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Created: 04 May, 2012
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Cuyamaca College’s Coyote Music Festival leaps on stage May 5

A free music festival that is the culmination of a Cuyamaca College course on the music industry will feature nine bands rocking at the grand lawn at the Rancho San Diego college from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.
Among the nine bands performing in the all-ages event is an Orange County draw, Railroad to Alaska, a post-grunge/alternative metal group that in 2011 was named Best New Artist at the Orange County Music Awards and in 2012, won kudos as the Best Metal and Best Live Band.

Rounding out the blues, hard rock, pop, punk, indie, and alternative rock bands are King Legend, Fighting with Irons, Shining Through, NKNZ, the Illustrative Violet, Hugh Gaskins and the G String Daddies, Interrobang, and Human Crossing. The music festival will have two stages showcasing the bands each playing 30-minute sets of original music.

This year, festival-goers will enjoy two of San Diego’s best known food trucks — Super Q BBQ and Asian Persuasion — as well as face painting and carnival games for kids.

“But the main attraction is the music – San Diego and Orange County-based bands that play original music and are trying to get some recognition,” Setzer said. “It’s a terrific win-win situation – the students get the excitement and experience of producing a festival, the bands get a chance to perform in a well-organized setting, and the community can spend an afternoon on a beautiful outdoor site enjoying a free music festival in an alcohol- and tobacco-free environment.”
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Singer-Songwriter Sharon Dubois Kicks Off Pop Series at Liberty Theatre at Paradise Village on Sunday, May 6, 2012

San Diego singer/songwriter Sharon Dubois will kick off a new series of pop concerts at Liberty Theatre at Paradise Village on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 7pm.

Sharon DuBois will be performing songs from her second album as a solo artist, “Here I Am.” All her songs are funky, fresh original compositions, written from the heart, giving the listener an intimate view into her innermost truth while holding nothing back.

Sharon DuBois has been singing since babyhood, under the guidance of her 10 older siblings and musical parents and surrounded by pianos, guitars, and a harp. Her first solo performance was at the age of 12. She studied at San Diego State University and earned an Associates degree in Music/Voice Concentration from Monroe Community College before studying voice at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

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With more than 500 jazz standards in her songbook, Sharon has performed with a multitude of bands and artists from David Altman, Tony Cavagnaro, Daniel Jackson (Ray Charles) and Marshall Hawkins (Miles Davis), to the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra Choir. She sang with Charles McPherson Jr.’s Cold Sweat Band at Idyllwild’s Jazz in the Pines festival, 2010. She says her most thrilling and memorable performance happened as singer of the MCC Big Band at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.

LIBERTY THEATRE at Paradise Village, 2700 E. 4th St., National City, CA 91950. Admission: $15 General Admission, $10 for Seniors/Students/Active Military. Box office & concessions open: 6pm. Doors open: 6:30pm. Concert begins: 7pm.

¡Celébrate! The Jewish Experience in Spanish Speaking Countries opens in San Diego

The Anti-Defamation League San Diego Regional Office is proud to bring the successful program ¡Celébrate! The Jewish Experience in Spanish Speaking Countries to San Diego this May.

¡Celébrate! is an unprecedented festival of film, music and lectures highlighting the historic and contemporary journey of the Jewish people.

The program will open with the Film Seminar Jews in Mexican Cinema featuring film director Isaac Artenstein on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 7:30 p.m. at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre, Lawrence Family JCC in La Jolla. The seminar will feature the specific contributions of Jewish filmmakers in Mexico, utilizing clips from films like Norah’s Will, Novia Que Te Vea, and Tijuana Jews.

On Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. award-winning jazz guitarist-composer-producer Jaime Valle will play a program of Jazz Latino with Jewish Inspirations at 98 Bottles in Little Italy. The concert will include guest Jazz and Latin singer Coral MacFarland who will perform in Ladino, the Spanish-Jewish dialect spoken by Sephardic Jews. This concert is for ages 21 and over.

The program will conclude with a lecture on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the San Diego Historic Building of Ohr Shalom Synagogue. Radio host- journalist-researcher Enrique Chmelnik will travel from Mexico to offer an historic perspective on the issues of discrimination and tolerance in Mexico in the presentation The Struggle for Tolerance in Mexico.

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¡Celébrate! passes are now available for purchase and includes admission to all three events. Tickets for each individual event can also be purchased separately. Space is limited.

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