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The National Comedy Theatre shines with rising stars

Bryanna Martinez, Staff writer

May 10, 2017

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Come prepared for a night of comedy, improvisation and audience geared ad-lib entertainment from the National Comedy Theatre (NCT) located in downtown San Diego. The theater performs over 300 shows a year. On Sundays, the NCT...

Cosmonauts rocks the Space Bar, (El Cajon)

Christopher Ruiz Rodriguez, Distribution Manager

May 10, 2017

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Hailing from Fullerton, the Cosmonauts shredded the night away at the Space Bar located on El Cajon Boulevard on May 4. The Cosmonauts are a four-person band signed to Burger Records with two guitarists/vocalists Alexander...

Guardians Vol. 2: A worthy sequel

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

May 10, 2017

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 begins with the ragtag team of guardians being hired by the alien race of the planet Sovereign to protect valuable batteries (the source of the planet’s power) against a monstrous invader. The threat...

Album Review: Gorillaz returns with Humanz

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

May 10, 2017

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After an extensive hiatus, Gorillaz are back with their fifth studio album, Humanz. At this point, it’s standard practice for the band to let a significant amount of time pass before releasing a new album. When a new Gorill...

Audio Scout

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

May 10, 2017

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Two weeks ago it was announced that there would be a small collection of unreleased Prince songs shared with the public on the one-year anniversary of his death. Following this news, the planned release of the songs was shot down...

Author Daniel Borzutzky on poetic immigration

Gayana Parsegova, Opinion editor

May 10, 2017

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Between incorporating his Chilean roots, and his childhood based in the windy city of Chicago, Daniel Borzutzky is a passionate writer who encourages open discourse for global issues. Borzutzky utilizes his upbringing as a source...

A Celebration of Roots and Culture

Cesia Cano, Staff writer

May 10, 2017

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On April 14, CSUSM hosted “From Africa to Brazil” in Arts 111, the final event in the spring Arts & Lectures Series. Marcos Mariano Silva and Bahia Magia Dance Co. displayed the exuberant and rich cultural traditions of...

DAMN. album review

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

May 10, 2017

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“Is it wickedness? Is it weakness?” The chilling lines from the opening track of Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album, DAMN. As soon as I hear this I’m locked in and thinking to myself, can he do it again? Can he liv...

Bastille performs at The Novo in Downtown LA

Annelisa Zamora, Staff writer

May 10, 2017

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Amidst Coachella performances and arena shows, British indie pop band Bastille made a stop at The Novo for a more intimate club performance on April 19. The band, whose single “Pompeii”  landed the number five spot on...

The Audio Scout

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

May 10, 2017

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Mac DeMarco: The Canadian singer-songwriter, Mac DeMarco is set to release his third full-length album This Old Dog on Friday, May 5. The catch is, the album has been leaked online. In Demarco’s signature easy-going nature, he ad...

Marc E. Bassy rocks Festival 78

Antonio Pequeño IV, A&E Editor

May 10, 2017

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In a remarkable turnout of 600+ attendees, the first annual Festival 78 provided an evening of music, food and fun at the Mangrum Track & Field on April 22. An evening of music, food and fun, the first annual “Festival...

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