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Local environmentalist to screen killer whale documentary

Jen Baron

April 19, 2009

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Environment, Local, Movies

Harmful chemicals in marine ecosystems have subjected orca populations to flame-retardant chemicals as far as turning them into fireproof whales, an Ocean Futures Society member said. When Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team set out ...

Column – Homely talent uncovered in soloist Susan Boyle

Eryn Burkhart

April 16, 2009

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Music

To dream a dream, to entertain a fancy-many would have put her dream to bed at first sight. She is the perfect example of why not to judge a book by its cover, and neither Simon Cowell nor the world's pop culture could see her coming....

CD Review – In a Perfect World

Victor Bryant

April 15, 2009

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Singer-songwriter Keri Hilson's much anticipated debut album, "In a Perfect World," does not disappoint, featuring top guest artists from the R&B and hip- hop worlds. The single "Turnin' Me On," featuring Lil Wayne, is...

First-year music student organizes local music writer’s showcase

Eryn Burkhart

April 15, 2009

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Profile

The term singer-songwriter is generally used to describe a musician who writes, composes and sings songs they have written, often providing their own accompaniment in the form of piano or guitar. Music major Phoebe Light fits...

CD Review – The Takeover

Joey Large

April 15, 2009

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Zion I is back with producers Zumbi and AmpLive, reppin' the West Coast on his new album, "The Takeover." Soulful blues vocals become part of the beat in "Antenna." The bass creeps into the singing, blending into heavy-hitting...

Local artwalk artist finds time to help students in printmaking class

Miguel Arana

April 15, 2009

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Local

It's early Sunday morning when a noisy and multicolored Volkswagen van runs from west to east on Cabrillo Boulevard. It stops right after Stearns Wharf. Somebody steps down from the driver's seat dressed in clothes as colorful...

Column – TV programming targets consumers, not viewers

Kyle Rokes

April 15, 2009

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Columns, TV

Snowy static doesn't only come in on old TV sets with a UHF channel knob and rabbit ears. Even flat-screen plasmas with digital cable pick up haze. Reality shows and network sit-coms play on insecurities. Hour-long dramas supposedly tackle today's issues, but g...

Poetry contest winner uses goldfish to to paint a picture in words

Jen Baron

April 15, 2009

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Awards, Literature

Taking the Emmons Poetry Contest gold this year was City College student Christine Brown, who was announced the first place winner on Monday, April 4 for her poem "Goldfish." Brown, 21, is a Santa Barbara local with a bachelor's...

CD Review – No Line on the Horizon

Anneli Bergqvist

April 15, 2009

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Expectations were high for U2's new album "No Line on the Horizon", released March 3. Maybe that's why the first impression listening to the songs was such a disappointment. This album doesn't fit in to any specific genre....

Playwrights bring workshop to City College

Torgny Lilja

April 14, 2009

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Events, Theater

The theatre arts department at City College is helping out playwrights Cheri Steinkellner and Jeff Rizzo by performing a workshop of their upcoming musical "Hello! My Baby." The workshop will run for free on April 30 and May 1...

The Robert Steffen Band seeks to create a memorable sound, with sticks, picks and strings

Eryn Burkhart

March 24, 2009

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Local, Music

Singer and songwriter Robert Steffen has been around the block when it comes to performing, but now he is sharing his musical vision with two fellow City College students in the hopes of creating a sound that people will remember. The...

CD Review- Tina Dickow “A Beginning, A Detour, An Open Ending”

Sofia Gjerstad

March 24, 2009

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Danish singer/songwriter Tina Dico has come out with a more grown-up sound in her January release "A Beginning, A Detour, An Open Ending." Dico's fifth album is packaged as a box set, with 20 songs divided into three mini-albums. The...

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