All stories by George Varga on BroadwayStars

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sandbox Percussion Quartet beats unusual musical path by George Varga

The Sandbox Percussion Quartet, which makes it San Diego debut Wednesday, combines virtuosity with vision, wit and an intriguing array of percussion instruments. It includes drums, marimbas,…

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 04:00PM
Friday, September 30, 2016

Aleck Karis piano concert to explore diverse musical range by George Varga

[email protected] concert, featuring pianist Aleck Karis 7 p.m. Wednesday. Conrad Prebys Concert Hall,UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. $10-15; free student rush (one hour before concert).(85…

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 11:15AM
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Lady Gaga set to perform at Super Bowl halftime show by George Varga

Lady Gaga has announced she'll be performing at the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 5. At 5 p.m. Thursday, the pop and jazz vocal star tweeted:  It's not an illusion. The rumors are t…

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 08:30PM
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Grammy winners Kamau Kenyatta and Gregory Porter share tight musical bond by George Varga

Van Morrison, Hubert Laws, Don Was and Jamie Cullum are just a few of the luminaries who sing the praises of former San Diego State University-student-turned-Grammy-Award-winning singer Gr…

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 12:00PM
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Mavericks live up to their name, musically by George Varga

The stylistically diverse band from Miami will release a live album in October and a new studio album in April

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 07:37PM
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Imperial Ave. Street Fest promises musical treats by George Varga

The free Saturday fete will feature an array of musical talent, including Grammy-winner Poncho Sanchez and his band

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 11:00AM
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Frankie Valli talks music, ‘Jersey Boys’ & the mob by George Varga

The vocal legend, now 82, still tours and records. He reflects on his colorful career in this new interview.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 12:33PM
Friday, July 1, 2016

Boy George reflects on music, life, food and golf by George Varga

At 55, the Culture Club singer is finally feeling grounded. H and the band perform Saturday in Baja.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 11:27AM
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Watch Carole King’s joy as Aretha Franklin sings by George Varga

The singer-songwriter almost levitated as Franklin sang to her at Kennedy Center Honors

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 08:56PM
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Bulletproof Stockings hope for long musical run by George Varga

Bulletproof Stockings, the world’s first all-woman Hasidic Jewish indie-rock band.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 01:41PM
Friday, December 4, 2015

Bad Plus Joshua Redman a heady musical pairing by George Varga

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman an inspired artistic pairing for jazz veterans.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 12:21AM
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Life's a cabaret for Monkees' Micky Dolenz by George Varga

After performing his Monkees-themed show at Sycuan, Micky Dolenz turns toward Broadway.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 08:02PM
Sunday, June 21, 2015

Adam Lambert talks music, fame and pride by George Varga

Adam Lambert discusses fame, Queen his San Diego music theater days & not compromising.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 07:25PM
Saturday, June 13, 2015

‘Motown’ musical: Nostaglia trumps nuance by George Varga

'Motown: The Musical" is thin on plot & dramatic depth, but rich with musical nostalgia.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 11:14AM
Friday, May 15, 2015

B.B. King: Watch 5 great performances by George Varga

Remembering B.B. King at his best: Watch five classic performances by the vibrant blues icon.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 01:23PM
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Help fund Sarah Brightman's space voyage! by George Varga

Is 'Cats' star Sarah Brightman balking at $52 million cost for space voyage? Kickstarter!

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 03:32PM
Friday, April 17, 2015

'Duck Dynasty' musical debuts in Vegas by George Varga

The reviews are in: It's one quack up for the 'Duck Dynasty' stage musical in Las Vegas.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 02:35PM
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Harry Connick, Jr., announces 2015 tour by George Varga

"American Idol's" Harry Connick, Jr., will start his 2015 concert tour in San Diego.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 11:33AM
Saturday, April 4, 2015

Brian Wilson on his music, biopic & 'genius' by George Varga

Surf's still up for the music legend, who recently sat down for a chat in Hollywood.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 02:05PM
Thursday, April 2, 2015

David Bowie returning to Broadway (or nearby) by George Varga

David Bowie is making his 1976 movie, 'The Man Who Fell to Earth,' into a stage musical

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 06:32PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015

Molly Ringwald: Jazzy in pink by George Varga

Before she became an actress, Molly Ringwald was a jazz singer. Now, she's singing again.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 09:00AM
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Gregory Page readies musical triple-play by George Varga

Oui oui! Award-winning San Diego troubadour will assume a lyrical French accent Sunday.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 09:00AM
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Liberace hologram show is Las Vegas-bound by George Varga

The glittery entertainer, a Las Vegas icon, will be featured in a 'live' hologram show.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 07:03PM
Monday, November 24, 2014

Idina Menzel announces North American tour by George Varga

Let it go: 'Frozen' star is hitting the road for big tour and San Diego is on her itinerary.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 11:25AM
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Barry Manilow announces farewell tour by George Varga

Oh, Mandy! He came and he went, and now Barry's coming again for one final tour.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 11:23AM
Monday, November 17, 2014

Bruce Hornsby sets Balboa Theatre solo show by George Varga

The price of each concert ticket will also include a copy of his new 2-CD live album.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 09:00AM

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