by Berenice Cisneros
The Civil War
A Musical Event
The sweeping musical event of life and loss, inspired by the men and women who defined a nation, comes to San Diego on June 26-July 1. This musical received two Tony Award nominations (Best Original Musical and Best Original Score) while playing on Broadway. The talented cast is lead by Grammy Award winner Larry Gatlin. The Civil War is now playing at the San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd Ave. and B street. Tickets are on sale for $24.00-$57.00
Ruby and The Red Hots
The city of Oceanside presents Ruby and The Red Hots, the second of six groups in the Oceanside Sounds in the Park 2001 Concert Series. Ruby is known in San Diego as the 1st class sultry lady of the blues. Ruby is backed by the Red Hot Players, five musicians with years of experience on the blues scene. This is a free Concert and will be held on June 30th, from 5:00 - 7:00pm. at Rancho Del Oro Park. The park is located at College Boulevard and Avenida Empressa.
Celebration of Samoan and Polynesian Music and Dance
Samoan and Polynesian dance and musical groups will enthrall spectators with island sights and sounds at the Sunshine Brooks theater, 2217 Norh Coast Highway, on Saturday June 23rd from 2:00 pm. to 5:00 pm. The program is free and open to the public. This celebration of Samoan and Polynesian Music and Dance is part of Sulu O Le Tautua: A Tribute to American Samoan Art and Cultural Traditions an ongoing collaborative project between the Oceanside Museum of Art and the Oceanside Public Library. For more info, call the Concert Hotline at (760) 435-5570.
EastLake Strikes up the Bands with Free Concerts
The EastLake Company and City of Chula Vista strike up the bands with a free "Summer Sounds 2001" condcert series in Chula Vista Community Park. So bring your blankets and beach chairs for these open-seating performances. Drinks and snacks will be available, with proceeds benefeiting EastLake schools. Scheduled bands are: June 23 4 -5:30 pm. Hemisphere, a six player jazz band; June 30, 5 - 6:30 pm. U.S. Air Force Southwest Band a 35-piece band that plays popular songs; July 28, 5 - 6:30 pm. Power Play a local show band playing salsa and funk music for dancing; August 25, 5 - 6:30 pm. The Heroes, Old-time rock and roll. The park is located at 1060 EastLake Parkway, next to EastLake High School.
The Gospel at Colonus
Soulful, earth-shaking, and thought-provoking, The Gospel at Colonus stages an African American Pentecostal church service inside the sancturary of St.Paul's Cathedral. Only tonight the sermon comes not from the Christian Bible but from that great parable of Greek mythology: the story of Oedipus. Actors and singers, playing both clergy and Greek characters tell the story of Oedipus as a parable on the ways of fate, death, and redemption, while the stage congregation performs as both Greek chorus and gospel choir, preaching, responding, shouting, and testifying. With the poetry of Greek tragedy and Bob Telson's unique fusion of gospel, pop, and soul The Gospel at Colonus creates communal catharsis and forges religious, cultural, and political bonds. Performances begin July 5th. St Paul's Cathedral is located at 2728 6th Ave, San Diego. Ticket prices are $15 general admission and $25 reserved.
Espectacular Festival Internacional de Mariachi en Las Vegas
El Espectacular Festival Internacional De Mariachi En Las Vegas se llevará acabo el Sábado, 8 de Septiembre.
Ahora es el tiempo para comprar los boletos. Este fabuloso evento de talla internacional regresa al mágico mundo de Las Vegas por 11avo año consecutivo. Las tres horas y media de este maravilloso festival serán engalanadas por los mejores mariachis y cantantes de México, Estados Unidos y Venezuela interpretando una de las formas musicales única en su género y reconocida mundialmente, El Mariachi.
Los Mariachis invitados este año son: Mariachi Sol De México de José Henádez, De Los Angeles, Ca., El primer Marichi de América; Mariachi México de Pepe Villa, desde la ciudad de México; Mariachi Los Reyes de México de Francisco González, de Guadalajara, Jalisco México; La danza y el colorido de El Ballet Folklórico San Juan, de Tucson, Arizona; José Luis Rodriguiez "El Puma" y la talentosa y bella Diva Mexicana Ana Barbara.
Los boletos ya están disponibles en los expendios de Ticketmaster o llamando al número (702) 474-4000 en las taquillas del Hotel y Casino Mandalay Bay al 877-632-7400.