then in one of Madlins' last shows, Vince walked into the scene with a milking stool and his guitar. Finally someone I knew in the scene was making an entrance. As a person in the scene since Shop Around, now I was connected beyond just writing reviews about the shows.

When Vince set foot and guitar back inside the Java Joz set-up, he was a musician, having cramp-coursed his talent to a master craftsmen level. Vince was always an artist but now he was stepping out as music talent. But beyond the talent side which took him through and to opening for Foghat when his band Nice Day played T-town's premier music spot in Old Town, Vince, the person, was and is always interesting. Plus Vince has always been left wing, but the punk side is new and so is the re-mastered download album, the latest from my old friend Vince.


The songs are varied in topic but only one is politically preachy, and even that one is all Vince in song structure. Several others show the artist-out-of-California mindset a person goes through during this stage of artist development. Admittedly I am biased toward this release and urge everyone who knows Vince to order a download for Christmas.


But for newcomers, this is a Vince project. Vince as a solo project [though he has accompaniment] is different than Nice Day Vince. Though touted as a punk project and primary punk in music style, somewhere toward the latter part of the album Vince the balladeer sneaks out to remind us old-timers that Vince the Poet is alive and well. He is just making rhyme and reason in this stage of his songster-ing based on his present surroundings in the Far Side State.

For those wondering why I didn't use the album cover artwork as the story's key shot, well with a name like PT [as in PT Barnum], I stand the risk of being labeled a self-promoter. But thanks Vince, killer artwork.


(Dem changes – Santa shifts his upper torso and the Reindeer's ears go up and down. They both dance to a Christmas song, but not on a Harley; on a Honda Gold Wing. This is America. Merry Christmas from BSC, CA.)


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

CHARGE OF THE RIGHT BRIGADE

MY GEM FAIRE IV -

BSC, CA – If this were a Marvel Comics tale from the 60s or 70s a front cover banner announcing 'This One Has It All!' would be appropriate. There were 'great conversations' and information flowed, as you can see with our Sunday front line of Charlene, Maureen, and Marcia [farthest from camera] key shot.


It was the season close for our troop of cultural ministers who bring truth and light to those curious or isolated by what they see happening that their families/co-workers don't. For those folks we are a lighthouse in the stormy sea of television propaganda and ignored real news, a point brought home in Dane Wigington's current DVD on the subject of 'Geo-engineering'.

We also added a fresh walk-on from a previous Costa Mesa Gem Faire, our 'Alien Photos' guy returned, and once again we listened as various Gem Faire visitors related their health encounters with the techno-woes we had posters and literature on. That's real live validation of what we preach. And we learned the real dish on Governor's Brown veto of the cell tower telephone bill by way of Huntington Beach, its first victim. All this and more, after the jump.

Question: How many pedophile elites in the world are there? Answer: 300,000* 

This answer and other tidbits of information are what you receive when you stand on the front line of buried facts. And buried facts are what we provide by way of our pamphlets, posters, and official docs, one of which showed proof of a city government out of control, cough, Huntington Beach.   


Of course this mindset of unelected royalty isn't rare, as anyone familiar with Temecula's ongoing 'Altair' project for the city's west hills can see. Reported in the Valley News [Temecula coverage] November 24 issue, after listening to the reported impact of more traffic, destruction of the local wildlife environment and negative citizen comments about the new high end area of Temecula, turned their ears off to approve the plan that the businessmen [realtors] wanted.


Even Republican Assembly person Melissa Melendez [same issue] commented in Living  Life in the Fast Lane the being on the city council 'was an eye opener for her'. "You feel like you have more control of ... destiny when you are on a city council."

Certainly Zen and Kathleen [Moms Across America co-founders] and Dane [geoengineeringwatch.org] envisioned a different destiny until reality smacked them all on the ass in a wake up call welcoming them into the actual, not the perceived. Destiny choosing them for their resources, inspiration, and drive works the same for our 'right brigade'. Pictured below are John and Katja posing with MAA yard signage touting a successful No-Roundup, toxic-free campaign. John is OC born and Katja hails from East Germany. And here they are.


The mounted posters are also a mixture of the expo-style and the homemade. The varied appeal is intentional. Here an older couple gaze at the Geo-engineered streaked sky poster Are We An Experiment?


A Faire goer on a Hoveround reads another series on Geo-engineering.


But the homemade poster series, This is your brain - This is your brain on chemtrails appealed to the very young, who are hip to the dip despite their young age.



Not being Monsanto-style clones, our right brigade is able to address a wide spectrum of topics because everyone and every mind is under the sky dome. Invariably no one argues the money system but we shed light in the matrix side for those aware of 911, current politics, and sacred geometry.


As we reach out in our cultural ministry to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable, our primary goal is youth awareness, for they are the future. Dr. Martin Luther King uttered that same sentiment when I shook his hand as a first time activist, in the 10th grade. I have never forgotten that mantra.

John and Steve [Gem Faire 3]



Katja and Nate [Gem Faire 4, yep, our rookie this time]




We charged early,



And stayed late.



Always delivering a personal touch whether supplying a sounding board or possible solution.



Here Marcia [Prop 37 vet] explains a point of view
This Faire also brought four personally heard testimonials that the Geo-engineering table was the reason for their coming to the Costa Mesa event. An outside spokesperson inquired about members of our group coming to speak at a private engagement, and even the service dogs are hearing about the charge of the right brigade to deliver awareness.



(*- Reported online ppv attendance to a 'dark web' live snuff event. Photos used were shot over the 3 day event and are meant to show continuity - Ed)