May 2018
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Grossmont College broadcast student Alan Perales knows a good story when he sees it.

Accompanying his father on a hospital visit for a combat injury from the Vietnam War, Perales had the idea to chronicle the plight of injured veterans in a radio documentary for a Media Communications class.

On Sunday, he picked up a first-place international broadcasting award in Las Vegas in the 2018 BEA Festival of Media Arts, billed as the world's largest digital media and broadcast competition for students and faculty.
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coyote Coyote Music Festival
marks 10th year
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy the student-run Coyote Music Festival on Cuyamaca College ' s Grand Lawn from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12.
Marking its 10th year, this family-friendly event provides the community free live music and is a semester-end project for students in the innovative Music Industry Studies program that melds music, technology, recording and business.

There will be food trucks and vendors to check out in between sets as six local bands play homegrown music ranging from alternative rock to folk on two outdoor stages:
  • Goodnight Caulfield is a pop/rock alternative/emo quintet founded by guitarist/vocalist Adam Cuadra and lead guitarist Joey Meza, best friends since high school.
  • Alex Lievanos is a 21 year old singer-songwriter from San Diego who describes himself as old school with a modern vibe, heavily influenced by classic rock and indie pop.
  • Bobby Michaels a solo folk rock vocalist for 30 years who plays the guitar, ukulele and mandolin. He is a return act at Cuyamaca College, having played at the college's Winter Wonder Jam in 2015 and the Coyote Music Fest in 2017.
  • Coronado 59 is an alternative rock and new wave band based in Tecate, Mexico. Its members are lead vocalist and guitarist William Morrison; drummer Alex Lima; second guitarist Lara Molina and on bass, Luis F. Lima.
  • Madison Nocon is a singer-songwriter born and raised in San Diego. She got her first guitar at 5 years old and has been songwriting since.
  • Junipero, which describes its music as "dream pop," is a Tijuana-based duo of different generations that formed in the summer of 2017.
Parking is free.
sherlockSherlock Holmes takes  
Grossmont College stage  

The Grossmont CollegeTheatre Arts Department presents "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure"
by Steven Dietz and directed by Beth Duggan on May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m. and May 12 and19 at 2 p.m. at the Stagehouse Theatre.

Thinking he's at the end of his career, a case comes to Holmes that he just can't pass up. The King of Bohemia is about to be blackmailed by a notorious photograph, and the woman at the heart of this crime is the famous opera singer, Irene Adler. With his trusted companion Dr. Watson at his side, Sherlock Holmes pursues first the case, and then the affections of Miss Adler, and marches right into the lair of his longtime adversary, Professor Moriarty. Expect danger, intrigue, wit, humor and surprise in Dietz' exciting take on the world's most famous detective.

Tickets range from $10- $15 and can be purchased at the box office (back of parking lot #1); by phone at 619-644-7234 , or online.
performances Music at Grossmont, Cuyamaca

A multiplicity of music events are planned for May at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges.

At Grossmont College:

Thursday, May 3: Cadence Vocal Jazz featuring Danielle Finke and Miles Crawford

Sunday, May 6:  Grossmont College Concert Band Spring Recital 

Thursday, May 10: Cadence Vocal Jazz Student feature Rodnalyn Sese and Mitzi Duran 

Friday, May 11:  Blurring the Edges - Peter Sprague, Tripp Sprague & Fred Benedetti Jazz Trio 

Tuesday, May 15: Grossmont College Concert Band Spring Concert 

Thursday, May 17:  Cadence Vocal Jazz Spring Concert

Friday, May 18:  Piano Performance Majors Concert

Sunday, May 20: Piano Faculty Ensemble Concert

Monday, May 21: Afro-Cuban and Jazz Ensembles

Wednesday, May 23: Grossmont Guitar Ensemble

At Cuyamaca College:
Thursday May 3: Reka Parker Jazz Quartet 
Sunday, May 6: Jean Rondeau, harpsichord 
Saturday, May 12: Coyote Music Festival
Thursday, May 17: Cuyamaca College Choir

SymphonyGrossmont Symphony  
Orchestra's 'Americana'
The Grossmont College Music Department presents "Americana," with  Grossmont Symphony Orchestra soloist and Grossmont music faculty member Melonie Grinnell performing 7:30  p.m. May 25 at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, 8175 Lemon Grove Way, Lemon Grove, CA 91945. The jazz  pianist's repertoire includes Leonard Bernstein's "Overture to Candide," Gershwin's "An American in Paris (multimedia) and Chick Corea's "Spain for Jazz Sextet and Orchestra."

Admission: $15 general, $10 seniors, $5 students.

art Student art show on exhibit
at Grossmont College

The Grossmont College Spring 2018 Student Art Show is on exhibit May 7-25 at the Hyde Art Gallery, Building 25.

Most of the ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, jewelry, digital media, and photography on display will be for sale.  The gallery will host an opening reception 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, with an awards ceremony recognizing exceptional student work beginning at 5:30. Live music will be provided by Grossmont College's Music Department and refreshments will be served.

All Hyde Art Gallery exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Fridays by appointment only. Visitors are required to purchase a $2 one-day parking permit at a vending machine located in any parking lot.  For the opening reception, free parking passes are available by entering code 686 into any machine.
HeritageAAPI Heritage Month
at Grossmont College 
A ser ies of events, starting with a campus mixer from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, near room 206 of Griffin Center, Bldg. 60, and ending with Polynesian dancing from 12:30-1:15 Wednesday, May 16, in the Main Quad, is planned for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Grossmont College.

Sponsored by the World Arts and Cultures Committee and Student Affairs, the events are fee and open to the public:
  • May 1, 1-3 p.m. in Griffin Center Room 206: AAPI Student/Faculty/Staff Mixer
  • May 1-4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Asian Food Truck at Griffin Grill
  • May 10, 9:30-11 a.m. Grffin Gate in Griffin Center: "The Model Minority Myth," an interactive lecture/discussin led by City College professor Kirin Macapugay on the model minority myth and its disservice to Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
  • May 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Main Quad: Performance Poet and DJ Kuttin' Kandy
  • May 10, 2-3:50 p.m.  in Bldg. 26, Room 220:"Mixed Match" documentary screening that highlights the struggle of mixed-race people suffering from cancer as they reflect on their multiracial identities and complex genetics. 
  • May 15, 12:30-1 p.m. Main Quad. Tinikling Folk Dancing, a Filipino folk dance that involves stepping over and between two bamboo poles
  • May 16, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Griffin Gate in Griffin Center: A student panel and sociology professor Julio Soto discusses microaggressions that AAPI students face and stigma surrounding mental health issues. 
  • May 16, noon-12:30 p.m. in the Main Quad: Join the San Diego Kimono Club for a kimono fashion show, obi sash demonstration and dancing.
  • May 16, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Main Quad: Polynesian Dancing by the Halau 'O Heali'i Polynesian Revue. 
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