Arts and Music

FELIX CAVALIERE'S RASCALS ON STAGE JAN. 24 AT POWAY CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS

 

January 6, 2015 (Poway) - Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals are coming to the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation on Saturday, January 24th at 8 p.m. Felix Cavaliere is best known as the keyboardist and lead singer of the 1960’s Young Rascals, kings of blue-eyed soul! With hits “Groovin’” “Good Lovin’” “A Beautiful Mornin’” and more.

THREATS ON MOVIE THEATERS PROMPTS CANCELLATION OF "THE INTERVIEW" FILM DEBUT SET FOR CHRISTMAS DAY

 

Update:  Sony has cancelled release it The Interview on Christmas Day, after Homeland Security confirmed it had linked the hacks/threats to North Korea.

By Miriam Raftery

December 17, 2014 (San Diego)--Hackers have threatened 9/11-style attacks on movie theaters debuting “The Interview,” which is set for release on Christmas Day.  The threats follow hacks against Sony Pictures Entertainment over its film, a comedy depicting journalists recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean President Kim Jong-un.

RNB LOUNGE SPREADS HOLIDAY CHEER TO CHILDREN

 

December 16, 2014 (El Cajon) - DJ Jam (Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg) and DJ Artistic (San Diego Music Association’s 2014 Best Club D) are hosting the 2014 RnB Lounge Toy Drive at the El Cajon Grand (351 West Main Street in El Cajon) on Wednesday nights.

BACK COUNTRY LAND TRUST HOSTS ART AUCTION HOLIDAY PARTY DEC. 12

 

December 10, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - Celebrate the holiday season with an artist reception, gallery viewing, and silent auction! featuring handcrafted works by local artists—all to benefit Back Country Land Trust and our local arts community. The event will be held on Friday, Dec. 12 from 7-10 p.m. at the Alpine Community Church, fuller Hall (2225 West Victoria Drive, Alpine).  A suggested $10 donation includes homemade appetizers & desserts, and hosted beer, wine, and holiday speciality drinks.  All artwork & handcrafts will be available for silent auction bidding.

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH MARISSA GRACE, 12-YEAR-OLD SINGING SENSATION

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

 

 

Hear our interview with Marissa Grace (originally aired on KNSJ 89.1 FM)  here:  http://kiwi6.com/file/nh218m9i2v

December 7, 2014 (La Mesa) – East County Magazine sat down recently with Marissa Grace McRoberts, a 12-year-old singing sensation from East County who made her debut on the KYXY Jeff and Jer show. You can also hear an excerpt of her song, "In My Dreams."

She has performed at Oktoberfest in La Mesa, at Grossmont Center concerts, at La Mesa's Craft Brew & Wine Festival earlier this month, and will sing solo later this month at Petco Park. 

TRADITIONS OF CHRISTMAS RETURNS THIS DECEMBER

 

CCT’s Holiday Spectacular Comes to SDSU’s Don Powell Theater

By Vittoria Allen

December 7, 2014 (San Diego)—Christian Community Theatre (CCT)’s annual production, Traditions of Christmas, will be returning to the stage after a one year hiatus. This year, the program will be held at the Don Powell Theater at SDSU, where the Christmas spectacular will run from December 19 - 23.

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH SINGER/SONGWRITER DANNIE MARIE: NOW POSTED ONLINE!

 

 

 

Our interview is now online! Listen to the full interview, with excerpts of 3 of Dannie Marie's songs, here: http://kiwi6.com/file/iwhr8hj33r

East County News Service

December 8, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) – Hear our interview with Dannie Marie, a talented local singer, songwriter and actress who is taking Nashville, Memphis and Los Angeles by storm.  Those of you in East County may know her as Danielle Marie Pupa, a graduate of Steele Canyon High School. 

Watch the sneak preview excerpt here http://youtu.be/nIEdflaq_MI and full interview at the link above, which originally aired on KNSJ 89.1 FM. .The program also features excerpts from three songs that will be featured on Dannie Marie's soon-to-be-released CD, along with our interview with this rising local star.

