Artist Features

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Hip hop artist on the rise to spread hope

While not only being a student at Citrus, but also working two jobs, helping his community and keeping up his relationships, Mario Gonzalez still finds the time to be an aspiring musician in Los Angeles. Driven by dedication and a good heart, Gonzalez pursues his passion for music as a hip hop artist. Through his…

Color imbalance: life of a colorblind photographer

Up until the age of 17, Kevin Alvarez thought he was just “a lazy idiot” who had never learned his colors. Alvarez had just received a job at Party City and showed up in what he thought was protocol uniform: a black shirt and jeans. The first time his Party City manager asked him to…

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When work becomes play, former CSI turned screenwriter

During David Miranda’s 24 years of being a crime scene investigator agent he never carried a gun. Since CSI’s aren’t sworn officers, they aren’t allowed to do so. Miranda, a 61-year-old student at Citrus College with an undeclared major, wrote the play “On Days Like These” based off of real events throughout his career. The…

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Gallery pays tribute to professor through art

Undeclared Citrus College student Leah McCorkle, a hobbyist painter, walking through the Chris VanWinkle Memorial gallery in Hayden Memorial Library.Christian Van Winkle, who died January 23, taught at Citrus College for over 30 years. The Hayden Memorial Library Gallery is featuring the scenic paintings of a late professor from April second through May 13 as…

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Return of the ‘big battle’

After a one-year break, the Citrus College Blue Note Swing Orchestra and Azusa Pacific University’s Jazz Ensemble are back for more competitive performance. The Battle of the Big Bands is returning for it’s twelfth performance on March 17 and 18 at the Haugh Performing Arts Center. Blue Note Swing Orchestra instructor and both Citrus and…

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Tradition with a twist

“Christmas Is…” returns to the Haugh Performing Arts Center starting Dec. 5. This spectacular and unique production has been a tradition at Citrus College for 47 years. The second act in this event is an original musical that has not been repeated since production began in 1968. Doug Austin, who has been directing “Christmas Is…”…