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Matt Lamkin was the frontman for the The Soft Pack, one of a flurry of buzzy San Diego bands to emerge in the late aughts, pictured here performing at the now-defunct Bar Pink circa 2008. From left to right Matt Lamkin on the mic, Matty McLoughlin on guitar, Dave Lantzman on bass, and Brian Hill on drums.  Photo by Chad Kelco

Former frontman of The Soft Pack gets weird on his new pandemic-tinged release

"Dirty Job" is an infectious mix of weirdo pop and pandemic-era anxieties
November 30, 2021
As Matt Lamkin thinks about his new album “Dirty Job,” the former frontman for The Soft Pack finds humor in the fact that it may be his weirdest. At times infectious, and at others perplexing, “Dirty Job” channels all of the wild, uncertain nature of pandemic life. 
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Knights Josh Williams goes for a layup after break away steal at Knights Invitational tournament on Oct. 13.

Knights dominant in tournament play

City men successful in hosting first home tournament, get ready for top state team
Will Mauriz, Sports Editor November 24, 2021
On Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 City hosted its first basketball tournament of the season winning both out conference games.
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Silhouettes of dancers are shown dancing across a stage. San Diego City College Dance Facebook photo.

City College dancers take the stage this weekend

City’s dancers are eager to perform at the Saville Theatre for the first time in nearly two years
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist November 19, 2021
The City College dance program will present “An Evening of Dance 2021” for two shows at the Saville Theatre on Nov. 20.
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Tulengua, Kelsey Bair photo

CTM debuts monthly local San Diego music playlist

The first installment features songs from disco-punk mainstays Glass Spells, bedroom pop masters Shindigs, and psych tinged hip-hop of 10-19 & The Numbermen and more
Jakob McWhinney and Skylar Eppler November 9, 2021
In an effort to shine some light on San Diego’s incredible musical offerings, we at City Times Media decided to create a monthly playlist that highlights local musicians.
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The cast of City produced play Macbeth curtain call after their performance on Oct. 29.

REVIEW: City Theatre continues to deliver the spooky with live theatre

Director Kate Stone and students brings William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy “Macbeth” to Saville Theatre
Will Mauriz, Sports Editor November 3, 2021
City Saville Theatre hosts the Shakespearean tragedy “Macbeth,” presented to live audiences for the first time since March 2020 by the San Diego City College Visual and Performing Arts department.
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Actors perform the Twelfth Night on set

REVIEW: A Southern California version of Twelfth Night debuts

City’s modern take on Shakespeare now playing at the Saville Theater
Marlena Harvey, Editor In Chief November 2, 2021
Originally written in 1601, this modern take of a classic dramatic work by William Shakespeare was executed well by the students of City’s drama program. 
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Zoom screenshot of Julia Pautz demonstrating violin techniques she used while performing during a post-concert discussion with percussionist Andrew Watkins and Manager of Learning and Community Engagement for the San Diego Symphony Jesse Schiffman.

San Diego Symphony players treat City College to a virtual concert

World Cultures event showcases classical performances and a conversation with the musicians
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist October 29, 2021
San Diego City College hosted a virtual concert on Oct. 27, treating viewers to an evening of San Diego Symphony performances from the comfort of their living rooms, including a peek behind the scenes.
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Spectators enter the Lyceum Theatre at Horton Plaza for the debut of Mother Road

REVIEW: SD Rep traces a new story on an old ‘Mother Road’

Octavio Solis’ play stages a myriad of underrepresented voices in a new chapter to John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath”
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist October 26, 2021
After 18 months of darkness, the lights came on at the Lyceum downtown to debut prominent Latinx playwright Octavio Solis’ “Mother Road,” which imagines a future chapter to John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath.” 
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Poet Kay Ulanday Barrett tells poetry at Zoom event Liberation Shows Up on Oct. 14

Artist redefines self-identity through poetry at City World Cultures event

Poet, performer and educator shares navigating life as a disabled “Filipinx-Amerikan” transgender queer
Will Mauriz, Sports Editor October 19, 2021
The sixth World Culture Program event of the fall semester was live-streamed on Zoom on Oct. 14 and featured an explorative poetic presentation and workshop entitled Liberation Shows Up! with Kay Ulanday Barrett.
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Image of City students performing the musical Chicago

VIDEO: Live theater returns to City College

City drama re-imagines Shakespeare with live performances of Macbeth and Twelfth Night at the Saville Theatre
Kathryn Gray, Managing Editor October 18, 2021
After performing solely to virtual audiences for the past year and a half, the San Diego City College drama department is eager to delight theater patrons with in-person performances of Macbeth and Twelfth Night at the Saville Theatre.
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Model Yoni Baker in Life Drawing class

Arts bring new perspectives back to City College campus

In-person classes begin amid a still-precarious global pandemic
Philip Salata and Kathy Archibald September 3, 2021
For the first time in more than 18 months, select fine arts classes are finally being held in person at City College for the fall 2021 semester.
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Vel the Wonder

REVIEW: Music video featuring Vel the Wonder has City College ties

Director Nahla Valdez in a San Diego City College alum
Candise Berry, Multimedia Journalist June 7, 2021
The music video for the song, "Got Me Like Me" is different from any other video I have ever seen before.
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