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Devin Hough, luthier and musician, has dedicated his life to building and repairing string instruments, including  baroque-era violins, viola d’amores, and violones. (Photo courtesy of Devin Hough)

Musician, Devin Hough, gives a rare glimpse into the history and modernization of baroque-era string instruments

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer March 20, 2022

These days, working as a luthier, a maker of stringed instruments, is an unusual profession. Over time, the craft has largely been replaced by mass production in an age that often values efficiency over...

Students will start seeing more live, in-person events from the American River College music department, starting with an event on March 10. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba)

ARC Music Department to hold in person events for the first time in two years

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer March 9, 2022

The American River College music department will begin holding live and in-person events for the first time in two years, starting with a four-concert series. According to Dyne Eifertsen, co-chair of...

 DJ Remme a DJ who works a lot of Los Rios Community College District events shown here working American River College’s New Student Orientation on Aug.11 2018 (Photo courtesy of DJ Remme)

DJ Remme brings excellent music, flash and flair

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor November 13, 2021

Music is a form of art that gets people to attend events, and for music to be played, there has to be a conductor, and in today’s world, those people are sometimes known as DJs. DJs bring energy,...

“Donda’s” cover art is a black screen for which Kanye West has yet to explain the meaning. (Photo courtesy of Def Jam Records)

Review: “Donda” is a rap album with a spin on the foundation of gospel music

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor September 10, 2021

Kanye West is one of the most well-known artists in the world and is also considered to be one of the best producers to ever step foot in the rap game.  West has produced for people such as Jay-Z,...

Drakes album,“Certified Lover Boy, features cover art depicting 12 emojis of pregnant women implying that Drake is indeed a “Certified Lover Boy”. (Photo courtesy of OVO and Republic records)

Review: ”Certified Lover Boy” is another masterpiece to add to Drake’s amazing discography

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor September 10, 2021

Aubrey Graham, better known as Drake is an artist who is popular worldwide. He is known for his catchy “in your feelings” type of music and is a veteran in the music industry with a career that spans...

On March 9, 2021, the  “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” release date was announced via Twitter along with its cover, created by Spanish–Croatian artist Filip Ćustić and featuring Lil Nas X as both Adam and God in a reinterpretation of Michelangelos The Creation of Adam. (Photo courtesy of Filip Ćustić)

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and its critique on LGBTQ-excluding Christianity

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer May 10, 2021

When Lil Nas X released the corresponding music video to his new single, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” social media quickly flooded with reactions, with fans praising him and onlookers demonizing...

Steven Thompson shares his passion and love for music and the ARC orchestra. Thompson says the orchestra is a welcoming group and includes people of all ages. (Screenshot via the ARC orchestra website)

Professor Steven Thompson introduces the ARC Orchestra

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

First it was the simple piano studies. Then it was picking up the trombone for the first time. Now it’s directing orchestra pieces around the world.  What else can an interest in music bring someone? For...

American River Colleges Melanated Music Mondays is a space to come through and get counseling information, do homework and listen to popular music by artists with melanin in their skin. (Photo via American River College)

Melanated Music Mondays gives students a place to chill and listen to music

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

As the famous musician, Ray Charles said, “Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.”   Music is something the average college student loves and gravitates...

American River Colleges Community of Voices, founded in  2017, is designed to bring students together with music and singing, giving anyone the chance to sing and receive constructive feedback from students as well as a professor. (Photo via Pixabay)

Community of Voices brings students together through music

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer March 15, 2021

Now that American River College has entered the third semester of online learning, classes and clubs alike have been forced to find creative ways to continue working and staying together. Community of...

In August 2019, students gather for the Jump in and Sing workshop ran by American River College Professor Catherine Fagiolo. In spring 2021, Jump in and Sing continues virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo Courtesy of Catherine Fagiolo)

“Jump In and Sing” workshop offers students a place to perform

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

Are there any aspiring singing artists looking for a space to receive great insight and critique for the craft? For American River College singers who’ve yet to share their talents, now there’s a program...

Sound engineer Stanley Soares, guest hosted the Commercial Music programs Inside the Music Industry Workshop podcast on February 11, 2021. (Photo via ARC Commercial Music Program)

ARC Commercial Music program hosts “Inside the Music Industry”

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Music professor Merlyn Van Regenmorter, director of the Commercial Music program, has been inviting music professionals to speak for students for over ten years, but in 2017, he officially introduced his...

 “Heather” a song written by Conan Gray is a true story based on his own personal experience of loving someone who loves someone else and how his feelings of envy come into play while stemming off his feelings of love. (Screenshot of Heather music video)

10 love songs to fill your heart this February

Madison Duong, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

February is known for being a month all about love, from self-love, loving family and friends, having a romantic partner, and more. Here is a list of 10 emotional love songs that carry the many meanings...

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