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CD Review- Circus

Channels Staff

March 10, 2009

Britney Spears is back to her former self on her newest album, "Circus." Released on November 28, Spears' "comeback "album debuted at No.1 on The Billboard 200 Chart. Appealing to her party-going, teenaged fan base, "Circus" features...

CD Review-March of the Zapotec and Realpeople Holland

Channels Staff

March 10, 2009

Playing this kind of Beirut will not result in herpes, but it just might get you laid. Singer/songwriter Zachary Condon returns to serenade us with the sounds of oompas and mariachi horns. With songs like "La Llorona" and "My...

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. ...

CD Review- The Fray

Jessica Niemeyer, Jessica Niemeyer, and Jessica Niemeyer

March 10, 2009

Fame isn't over for The Fray, whose second, self-titled album journeys through a rocky past of heartbreaks and open wounds on the road of life. The Denver-based group debuted the album on Feb. 2, giving their fans a much-n...

CD Review- Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future

Amanda Jacobs, Amanda Jacobs, and Amanda Jacobs

March 10, 2009

Indie-pop duo The Bird and The Bee created an electric debut album in 2006 that topped the Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart. L.A.-based singer Inara George and sideman Greg Kurstin released their new album, "Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future," ...

CD Review- I Am… Sasha Fierce

Christianne Rojo

March 10, 2009

Beyoncé is back with a new album, a different sound and a new side to her that no one has seen - her alter ego Sasha Fierce. "I Am... Sasha Fierce" dropped on Nov. 18. The album includes two discs. The first CD, "I Am...,"...

Chamber music evening enchants

Eryn Burkhart

February 25, 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 23, 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...

Campus construction moves performing arts students

Eryn Burkhart

February 17, 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 17, 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- The Wild One

Sofia Gjerstad

February 17, 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...

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