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‘KISS Army’ storms La Jolla for Paul Stanley book signing

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Some traveled from as far away as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Germany for a chance to meet the Kiss frontman.

Malashock Dancers will move with Élan in ‘Lifeblood Harmony’ at UCSD

Malashock dancers will perform with Art of Élan musicians April 17-19 at UC San Diego’s Mandell Weiss Theatre. Courtesy

“Music is the lifeblood of dance,” choreographer John Malashock, artistic director of his own well-known and long-lived local dance company, once observed.

Budding musicians plant seeds for Springfest 2014 at UCSD

Soprano Sarah Perez performs 8 p.m. April 9 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.

UC San Diego music students are preparing new works for an 11-day musical event (April 6-17) titled “Springfest: Experiments in Music 2014.” It’s an annual thing, presented by the emerging composers, instrumentalists and electronic music specialists in the graduate department. And it’s mostly free to attend, except where otherwise noted.

Percussion star and La Jollan Steven Schick named Champion of New Music

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Music Director Steven Schick. Courtesy U-T San Diego

Schick, a Bird Rock resident, will be presented with the Champion of New Music award on April 5 at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, Minn., during his conducting appearance with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Concert, CD release will bring Normandie Wilson to La Jolla’s Athenaeum

Normandie Wilson's performance 7:30 p.m. March 7 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will double as a CD release party for 'Geography and Other Problems.'

Normandie Wilson, pianist and singer/songwriter, is excited about her 7:30 p.m. March 7 performance at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library as part of its acoustic series. Really, really excited.

Local music stars to shine on La Jolla’s Athenaeum acoustic series

Bart Mendoza

Three performers will be featured on each Acoustic Evenings program and will be available at intermission and after the concert. The project advances the Athenaeum’s commitment to supporting San Diego talent.

The Schick Machine: One Man, Two Sticks, Tons of Percussion

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Schick has mastered all kinds of percussion, including gongs, cowbells, trashcans and brake drums — anything that makes a sound when struck, scraped or shaken.

‘The Elixir of Love’ opera casts its spell on San Diego, Feb. 21 and 23

Filled with love songs and fun duets, The Elixir of Love is opera buffo at its best.

Is it truly a magic elixir or just a bottle of cheap Bordeaux? Nemorino (Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti) desperately wants to marry the wealthy Adina (Moldovan soprano Tatiana Lisnic) who seems out of his league. When she attracts a handsome Sergeant (Malcolm MacKenzie) as her suitor, Nemorino turns in desperation to the charlatan Dr. Dulcamara [...]

La Jolla Community Center’s jazz series going strong; next concert Friday, Feb. 28

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“Women in Jazz” was the theme of a recent “Fourth Friday Jazz Series featuring Lori Bell & Friends,” Jan. 24 at the La Jolla Community Center. Joining flutist Lori Bell were vocalist Allison Adams-Tucker, pianist Melonie Grinnell and bassist Evona Wascinski. The jazz concert series continues in February, March, April and June 2014.

UCSD presents “To János with Love: A Posthumous Valentine to a Beloved Music Professor”

On Valentine’s Day, February 14, at 8 p.m., the UCSD Department of Music will present a free tribute concert to the late János Négyesy, internationally acclaimed violinist and longtime professor of music.

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  • ‘Downton Abbey’ Spring Tea to be held by Del Mar Community Connections April 18, 2014
    All things “Downton Abbey”— from ‘20s tunes to exotic teas — will be featured as Del Mar Community Connections holds its annual spring tea on Wednesday, April 23, at St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 324 14th St., Del Mar. The 2-4 p.m. event includes music from the “Downton” era performed by entertainers “Janet and Jay” and piano music provided by Lori Ritman, who al […]
  • Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Solana Beach and Del Mar April 18, 2014
    Cathedral Catholic extended its winning streak to 11 games as the Dons opened Western League play with a 7-2 victory over Patrick Henry on April 9. The victory followed a 7-4 nonleague win against Mater Dei Catholic two days earlier. Will Law had three hits including a home run and a double and drove in four runs to lead the Dons in the Patrick Henry game. […]
  • Man pleads guilty in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case April 17, 2014
    A man who drove drunk and struck a marine biologist in a crosswalk in Del Mar, then fled the scene, pleaded guilty April 16 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a hit-and-run allegation. Christopher ``Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, faces between nine and 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20 for the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison. […]