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09/22/2019 - Music: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
Trumpeter Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass band garnered six Grammy's, remained in Billboard's Top 10 for 81 consecutive weeks, and have nearly 30 discs recognized as gold or platinum for their work in the arts.

In his 60 years of experience as a musician he has collaborated with hundreds of high profile artists, and been featured at events like the Superbowl and the Olympics.

Take the chance to witness a living legend in brass performance.

Lani has the distinction of recording more than 22 albums in three different languages, four alongside her husband, and in 1983 she sang the title song for the James Bond film, "Never Say Never Again."

In 1986 Hall earned her first Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance for her album, "Es Facil Amar".

Her second Grammy was as a producer of Herb Alpert's "Steppin' Out" album that was awarded in January 2014.

After establishing a successful solo career in music and becoming a wife and mother, Lani began to explore new creative outlets for her writing.

"Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories" is her first book.

Admission/Cost: $50

Location:
Humphreys by the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
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Sunday, September 22 - 8:00 PM
03/21/2020 - Filipino Music, Dance & Storytelling Workshop (CHECK STATUS)
Please check the status of this workshop at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/traditional-filipino-music-dance-storytelling-workshop-tickets-93620440257 to determine if has been canceled due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus.



Join us for our free workshop about indigenous Philippine gong music, dance and storytelling. In this workshop participants will see and try on our traditional clothing (malongs), hear and play our ancient gong instruments (kulintang) and listen and watch us share our ancient stories through music and dance.

Admission/cost: FREE

Location:
Athenaeum Art Center
1955 Julian Ave.
San Diego
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Saturday, March 21 - 10:00 AM
03/15/2020 - Na Scéalaithe Irish Dance Collective (CHECK STATUS)
To find out about the status of this show, please call The Field at (619) 232-9840

Don't miss the St. Patrick's Day Irish Dancing Show on Sunday, March 15 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM at The Field Irish Pub.

Na Scéalaithe (pronounced Na ShhKAYL-aha) is an Irish dance company based out of San Diego, California. As gaeilge (Irish) for "The Storytellers", Na Scéalaithe strives to entertain its audiences not only with flashy footwork, but through the art of telling a good Irish story.
The Field Irish Pub is a genuine bit of Ireland in San Diego's downtown Gaslamp Quarter.
Contact: (619)-232-9840

Admission/cost: FREE

Locatio:
The Field Irish Pub
544 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Sunday, March 15 - 6:00 PM
03/14/2020 - Music: Celtic Harp (CANCELED)
In consideration of public health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, this event has been canceled.

Enchanting Music of the Celtic Harp: Performed by Amy Kanner “Dr. Harp” therapeutic harpist and physician. From “Greensleeves” to “Stairway to Heaven” and beyond, with improvisations and original compositions.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Jolla Riford Library
7555 Draper Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037
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Saturday, March 14 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
04/04/2020 - San Diego Ballet Presents: Los Músicos (The Musicians)
With choreography by artistic director Javier Velasco, that evokes passion and sparks the soul! Performing are the amazing dancers of San Diego Ballet, including Charles' own daughter Camille McPherson. This program combines SDB’s popular Ritmos Latinos and Jazz/Dance series to celebrate SDB’s resident composers Charles McPherson and Gilbert Castellanos. This year’s offering will feature McPherson’s ebullient Song of Songs—illuminating the voices of lovers inviting each other to truly enjoy and experience life and love, a world premiere of a new work by McPherson consisting of a Suite celebrating Charlie Parker’s 100th Birthday and Bird’s influence on McPherson, as well as a world premiere by Castellanos.

Performers:

Charles McPherson - alto sax
Lorraine Castellanos - voice and guitar
Rob Thorsen - bass
Randy Porter - piano
Richard Sellers - drums
Tommy Aros - congas

Admission/Cost: $30 - $65

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, April 4 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 5 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 6 - 2:30 PM
04/06/2020 - San Diego Ballet Presents: Los Músicos (The Musicians)
With choreography by artistic director Javier Velasco, that evokes passion and sparks the soul! Performing are the amazing dancers of San Diego Ballet, including Charles' own daughter Camille McPherson. This program combines SDB’s popular Ritmos Latinos and Jazz/Dance series to celebrate SDB’s resident composers Charles McPherson and Gilbert Castellanos. This year’s offering will feature McPherson’s ebullient Song of Songs—illuminating the voices of lovers inviting each other to truly enjoy and experience life and love, a world premiere of a new work by McPherson consisting of a Suite celebrating Charlie Parker’s 100th Birthday and Bird’s influence on McPherson, as well as a world premiere by Castellanos.

