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“Have you Heard: Jim Croce Live”

“Have you Heard: Jim Croce Live” $5 during February in the Croce’s Store! I met Jim Croce at fifteen and I knew from the moment he sang to me that I would never be satiated. I wished he could play forever, and I was not alone. In the past 30 years I’ve been lucky enough […]

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New Entry to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum?

Dear Karen, Thank you so much for helping us to get Jim Croce’s jacket into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. In Jim Croce’s honor, we have maintained a Restaurant and Live music bar for over thirty-two years. But now we have found that in San Diego, live music isn’t the draw that we […]

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Learning to Fly Like a Bird Again

In 1978, I recorded an album called, “Reaching Out,” with Jimmy Horowitz of the Rod Stewart Group in Los Angeles, and then in 1980 a second one, with Nik Venet titled, “In an Unfamiliar Way.”   While on tour in 1983 promoting my music, vocal cord problems ultimately resulted, and I could never sing again. As […]

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Memories of Croce’s – Gilbert Castellanos

Ingrid Croce gave me my “Big Break” in my early 20’s when she hired my quartet to perform at Croce’s downtown in 1996. I met Daniel Jackson there…my musical journey at that moment had changed forever! I remember many years ago calling Ingrid one morning to let her know that I would not be able […]

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Goodnight Croce’s

Ingrid Croce and Jimmy Rock reflect on the end of an era By Troy Johnson Published: 2016.01.28 02:04 PM Everything ages. Everything sheds. Everything valuable feels the slow, consistent itch of its value eroding. And in the closing last week of Croce’s—a 31-year institution in San Diego—the everything is live, local music. It’s premature to call […]

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Croce’s Park West is Closed

Do you know the story about when Jim Croce and I first moved to San Diego in 1973?  We were so surprised when we went to the Gaslamp and saw our new downtown in such disrepair. There were no restaurants or music venues anywhere and we were hungry for both.  So Jim joked that we […]

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“The Stories Behind the Songs”

When I’m asked, “Was there really a Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”? “Do you have a favorite Jim Croce song?”  “Was Time in a Bottle” written for you”? I think about my husband Jim Croce, and I can’t help but smile at how he might have answered these questions. Fluctuating between bits of Americana, portraits of […]

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Arlo & Jackie Guthrie’s 25th Anniversary

It seems like I have known Arlo Guthrie for most of my life and in fact, I have… Ever since 1969 when Jim Croce and I played together with Arlo Guthrie at The Main Point, on City Line, in Philly. I was just 18 then, and he was late for the show because his girlfriend […]

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Crafts & Cocktails – Saturday, January 30th

Grab your friends and join us on Saturday, January 30th from 11:30 to 2:30pm for Crafts and Cocktails! No experience? No problem! Guests will experience exhilarating art instruction by local artists with all supplies included! All this coupled with great atmosphere and food makes for a fantastic brunch. Tickets are $48 and include all art supplies and step-by-step […]

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Crafts & Cocktails – Saturday, January 16th

Grab your friends and join us on Saturday, January 16th from 11:30 to 2:30pm for Crafts and Cocktails! No experience? No problem! Guests will experience exhilarating art instruction by local artists with all supplies included! All this coupled with great atmosphere and food makes for a fantastic brunch. Tickets are $48 and include all art supplies and step-by-step […]

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