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Kurt Kohnen

Recent Stories by Kurt Kohnen

The B-Side Players Tackle Social Justice, Chicano Power In New Albu...

The B-Side Players Tackle Social Justice, Chicano Power In New Album, ‘California Brown’

Aug. 25
By Kurt Kohnen, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The B-Side Players are holding a record release party Saturday at the Music Box. The group joined Midday Edition to perform titles off their latest album.

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra Performs In Escondido Tu...

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra Performs In Escondido Tuesday

Feb. 2
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

When you think about ukulele music what comes to mind? Gentle strumming on the beaches of Waikiki? Perhaps an old Elvis movie? Prepare to be re-introduced to this charming instrument, by the amazing repertoire of the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra.

Adams Avenue Street Fair Takes Over Normal Heights

Adams Avenue Street Fair Takes Over Normal Heights

Sept. 24
By Kurt Kohnen, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Ahead of the annual music festival in Normal Heights, San Diego country artist Sara Petite performs live in the KPBS studios.

Tenor René Barbera Sings For San Diego

Tenor René Barbera Sings For San Diego

Sept. 17
By Beth Accomando, Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego Opera brings back rising star Rene Barbera for a solo recital this Saturday at the Balboa Theater.

Eagle Rock Gospel Singers Perform At San Diego's Casbah

Eagle Rock Gospel Singers Perform At San Diego's Casbah

June 16
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers performed at the Casbah on Kettner Boulevard in June.

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble Plays Sound Of San Diego

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble Plays Sound Of San Diego

June 23
By Kurt Kohnen, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble has a new self-titled debut album featuring laid back, soulful vibes with song titles like "Strolling Adams" and "City Heights."

Balboa Park To Host First 'Make Music San Diego' Festival

Balboa Park To Host First 'Make Music San Diego' Festival

June 18
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Before Balboa Park is filled with music Sunday for the first "Make Music San Diego" festival, Hot Pstormi previews the event with a live in-studio performance on Midday Edition.

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

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

Oct. 10
By Kurt Kohnen, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Roland Lizarondo

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

Gator By The Bay Celebrates Zydeco, Blues And Bayou Music

Gator By The Bay Celebrates Zydeco, Blues And Bayou Music

May 9
By Kurt Kohnen, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Roland Lizarondo

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

'Gem Of The Ocean'

'Gem Of The Ocean'

Feb. 20
By Beth Accomando, Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh

To celebrate Black History Month, Cygnet Theater brings in some of the cast from August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean” to share a scene.

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