Arts and Music

Arts and Music

WINTER MEANS ITS TIME TO JAM: WINTER WONDER JAM DEC. 12 AT CUYAMACA COLLEGE

 

November 26, 2014 (El Cajon)--Winter Wonder Jam -- Cuyamaca College’s homegrown music fest put on by students in the Music Industry Studies program and featuring four local bands and musicians playing pop, rock and folk music – is set for 7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in the performing arts theater.

LAKESIDE CHURCH ANNOUNCES CONCERT SERIES

 

November 24, 2014 (Lakeside) – The Lakeside Community Presbyterian Church will host a series of free concerts open to the community.  The church is located at 9908 Channel Road in Lakeside; doors open 30 minutes before the concerts begin. Below is a schedule of concert events:

WOODSTOCK THE CONCERT ROCKS POWAY

 

 

By Leon Thompson

(Photo: Jeff Berkeley, left, performs with former Padres player Tim Flannery, right)

November 23, 2014  (Poway)--A sold-out crowd of tie-dye wearing, long-haired hippies with flowers in their hair descended on the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Saturday night to revisit Woodstock, the celebrated concert that changed the music world.  The music and an enthusiastic crowd rekindled the spirit of the original Woodstock, which I attended back in 1969.

Local musicians including Jeff Berkeley,  Eve Selis and former Padres’ Tim Flannery joined The Back to the Garden Band to re-create the iconic three-day outdoor concert that rocked the world in '69 with such greats as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Who, Sly Stone, Joe Cocker, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane, Credence Clearwater Revival, Santana and Richie Havens, to name a few.

A JOYFUL HOLIDAY MUSIC CELEBRATION: SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL CHORUS & ORCHESTRA DEC. 7

 

November 19, 2014 (San Diego) - The San Diego Festival Chorus and Orchestra will present a Joyful Holiday Music Celebration on December 7th at 3 p.m. in the College Avenue Baptist Church, 4747 College Avenue, San Diego. The performance will include Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Robert Shaw’s “The Many Moods of Christmas.”

A MODERN TAKE ON A CLASSIC - "SCAPIN" AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE NOV. 15-22

 

November 15, 2014 (El Cajon )--When two young men of substantial wealth fall in love with two beautiful but penniless ladies, they employ the assistance of the clever, crafty, and possibly clairvoyant servant, Scapin. Complications abound in Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell’s modern adaptation of Moliere’s classic French farce, Les Fourberies de Scapin.

RAMONA ART GUILD PRESENTS PLEIN AIRE WORKSHOP WITH CHUCK MCPHERSON NOV. 29

 

East County News Service

November 13, 2014 (Ramona) – The Ramona Art Guild invites you to come out and enjoy a day of painting with the master of intuitive painting, Chuck McPherson on Saturday, November 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stone Meadows (Carol Levin’s ranch).

BRIGHT MORNINGS, SILENT NIGHTS: FREE CHORAL CONCERT DEC. 6

 

November 9, 2014 (San Diego)—A free choral concert, “Bright Mornings, Silent Nights” will be presented by the Pacificaires and Cedar Center Chorus on Saturday, December 6 at 2 p.m. in the College Avenue Baptist Church, 4747 College Avenue in San Diego.   The concert features Christian and Jewish holiday favorites as well as secular music.

“You’ll hear the full chorus of 100 singers plus ensembles and soloists, accompanied by a 7-piece orchestra of talented instrumentalists, and maybe a bit of theatrics,” says Kelci Cell, publicity chair. She adds, “We are united by our delight in the power of music to restore and enliven both singers and audiences, especially among seniors.”

TROUBADOUR DAVID ROVICS SINGS AT LIVE BENEFIT CONCERT FOR KNSJ NOV.13

 

November 8, 2014 (San Diego) – David Rovics has been heralded by Pete Seeger and Amy Goodman.  The folk singer/songwriter performs songs on social justice topics.  On November 13, he will perform a live, outdoor benefit concert for KNSJ Radio 89.1 FM, the network for social justice.

NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR ARTWORK ON ANZA HISTORIC TRAIL: DEC. 31 DEADLINE

 

November 6, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - The California Indian Heritage Center Foundation is calling for Native American artists to produce new visual artwork that shares the Native Californian perspective of the Anza Expedition of 1775-76 and its impact. The visual art will enter the collection of the California Indian Heritage Center Foundation for display and interpretation. It will also be used by the National Park Service for education and interpretation of multiple perspectives of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

POWAY CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS "WOODSTOCK THE CONCERT" NOV. 22, 45 YEARS AFTER THE ORIGINAL

   
       
 

 

…And Here’s Some Woodstock Trivia, Just for Fun

October 30, 2014 (Poway – It was muddy. It was peaceful. History was made.  “An Aquarian Exposition: Three Days of Peace and Music” in 1969 came to be known simply as “Woodstock,” the name of the town 43 miles from Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskills of New York. On November 22, the Poway Center for the Performing Arts presents a live tribute to Woodstock, which became the definitive nexus for the counterculture generation. The event will feature local San Diego musicians Eve Selis, Tim Flannery, Berkley Hart, Back to the Garden Band, and dozens of special guests. Surprises are guaranteed!

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY ON DISPLAY AT MISSION TRAILS

 

October 24, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation (MTRP) is pleased to present an exhibition featuring two award-winning Photographers - Janine Free and Beverly LaRock.

FIVE SALES, ONE LOCATION BENEFIT HERITAGE OF AMERICAS MUSEUM CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS: NOW THROUGH OCT. 31

 

October 22, 2014 (Rancho San Diego, CA)-- The Heritage of the Americas Museum, located on the campus of Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, is holding a huge benefit sale to support the Museum’s programs for local elementary school children.  Over 4,000 students come to the Museum each school year for docent-led tours.  Volunteers also make presentations in school classrooms.  The sale is called “Five Sales! One Location!” and is an Art Sale, Rummage Sale, Jewelry Sale, Gems and Minerals Sale, and a Fossils Sale.  Items for sale are donated by Museum members, over 300 households.

MUSIC IN THE GROVE: OCTOBER PERFORMANCES IN LEMON GROVE

 

 

October 15, 2014 (Lemon Grove)  -- Music lovers can enjoy two events coming up this month in Lemon Grove, including a jazz program at the Lemon Grove Library on October 21st and the  October 25th, launch of a monthly series of free performances. At the debut event, Lemon Grove Historical Society and Kinsee Morland will Lemon Grove Live! featuring concerts by a wide variety of street musicians, from indie rock and folk to world music, saxophone and opera.  Scroll down for details.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAT HAPPENS IN ALPINE: DIDGERIDOO

 

 

 

October 15, 2014 (Alpine) - Alpine is southern California’s home to a very small group of didgeridoo players who gather to hear music played by top talents from around the world. http://www.ididge.com – check out past events- very colorful.  Next up is a concert, workshop and potluck on Friday, October 17.

YOUTH CHOIR OF SAN DIEGO AND EAST COUNTY CONCERT OCT. 16

 

October 13, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - Youth Choir of San Diego will perform its first concert on Thursday, October 16 at 7 pm. in the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Center ( 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon).  This is a new nonprofit organization that has formed a group of high school students who gather twice a week, blending their communities as well as their voices to make music under the direction of Jason Prater - Artistic Director and Jonni Glaser - Musical Director. There are several San Diego City and several East County schools represented.

ART IN THE PARK AT MISSION TRAILS OCT. 11 TO FEATURE AWARD-WINNING ARTWORK, CRAFT BREWS, WINE, MUSIC AND STARGAZING

 

October 4, 2014 (Mission Trails) – Artworks by over 43 award-winning artists depicting nature will be on display at Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation’s annual Art in the Park event on October 11th from 6-9 p.m., including 125 works for sale.  Art aficionados can also savor craft beers and premium wines, as well as hors d’hoeuvres, Rita’s Italian Ice and Xocai chocolates. In addition, guests can enjoy  San Diego Native American flute music and Circa and Musa’s vibrational tones,.as well as astronomy viewing with telescopes provided by the San Diego Astronomy Association.

