Category archives for: Arts/Entertainment

Cowboy Art Class


It was standing room only when Ramona artist and teacher Carol Ravy announced there would be a live cowboy model in the room.

As part of her Acrylic Painting for Adults series in Ramona Community Library, “Captain” Jim Cooper, who also participates in re-enactments using authentic costumes he designs himself, posed for the group in different outfits on Monday.

According to Librarian Ellie Slade, students came from as far away as El Centro, Borrego, Warner Springs and Julian.

Future art classes taught by Ravy at the library include Spirit Animals for Adults on June 16 at 11 a.m. and Ramona Landscape Collage on July 23.

The free classes are funded by Friends of the Ramona Library.

22 Jump Street opens Friday


New in Theaters — June 13

22 Jump Street R Our two comedic officers are assigned as undercover cops at a local college and get an education they never expected. Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

How to Train Your Dragon 2 PG Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of wild dragons and a new nemesis. Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson

‘Edge of Tomorrow’ and ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ open today


New in Theaters — June 06

Edge of Tomorrow PG13 A Lt. Col. is thrown into a time loop as he relives each battle against an unstoppable alien race and gains strategy. Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt

The Fault in Our Stars PG13 Two exceptional teens discover love and their common interests while being treated at a cancer center. Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens Friday


New in Theaters — May 23

Blended PG13 A divorce mom and widowed dad have a horrible blind date but are forced to reunite when they buy the same time share. Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Joel McHale, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon, Jessica Lowe, Terry Crews, Dan Patrick

X-Men: Days of Future Past PG13 Wolverine attempts to save the Mutants from the overpowering robotic Sentinels created by Dr. Trask. Stars: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen

Main Street Parade kicks off Ramona’s rodeo Saturday


Saturday, May 17—Most residents and visitors lined the shady side of the street for the Main Street Parade this morning. Across the street, some braved the sun, but others chose what shade they could find.

Children and adults waved and applauded as the parade entrants rode or walked from 13th to Fifth streets, and announcers staggered along the parade route kept everyone aware of what group, business or organization was passing by.

‘Godzilla,’ ‘Million Dollar Arm’ open May 16

Godzilla PG13 Can a nuclear engineer stop the fire-breathing Godzilla who has awakened from the ocean depths to wreak havoc on the world? Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Juliette Binoche

Million Dollar Arm PG A sports agent discovers two teenagers on an Indian reality show that may have the touted “Million Dollar Arm.” Stars: Jon Hamm, Alan Arkin, Suraj Sharma, Aasif Mandvi

Ramona band plays at Cruisin’ Grand tonight

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Friday, May 16—The Ramona band Dusty and the LoveNotes, an Americana band playing original California roots rock music, will entertain at the Maple Street Plaza on the corner of Maple and Grand Avenue in Escondido during Cruisin’ Grand on today from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The five-piece band consists of Dusty Recor playing flute and rhythm guitar, Indian Joe on lead guitar, Floyd Fronius on fiddle, Ken Wilson on bass and Joe Hager on drums

Barnett Elementary students stage ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on May 7

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“Beauty and the Beast,” a musical produced by Barnett Elementary PTA, features 60 Barnett students in grades three through six. Cast members have dedicated three to four days a week after school for the past three months preparing for the show.

Directing the production is Lori Stateham, a Barnett parent, the school’s computer teacher and a PTA volunteer. Assisting her is a crew of volunteers who have put in hundreds of hours preparing for the show.

The students have learned skills such as acting, singing, dancing, dancing while singing and blocking, and a few have learned how to manage sets and props backstage, notes Corinna Powers with the PTA.

The production will debut at Olive Peirce Middle School on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by two performances at the school on May 9.

The Amazing Spider-Man opens May 2


Box Office Leaders

The Other Woman R A woman discovers her boyfriend is married and has another lover. The three join forces to plot revenge on the gigolo.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier PG13 Steve Rogers teams up with The Black Widow to fight corruption in Washington, D.C.

Box Office Leaders


Captain America: The Winter Soldier PG13 Steve Rogers teams up with The Black Widow to fight corruption in Washington, D.C.

Noah PG13 Based upon the Biblical story, God commands Noah to build an ark to save creation from the devastation of the Great Flood.

Divergent PG13 In a futuristic world, a young woman must join with the mysterious four to battle those wishing to eliminate the divergents.