The City: Top to BottomEntertainment News, Section 4A, The City: Top to Bottom Thursday, August 27th, 2015
thursday, aug. 27
Faithfully – A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Journey
From “the city by the Bay” to international rock stardom, Journey truly was one of the powerhouse arena rock acts of the 1980s. They created the anthems of a generation. Relive the 1980s with Journey’s hit songs “Open Arms,” “Who’s Crying Now” – and the enduring “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Hear those classics as performed by Faithfully, a tribute band as big and bold as the original.
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $20, 619-235-0804, sandiegosymphony.org
friday, aug. 28
Allison Adams Tucker
With a voice “supple as silk” (eJazzNews), and “mesmerizing, whether in English, Japanese, French” (GirlSingers.org), multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker creates a unique montage of jazz-driven melodies and rhythms in six languages that is turning heads. From Brazilian to straight ahead, French chansons to Mediterranean and beyond – ”expect the unexpected.” (Scott Yanow)The Allison Adams Tucker Quartet features Danny Green, piano, Justin Grinnell, bass and Julien Cantelm, drums.
Croce’s Park West, 2760 Fifth Ave. in San Diego, 7p.m., $10 cover, 619-233-4355, crocesparkwest.com
saturday, aug. 29
Raised in Wyomissing, Penn., Taylor Swift moved to Nashville, Tenn., at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. The release of Swift’s self-titled debut album in 2006 established her as a country music star. Her third single, “Our Song,” made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a No. 1 song on the Hot Country Songs chart. She received a Best New Artist nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd. in San Diego, 5 p.m., for more information and ticket availability visit taylorswift.com/events/302283
sunday, aug. 30
Originally from Peoria, Ill. Stellita now lives in America’s Finest City. Growing up in a musical household, she was exposed to a range of sound; including jazz and blues, Motown, R & B, rock, and country. Influenced by hypnotic voices like Billie Holiday, Diana Ross, Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole and later – Sade, Luther Vandross and Whitney Houston, Stellita now gives performances that are reminiscent of old times, infused with the soul of today!
Humphreys Backstage Live, 2241 Shelter Island Dr. in San Diego, 10 a.m., 619-224-3577, humphreysbackstagelive.com
monday, aug. 31
Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed
Discover what archaeologists know about the ancient Maya as well as the unresolved questions they continue to investigate. Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed explores the fascinating social, natural, and spiritual realms of the ancient Maya through the eyes of powerful kings and queens and the lesser-known people who were the backbone of Maya society. Explore the richness of Maya culture by examining centuries-old authentic artifacts, traditions, and worldview. Experience immersive life-size recreations of classic Maya architecture, and explore the hidden worlds of the Maya past and present.
San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., adult tickets $29, 619-232-3821, sdnhm.org
tuesday, sept. 1
Belinda Jo Carlisle is an American singer who gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of The Go-Go’s, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time. The group sold more than seven million albums in just three years and she later went on to have a successful solo career with hits such as “Mad About You”, “I Get Weak”, “Circle in the Sand”, “Leave a Light On” and “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” among others, which were major successes in the United States and the United Kingdom as well as internationally.
Sycuan Casino, 5485 Casino Way in El Cajon, 8 p.m., tickets from $50, 1-800-2-SYCUAN, sycuan.com
wednesday, sept. 2
San Diego’s longest running home-grown musical hit is back! Mixtape is a massively entertaining collection of your favorite memories of the ’80s, with the music of Journey, Duran Duran, Peter Gabriel, The Cure, Dire Straits, Sting, Madonna, the B52s, Michael Jackson … and much more. It’s a celebration of that most awesome of decades, performed by a multi-talented cast and San Diego’s hottest band!
Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $32, 619-437-6000, lambsplayers.org
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