Staff Blog Entries

La Jolla Half Marathon

A Triple Crown event for those who love the hills--both up and down.

One of the Triple Crown events is running this Sunday, April 28th. The Triple Crown is The Carlsbad Half, The ...

Cycling and half marathon in Eastlake

A fun event to benefit education.

Cycle Eastlake and Eastlake Half Marathon are both scheduled for Saturday the 27th at 6:00 a.m. There are three cycling ...

Point Loma MS walk

A three mile walk to benefit those affected by MS.

Walk MS has an ambitious goal of raising $575,000 for the MS community in San Diego. The current amount of ...

Boston Marathon concert to console and reflect

MIT holds a concert community concert of Brahms Requiem.

In the week following the events at the Boston Marathon there was a communal singing of the Brahms Requiem at ...

Groupon at San Diego Opera

Soprano Latonia Moore turns Aida into a group discount

When greatness is standing a few feet away on the stage, it is necessary to write about it. As a ...

San Diego Aida

Time to look at Aida with a disgusting tie in with *Twilight* and a sampling of The Smiths.

It’s time to get into Verdi’s Aida. The show opens on Saturday April 20th at 7:00 p.m. The venue is ...

Heartbreak Ridge Run

Join the Marine corps for a half-marathon on the trails of Camp Pendleton.

Heartbreak Ridge Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and kids 1K--who would have the balls to name an event after the Battle ...

Ethiopian Sweep in Carlsbad

No new records in Carlsbad but there was a rare three-peat.

The results from the Carlsbad 5000 are in. Concerning the elite fields, it was one of the slower runnings of ...

Kill the mother kill the baby

The story of Gesualdo's mania continues with infanticide.

I wish I could say that Gesualdo’s atrocities ended with the murder of his wife and her lover. I cannot. ...

She might not be dead yet

Composer Carlo Gesualdo stabbed, mutilated, and displayed his wife and her lover.

“Kill that scoundrel along with this Harlot! Shall a Gesualdo be made a cuckold?” This was more than hyperbole from ...

Carlsbad 5000

The world's fastest 5K is joined by elite athletes from around the globe including Olympic medalists.

The premiere event this weekend is the Carlsbad 5000 on Sunday the 7th. The event is billed as the “world’s ...

Vomit at night run in the morning

After a night of worship at the altar of porcelain it was time to get up and run. It happens.

I had a 20-mile run scheduled for this week but it ended up being 17. However, I have an excellent ...

Oriflamme and bad-asses in east San Diego County

Two intense events on Saturday the 6th in the Borrego area. Life insurance is required.

There are two hardcore events on Saturday the 6th. One is the King of the Hill six mile, 15 mile ...

ACT 2013 supports autism care and treatement

A 5 and 10K event to support autism care for military families.

ACT Today (Autism Care and Treatment for military families) is holding a 5K and 10K at East Mission Bay Park ...

Junior Carlsbad

A special event for runners ages 12 and under in Carlsbad.

Saturday the 6th at 7:30 a.m. is the start of the Junior Carlsbad. This is a running event for kids ...

The difficult life of Josquin

Josquin had family members burned alive, had his employer arrested by a king, and escaped the plague.

While looking for information about musical settings of David’s lament--”Absalom, oh my son" etc, I found Josquin des Prez. Josquin’s ...

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is looming

With the marathon about two months away, it's time to go long.

After being sick and out of running for a couple weeks, I decided it was necessary to hop back in ...

Eric Whitacre

A brief introduction to living composer Eric Whitacre

As promised, we’re going to look closer at When David Heard by Eric Whitacre. According to Whitacre’s website: “The text, ...

The son dies and the father laments

The story of King David and his favorite son Absalom.

“And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he ...

Ferruccio as Becket

Italian bass takes on a saintly role at San Diego Opera

Ferruccio is coming. His portrayal of Thomas Becket is almost here. What, when and where? Thomas Becket is the central ...

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