Best Outdoor Summer Concerts in Southern California – Humphrey’s by the Bay

The two best outdoor concert venues in Southern California are the Hollywood Bowl and Humphrey’s by the Bay. Each consistently offers great concerts, great sightlines and great service. As ... Continue Reading →

Zimbabwe in Our Backyard: Roar and Snore at San Diego Safari Park

Several years ago I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to South Africa and Zimbabwe on safari. It was a trip I wanted to experience with my family, and with Road and Snore I ... Continue Reading →

Ladysmith Black Mambazo – 2016 Tour

This a’capella group from South Africa first entered our collective radar screen as part of Paul Simon’s Graceland album in 1986. The tour after release of that album was as joyful ... Continue Reading →

Variety Nights @ North Coast Rep – Tuesday Night Comics

Live comedy is generally found in city centers, but having it available in a bucolic setting like Solana Beach is a real treat. On various Tuesday nights (see schedule at link below) ... Continue Reading →

Springtime and the Living is Easy

We have been waiting for nicer weather and the time change to check out a few outdoor items from Gaiam and Allsop. Gaiam is known for their preeminent position in the fitness and yoga ... Continue Reading →

Bayan Audio soundbook X3

The proliferation of quality portable audio products is gratifying. There are many items at the low end of the market that don’t do much other than making the execrable sound from ... Continue Reading →

The Music Business is Far From Dead – NAMM

Most of the attention is about the slow agonizing death of the record business, but the fact is that the music business is alive and while. Even if you no longer buy CDs, you are likely ... Continue Reading →

Fleetwood Mac – San Diego 2014

Many decades ago the steady throbbing beat of “Hypnotized” played in a loop in my brain during swim team practice. I knew the British blues band Fleetwood Mac from their mesmerizing ... Continue Reading →