by Berenice Cisneros
Joe Jackson Exhibit
The San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum announced today their newest exhibit, featuring a remembrance of baseball legend "Shoeless" Joe Jackson. This exhibit which will be on loan to the Hall of Champions for three weeks only, from July 2 - 23, will feature numerous items including, what has been called the "Holy Grail" of baseball memorabilia, Joe's famous "Black Betsy" bat. This unique rare item is expected to bring in a record price for a baseball artifact, over $1 million when is auctioned on eBay from July 27 through August 6. Museum opens daily from 10:00 - 4:30. Other items include Joe's game worn jersey, baseball gloves and autographed baseballs. For more information contact the San Diego Hall of Champions at 234-2544.
Visit Winnie-the-Pooh and His Friends
Children of all ages will love seeing their favorite characters like Pooh and Piglet singing and dancing live on stage. Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends can be seen at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park from July 6 through July 22. Show times are Fridays at 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Admission prices are $5 - $7 for seniors and children under 15, $7 - $9 for adults. Please call the box office at 619-239-8355 for ticket purchases. For more information visit our website at www.juniortheatre.com.
The following schedule is what we have lined up for the 2001 concert series at Quail Botanical Gardens located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas: July 8 - Peter Sprague, Latin Jazz Group; July 22 - Silverwood, Celtic Music; August 5- Flip Oakes, Traditional Straight Up Jazz; August 19 - Valley BlueGrass Boys, Blue Grass. All concerts are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and include light supper, dessert and coffee with the ticket price of $20. Series tickets for all four concerts are $72.
"Pictures at The Prado"
Romance movies, and dinner under the moon and stars will be featured attractions when "Pictures at The Prado" premieres Saturday, July 7 at The Prado Restaurant Patio Terrace in Balboa Park. Including opening night, the series will run eight consecutive Saturday evenings, through August 25th. Moviegoers will be served a three-course meal at 8 p.m., followed by a classic romance film at 9 p.m. Package costs $50 per person. July 7 - Muriel's Wedding; July 14 - Speepless in Seattle; July 21 - Moonstruck; July 28 - Cinema Paradiso (Italian with English subtitles); August 4 - When Harry Met Sally; August 11 - Casablanca; August 18 - Chocolat; August 25 - Four Weddings and a Funeral. For more information contact Andy Friedenberg at 280-1600, ext. 38.
"Hot Summer Nights"
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego will screen artist Sharon Lockhart's films Teatro Amazonas and Gosh-ogaoka in conjunction with her photographic exhibition at MCA in La Jolla. The films will be screened during "Hot Summer Nights" events on July 5, July 19 and August 30. Attendance at both the film screenings and "Hot Summer Nights" are free with Museum admission. Please call (858) 454-3541 for more information.
Pianist Gustavo Romero
San Diego's well-loved native son, Pianist Gustavo Romero returns to perform a four-concert Beethoven Festival on four Sunday afternoons in July. The concerts will take place at The Neurosciences Institute, located at 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego.
The concerts are being presented in a celebration leading to the 175th anniversary of Beethoven's death. The Summer 2001 Beethoven Festival will be the third time Romero has performed the music of a single composer under the auspices of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. Concerts are scheduled for July 8, 15, 22 and 29. Series of four: $92; Single concerts: $25. VIP tickets with gala post-concert dinners: Series $450; Single $125. More information may be obtained by calling (858) 454-5872.
Gustavo Romero Donates Concert
On Friday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m., San Diego's own internationally renowned pianist, Gustavo Romero, will perform a solo recital at St. Joseph's Cathedral at 1535 Third Ave. in downtown San Diego. Convenient free parking is adjacent to St. Joseph's. The program will feature Chopin's Barcarolle in F-sharp minor, Opus 60, Ballade No. 3 in A-flat, Opus 47, and Schumann's Symphonic Etudes, Opus 13. Tickets are $20 and $35 and are available at www.sdco.org or by calling the SDCO at 1-888-848-7326 ext. 7 or Ticketmaster at 619-220-8497. In an act of generosity, Mr. Romero donated the private concert to the San Diego Chamber Orchestra Guild's annual gala auction in February 2001. A Chamber Orchestra patron bid on the concert, won, and donated the concert back to the Chamber orchestra for a fundraiser.
American Rhythm soars through the best of 20th Century music, touching down on favorite beats from Tin Pan Alley, the Roaring 20s, Big Band, Swing, 50's malt-shop, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Folk, Country, Rock and Roll, Hip Hop and beyond. The tremendous audience response to last summer's American Rhythm has prompted Lamb's Players Theatre to bring the popular musical back to the Lyceum Theatre this summer. Opens July 13 with a definite close date of September 2. Tickets are $19 - $39 and are available by calling the Lamb's Players Theatre Box Office at 437-0600.