Music

  • Carmel Valley Library Family Concert Series presents Grigorian-Gubenko piano duo

    Carmel Valley Library Family Concert Series presents Grigorian-Gubenko piano duo

    February's free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature the Grigorian-Gubenko piano duo. They will perform romantic works by Tchaikovsky, Debussy and...

  • 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,...

  • Q&A with Del Mar’s musical wunderkind

    Q&A with Del Mar’s musical wunderkind

    What if Kraftwerk had grown up sneaking around Del Mar’s choicest skate spots instead of fantasizing about the autobahn in 1970s Germany? Aaron M. Olson didn’t set out with such lofty aims, but the likeness is clear as the Del Mar native plays composer and frontman to L.A. Takedown, his seven-piece...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • For Marshall Tucker Band frontman, Doug Gray, a passion for music 45 years and counting

    For Marshall Tucker Band frontman, Doug Gray, a passion for music 45 years and counting

    It’s an early Wednesday afternoon in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Doug Gray, frontman for the legendary Marshall Tucker Band, just took a walk on the beach from his nearby home. “This is what keeps me in shape,” Gray explains. “Going to the beach just makes you relax, and it helps when dealing...

  • Solana Beach Sing-Along starts 30th season with special proclamation

    Solana Beach Sing-Along starts 30th season with special proclamation

    For nearly as long as Solana Beach has been a city, the city has also had its own Sing-Along. In recognition of the city’s longest-running community event, San Diego County proclaimed Aug. 11, 2016, City of Solana Beach Community Sing-Along Day throughout the county. Supervisor Dave Roberts presented...

  • KAABOO returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds Sept. 16-18

    KAABOO returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds Sept. 16-18

    After a successful debut last year, KAABOO is set to return to Del Mar in September. With an even bigger and better lineup, the three-day festival will feature about 100 performances on multiple stages Sept. 16-18 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, including headliners Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer...

  • Del Mar’s Allie James wins San Diego County Fair ‘In the Spotlight’ contest

    Del Mar’s Allie James wins San Diego County Fair ‘In the Spotlight’ contest

    Del Mar resident Allie James recently won the “In The Spotlight Teen Division”contest at the San Diego County Fair. Allie also recently performed at the Del Mar Hills Academy promotion and sang an original song at Earl Warren Middle School’s promotion. She is a worship leader at Surfside and Horizon...

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