Calendar — Jan. 13 – 26, 2017

Posted: January 13th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Calendar, Music, Opinion & News | No Comments

FEATURED EVENTS Neighborhood Forum Saturday, Jan. 14 The Neighborhood Empowerment Alliance is sponsoring a Neighborhood Forum from 1 to 3 p.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Church in Hillcrest, 4190 Front St. The objective is to select the first goal of the Alliance based on results of past workshops and the polling of neighborhood residents about their concerns. Contact Neighborhoods for Campaign Finance Reform coordinator John Hartley at 619-299-8870 or by email to

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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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