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This summer marks the first year the tremendous free concert series at the Redlands Bowl is produced under the auspices of its founding organization with its new name, Redlands Bowl Performing Arts, and the programming feels a bit larger and grander. This issue offers a guide to the season with not-to-be-missed highlights along with a few pages on home and dining.

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BLUE is BACk Since collecting young artist accolades a few years ago, U of R alum soprano Angel Blue has put in her time professionally — sharing the stage with the likes of Plácido Domingo, David Foster and Chaka Khan, performing in “La Bohème,” “Carmen” and “Tosca,” as well as hosting on the BBC. This summer, she returns to the Redlands Bowl.

JUNGLE sONG With a treehouse built on a series of platforms, a cast of 100 singers and dancers portraying life in the jungle and an artist committed to the athletics of swinging through the trees while embracing a pop rock soundtrack, “Tarzan,” a musical based on the Disney movie, is not to be missed.


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CULTURAL immERsiON A country and a people are more than just a single genre — even if it is colorful and well known. When creative director Amit Shah conceptualized Mystic India he wanted to share the beauty of a nation’s song, dance and history and put the extravaganzas of Bollywood in context. The result is a dazzling evening of entertainment. At home — Marni Jameson explores factors to consider when replacing or buying a new grill. 30 On the town — Food writer David Cohen stops by Restore restaurant’s new location. 34

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redlands bowl performing arts | leadership RBPA 2017 Board of Directors Executive committee Jan hudson, president bryan hartnell, vice president Joe horzen, treasurer Melodee Seccombe, secretary Patty holohan, member-at-large

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ElcomE to tHE 94tH sEasoN of the Redlands Bowl summer music Festival! We hope that you will make many musical memories with friends and family on warm summer nights under the stars at the Redlands Bowl. For 94 years, the Redlands Bowl summer music Festival has featured the finest performing arts programs from around the world, and this season will be no exception! anchored by our spectacular symphonic performances, interspersed with the exotic sounds and flavors of mystic India “a Bollywood spectacular” and the uniquely american pop sounds of the modern Gentlemen, variety reigns supreme at the Bowl. this summer marks an important change for Redlands Bowl Performing arts (RBPa) as we present the newly redesigned Young artists concerto competition. this competition, founded in 1950, is now grander than ever and will be presented with full orchestra. the young artists have persevered through an even more rigorous competitive process. Jan Hudson

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Who will win the Grand Finals? We will find out at the July 11 concert! to top off the evening, former Young artist winner and now acclaimed opera singer angel Blue will delight audiences with her breathtakingly beautiful voice. the evening is one not to be missed! ongoing throughout the year, RBPa has been busy! since the inception of our Eighty-Eighty Keys for Youth Initiative, we have increased our arts education programs serving children by over 400 percent. this year we are on target to reach nearly 30,000 children with performing arts opportunities. studies have proven that children benefit in numerous ways via arts participation. RBPa is committed to bridging the opportunity gap and improving the lives of children through the arts. From childhood through adulthood, the arts bless us in ways that are both tangible and intangible. We are so fortunate to have the Redlands Bowl summer music Festival which brings the community and the arts together in one beautiful melody under the stars, summer after summer, for all of us. let the music begin! Beverly Noerr

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ART CLASSES AND CAMPS THROUGH JULY 21 – Summer classes, camps and workshops include learning techniques to create landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes; expressing your ar tistic style; cutting and forming copper into objects and jewelry; and working with ink, markers and watercolor pencils. Redlands Ar t Association, 215 E. State St., Redlands; 909-792-8435, redlands-ar t.org. MOVIES IN THE PARK THROUGH AUG. 3 – Screenings on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Yucaipa Community Park, 34900 Oak Glen Road. June 28, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (PG-13); July 5, “Captain America: Civil War” (PG-13); July 12, “Finding Dory;” July 19, “Moana”; July 26, “Zootopia;” Aug. 2, “The Secret Life of Pets.” Movies repeat on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Seventh Street Pool, 12385 Seventh St. 909-790-7460, www.yucaipa.org. ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’ THROUGH OCT. 1 – California wildflowers and climate change. Photographs from all of the state’s geographic regions, including high alpine rock gardens and Death Valley National Park plus information and programs about the impacts

of climate change. San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 N. Orange Tree Lane, Redlands; 909-307-2669; www.sbcounty.gov/museum. Also: Summer Explorers Camp through July 30. INDEPENDENCE DAY JULY 4 – Annual celebration at Sylvan Park with food, games and music. Parade around the park at 10:30 a.m. Park activities wrap up by mid-afternoon. At 6 p.m., gates open at the University of Redlands’ Ted Runner Stadium for the annual 4th of July celebration. Show begins at 7 p.m. with a flag ceremony, flyover by a C-17 and skydivers landing at the center of the stadium. Music by the Connie Roener Band star ts at 8 p.m. Pyro Spectaculars by Souza fireworks show at 9 p.m. Sylvan Park, 601 N. University St., Redlands. Ted Runner Stadium, University of Redlands, East Brockton Avenue at North Grove Street. bit.ly/redlands4th. CLASSIC CAR CRUISE NIGHT JULY 7 – Pre-1980s cars, hot rods and trucks take center stage during a family oriented event that continues the first Friday of every month. Yucaipa Valley Center, 33600 Yucaipa Blvd., Yucaipa; 6-9 p.m.; free; www.pastpleasurescarclub.com.


