Music

  • Randy Noojin returns to North Coast Rep for solo show 'Seeger'

    Randy Noojin returns to North Coast Rep for solo show 'Seeger'

    North Coast Repertory Theatre will welcome back Randy Noojin as he takes the stage as America’s beloved folksinger/activist Pete Seeger Jan. 29. Seeger is a multimedia, solo show that uses Seeger’s signature songs including: If I Had a Hammer, Turn, Turn, Turn, Where Have All the Flowers Gone,...

  • Martin Kent & Friends returning to The Roxy

    Martin Kent & Friends returning to The Roxy

    Sometimes great combinations happen by accident. Like when pieces of hard chocolate were added to a cookie mix to make chocolate-flavored cookies, but didn’t melt — and chocolate chip cookies were invented. That’s a bit like what happened when Martin Kent & Friends was formed. Singer-guitarist...

  • Pianist Louis Landon at the Carmel Valley Library Jan. 17

    Pianist Louis Landon at the Carmel Valley Library Jan. 17

    January's free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature pianist/composer and Steinway artist Louis Landon in a program of Heartfelt Solo Piano Music for the Soul. Steinway...

  • For 30 years, MusicWorx has spread the healing power of song

    For 30 years, MusicWorx has spread the healing power of song

    A half-dozen people sit semi-circle at the Sorrento Valley office of MusicWorx, counting out their breath, blowing through harmonicas at their weekly session of the agency’s blues harmonica group. Lindsay Zehren, a board-certified music therapist, counts out their cadence, soothing and nearly hypnotic,...

  • Musicians invited to 'Come Together' for community concert

    Musicians invited to 'Come Together' for community concert

    Musicians from all over Southern California are invited to perform in a concert in Encinitas next month. The first-ever "Come Together" community concert— presented by Camarada for free on Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center — will host amateurs and students who play...

  • SDA water polo player Dylan Herrera hits the right note

    SDA water polo player Dylan Herrera hits the right note

    On the surface, the skill-sets required to play competitive high school water polo and succeed in the music business don’t offer obvious similarities. Dylan Herrera, an incoming junior at San Dieguito Academy (SDA), is the first to admit that. But from his perspective, both ventures are a lot easier...

  • Local teen sings out with others for a cure for ALS

    Local teen sings out with others for a cure for ALS

    The premise behind the “Striking A Chord” benefit concert, to be held July 29, was conceived by Carmel Valley resident Megan Spector after her Aunt Marjie Block was diagnosed with ALS. Currently there is no cure for this disease, and the life expectancy of patients is tragically short, typically...

  • Solana Beach Singalong belting out tunes three decades later

    Solana Beach Singalong belting out tunes three decades later

    For 30 years, a heartfelt chorus has rung out every Thursday night from Fletcher Cove Community Center and down over the bluffs, to be washed out by the gently crashing Pacific. That weekly singalong has two mainstays: the song “Solana Beach, Our City Proud” and Ed Siegel, the psychiatrist and...

  • Del Mar Foundation’s 2017 Twilight Concert Series begins June 20

    Del Mar Foundation’s 2017 Twilight Concert Series begins June 20

    The 2017 season of the Del Mar Foundation’s Summer Twilight Concert Series kicks off on June 20 at Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Boulevard, Del Mar, with the Blue Eyed Soul Band. All concerts are free and open to the public. The first four take place on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., preceded by a 6 p.m. opening...

  • Carmel Valley Middle School Music Program brings home the gold

    Carmel Valley Middle School Music Program brings home the gold

    The Carmel Valley Middle School Music Program recently presented all five ensembles at the Forum Music Festival in Irvine, receiving four gold ratings and one silver rating for their performances. Adjudicator and Conductor John Vorwald wrote “Your advanced orchestra received one of the highest...

