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Grammys, schmammys

Andrea Morin

December 10, 2016

Filed under Art

Grammy award nominations came out Dec. 6 and the list of nominees is less than impressive. Over the years the Grammys have lost sparkle. The once sought-after award has become a shadow of its former self. It used to be that it was an honor to be the recipient of a Grammy award — even just be nominated. It was high praise and recognition from the Recording Academy. Now,...

A Tribe Called Quest’s powerful new release

James Stevenson Jr.

December 10, 2016

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

It’s been nearly 20 years since the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest released its last album. With the recent passing of their friend and fellow MC, Phife Dog (may he rest in peace), many thought the group had performed its last hurrah. So the new release, “We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service," is a surprise. Recorded shortly before...

Beasts are fantastic in ‘Fantastic Beasts’

James Stevenson Jr.

December 10, 2016

Filed under Art, Movies

Here we are once again, entering the world of Magic, Witches, Wizards and Ghouls, the world of Harry Potter. It seems like it's been an eternity since Ron and Hermione helped Harry to defeat Lord Voldemort on the campus of Hogwarts. Now we return after a five-year hiatus thanks to Warner Bros., only this time we are entering foreign territory as our journey occurs nearly...

Reyna Grande previews new novel at City College

Andrea Morin

December 8, 2016

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Books

A packed auditorium, more than 100 students, welcomed award-winning author Reyna Grande to City College on Nov. 15. She discussed "The Distance Between Us," published in 2012,  her memoir of her experiences as an undocumented immigrant. The book tells the story of her life since leaving her native Mexico at the age of four with her parents until her first days at the University...

Review & Photo Gallery: ‘City Moves’ will delight you

Review & Photo Gallery: ‘City Moves’ will delight you

November 18, 2016

"City Moves" is one of the best dance recitals the City College has staged in the last three years. The show opens Friday night, Nov. 18, at the Saville...

Playwright shares ‘Miss You Like Hell”

Playwright shares ‘Miss You Like Hell”

November 16, 2016

The creative team and stars of a new musical came to City College to promote it. Award winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes presents "Miss You Like...

‘City Moves’ is packed with emotions

November 16, 2016

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, TOP STORIES

"City Moves," San Diego City College's fall dance concert, will be staged Nov. 18 and 19 at the Saville Theatre. The Visual and Performing Arts Department will present a total of 11 dances choreographed by faculty and students. The concert will introduce the audience to an assemblage of emotions, themes and music styles, such as jazz, hip-modern and salsa. "Dance @...

Jim Jarmusch presents The Stooges

Ricardo Soltero

November 15, 2016

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

Within the first few minutes of his new documentary, Jim Jarmusch, director of “Gimme Danger,” declares The Stooges, “the greatest rock ’n’ roll band ever.” For a brief moment in history, the band led by Iggy Pop, The Stooges, were truly just that, the greatest rock and roll band on the planet. Before drug addiction and lack of commercial...

Native American plays to be presented Nov. 14

November 14, 2016

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The Autry Museum of the American West presents the Sixth Annual Short Play Festival at the Black Box Theater on Nov. 14. City College students are invited to attend to a reading of the selected plays, starting at 2:15 p.m. The Los Angeles-based museum invited Native American playwrights to submit short plays with a maximum duration of 17 minutes.  A total of 13 plays were...

Fresh ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is relevant today

Fresh ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is relevant today

November 2, 2016

Opening night of City College's two-weekend stint of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird” showcased a refreshing take on the  Harper Lee’s classic. The play...

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