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The Beloved Couture Bridal Shop in downtown Redlands is not your typical bridal shop. Each gown purchase makes a profound impact, and they are celebrating their 13th year in business in October with a sale.

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 The menu at Thai Chili is prodigious, offering 94 items, as well as 15 lunch specials. I was particularly impressed with the availability of duck on the menu, although the day we visited, there was no duck. Unfortunately, the server did not let us known when we sat down, so we had to substi…

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Just in time for the Halloween season, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, a new Vampire movie made by Redlanders is released on several streaming platforms. Redlands–based Fire Breathing Films  and director Mark Allen Michaels is behind the movie “VampyrZ on a Boat.” Michaels wrote the movie and stars in…

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One thing that the East Valley’s eating scene has always been lacking is a Shanghai-style dumpling house, devoted to soup dumplings, wontons and handcrafted pan-fried dumplings. No longer, however, with the opening of One More Bite Dumpling House. The owners hail from Shanghai and the array …

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Morgan Sandler, a Redlands resident and chairman of communications and professor of film and television at the University of La Verne (ULV), won best cinematography award at the Madrid International Film Festival for his contributions to the documentary “Bella.”

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Supernatural watercolors and textile art will line the walls and shelves at Redlands Art Association’s next exhibit. That is when local artist Tracy Spears-Graber brings a sense of folklore and fantasy into the natural world of her art.

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Clarkie’s has always been one of my favorite breakfast haunts, if for no other reason than their cinnamon streusel muffins — moist vanilla cinnamon cake topped with a brown sugar/cinnamon crumble. Just let it melt in your mouth while swooning.

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On Saturday, Sept. 3, Ontario-based knitting designer Nancy Bates visited Redlands’ Hands On Knitting Center (HOKC) to celebrate and sign her newly released book, “Knitting the National Parks.” It contains 63 designs for beanies inspired by the U.S. National Parks. The book was released on Aug. 30.

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The Yaamavá Resort & Casino has an impressive entertainment lineup in the next five weeks starting at with Grammy-award winner Tim McGraw, the most played country star since his debut in 1992. Tickets are $125.

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It all began in 2008 with the adoption of Macy by Josh and Heather Avis. Macy has Down Syndrome and Heather Avis started blogging about their experience and joy of raising their daughter. Two years later, their social media presence created a large following. Today their account has 121,000 …

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At the north entrance of Caroline Park, a large new poster and sign invites people into the park. Homeowners Cesar and Zulma McGuire wanted to beautify the corner of their yard that runs up against the city park.

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Friday marked the end of the Redlands Bowl 99th season, and like all of the productions and performance artists to date, it was done in style and with grace.

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Two and a half hours wasn’t nearly long enough to remember maestro Frank Paul Fetta. The evening, “A Musical Menagerie, Celebrating the Legacy of Frank Paul Fetta,” began with stories and anecdotes about the well-loved conductor. More stories, more compositions and more laughter followed.

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This Chinese restaurant has changed names a few times. It has a menu that is quite prodigious, and a number of the items in the family-style dinner and daily special combo plates make you feel like you’ve taken a time machine back to the late 1950s and early ‘60s (e.g., egg fu young, chow me…

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Gina Grisson found Friday night’s performance of “A Spin on the Classics” by Santa Barbara’s State Street Ballet nearly perfect.

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Most Vietnamese restaurants in the Inland Empire serve the food of southern Vietnam, around the area of Saigon. It’s rare in the Inland Empire to stumble upon a place serving dishes from Hue or Hoi An in the central part of the country, or for that matter, Hanoi in the northern environs. The…

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It’s not often Inland Empire folk get a chance to don a kilt, let alone the full regalia when claiming their Scottish heritage. But when they do get that opportunity, they take advantage of it. Scottish band Skerryvore performed at the Redlands Bowl Tuesday and more than one or two people ca…

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The low quiet rumble of the sousaphone gave no indication of what would follow, when suddenly the immersive experience of the Lemon Bucket Orkestra filled the Redlands Bowl. Once the band started moving, they did not stop. Violins, drums, a guitar and percussion kept a frantic heady beat, an…

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For those of you who follow me with any degree of frequency, you know that I’m not a big fan of large chain restaurants in general. Some have the lowest common denominator quality, substandard service and little pride in their product.

