April 2014

When China Meets Latin America Music

by The Editors on April 24, 2014


The Carlsbad Music Festival is presenting a free event Tuesday, May 13, 2014 featuring internationally renowned pipa player and Carlsbad resident Wu Man and Son de San Diego.

Part of the San Diego Foundation’s Creative Catalyst Fund, the project explores cross-cultural exchanges between Chinese and Latin American plucking instruments, resulting in a musical dialogue between these two diverse communities. Through rehearsals, workshops, and performances, Wu Man and Son de San Diego discover and share the unique collaboration they have forged between the musical traditions of China and Latin America. . . “We have found common ground in love songs, silvery dawns, birdsongs, broken hearts, tales of sailing, and the sheer joy of dancing,” Eduardo Garcia, from Son de San Diego, explains. “This has proven to me once more the universality without borders that music is.”

The event begins at 7:30 PM on May 13, 2014 and will last one-hour at St. Michael’s by the Sea in Carlsbad, California. For the official word from the CMF, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Tekst Site First Anniversary Party April 19

by The Editors on April 16, 2014

Be Sure to stop by TEKST Gallery this Saturday, April 19th from 7:00 – 10:00 PM and enjoy live music, art, drinks, and more in honor of their website FiveSpotDerby.com’s 1 year anniversary! There will be over 50 works of art on display. Tekst is located at 2680 State Street, in Carlsbad, California. For more info click the link.

[Link: Carlsbad Village]

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Carlsbad Village Music Walk Needs Musicians

by The Editors on April 14, 2014

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Adrian Demain and his ukulele. Photo: Bryan Snyder.

The Carlsbad Music Festival’s Village Music Walk is coming up on June 21, 2014 and they’d like to make sure the streets are filled with music. If you ( or someone you know) is a musician who would like to share their talent and skills on the streets of Carlsbad this summer (as guitarist Adrian Demain did last year), please let them know.

Musicians of all styles and genres are invited to apply. If selected, musicians will be asked to give 1-3 20- minute performances in a Village venue. Solo artists and ensembles/bands will be paid a flat fee of $50 per musician, for as many as 4 musicians in an ensemble. Ensembles larger than 4 pieces are welcome, but our budget is limited to $200 total per ensemble.

The June Village Music Walk is the first of two annual free walk events in the Village of Carlsbad. The second walk event kicks off the 11th annual Carlsbad Music Festival weekend on Sept. 19-21, 2014. For the official word from the Carlsbad Music Festival, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Tri-City’s 2014 Fashion That Heals

by The Editors on April 14, 2014

Tri City FundsCarlsbad’s Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa will be host to the Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s third annual Fashion That Heals luncheon on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 2 PM.

“Fashion That Heals raised $350,000 for women’s health services in 2013, and we are excited to top that in 2014,” said Event Co-Chair Ellen Stotmeister.
“We are ensuring San Diego women have a resource to take the best possible care of their hearts and having a wonderful time along the way. This is truly a can’t-miss event for any local fashion lover or philanthropist,” commented Event Co-Chair Sandee Carter.

Tickets for the event are $100 each and include access to to all event activities and a champagne reception and luncheon. We love that word so much, we’re going to type it again “luncheon.” For the official word from the Tri-City Hospital Foundation, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Carlsbad’s Junior Police Academy Graduates

by The Editors on April 3, 2014

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A total of 21 members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad graduated from the Junior Police Academy on April 2. Geared for kids between the ages of 9 and 16, classes were designed in conjunction with the Carlsbad Police Department.

“When Club members donned their Junior Police Academy t-shirts, their demeanor changed,” said Club Coordinator Anna Deluna. “The kids knew that by putting on that ‘uniform,’ they were to act with respect, honor, and dignity.”

Junior Police Academy members attended six weekly lessons. Classroom topics included crime prevention, communicating with police officers, finger printing, an introduction to the Explorer program, social media precautions, and the K9 patrol. They also featured various guest speakers who gave insight as to the variety of services the police provides to the Carlsbad community. [click to continue…]

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To Kill A Mocking Previews Start Tomorrow

by The Editors on April 2, 2014


Pay-what-you-want previews of To Kill A Mockingbird begin this Friday (April 4, 2014) in preparation for Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre official run of the play which opens on April 12, 2014.

Harper Lee’s quintessential story of race & class struggle in the South comes to life in the intimate NVA space. Scout and Jem Finch come of age as their small community becomes consumed by the hostilities of a prejudicial trial. Featuring Manny Fernandes as their father, Atticus Finch, and narrated by Kristianne Kurner as grown-up Scout.

Click here for tickets, or drop by and pay what you want during previews. It’s going to be great either way.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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Walmart Rolls Out New “Jumbo” Signage

by The Editors on April 1, 2014

ToofattowalkLOUISVILLE, Ky. April 1, 2014 – In an effort to more honestly communicate and serve its primary shopping consumers, Walmart today announced the launch of the newest member of their global weight-friendly initiative family. Meet Jumbo. Jumbo is a entirely new graphic icon that will be featured prominently on parking lot signage, in restrooms, and on the new double-wide check-out lanes coming to Walmart stores.

The new placards, designed by a team of award winning graphic artists, were created to more honestly communicate the nature of the needs of those who require extra assistance in Walmart Stores. Jumbo will be rolling out first at North County San Diego Walmart stores and then to the rest of the 11,302 Walmart stores around the world.

“Walmart is continually looking for innovative ways to increase the efficiency of our communications with customers,” said Stout Gutmeyer, senior vice president of global weight-friendly initiatives. “We felt we were doing the handicapped community a disservice by insinuating that all people who need extra help are confined to wheelchairs, when this is clearly not the case. The fact is the vast majority of those who have trouble easily accessing our stores are simply too fat to walk very far.”

In addition to the added signage, Wal-Mart has promised to increase the number of parking spots located close to the entrance by 15 percent. Those new parking spaces will feature the Jumbo signs and the jumbo logo stenciled to the pavement and will be available to anyone who needs to park closer to the entrance, but who may not be officially documented as physically challenged.

But what about the loss of parking spots up front? Won’t thin customers be upset? “What we’re finding is that with the recent “quantified self” movement, most of our fit shoppers (and we so have them) actually prefer to park their cars far away from the front of the store so they can log more steps on their personal fitness tracking devices,” Gutmeyer said. “So everyone is happy with the new parking.”

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