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Encinitas open mic night lives on

Encinitas open mic night lives on

E-Street’s Tuesday night tradition gets some new love

Festivals, schools awarded city art grants

CARLSBAD — Eighteen different nonprofits and schools were awarded a combined $25,000 for classroom instruments, youth theater productions, and art festivals from Carlsbad’s annual Community Arts Grants.

Singing and ringing in the New Year

Singing and ringing in the New Year

ENCINITAS – “Dust off your guitars and come on out,” said Janice Sharples. She brought out her autoharp on New Year’s Day to the Cardiff Kook statue for the second annual Splash Jam event.

Through the looking glass

Through the looking glass

Christine Parker found herself at a crossroads and opted to follow the path of music

Village music opens fundraising for  anniversary festival

Village music opens fundraising for anniversary festival

CARLSBAD — Celebrating its 10th anniversary season and highlighting its Kickstarter fundraising campaign, the Carlsbad Music Festival hosted a Village Walk of mini-music concerts by local artists on June 21.

Sea Wolf brings feeling of ‘home’ to The Belly Up

Sea Wolf brings feeling of ‘home’ to The Belly Up

SOLANA BEACH — Alex Brown Church, the man behind Sea Wolf, has come full circle — in more ways than one.

Tolan Shaw is  having himself a ‘prolific year’

Tolan Shaw is having himself a ‘prolific year’

CARLSBAD — While every generation seems to reject their parents’ music, Tolan Shaw embraced the soulful sounds of Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye that he learned from his dad, Doug Shaw a vocalist and guitarist with the band, The Rhythm Method.

Local teen uses singing, songwriting to handle high school pressures

Local teen uses singing, songwriting to handle high school pressures

CARLSBAD — Since she began her music career, 17-year-old Antonia Duggan knew that she belonged singing on stage with her guitar.

Goodnight Ravenswood: Borne of the new industrial generation

Goodnight Ravenswood: Borne of the new industrial generation

OCEANSIDE — The new Oceanside band, Goodnight Ravenswood, has been gracing local music venues over the past few months, offering a new flavor to the North County music scene. The band’s unique blend of Americana and folk, with lyrics that hint at political idealism, can be heard live around the county and on their newly […]

Musician pioneers program integrating music and learning

Musician pioneers program integrating music and learning

ENCINITAS — Singer and acoustic guitarist Jessica Baron left her home in Chicago in 1985 to pursue a potential record deal in Los Angeles. Instead, she decided she wasn’t interested in performing and simply wanted to make music.