The Channels

Young saxophonist wows and wails

Eryn Burkhart, Eryn Burkhart, and Eryn Burkhart

March 10, 2009

On a Jazz Night at Soho, in downtown Santa Barbara, one phenomenal player stood out from the rest. Saxophonist Jared Yee's fluid sound moved across the room, and swept the audience into his spell. To the untrained ear, he seem...

CD Review- Changes of Atmosphere

Mason Smith, Mason Smith, and Mason Smith

March 10, 2009

Dela's "Changes of Atmosphere" provides a life vest for anyone who has been drowning in the sewage called hip-hop these days. The album, dropped Jan. 23, is best described as a cross between A Tribe Called Quest and The Roots. ...

Chamber music evening enchants

Eryn Burkhart

February 26, 2009

Friday night marked the beginning of the 2009 Harold Dunn Memorial Concert Series, with "An Evening of Chamber Music" at the First United Methodist Church on Anapamu Street. The evening featured City College faculty members - and internationally recognized composers - L...

‘Gifted’ art to be shown at Atkinson

Torgny Lilia, Torgny Lilia, and Torgny Lilia

February 24, 2009

City College students may have seen some impressive art on campus, but no one has had the opportunity to see it all in one place -- until now. This spring, from Feb. 27 to March 27, the Atkinson Gallery will show a selection of ceramics, photographs, sculptures, and wo...

Budding filmmaker finishes first

Joey Large, Joey Large, and Joey Large

February 18, 2009

Five City College film production students were selected to participate in this year's 10-10-10 student film making competition at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Two filmmakers and three screenwriters were chos...

CD Review- The Wild One

Sofia Gjerstad

February 18, 2009

The Swedish band Sugarplum Fairy started more than 10 years ago playing songs by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, and has now come out with their third album, "The Wild One," released in Sept. 2008 on Universal Records. They are still inspi...

Movie Review- He’s Just Not That Into You!

Jessica Niemeyer

February 18, 2009

Boys, watch out! The movie "He's Just Not That Into You" has women switching up their game on the playing field. Beware, because this new phenomenon could be sweeping over potential girlfriends and future wives right now! ...

Campus construction moves performing arts students

Eryn Burkhart

February 18, 2009

The scheduled construction on the Garvin Theatre and the Drama and Music Department buildings has displaced City College's musicians and actors, moving them to adjunct buildings and portable facilities. "This is part of the adjusting process," said in...

CD Review- Blood Bank

Amanda Jacobs

February 18, 2009

Indie-Folk band Bon Iver recently recorded and released "Blood Bank," an EP with a much warmer sound than its previous album, "For Emma Forever Ago." The EP was released on Jan. 20, and with two new band members its sound h...

CD Review- Born to Fly

Jen Baron

February 18, 2009

"Born To Fly," Sarah Sample's much-anticipated third record, is all that was expected and more. Released earlier this month by independent record label, Ramona PQ Records, "Born To Fly," although only a small EP, wows with...

Dom Carmadella goes underwater in “Superfish”

Joey Large, Joey Large, and Joey Large

February 17, 2009

In between cutting the new Rebelution album and recording blues guitarist Robert Cray at his downtown studio, instructor Dom Camardella was happy to find time for an interview. Immediately after his morning classes, Camard...

CD Review- The Fame

Andrea Rooney, Andrea Rooney, and Andrea Rooney

February 17, 2009

Dance music diva Lady Gaga has burst on to the pop scene with her debut album "The Fame," providing listeners with a unique blend of funky dance beats, glam-rock synthesizers, and saucy vocals. Released on Oct. 28, 2008, "Th...

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