Performers:

Charles McPherson - alto sax
Lorraine Castellanos - voice and guitar
Rob Thorsen - bass
Randy Porter - piano
Richard Sellers - drums
Tommy Aros - congas

Admission/Cost: $30 - $65

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Friday, April 4 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 5 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 6 - 2:30 PM
03/05/2020 - Julio Lemos - A Timeline of Brazilian Music
Julio Lemos will bring a lecture and concert as a great presentation about the development of Brazilian music and its main composers and performers during the 20th century in a timeline divided into 6 parts.

1 - Brazilian music roots, the mix of European and African music.
2 - Choro and Maxixe
3 - Samba and its variations
4 - Bossa Nova
5 - Samba-Jazz
6 - The contemporary Brazilian Music

Open for all instrumentalists and general audience, this is planned to be a lecture/workshop/performance.

Julio Lemos is a professor of music at the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) and holds a bachelor's and masters in guitar from UFG. He is now pursuing a doctorate at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro under Marcia Taborda and at San Francisco State University with Dr. John Calloway.

Julio Lemos has also performed and given workshops in Brazil and abroad, including concerts in South América, Europe, the United States and China.

Lemos is a member of the group Brasil in Trio which recorded their first album in 2014. In 2016 their first DVD was recorded with special guests Marco Pereira (guitar) and Gabriel Grossi (Harmonica).

In 2019, he launched his first solo album: â€"Julio Lemos - Brasil Acústico”, which consists of his own compositions and the second CD album from Brasil in Trio, with special guest Carlos Malta, Jarbas Cavendish, and Arismar do Espirito Santo, covering the compositions of Jarbas Cavendish.

He has also offered choro and samba workshops in Brazilian seven string guitar both abroad and in Brazil. Since 2017 he has been a judge at the official São Paulo carnaval parade in the category of Samba Enredo.

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Location:
The Movement Dance Center
1255 W. Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
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Thursday, March 5 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
03/08/2020 - Music: The Máirtín de Cógáin Project
Direct from Ireland, Máirtín de Cógáin and his band of merriment in the Winn Room. You'll hear traditional Irish music and Irish ballads sung in English and Gaelic. The evening will feature a champion Irish step dancer and a story or two to round out the evening. Join us for this truly entertaining evening for all the family in anticipation of St. Patrick's Day

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Coronado Library
640 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
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Sunday, March 8 - 5:00 PM
03/11/2020 - Music: Visions for Frda Kahlo
The spring series opens with Melissa Aldana: Visions for Frida Kahlo, featuring Aldana on tenor saxophone, Sam Harris on piano, Pablo Menares on bass, and Tommy Crane on drums. Chilean-born Aldana returns to the Athenaeum series, having made her local debut at the library in 2014 just shortly after becoming the first female musician and the first South American musician to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition.

Admission/Cost: $35 - $40

Location:
The Auditorium at the Scripps Research Institute
10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
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Wednesday, March 11 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
03/21/2020 - Music: Hermanos Herrera (Postponed)
Due to the to the virulent spread COVID-19 virus this has been postponed. Like many organizations, the Center for World Music raises funds through their public concert series (one of the many important activities they in). We urge you to visit their donation page https://centerforworldmusic.org/donate/ and make a meaningful donation to this wonderful organization that works tirelessly to enrich our lives.


Hermanos Herrera is a family group consisting of five brothers and their younger sister. They play various styles of traditional Mexican music including son huasteco, son jarocho, and musica norte. The groups performs with an energetic style that is both passionate and exhilarating.

United by blood and love of their art, Hermanos Herrera see themselves as creating the future of regional Mexican music. Third-generation Mexican-Americans, they grew up in a family of musicians in Filmore, California. Motivated by their family's devotion to traditional music, the siblings made frequent trips to Mexico, immersing themselves in a quarter century of mentorship with preeminent performers of son huasteco and son jarocho, two favorite forms of Mexico's rich musical heritage. They bring youthful exuberance, authenticity, and a contemporary twist to their presentation of traditional musical styles, while striving at the same time to be true representatives of Mexico's rich musical landscape.

Admission/Cost: $23

Location:
La Jolla Community Center
6811 La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla, California 92037
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Saturday, March 21 - 7:00 PM
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