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San Diego City College professor and Visual and Performing Arts co-chair Katie Rodda Photo credit: Celia Jimenez

Longtime theater professor becomes new arts co-chair

Katie Rodda joins Alicia Rincon to lead Visual and Performing Arts
Lauren J. Mapp November 11, 2015

San Diego City College’s Visual and Performing Arts department has a new department co-chair, Katie Rodda, who started in the position as of June of this year. Department co-chair predecessor, and...

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The dancers in “The Salton Sea” playfully sprinkled the sand around during opening night of “Dancing on the Fine Edge” May 8. Photo credit: Celia Jimenez

Blending art with dance (with photo gallery)

Diego Lynch May 15, 2014

The show could not be contained on one stage. Black-clad performers embodying an oil spill. Dancers tossing up sand with their hands. A group of young men and women sliding down parking lot stairs. Each...

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Professor Duane Gardella hard at work during class. Steven Dunetz, City Times. Photo credit: Steven Dunetz

A man of design — Award-winning scenic art designer and director brings his craft to the City College Theater Dept.

Steven Dunetz April 17, 2014

Some days, Professor Duane Gardella starts work at 9 a.m. and works until 1 a.m. the next day. He does not complain, however. He easily tells you that he loves what he does. “I enjoy my job and the...

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Tony-winning musical hip-hops to City

Steven Dunetz March 27, 2014

Hip-hop, salsa numbers and the streets of New York will soon be making their way to the Saville Theatre as the Tony award-winning musical “In the Heights” is set to debut April 11. Auditions...

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The float featured imagery from the 1964 March on Washington and a rendering of Dr. Luther King Jr. by the City College graphic design department.Photo credit: Christopher Handloser

Agents of change

Christopher Handloser February 14, 2014

Thrive. Transform. Inspire. Lead. Those words – words that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would’ve been proud to cheer – adorned the towering columns as they rotated within the center of...

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