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CityScene, Fall 2021 Cover

CityScene is an art and culture magazine by the staff of City Times. It is a new direction for the staff, which previously produced the award-winning Legend magazine.

 

CityScene provides students the opportunity for class workshops and hands-0n experience in writing, editing, and producing a magazine alongside a news website and newspaper.

 

CHECK OUT THE FALL 2021 MUSIC EDITION OF CITYSCENE


Jackie Mendoza on a payphone with toys in foreground

City Times Sound picks up the beat after spring break

After a week of hibernation CTS is back live with an all new radio line-up
Philip Salata, Jakob McWhinney, and Skylar Eppler April 4, 2022
To ease the return from spring break, City Times Sound will be setting the tempo for the week with all new material. 
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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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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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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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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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At Joshua Tree National Park, Spencer Fields held his own art installation during Thanksgiving weekend in 2020, using balloons that are spray painted and fishing wire to make it seem that the balloons are floating. Fields photo

MAGAZINE: City College artists navigate the pandemic

City College artists continue to create during the pandemic
Rachel de la Torre, Multimedia Journalist June 4, 2021
Due to COVID-19, artists all over the world have had to navigate creating, showing and selling their art to the public in new ways. San Diego City College is home to incredible artists of all kinds -- performers, painters, ceramicists, sculptors, multimedia artists and everything in between.
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Actors from How We Talk About Racism

MAGAZINE: 6th Annual Festival of New Plays goes digital

The 6th Annual Festival of New Plays was recorded by City Times Media for online streaming
Marlena Harvey, Managing Editor June 3, 2021
Students and staff of San Diego City College spent weeks putting together eight plays, five of which were recorded by the City Times Media Team in the on-campus TV studio production.
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Chicano Park

MAGAZINE: Chicano Park leaders fight for its heritage

City College students in 1970 helped shape the Chicano movement
Gabriel Schneider, Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2021
Josie Talamantez remembers sitting in a Chicano Studies class at San Diego City College in April 1970.
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