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Latino Film Festival returns to San Diego

Shaylyn Martos

March 13, 2017

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The 24th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival opens on March 16 in Mission Valley and North Park and will run until March 26. The film festival was originally created as an opportunity for film students to showcase their work focusing on the Latino culture and experience, but has now grown into a respected and large festival that takes over the AMC Theater at the Mission ...

For Your Consideration: Best Picture Films of 2016

For Your Consideration: Best Picture Films of 2016

James Stevenson Jr.

February 16, 2017

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the list of nominees for Best Picture on Jan. 24 and nine films were nominated out of the 10 slots...

December delights

December delights

December 18, 2016

A record crowd estimated to be around 360,000 turned out for 39th annual December Nights at Balboa Park on Dec. 3 and 4. The event, described by organizers...

Waves+ Billows releases mighty debut EP

Waves+ Billows releases mighty debut EP

December 15, 2016

San Diego’s emo music scene flourished during the early nineties and is experiencing a reemergence with bands like Waves + Billows, which released their...

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...

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