Artist Features

‘Tis The Season For Surprises

For seven shows over three weeks, the cast and crew of the annual “Christmas Is…” performance has changed the Haugh Performing Arts Center into a Christmas wonderland. Although the name has stayed the same, Citrus College’s “Christmas Is…” takes on a new storyline each year. This year the Visual and Performing Arts Department takes audience…

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Letting the pen hover above the dotted line

In November 2014, Samantha Goodsell found herself sitting across the table from the executives of Nickelodeon, who were offering her the opportunity to have her own TV show. With her pen hovering over the dotted line, executives intently watching, Goodsell suddenly realized that this was not what she wanted. Gathering all the courage she could…

The man behind the magic

World renowned magician, illusionist and Citrus College Professor Dale Salwak has been invited to return to North Korea in April 2018. He has traveled to North Korea before with his son, Ryan Salwak, a former Citrus College student. Salwak has been the only other American magician, after Hal Myers in 1981, invited to perform in…

Macabre heartthrobs stalk catwalk in annual Halloween “Creep Show”

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” blared over a public address system to a 100-person crowd. The crowd lightly danced in the Campus Center Mall as the Cosmetology Department’s “Creep Show” began on Oct. 13. “Carving her a forever smile and the limbs of a doll, he finalized his vows by slitting her throat and burned the two…

Rubel Castle: Glendora’s secret attraction

Tucked away in the Foothills, a medieval-style castle peaks above the quiet suburban neighborhoods of Glendora. Michael Rubel began working on a castle in 1968 with the help of hundreds of people. Some would help for only one day, while others would continue to help for years. After 20 years, Rubel was successful in his construction of Rubel Castle…

Friendship and art brings trio together

Though photography professor Amanda Keller Konya has only been a faculty member for a year, she is influencing the visual arts community on campus. Konya welcomed Carolyn Buck Vosburgh and Sandy Abrams and their art to Citrus College. Konya worked with both artists when all three worked at Brentwood Schools. Abrams taught sculpting, Buck Vosburgh…

Musical Chairs

The students of the Citrus College Recording Arts program may spend most their time behind a mixing board, but there are still moments when they must act fast outside the control room. Former student, Andrew Cook knew that feeling all too well when he saw a $4,000 microphone falling as he was setting up for…