Local pianist shares joy of the encore

Posted: December 2nd, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Feature, Music, Top Story | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins

Imagine the intimacy of a performer, a solo piano, and a hushed audience. There is a heart-stopping beauty that comes with that connection and respect between the musician and their listeners. And when the show is over, the audience is often left wanting . . . 10 more minutes.

That’s the concept behind and the title of Hillcrest resident Dr. Jeeyoon Kim’s new album, coming out Dec. 11 and being celebrated with a special release concert the same day at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. It’s a collection of the pianist’s favorite encore pieces from her national and international tours.

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Calendar: Nov. 18 – Dec. 1

Posted: November 18th, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Calendar, Music, Opinion & News | No Comments

FEATURED EVENTS Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Through, Monday, Nov. 21 San Diego County volunteers have 14 sites around town serving as drop-off locations for this large holiday project. Residents are invited to fill an empty shoebox with toys, school supplies and hygiene items; the boxes will be delivered around the world by Samaritan’s Purse.

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Time to party

Posted: September 23rd, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Feature, Music, North Park, Top Story | No Comments

Adams Avenue Street Fair turns 35
By Margie M. Palmer

Ninety musical acts will be featured at the 35th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair in Normal Heights, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Sept. 25.

Performers include The Beat Farmers with Dave Alvin, Sebadoh, Mrs. Magician, The B-Side Players, Jungle Fire and Sugaray Rayford Blues Band.

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By Morgan M. Hurley | Contributing Editor Once Pride is in our rear-view mirror every year, the community tends to start looking forward to CityFest, the annual street festival presented by the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA). This year’s event will take place Sunday, Aug. 14, from noon – 11 p.m. Originally started 32 years ago as a way to celebrate the refurbishment of the iconic neon Hillcrest sign, CityFest has continued to “keep the party […]

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The Merrow Main Stage entertainment to be rockin’

Posted: August 12th, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Hillcrest, Music | 1 Comment

Commentary by Dustin Lothspeich AJ Froman are this crazy progressive rock band that throws in a lot of psychedelic twists and turns throughout their music. Their frontwoman, Sarah Norwood, has such an incredible stage presence and literally hurls herself around the stage — they’re just a great rock band in the vein of Led Zeppelin or Yes.

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A Rose is a rose

By Charlene Baldridge | Theater Review

Many critics claim that “Gypsy, a Musical Fable,” the 1959 Broadway musical loosely based on Gypsy Rose Lee’s memoirs, is the perfect musical to emerge from the last half of the 20th century.

It has a book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and music by Jule Styne. Readers may judge for themselves through Sept. 4 at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town as performed by a company of 25 and a band of six, including conductor/keyboard Terry O’Donnell.

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Morphing with Comic-Con

Posted: July 15th, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Feature, Featured, Music | No Comments

The Symphony’s fantastical adventures with live music By David Dixon Last summer, the San Diego Symphony got a lot of worldwide attention for performing unannounced live music from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for 6,500 fans during Comic-Con International. This year during the annual convention, the Symphony has even more on its plate, contributing to an open-air movie premiere and two video-game-related evenings at Copley Symphony Hall.

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