Grammy award winner Kamau Kenyatta and his all-star sextet present the U.S. premiere of the original music from Don’t Forget Your Music, a 2016 documentary film that tracks the story of the jazz star and early Kenyatta protégé, Gregory Porter, at Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music on Saturday evening, October 1, 2016.
Composed by Kenyatta (who also produced Porter’s GRAMMY-winning album Liquid Spirit), the film’s soundtrack takes listeners on a breathtaking journey through the inspirational story of the next generation of American jazz. . . Joining him on stage will be Daneen Wilburn (voice), Curtis Taylor (trumpet), Brian Clancy (tenor sax), Mackenzie Leighton (bass), Richard Sellers (drums) and David Castañeda (percussion).
Tickets to this event are: $20 – Premium Seating – $15 – General Seating. Click here to order tickets onlineFor tickets or information, please call (760) 304-5844 or click the link below.
Dress up like a super hero and come out to the park for the third annual Super Hero Obstacle Race, on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Alga Norte Community Park, 6565 Alicante Road. Parents and children will run together through a super hero themed 2K obstacle course while dressed in super hero costumes.
Defeat villains while leaping over tall buildings, crawl through toxic tunnels and navigate through 20 obstacles throughout the park. Conquer inflatable mazes and slides, wrecking balls, tight ropes, web crawlers and other obstacles along the way. The race will take approximately one hour to complete.
Cost is $25 per participant. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.For more information, visit the city website at www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec or visit the race website at www.active.com and search “super hero.”
Paul flies down to the Virgin Islands to give the soon-to-be SV Bella Luna a sea trial to make sure she’s seaworthy. Then after flying back home he and Diná take the girls to Assateague Island National Park to check out the wild horses.
Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music brings the history of the Memphis Sound to Southern California with a special panel discussion and film screening of Take Me to the River this Friday evening, September 16, 2016. The film’s director and Martin Shore and soul singer, STAX songwriter and producer William Bell, Talking Heads founding member Jerry Harrison and Academy Award-winning rapper Frayser Boy will all be on hand to discuss the film.
Take Me to the River traces the lineage and memory of Memphis and how the region has inspired and influenced the popular music of today. It brings together multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians, follows them through the creative process of recording a new album, and reveals the story of America’s music and how it is undoubtedly one of the most original and finest gifts to the world.
The film features Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more. The show begins at 7 PM. Premium tickets are $20 each and general seating is $15. The Museum of Making Music is located at 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, California. For more info, click the link.
We were a little late getting to this one, but here’s how the City would like you to think about the City of Carlsbad in 2016. Just for fun count the number of times the word “growth” is used. Developers just love that “growth” word, don’t they? And, there’s no one more friendly to development than the Carlsbad City Council. Click play and let Mayor Hall explain it all.
When you’re planning on traveling and living onboard a catamaran for an extended period of time, going to traditional school becomes impossible. That’s why Paul and Diná decide that Bella and Luna will be homeschooled. The family also gets some good news about their new sailing vessel. . .
In celebration of Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music’s new Spotlight on Casio display, the museum is hosting a free concert along with champagne and sweets on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 6 PM. Click here to RSVP.
This display looks at Casio’s journey into the world of musical instruments. From their first 1984 digital synthesizer, to their popular Privia digital piano and newest CELVIANO hybrid keyboard, over a dozen artifacts are part of this display. Visit with the Museum’s curatorial team and special guests from Casio America! . . . At 7:00 PM, following the reception, guests will be treated to a special 45-minute performance with “Weingart & Jones,” a husband and wife musical team featuring acclaimed keyboardist Steve Weingart and vocalist Renee Jones.
And for those who would like to tune up their keyboard skills, Steve Weingart is teaching a Piano Technique Masterclass on Saturday afternoon from 2 – 4 PM. The class covers proper and efficient wrist, hand and finger posture, technique exercises, new approaches to existing techniques and using your existing repertoire to polish your playing. The class costs $25 and space is limited. Follow the jump for all the details.
We’ve been following a Carlsbad acquaintance of ours on Instagram for the past few months as he and his wife, two kids, and their dogs did what many of us have dreamed, but never actually done: they sold their home in Carlsbad, bought a 42 foot Fountaine Pajot Catamaran, named it the SV Bella Luna, and shoved off to tour the world, or as Paul says, “to live a more simplified life, show our daughters the world and how other people live and to contribute to the communities we visit.”
We’ve been so inspired by the story that Paul, Diná, Bella, and Luna have been telling that we’re going to share their story here on Carlsbadistan. While their journey began months ago, we’re going to start right at the beginning with their first video. Stay tuned as we bring the rest of the story in weekly episodes. For more info on the family, click the link.
Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre is currently performing their production of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma, and the show has been receiving rave reviews.
Oklahoma! is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece about a romantic rivalry on the Western frontier which boasts a collection of classic songs and a spirit that’s made it an enduring favorite. The story of the lovely Laurey and her two determined suitors — Curly the cowboy and Jud the hired farmhand — also tackles the class issues between farmers and cattlemen in the rugged landscape of a new state.
For a look behind the New Village Arts Theatre’s production, and how they did it, click play on the video above. To reserve tickets to see Oklahoma in person, click here.