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Review: Monday Madness won’t slow down

Eryn Burkhart

March 22, 2009

The night was filled with the sweet sounds of big band jazz, yet again, as Soho lit up with the professional styles of Monday Madness. The show was standing room only when the band started to play. As the night went on, chairs were adde...

Movie Review- Watchmen

Kyle Rokes

March 22, 2009

It's a 1985 that wasn't. Richard Nixon is still president after winning the Vietnam War. Costumed heroes are forced to hide from an ungrateful America. And the Doomsday clock we keep ticks five minutes closer to midnight and n...

Reality clashes with youthful idealism

Torgny Lilja

March 22, 2009

Like the quiet before a storm, the second act of Michael Weller's "Moonchildren" opens with seeming calm, but the dramatic events of the Vietnam War, and racial tension in America are just outside. A young man is reading a ...

Chapel walls echo with ethereal voices

Eryn Burkhart

March 19, 2009

A crowded candle-lit chapel filled with the sound of angelic voices, singing two of the most beautiful, and most difficult choral works composed in recent history, according to director Nathan Kreitzer. Sunday afternoon, community members and music l...

‘The Times, They Are A Changin” recounts 1960s struggle

Joey Large

March 17, 2009

The rise and fall of Kennedy, The Beatles, and hippies. These were among the topics of the 1960s idealism revisited in the one-act plays dubbed "The Times, They Are A Changin'," on March 11 and 12 in West Campus-Room 302. ...

Former People magazine president recounts highlight career

Joey Large

March 15, 2009

Through respect and dedication, Nora McAniff worked her way from being a receptionist to the youngest-ever president of People magazine. With no empty seats in the Business-Communications Center-Room 228, McAniff told her story of ...

Actors make the best of tight spaces

Torgny Lilja

March 15, 2009

Theater students are cultivating their talents of adaptation in the accurately named Interim Theatre during the renovation of the Garvin Theatre complex on West Campus. "It's because we're concentrating on smaller projects,"...

CD Review-Tonight

Zac Estrada

March 12, 2009

Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand plays it safe with its third album, "Tonight," released Jan. 27 on Domino Records. As in the band's previous albums, the lead song "Ulysses" starts slow, but quickly becomes lively an...

Local journalist participates in creative writing program

Jen Baron

March 12, 2009

Starshine Roshell is a Santa Barbara-based journalist, award-winning columnist, and mother of two. She also teaches Journalism 271, "Creative Writing: Non-Fiction" at City College. Roshell's nationally syndicated column appears...

CD Review- All I Ever Wanted

Julie Drechsler

March 12, 2009

Despite being the first winner of American Idol-and Simon Cowell's all-time favorite-Kelly Clarkson fails to deliver with her new album, "All I Ever Wanted," released on March 10 by RCA. This is the fourth studio disc released by Clark...

CD Review- (A)spera

Hannah Scott

March 12, 2009

The Shins on the left, Joni Mitchell on the right. Put your hands together - you've got Mirah, who released her fourth studio album, "(A)spera," March 10 on K Records. A singer and songwriter in her 30s, Mirah consistently concentrates old folk poetry into her song lyrics - and she does it ...

Local poets open first of three readings sponsored by creative writing program

Jen Baron

March 12, 2009

Local poets Diana Raab and Paul Willis serenaded a crowd of nearly 40 guests on at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28, marking the first of three readings sponsored by the Creative Writing department this semester. Diana Raab, memoirist, essayist,...

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