LEMON GROVE MURAL WINS AWARD FROM GOVERNOR BROWN

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 2, 2014 (Lemon Grove)—An elaborate five-panel mural depicting the history of Lemon Grove has been awarded the Governor’s Historic Preservation Award for 2014.  A letter from the Governor’s office sent to the Lemon Grove Historical Society, which commissioned the project, called it “an exceptional example of historic preservation efforts on behalf of California’s cultural heritage.”

KUMEYAAY LAKE POETRY CAMPOUT OCT. 10-12 AT MISSION TRAILS

 

September 29, 2014 (San Diego) –Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation President  Jay Wilson announces the Kumeyaay Lake Poetry Campout, a three day, family-friendly poetry workshop weekend at Mission Trails Regional Park's Kumeyaay Lake Campgrounds (Two Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA, 92119). The event is open to for 12 participants (ages 10 years old to adult, three camp sites can be reserved), Friday, October 10, Saturday, October 11, and Sunday, October 12, 2014, with check in time Friday, October 11, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.

LA MESA-SPRING VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DEBUT BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION DOCUMENTARY FILM SEPT. 29

 

 

District-Sponsored Student Speech Contest commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision a huge success

September 26, 2014 (La Mesa)--Dr. Emma Turner, President of the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District Board of Education, and the District Governance Team, will host a screening on September 29 featuring the First Annual Student Speech Contest held earlier this year.  The topic of the speeches was “60 Years Later: What is the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education?”

ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE CONCERTS IN OCTOBER AT COUNTY LIBRARIES

 

East County News Service

September 25, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) --The fall series of the San Diego County Library Acoustic Showcase continues in October with eight concerts taking place throughout the month countywide.  The Acoustic Showcase series offers a wonderful variety of some of San Diego's very best singer/songwriters, folk music performers and story tellers. These concerts are free to the community.The series includes the following concerts in East County:

OPERA AND A SCULPTURE GARDEN: GROWING CULTURE ALONG WITH VINEYARDS AT SALERNO WINERY IN RAMONA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

Hear audio clip of Jorge D'Soria, a resident artist at Salerno (photo, right), performing his Pavarotti-style operatic rendition:  http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/36dl3ft21v/opera-jorge_D_soria.mp3

September 21, 2014 (Ramona) - Opera and fine art in East County? Bravo! Salerno Winery in Ramona has forged a partnership that’s music to the ears of  those who love opera, sculptures and Italian-style wine.

Herman Salerno, an opera singer from Italy, and his wife, Rose, founded the winery and began displaying sculptures from a friend’s collection. Now, they have now teamed up with Jaime Chaljon, a Mexican businessman, to unveil an expanded sculpture garden featuring works by over 20 world-renowned artists including Jorge and Javier Martin, Tan Da WU, Julian Bravo, and Pedro Cervantes.

The winery is open on Fridays,  Saturdays and Sundays, when guests can enjoy not only wine and pizza cooked up in an outdoor oven, but also performances by Salerno and well known Mexican operatic stars.

PAUL MCCARTNEY—TODAY (2014) AND YESTERDAY (1964)

                                                                     

 

Paul McCartney’s OUT THERE Tour has added a San Diego concert set for Sunday, Sep 28th at 8:00 p.m. at Petco Park. Our freelancer, Ariele Johannson, attended the McCartney concert in August at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles—and also shares memories of a Beatles concert in New York 50 years ago that she attended back in 1964. Written for the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles first U.S. tour, this article is a “must read” for all Beatles fans of today and yesterday.