REDLANDS THEATRE FESTIVAL – For its 45th season, the RTF will be presenting “Bullshot Crummond,” “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” “The Three Cuckolds,” “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and “Quilters” in reper tory under the stars. Prospect Park, Cajon Street at West Highland Avenue, Redlands; 909-792-0562; www.r tfseason.com. JULY 7-AUG. 19

CONCERTS IN THE PARK JULY 9-AUG. 13 – Sunday concer t series, 6:308:30 p.m. Schedule: July 9, The Kings of 88 (classic rock); July 16, Betamaxx (1980s tribute); July 23, Smith Band (country); July 30, Strange Days (Doors tribute); Aug. 6, The Smoking Cobras (retro hits); Aug. 13, Escape the Journey (Journey tribute). Yucaipa Community Park, 34900 Oak Glen Road; 909-797-2489; yucaipa.org GREEN DAY’S ‘AMERICAN IDIOT’ JULY 15 – Three lifelong friends are forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. California Theatre of the Performing Ar ts, 562 W. Four th St., San Bernardino; 2 and 8 p.m.; 909-885-5152; www.californiatheatre.net.

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ART FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE – Annual ar t show and sale features works from more than 60 ar tists in a variety of media, including acrylics, oils, watercolor, jewelry, photography, pottery, metal sculpture and stained glass. Redlands United Church of Christ, 168 Bellevue Ave.; free admission; 7-10 p.m. Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15; 909-793-3520; www.artforheavenssake.org. OCt. 13-15

REDLANDS SYMPHONY aUG. 1 – The Brandenburg Concer tos by Johann Sebastian Bach at the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival. Redlands Bowl, 25 Grant St.; 8 p.m.; 909-748-8018; www.redlandssymphony.com. also: From Score to Screen Fireworks, Aug. 25. ‘MOM’S GIFT’ aUG. 5-27 – Months after dying, Mom shows up at her husband’s bir thday par ty, and she must accomplish a task to earn her wings. Redlands Footlighters Theater, 1810 Bar ton Road, Redlands; $15; 909-793-2909; www.redlandsfootlighters.org. also: “The Country House,” Sept. 30-Oct. 22; “My Three Angels,” Nov. 25-Dec. 17. CAR SHOW – 27th annual Veteran’s Memorial Car Show featuring classic vehicles, pancake breakfast and other food throughout the day, contests, scavenger hunt, bingo and other activities. Sylvan Park, 601 N. University St., Redlands; 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; www.veterancarshow.com. OCt. 1

‘LE VILLI’ OCt 28-29, NOv. 4 – Giacomo Puccini classic presented by Redlands Opera Theatre. First Congregational Church, 2 W. Olive Ave., Redlands; 909-653-5677; www.redlandsoperatheatre.com. also: “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” Jan. 6-7.

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July 10 – Private screening of “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” $35 ticket includes admission to the 6:30 p.m. showing plus an additional ticket that may be redeemed on another night for any movie you choose. Proceeds benefit YouthHope. Harkins Mountain Grove 16, 27481 San Bernardino Ave., Redlands; www.youthhope.org.

HISTORICAL GLASS MUSEUM ONGOING – More than 7,000 items — dating from the 1800s to today — made by American glass-makers and ar tists are available for display. 1157 N. Orange St., Redlands; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, weekday group tours by appointment; 909-798-0868; historicalglassmuseum.com.

aug. 26 – Kimberly Crest Summer Soirée, a garden par ty featuring fine food and drinks from local outlets and enter tainment from local talent. Music by Renee Rojanaro. Proceeds benefit the preservation of Kimberly Crest House & Gardens. 1325 Prospect Drive, Redlands; 5:30 p.m.; 909-792-2111; kimberlycrest.org/soiree.

MARKET NIGHT ONGOING – One of the most successful cer tified farmers markets in Southern California features more than 150 food and merchandise booths. East State Street (between Orange and Ninth streets), downtown Redlands; 6-9 p.m. Thursdays; 909-798-7629.

Oct. 1 – Tenth annual Believe Walk, to celebrate and honor cancer survivors during an event that benefits Inland Empire organizations suppor ting cancer patients and their families. Online registration closes Sept. 15. Downtown Redlands; www.believeinlandempire.com.


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efore celebrated soprano vocalist Angel Blue graced theater stages around the world, she studied music at the University of redlands as a classical pianist. But the Apple Valley native says her heart was always in opera. “To be honest, I didn’t think I had what it took to be a singer,” admits Blue. “I was playing a lot of rachmaninoff and loud show pieces. I was good at that, [yet] it didn’t feel like what I wanted. There was always something missing.”

Blue, who also plays sax and bass guitar, graduated from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and won the redlands Bowl’s Young Artists Competition in 2002. She helped fund her college tuition by entering regional beauty pageants (including claiming a 1st runner up finish in the 2006 Miss California pageant). After obtaining a bachelor’s degree from the U of r, Blue received her master’s in opera at UCLA. She trained at LA opera’s prestigious Young Artist Program under the tutelage of General Director Plácido Domingo. Since then, the award-winning vocalist has performed internationally with prominent symphony orchestras in operas like “La Traviata,” “Carmen,” “Tosca,” “Porgy & Bess,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Don Giovanni.” A few years ago, Blue became a TV presenter for the BBC Proms, London’s long-running summer classical music festival (she helms BBC Cardiff Singer of the World in Wales on June 18). on July 11, when she returns to redlands — a place where she likes to spend free time — many friends and family members will be in attendance. We caught up on the phone with Blue in Dresden, Germany, where she just finished a stint as Myrtle in “The Great Gatsby” before moving onto the role of Mimi in “La Bohème.” Question: Did winning the redlands Bowl competition have a major effect on your burgeoning career? Answer: It gave me more confidence and helped me see that I could make a mark in my field. That award was one of the most meaningful times at the start of my career. It allowed me to see that I could move forward in the art form. Also, I got to do

