Arts and Music
March 25, 2012 (Ramona) – The Ramona Music Fest is Saturday, March 31 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Dos Picos County Park, 17953 Dos Picos Park Road in Ramona. A variety of exceptional music artists will light up two stages.
The headliners this year are Rockola and Cactus Twan Whyte Grano & Nash.Rockola has earned no fewer than eight San Diego Music awards in their three decades together. Cactus Twang Whyte Grano & Nash offer spot-on performances of beloved classics made famous by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
March 17, 2012 (San Diego) – The Booth Brothers, a gospel trio, will perform at the College Avenue Baptist Church, 4747 College Avenue, San Diego at 5:00 p.m. on March 24.
The Booth Brothers have been sharing their music since 1998. Their musical influences are from a wide range of performers-from the Eagles to the Gatlin Brothers to legendary gospel greats such as Bill Gaither and Mosie Lister. They have received numerous awards including a Grammy nomination.
EL CAJON APPROVES DEAL WITH DEVELOPER FOR EXCLUSIVE PROPOSAL TO TEAR DOWN EAST COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AND BUILD HOTEL
By Miriam Raftery; Bill Crotty also contributed to this report
“There is absolutely nothing wrong with that theater. It could be cleaned up and opened tomorrow.” – Paul Russell, former manager of the theater and founder of Christian Youth Theater
March 15, 2012 (El Cajon ) – Leaders of East County arts groups reacted with shock and condemnation to news that the El Cajon Council, by a 4-0 vote, agreed to enter into an exclusive negotiation with developer E. Neal Arthur for plans to tear down the East County Performing Arts Center (ECPAC) and build a Marriott hotel in its place.
Under Arthur’s plan, the hotel would have a “portable stage to accommodate limited performing arts.”
But arts experts say that’s woefully inadequate –and leveled sharp criticism at the council. Some also contend that the Council failed to provide adequate notice the community before taking action.
COWABUNGA! BEACH BOYS BRING HISTORIC 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR TO CRICKET WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE FRIDAY, MAY 25
UPDATE: "Squawk!" initially scheduled to be performed by the SDSU Theater Department in the Visitor Center Outdoor Amphitheater on Saturday, March 17, and Saturday, March 31 has been postponed because of the impending rain on March 17, and the SDSU Spring Break on March 31. "Squawk!" will now be performed on Friday, April 20, at 3:00 p.m.
March 11, 2012 (San Diego)--SQUAWK! will be performed by the San Diego State University Theater Arts Department on Saturday, March 17, at 3 p.m. in the amphitheater at Mission Trails Regional Park.
The theme of this 90-minute play touches on human conflict and competition in a metaphorical story about the birds of the world - engaged in a bitter but comical struggle - in their search for a way to choose a winner of a peace song competition. The props are an umbrella and stick held by the performers using bird like movements and sounds. The performance is free and will be performed in the Visitor Center Amphitheater.
February 7, 2012 (San Diego) -- Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at Viejas Arena for one night only on Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m., as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “Welcome to Fin Land” Tour 2012.
Meet the artist February 3 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
January 29, 2012, (La Mesa) -- The Grossmont College Theatre Arts Department kicks off 2012 with its production "Inside The Actor's Process: Readers Theatre - The Theatre of the Imagination." In this unique form of oral storytelling, space and time can stretch to create fantastic worlds and marvelous journeys that soar through the imagination.
January 27, 2012 (San Diego County) -- The winter series of the San Diego County Library Acoustic Showcase is coming to an end with eight concerts taking place in February! The Acoustic Showcase series offers a wonderful variety of some of San Diego's very best singer/songwriters, folk music performers and story tellers.
January 27, 2012 (San Diego) - Tickets are now on sale for the Lady Antebellum concert on March 24 at the Cricket Ampitheatre.
"We can't wait for our first big headlining tour in arenas," said Hillary Scott. "We hope to create a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience and make some really special memories with our fans."
The trio's live show has earned glowing reviews from critics across the country.
Group also announces release of new album, “A Different Kind of Truth”
January 26, 2012 (El Cajon) – – Grossmont College ceramics technician Al Ventura likes watching students discover the magic of creating art. It brings back memories of his first turn at the potter’s wheel, and the community college instructor who took him under his wings back in the ‘70s.
January 21, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) --The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation (MTRP) will present "Trails", an exhibition January 22-February 10 featuring award-winning plein air artist Margaret Larlham. Many of the works were painted in, and are about, Mission Trails and others are of South Africa where the artist previously lived.
The public is cordially invited to a reception in honor of the artist on Sunday, January 22, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
January 16, 2012 (El Cajon) -- World-renowned bluegrass band The Kruger Brothers will perform at the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theatre on Tuesday, January 24, at 7:30 p.m.
The Kruger Brothers play original music composed by Jens Kruger. It's called "unpretentious, cultivated, and delightfully fresh." The Kruger Brothers are known for their remarkable musicianship and unique take on the American Songbook.
Shows continue January 20-22 at the Kroc Center Theatre
By Megan McGlamery
January 17, 2012 (Spring Valley)--Working tirelessly for the last eight weeks, the Young Actors’ Theatre has successfully brought to life the beloved cast of Legally Blonde The Musical with an unbeatable combination of talent, wit and lots of pink (of course!).
January 17, 2011 (El Cajon) -- The Hyde Art Gallery at Grossmont College opens its spring semester with “Mmmultiplicy” Installation Works by Lea Anderson. This exhibition runs from January 23 to February 23, with an artist opening even on Tuesday, January 31 from 7-9 p.m.
January 15, 2012 (San Diego) – Southern Gospel singers Ernie Haas & Signature Sound will be performing at the College Avenue Baptist Church, 4747 College Avenue in San Diego on January 26 at 7:00 p.m.
The vocal group, founded in 2002 and winner of three GMA Dove awards, recently finished a nine country European tour and is soon to release its first new studio album in three years.
January 13, 2012 (El Cajon) – Ring in the year of the dragon at Sycuan Casino in El Cajon on January 21, where a Lunar New Year Concert will be held at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The two shows will include performances by Thien Kim, Manh Quynh, Nguyen Hong Nhung, Tien Dung, Tam Doan, Hoai Tam, Viet Huong, Trina Bao Tran, and Pham Thai Tha.
January 12, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – The San Diego Clarinet Quintet will perform a free concert this Sunday, January 15 at 3 p.m. at Mission Trails Regional Park. These talented musicians have performed with the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Ballet, San Diego Opera, and Starlight Opera.
Their dazzling technique and versatility include classical chamber music of Mozart and Debussy as well as jazz favorites by Duke Ellington, Scott Joplin ragtime and the music of George Gershwin.