Students to get a taste of Italian opera

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Kevin Sheridan, Staff Writer
April 22, 2014

Eight opera students from American River College will travel to Viterbo, Italy this summer to perform and study opera as part of a study abroad program. The students will be studying with a high-level maestro and performing excerpts from several operas. They will also serve as members of the orchestra... Read more »

ARC Orchestra returns from trip to Bay Area

Michael Pacheco, Staff Writer
April 17, 2014

The American River College concert and symphonic ensembles recently took a small tour of performances through the Bay Area. The tour was March 28-30 and took the mixed ensemble all over the Bay Area, spanning across local high schools, Los Medanos College and a clinic held in the San Francisco East Bay... Read more »

Ye olde English meets Steampunk

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Alex Panasenko, Staff Photographer
April 15, 2014

There will be a robot and there might be steam. American River College’s production of the Shakespeare classic “Much ado about nothing” is a steampunk adaptation. The character of Verges, portrayed by actor Jeremy Diefenbacher, will be a robot, according to the director of production, Pamela Downs. The... Read more »

Hip-hop is going back to Cali

Photo Illustration by Zach TIerney

Walter Jones, Designer
April 13, 2014

For years people said the West Coast is dead and that the good artists are in New York or the South. From 2005 to 2010, two people (Game and E-40) have mainly represented West Coast hip-hop. Now we are seeing a bunch of artists coming out of California, and making a huge impact in the music scene. With... Read more »

Political posters founded in Sacramento

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Thalia Avila, Designer
April 10, 2014

There’s always a story behind art, and sometimes that story is an important part of history. An art exhibit in honor of Cesar Chavez Day and Cinco de Mayo, “Look to the Sky,” by the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), highlights the history of farm workers and Mexican Americans. The exhibit will be... Read more »

Who’s a friend and who’s a foe in new Captain America film?

Adnan Ramic, Arts & Culture Editor
April 7, 2014

You can take the captain out of America, but you can’t take the America out of the captain. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the new Captain America film from Marvel, relies heavily on the plot of “Captain America: The First Avenger,” the first Captain America film, and moviegoers should... Read more »

Vocal jazz ensemble performs first home concert after division conference

Kevin Sheridan, Staff Writer
April 3, 2014

The American River College vocal jazz ensemble performed its first home concert of the season March 19 in the theater. The band returned home after a successful performance at the American Choral Directors Association Western Division Conference in Santa Barbara. The ensemble performed eight songs, such... Read more »

Christian play making a return after 16 years

Adnan Ramic, Arts & Culture Editor
April 2, 2014

For hundreds of decades, the story of Jesus Christ has been told in several media, including live performance. This year a drama that was once considered “the largest theatrical production in Northern California” returns to the stage for Easter. “For What Purpose”, a play written and produced... Read more »

All that jazz

Brandon Nelson, Web Editor
April 1, 2014

Music is all around this campus. Whether it’s the vocal ensemble or the teachers, music is very much a part of the American River College campus. Although it’s hardly ever heard. On March 25, Professor Dyne Eifertsen hosted a free jazz clinic with jazz musician Mike McMullen. “Don’t let anybody... Read more »

Student protest brings up questions on free expression

Mike “J.Terrible” DePiero is performing a silent act with tape over his mouth with “censored” written on it. DePiero was prevented from performing an original song that he wrote, so he performed his silent act in protest.

Jonathan H. Ellyson & Michael Pacheco, Managing Editor & Staff Writer
March 26, 2014

Mike DePiero, also known as J.Terrible, staged a protest at the most recent American River College acoustic cafe. After being told he would not be able to perform one of his songs the way he wanted to, he instead placed tape over his mouth and proceeded to advocate his situation through a series of written... Read more »

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