February 16, 2001
by Berenice Cisneros
A Tribute to a Living Legend
The African American Museum of Fine Arts (AAMFA) is proud to present its Black History month Exhibition at the Lyceum Theatre during the month of February, "A Tribute to a Living Legend: The Works of Eddie Edwards". This year we give tribute to Eddie Edwards and hope to garner support from the community at large in efforts to assist Mr. Edwards in his quest to prepare for a renal transplant.
The community is invited to join AAMFA and the KUUMBA Festival for a reception on Friday, February 16, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the downstairs gallery of the Lyceum Theatre. For more information call 582-1227 or 921-5507.
`Canta Conmigo' Concert
Top California bilingual singer/composer Juanita Ulloa will perform for one day, offering a family concert of Mexican rancheras and original bilingual songs at Edumate on Saturday, February 17 at 2pm Edumate is located at 2231 Morena Blvd. in San Diego.
Ulloa is a published author, performer and educator with Silver Burdett Ginn of Pearson Education, in addition to being a former opera singer now performing boleros and mariachi favorites. There is no admission fee. For more information, call 275-7117.
Stories from the Grave
The San Diego Museum of Man's new exhibit will offer something the whole family can dig. Skeletal remains will reveal fascinating stories from the past during The Bones Don't Lie: Stories from the Grave," starting Feb. 17 and running through Jan 27, 2002.
Hundreds of human bones, artifacts and related research tools will be assembled as part of this exhibit. The exhibit will be broken into several key areas that will explore everything from bone recovery and identification techniques to uncovering evidence of nutrition, disease and trauma to the use of skulls and bones imagery in popular culture. There ill also be a variety of hands-on learning and interactive displays. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For further information, please call 239-2001.
African, American Songs
"Wing," a master conga drummer and percussionist, will present a unique program of African and American songs and rhythms using conga drums and assorted percussion instruments. Audience participation is encouraged at his fun combination of entertainment and information for all ages. This free program ill begin at 2 p.m. in the Rosemary Lane Galeria of the South Branch of the Chula Vista Public Library, 389 Orange Avenue. For more information, call 585-5755.
Native American Flutist
Bill Neal, a Native American Flutist, will perform at the Oceanside Civic Center Community Room Saturday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this spirited performance are $6 to benefit the Friends of the Library and are now on sale at the Friends' Bookstore and the Library Administration Office, Civic Center Library. For further information on this program, call 435-5570.
Returning to San Diego Opera in the role of Méphistop-héles, one of his signature roles, is Italian bass-baritone Ferru-ccio Furlanetto, last seen in the title role of Don Giovanni in San Diego in 2000. He is one of the leading bass-baritones in the French and Italian repertoire. Furlanetto has sung at all the great houses of the world including Milan's La Scala, the Vienna Stage Opera and the Metropolitan Opera and is also extensively represented on recordings. He has a rich quality, fully tinged with darkness in the lower registers, yet supple enough for the heights.
Mexican tenor Octavio Arévalo make his United States debut in the title role of Faust. This exciting young singer studied voice in Munich, where he made his professional debut and went on to perform many of the major tenor roles in the repertoire. He has also sung at the Vienna Summer Festival, Royal Danish Opera, L'Opéra de Paris Bastille, in Santiago de Chile, in Zurich and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Joining Furlanetto is Polish soprano Izabela Labuda as Marguerite. She made her San Diego Opera debut in 2000 as Mimí in La bohéme. The opera opening Saturday, February 17 will be performed in French with English translations projected above the stage. Following performances will be February 20, 23, 25, 28. Single ticket prices are $33, $49, $81, $82, $102 and $124 and also by 3, 4 or 5-opera subscriptions. For more information, call 232-7636.
Fun, Familias and Food!
Tardeada en el parque! Come together under the sun from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, February 18, at Grant Hill Park, to enjoy the day, relax and share ideas with others regarding a plan to beautify and reconnect our barrios. The day will feature activities for youth, a basketball tournament, DJs, performances, spoken word and representatives from numerous grass roots organizations. For more information, call 899-7521. The park is located at the corner of 26th and J St., Sherman Heights.
Angela Hewitt Performs
The La Jolla Chamber Music Society's Piano Series continues with a performance by Angela Hewitt on Thursday, February 22, at 8:00 p.m. in Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art, in San Diego, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla. Angela continues to captivate and charm audiences around the world with her musicianship and virtuosity. Since her triumph in the 1985 Toronto International Bach Piano Competition, and her subsequent Bach recording for Deutsche Grammophon, Ms. Hewitt has been hailed as the Bach pianist par excellence of her generation. Tickets for this performance are $35, $50 and $60. For ticket purchases or more information, call 858-459-3728.
Ensenada's 83rd Annual Carnaval
The stage is set for Baja California's largest cultural event of the year, as the 83rd annual Carnaval will take place Feb. 22-27 along 12 downtown Ensenada city blocks located along the coast of Ensenada Bay. Carnaval will feature a wide variety of entertainment and activities, many of them free, including live music, parades, dancing, street parties, shopping, children's activities and carnival rides.
Each evening from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. guests will enjoy live music, drinks, entertainment and shopping. Musical bands from Brazil, Germany, Cuba and other countries will perform on three separate stages. Ensenada is located within a one-hour drive from the U.S.-Mexico border. To reach Ense-nada, take the I-5 or I-805 to the border to Tijuana. After crossing, follow the Rosarito-Ensenada-Cuota signs to the Scenic Toll Road. Continue down the scenic, oceanfront highway and follow the signs into downtown Ensenada. For more information on Carnaval, call 1-800-310-9687.