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New for spring 2021, 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 each semester. 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 DEBUT EDITION OF CITYSCENE

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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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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Ron Dhanifu

MAGAZINE: Jazz radio returns after the lockdown

The station is on-air Monday through Friday
Katia Pechenkina, News Editor May 17, 2021
KSDS-FM Jazz 88.3, San Diego’s award-winning only full-time jazz radio station since 1985, went back to live broadcasting in January of 2021.
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Ruby Rodriguez Chavez parents reunion

MAGAZINE: 4 City College students share stories of hardship, pain at VAMP

Storytelling showcase allows students to turn painful experiences into beautiful performances
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist May 11, 2021
Four City College students tell the stories behind their VAMP showcase performances.
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VAMP performers and producers

VAMP a chance for City College students to turn pain into performance

Storytelling "is part of a really powerful inheritance and legacy"
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist May 11, 2021
VAMP, Visual Audio Monologue Performance, is taught in many City College English classes where all students are encouraged to submit work for the opportunity to perform in front of a virtual audience.
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Fountain in Chicano Park

MAGAZINE: City College’s student news organization debuts new magazine

Produced by the staff of City Times, CityScene focuses on arts and culture
Gabriel Schneider, Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2021
As the spring 2021 virtual semester comes to a close, City Times debuted its first volume of CityScene magazine, which focuses on arts and culture on and around the San Diego City College campus.
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DMarcus Andrus

PODCAST: Music paves road for City College’s D’Marcus Andrus

Music student and military veteran recently dropped his first album
Will Mauriz, Multimedia Journalist April 9, 2021
In the episode of City Speaks, a podcast presented by the reporters of City Times, Will Mauriz talks with D'Marcus Andrus about his journey as a veteran and a City College student and making music.
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