Stories for August 11, 2011
California’s high school dropout rate stands at just over 18 percent – with roughly three out of every four students graduating on time.
In the early 60s, clubs like the Village Vanguard were scattered throughout Greenwich Village. Now it stands alone, the last of its kind. In September 2009, a select group of fans and friends had the rare opportunity to experience the legendary Barbra Streisand’s performance in the ultimate up-close-and-personal setting of this historic club. Accompanied by piano, bass, guitar and drums, this is the artist at her most intimate.
The San Diego based Legend3D contributed 2D to 3D conversion for "The Smurfs," which did surprisingly well last month at the summer box office. KPBS film critic Beth Accomando considers how the new 3D entries -- "Final Destination 5" and "Glee the 3D Concert Movie" (both opening August 12 throughout San Diego) might fare this weekend.
Directed and produced by four-time Emmy Award winner Jim Brown, "Legends Of Folk: The Village Scene" celebrates the folk movement in Greenwich Village in the 1960s, featuring rare and stunning performances by Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Richie Havens, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Mamas and the Papas, Don McLean, Neil Diamond, and more, along with contemporary interviews and segments.
The class of 2010 at San Diego County high schools had a 15.9 percent dropout rate, below the statewide figure of 18.2 percent.
For the first time since the advent of his spectacular international popularity, superstar Andrea Bocelli returns to his native Italy for a concert of his greatest hits along with the debut of some new songs. Taped at the glorious Teatro di Silenzio, nestled in the beautiful, rolling countryside near the ancient Tuscan village of Volterra, Bocelli is joined by special guests trumpeter Chris Botti, Heather Headley, Kenny G., David Foster, Lang Lang, and Sarah Brightman for an evening of romantic favorites.
The American troops killed in the deadliest single mission of the Afghan war came from two dozen states and all corners of the nation, mostly young men in their 20s and 30s.
"3 Steps To Incredible Health! With Joel Fuhrman, M.D." directly addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America. Over 65 percent of Americans are overweight or obese — and that number is growing just like our waistlines. Dr. Fuhrman’s revolutionary health plan is not about will power, but instead offers knowledge and a healthy, effective, and scientifically proven plan for shedding weight quickly and reclaiming the vitality and good health we all deserve.
Two Miramar-based Marines who were aboard a Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet that crashed in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico were rescued early today, a Coast Guard spokesman said.