Las Cafeteras To Perform At Art Center

ESCONDIDO–The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will present Las Cafeteras February 19 in the Center Theater. Las Cafeteras fuses the unique sound of East LA with Afro-Mexican rhythms, zapateado, and powerful lyrics. The group was born in the streets of Los Angeles’ concrete jungle and their songs tell stories of a community seeking love […]

Big Names Headline Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras Fest

SAN DIEGO–Thousands of party-goers are expected to pack downtown San Diego February 6 for the 22nd annual Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras Parade and celebration. More than ten blocks in the Gaslamp District will be transformed into a Mardi Gras paradise, complete with five stages of music, masked go-go dancers, samba performances, live art, roving entertainment, […]

Earth, Wind, & Fire, Celia Cruz, Linda Ronstadt, Herbie Hancock Among Recording Academy’s Special Merit Awards Recipients

SANTA MONICA–The Recording Academy announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, Linda Ronstadt, and RUN DMC. John Cage, Fred Foster, and Chris Strachwitz are Trustees Award honorees; and EMT and Dr. Harvey Fletcher are Technical […]

Natalie Cole Immortalized as the Artist Who Single Handily Exhilarated the Music of 1950s

By Danny R. Johnson LOS ANGELES – When eight time Grammy Award winner Natalie Maria Cole is laid to rest on January 11, 2016, the pop/jazz music world owes an enormous amount of gratitude to this phenomenal artist who single handily revitalized and brought back to life, vitality and with her own unique sense of […]

GRAMMY Nominees Album Features 21 Hits From The World’s Biggest Superstars

LOS ANGELES–The Recording Academy GRAMMY Recordings and Republic Records unveiled the track list for the 2016 GRAMMY  Nominees album — available in stores and at all digital retailers on January 22. The 22nd installment of the best-selling series features 21 GRAMMY-nominated artists and hit songs from the world’s biggest superstars and hottest emerging talent, including Album Of The Year nominees Alabama […]

Ben Folds With San Diego Symphony To Perform At Art Center

ESCONDIDO–The California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents Ben Folds with the San Diego Symphony in association with the Upright and Grand — San Diego Symphony Piano Festival on February 5, 2016 in the Concert Hall. Folds and the San Diego Symphony will perform the pianists’ brand new three-movement “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra,” which […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]