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Steve Poltz: Kaaboo ‘will be a hoot’

Posted: September 2nd, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music, Top Story | No Comments

By Dustin Lothspeich

“There are a lot of big-name acts and a lot of different genres. It’s quite an undertaking. I’m honored they asked me to play. Maybe they thought they were booking Steel Pulse and they got Steve Poltz.”

When you’re talking with Poltz, the world-renowned San Diego singer/songwriter perhaps most famous for penning the No. 1 hit “You Were Meant for Me” with Jewel, the conversation is always a blitz of hilarity, wit and good ol’ fashioned self-deprecation.

Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why the organizers at the Kaaboo Del Mar music and arts festival booked him for this year’s incarnation: he’s kind of irresistible — both onstage and off.

Morphing with Comic-Con

Posted: July 1st, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Features, Music | No Comments

The Symphony’s fantastical adventures with live music By David Dixon Last summer, the San Diego Symphony got a lot of worldwide attention for performing unannounced live music from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for 6,500 fans during Comic-Con International. This year during the annual convention, the Symphony has even more on its plate, contributing to […]

The power of Mozart

Prodigy the focus of this year’s festival

By Charlene Baldridge

Want to discover more about Mozart’s music and genius?

Genius doesn’t grow on trees. Neither does prodigy.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most prolific and profoundly influential composers who ever lived — he would have had his 260th birthday in January — was both genius and prodigy. By the age of 5, he was playing keyboard and violin like a master and performing before the crowned heads of Europe, thanks to his father, a promoter par excellence.

Keeping the beat on the Bay

Humphreys Concerts return with an expanded lineup By Kai Oliver-Kurtin Back for its 35th year, the Humphreys Concerts by the Bay series features more than 50 performances, with additional shows still being adding throughout a season that runs through October. Singer Tori Kelly kicked off the concert season last month with a sold-out show and […]

Kaaboo keeps it local

Posted: September 4th, 2015 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Features, Music | 1 Comment

By Dustin Lothspeich “I went to Street Scene my first year of being a San Diegan,” local songwriter/percussionist Alfred Howard told me. “I saw a hippie walking over broken glass with bare feet. It was rad. Later on I met him; his name is Murph and he’s a great dude.”