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The Eleanor Abbott Big Bear Valley Historical Museum has been in operation since 1982. The idea for the museum first came about in the late ‘60s when longtime Big Bear resident Eleanor Abbott recognized a need for historical preservation. Kim Sweet, who has been the museum’s curator for 12 years, says she’s glad Abbott came to that realization. Sweet says […]

Bigger is better at the Grizzly Manor Cafe, where pancakes are the size of stop signs and butter comes in heaping scoops. Jayme Nordine has owned the cafe for 23 years. His work philosophy is simple: keep portions large and attitudes sassy. Nordine says he loves his customers but doesn’t hesitate to give them a hard time when they don’t […]

By Day, Joe Vonesh is an airplane mechanic. Most people think he’s soft-spoken and a little shy. By night, he takes on a completely different persona. He takes up the microphone and leads the Big Bear Country Dance Club as a high-energy country music DJ. Vonesh says he has become a master of gauging the crowd to pick songs that […]

The city of Grahamstown, South Africa is the the longtime home of the country’s National Arts Festival. Over 11 days, the festival brings together musicians, dancers, visual artists, actors and comedians, from South Africa and around the globe. See photos from the 2013 festival.   View this gallery on News24

Homosexuality is illegal in 38 African countries. Many Africans who identify as LGBT seek asylum in South Africa, but when they arrive they face new challenges. Watch this video on News24

President Barack Obama delivered a speech to a packed crowd in Jameson Hall at the University of Cape Town on June 30. See photos from event. View this gallery on News24

See photos from the original South African cast of ‘Jersey Boys.’ The Tony award-winning musical opened at the Artscape in Cape Town on June 19 after a successful run in Johannesburg. View this gallery on Channel24

Watch highlights from the 2013 Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival. The festival, held in Cape Town’s historic Baxter Theatre, brings high school, university, and community jazz bands together to showcase their talents. Watch this audio slideshow on News24

Jennifer Febre Boase has studied music all her life, but it wasn’t until adulthood that she discovered the instrument she is most passionate about—the bagpipe. Dedicating herself to the instrument, she became pipe major of the Pasadena Scottish Pipes and Drums after helping form the band in 2006. Boase and her kilted brethren have traveled around the world playing reels, […]

The Colorado Wine Company has been a favorite in Eagle Rock since it opened in 2005. A store-bar hybrid, the business strives to take the snobbery out of wine tasting. Jennifer Morgan, who owns the store with her husband, says her favorite part of her job is interacting with the community.