Other Expressions

  • Art on 30th: Creating and Marketing Art You want to Live With

    In early 2014, Ari Kate Ashton’s long-time vision of opening an art center in San Diego was beginning to evolve. She had been a successful artist for many years, blessed with talent and a unique style of work. She had also been an instructor and mentor to many local artists. Due to the economy and […]

  • To Candye—Love, Sue

    On Friday night, May 6, 2016, we lost a force of nature. After an eight-year battle with cancer, Candye Kane passed away. Candye was my long-term musical partner for most of the ’90s and was a very dear friend. She took me all over the world, taught me how to perform to my fullest, inspired […]

  • Nicki Carano: A Tragic End for a Beloved Friend

    Inconceivable, shocking, unimaginable, tragic. These were the sentiments running through the music community when news hit that Nicki Carano had been crushed by a falling tree during the rainy, stormy weather at the end of January. Nicki was driving on Ingraham Street in Pacific Beach, on her way to a gig in Ocean Beach, when […]

  • Movies About Musicians: Real and Imagined

    Fans of Hollywood movies concerning the trials and troublesome turns in the lives of gifted musicians, real and imagined, will doubtlessly note a curious habit among many of the movies attempting a cogent blend of music and moving image. What I’m thinking of in particular are those portraits of a singularly brilliant musician, a jazz […]

  • The Spirit of the Holidays

    Dear friends of the San Diego Troubadour! Happy holidays to all of you music makers and music lovers in San Diego! Here we are at the end of another year and we’ve had a great one, creatively speaking. We are grateful to all of you who have supported us over the years as well as […]

  • Someone’s in the Kitchen with Judy: 35 Years of the Big Kitchen

    The story of Judy Forman, politics, activism, liberation, bacon and eggs, and how she put together a musical Thirty-five years is a long time. It is longer than Google has been around, and the same can be said of anything else with a .com or .org at the end of it. Rubic’s Cubes are not […]

  • Buddy, Can You Spare a Dipyridamole Stress Test? The struggle to find adequate health insurance in the Arts

    “It’s ‘Monkey Wards’,” I tell him. No respectable six-year-old calls it “Montgomery Wards!” “I have a theory that’s what caused it,“Alan says. “When I fell off the toy swing set at Montgomery Wards… when I was six.” Alan and I grew up together. I remember when he fell off that Monkey Wards swing set. But, […]

  • Art Around Adams and So Much More!

    Is that a 12-foot-tall mechanical giraffe? Is that a 10-foot by 8-foot mural being created on the corner of Bancroft Street? Is that a cosplay outfit? It’s not even time for Comic Com! What has happened to Adams Avenue? “Continue to expect the unexpected,” says Adam Rosen, who is the executive producer for Art Around […]

  • The La Jolla Playhouse: Safe Harbor for the Unsafe

    Let the Chargers leave for Carson. Let the symphony fold. Let the San Diego Gulls skate in and out of town every 15 years. After everything else, San Diego (El Cajon specificially) will always own Lester Bangs. That’s why it was so exciting to see glimpses of Lester’s life portrayed in the La Jolla Playhouse […]

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