  • Touring powerhouses Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors headed to the Belly Up in Solana Beach

    Touring powerhouses Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors headed to the Belly Up in Solana Beach

    It was over a decade ago that Drew Holcomb and his band The Neighbors first joined forces to collaborate musically and hit the road. To Holcomb, it feels like he’s made the most of the past 12 years. “People always say time flies,” he explains from his home in Nashville during a break in his hectic...

  • Toby Keith, Darius Rucker to perform at county fair

    Toby Keith, Darius Rucker to perform at county fair

    Country music stars Toby Keith and Darius Rucker, comedian Jeff Foxworthy and R&B singer Patti LaBelle are among the performers who will entertain visitors at the 2017 San Diego County Fair on the main grandstand stage. The list of performers was released on Tuesday, March 14, after the board of...

  • Acclaimed soul-pop group Lake Street Dive headed to the Belly Up

    Acclaimed soul-pop group Lake Street Dive headed to the Belly Up

    Thirteen years ago next month, the throwback soul group Lake Street Dive formed in their hometown of Boston, Mass. For the past decade, the band has been on a steady rise that has taken their act nationwide and has earned them a cult fan base, numerous accolades and a laundry list of viral singles....

  • Acclaimed Singer-songwriter Esmé Patterson headed to Belly Up in Solana Beach

    Acclaimed Singer-songwriter Esmé Patterson headed to Belly Up in Solana Beach

    On a cold Monday afternoon in Philadelphia, Penn., singer-songwriter Esmé Patterson is on a brief respite before a tour stop later that night. Patterson, who’s tour heads out west to Solana Beach’s Belly Up on Feb. 15, has grown accustomed to the hustle of being on the road.   “I don’t really live...

  • TPHS pianist wins gold at international competition

    TPHS pianist wins gold at international competition

    Andrew Zhao, a junior at Torrey Pines High School, won the gold medal and a $5,000 prize in the Yamaha USASU International Competition for Young Pianists held from Jan. 4 - 7 at the Arizona State University School of Music in Tempe, Ariz.  The 16-year-old pianist competed in the Senior Category...

  • San Diego Jewish Men’s Chorus to perform at Carmel Valley Library

    San Diego Jewish Men’s Chorus to perform at Carmel Valley Library

    The Carmel Valley Library Family Concert Series presents the San Diego Jewish Men’s Chorus Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. The San Diego Jewish Men's Choir (SDJMC) has been in existence for over 16 years. It is made up of a solid group of more than 25 singers from various walks of life, backgrounds...

  • Solana Beach singer tops iTunes jazz charts

    Solana Beach singer tops iTunes jazz charts

    Solana Beach singer Anna Danes recently topped the iTunes jazz charts with her sophomore album. “Find Your Wings” debuted Oct. 29 at No. 1 on the charts. “It’s beyond exciting,” Danes said. “I’m extremely happy. It means something significant to have seen your name next to Frank Sinatra and Ella...

  • The Funk Junkies to play at Belly Up Oct. 7

    The Funk Junkies to play at Belly Up Oct. 7

    On Friday evening, Oct. 7, from 5:30-7:45 p.m., The Funk Junkies will perform at the Belly UP Tavern in Solana Beach. This fun evening will be a fundraiser for the Skyline/Solana Vista PTA. The Funk Junkies is fronted by Solana Beach resident and Skyline mom April Mosebrook. They are one of San...

  • Musicians to bring John Denver tribute to North Coast Rep

    Musicians to bring John Denver tribute to North Coast Rep

    Some of the area’s finest musicians turn North Coast Rep into a nightclub. Come and hear some great American music played by brilliant players. On Sept. 26 and Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m., tribute artist Jim Curry will perform the music of John Denver. The music “is like an old friend, outlasting trends...

  • The Struts return to San Diego for KAABOO

    The Struts return to San Diego for KAABOO

    The Struts might hail from the United Kingdom, but San Diego has somewhat become a second home to the band. In the past two years, vocalist Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott and drummer Gethin Davies have taken the stage in San Diego more than once. The band is set to return...

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