By music lovers, for music lovers

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music, Top Stories | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins

Love live music, but can’t stand those bar crowds or coffeehouse clatter? Then check out the Folkey Monkey, a singer-songwriter showcase in Grantville.

“I know there are folks out there who hate paying good money to hear live music only to find, when they get to the venue, a lot of talkative and usually drunk people who have no real interest in listening. These music lovers are who I’ve tried to bring into the Folkey Monkey, and once they’ve experienced it, they really appreciate it,” said Joe Rathburn, the original Monkey.

Final funding push for Lake Murray festival

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

The on-again, off-again saga of Fourth of July fireworks at Lake Murray are apparently back on again, but there are “ifs” involved.

The fireworks went away in 2012, after a 2011 lawsuit against them was filed by an environmental group upset about setting off fireworks over water — especially over water that is to become drinking water.

Hats off to Terri Clark

Posted: February 19th, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music, Top Stories | No Comments

Canadian country star to perform at Sycuan Casino

By J.S. Anderson

Eight-time Canadian Country Music Association winner Terri Clark is coming to Sycuan Casino on March 3 at 8 p.m.

Country fans will recognize her hits “Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie, Too,” “Better Things to Do,” “You’re Easy on the Eyes” and “I Just Wanna Be Made” as well as the 2013 and 2014 Canadian Country Top 40 hits “I’m Movin’ On” and “Some Songs.” According to Clark’s website, her favorite song to perform is the U.S. Country Top 40 hit “No Fear.”

East meets West

Posted: December 18th, 2015 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music, Top Stories | 1 Comment

San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir fuses Indian and Jewish music traditions

By Sara Appel-Lennon

Music is a universal language to join people and narrow cultural differences. The San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir’s new CD, “Kochi” celebrates two cultures by fusing Indian instrumental music with Jewish songs in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino. The result is a toe-tapping, body-swaying, humming-along music experience.