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Z zZzZzZzZzZ [a song from] “La Traviata” by Verdi. That meant a lot, because opera singers are often told “You shouldn’t sing this until you’re older.” It made me feel like an opera star. That’s a great feeling. Q: When you return to the Bowl this summer, what are you looking forward to the most? A: Working with Frank Fetta. I met him when I was 19 and had no idea what I was doing when I auditioned [for the Redlands Bowl competition]. I was just a young college student who really liked opera. I was competing against people who were more seasoned than I was. … I went in and everyone else had an accompanist. I only had a stereo player. He said, “If you can come in and sing like that with a ghetto blaster, you deserve to win.” Q: How does the Redlands Bowl compare to other places you’ve performed? A: I’m biased because I went to the University of Redlands. … No matter where I’ve traveled, coming home to Redlands and being able to sing there will always represent my roots.

Soprano Angel Blue won the Redlands Bowl Young Artists Competition 15 years ago. “It gave me more confidence and helped me see that I could make a mark in my field,” she said. Photo BY SonYA GARzA

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What I love about the atmosphere is it’s very enchanting. Standing onstage and seeing the audience with smiles on their faces and their picnics, it makes my job much easier. Q: Did you attend shows there while growing up in the I.E.? A: My parents would take us to see the summer concert series for kids; I went to a couple of those. When I was about 15, I saw a musical. Q: After completing the LA Opera program, you performed with Plácido Domingo several times. What were those experiences like? A: I first met him when I was 23. It was a weird time because my father had just passed away. I really needed to find someone who could continue what my dad had started — my love for opera. Maestro Domingo provided that and was very encouraging. He continues to be. Singing with him is just awesome. I feel blessed to be able to say that I’ve sung with him all over the world — in Asia, the Middle East, the United States. The only reason I’ve been to South America was to do a concert with him in Brazil. One thing I really enjoy about being onstage with him is [seeing how] he’s a great musician and really good actor. On top of that, there’s something about the way he performs that brings everybody who’s onstage with him up a notch. Working with him has made me a better artist. Q: Did he ever give you any advice that helped with your singing? A: Absolutely. He said, “Make sure you always have time to spend with your family.” My mom and I have been to his home. We had a concert in Acapulco in 2013. Q: How many languages did you learn to be able to sing opera? A: Italian, German, French, Spanish and Russian. I studied Russian for a year. I only really speak Spanish fluently. While I’m in Germany, they speak to me in the rehearsals in German, and redlandsmagazine.com  || Summer summer 2017 12 2017 12 |  |redlandsmagazine.com

Young Artists competition shifts format, adds orchestra Since 1950, the Redlands Bowl has spotlighted the region’s most promising talent on the rise. This year, some changes have been implemented to improve the vocal/instrumental contest. Now known as the Young Artists Concerto Competition, it features a more compact group of finalists — no longer divided by age group — who will perform up to 15 minutes each with orchestra. Valerie Peister, Redlands Bowl Performing Arts program director, says the previous piano recital format was “always a wonderful evening, but one of the more lightly attended concerts of the season.” As a result, organizers sought to “showcase these young artists in a way they really deserve.”

I can understand them. Q: You’ve performed “La Bohème” many times in the past. Would you consider it to be one of your favorites? A: Definitely. … Mimi is a wonderful character with some really fantastic music. Q: In 2011, you shared a stage with Chaka Khan, the late Donna Summer and other prominent pop/R&B acts during the David Foster & Friends show in Las Vegas. What was that like? A: I was so nervous, but I had a great time. … The atmosphere around his concert is relaxed, but serious. He’s responsible for some of the greatest music that has ever been recorded. I felt totally honored. I learned a lot from him and Chaka Khan. There was a strong sense of camaraderie that I think the opera world needs more of … Donna Summer was at that concert. Then I saw her again in Napa Valley at the Festival del Sole, which I’m doing this year [“Porgy & Bess,” July 22]. What an incredible, supportive woman. Q: Three years ago, you released a solo album, “Joy Alone.” Were you satisfied with how it turned out? A: For the most part. I am very thankful to have an album, more so for

There were 52 submissions, including ones from Oregon and Pennsylvania. Scholarship prizes, provided by Associates of the Redlands Bowl, range from $500 to $2,000. Winners will be announced at the end of the July 11 program. Angel Blue, world renown opera singer and past honoree, also will do a number or two with Maestro Frank Fetta. Peister said performing with an acclaimed music director and orchestra is a rare and important opportunity. “Some finalists haven’t performed with an orchestra before. There’s a very unique dynamic to that which will be helpful to them as they move forward in their own careers.” — George A. Paul

myself, just to know it is something that is achievable. … There were a lot of things happening personally that didn’t help me sing my best, but I’m proud of it. I wouldn’t take it back. It was a learning experience. Q: Was it difficult transitioning into television for the BBC? A: It’s a very different beast than singing, but it provided me with another side of the entertainment industry that I also enjoy. I’m so used to having an audience that is live and moves. The camera presents [everything] straight down the lens. In a way, that’s more intimidating. The BBC has been very kind to me. They continue to use me, and I’m grateful for that. Can I add something? I absolutely adore Redlands. I’m a very proud Bulldog and Johnston Community member. I absolutely love my alma mater. Young Artists Grand Finals

