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San Diego Blues Man Tomcat Courtney Opens Up About His Life And Career

Oct. 10
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San Diego music legend, Tomcat Courtney stops by KPBS to tell stories and sing some songs.

Weekend Preview: From Adams Avenue Street Fair To An International Book Fair

Sept. 26
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Summer is over, but that doesn't mean the fun is done — if you're into festivals, music and books, there's plenty to choose from this weekend.

Adventurous Music At Carlsbad Music Festival

Sept. 20
By Angela Carone
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Getting top-notch musicians to San Diego is a little easier when you can offer a beachside perch. For 10 years, the Carlsbad Music Festival has featured cutting-edge composers and musicians from Southern California and around the country.

Weekend Preview: Bike the Boulevard, Kinetic Art, Carlsbad Music Fest And Barrio Art Jam

Sept. 19
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Music, bikes and a dash of wonderfully bizarre art — it's all what's in store for this weekend.

Female Mariachi Musicians In Male-Dominated Artform

Sept. 6
By Angela Carone
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A new exhibit shows women have been participating in mariachi music for over 100 years with little recognition.

Will Military Spouses Choir Make Next Round Of 'America's Got Talent'? (Video)

Sept. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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The wives of service members from around the country have united to perform as the singing group "American Military Spouses Choir." The ladies have made it as far as the semifinals on the TV show "America's Got Talent." But will Tuesday night's performance be their last on the show?

Preview: 'Woman in the Mirror'

Aug. 30
By Beth Accomando
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Yesterday was the late pop star Michael Jackson’s birthday and MJ impersonator Devra Gregory celebrated with a dance class teaching his signature moves. She continues the celebration with a revival of her one woman show “Woman in the Mirror” at White Box Live Arts at Liberty Station tonight and tomorrow night at 8:00pm.

Local Saxophonist Dubbed Living Legend

Aug. 22
By Angela Carone
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Saxophonist Daniel Jackson is set to receive lifetime achievement awards from two organizations.

Silent Movie Night Presents 'The Eagle'

Aug. 19
By Beth Accomando
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The 26th Annual Summer International Organ Festival continues tonight with a screening of “The Eagle,” starring Rudolph Valentino. It's Silent Movie Night outdoors at the Spreckels Organ Pavillion.

San Diego IndieFest Is Back

Aug. 13
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After a one-year hiatus, San Diego IndieFest is back this weekend with more music and films than ever before.

Measure Aims To Lift Sequestration Travel Ban For Military Bands

June 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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Budget cuts due to sequestration have put a damper on military bands' ability to travel for performances at community events. But a California lawmaker has introduced a measure that would make it easier to let the beat go on.

San Diego Musician Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez Honored Locally, Nationally

June 12
By Katie Schoolov
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A San Diego musician and Chicano rights activist is being honored locally and nationally, with the naming of a school auditorium in Logan Heights and a prestigious arts fellowship.

Air Force Singing Star Angie Johnson Releases Debut Video

June 7
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Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Angie Johnson, who gained fame when video of her singing "Rolling in the Deep" in Afghanistan went viral, has released her first professional music video aptly called "Sing for You."

Gator By The Bay Celebrates Zydeco, Blues And Bayou Music

May 9
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A preview of San Diego's annual Cajun-fest, Gator by the Bay, with music from the band Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters.

San Diego Celebrates Bluegrass

April 29
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The 4th Annual Ramona Bluegrass and Old West Fest features 16 bands, 19 hours of music over 2 days.