Sculptor Harold Miller’s Art Creations Echoes the Plight of Blacks in America

By Danny R. Johnson “Who can be born black and not sing the wonder of it – the joy, the challenge. And to come together in a coming togetherness vibrating with the fires of pure knowing and reeling with power, ringing with the sound above, sound above, sound to explode in the majesty of our […]

16 Animated Films Vie For Oscar

LOS ANGELES–Awards season is heating up with the announcement of sixteen animated feature films submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 88th Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the list of submitted features: “Anomalisa” “The Boy and the Beast” “Boy and the World” “The Good Dinosaur” […]

Recording Academy Names Additional Artists To Grammy Hall Of Fame

SANTA MONICA–Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, The Recording Academy has announced the newest additions to its vaunted GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. This latest round of inducted recordings continues to highlight diversity and recording excellence, and acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit […]

Finest City Improv Takes Tasting Experience To The Stage

SAN DIEGO–Finest City Improv introduces the newest thing in beer tasting; a six-sensory explosion of tastes, smells, sights, sounds, touch and joy. On December 4 from 7 to 9 p.m., Finest City Improv invites San Diegans to pair local brews with belly-aching laughs and get Brew School’d at the new Green Flash tasting room, Cellar […]

Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story

Packed with thrilling music, “Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story,” is a feature documentary about a gifted alto sax player and Charlie Parker’s protégé, Frank Morgan.   Morgan fell hard into heroin and got to be almost as good a conman and thief as he was a musician in order to feed his habit. […]

Feeding The Soul Foundation To Present HoliDAZE Benefit Concert

SAN DIEGO–Feeding the Soul Foundation, a local non-profit that creates concerts for causes, released its local line-up for a holly jolly HoliDAZE concert December 20 at the Star Theater in Oceanside. HoliDAZE will be an evening of holiday festivities hosted by Day Old Johnson and Bushwalla, including the musical stylings of Cody Lovaas, MC Flow […]

Singer Alex Woodard Launches New Book and Album With Concert At Belly Up

SAN DIEGO–Author and singer-songwriter, Alex Woodard, will celebrate the launch of his third book and album, “For The Sender: Love Letters from Vietnam,” with a special holiday concert event at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. On Dec. 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. Woodard’s new book and album will reveal the heartfelt story of […]

San Diego Bay Wine And Food Festival This Weekend

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival returns to America’s Finest City November 15 to 22 and is bigger and better than ever. Ticket sales have officially launched for the 12th annual festival, and co-producer Michelle Metter says that food, wine, and local enthusiasts can expect to see exciting new additions throughout the […]

Jazz Tromboniest Scott Whitfield Joins SDSU Jazz Ensemble in Concert

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego State University School of Music and Dance will present special guest artist Scott Whitfield (trombonist, composer, arranger, and vocalist), internationally recognized for his work with many contemporary big bands, joining SDSU’s top Jazz Ensemble for two concerts in Smith Recital Hall Nov. 19. Among the top bands on Whitfield stellar resume […]

Rob Machado Foundation’s Benefit Concert Raises Funds For Environmental Programs‏

SOLANA BEACH–The benefit concert for the Rob Machado Foundation was a remarkable success, raising funds and awareness for the California-based 501c(3) non-profit private foundation, which supports charities dedicated to environmental programs worldwide. Legendary surfer, environmental activist and musician Rob Machado – who founded the organization in 2004 – hosted the event at The Belly Up in Solana Beach. The evening began with […]