Young Artists Concerto Competition Grand Finals, featuring Angel Blue Music Director Frank Paul Fetta and orchestra When: 8 p.m. July 11 Where: Redlands Bowl, 25 Grant St. Information: redlandsbowl.org, angeljoyblue.com

the musical | on stage

Swing time Tarzan’s venture into the Bowl requires strength and new techniques By Amy Bentley


hen producer and director Paul Jacques brings the Disney musical “Tarzan” to the Redlands Bowl this summer, audiences will see a visually stunning, grand production featuring unique theatrical tricks. Jacques, a Riverside resident who previously directed the Redlands Bowl productions of “hairspray,” “Oliver!” and “The Music Man,” is going big with “Tarzan” for the Redlands Bowl’s 94th season. Almost 100 actors and dancers are participating, portraying stampeding apes, plants in the jungle and a killer leopard — and that’s just the animal and plant characters. Tarzan — wearing his signature loincloth and a dreadlock wig — will swing through the stage with the help of trapezes and some clever illusions. “It’s a combination of smoke and mirrors,” Jacques said, not wanting to give too much away about his method of bringing Tarzan and the jungle alive. The set will include Tarzan’s tree house built on a series of platforms about 10 feet high. Redlands resident Jimmy Saiz plays Tarzan and Melissa Smith of Beaumont is Jane in the well-loved story about a baby boy who washes up on the shores of Africa after a shipwreck and is raised by gorillas. Jacques described Saiz as “an extremely athletic actor with a killer voice.”

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Ape tribe Kerchak, played by Pierre Van der Westhuizen, and Kala, played by Julie Kirkpatrick, compare notes during a rehearsal for “tarzan.”

Saiz previously played Tarzan last year in a smaller production of the show at The Box in Riverside, and this will mark his debut at the Redlands Bowl. Smith previously played a Disney Princess at Disney World in Orlando so she is familiar with Disney lore. Saiz, 30, who works as an actor, singer and voice coach throughout Southern California, said Tarzan is a challenging role that requires a lot of physical strength. “not only do you have to look a specific way aesthetically, with a specific body type, you have to be incredibly strong. everything is all me.

“On top of that is Phil Collins’ music. It’s pop rock-oriented and requires a specific sound. So while you are jumping around on platforms, your vocal stamina has to be sound. It’s all around one of the most challenging roles out there,” Saiz said. Compared to his Tarzan performance at The Box, “everything is bigger this year. everything has to be bigger, better and more intense. That’s a big challenge, going from a small theater to this massive, outdoor amphitheater,” Saiz added. The Bowl’s production is based on the popular Disney film and edgar Rice Burroughs’ story, “Tarzan of the Apes.” summer 2017||  redlandsmagazine.com redlandsmagazine.com |  | 13 13 Summer 2017 

Rounding out the large cast are local adult and child actors and more than 40 young dancers from Inland Pacific Ballet Theater in Claremont. Audiences are sure to enjoy the music score by Collins, including the hit song, “You’ll Be in My Heart.” Jacques is seeking to make the stage production similar to the Disney film. “Part of the challenge is so many people have seen the Disney movie so we’re trying to keep it as much like the movie as possible,” he said. Jacques faced many unique technical challenges in staging this show. For the opening shipwreck sequence, he is using a projector, a new technique for the Bowl, he said. The Bowl’s ballet floor also will be used for the large dance numbers, he said. “It’s kind of fun to push the envelope like this to get new concepts.” The use of trapezes is also new for the venue. Experienced builders who have crafted sets for Performance Riverside and

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Jebel obien, director and orchestral coordinator, works with the cast during rehearsals.

other major productions are building trapezes throughout the set, and professional aerialists will help train the cast. “You’ve got to teach the actors how to move like the apes. We’re spending a

couple days on movement and how apes move,” he said. “TARZAN” Public dress rehearsal is Tuesday, July 25. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, July 27-30.

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Step into the exotic

Mystic India An evening of exploration: from folk history to Bollywood dazzle By GEORGE A. PAUL


n exotic atmosphere will envelope the redlands Bowl this summer. mystic india, a journey through the country’s past and present, emphasizes ancient traditions and Bollywood through a production featuring more than a dozen dancers, musicians and vibrant costumes. Last year, mystic india played in pasadena. it opened a carrie Underwood performance in Las Vegas two years earlier and routinely tours around the world. “there has been a huge demand for us to visit california again,” says creative director/choreographer amit shah, via email. “the show has been evolving since our last visit, and many people are coming back to see it.” shah came up with the concept in 2010 during a family visit to india. “i wanted to create a show that encompassed the beautiful sights and sounds of india, while maintaining a modern approach to the way it is presented,” regarding production values

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colorful costumes designed in India’s film capital are a Mystic India trademark.

and how the stories are told. “it was important for me to showcase the diversity of the nation and teach the audience about india’s vast history,” he adds. “commercially (especially on american television), indian dance is sort of misrepresented, and i felt the need to change that. it has been quite exciting to see the number of people we have educated and entertained over the years.” the music in mystic india encompasses

various genres, and the Bollywood segment is sure to dazzle the audience. “india produces thousands of films annually. most of them have soundtracks which really help sell the films and complete their stories,” explains shah. “the first half of mystic india focuses on songs that have rooted india; many are classical and folk songs that contain a lot of historical value. after intermission, audiences get to see the progress that indian cinema [Bollywood] summer2017  2017 ||  redlandsmagazine.com Summer redlandsmagazine.com|  | 15

Mystic India: A Bollywood Spectacular When: 8 p.m. Aug. 4 Where: Redlands Bowl, 25 Grant St., Redlands Information: redlandsbowl.org

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Dancers combine traditional Indian and modern moves in Mystic India.

has made over time. “Most of the tracks are iconic — pieces of music that are appreciated even years after the films may have been forgotten. When we choose songs, there are two things we look for: their value in Indian

cinema and their context within the show as a whole — if they provide us with artistic range to surprise the audience with every song change. “Music from legends like A.R. Rahman, combined with the work of

modern day artists like [music directing duo] Vishal-Shekhar, [music composing brother duo] Salim-Sulaiman and even Mystic India’s original compositions, give the show a very well-rounded flavor.”