Photo, left: Beatles in 1964,  Library of Congress image

 

THE BEATLES! IN PERSON                                                                             

By Ariele Johannson                         

September 23, 2014 (San Diego)--The year was 1964, and I was touched by a movement—the craze of “Beatlemania.” An eleven-year-old girl in Long Island, New York, my life still felt like a closed book. I didn’t fit in anywhere…yet. I was quiet, smart, freckle-faced, and wore glasses. Yes, they called me “four eyes.”

EAGLES TO ROCK SDSU WITH CONCERT OCT. 4

 

September 22, 2014 (San Diego) - The Eagles, one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, will be performing at the Viejas Arena at San Diego State University on October 4th.  The band sold over 150 million records including such hit singles as Hotel California, Lyin’ Eyes, Take it to the Limit, Desperado and Tequila Sunrise.

ODD COUPLE ON STAGE AT THE LYCEUM: TEATRO MASCARA MAGICA'S RENDITION BLENDS HILARITY AND LATINO SPICE

 

A review by Reina Lisa Menasche

September 21, 2014 (San Diego)--What do you get when you cross Neil Simon’s classic 1960s New York comedy “The Odd Couple” with modern day, southern California references and Latino color, characters, innuendo, and ad libs? A surprising and delightful rendition, zestily presented by the Teatro Mascara Magica at San Diego’s Lyceum Theatre. Dave Rivas, co-producer and co-director of the production, is a Spring Valley resident.

The theme of the play remains true to the original and is universal: divorced bachelors, slob versus neat freak, in a friendship strained not only by conflicts over living conditions but also the poignancy of loss and change. But the seasoning on this well-known dish of a show is exotic, original, up to date, and hilarious.

SAN DIEGO EARLY MUSIC SOCIETY EXPANDS SEASON OF CONCERTS, ADDS NEW VENUE IN EAST COUNTY FOR OCT. 31 PERFORMANCE

 

September 20, 2014 (San Diego)—In its 33rd year, San Diego Early Music Society (SDEMS) is significantly expanding its program of concerts by world-class artists, adding a new Adventure Series to its regular International Season, and offering concerts in San Diego’s East County for the first time.

WORLDWIDE UKELELE SENSATION JAKE SHIMABUKURO AT CA CENTER FOR THE ARTS IN ESCONDIDO OCT. 31

 

"An international sensation." -The Today Show



"The Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele." -Guitar Player

 

September 20, 2014 (Escondido) -- Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro will wow audiences as part of The California Center for the Arts, Escondido's 20th Anniversary 2014/2015 season with a special Halloween show on Friday, October 31, 2014 in the Concert Hall. Redefining a previously under-the-radar instrument, the critically acclaimed slinger combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, folk, and flamenco, fully revealing his musical dexterity. Shimabukuro has appeared on television shows including Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live, he's earned notable fans such as Eddie Vedder and Sanjay Gupta, and performed for the likes of the Queen of England. Interviews and hi-res photos are available upon request.

STREISAND IMPERSONATOR TAKES STAGE SEPT. 28 AT POWAY CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS

 

September 19, 2014 (Poway)—From Vegas to Atlantic City, Sharon Owens has performed her “Tribute to Barbra Streisand.” The singer has an uncanny resemblance to the famed singer as well as a vocal talent that has made her a sought-after Streisand impersonator. She will perform September 28 at 2 p.m. at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.

MUSIC TO OUR EARS: ADAMS AVENUE STREET FAIR SEPT. 27-28

 

East County News Service

Photo: entertainer Raelee Nikole is among the 100 musical acts scheduled to perform

September 19, 2014 (San Diego)--Over 100 different musical acts on eight stages are slated for the 2014 Adams Avenue Street Fair on September 27 and 28, which is one of the largest free music street fairs in California, according to the organizers. It also includes four beer gardens, 300 food and craft vendors, and giant carnival rides.

FREE LATINO SHORTS SCREENING IN EAST COUNTY SEPT. 17

 

 

September 17, 2014 (Rancho San Diego)—On September 17th Cuyamaca College will screen a free curated compilation of the best short Latino films that played at this year's festival as part of the celebrations for Latino Heritage Month.

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