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September 13, 1993 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
"Now, this is what I call a party," said the man with the black Chargers cap, waving a beer in toast Saturday night as he stood by the Louisiana Heritage stage near the end of the 10th annual San Diego Street Scene. There was still 90 minutes left before the warm, invigorating two-day music and food fair concluded, but the 32-year-old North County machinist was calling it a night.
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August 3, 2006 | Steve Baltin
If they mount a music festival in 2006 and Kanye West doesn't show up, is it still a festival? After his triumphant appearance at Coachella this past April, the loquacious talent has been as popular at festivals as misting fans. To wit, thus far in 2006, he's touched the sky at Roskilde (Denmark), Quart (Norway), the Cool Jazz Fest (Lisbon), the Stockholm Jazz Fest, the Heineken Open'er (Gdynia, Poland) and the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2006
Street lineup: Tool and Kanye West head a lineup that includes AFI, Snoop Dogg, Modest Mouse, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Queens of the Stone Age, My Chemical Romance, Wu Tang Clan and Sean Paul at the 22nd San Diego Street Scene. The festival, planned for the second year in the parking lots adjacent to Qualcomm Stadium, is Aug. 4 and 5; tickets went on sale Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2006
Street lineup: Tool and Kanye West head a lineup that includes AFI, Snoop Dogg, Modest Mouse, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Queens of the Stone Age, My Chemical Romance, Wu Tang Clan and Sean Paul at the 22nd San Diego Street Scene. The festival, planned for the second year in the parking lots adjacent to Qualcomm Stadium, is Aug. 4 and 5; tickets went on sale Monday.
NEWS
September 4, 2003 | Steve Baltin
What began as a one-day, two-stage block party in 1984 that drew 3,500 has evolved into California's largest music festival. The 20th edition of San Diego Street Scene will feature nine stages over 12 city blocks; a diverse music lineup that includes R.E.M., the Sex Pistols and Macy Gray; crowds in excess of 100,000; and carnival and food fare. Oh -- and there will be a whole lotta L.A.
NEWS
August 3, 2006 | Steve Baltin
If they mount a music festival in 2006 and Kanye West doesn't show up, is it still a festival? After his triumphant appearance at Coachella this past April, the loquacious talent has been as popular at festivals as misting fans. To wit, thus far in 2006, he's touched the sky at Roskilde (Denmark), Quart (Norway), the Cool Jazz Fest (Lisbon), the Stockholm Jazz Fest, the Heineken Open'er (Gdynia, Poland) and the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2003 | Geoff Boucher
You can hardly call the San Diego Street Scene a well-kept secret -- after all, the event starting Friday is expected to pack close to 100,000 revelers into the city's historic Gaslamp Quarter over its three days -- but somehow the show remains off the radar of many Angelenos. For this 19th year of the Scene, the decidedly eclectic lineup includes 80 acts, among them R.E.M.
NEWS
July 28, 2005 | Steve Baltin, Special to The Times
When R.E.M. headlined San Diego Street Scene two years ago, it was a seminal moment in the rock 'n' roll festival's history. The event, born in 1984 as a local party with two shows headlined by X, the Blasters and Los Lobos, had become, almost two decades later, a player on the national landscape. No disrespect to the great R.E.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 1993 | MONICA YANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rob Hagey, founder and producer of the San Diego Street Scene, still marvels at the growth of the festival he conceived 10 years ago after producing jazz concerts in old buildings in a run-down part of the city. "If I was to say back (then) that I would be responsible for what is now 84 acts, 13 stages and a million-dollar budget, I would have said, 'No, thank you. I'll stick to tennis.' "In the early years, it was, 'What can I do to lure people down here?' " Hagey said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2005 | Robert Hilburn, Times Staff Writer
Volumes have been written about how great music can set your heart and mind racing, but why are we all also suckers for songs that are just ridiculously catchy? Is there a hidden gene that makes us fall in love with anything by ABBA? How can you help but smile at even the mention of "Dancing Queen"?
NEWS
July 28, 2005 | Steve Baltin, Special to The Times
When R.E.M. headlined San Diego Street Scene two years ago, it was a seminal moment in the rock 'n' roll festival's history. The event, born in 1984 as a local party with two shows headlined by X, the Blasters and Los Lobos, had become, almost two decades later, a player on the national landscape. No disrespect to the great R.E.M.
NEWS
September 4, 2003 | Steve Baltin
What began as a one-day, two-stage block party in 1984 that drew 3,500 has evolved into California's largest music festival. The 20th edition of San Diego Street Scene will feature nine stages over 12 city blocks; a diverse music lineup that includes R.E.M., the Sex Pistols and Macy Gray; crowds in excess of 100,000; and carnival and food fare. Oh -- and there will be a whole lotta L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2003 | Geoff Boucher
You can hardly call the San Diego Street Scene a well-kept secret -- after all, the event starting Friday is expected to pack close to 100,000 revelers into the city's historic Gaslamp Quarter over its three days -- but somehow the show remains off the radar of many Angelenos. For this 19th year of the Scene, the decidedly eclectic lineup includes 80 acts, among them R.E.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 1993 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
"Now, this is what I call a party," said the man with the black Chargers cap, waving a beer in toast Saturday night as he stood by the Louisiana Heritage stage near the end of the 10th annual San Diego Street Scene. There was still 90 minutes left before the warm, invigorating two-day music and food fair concluded, but the 32-year-old North County machinist was calling it a night.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2005 | Robert Hilburn, Times Staff Writer
Volumes have been written about how great music can set your heart and mind racing, but why are we all also suckers for songs that are just ridiculously catchy? Is there a hidden gene that makes us fall in love with anything by ABBA? How can you help but smile at even the mention of "Dancing Queen"?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1992
Can the Gaslamp Quarter successfully accommodate two mammoth, completely different street events on consecutive weekends in September? Rob Hagey, producer of the San Diego Street Scene, is convinced it cannot, especially if the proposed relocation of the Del Mar Grand Prix plops the auto race down on Labor Day--the weekend before Hagey's annual music and food festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 1993 | MONICA YANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rob Hagey, founder and producer of the San Diego Street Scene, still marvels at the growth of the festival he conceived 10 years ago after producing jazz concerts in old buildings in a run-down part of the city. "If I was to say back (then) that I would be responsible for what is now 84 acts, 13 stages and a million-dollar budget, I would have said, 'No, thank you. I'll stick to tennis.' "In the early years, it was, 'What can I do to lure people down here?' " Hagey said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1992
Can the Gaslamp Quarter successfully accommodate two mammoth, completely different street events on consecutive weekends in September? Rob Hagey, producer of the San Diego Street Scene, is convinced it cannot, especially if the proposed relocation of the Del Mar Grand Prix plops the auto race down on Labor Day--the weekend before Hagey's annual music and food festival.
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