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rbpa | festival schedule, programs & what you need to know

2017 season at a glance

Red Shirt Ushers, other volunteers

June 30 • San Bernardino Symphony, 76 Trombones and More

Red Shirt Ushers are an assembly of about 40 men and women who volunteer and are responsible for the enjoyment and safety of Photo by Eric rEEd everyone who red Shirt Ushers, from left: Mike reynolds, charlie Wheeler, attends the Annalee Gibson, Paul hodson (head usher), Gretchen Andrews, Redlands Bowl bill call and christopher Gates. concerts. They hand out programs, guide and assist all patrons, especially those with special needs. Red Shirt Ushers also supervise guest usher groups who are responsible for the freewill offering taken during each intermission. Guest ushers are volunteers from various service clubs, churches and other community organizations. Also helping is the Redlands Police Department’s Citizen Volunteer Corps, which includes the Citizen Volunteer Patrol and the Citizen Volunteer Park Rangers. They provide traffic control for special events, among other duties.

The Brandenburg Concertos; community sing from 7:15-7:35 p.m.

July 4 • Dark for national holiday

Aug. 4 • Mystic India: A Bollywood Spectacular

July 7 • Air National Guard Band of the West Coast

Aug. 8 • Riders In The Sky

July 11 • Grand Finals of the Young Artists Competition with Angel Blue July 14 • The Modern Gentlemen July 18 • Villalobos Brothers July 21 • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band July 27-30 • “Tarzan,” musical based on the Disney film; (dress rehearsal July 25) Aug. 1 • Redlands Symphony Orchestra,

Aug. 11 • Opera under the stars, featuring the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra Aug. 15 • Pete Jacobs Wartime Radio Revue; community sing from 7:15-7:35 p.m. Aug. 18-19 • State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara: Cinderella Aug. 22 • Celtic Spring Aug. 25 • The Redlands Symphony, From Score to Screen with Fireworks

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Children’s workshops Tuesday, July 18 • Villalobos Brothers: Celebrate music and rhythms from Mexico with one of today’s leading contemporary Mexican ensembles. Saturday, July 22 • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band: A kidfriendly introduction to the timeless tunes of the Beatles! Tuesday, July 25 • Ripple Theatre Project’s “Broadway Time Machine”: Sing and dance through seven decades of kid-friendly Broadway favorites, including “Do-ReMi,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and Tarzan’s “You’ll be in my Heart.” Saturday, July 29 • Terrific Tarzan!: Swing on over to join Director Paul Jacques and “Tarzan” cast members in learning about this year’s musical. See costumes, learn


songs, and dance along to famous “Tarzan” tunes. Tuesday, Aug. 1 • Brilliant Baroque: Journey back to the 1600s to experience the Baroque era’s most amazing instruments, the harpsichord. Saturday, Aug. 5 • Mystic India: Bold and beautiful music, colorful costumes, brilliant dancers! Join Mystic India cast members on an artistic journey through India. Tuesday, Aug. 8 • Riders In The Sky: Join the classic cowboy quartet that brought “Woody’s Round Up” to “Toy Story 2” for a rip-roaring, fun-filled musical time! Saturday, Aug. 12 • Opera Acting for Kids: Meet the characters of some of the world’s most famous operas.


You will have fun with costumes and props, and be able to give acting in an opera scene a try. Tuesday, Aug. 15 • Sensational Swing!: Enjoy a swing dance demonstration and learn classic swing moves with Drew Rodriguez and dancers from Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Saturday, Aug. 19 • Celebrating Cinderella: Join State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara for a dance workshop extraordinaire. Workshops, for ages 4-12, meet at: • Mission Gables Bowl House, 168 S. Eureka St., Redlands; 3-3:45 p.m. Tuesdays • Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave., Redlands; 10-10:45 a.m. Saturdays

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rbpa | annual benefit

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What to wear? From left, elizabeth De la ossa, Debbie Canada and Becky Shook rolled out in 1950s party attire to announce plans for this year’s Bowl Associates benefit.

Havana nights

Bowl Associates add Cuban spice to a rich community tradition By Don Sproul


whisper of cigar smoke, the taste of mint and lime mojitos, small talk at the blackjack table and strains of Cuban music floating in the breeze, ernest hemmingway might be around somewhere. ... it can only be havana Nights, this year’s July 8 benefit for the redlands Bowl performing Arts. The 54th annual event, hosted by the Associates of the redlands Bowl, supports the rBpA’s summer music festival, children’s workshops and educational programs. Last year, ticket sales along with live and silent auction proceeds raised nearly $70,000. This year’s benefit co-chairs, Becky shook, elizabeth De La Ossa and Debbie Canada, hope for similar success. 2017 20 | riversidemagazine.com  || Summer summer 2017 20 |  redlandsmagazine.com

