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NEW LAND, NEW HOPE: SOMALI-BANTU ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA CELEBRATION SEPT. 20

 

September 5, 2014 (San Diego)—A cultural celebration featuring music, dance and cuisine of San Diego’s Somali-Bantu community will be held on Saturday, September 20 from 2-5 p.m. at the United Domestic Workers of America office, 4855 Seminole Drive, San Diego.

HEAR MBIRA MAKER AND MUSICIAN PATRICK HADLEY

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 3, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) – I first discovered the enchanting music of the mbira while visiting Milagro Winery in Ramona.  It turns out the mbira, inspired by the African kalimba but much bigger, is a unique musical instrument invented by a local entrepreneur and crafted by musician Patrick Hadley.

On our East County Magazine radio show on KNSJ, we interviewed Hadley, who shared news about the crafting of this amazing instrument--and some famous musical stars now including the mbira in their performances. Hadley also gave an improve performance on our show.

Hear a podcast of his interview and music here:  http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/yba1lrffs0/MBIRA-Final-PatrickHadley.mp3.

For more info and links, click "read more" or scroll down.

GROSSMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND MASTER CHORALE TO PERFORM “THE PLANETS” SEPT. 26—WITH VISUALS FROM NASA

September 21, 2012 (Lemon Grove) -- Join the members of the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra & Master Chorale in the second concert of the 2012-2013 performance season entitled THE PLANETS—a multimedia performance combining music with high definition graphics & animations from NASA and EUROSPACE. 

TELEMAGICA’S GALAXIA 2012 MUSIC AND ARTS GATHERING JUNE 8-10

June 7, 2012 (Jacumba) – Telemagica’s Galaxia 2012 takes place June 8, 9 and 10 beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Friday on the grounds of the Institute of Perception (Railroad Street) in Jacumba. 

The event is a yearly gathering of collective performance art dedicated to the evolution of the human spirit through the arts.

LOCAL ATTORNEY ESTABLISHES EDUCATION CENTER TO SERVICE FAMILIES WITHIN SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY

 
June 6, 2012 (San Diego) — Realizing a need to have individualized enrichment programs for students, a San Diego attorney seeks to develop an education center to serve the entire family. Breana Ha, who came to the United States as a young child in 1979 as one of the boat people, said while there are several organizations serving the Vietnamese community in San Diego, there is, however, not one that provides educational services for the entire family. That idea gave birth to the Vietnamese American Center: Education, Recreation and Culture (VACERC). 

CARE CLUB’S STUDENT DIRECTED FASHION SHOW: “THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE JEANS” MAY 25

 
May 19, 2012 (El Cajon) -- The CARE Club at El Cajon Valley High School, a student-directed fashion show, will host its fifth annual fashion show on Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m. in the El Cajon Valley High School gym.  This year, the theme will be “The Ends Justify the Jeans.”  The show will benefit the YWCA of San Diego and Laura’s House of Orange County, two organizations helping women.

GROSSMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND MASTER CHORALE PERFORM AMERICANA MAY 18 AND 20

 
May 15, 2012 (El Cajon) -- The final concerts in the 2011-2012 performance season of the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra & Master Chorale will be held May 18 and 20, celebrating music of American composes from classical to jazz.

“…A LOT OF SINGIN’ TO DO” - PACIFIC MEN’S CHORALE IN CONCERT MAY 18 IN LA MESA

“There's music to play,(You know it, you know it!) Places to go, people to see!
Everything (Yeah!) For you and me! 
. . . “Got a lot of livin’ to do!”
 (from Bye, Bye Birdie)                                              
 
May 10, 2012 (La Mesa) -- Make that “a lot of singin’ to do” and you have the celebrated songsters of the Pacific Men’s Chorale in concert at the United Church of Christ of La Mesa (UCCLM).  Led by Christopher Allen and accompanied by Valerie Victor, the Chorale will present music ranging from “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” to “Ching A Ring Chaw,” “Joshua!” and “Feeling Good.”

CUYAMACA COLLEGE’S COYOTE MUSIC FESTIVAL LEAPS ON STAGE MAY 5

 
Free event put on by students as term project showcasing nine Southern California bands

May 2, 2012 (El Cajon) --A free music festival that is the culmination of a Cuyamaca College course on the music industry will feature nine bands rocking at the grand lawn at the Rancho San Diego college from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.

Now in its fourth year, the Cuyamaca College Coyote Music Festival is the end result of a semester-length project of students in the Music Industry Studies program.

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY OPERA ARIAS MAY 2

 

April 25, 2012, San Diego) --The San Diego State University School of Music and Dance continues the celebration of its 75th Anniversary with two free performances of “Opera Arias” on Wednesday, May 2, at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall.  The noon program will be an operatic sampler of the full-length evening program. 