Dannie Marie’s hit music video, “Flavor of the Week” has been winning awards and recognition at music festivals; it was also featured in the movie “Music High.” She’s been in movies and commercials, and on TV.  She’s also been performing at major venues across our region, including a performance coming up in February at House of Blues in San Diego. Her songs serve up country music with a pop flair—and her musical style has been likened to Taylor Swift.

LES MIS IN CONCERT AT SDSU: AN EPIC MUSICAL PRODUCTION

 

By Leon Thompson

Photos by Ken Jacques

December 6, 2014 – Those of us who love musicals know the importance of the storyline. But it’s the music that expresses the power, the grief, and the love that make Les Miserables the world’s longest running musical.  

SDSU’s School of Theatre, Television and Film has teamed up with the School of Music and Dance to present “Les Miserable, the Concert” – a lavish production focused on music, not stagecraft, with nearly 200 musical performers on stage throughout the evening.  This production is like skipping to the good parts without missing the plot.  A final performance will be held Sunday, December 7th at 2 p.m.  (For tickets visit http://ttf.sdsu.edu/.)

MISSION TRAILS HOSTS GROSSMONT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS' ART EXHIBIT DEC. 6--JAN. 2

 

December 5, 2014 (San Diego)--The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation (MTRP) will present an exhibition featuring art students from the Grossmont Union High School District. This exhibit will be on display in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery December 6, 2014 – January 2, 2015. The public is cordially invited to a reception in honor of the artists on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 - 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT DEC. 5

 

December 3, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) - Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale will offer a unique performance on Friday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. centered around E.T.A. Hoffman’s holiday favorite—The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Well-known actress Bobbie Helland joins the ensemble reciting from the story “in the first person.”

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH MAESTRO ANTHONY MOSTARDO, SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA

 

December 2, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) – Spring Valley resident Anthony Mostardo, founder and maestro of the San Diego Festival Chorus and Orchestra, sat down with the East County Magazine Show to talk about this talented group’s upcoming Joyful Music Celebration concert on December 7th at the College Avenue Baptist Church.

Hear our interview here, which originally aired on KNSJ 89.1 FM radi), and also enjoy an  excerpt from Vivaldi’s Gloria: http://kiwi6.com/file/4j5e9oo231  (note: sound file may take a few moments to load)

See concert details here: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/joyful-holiday-music-celebration-san-diego-festival-chorus-orchestra-dec-7

Scroll down for more about Maestro Mostardo and the San Diego Festival Chorus and Orchestra.

BROADWAY STAR TO PERFORM IN LES MISERABLES AT SDSU DEC. 4-7

 

December 1, 2014 (San Diego) – San Diego State University is producing an epic-scale concert version of Les Miserables, the classic tale of love and redemption set amid revolutionary times in 19th century France.  The show stars Broadway veteran Ivan Rutherford as hero Jean Valjean, along with a cast of musical theater graduate students, members of the SDSU Symphony Orchestra, the SDSU Chamber and Concert Choirs, as well as “rock-concert quality lighting and projections,” according to the SDSU news center.

"WINGS & SNOW" HOLIDAY ART SHOW AT SOPHIE'S GALLERY

 

November 28, 2014 (El Cajon)--Holiday cheer is in full effect this December with the opening of Flyway, the art exhibit of this year’s “Wings & Snow” show!  St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, an El Cajon-based center serving over 400 adults with developmental disabilities through innovative programs, is hosting its 14th holiday art show featuring bird-themed art.  Flyway, at Sophie’s Gallery in El Cajon, will offer artwork created by St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center’s students. The artists have crafted mosaic birdhouses, bird plaques, clay angels, fused glass ornaments, soap dishes, and felted bird art. The art will be displayed at Sophie’s Gallery El Cajon (109 Rea Ave.) from December 1st–31st.

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.

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