Arts & Entertainment

A tale of two debuts: Kanye’s faith and Weezer’s anomaly

May 2, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY Hello reader, it is I, Kyle: the apotheosis of music-writing, casting judgement from atop my throne of Talking Heads vinyl and the tears of Imagine Dragons fans.  I have come to bid you farewell to the school year (unless you are one of the fools who choose to sit in an air-conditioned […]

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Culture Club: free passes for Pima students

May 2, 2019

By JOSH GRAY Pima Community College has partnered with Act One to provide free cultural passes to Pima students.  Culture Passes are free admission tickets that you and a guest can get by going to your local Pima Library. Act One is an organization that helps provide art and cultural experience throughout Arizona schools. Act […]

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The return of Media Fusion

May 2, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS The Digital Arts department at Pima Community College will be hosting its annual Media Fusion on May 3.  Media Fusion specifically showcases three aspects: film, game design and animation. It started in 2017 and takes place at the end of each Spring semester.  “It grew out of an annual showing of student […]

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Dance Fusion

April 18, 2019

By COSTA B. PAPPAS Pima Community College’s dance program kicks off their spring dance fusion show on April 26 and 27. With Nolan Kubota as their director, the performance combines contemporary styles with ballet, modern jazz, and other styles. The event will be open to anyone who wishes to come for a cost of $10. […]

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A Sentient Roomba’s Guide to Music: Little Simz and Solange drop the first great albums of 2019

March 30, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY The Beat Report is a bi-weekly music report on some of my favorite new stuff music has to offer, as well as some great albums celebrating anniversaries.   Little Simz – GREY Area (Hip-Hop) “I’m Jay Z on a bad day, Shakespeare on my worst days” is a bold statement for anyone […]

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A Sentient Roomba’s Guide to Music: How I learned to stop worrying and love The Roots

March 14, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY In case you didn’t know by now (or haven’t been paying attention, which, I mean, fair enough), The Beat Report is a bi-weekly music report on some of my favorite new stuff music has to offer. It will also will feature retrospectives on great albums celebrating anniversaries this year. No genre is […]

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Vagina Monologues

March 14, 2019

By MONTY GANTTSpring2019VaginaMonologuesV1 On March 28th  at the Proscenium Theater at 7 PM, Pima Community College students, staff and alumni will come together to put on a performance of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues.” Upon first glance at the title of the show, it may seem like an open discussion forum of anatomy for women. […]

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The sound of the woodwinds comes to Pima

February 28, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY Mark Nelson isn’t just the acting dean of Arts at Pima Community College, he’s also an accomplished tuba player, teacher, band director and musical historian. Nelson’s office, located near the entrance of the Center for the Arts building at West Campus, is adorned with stacks of CDs, old recording equipment and assorted […]

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Five great albums snubbed at the Grammys

February 28, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY February’s no fun. Football season is over. Arizona has yet to reach peak surfing weather. There isn’t much new music. Oh, and the Grammys happened. That’s bad, too.  1. Pusha T – “Daytona” (Hip-hop) Boomers will deride it as everything that’s wrong with hip-hop culture. I’ll praise it as a pugnacious poem […]

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5 great albums you probably missed from 2018

February 14, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY Car Seat Headrest – “Twin Fantasy” Will Toledo’s reimagined masterwork on romantic teenage angst is stunning in its sheer scope. To think that Toledo crafted this hour-long indie-rock behemoth at only 19 is absurd, let alone that he had this vision all along – simply without the tools to make it a […]

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