Content for Thursday, January 2, 2020

News & Stories

Music composers of 1920 vs. 2020

So much for Philip Glass, John Adams, Thomas Adès, Jake Heggie, Matthew Aucoin, Mason Bates, Aaron Schoenberg, David Bruce

As we enter the 2020s, I thought it would be interesting to look back to 1920 and get a feel for what was going on in classical music at the start of that notorious decade. ...

Cute and comfortable Zara wear

A night before Christmas, I decided to check out the new Novo Brazil Brewing establishment in Chula Vista. I went because they make my all-time favorite hard kombucha, and because I wanted to see if ...

Rancho Pacifica’s “work of art” in Rancho Santa Fe

“The finest in craftsmanship, materials and design”

Tucked into the private gated community of Rancho Pacifica, just south of the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club and the exclusive neighborhood of Rancho Santa Fe, sits this home at 5131 Rancho Del Mar Trail. Listing ...

Did Joan Crawford own the bar at Brian’s 24?

I suddenly remember why I came... the Peanut Butter Burger

Crack o’ dawn. Brand new day! Toughest task of new year — to start getting up early — accomplished! On the other hand, not totally together yet. I look up along deserted Sixth Avenue. Right ...

Renegade country stars

TSOL, Sickstring Outlaws, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Beat Farmers Hootenanny, Chase Morrin Trio

Local concert attendees now pushing their fifties still swap war stories about the times that T.S.O.L. (which stands for True Sounds of Liberty) played around town at punk-friendly places like the Adams Avenue Theater and ...

The reign of Dag Hammarskjöld

Documentarian Mads Brügger is in it to monitor “the evil that white men do”

Where were you when you first learned of the death of Dag Hammarskjöld? For some, it will be wherever they’re reading this review. But at the time, his mere existence was viewed by some as ...

Oceanside's first public painted piano

“It was actually a gorgeous instrument before it was painted”

“I guess I am the force behind the Oceanside Art Piano Project,” admits musician Robert Parker, about the intricately hand-painted piano that now calls the Oceanside Museum of Art its home. “But it’s a collaboration ...

Mrs. Henry, Jack Daniels, and Dr. Feelgood

A whirlwind 48 hours in New York City

“It was sponsored by Jack Daniels, who put up money and booze so we could do this thing, and as you can imagine that night was a whiskey-soaked endeavor,” says singer-guitarist Daniel Cervantes of Mrs. ...