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Take what seems like an impromptu riff session, add kids dancing to it, throw it on the Redlands Bowl stage and you have the world’s “biggest neighborhood party.” Dave Wasler, guitarist of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band, seemed pleased as the band came out and saw the crowd waiting, jos…

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Take what seems like an impromptu riff session, add kids dancing to it, throw it on the Redlands Bowl stage and you have the world’s “biggest neighborhood party.” Dave Wasler, guitarist of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band, seemed pleased as the band came out and saw the crowd waiting, jos…

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Friday night was a bit warmer than Redlands has seen in a few weeks, keeping people inside instead of at the Redlands Bowl. For those that did come out to see Frisson at the Pops, though, the temperature didn’t matter once the ensemble started.  

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Readers might be wondering why it has taken me so long to get around to reviewing a Japanese restaurant. Well, for me, flavor always trumps texture, and at least here in the Inland Empire, what you encounter primarily are sushi, sashimi and assorted rolls.

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Magic. Pure magic. Director Wayne Scott and the cast and crew of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” invited magic to the Redlands Bowl in the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival’s rendition of the beloved musical and the magic came.

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The Oak Glen Steakhouse is in the foothills of Yucaipa, with lots of parking out front. It’s rather rustic inside, and if it’s not too hot outside, you may want to snag an outside table with a view of the mountains.

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A.K. Smiley Public Library will host the Citrus Sisters, a folk group, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. The Citrus Sisters — Ellen Harper, Elizabeth Hangan and Marguerite Millard — have been playing music together in many formats for many years. Their Civil Rights song is featured in the doc…

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Pete Jacobs Wartime Radio Revue started the night off strong with “Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy,” then he opened the dance floor and the audience was hooked. Like many performances at the Redlands Bowl, this was tailored to an older crowd, but many young families and teenagers also enjoyed being …

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Hailed as “one of the best pop/jazz vocal groups in the world,” the six men of M-PACT jumped right into singing as soon as they were on stage Friday night at the Redlands Bowl. Jeff Smith, oldest of the group, started beatboxing “Come Together,” the group started harmonizing and the audience…

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In its 99 years, the Redlands Bowl has hosted myriad performances from Celtic music to tributes to the Young Artist Competition. Quiet, contemplative music, rousing impersonators, even rowdy high school graduations had nothing on the energy at the Bowl Tuesday night.

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It has been ages since I’ve found myself in a distillery. When it comes to alcoholic beverages, I’m a wine drinker first and a beer imbiber second. Yet, looking at their cocktail menu and array of food items, I was inexorably drawn to this cavernous space across the way from Escape Craft Bre…

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Vivid skirts twirled and swirled, a contrast to the stark white outfits, complete with sombreros, of the Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuellar.

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Sammy Hagar and the Circle is set to perform at Yaamavá Resort in Highland at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 16. The luxury resort and casino opened in December as a rebrand of San Manuel Casino.

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Sue Skarin McClure, who has just released a new CD of a dozen songs she has written, will present a concert 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16, in the First Congregational Church Chapel of the Holy Grail, 2 W. Olive Ave.

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Redlanders were treated on Friday, July 1, to an evening of classic country tunes courtesy of James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash. It should have come as no surprise to anyone that Garner took the stage dressed entirely in black.

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In the 2304th performance of the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival, the Righteous Brothers took the audience on a journey through time, with music from the 1950s to the music of the 2010s.

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I haven't encountered many overweight Greeks, given their penchant for olive oil, yogurt, assorted vegetables, rice and pita bread, not to mention all the singing and dancing intrinsic to the joie de vivre of the Greek people. However, a steady diet of the enormous portion sizes offered at t…

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It has been many years since I’ve visited Juanito’s. It’s a tribute to their devoted consumer base that it’s still going strong. While they offer a wide variety of open-faced corn tortilla tacos topped with chopped onions, cilantro and a rather watery guacamole that can be devoured in a bite…

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Debby Boone is a singer. A country singer, a pop singer, a gospel singer and a musical theater singer. She’s also a children’s book author and an autobiographer, a performer, a singer, a storyteller, and a settle-in-for-a-good-time entertainer.

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The Associates of the Redlands Bowl will host the Bond (as in James Bond) Benefit at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Barton House.

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Welcome to Filipino food, one of the most pork-intensive cuisines in the world. They also enjoy virtually every part of the pig, from the ear to the intestine. However, don’t despair if you don’t eat pork, since chicken, beef and noodle dishes also play a significant role. For the adventurou…

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The Redlands Symphony will present six concerts in its 2022-23 season including two world premieres and the debut performance with the Redlands Symphony of the acclaimed Trio Arbol.