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A Baker's Dozen: Balboa Birthday Bash Cake—How Shall I Bake Thee? Let Me Count the Ways

by Dianne Boate

In 1926, Stalin was coming to power; Lindbergh set a flying record; Mr. Cobb, who owned The Brown Derby, invented a timeless salad, naming it after himself; and—oh, yes!—the Balboa Theater began life here in San Francisco. 455 more words


Balboa Bash!

The Balboa Theatre in San Francisco celebrates its 89th year of showing films by recreating a night at the movies during the jazz age. Travel back in time, dress accordingly and join the party. 755 more words


New Doors Single Benefits All Tribes

You have to hand it to the Doors’ drummer John Densmore: For over 40 years he’s refused to cave-in to requests from advertisers to use his band’s music in commercials when artists of… 483 more words

Jim Morrison

10) 91 Rocks

Since the majority of my high school friends were in the class of 1991, I accumulated more ephemera in this year. We saw the Pixies at the Hollywood Palladium, Queensryche at the Long Beach Arena, Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Balboa Theatre in Newport, spent many a night drinking wine coolers on the train tracks at midnight and ditching class to console depressed friends. 62 more words

My X-perience

Michael Jackson History Show Contest - Balboa Theatre

Source: UT San Diego / All Things Michael

Official Rules


To enter, complete your submission on the Contest page. In order to complete this submission, some users may be asked to fill out additional information before entering. 651 more words

Michael Jackson

"An Evening With John Legend"

This past Sunday, I went to “An Evening with John Legend” at the Balboa Theater in Downtown San Diego. I won’t waste your time and tell you how great it was because if you even remotely like his albums, then you can expect that his live performances are 10000x better. 215 more words

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A good reason for heels

Previously I posted here about how excited I was to go see Wynton Marsalis in concert. Now, I am not the type of gal who enjoys getting all gussied up in heels and gowns, but this particular occasion called for just that. 193 more words