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The Reckless practice at one of the band members houses

MAGAZINE: New music from the South Bay emerges after pandemic

A glimpse into why new San Diego musicians are coming from south of 8
Marlena Harvey, Editor In Chief December 17, 2021
“You have to find a way of managing time between your job and your passion, and maybe that means doing a job that pays less so you have more freetime,” Fritz Fayman, guitarist in The Reckless, said.
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Album art of Ella Fitzgerald

City College students review, recommend selection of jazz albums

Appreciation of jazz through the ears of City students
Aldo Ramirez, Multimedia Journalist December 17, 2021
Each semester, the students of professor Michael Espar’s jazz history class are assigned to review a jazz release. We’ve gathered some of the best of this semester’s reviews together. They range from classic jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald to the new sound of contemporary jazz of Orin Evans.
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Cumbia Divina

City Times releases December’s monthly local music playlist

Sample punk supergroup PLOSIVS’ debut track, Kate Delos Santos’ enchanting pop, and Smiling’s sprawling rock amalgam
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata December 10, 2021
We’re back with our second monthly playlist of local music and it’s packed to the gills with tunes from across the musical biosphere.
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The artist Your Smith sings as opening act to sold out show at the San Diego Music Box venue on Oct. 13.

San Diego music scene navigates the uncertainty of pandemic life

Surviving music venues steer through reopening amid a precarious economy
Will Mauriz, Assistant Editor, CityScene December 6, 2021
Surviving music venues in San Diego deal with reopening amid a precarious economy and uncertainties imposed by COVID-19.
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A Dia de los Muertos style altar

Remembering San Diego venues lost during COVID-19 pandemic

Live music venues like San Diego Content Partners, Bar Pink and Kava Lounge shut their doors permanently due to the financial stress of temporary closure
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist December 6, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic affected us all, but small businesses were hit especially hard -- perhaps none more than live music venues. As San Diego gradually reopens following a year-and-a-half of restrictions related to the pandemic, here are some of the venues that didn’t make it through. 
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Makeda Dread Profile

WorldBeat Center’s founder connects with the community after the pandemic

A journey into Makeda Dread's life and her impact on San Diego
Aldo Ramirez, Multimedia Journalist December 2, 2021
Supporting and organizing reggae concerts since 1980, Cheatom has produced 39 annual music festivals, although as we all know with COVID-19 came the closing of music venues and cultural centers and with that WBCC closed from March, 2020 until its recent reopening in September.
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Steph Johnson stands with her arms up in celebration next to choir member Anthony Bielik

Local choir provides healing, hope through music for San Diego unhoused population

Voices of Our City Choir uses the power of music for change
Kathryn Gray, Managing Editor December 1, 2021
Co-founded in 2016 by musician and grassroots activist Steph Johnson, the mission of Voices of Our City Choir is to provide healing and hope through music for the unhoused population in San Diego. Today, it has expanded beyond music to offer housing assistance, weekly outreach, case management and advocacy training.
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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
Jakob McWhinney 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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