The Channels

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

Eryn Burkhart

March 24, 2009

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

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...

CD Review- Lily Allen “It’s Not Me, It’s You”

Katrine Villumsen

March 24, 2009

For a singer who is more famous for flashing her third nipple than for releasing good music, Lily Allen's second album is not bad. She is once again singing about love, life and losses in London town on "It's Not Me, It's You,"...

‘Gangsta’ gold accessory makes for girl’s prime necessity

Christianne Rojo

March 24, 2009

If my backpack was human it would be a certified P-I-M-P. While you stand around reppin' the Jansport logo, I cruise around campus rockin' hi-fi speakers on each side of mine. It's metallic gold, embellished with tiny decor...

CD Review- Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit

Jen Baron

March 24, 2009

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit's self-titled album captures the ear from the first listen. Released Feb. 24 by Lightning Rod Records, this album goes down like smooth scotch. Filled with bright steel-string finger-picking and...

Artistic masterpieces on display at Atkinson

Torgny Lilja

March 24, 2009

The stunningly vivid monotypes make a lasting impression at "Gifted," the Atkinson Gallery's current exhibition of contemporary art donated to City College over the years. Most of the prints are not only artistic masterpiec...

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 ...

Student compositions will be joined by faculty expertise

Eryn Burkhart

March 22, 2009

Virtuosic, gorgeous and cranial were words used to describe select student compositions that will be featured at this year's Faculty/Student Concert, at 7 p.m. March 22, in the Fe Bland Forum. Music professor Mike Eglin, who commented on...

Preview: Brass is back at Jazz night

Eryn Burkhart

March 22, 2009

The upcoming Jazz Night at Soho will feature swing tunes and big brass sounds, as City College jazz bands bring on the music at 7 p.m. next Monday. "You should come see the top student bands at City College doing new material, a...

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...

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...

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