Staff Blog Entries

San Diego Rock 'n' Roll HALF

The Rock 'n' Roll marathon is now a half with 2 half runners for every full.

The results are in for what should be called the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. This event used to be ...

Summer track and field in San Diego

The Summer Nights Series begins this Wednesday, the 5th of June.

Who’s ready for some track ‘n’ field? Wednesday, the 5th of June at 6:00 pm is the start of the ...

Summertime impressions

Daphnis et Chloe brings back memories of waking on a summer morning.

As we turn toward summer I always turn toward impressionism. The music that immediately comes to mind is the Daphnis ...

World Famous Mud Run

Camp Pendleton's famous and filthy race begins this weekend.

The World Famous Mud Run is this weekend up at Camp Pendleton. Registration is closed BUT they will be live-streaming ...

Heroic enough: San Diego Symphony (2 of 2)

The symphony that started it all ends it for the symphony this year.

The absolute last piece of music for the San Diego Symphony season was Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3: Eroica. This may ...

Season finale at San Diego Symphony (1 of 2)

The Masterworks Season came to a conclusion last weekend at San Diego Symphony.

The final concert of the Masterworks Series at The San Diego Symphony started with Smetana’s overture to The Bartered Bride. ...

Solana Beach 103-mile bike ride

The San Diego Century is Saturday, June 1. Watch out for the cyclists.

Anyone want to go for a 103 mile bike ride with a ton of uphill riding? Yes? Well you’re in ...

More Memorial Day Events

A strawberry festival and Explosive Ordnance Disposal races.

Besides The Patriot Run there are a few other events this holiday weekend. Vista has their Strawberry Festival on Sunday ...

Halfway through 2013

We're halfway through the year, how's your fitness resolution?

Achieving my New Year’s resolution is going to have to wait. My resolution for this year is to finish a ...

Mary had a little lamb a la Tchaikovsky

The Russian equivalent of Row, row, you're boat gets thrashed by Tchaikovsky.

When I went to the Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 a few weeks ago I didn’t realize how famous the theme ...

Memorial Day Review

When did Memorial Day start and can I run a 10K to celebrate?

Memorial Day Weekend--the start of summer--time to get in shape. I’m sure Memorial Day is about something other than the ...

Spanish lovers at San Diego Symphony

A night dedicated to Spain brought all the warmth and flavor of Andalusia.

The San Diego Symphony took us on a trip to the Andalusian Plain of Southern Spain with a concert full ...

Microbial life vs. multicellular life in opera

What's a theory of the role of Mother Earth without a musical reference?

When I wrote about Gaia versus Medea as models of motherhood I should have mentioned that this distinction was developed ...

Encinitas festival in Cardiff

There are a series of Encinitas events but they appear to be in Cardiff.

The Encinitas 5K starts at the Seaside Reef Parking lot in Cardiff. These two towns must be friends. As we ...

UCSD Mito Walk and Roll

Mitochondrial disease research and funding is the motivation for this first annual event.

The UCSD Mitochondrial Fund is holding its first annual Walk and Roll 5K on Saturday the 18th. Mitochondrial disease has ...

Happy Mother's Day

Gaia and Medea, they're both mothers.

Gaia has a beautiful yoga practice, she harms not the earth with all of her green tech, and she is ...

Mother's day sweat

Two opportunities for mothers to sweat before they wait in line for brunch on Mother's Day.

Sunday is Mother’s Day. It is a day I’ve always thought of as pastoral--a day full of flowers and brunches ...

Valyrian Steel leads San Diego Symphony

The San Diego Symphony turned in a performance so epic that Game of Thrones should be ashamed of itself for being too trite.

I’ve been trying to come up with a way to express the grandeur of the San Diego Symphony’s performance of ...

Question and answer at San Diego Symphony

Charles Ives has an answer for every question except the last one while the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto is technically brilliant.

On Saturday night, the fourth of May, 2013, the San Diego Symphony stood victorious upon Tchaikovsky’s mountain of pathos. The ...

Too much syrup--never: San Diego Symphony

A couple romantic hits and Ives this weekend at SDSO.

The concert I’ve been waiting for all season is finally here this weekend at the San Diego Symphony. Rachmaninoff and ...

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