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5 albums to perk you up during the quarantine

5 albums to perk you up during the quarantine

Brandon Zamora

March 25, 2020

With all of us forced to stay home due to the coronavirus, we need to find things to do to keep ourselves occupied. One common thing that a lot of people like to do when they’re trying to relax or pass time is listen to music.  Regardless of your preference of music, we can all agree that music is a good way...

Musicians on campus heckle student body to give them a listen

Musicians on campus heckle student body to give them a listen

Alex Muegge

March 4, 2020

If you thought the California Family Fitness representatives and several different religious booths heckling you to join their organizations around campus were bad, you have yet to run into American River College’s finest freelance artists trying to make a name for themselves. There have been an abundance of these salesp...

Upcoming noteworthy concert

Upcoming noteworthy concert

Bram Martinez

February 27, 2020

  The orchestra concert “Aria Concerto” will premiere in the American River College Main Theatre on March 13-14. In preparation for this, the students involved haved practice every Wednesday from 7 - 9:30 p.m. This practice has included the composers, the soloists, etc, in preparation for the onc...

“Ordinary Man” is anything but ordinary

“Ordinary Man” is anything but ordinary

Brandon Zamora

February 25, 2020

In what will likely be the last album he’ll ever release in his lifetime, Ozzy Osbourne is back once again to release his newest album “Ordinary Man.” Will the self-proclaimed “Prince of Darkness” farewell album go out with a bang or a whimper? It has been 10 years since the 71-year-old h...

Mac Miller releases last album “Circles” from beyond the grave

Mac Miller releases last album “Circles” from beyond the grave

Dylan Lillie

February 25, 2020

On Jan. 17, Grammy nominated hip-hop artist Mac Miller posthumously released his sixth and final album “Circles,” a sequel to his previous album “Swimming.” Miller named his albums this way in reference to the common expression “swimming in circles,” and both are supposed to portray how the...

The sounds of finale: Students showcase their work at applied music recital

The sounds of finale: Students showcase their work at applied music recital

Bram Martinez

December 12, 2019

Piano keys send a melody through the halls of the American River College Fine Arts Building to a darkened recital hall, with its only lightsource above directed on a lone pianist practicing before the start of the recitals. Nearby, a table covered in paper slips is slowly being cleared by the students, ...

ARC Orchestra to perform with hip-hop ensemble

ARC Orchestra to perform with hip-hop ensemble

Jack Harris

December 3, 2019

The American River College Orchestra will perform with the hip-hop ensemble Mik Nawooj on Dec. 4. The name of the ensemble comes from the leader’s name, JooWan Kim, according to Kate Wells, second violin in the ARC Orchestra.  Wells, who has rehearsed with Mik Nawooj multiple times, said that the ensemb...

Invitational concert gives listeners a note of inspiration

Invitational concert gives listeners a note of inspiration

Bram Martinez

November 26, 2019

At the American River College main theatre on Nov. 5, many people gathered for a special performance. The auditorium itself was dark, but the stage remained lit.  After people filed in and filled the seats, quiet conversations from the crowd emerged, excited for the evening's event.   Silence filled th...

Lea Michele’s debut holiday album transports listeners to a NYC Christmas

Lea Michele’s debut holiday album transports listeners to a NYC Christmas

Ariel Caspar

November 26, 2019

Lea Michele is best known for her role as Rachel Berry on the Emmy award winning hit musical comedy “Glee,” which debuted in 2009. The show placed a spotlight on Michele and launched her as an internationally known actress and singer.  Fans would call her a power-house vocalist and accomplished Broa...

Catch These Jazz Hands – Live at ARC’s Main Theater

Catch These Jazz Hands – Live at ARC’s Main Theater

Brandon Zamora

October 30, 2019

American River College’s music department will host an instrumental jazz concert directed by music professor Dyne Eifertsen at ARC’s Main Theater on Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Students from ARC’s jazz band and special guest Cooley Middle School Jazz Band will perform. This is the first concert series for ARC’s...

Even a brain tumor can’t stop this music driven professor

Even a brain tumor can’t stop this music driven professor

Jack Harris

October 9, 2019

Arthur Lapierre arrived before the rest of his class to a room with walls lined with acoustic padding and a plethora of orchestral instruments and equipment pushed up to the edges. Lapierre wheeled the grand piano across the empty floor, swept the cover off and started to play. He began playing a pie...

DragonForce brings an interesting twist to pop culture in newest album

DragonForce brings an interesting twist to pop culture in newest album

Brandon Zamora

October 8, 2019

It’s been two years since DragonForce, the power and speed metal band from London, England, released an album and they have returned with their newest album titled, “Extreme Power Metal.”  Did DragonForce really give us their most extreme album yet or is all the hype only in the title alon...

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