It seems fitting that this year’s jazz series, staged at The Auditorium at TSRI (The Scripps Ranch Institute), is a multigenerational showcase of talent, with a group of hard-bop legends opening the series, followed by a quintet led by two established players and concluding with a more contemporary, younger sax man.
Musicians should be paid fairly for their work. It's this struggle that's at the center of SDSU professor Michael James Roberts' new book, Tell Tchaikovsky the News: Rock 'n' Roll, the Labor Question and the Musicians Union, 1942-1968.
Records Collecting Dust centers on the vast vinyl collections of big-name indie musicians and features interviews with people like Jello Biafra, Mike Watt and Keith Morris, as well as locals like Justin Pearson, John Reis and Mario Rubalcaba.
“The ’90s were definitely the era of women with broken backs,” says San Diego comic-book artist Alejandro “Alé” Garza, referring to the extremely exaggerated female caricatures of the era, with breasts so large that it seems inconceivable that they could also fight super-villains.
Beltrán is quick to remind people that Voz Alta was never meant to end. Nor was it meant to be stationary. It started as a poetry space at 917 E St. until the construction of Petco Park all but forced it to move to another location in East Village
“In my paintings, I like to explore themes of isolation, disconnection and hypocrisy, all within grander themes of love, religion and society,” says Krissy Fernandez, who grew up in the Philippines and Guam before moving to San Diego.