David Philipps talks about his new book, Alpha: Eddie Gallagher and the War for the Soul of the Navy SEALs, in conversation with Brad Willis
Author interview with David Philipps
Presented by Warwick’s, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter David Philipps discusses his new book, ALPHA: Eddie Gallagher and the War for the Soul of the Navy SEALs. According to official accounts, the Navy SEALs of Alpha platoon returned as heroes after their 2017 deployment to Mosul, following a vicious campaign to oust ISIS from the city. But within the platoon, a different war was raging. The book tells the story of SEAL Team 7, whose deployment to Iraq led to murder charges against their leader, Eddie Gallagher.
When: Thursday August 26, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Country music singer-songwriter Dierks Bentley takes the stage at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheater in Chula Vista.
Country music singer-songwriter Dierks Bentley signed with Capitol Nashville in 2003 and released his self-titled debut album and Modern Day Drifter in 2005, both now certified platinum in the United States. He went on to score over a dozen number one country singles, such as “What Was I Thinkin ‘” and “Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)”. Bill covers Riley Green and Parker McCollum, and a dance set from DJ Aydamn.
When: Thursday August 26, 7:30 p.m.
Or: North Island Credit Union Amphitheater, 050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista. livenation.com
Stewart Copeland: police disturbed for the orchestra
The Rady Shell Outdoor Amphitheater hosts the orchestral celebration of Stewart Copeland’s world premiere of Police’s greatest hits.
The occasional Police guitarist has long been known for quirky projects, like Light Up the Orchestra, a symphonic preview of his film and television compositions. The US premiere of Police Deranged For Orchestra will feature Copeland accompanied by four singers and members of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, performing highlights from Copeland’s entire career and focusing particularly on his time with the police.
When: Friday August 27, 7:30 p.m.
Or: Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, 200 Marina Park Way, downtown. theshell.org