Director Milcho Manchevski Finishes Production Of Bikini

NEW YORK, NY–Producers Anja Wedell and Munire Armstrong said today that Bikini, directed by Academy award nominee Milcho Manchevski, wrapped production in New York. Questioning the lines between fiction and reality, Bikini tells the story of a documentary filmmaker and his girlfriend who take a charismatic but troubled woman into their home, turning their lives upside down. Manchevski also wrote the script, based on […]

Grammy Award Winner Colbie Caillat Set To Release New Album

MALIBU–Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter, Colbie Caillat, has announced plans to release upcoming album, The Malibu Sessions with an accompanying tour this fall. The follow up to 2014’s Gypsy Heart, which featured inspiring, platinum-selling, “Try”, will be released through a partnership between her new label PlummyLou Records and RED Distribution. The Malibu Sessions will […]

Fleet Week Sea and Air Parade Returns To San Diego

SAN DIEGO–The Fleet Week Sea and Air Parade is soaring back into San Diego with great fanfare as we prepare to experience the best of the U.S. military on display and in action on September 10. “America’s Finest City and the U.S. Navy have been strategic partners for a very long time,” said Dennis DuBard, 2016 […]

Student Fashions Showcased At The San Diego Fair

SAN DIEGO–Mesa College fashion students and alumni will take the runway to the fair with a “Wonderland Fashion Show.” The fair-themed fashion show is set for 1 to 3 p.m., at the Student Showcase on the first floor, west end of the grandstand on June 26. Recent fashion graduates and alumni Karen Gamez and Liese […]

Oscar-Winning Composer Ennio Morricone Signs With Decca Records

NEW YORK–World-renowned Italian composer Ennio Morricone has signed a major new record deal with Decca Records, celebrating his professional 60-year career and 600 compositions. His new album Morricone 60 will be released on October 7 just ahead of his 88th birthday, and marks the start of a unique partnership between Decca and the Morricone family. […]

Drake Dominates BET Awards With Nine Nominations, Beyoncé, Rihanna Follow With Five Each

New York, NY – BET Networks announced the nominations for the 2016 “BET Awards,” taking place at Microsoft Theater on June 26. This year’s broadcast marks 16 years of spectacular performances, must-see moments, outstanding talent, and exquisite music: from Alicia Keys performing during the Prince Lifetime Achievement Award tribute and Michael Jackson taking the stage […]

San Marcos To Host 4th Of July Fireworks Celebration

SAN MARCOS–Fireworks will be popping in the air at the City’s annual 4th of July celebration at Bradley Park in San Marcos. The family-friendly celebration will kick off at 6 p.m. with live entertainment from Beta Maxx, an 80’s show band. Other activities will include children’s activities such as face painting, party jumps and more. […]

Trumpeter Marquis Hill’s ‘The Way We Play’ Album Showcases Explosive and Fiery Style Reminisce of Donald Byrd and Freddie Hubbard

By Danny R. Johnson Jazz and Pop Music Critic SAN DIEGO – Composer, band leader, trumpeter, music educator, arranger, and 2014 Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition (Trumpet) winner, Marquis Hill, and his ensemble of four years, the Blacktet, are about to set the jazz world on fire with his June 24, 2016 Concord Records CD […]

Legendary Bebop Jazz Drummer Stan Levey Gets the Last Word in Biography of his Illustrious Life

By Danny R. Johnson Jazz and Pop Music Critic Between 1945 and 1950, two gods dominated American music – Bird and Diz. Every young jazz musician and composer, regardless of instrument, emulated them. Pop arrangers and film composers and conservatory students entertained themselves by appropriating the hip chords, cool dissonances, and in wit of bop. […]

Good Charlotte To Release New Album

Good Charlotte are set to release their sixth studio album, Youth Authority on July 15, through the Madden Brothers’ own label MDDN, distributed worldwide through Kobalt Label Services. Formed in the mid-90s, Good Charlotte has five albums and two collaborations under their belt.  The band was integral in establishing a global critical mass for the […]