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American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble put on a  show on Nov. 2 at the ARC main theater. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba)

ARC’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble performed a variety of hits on Nov. 2 at the main theater

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor November 15, 2022

American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble performed on Nov. 2 at the ARC main theater. The concert was led by the student vocalists and Joe Gilman, ARC music professor, who played piano for the rhythm...

The ARC Instrumental Jazz Band performing, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” as part of its “Tribute to The Beatles,” show on Oct. 27 (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

ARC’s Instrumental Jazz Band holds a “Tribute to The Beatles” show

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

American River College Instrumental Jazz Band held a concert at the ARC Main Theater on Oct. 27 called, “A Tribute to The Beatles.” The concert was engaging and entertaining to watch, any jazz fan...

“Midnights,” Taylor Swifts 10th studio album, is the most streamed album in a single day on Spotify beating out the previous record which was 183 million by Bad Bunny set earlier this year. The numbers for “Midnights” have not been released yet. (Photo via Republic Records)

Review: Taylor Swift’s new album, “Midnights,” is an instant success on the music charts

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

Swifties and pop music fans alike were able to celebrate and listen to the release of Taylor Swift’s new album, “Midnights,” which is available on all music platforms and record stores; the album...

Rapper Kid Cudi’s newest release, “Entergalactic,” is available on all music platforms. (Photo courtesy of Wicked Awesome and Republic Records)

Review: Kid Cudi returns to his roots with mellow energy album, “Entergalatic”

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

Grammy award-winning rapper and producer Kid Cudi released his newest album, “Entergalatic,” on Sept. 30 to all music platforms to support his own animated series named after his album. The album...

Musician Dmitri Matheny shares what it’s like to be a working musician with American River College students. (Photo courtesy of Dmitri Matheny)

ARC music department hosts jazz clinic event that marks the rise of in-person classes

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor September 16, 2022

On Sept. 9, the American River College music department hosted a jazz clinic by Dmitri Matheny, a flugelhorn player and touring musician. The flugelhorns' warm and gentle tone has made it Matheny’s instrument...

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...

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