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Music department shares concerns with online classes, cancels shows

August Lawrence, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

The Music Department has had to rethink its entire instruction process, abruptly canceling all band rehearsals and converting as many classes as possible to an online format after City College’s campus closure due to COVID-19....

Age restrictions on venues limit opportunities for artists under 21

Kai Zheng, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 11, 2019

The descending, menacing riff of the Beatles’ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” reverberated against the walls of Old Town Coffee, a popular local spot in Old Town Goleta. An audience of over fifty people sang along and swayed to the thr...

Playing music changed my life, should be required in K-12

Max Mullins, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

My first memories of playing music go back to when I was in elementary school, signing songs and learning “Hot Cross Buns” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on the recorder. Although the recorder is often ridiculed, perhaps...

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