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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Calendar: July 15 – 28

Live music: Sue Palmer Friday, July 15 Mission Hills Concerts in the Park summer concert series continues tonight from 6 – 8 p.m. at Pioneer Park (1521 Washington Place, Mission Hills). One of seven weekly concerts will feature Sue Palmer. Known as the “Queen of Boogie Woogie,” Palmer’s career has taken her around the world playing styles from blues to jazz and more.

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Find your bliss at Art Around Adams

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt Arts events are common these days. Every month, if not every week, denizens of the Uptown area can plan a weekend outing to dine on the cultural arts, whether a new gallery exhibit or theater production opening, or a festival of film, music or visual arts. But not every arts event includes attractions such as an athletic ballet of wrestling villains and heroes or a standup comedy trolley or elegantly crafted crossbows. […]

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Unplugged on Tap joins popular music festival

By Ken Williams | Editor

Two weekend days featuring 150 free musical performances highlight the fifth annual Adams Avenue Unplugged, bringing thousands of visitors to restaurants, bars, coffee houses, galleries and businesses along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue from University Heights to Normal Heights and Kensington.

The popular festival — running noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 30 and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 1 — stages all the concerts indoors and off the street. In addition, a new event called Unplugged on Tap will coincide with the music festival, paying tribute to San Diego’s reputation as America’s craft beer capital.

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New chords

3S Underground Jazz hopes to revolutionize local music scene

By María José Durán

A new way to understand live music is thriving in University Heights. 3S Underground Jazz brings together the best musicians in town to perform in a very particular setting.

The audience can sit on one of many couches at the 3rdSpace venue and listen carefully, or chat lively in one of the adjacent rooms, or even go upstairs to the kitchen and prepare a snack.

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Suds, sips and good vibrations

Posted: September 25th, 2015 | Adams Avenue, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Story | No Comments

Adams Avenue Street Fair keeps getting bigger and better

By Ken Williams | Editor

Thirty-four years ago, the inaugural Adams Avenue Street Fair started off rather modestly, featuring a local band comprised of moonlighting police officers. In 2015, the popular event has grown into Southern California’s largest free, two-day music festival and features 110 acts.

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