 

GROSSMONT COLLEGE FRIENDS OF MUSIC TO HOST FUNDRAISER APRIL 28

 
April 21, 2012 (El Cajon) -- The Grossmont College Friends of Music will host its second annual Friends of Music Gala fundraiser to benefit the Grossmont College Symphony and Master Chorale from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at Griffin Center, Grossmont College’s new Student Center.

 

JULIAN’S FIRST FILM FESTIVAL, “WILD AND SCENIC ON TOUR” SHOWCASES FILMS, FILMMAKERS AND MUSIC MAY 4-6

 
April 28, 2012 (Julian) -- Awe-inspiring footage, amazing adventures, terrible tragedy, and incredible people all rolled up into Julian’s first ever film festival, The Wild and Scenic on Tour. The event, slated for May 4 - 6, 2012, is a benefit for Volcan Mountain Foundation.  

 

BAJA MED FOOD TASTING AND NORTEC COLLECTIVE MUSIC!

 
April 14, 2012 (San Diego) -- There will be an evening of art, music and food to celebrate the culture and cuisine of Tijuana and Guadalupe Valley while viewing Mingei International Museum’s new exhibitions on Friday, April 27, 2012  from 6-9 p.m. at the Balboa Park (Mingei International Museum).

ART LOVERS TO PROWL AT ALLEY CAT ART FESTIVAL OCT. 14

The Downtown El Cajon event will feature live music, wine tasting, shopping, art exhibitions and more  
 
September 26, 2011 (El Cajon)St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, a non-denominational adult day-training facility for adults with developmental disabilities, will host the sixth annual Alley Cat Art Festival on October 14 in Downtown El Cajon on Main Street and Arts Alley.

WESTFIELD TO HOST “MUSIC MAKES ME DANCE” IN ESCONDIDO OCT. 3

 
 
 
September 25, 2011 (Escondido)  Westfield North County on Level one -Center Court, invites the public to celebrate “Music Makes Me Dance”  for the month of October. The program will feature music- and dance-themed Westfield Family Fun Days, kid and family-friendly activities celebrating music and instruments. 
 

Chula Vista Centennial Celebration 2011

 
September 4, 2011 (Chula Vista) -- The City of Chula Vista announced plans  in January of this year for the Chula Vista Centennial, a year-long celebration of events and community projects in 2011, to commemorate the City’s 100 years. 
 
 
Chefs de Cuisine --those talented culinary kings who cooked up a feast for East County Magazine's Summerfest--will be dishing up fine fare at Harbor Days as part of Chula Vista's Centennial celebration September 24-25.   Scroll down for details, as well as info on the Founder's Day Festival October 15.
 
 

LABOR DAY BARBECUE IN DESCANSO AT OUR LADY OF LIGHT PARISH SEPTEMBER 3 AND 4

 

September 1, 2011 (Descanso) -- This year, Our Lady of Light Parish will be holding its 74rd annual barbecue on September 4th. Our Lady of Light is a Catholic Church in Descanso, California, 32 miles outside of San Diego. Each year on Labor Day Sunday, people from across San Diego County converge on the little town for the Church's annual Labor Day barbecue.

OLAF WIEGHORST “WESTERN MUSIC JUBILEE” JUNE 4

 

June 2, 2011 (El Cajon) -- On Saturday, June 4, 2011 The Olaf Wieghorst Museum will be holding its Western Jubilee at the Cuyamaca Performing Arts Center located at Cuyamaca College, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in El Cajon, California. The stars are: Rusty Richards, Belinda Gail, The Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Tom Hiatt and the Sundown Riders. The concert will benefit Wieghorst Educational Programs.

 

 

SD MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE CHARLIE IMES TO PERFORM JUNE 3 IN WYNOLA

 

 

 

May 26, 2011 (Wynola) – Acclaimed singer-songwriter Charlie Imes will perform on Friday, June 3rd from 6-9 p.m. at the Wynola Pizza Express, 4355 Highway 78 , three miles west of Julian.  Imes’ “On an Island” was a San Diego Music Award nominee in 2009 for Best Americana or Country Album. 

 

 

EAST COUNTY’S MUSIC MAN, BOB TAYLOR, PRESENTS LESSONS ON LIFE AND BUSINESS IN HIS BOOK, GUITAR LESSONS

 

Guitar Lessons: A Life’s Journey Turning Passion Into Business, By Bob Taylor, (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2011, 230 pages.)

 

Book Review by Dennis Moore

 

April 8, 2011 (El Cajon)--Bob Taylor, co-founder and president of Taylor Guitars in El Cajon, California, has added a new title to his repertoire: author. in Guitar Lessons: A Life’s Journey Turning Passion Into Business, Taylor masterfully crafts a story in which the guitar becomes a metaphor for much more—sharing secrets for success in business and in life.