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Phil Ochs “There But For Fortune” Documentary Honors 60’s Icon

| September 10, 2011 | 0 Comments
Phil Ochs “There But For Fortune” Documentary Honors 60’s Icon

by Richard Cone In the halcyon days of the early 1960’s folk music explosion that was centered in Greenwich Village in New York City, Phil Ochs, a baby faced, handsome folk singer with a battered acoustic guitar took to the stage and sang songs of protest with themes ripped directly from the political headlines of […]

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Everything changes and everything stays the same

| September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments
Everything changes and everything stays the same

By Alice Lowe PBS Masterpiece recently aired a three-part adaptation of Winifred Holtby’s 1935 novel, “South Riding.” I knew Holtby as an outspoken feminist and advocate for social justice and as the first biographer of Virginia Woolf, but I’d never read her fiction. “South Riding” was her last novel, published posthumously and considered her greatest […]

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Small Plates, Big Flavors

| August 2, 2011 | 0 Comments
Small Plates, Big Flavors

I’ve just returned from a cruise in Alaska, where I’ve enjoyed seeing white glaciers, blue waters, green forests and occasional wildlife. During my journey, I’ve met people from all over our country. The first question usually is, “Where are you from?” When I replied that I lived in San Diego, I was usually told I […]

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s New Live EP

| August 2, 2011 | 0 Comments
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s New Live EP

The legendary Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, with numerous multi-platinum and gold records, a string of top ten hits, Grammy’s and CMA Awards has released a new live EP that’s going to resonate will the band’s legions of fans.  Titled “Under the Big Top Vol. 1” the EP features six fan and band favorites, including “Mr. […]

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New Expressions Music Presents Fiddle, Guitar workshops, Concerts

| August 2, 2011 | 0 Comments
New Expressions Music Presents Fiddle, Guitar workshops, Concerts

New Expressions Music at 4434 30th Street in San Diego presents a series of fiddle and guitar workshops on August 6th and August 27th for beginners and intermediate players, and at a reasonable cost of $30.  Anyone who has ever considered learning the fiddle, or fiddlers who want to improve their tone and technique should […]

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Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone at Sycuan’s Live & Up Close

| August 2, 2011 | 0 Comments
Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone at Sycuan’s Live & Up Close

At the tender age of 15, when most young English lads were in school, Peter Noone achieved international fame as the lead singer and front man of the legendary 1960’s pop band “Herman’s Hermits.” In what proved to be an enjoyable exchange with the iconic singer, Noone echoed Frank Sinatra, who once said to his son, […]

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Lamont Street Grill – Smart Local Dining

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
Lamont Street Grill – Smart Local Dining

Many restaurants in our city advertise extensively to attract tourists and locals to their tables. One must wonder how small, local eateries can compete, how they can stay in business. Indeed, many don’t stay in business. The failure rate of small, undercapitalized restaurants is extremely high. But there are some small restaurants that keep on […]

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Vince Gill, Sam Bush, Ricky Skaggs Join Moody Blues

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
Vince Gill, Sam Bush, Ricky Skaggs Join Moody Blues

Moody Bluegrass is back for a second tribute to the Moody Blues, this time including original Moody Blues members Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas and Graeme Edge, along with some of Nashville’s most popular bluegrass performers. Following 2004’s critically and commercially acclaimed tribute to the legendary Moody Blues, the Grammy-nominated Moody Bluegrass, […]

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J.D. Souther at AMSD Behind First Studio Album in 25 years

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
J.D. Souther at AMSD Behind First Studio Album in 25 years

One of the principal architects of the Southern California country-rock sound, J.D. Souther played a key part in the formation of the Eagles, and wrote their hits “Heartache Tonight,” “Victim of Love,” “New Kid in Town” and “Simple Man Simple Dreams.” In addition to being a highly sought after session player and songwriter, Souther also […]

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Berkley Hart Drop New CD “Crow”, Release shows July 8, 9

| July 19, 2011 | 1 Comment
Berkley Hart Drop New CD “Crow”, Release shows July 8, 9

San Diego’s own Berkley Hart, now a nationally known duo after five albums and countless appearances, announce the release of their sixth CD, “Crow.” Each of their five previous albums have earned nominations or won San Diego Music Awards (SDMA) and critical acclaim. Every Berkley Hart album builds on the promise of the one before. […]

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