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ARTS & CULTURE

Julio Valdes prepares to play the piano for Community Studio Recording night.

Community Recording Studio Night makes sweet music

Students and community members come together to record a cover of "Black Magic Woman"
Angel Cazares , Arts and Culture Editor October 7, 2019
Students and community members joined together to listen to and record a cover of Carlos Santana’s, “Black Magic Woman,” at San Diego City College during an event held by the Music Program.
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A stage of City College drama students rehearse a classroom scene for Just Like Us.

REVIEW: ‘Just Like Us’ brings life to issue of immigration

Acting is the highlight of an all-around good performance.
Angel Cazares, Arts and Culture Editor October 1, 2019
The City College Drama department tackles the consequences of immigration with their new play, “Just Like Us.”
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Author Michelle Cruz Gonzales talks to students about her book at City College

Former punk drummer stops by City College to talk stereotypes

Xicana author and musician talked about her time in an all-female punk band.
Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle, News Editor September 28, 2019
Former punk band member Michelle Cruz Gonzales came to San Diego City College to talk about her experience of being the only woman of color in a punk band.
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Just Like Us cast

“Just Like Us” to open at City College

The first performance will be on Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theater.
Angel Cazares, Art & Culture Editor September 26, 2019
The City College Drama Department will open its fall season with a play about four young Latinas, two of whom are undocumented, and how this affected their life. The first performance of “Just Like Us” will be on Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theater.
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Rebecca Makkai

Award winning author makes appearance at City College

Rebecca Makkai discussed her novel "The Great Believers" and spoke to aspiring writers.
Sonny Garibay and Scott Gardinier September 19, 2019

When Rebecca Makkai set out to write the novel that would become “The Great Believers,” she originally wanted to tell a different story.  Makkai envisioned the adventures of an artist-model...

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Rebecca Makkai & her book

Award winning author to visit City College to discuss her new novel

Rebecca Makkai’s novel “The Great Believers” highlights the AIDS crisis.
Scott Gardinier , Copy Editor September 17, 2019
Award winning author Rebecca Makkai will visit San Diego City College as part of One Book, One San Diego, where she will be discussing her most recent novel, “The Great Believers”, followed by a book signing.
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A panel of formerly incarcerated students speaks to am audience at City College.

First World Cultures event focused on criminal justice

Formerly incarcerated students work toward success against the odds.
Vicky Pineda, Sports Editor September 13, 2019
The first World Cultures event kicked off with “Treated Like A Number: Not A Human” with Dr. Rob Rubalcaba, a mathematics professor at San Diego City College.
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Gary Tallaksen enrolled to be a City College student in the drama department as a way to deal with the loneliness from his sons out-of-state move. By David Ahumada/City Times

A different kind of family drama hit the City College stage

A father follows in his son's footsteps to the City College drama stage.
Jonny Rico, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2019
The stage has become the family business for the Tallaksen family. But this endeavor did not follow the traditional father-to-son route.
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Student Film Showcase screen

City College inaugural Student Film Showcase hits big screen

Nine student films were featured at the Student Flim Showcase.
Sonny Garibay, Sports Editor April 29, 2019
When the San Diego City College Film Society opened for submissions for its inaugural Student Film Showcase, it had only two requirements: The film must be 15 minutes or less and made by a City College student.
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Professor deejaying for students

Hip Hop happenings draw crowds at City College

Cultural and educational Hip Hop events on campus are popular with students.
Brian Mohler, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 14, 2019
Hip Hop happenings at San Diego City College draw large crowds and educate students on social justice and the liberal arts.
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Art from drawing exhibition at City Gallery

Works of art on display

Drawing exhibit featuring art from local and outside artists is available throughout February.
Scott Gardinier, Staff Writer February 20, 2019
San Diego City College’s Fine Arts Department is bringing professional artwork to campus with “startingLINE,” an art exhibition focused on drawing.
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ndo-Chinese Association celebration of Chinese New Year

San Diego rings in Chinese New Year with lion dancing in City Heights

The year of the pig was welcomed in at Indo-Chinese Association.
Brian Mohler, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 8, 2019

Incense filled the air to honor ancestors, tea warmed the living, decorative dance delighted all eyes and most party goers left carrying bamboo. Despite the rain, a broken drumstick and misplaced keys,...

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