how did they land on Cuba? with the recent easing of travel restrictions to the island nation and a desire for something bright, colorful and distinctly different from last year’s hamptons-style white party, the women settled on havana Nights as the launch pad for the evening’s fun. so pull out your bright colorful garb, dress causally and be ready to roll into the esri Café to enjoy a buffet of Cuban fare, live music, dancing, sweets, gambling and a cigar lounge. The evening will begin with a patron reception at 5 p.m. with doors opening for all comers

at 5:30 p.m. Also scheduled are live and silent auctions, perhaps a brief dancing lesson — and, of course, fun. Tickets are $110 per person, or $165 per person for patron tables of 8 or 12. For shook, working on the benefit and participation in the Associates represents the completion of a life’s full circle and what the Bowl is all about: free music and the opportunity for everyone to enjoy the arts. when she moved to redlands years ago, shook was raising two children by herself and was looking for activities she could do with her children. “The Bowl was

here, and it was free. … That was the culture they got when they were little.” Twenty years later, the children are grown and have their own lives, and Shook is an associate giving back and remembering. “Every time I see children running around the Bowl … kids dancing [to the music] and twirling like ballerinas, it’s just a very moving experience.” While the Bowl’s musical roots are classical, the programs have expanded through the years. In addition to the symphony, today’s seasons include a musical, jazz and ballet, and it’s amazing how many people come, many of them families with young children, Shook says. De La Ossa says being part of the Associates and supporting the Bowl has been a wonderful, amazing experience. She’s in year three of a five-year commitment to the Associates, but her relationship with the Bowl dates to 1976 when she first moved to Redlands. The nation’s longest running free outdoors music program isn’t just about arts and culture, it’s also about community — in the numerous committees that do the behind-the-scenes work of the benefit, with the women at the hostess booth during the season’s concerts and those who help support the children’s workshops. The women come from diverse backgrounds, but they all share a commitment to the Bowl. Her favorite moment through the years? The opening of the musical “Oklahoma!” last year.

It began with the lead on the balcony of Mission Gables, followed by a horseback ride through audience to the stage. The staging and the caliber of performance were amazing, De La Ossa said. If supporting the incredible variety and artistry of the Bowl performances isn’t enough to get folks to the benefit, Canada is eager to share details on the auction items. How about a preChristmas celebration day at your own home? It will start with folks showing up to decorate the house, wrap your gifts and serve brunch; carolers and a visit from S. Claus included. Or consider a girls’ escape to the beach weekend at a 1912 cottage with yoga, wine pairings, an art class, swimming, a sunset Duffy boat ride and perhaps even a scavenger hunt. There’s more: house boating, a limosupported progressive dinner, a stay at the Disneyland Hotel. … Canada says the live auction typically features experiences and things to do, add to that perhaps 60 to 80 items in a silent auction and there’s something for everyone. Something for everyone — that’s really what the Bowl is all about; music, culture, and while a collection hat is passed, the evening is free — free to all who come with something for everyone. For tickets or other information about Havana Nights, call 909-793-439 or email mchurch907@aol.com.

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music festival | the performers VillaloBos Brothers tuesday, July 18 sponsored by: la-Z-Boy West


HE VILLaLoBos BRoTHERs deliver an intoxicating brew of brilliance, cadence and virtuosity that has mesmerized audiences worldwide. acclaimed as one of today’s leading contemporary Mexican ensembles, their original compositions and arrangements masterfully blend and celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music. They were the first Mexican band ever to play at the apollo Theater in Harlem, new York City, as featured guest artists, adding this historic venue to an already impressive list of appearances that includes the Latin Grammy awards, Carnegie Hall, Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Museum of

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art, the 60th anniversary of the United nations, Rockefeller Center, the new York Mets field at shea stadium, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing arts,

new Victory Theatre in Broadway, The Miller stage in Milwaukee, The Ford Theatres in Hollywood and Teatro amadeo Roldán in Havana.

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ands have been covering Beatles tunes for decades, but none like sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band. Imagine the music of the Fab Four shaken up with infusions of bluegrass and jazz and topped off with a classical twist. sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band is a collection of four very different musicians creating a new sound from the greatest music ever written by the greatest band ever. Their repertoire features new and innovative takes on songs like “Here Comes the sun,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Back in the U.s.s.R.,” “Come Together,” “Blackbird,” “Hey Jude,” “Yellow submarine,” “The Long and Winding Road” and many more.

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rescripting by Tony award-winning playwright david Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, including the academy award-winning “You’ll Be in My Heart,” as well as “son of Man” and “Two Worlds,” make “Tarzan” an unforgettable theatrical experience. Washed up on the shores of West africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan’s life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe’s territory,

Jimmy saiz in the role of tarzan

melissa smith in the role of Jane

he encounters creatures like himself for the first time, and romance is sparked. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he finds his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.

mystic india: a BollyWood spectacular

redlands symphony orchestra

Friday, aug. 4 sponsored by: Bob and paula driessnack

tuesday, aug. 1 the Brandenburg concertos ransom Wilson, conductor sponsored by: Jerry and Brenda Bean community sing 7:15-7:35 p.m., led by Ken tuttle



oIn Us in celebrating one of the greatest works of the Baroque era: Bach’s lively Brandenburg Concertos. This program will showcase the Redlands symphony orchestra under the baton of music director Ransom Wilson and features solos by members of the acclaimed orchestra.

