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Live music will surpass CD for ‘Entrance and Exits’ dance showcase April 14-16

Alexis Jacquett

By Alexis Jacquett

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — When the Dance Department presents “Entrances and Exits” on April 14, 15, and 16, guest musicians will include the Grossmont College Gospel Choir, Afro-Cuban Ensemble, Amir Etemadzadeh, and Kristopher Apple with faculty choreographers Melisa Adao, Nancy Boskin-Mullen, Kathy Meyer, Sylvia Morales, David Mullen, Coleen Shipkowski, and Debi Toith-Ward. This event will be held at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre.

The idea came from last spring’s concert when Berkley Heart, a local folk group, was asked by Boskin-Mullen to perform one of the pieces. Kathy Meyer got the idea that the Dance Department should collaborate with the Music Department to add live music to the concert. There is just a difference between live music and a c.d.; it’s much more moving, Meyer noted.

Joan B. Kroc Theatre at 6611 University Avenue, San Diego 92115, seats about 650 people. There will be 55 dance students and about 62 musicians performing this event. There will be Middle Eastern calligraphy in the background of the stage and a small amount of set design.

This concert has something to offer everyone from all different backgrounds. There is ballet, modern dance, jazz, tap, contemporary, salsa, and hip-hop. This is the first time that live music will be played throughout the whole concert. Also there is a matinee concert on Saturday to accommodate the high school students that may want to attend the event.

The dates and times are as follows; are Thursday April 14th at 7:30p, Friday the15th at 7:30p, and Saturday the16th at both 2:00p and 7:30p. There is a pre-sale option for all faculty and staff, $8 until Wednesday April 13th at 12:00 noon. Students may also purchase pre-sale tickets for $10, up until  12:00 noon Wednesday. Regular tickets at the box office are $12. Tickets may be purchased at the ASGC office, the dance office, any dance instructor, the box office, or at the door.

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Jacquett is a Media Communications 199 student

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‘Entrances and Exits’ dance April 14-16

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)–The Grossmont College Dance Department will present  its annual faculty-choreographed student dance concert “Entrances and Exits.”   Concert dates and times are Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15 at 7:30pm and Saturday, April 16 at 2:00 and 7:30pm at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre, 6611 University Avenue, San Diego 92115. 

This year, concert directors Kathy Meyer and David Mullen, along with other faculty choreographers have produced an exciting special event—a collaboration with local musicians performing live on stage as accompaniment to each dance.  Along with a stunning collection of dances in various genres including modern dance, salsa, tap, ballet, contemporary, and hip hop, this concert will feature musical pieces by the Grossmont College Gospel Choir, directed by Ken Anderson; the Afro-Cuban Ensemble, directed by Derek Cannon; classical composer and performer Kristopher Apple and professional percussionist Amir Etemadzadeh.

A special pre-sale ticket price of $8 is available for Grossmont College faculty and staff at the ASGC ticket window.  This special pre-sale rate is good for one ticket per faculty or staff member with college ID. General admission ticket price is $10 pre-sale, $12 at the door.
Ticket pre-sale ends at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 13. For more information, call 619-644-7766.

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Preceding provided by the Grossmont College public information department

Commentary: Time to rethink Grossmont College’s smoking ban

By Russell Lindquist

Cigarette butts by Building 20

GROSSMONT COLLEGE—In life, nothing is more necessary than breathing. I love breathing! Moreover, as an avid breather, I absolutely detest smoking. In theory, then, shouldn’t I love our campus’ no-smoking, no-tobacco policy? No, I should not. It is unreasonable, wrong-headed, heavy-handed, ineffective (most importantly to me) and reeks of self-righteousness (and for a smoking-ban to reek is quite ironic.)

The whole point of the smoking-ban is to keep all that disgusting smoke away from all us non-smokers, right? Well, even if that is the goal, the reality is that I, for one, have been  subjected to more smoking since the ban. And I am not alone.

Denise Schulmeyer is a faculty member in the communications department. Schulmeyer said that she, in fact, has “experienced more smoke since the ban.”

David Mullen is a dance instructor. Imagine that you are a dance instructor, and in the middle of your class, your room begins to fill with smoke – in a dance class!

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