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Solana Beach doctor keeps three-decade-old sing-alongs alive

Solana Beach doctor keeps three-decade-old sing-alongs alive

Dr. Ed Siegel Michael J. Williams

Dr. Ed Siegel has enjoyed a successful career as a practicing psychiatrist and educator in behavioral science since the 1970s.

Yet, for the last three decades, the Solana Beach resident has been offering his own form of therapy — for free.

Most Thursday evenings, the 78-year-old can be found perched at a piano leading a neighborhood sing-along at Solana Beach’s Fletcher Cove Community Center.

“We may be the only city in the country with a weekly sing-along,” Siegel said in an interview last weekend at his Solana Beach home. “What city has a sing-along that’s been going on 32 years?”

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