The Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Choir San Diego will perform on Sunday, February 19, at 2:30 pm at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center. Under the direction of Pastor Ken Anderson, this accomplished ensemble will perform a varied program from their repertoire of primarily traditional and contemporary spirituals and gospel music. This concert of inspirational and uplifting music, presented in honor of Black History Month, is part of the monthly “Pleasure of Your Company” music series sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library. There is no charge for the concert, although donations are appreciated. Meet the singers at a complimentary post-concert reception. Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center is located at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive near Miramar Lake. Overflow parking is available on Meanley Drive off Scripps Ranch Blvd.
Master performer Brain Gore returns to the Center for another critically acclaimed performance celebrating the world’s finest guitarists! This brilliant acoustic extravaganza features Gore along with a new cast of celebrated guitar luminaries including Luca Stricagnoli, Chrystian Dozza, and Debashis Bhattacharya.
Hailing from Veracruz, Mexico, the Villalobos Brothers are acclaimed as one of today’s leading contemporary Mexican ensembles. The violin trio draws on many genres including San Jarocho, jazz, rock, and blues. These classically trained virtuosos deliver a signature style known as “Fast-Chatting Violin,” for a mesmerizing brew of brilliance, cadence and virtuosity.
The Karamu offers events and activities for people of all ages, including crafts and performances by the Martin Luther King Jr. Choir, the STEAM Academy Jazz Band and the Black Storytellers Association of San Diego. Community information booths will offer a variety of informational handouts, health screenings and other resources. This year, representatives from various local colleges will provide information on higher education. The library will have free opportunity drawings throughout the event. Parking is limited so plan accordingly.
Center favorites The TEN Tenors are back, celebrating their 20th Anniversary with an all-new rock-opera show, The Power of TEN! Taking on the most dynamic songs in the world, the “Vocal Wonders from Down Under” will soar through classical arias and give rock anthems an exhilarating and unique sound for an electrifying night of world-class entertainment.
Four-time Grammy Award winner and slack key guitar virtuoso George Kahumoko Jr. is known as Hawaii’s Renaissance Man. Kahumoko will take the stage with slack key guitarist Kawika Kahiapo and instrumentalist Nathan Aweau to perform a distinctly Hawaiian style of open tunings, along with stories and light-hearted entertainment.
Grammy Award winning husband and wife duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn take the stage together to perform music from their debut album. The celebrated banjo players demonstrate seemingly unlimited rhythmic, tonal, and melodic capabilities showcasing the banjo’s versatility for a one-of-a-kind pairing with one-of-a-kind possibilities.