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Superstar Shyra dishes on music, fame, and personal inspiration

Superstar Shyra dishes on music, fame, and personal inspiration

Tonisha Barnes and Tonisha Barnes

June 14, 2012

Who doesn’t want to be a superstar? Unfortunately, not everyone has what it takes to claim star status. Luckily, Sacramento can say they helped produce at least one: Superstar Shyra, to be exact. The superstar, Shyra Sanchez, is the writer and singer of the Billboard chart-topper “DJ Love Song,”...

Healthy food with a flair

A grilled salmon B.L.T. sandwich on a dinner plate with a pickle and a garnish from Cafe Bernardo in downtown Sacramento. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Bryce Fraser and Bryce Fraser

May 3, 2012

If you are looking for a place to eat that serves quality food, such as all-natural Angus beef and organic lettuce, and has a French-style European atmosphere, Café Bernardo is the place for you. Café Bernardo is located in the midtown area off of 28th Street and Capitol Avenue. The Café has seats...

Six must-download games

Josh Baumbach and Josh Baumbach

May 3, 2012

Many college students have trouble paying for those $60 Blockbuster-release video games, but see no other alternative for a triple-A gaming experience. This is a misconception, as there are many excellent gaming experiences that aren't even available in retail stores, but are easily attained and affordable,...

Sacramento goes Underground

Sacramento goes Underground

Stephanie Lee and Stephanie Lee

May 2, 2012

From Old Sacramento to California State University, Sacramento, there’s a lot of history about the city that is unknown to quite a few of its residents. Starting in April and running through the end of November, for $15 the Sacramento History Museum gives tours of Old Sacramento on their Underground...

In our heads

Daniel Romandia and Daniel Romandia

May 2, 2012

“Oooh”  - Kool A.D. (ft. Main Attrakionz) Kool A.D., one-third of Das Racist, is set on redeeming himself after the release of the horrible “The Palm Wine Drinkard” earlier this year. He definitely has with “51,” which was released on April 24. This track is smooth, plain and simple....

Local artist conceptualizes art

Local artist conceptualizes art

Evan Stradford and Evan Stradford

May 1, 2012

Many people may walk by the Sacramento Convention Center Complex or Folsom Boulevard and 65th Street and wonder, “What is the deal with all these huge sculptures?” If they had gone to the lecture by Stephen Kaltenbach on March 29, they would know. As fellow attendee Peggy Murphy, 23, said, “It...

On stage romance sparks ‘Pride and Prejudice’

On stage romance sparks 'Pride and Prejudice'

Daniel Clark and Daniel Clark

April 24, 2012

There is no one more prejudiced than someone with pride. So says the story of “Pride and Prejudice,” the new play from American River College’s theater department that will run until April 29. Set in England in the early 1810s, “Pride and Prejudice” is the classic tale by Jane Austen...

In our heads – Steven Condemarin

The album cover to one of The Current's top five songs we can't get out of our heads.

Steven Condemarin and Steven Condemarin

April 19, 2012

“Too Close” – Alex Clare Alex Clare’s 2011 album “Lateness of the Hour” is packed with a wide variety of experimental sounds; this song sticks out the most. Maybe it’s the mix of his soulful vocals and the new-age dub-step “wubs,” or maybe it’s the simplicity of the song. Either...

Summer movies: Superheroes set to run the show

Marvel Studios'

Josh Baumbach and Josh Baumbach

April 18, 2012

The summer movie season usually begins the first week of May with a blockbuster release, which will be a Marvel Entertainment release for the fifth year in a row. It usually ends in mid-August as a new school year begins. What happens between May and August is an absolute bloodbath of movie studios vying...

Nicki Minaj disappoints and impresses with “Reloaded”

Minaj's second album

Deanna Dokes and Deanna Dokes

April 18, 2012

The self-proclaimed “female Weezy” is back at it again with her second album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.” Nicki Minaj brings fellow rappers Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Drake, and of course Lil Wayne as features on this album. “Roman Reloaded” disappoints and impresses at the same time. Minaj...

Felipe’s fills the belly, won’t empty the wallet

Steven Paxio and Steven Paxaio

April 18, 2012

If you’re looking for great Mexican cuisine, quick and friendly service, and a rich cultural atmosphere, then Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant in Citrus Heights is a definite must-have eatery. From the moment I walked into the restaurant I knew I was in for a treat.  With cultural music playing overhead...

American Pie invites you to its heartwarming “Reunion”

Shelby Young and Shelby Young

April 18, 2012

Sweet crisp apple pie, band camp and crazy Stifler parties. “American Reunion” is the fourth installment in the “American Pie” series. Even though it isn’t the best of the four, it was still worth the many laughs shared among the audience. The movie starts with Jim and Michelle, showing...

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