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Jazz guitarists (hopefully) featured at Athenaeum winter series

Jazz concert impresario Daniel Atkinson has experimented with all types of presentation ideas in the 32 years he’s been bringing music to San Diego. It’s been a while, however, since he focused a show on ...

Three from this year’s Jewish film festival

Of special note from this year’s Jewish film festival: a trio of uniquely personal biodocs. The festival runs February 9-20. Visit the SDJFF website for more information. Eddy’s World (2020) What a joy! We open ...

Head Quack says “CEO sounds too boss-like”

If it looks, walks, and quacks like a certain common North American waterfowl, it’s probably just what you think it is. But when Matt Delvecchio named the brewery he co-founded Duck Foot, he was thinking ...

“When the world is full of butterflies and sunshine again”

“I started performing music in public during my high school years and had a successful band in Cleveland, Ohio back in the 1970s called Buckeye Biscuit,” says light classical jazz guitarist Ron Franklin. “We’re mentioned ...

A romantic triptych

This week finds two new home video releases from Film Movement, and yours truly still stinging from the loss of a funny broad. Joy Womack: the White Swan (2021) Accepted to Russia’s esteemed Bolshoi Ballet ...

The sometimes unpredictable path to motherhood

Academy Award-nominated Andra Day began singing at Chula Vista’s First United Methodist Church, then studied music at the School of Creative and Performing Arts. Her 2012 cover of Jessie J’s “Mamma Knows Best” peaked at ...

Targets: The Bogdanovich-Corman connection

It was a marriage made in single-screen heaven, the night Peter Bogdanovich made the acquaintance of Roger Corman in a Los Angeles movie theater. Bogdanovich was quick to pick the low-budget producer-director out of the ...

Victor Baker’s milestone guitar

Victor Baker knows guitars. For one thing, he’s been playing them professionally for years. For another, back in the late ‘90s, he decided to start building them as well. “I was teaching a ton of ...

Cable TV’s newest Fooz fight

“Him [Jimmy Fallon] and [Foo Fighters frontman] Dave Grohl are good friends, so I think they looked around and tried to find Foo Fighters tribute bands, and it was slim pickings,” says Fooz Fighters guitarist ...

Damn, it's cold! NYC in late winter

Editor's note: as in California and much of the country, stay-at-home orders are currently in place in New York City as of spring 2020. Wherever you are, stay safe, as we look forward to travel ...

NY’s Finger Lakes: big city thrills, mountain town charm

Usually, when you think of little towns in Appalachia complete with serene lakes, it’s easy to make assumptions on what you can do and see. Of course, you expect beauty and quiet relaxation. But the ...

Urban exploring in Upper Manhattan

Ok, so everyone already knows the New York City of Times Square, the World Trade Center (both old and new), Central Park and so on. There's also the boutique shopping in SoHo, an "authentic" dinner ...

De La Fuente runs for NYC mayoral seat

San Diego real estate developer Roque (Rocky) De La Fuente is running for mayor of New York City, according to a March 23 article in the New York Times. In 2015, the Reader reported that ...

March 25, 2017
Alpine beer a new favorite in New York City

Visiting taprooms and bottle shops in New York City this week, the brands representing San Diego beer in the nation's largest metropolis became consistently clear. Stone Brewing, Green Flash, Ballast Point, and AleSmith have been ...

October 20, 2015
An Amtrak-Airbnb American (and Canadian) adventure

Weary of going through another airport security line? Enchanted by an early morning train whistle hurtling to points unknown? With airline costs continuing to rise, I set out to try a new, more economical cross-country ...

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