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CARLSBAD, Calif. Museum of Making Music

Carlsbad, Calif.--Jan 29: Local Flavor with Jack Tempchin  At 7 PM, the Museum welcomes local songwriting icon Jack Tempchin, whose songwriting credits include "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Slow Dancing (Swaying to the Music)", "Already Gone" and more. Tickets are $12 or $10 for Museum Members and Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. Ticket price includes food and beverage. Beverages generously sponsored by Stone Brewing.

February 3: International Guitar Night

On Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 7 PM, the Museum presents International Guitar Night at the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium in Carlsbad, California. Artists include: Lulo Reinhardt, Stephen Bennett, Brian Gore and Itamar Erez. Tickets are $10.

Feb 13: Pacific Wind Quintet

At 1 PM, The Museum kicks off its 2010 free concert series featuring ensembles from the Coastal Communities Concert Band. First to perform is the Pacific Wind Quintet, performing a mix of popular and classical selections.Members of the trio include bassoonist Arnold Barron, oboist Beverly Haines, clarinetist Jim Reed, hornist Roger Haines and flautist Jessica Yui. This concert is free with a $5 suggested donation.

Apr 17: Moog: The Man I Knew and the Machine I Learned

Join David Borden, composer and founder of Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company (the world’s first synthesizer ensemble), along with performer, composer and arranger Josh Oxford (Ithaca College), for an evening of musical insight, performance, and inspiration. David Borden with Josh Oxford will perform David Borden’s composition “Easter” (1970), with Borden playing on the Moog Voyager and Oxford performing on the MiniMoog.






Past events:


Slide guitarist Bob Brozman's "The World of Slide Guitar and Rhythm" is a special concert in a five part series of exhibition-related events showcasing genres that impacted by slide guitar.  Brozman's fingerwork has been described as staggering, yet full of humor. His collection of hand-tricks that make audiences look for electronic effects are the  product of acoustic genius. This artist's talent for humor and rapport adds spice to his well-seasoned repertoire of music. A lifelong study of ethnomusicology and the global migration of musical styles offer a more true representation of the world music themes that he plays.  Self-taught in over 30 languages, he regularly uses his knowledge of phrases from different languages on stage.

Blues, jazz, Gypsy swing, calypso, hip-hop and ska beats plus timbres from Hawaiian, Indian, African, Japanese Okinawan, Caribbean, and American roots blues make the show an amazing performance woven with the sounds of many cultures. A master of slide, this show spans the global and musical spectrum, with fingerstyle, and percussive guitar, world sounds and songs, humor, wit and entertainment bundled up in one dynamo.


Time: 7 p.m., Cost: $20 general admission. Location: Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Dr., Carlsbad, CA. Call (760) 438-5996, ext. 212.



Where to stay when visiting the concert & music museum: Hampton Inn is one of the better deals in town. Within short distance there are over 20 hotel options that include: Budget to value and affordable options such as Homewood Suites Carlsbad, Courtyard by Marriott Carlsbad, Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, Ramada Carlsbad-by-the-Sea, La Quinta Inn Carlsbad  and Quality Inn & Suites of Carlsbad. Finer hotels and resorts are the earmark of fine accommodations and stays in Carlsbad, a beautiful seaside city in northern San Diego County. If you like the resort feel, check out Four Seasons Resort Aviara, Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa  or La Costa Resort & Spa.


Thing to do include our very favorite: LEGOLAND