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xPERIEnCEd by more than a half a million people worldwide, Mystic India: The World Tour is an internationally acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular based on the concept of ancient India’s transition into modern India. The show features renowned musicians, brilliant dancers and opulent costumes. It was named “the must see show of the season” by City & shore magazine in 2013. Mystic India’s colorful costumes have been custom designed in India’s film capital by a team of 40 designers and workers over the course of four years. The team of diverse, impeccably trained dancers combines authentic Indian and modern techniques bringing the streets of Mumbai and new York into perfect harmony. audiences can expect an explosion of color and energy via stunning visual displays as they travel on a journey through Rajasthan, Tamil nadu, Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat. says creative director amit shah, “If you have ever wanted to visit India, Mystic India is your direct flight there.”



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music festival | the performers RideRs in The sky Tuesday, Aug. 8 sponsored by: Loma Linda University health Loma Linda University Health proudly sponsors the Harmony of Wellness, an evening celebration of the connection between music and health.


or more than 30 years, riders In the Sky have kept the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene autry and roy rogers, reviving and revitalizing the Cowboy music genre. While remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “the Cowboy Way!” as a classic cowboy quartet, the trail has led these two-time Grammy award winners to heights they could have never predicted. riders have chalked up over 6,100 concert appearances in all 50 states and 10 countries, at venues including the hollywood Bowl, the Grand ole opry and the White house. the animated character that history will most certainly link to riders In the Sky is the loveable cowboy Woody, as riders performed “Woody’s round Up” in “toy Story 2,” with the album of the same name garnering riders their first Grammy award in 2001 for Best musical album for Children. these exceptional artists also appeal to a diverse and broad-based cross section of an adoring public. riders In the Sky’s music and comedy delights cowboys and cowgirls of all ages, and from all walks of life.

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OpeRA UndeR The sTARs Friday, Aug. 11 Featuring the san Bernardino symphony Orchestra Frank paul Fetta, conductor sponsored by: esri

peTe JAcOBs’ wARTime RAdiO RevUe wiTh A TRiBUTe TO The AndRews sisTeRs Tuesday, Aug. 15 community sing 7:15-7:35 p.m., led by ken Tuttle in honor of the American Legion, the sons of the American Legion, and all veterans who have proudly served our country ...


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lyrICal evenInG of great music from the world’s most popular operas! acclaimed soloists will perform masterful selections from “aida,” “macBeth,” “la traviata,” “tosca,” “the Barber of Seville,” “Carmen,” “la Bohème” and others.

roadcasting, all across america, to all the ships at sea, and to all those in uniform stationed abroad, this is Wartime radio review.” Interspersing the hits of the 1930s and ’40s, along with late-breaking news stories from the war years, as well as original songs and even some 1940s-style radio commercials, experiencing this show is like taking a timemachine back to a World War II U.S.o. show. and with their three lovely female vocalists giving a wonderful tribute to the andrews Sisters, a hot driving rhythm section and eight horns, Pete Jacobs’ “classic-swing” sound is both full and authentic. this will be a perfect evening to dance under the stars at the redlands Bowl.

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hIS IS an orIGInal ProdUCtIon in two acts by State Street Ballet and inspired by Frederick ashton’s version by the royal Ballet, with music by Sergei Prokofiev. It’s conceived, produced and choreographed by rodney Gustafson. a light-hearted retelling of the classic story, this entertaining and visually stunning production brings together the beautiful Cinderella, her evil stepsisters (male dancers costumed in hoop skirts), the handsome prince and the guests at his ball. opulent sets and digital animation augment the theatricality of this beloved performance sure to warm hearts of all ages.

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music festival | the performers CeltiC Spring tuesday, Aug. 22 Sponsored by: Ken and Judith Stanford


eltic Spring returns to the redlands Bowl with a burst of energy, driving music, riveting dancing, youthful exuberance and unparalleled talent all in one family. in 2002, celtic Spring was named grand champion of the World at the World championships of the performing Arts in Hollywood. in the summer of 2007, 12 million people watched celtic Spring on the top rated tV show of the season, nBc’s “America’s got talent,” produced by Simon cowell. the band was one of the top five finalists. celtic Spring also has been featured on nBc’s “today,” ABc’s “good Morning America,” the “Steve Harvey Show,” the “tom Joyner Morning Show,” pBS, eWtn and Japan’s nippon television. this acclaimed group presents music

and dance in the diverse celtic traditions of ireland, Scotland and cape Breton, nova Scotia. While immersed in traditional music, the band has developed a unique style and

a repertoire that includes numerous original compositions. A depth of expression is evident in their stunning arrangements — from haunting airs to lively dance tunes.

the redlAndS Symphony Friday, Aug. 25 From Score to Screen with Fireworks Frank paul Fetta, conductor guest soloist: William hagen, violin Sponsored by: dave and robin maupin Fireworks sponsored by: Community Bank

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Fired up for grilling By MARNI JAMESON


started salivating the minute the truck pulled up with our new outdoor grill, an electric woodpellet cooker that looks like a cannon and weighs just as much. “Over here, no over here! Maybe in the garage.” i try to steer the poor delivery guy and his gigantic overweight parcel around the patio like an awkward dance partner. He is demonstrating more patience than i deserve. the box lands with a thud. i am eagerly tearing it open before the truck is down the street. i had been waiting for this. For the past year and a half, dC and i had been | redlandsmagazine.com  | Summer summer 2017 2017 30 |  redlandsmagazine.com

sentenced to cooking only indoors. today, we were about to join the 75 percent of U.s. adults who own an outdoor grill, according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue association. We were like two inmates just released from kitchen jail. i could already smell the wood fire, and taste the mesquiteinfused chipotle chicken. dC could not assemble the grill — a traeger eastwood 34 — fast enough. after the grill was together, we cooked outdoors every night for a week. We grilled burgers and kabobs. We seared steaks and roasted veggies. We wondered why we had waited so long. Why? Because choosing a backyard

barbecue is not as easy as it used to be. do you want gas, charcoal, electric, or the wood-pellet burning variety? What size? What color? Built-in or free-standing? i just want dinner. i did my homework, then let dC pick. and he did. after dC had cooked up a couple excellent meals, i asked for his review. “it’s the best grill i have ever used,” said dC, who has had both fancy gas and charcoal grills before. “i like that you don’t need to worry about a propane tank running out or blowing up, a gas line or a supply of charcoal. i like that all you need is an outlet and wood pellets, which aren’t nearly as messy as charcoal.

