The Puccini Duo: Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi – San Diego Opera

Culture across the ages has had a mixed experience with trilogies. The challenge of connecting three stories is that the middle one is inevitably fraught with an incomplete ... Continue Reading →

Ziggy Marley Opens The Sound in Good Form

The Sound had a grand opening weekend with two sold out nights of Ziggy Marley playing his father’s music. The venue is part of a growing culture scene in North County ... Continue Reading →

Steven Van Zandt Joins the Boom in Sales of Music Catalogs and Rights

Anyone with a passing interest in the music business over the last year has noted several things: Certain artists of a sufficient stature have sold their publishing ... Continue Reading →

Bear Walker, Marvel Superheroes, Skateboards and the Gulf Shore – Quite a Venn Diagram

I had a chance to chat with Bear Walker noted skateboard designer from his headquarters in Daphne, Alabama about the evolution of his world famous work. At the outset ... Continue Reading →


TAKE ME TO THE RIVER NEW ORLEANS, which celebrates the rich musical history, the heritage, legacy,and influence of New Orleans and Louisiana music through live sessionswith ... Continue Reading →

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci Shimmer at The Old Globe

Having just returned from Italy and having just finished reading The Agony and The Ecstasy, I was eager to see this play. It does an admirable job of giving us a glimpse ... Continue Reading →

The Ferryman To Open the New Conrad Prebys Theatre

Theatre fans are in for a massive treat. The first production in the newly renamed Conrad Prebys Theatre at the Dea Hurston New Village Arts Center is the 2019 Tony Award ... Continue Reading →

A Peek Behind the Curtain of Industry Leader Quickplay

The evolving media landscape is always a fascinating study. I had a chance to speak with Paul Pastor, who gave me a glimpse behind the evolution of Hulu, which set ... Continue Reading →