Vocal jazz warms up ARC at winter concert


Jose Garcia, Staff
December 11, 2014

ARC’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Choir and Jazz Vocal Soloists put on a spectacular performance at their winter concert event Wednesday. Director Arthur LaPierre, an ARC music professor, introduced the choir as the stage was being set up. The choir got the audience going with their performances of the... Read more »

Last jazz ensemble concert of the semester pays tribute to jazz legend Gerry Mulligan

Jessica Vang, Staff
December 4, 2014

The American River College music department will be holding an instrumental jazz ensemble concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. The concert, which will be directed by Dyne Eifertsen, will be a tribute to Gerry Mulligan, a late saxophone player and songwriter. “The studio jazz ensemble and jazz collective will... Read more »

Student talent showcased at auditions for fundraiser play, “Gumbo”


Joseph Daniels, Staff
November 20, 2014

Before beginning his magic show at the auditions for the upcoming American River College production “Gumbo,” ARC student Spencer Murrish said the one thing he learned in college was that girls love a guy who has a “big deck.” “Gumbo,” a show featuring performers who can audition with any... Read more »

ARC gets jazzed up for music critique from pro musician


Emily K. Rabasto, Managing Editor
November 19, 2014

“There was just so much soul, I couldn’t help but yell,” said jazz studies major and drummer Anthony Johnson during a particularly sultry performance from a small jazz group during American River College’s second Jazz Clinic on Thursday, featuring Sacramento native and award-winning percussionist... Read more »

Concert and Symphonic Bands rock ARC Theater

Jose Garcia, Staff
November 18, 2014

The American River College Concert and Symphonic bands performed a selection based on what can be viewed as the most basic element of music, rhythm, on Nov. 10. Numerous elements of rhythm were demonstrated at “It’s About Time!” The director of the program, professor Susan Hamre, was thrilled with... Read more »

Creative open mic ‘Cafe Noir’ features talented acts


Kameron Schmid, Arts and Culture editor
November 9, 2014

With performances in multiple styles, including song, poetry, improvisation and acting, Theater Arts Club’s first “Cafe Noir” of the semester, which took place on Nov. 4, was a fun way for the artistically inclined to practice their craft in a front of a live crowd of about two dozen students and... Read more »

ARC juggalos reject their gang classification


Matthew Wilke, Staff
November 7, 2014

If you listen to or follow any of Psychopathic Records’ releases, a record label featuring multiple hip-hop artists, most notably the Insane Clown Posse, then the FBI thinks you’re a gang member. They’re called “juggalos” and “juggalettes,” and while the FBI classifies them as a gang, they... Read more »

ARC student orchestra kicks off semester with upcoming concert

Jessica Vang, Staff
October 31, 2014

The classical music of Russian masters will come to campus as an orchestral performance, conducted by professor Steven Thompson and performed by ARC students. Saturday’s program will feature all Russian master’s music, as well as a guest performance composed by Tanya Vegvary Plescia, a pianist and... Read more »

Greek concept of planetary music, ‘Harmony of the Spheres’ is the subject of a lecture at ARC

Joseph Daniels, Staff
September 29, 2014

“Sound is the key to creation,” said music conductor Henrik Hansen during his lecture “The Harmony of the Spheres” on Sept. 18. The Harmony of the Spheres, or musica universalis, is a concept that was discovered by Greek philosopher Pythagoras. The idea is the celestial bodies, the sun, the moon,... Read more »

Jazz clinic at ARC features saxophone tips from a veteran of ARC


Jessica Vang, Staff
September 29, 2014

For anyone who wanted to get tips on playing the saxophone or learn more about jazz music, ARC Music Director Dr. Dyne Eifertsen and saxophonist Steve Lishman put together an event that was “all that jazz” on Sept. 11. Presented by the ARC music department and hosted by Eifertsen, the jazz clinic... Read more »

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