A professional musician with more than 30 years of experience as a concert pianist and piano tuner, Ritchie Carbajal cures clavichord ailments with a variety of tuning, regulation, voicing, and restringing services. During a basic piano tuning, Ritchie extracts disharmonious tones from worn wires, which will result in a freshly tuned piano that can finally hit all the allusive pitches of "Hot Cross Buns." Today’s Groupon applies to pianos that are being maintained on a semiregular basis and additional fees ($75/hour) may be required for raising the pitch to A-440, adjusting the action and keys for optimum performance, and for tuning pianos that haven’t been played since Mozart composed "Chopsticks."
The Salvation Army Family Store collects and resells donated items ranging from vintage clothing to antique furniture. Patrons can search for wardrobes, tables, and couches to fill out their home, plates and silverware to stock their empty kitchen, and VCRs to feed their pet robot. All proceeds from the Family Stores support The Salvation Army's San Diego Adult Rehabilitation Center, a 12-step work therapy and faith-based residential and transitional rehabilitation program for men and women dealing with alcohol and substance abuse. The six-month to two-year program is offered to program participants at no cost.
Though the best way to contribute to the organization's mission, especially following natural disasters such as the recent wildfires, is with monetary donations, the Salvation Army accepts donations of used goods and clothing to sell in the network of Family Stores. All sales of these donated items support the funding of the organization's programming. To donate goods, call (800) 728-7825 or visit www.SanDiego.SATruck.org; for monetary donations, call (866) 455-4357, visit www.SanDiego.SalvationArmy.org, or send to The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters, SD Fires, 2320 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101.
The stars of the Great White Way traverse time zones to shine upon San Diego in Broadway Then…and Now!, a whirlwind sing-along travelogue that whisks audiences through the greatest hits of Broadway history. Artistic Director Jung-Ho Pak and Associate Conductor Dana Zimbric pave memory lane with eye-popping video backdrops and ear-salivating sounds, leading a boisterous orchestra and a cast of Broadway ringers through golden-era melodies mixed with modern pearls. Susan Egan, acclaimed as Broadway’s longest-running Sally Bowles in Cabaret, graces the stage with her Fosse-fueled charisma to belt out beloved ditties alongside fellow master thespians Doug LaBrecque of Phantom fame and Victor/Victoria veteran Rachel York. From the razzle-dazzle of Irving Berlin’s “There’s No Business Like Show Business” to the abba-zabba of Mamma Mia, Broadway Then…and Now! leaves no show tune unturned, allowing families to taste all of Manhattan’s yummiest fruits without having to ransack Tammany Hall for tickets.
A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.
Landscape and Beyond, a licensed, bonded, and insured full-service landscaping company, brings 14 years of beautifying experience to every down-and-dirty, yet beautifying assignment. The spring package covers a majority of outdoor musts, including a meticulous mowing, a trimming of hard-to-reach spots, and an edging process that crafts clean, vertical lines along driveways, sidewalks, and lazy, self-absorbed gnomes. The package concludes with techs blowing away lingering debris from freshly styled lawns.