November 10, 2000
by Berenice Cisneros
For Love or Country
The true story of a man torn between love for his family, passion for music, and a dream of a better life in America, the HBO Films presentation, For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story starring Andy Garcia, is coming to you in November. This is the story of a brilliant Cuban trumpet player, who sacrifices his opportunity to defect when he falls in love with Marianela, a beautiful government employee loyal to the state, and resolves to provide his family with the best life possible under the oppressive Castro government. But when he is no longer able to perform the music he loves, Sandoval and his wife devise a desperate plan to defect with the help of music legend Dizzy Gillespie. The Soundtrack which features new and classic material as performed by Sandoval and company, is already in stores.
Stand and Deliver
The stage adaptation of the film Stand and Deliver will perform at Palomar College's Howard Brubeck Theatre from November 10-19. This uplifting, true story focuses attention on the human drama of struggle in today's urban schools. Stand and Deliver is set in Garfield High School in the "barrio" of East Los Angeles. Jaime Escalante, an idealistic teacher, arrives to teach computer science, however the funding for the computers did not come through so he teaches math instead. He motivates the students with a combination of high expectations and faith in their ability to achieve excellence. Reserved seat tickets are $10 for general audience, $8 for staff and seniors, and $6 for students. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. on November 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 and 2:00 p.m. on November 12 and 19. The Howard Brubeck Theatre is located on the Palomar College main campus at 1140 West Mission Road. For tickets and information call the box office at (760) 744-1150 ext. 2453.
A Spanish-language drama, set in Spain, about the troubled relationship shared by an irritable young alcoholic cleaning lady struggling to stay afloat in the city and her quiet mother, who leaves her abusive husband in the countryside to help her pregnant daughter. Solas Opens Friday, November 10th at Landmark's La Jolla Village Cinemas, located at 8879 Villa la Jolla Drive. For more information, call (858) 453-7831.
The dancers of Noche Fla-menca are like flames flaring up out of darkness, where passion and sensuality are key to their performances. Noche Flamenca performs at 7:30 p.m. November 11 in Mandeville Auditorium at the University of California, San Diego. Its a flamenco troupe that hammers energy and that elusive, untranslatable quality to the soul, duende, to the floor with tremendous style. Tickets are $25 general admission; $22 for UCSD faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $18 for students. Tickets are available at UCSD Box Office, (858) 534-8497.
Students enrolled in Christian Youth Theater's (CYT) Fall 2000 classes will present seven musical theater productions for family audiences, to be presented at theater venues across San Diego County and in the Temecula Valley. Each production features student performers and stage crew ranging in age from 8 to 18 in a fully-staged musical, guaranteed to offer quality, live theater for audiences of all ages to enjoy.
Beauty and the Beast at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, located at 349 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, November 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 7:00 p.m. and November 11, 18 & 19 at 2:00 p.m.; Babes in Toyland at the La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, November 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 6:00 p.m. and November 11, 18 & 19 at 2:00 p.m.; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, November 10 & 11 at 7:00 p.m. & November 11 & 12 at 2:00 p.m. Performances will be at Murrieta Town Hall, 41810 Juniper Road, Murrieta.
Pianist Anthony Padilla
The La Jolla Chamber Music Society's 2000-2001 Discovery Series opens on Sunday, November 12 with a performance by pianist Anthony Padilla at 3:00 p.m. in Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla. Mr. Padilla will perform works by Franck, Bach, Mozart, Chopin and Copland. Pianist Anthony Padilla is recognized internationally for performances of enormous freshness, vitality and poetry. He is the top prize-winner in this year's Concert Artists Guild Competition. Performing since age nine, he made his debut with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra in 1983. He has since become a popular guest artist with orchestras and at concert series throughout the United States and abroad. Tickets are just $15 for adults and $5 for students. For tickets to all Series, information, or to receive a free brochure, call (858) 459-3728.
Food Event Coming to San Diego
The nation's most popular celebrity chef tour comes to San Diego for the first time on Sunday, November 12 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Food Network Live, is a fun-filled afternoon event featuring sample dishes from the city's hottest restaurants and product samplings from the network's family of national sponsors. In addition, the event features live cooking demos by favorite Food Network personalities, wine and champagne tastings, cookbook sales, autographs, live music and more. There will also be a live Ready... Set... Cook! competition in which local chefs will prepare gourmet dishes in just 18 minutes, using only $10 worth of groceries. Come join us at the San Diego Concourse, located at 202 C Street, San Diego. Tickets are $20 each (plus a service charge of $3.50 per ticket). Also available at San Diego County Vons supermarkets at the discounted price of $16.
Explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appealing to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments - matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps - to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Come see what Stomp is all about on November 14-19 at the San Diego Civic Theatre, Third Avenue and B Street. Ticket prices range from $17.00 - $65.00 and may be purchased by calling 570-1100.
Guatemalan Weaver Returns
Acclaimed Guatemalan weaver Rafaela Godinez makes a return appearance at the San Diego Museum of Man, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wed., Nov. 15 - Sun. Nov. 19, for a special exhibition, demonstration and sale. From beautiful textiles, wall hangings, tablecloths and other objects, all ideal for holiday gifts will be for sale during the five day event. For further information, call 239-2001.
Cuadro de la Revolución
The Ballet Folklorico en Aztlán will present their annual multimedia dance/theatre production of Cuadro de la Revolución. This event will be held at the Centro Cultural de la Raza Theatre in Balboa Park, on Friday, November 17, and Saturday, November 18 at 8 p.m. It will feature compositions based in the historical music and songs of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 as well as, new music of the Norte Style from the group Fusible, of Tijuana. Tickets are $8 - $10 and are available at the Centro.