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Accolades for ‘Trouble in the Wind’

By Jen Lothspeich | Tunes About Town

As many times as I’ve imagined myself in the lead role of Cameron Crowe’s autobiographical rock odyssey film, “Almost Famous,” it’s doubtful I’ll ever get flown out by Rolling Stone magazine to interview a band on tour.

But I still get to explore some compelling subjects here in San Diego — sometimes under interesting circumstances.

Celebrating the days of ‘Rabbitville’

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Story | No Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

As the story goes, William Heath Horton failed to develop what is now known as Downtown when he had the opportunity. But when Alonzo Horton later sailed into San Diego Bay, stepped foot onto the “New Town” area and decided to develop it himself, the place was crawling with rabbits.

“Everyone said, ‘You’re crazy, you’re never going to be able to build a city in Rabbitville,’” said Michael Trimble, executive director of the Gaslamp Quarter Association (GQA). “Because that’s all that was here, a few shanties and a ton of rabbits. So historically they call Downtown ‘Rabbitville.’”

Where the girls run the show

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Music | No Comments

House of Blues sets stage for another Rock ‘n’ Roll camp for girls By Joyell Nevins  S-A-N Diego, wuh oh! Where the rock meets the roll S-A-N Diego, wuh oh! Where the girls run the show Damn right. As a girl, I might be slightly biased. As an aunt, though, and a female member of […]

The mayor of San Diego music

By Jen Lothspeich

He can be heard on local radio airwaves, he can be seen Saturday nights on television, and he can be encountered at rock venues nearly every night of the week; and he is arguably, the most interesting man in San Diego.

Local music guru Tim Pyles is essentially a native, having lived in San Diego since age 4 and growing up as what he calls a “Mod Ska kid” of the ’80s and a raver in the ’90s. He said his love of live music reignited in the late ’90s while his radio career began in 1997.

Authors put a positive spin on divorce

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Books, Featured | No Comments

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt Divorce is increasingly common in the United States and the indicators are plentiful. Each year, the number of divorces is about half the number of marriages. San Diego’s Family Law Bar Association lists more than 575 members. Even Amazon has ample evidence of the incidence of divorce: The site lists in excess […]

Crooning about the Seven Kingdoms

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Story | No Comments

By David Dixon

George RR Martin fans can’t complain about a lack of fantasy experiences in July. Not only is season seven of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” starting July 16, but a panel on the show will be taking place at Comic-Con International on July 21.

And as the annual comic festival gets underway Downtown, the comedy titled “Game of Thrones: The Musical” will be playing at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center.

Arting by the bay

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

After moving to Downtown last year, following two decades in La Jolla, the San Diego Festival of the Arts — formerly the La Jolla Festival of the Arts — has found its home on the steps of the San Diego Bay.

Still produced by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation in conjunction with San Diego Magazine, the 2017 festival will take place June 10–11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.