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“I like that you get a smoked-wood flavor, and that you can set the temperature like you do on an oven, shut the lid and walk away,” he added. Apparently, his reaction echoes the marketplace, where “electric wood-pellet grills are the fastest growing segment,” said Dan Parrilli, senior merchant of grills for The Home Depot. “Consumers love that you can grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise and barbecue with the same cooker, and set the heat for low and slow or fast and hot.” Beyond this blazing grill trend, America’s passion for outdoor grilling in general is still hot, hot, hot. “Our national pastime for gathering around the grill is strong and showing all indications of continuing to grow,” said Jack Goldman, president of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, in a statement. He attributes the trend to our “continued passion for culinary adventure.”

Parrilli also credits the strong interest in shows on the Food Network. As a result, “outdoor chefs are moving way beyond burgers and dogs, and are cooking pizzas, poppers and even French toast on their outdoor grills.” As outdoor grilling season starts to heat up, I looked into what the hot trends were in a cooking method that dates back to the cavemen — and women — days.

No signs of cooling This year, 37 percent of U.S. adults plan to purchase a new grill or smoker, according to the latest Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association survey. Most buyers will be replacing or upgrading their current grills. Of the 10 percent of grill owners who have outdoor kitchens, one third plan to add to them in the next few years.

It’s all about the flavor Of the grill owners surveyed, 71 percent said improved flavor was the

number one reason they used grills. However, I think women — with all due respect to the female pit masters out there — aren’t admitting that it’s really about getting the man of the house fired up to cook a little more.

Bells and whistles The biggest advancements in outdoor grilling are in accessories, said Parrilli. “Today’s outdoor grills feature side burners, searing burners (a super-heated area for steaks), rotisseries, warming racks, smokers, broiling baskets, vegetable baskets, pizza stones, pizza ovens and oven thermometers. Also new are pans specific for such favorites as grilled cheese sandwiches or jalapeno poppers.

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Hottest trend Though electric wood-pellet grills comprised only 2 percent of the outdoor grill market in 2015, 7 percent of prospective grill buyers planned to buy a wood-pellet grill, according to the survey. I guess we are part of that statistic. Syndicated columnist Marni Jameson is the author of two home and lifestyle books, and the newly released “Downsizing the Family Home – What to Save, What to Let Go” (Sterling Publishing 2016). You may reach her at www.marnijameson.com.






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Restore, in a new location By DaviD Cohen


l Barilla and rick Wineman have opened a second restore Kitchen in redlands, offering an array of breakfast items and a larger selection of entrees than at their lugonia location. it’s truly a taste of americana, and the flavors leap off the plate. less gastropublike than the original, it has more of a feel of a Sunday brunch or supper meal establishment. Breakfast items are superb, and you also get a huge piece of moist pineapple upside-down corn bread topped with Craisins with your breakfast order. The veggie patty and eggs are spectacular. The patty consists of a blend of edamame and garbanzos as well as rice and quinoa served with orange-flavored hollandaise. Even better are the Bananas Foster waffles made from spent grain drizzled with a Vermont maple syrup and goat cheese blended with a beer caramel sauce that tastes very much like sweetened mascarpone. Order a side of the Duroc pork pig candy (thick-cut applewood smoked bacon topped with crumbled praline) or the beef, pork and bacon sausage patty. ah, and there’s so much from which to choose in the entrée section. absolutely do not miss the melt-in-yourmouth beer-braised, pan-roasted beef cheeks served with organic carrots along with bacon cheddar smashed potatoes, nor the enormous order of the pan-roasted | redlandsmagazine.com  || Summer summer 2017 34 |  redlandsmagazine.com 2017

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chicken and biscuit — an airline breast with the drumstick attached, onions, celery, carrots, peas, fresh corn and the aforementioned potatoes. Plated in a footlong ceramic dish, it can easily feed two! The vegetarian meatloaf will almost make you forget that you’re not eating meat. it’s comprised of ground walnuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, quinoa, brown rice, and brown and white beech mushrooms with a hint of dried fruit and pumpkin seeds, all topped with homemade ketchup — a delicious amalgam of flavors. Take home some pig candy with tart apple slices and chocolate beer or caramel

beer sauce. also consider the shoestring truffle fries topped with a Sriracha mayo as a chaser. The dishes are hearty and boldly flavored. Come with a group and sample as many of these sterling creations as you can. Then you can do it all over again the next day with leftovers! Restore Kitchen on State Farmhouse Cafe & Supper Where: 615 W. State St., Redlands hours: Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday until 10 p.m., Sunday until 8 p.m. Notes: Breakfast and brunch served all day. Reservations recommended on weekends. information: 909-307-0026, www.restore.kitchen


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Everything from The Beatles to ballet to Bollywood will entertain guests during the 2017 edition of the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival....

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