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ARTICLE: Where to eat near La Jolla’s new Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Michele Parente
April 4, 2019

With its gorgeous setting, landmark restaurants and top-line chefs, La Jolla has long been one of the region’s top dining destinations.

But as neighborhoods like Little Italy, North Park and Carlsbad have edged it out for culinary cachet, La Jolla isn’t always the first place that pops into hungry non-La Jollans’ minds.

Friday’s opening of the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center is sure to change that tune. The $82 million, state-of-the-art venue is the new home of the La Jolla Music Society and will also host a world-class roster of performers.

If you’re planning to eat up all that culture and it’s been a while since you’ve been to La Jolla — or are looking for a new place to try — here’s our first-string list of where to dine.

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PREVIEW: Eclectic musical offerings set for new Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

The San Diego Union-Tribune
George Varga
April 3, 2019

And then what?

This weekend will see the gala opening of the La Jolla Music Society’s $82 million Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, where more than a dozen artists are set to perform between Friday and Sunday. They range from pop vocal star Seal and ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro to such classical mainstays as Hilary Hahn, Wu Han, the Miro Quartet and Inon Barnatan, the new music director of the society’s annual SummerFest.

But that’s just the start of what is being billed as the “Coming Home Festival.”

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ARTICLE: $82M Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center debuts Friday

La Jolla Light
George Varga, Corey Levitan
April 2, 2019

When opportunity came knocking for the La Jolla Music Society to launch the most ambitious and expensive undertaking in the organization’s history, it came in the form of a wrecking ball.

In 2012, the society learned that Sherwood Auditorium in La Jolla would be torn down and rebuilt as a large exhibition gallery by its owner, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

The society had rented the 492-seat auditorium every August since 1986 for its acclaimed SummerFest chamber-music extravaganza. It had also used the auditorium for fall, winter and spring concerts. Sherwood’s closure could have been a crippling, if not fatal, blow.

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ARTICLE: La Jolla Music Society’s Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center set to open with a splash — and an $82 million price tag

The San Diego Union-Tribune
George Varga
March 31, 2019

When opportunity came knocking for the La Jolla Music Society to launch the most ambitious and expensive undertaking in the organization’s history, it came in the form of a wrecking ball.

In 2012, the society learned that Sherwood Auditorium in La Jolla would be torn down and rebuilt as a large exhibition gallery by its owner, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

The society had rented the 492-seat auditorium every August since 1986 for its acclaimed SummerFest chamber-music extravaganza. It had also used the auditorium for fall, winter and spring concerts. Sherwood’s closure could have been a crippling, if not fatal, blow.

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ARTICLE: La Jolla Music Society’s Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center set to open with a splash — and an $82 million price tag 2019-03-31T09:16:42+00:00

PREVIEW: Top music picks in San Diego: Gary Clark Jr., Chris Thile, Morgan James, Father John Misty and more

The San Diego Union-Tribune
George Varga
March 24, 2019

Fresh from his latest Grammy Award victory in February, mandolin master Chris Thile is a San Diego native and co-founder of the bands Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers. His solo concerts usually mix original compositions, Bach cantatas and bluegrass staples into an intoxicating blend.

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PREVIEW: Top music picks in San Diego: Gary Clark Jr., Chris Thile, Morgan James, Father John Misty and more 2019-03-25T11:36:02+00:00

PREVIEW: Top classical music picks in San Diego: Anoushka Shankar, San Diego Opera, Anthony Davis, Mainly Mozart Festival and more

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Beth Wood
March 24, 2019

Internationally renowned sitar player and composer Shankar, a former Encinitas resident, is as expert playing classical ragas she learned from her late father, Ravi Shankar, as she is with more contemporary styles.

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PREVIEW: Top classical music picks in San Diego: Anoushka Shankar, San Diego Opera, Anthony Davis, Mainly Mozart Festival and more 2019-03-25T11:34:08+00:00

PREVIEW: Top dance picks in San Diego: Malashock Dance, San Diego Ballet, Mojalet Dance Collective and more

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Marcia Manna
March 24, 2019

The athletic and vibrant Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates its 60th anniversary with a San Diego tour stop. Two performances, each with a different collection of repertory, makes it hard to choose which day to see this must-see show. Tuesday’s lineup includes Robert Battle’s work “Ella,” a tribute to jazz great Ella Fitzgerald with steps that trace her scat singing. Wednesday focuses on the timeless dances of the late Ailey. Both shows, however, include the inspiring masterpiece, “Revelations.”

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PREVIEW: Top dance picks in San Diego: Malashock Dance, San Diego Ballet, Mojalet Dance Collective and more 2019-03-25T11:31:38+00:00

PREVIEW: Spring classical picks: Mahler’s Eighth, Hannigan’s Ojai and ‘Central Park Five’

Los Angeles Times 
Mark Swed
March 21, 2019

La Jolla Music Society promises a new world-class concert hall, a 500-seat theater designed by Epstein Joslin Architects with acoustics by Yasuhisa Toyota. It opens with a wide-ranging gala that includes violinist Hilary Hahn, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, ukulele phenomenon Jake Shimabukuro and dancer Lil Buck.

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PREVIEW: Spring classical picks: Mahler’s Eighth, Hannigan’s Ojai and ‘Central Park Five’ 2019-03-22T16:23:49+00:00

PREVIEW: Tour celebrates the legacy of Alvin Ailey, whose dance company turns 60 this year

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Marcia Manna
March 21, 2019

Robert Battle likens the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s diverse repertory to a buffet of delicious dance offerings.

The company is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a San Diego tour stop next week and Battle is its third artistic director, chosen in 2011 by Judith Jamison, who took over for Ailey when he died in 1989.

The New York-based company presents two evenings of dance, presented by the La Jolla Music Society. Both nights feature the moving masterpiece “Revelations,” a work created by Ailey in 1960, set to a suite of spirituals that reflect all of the emotions of worship, from angst to joyous gratitude.

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PREVIEW: Seal to perform during Conrad Opening Weekend

SDNEWS.COM
Emily Blackwood
March 13, 2019

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center will be opening it’s doors to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility and home of the La Jolla Music Society just in time for its 50th anniversary present to itself and the community — a performance by Seal.

On April 5, 6, and 7, LJMS will host three inaugural gala concerts to celebrate the Conrad’s $82 million, 49,000-square foot renovation, which includes two new, cutting-edge performance spaces: the Baker-Baum 513-seat concert hall and 2,000 square-for multiple purpose performance space, THE JAI. Leah Rosenthal, the LJMS director of programming, said the new performance spaces open up more opportunities for the society to pursue.

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PREVIEW: Seal to perform during Conrad Opening Weekend 2019-03-15T13:31:50+00:00