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Christmas Treasures

Known as the “poet of childhood”

Christmas Treasures I count my treasures o’er with care.— The little toy my darling knew, A little sock of faded hue, A little lock of golden hair. Long years ago this holy time, My little ...

Trapped in Mexico

Caught up in the border-closure fiasco on November 24

“I’ve done lots of gigs in Mexico, and until now I’ve never had a problem,” says San Diego bassist Jacob Miranda, who was caught up in the border-closure fiasco on November 24. Miranda’s weekend began ...

Necks and Chicks

“That’s 144,000 chickens a year! All in this little place.”

Hey hey! Holiday season’s here and da geese are getting fat, but I’m here for chicken necks, my yuletide snack. So good to be in TJ again. I know. Not the best timing. But it’s ...

December 13 Sudoku Contenders

Elliot Rosenberg, La Jolla, 46. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 42. Thomas LaFleur, San Diego, 42. Ralph Levy, La Jolla, 42. Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 40. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 39. XP Liang, San Diego, 39. ...

December 13 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 36. Robert Ott, Mira Mesa, 12. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 12. K.J. Rayner, San Diego, 12. Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, 11. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 9. Greg Bergeron, Tierrasanta, 9. Martin Soblick, ...

December 13 Crossword Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 44. Martin Soblick, Del Mar, 42. Jon Christianson, El Cajon, 39. Ron Meyer, Santee, 39. Maria Coda, Oceanside, 38. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 37. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 37. Evelyn Bowser, San ...

Get behind The Mule

Clint Eastwood: making movies great again

Forty-seven years in the director’s chair with almost forty films to show for it, and thank God that Clint Eastwood’s not done yet. Some pictures aren’t as good as others, to be sure, but there’s ...

Bowie-ish theatrical affectation

Dani Bell & the Tarantist create baroque pop with shimmering soulful vocals

“David Bowie embraced being different and made it sexy,” says the frequently masked frontwoman of Dani Bell & the Tarantist, who arrived in San Diego in 2005 but didn’t don a superhero cape and start ...

Curious blips and scratches

Thundercat wrestles sounds from his instrument that aren’t normally associated with it

Stephen Bruner, from Watts, California, grew up in a musical home. Both his father and his brother are heavy hitters who earned their reputations performing as sidemen with frontline jazz artists. But Bruner’s childhood is ...

Bilingual dream pop

Marias, Band of Horses, Electric Six, Ian Anderson

Listening to bilingual dream pop band the Marias is like being presented with a soundtrack to the weirdest second hand store you ever went home and told your friends about. Everything is vintage and stacked ...

To un-flute the flute

Wilfrido Terrazas joins UCSD's notable music faculty

“My attitude has changed over time,” explains flutist Wilfrido Terrazas, UCSD’s latest addition to its notable music faculty. “Years ago, I was trying to ‘un-flute the flute’ by exploring with an expanded sound pallet and ...

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