Howard Levy, a founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones will be performing Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Carlsbadistan’s Museum of Making Music at 7 PM.
Combining diatonic harmonica and piano skills, Howard Levy will play his own compositions and legendary blues, folk, jazz, Latin and country tunes, as well as present a brief commentary on the history of the harmonica in America as part of the Museum’s “Roots of Reeds” special exhibition.
Tickets for Sunday night’s performance cost $25 for non-members and $20 for members and students. Click here to purchase tickets or here for more info. The Museum of Making Music is located at 5790 Armada Drive in Carlsbad.
[Link: Museum of Making Music]
On Saturday I had an attack of déjà vu in downtown San Diego that made we wonder if Occupy Wall Street could ever come to our sleepy little Village By The Sea. Let me explain.
My wife and I had to wade through an Occupy San Diego encampment in front of the Civic Theatre, where we were headed to see the revival of the 60’s rock musical, HAIR. Karen was more excited about seeing the show than I was. Although we both have vivid memories of those psychedelic days, hers are more pleasant than mine.
She found her inner flower child in the late 60’s, leaving a stuck-in-the-50’s husband who preferred the kind of obedient wife we see today only in the popular retro TV series Mad Men. I was a high school English teacher affecting a Bono look, no not that Bono, the Sonny one who harmonized with Cher. Sporting fashionably long hair and a slightly droopy mustache, I wore paisley ties, a macramé belt and waffle-stomper boots. But my polyester sport coats gave me away. The only risk I took in the 60’s was standing too close to an open flame in that attire. I was a hippie wannabe. [click to continue…]
Luciano Velasquez, 23, of Oceanside, California was reportedly arrested last night (Tuesday, October 18, 2011) in the 300 block of Calle Montecito in Oceanside on “suspicion of attempted murder” in the Madison Street shooting of three people in Carlsbad, according to a story on 10news.com.
Velasquez was booked into Vista Jail early this morning on suspicion of three counts of attempted murder and participating in a street gang. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, tentatively scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
Sounds like some nice, quick police work.
On Saturday and Sunday October 29-30, 2011 the Friends of the Carlsbad Library will be holding their Better Books Sale in the Georgina Cole Library Community Room at 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive.
This is a unique opportunity to choose from hundreds of new and nearly-new coffee-table, art, travel, history, nature and other fine volumes, as well as a variety of children’s books and recent popular novels, both to enjoy now, and to consider for holiday giving.
The Better Book Sale is open from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and from 1 PM to 3 PM on Sunday. Get there earlier for the best selection. And remember, soon books may not even exist anymore. Might as well enjoy them while you can. Follow the jump for more information. [click to continue…]
Last night (Tuesday, October 11, 2011) at approximately 8:30 PM a dark blue Dodge sedan rolled up on a group of three people in the 3400 block of Madison Street, had some words, and then a man got out of the car and fired four to six shots injuring all three people, according to a story on NBC San Diego.
The injuries were described as non-life threatening by police. One person was shot in the arm, another in the leg and the third received two injuries including a grazing wound to the abdomen Magro said.
Two victims were airlifted to nearby hospitals.
This the second shooting on Madison Street since April 2009. Click here for video of one of the victims being loaded onto a LifeFlight helicopter.
[Link: NBC San Diego]
San Diego musician/songwriter Nena Anderson will perform this Friday, October 7, 2011 at Carlsbadistan’s Museum of Making Music.
Described as a jazz singer by blues artists and a blues artist by jazz musicians, Nena’s soulful, passionate penchant for making music is obvious at first listen. . . Kelly Davis of San Diego Citybeat says, “Her distinctive, bourbon smooth voice stops you in your tracks and compels you to hang on every word. “On the stage, Anderson exudes the enviable self-assurance of someone who’s exactly where she’s supposed to be.”
The show starts at 6 PM and the $10 ticket price includes a slice of Knockout Pizza and a Stone Brewing Company beverage for those over 21. Click the link for more info.
[Link: Museum of Making Music]
The Carlsbad Community Theatre’s original musical production Thump opens on Friday night, October 7, 2011 at Vista’s Avo Playhouse.
Written and directed by Jillian Porter and Sloane Herrick, the musical is the story about family and “what makes the heart. beat.”
With one performance on Friday night and two on Saturday, October 8, you’ll have to act fast. For more information click the link, or follow the jump for a video.
[Link: Carlsbad Community Theatre] [click to continue…]