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ARTS & CULTURE

Seranie Ruiz leads painting event

City College uses communal art to raise mental health awareness

City’s Student Health Services and Active Minds chapter turn to the arts as a way to ease students back to in-person campus life
Philip Salata, News Editor May 17, 2022
Isolation brought on by COVID-19 not only caused the majority of social opportunities on campus to dwindle, but also put pressure on students' well-being. Community art could be one way to help students assimilate to campus life.
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Kids playing timbales

VIDEO: The House of Music concert to benefit unsheltered, at-risk youth

Celebrity Cuban bands, youth from The House of Music program will play at the May 1 event
Victor Ortiz Jr., Social Media Editor April 26, 2022
The House of Music, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, will present “Cuba Llego,” a concert fundraiser benefiting unsheltered and at-risk youth who are part of its program.
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Children playing drums at House of Music

City Times Sound keeps the rhythm going

With an all new “Ritmo Latino” and “Folk Punk Highlights” CTS treads on
Philip Salata, Victor Ortiz, Jr., and Sierra Renken April 25, 2022
Each week City Times Sound takes a plunge into all things San Diego City College. Whether it be culture, sports, or student life, CTS has one foot on campus and the other keeping rhythm to the San Diego beat at large. 
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Zane Mahaytik and Mike setup microphone

City College music studio opens to the public

Community Recording Studio Night invites guests to participate in a showcase of how a professional recording studio works
Philip Salata, News Editor March 23, 2022
City’s commercial music program prepares students for the highly technical profession of studio sound engineering, but it is also made unique by Espar who puts particular attention on the collaborative and community-oriented aspect of music making.
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The band Fanny

REVIEW: ‘Fanny: The Right to Rock’

City College to host in-person and virtual screening of documentary showcasing one of the first all-women rock bands
Susana Serrano, Multimedia Editor March 16, 2022
“Fanny: The Right to Rock” is a documentary about the first all-women rock band ever to release an LP with a major record label. They started with two Filipina-American sisters and their teenage girlfriends in the 60's.
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Lilac Kirkpatrick in the foreground performing, Isaiah Moore and Brandy DeBatte-Corona in the background on stage.

City College drama puts on 7th Annual Festival of Plays

Student-run production showcases eight plays that speak to the diversity of the City community
Philip Salata, News Editor March 14, 2022
The City College 7th annual Festival of Plays, which consists of eight student-written short plays, is also directed, acted, and crewed by a troupe of students who treat the opportunity as working professionals. 
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experimental pop duo Vákoum

Warm up with CTM’s local music playlist for February

Bounce this month with Dezzy Hollow’s West Coast hip-hop, Golden Hours’ serene jams and Parque De Cometas’ “revuelto pop”
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata February 25, 2022
The world’s pretty heavy right now. I’m not going to qualify that, or try to make some clever joke, it’s just the truth. But you’re not here to listen to me wax poetic about geopolitics, or theorize about the rising cost of everything, or complain about the sandwich I accidentally left on the bus today. You’re here for some local music.
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Maya Angelou

REVIEW: ‘Maya Angelou: And StilI l Rise’

City College to host a virtual screening of award-winning feature documentary showcasing the life of master extraordinaire, Maya Angelou
Victor Ortiz, Jr. , Multimedia Journalist February 25, 2022
San Diego City College will host the virtual screening of “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” beginning at 6 p.m. on Feb. 25.
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David Contreras

Local artist speaks to City College students

David Contreras opens the spring season of the World Cultures program
Victor Ortiz, Jr. , Multimedia Journalist February 15, 2022
San Diego artist David Contreras shared the evolutionary path his art style took in a Zoom presentation entitled “Look This Way! Craftsmanship and Seduction with David Contreras.”
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Ida B. Wells archival photograph

REVIEW: “Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice”

San Diego City College hosts “Black Film Fridays” with a depiction of Wells-Barnett’s legacy of journalism and activism
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist February 11, 2022
This hour-long biographical piece depicts the life and work of journalist, activist, and African American suffragette Ida B. Wells-Barnett, whose methodical and uncompromising voice served as a guiding beacon for Black rights throughout the post-Reconstruction era.
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Sound editing station with computers and microphone

City College student radio station to be revived this spring

City Times Sound to focus on local music and culture in a complete overhaul of 88.3 HD-2 FM
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist January 31, 2022
The Spring 2022 term will see the revival, and complete overhaul of the station. The City Times Sound team, just one branch of the larger City Times Media organization, will launch all new programming focused on local music and City College campus life and culture.
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The powerful vocals of Josh Lane (center) and Jensine Benitez (left), the focal point of Thee Sacred Souls’ “sweet soul” sound, conjure up hazy thoughts of better days. Photo by Aaron Flores Arteaga, from @TheeSacredSouls Instagram

CTM’s first monthly local music playlist of 2022 features hip-hop, funk, hardcore

Tune in to Lee Wires’ lazy afternoon guitar pop, Doc Hammers’ metalcore “call to attention,” and Bubabza’s funky, fuzzy electronic sounds
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata January 20, 2022
Even if your holiday plans perished due to the pandemic (as mine did) City Times Media is here to keep your love for local music alive and well. From the washed-out, nighttime pop of Headworm to the acid jazz of Ebaugh to the hazy sweet soul of Thee Sacred Souls, we’ve put together a batch of songs to keep you company during your next 10- … or 5-day (?) isolation.
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