Weekly buzz (Oct. 3-7)
It’s been a busy week in San Diego! Here are the buzziest stories to catch up on:
Coldplay announces San Diego show
The “Paradise” musicians have just expanded their North American tour into San Diego. Yep, Coldplay will be here to rock Qualcomm Stadium on Oct. 8, 2017 in support of their album, “A Head Full of Dreams.” Tickets will go on sale Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. For a full list of tour dates, visit coldplay.com
San Diego Zoo turns 100
Our beloved and world-famous local zoo is turning 100. The San Diego Zoo, which was founded by Dr. Harry M. Wegeforth in 1915, houses over 3,700 animals today. The Zoo will celebrate its centennial with a new show at Wegeforth Bowl, new displays, two new film experiences and more. To learn more about the celebration, visit sandiegozoo100.org.
Leucadia woman who appeared on “The Voice” is rising to success in San Diego
Angie Keilhauer of Leucadia made it all the way to the “knockout round” on “The Voice” last year and hasn’t stopped since. The talented singer dropped her latest album “Salvaje” in August, featuring some songs from her previous album “Wild” - reworked in Spanish. Keilhauer has won several competitions, like the San Diego County Fair’s singer-songwriter contest, the Kimes Apparel songwriting competition and more. While on “The Voice,” she chose Blake Shelton to be her mentor, which helped her further explore her country roots. The singer grew up in Georgia and El Salvador before finally making the move to San Diego’s North County.
She recently told DiscoverSD that, “It would’ve been impossible to create the album without the help of Blake (Shelton) and Miley (Cyrus) and Gwen (Stefani). They were all really so supportive, not just of singing and doing the competition, but of being true to yourself as an artist.The local singer’s latest album is available to purchase on iTunes. To read more about Keilhauer and see her upcoming shows in San Diego, click here.
Balboa Park is added to endangered site list
The Save Our Heritage Organization released four new additions to the “Most Endangered Historic Sites” list, which included Balboa Park, on Thursday. The sites on this list are those that have been affected by plans to change or damage the sites in some way. Balboa Park was added after a 2011 initiative came back into play on behalf of Mayor Kevin Faulconer, that proposed adding a paid parking garage and roadways throughout the park. What do you think? Should the city be able to rearrange and renovate the historic, San Diego staple? Leave your comments below.
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