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Doritos taco takes bite out of competition

Doritos taco takes bite out of competition

Josh Baumbach and Josh Baumbach

March 21, 2012

Shortly after re-introducing breakfast and unveiling the slogan “Live Más” to their customers, Taco Bell unleashed the Doritos Locos Taco. The Locos Taco was first seen in a picture posted on the internet last year from a test store. Since then, speculation had been rampant about if or when it...

Vocal ensemble is all that JAZZ

From left: Jessica Dacpano, Maryam Mirbagheri and Jonathan Blum of the advanced American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble performing at a concert in the American River College campus theater on March 14. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Bryce Fraser and Bryce Fraser

March 21, 2012

The American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble accompanied by the Natomas Charter Vocal Ensemble, filled the room with the sound of jazz with a dash of a surprisingly Latin flavor on March 13. The audience was a mixture of people attending the concert for normal reasons and some that were a part of...

Theater Q and A: Tracy Shearer ‘Pride and Prejudice’

The actors in ARC's production of

Shelby Young and Shelby Young

March 21, 2012

A love story about two people who are blinded about their own misjudgments of each other. “Pride and Prejudice” is the next stage production at American River College. Director Tracy Shearer sat down with The Current for a brief talk about the upcoming play. Current: How is your adaptation differe...

In our heads- Josh Baumbach

Josh Baumbach and Josh Baumbach

March 21, 2012

A&C editor Josh Baumbach picks "the five songs (he) can't stop listening to" “D.D.” by The Weeknd – R&B singer The Weeknd has been creating a name for himself by releasing album-quality mixtapes.  His most recent mixtape/album, “Echoes Of Silence,” features this almost moderniz...

‘Hunger Games’ looks to feed audience appetites

'Hunger Games' looks to feed audience appetites

Cintia Lopez and Cintia Lopez

March 21, 2012

An oppressive government. A struggle to survive. Unrequited love. Fights to the death. It all adds up to “The Hunger Games.” “The Hunger Games” is a novel that was released on Sept. 14, 2008 by Suzanne Collins. More than 11 million copies of the book have been sold, and many people are anticipating...

New burger joint is ‘heavenly’

Daniel Romandia and Daniel Romandia

March 21, 2012

Sacramento's food scene has an abundance of burger joints. Hamburger Patties on J Street has been a midtown staple for years. The Flaming Grill Cafe in the Arden area continues to serve Sacramento with exotic meats. It seems like there is a restaurant that is a constitution for every section for the...

Andy Warhol exhibit opens to packed crowd at ARC’s James Kaneko Gallery

ARC art history professor Ken Magri explains how special the March 13 Andy Warhol exhibit is to a packed room.

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

March 13, 2012

It was standing-room-only in the James Kaneko Gallery on March 13 during a reception for the campus’ newest exhibit “Warhol’s New York,” which features rare photos by the famous artist. More than 130 students, faculty and community members attended the noon event that featured refreshments...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ gives new twist to story but lacks intensity

Daniel Clark and Daniel Clark

March 7, 2012

The n-word. A mysterious man who hasn’t left his house in a decade. The trial and conviction of an innocent black man. All just a normal day for the play “To Kill A Mockingbird,” based on the classic book by Harper Lee. The story is set in Maycomb, Alabama in 1935, right in the middle of...

‘Wolf Gift’ devoid of any bite

Daniel Clark and Daniel Clark

March 7, 2012

Some books are a gift to read; while others are a gift you’d only give to your worst enemy. The new book “The Wolf Gift” by Anne Rice is the latter. It breaks away from Rice’s usual vampires and witches fare into the new territory of werewolves. It mainly centers on Rueben, a 23-year-old man...

‘First Meal’ offers morning option

Taco Bell offers a new breakfast menu including burritos and Cinnabon Delights. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)

Josh Baumbach and Josh Baumbach

March 7, 2012

Taco Bell has a bad reputation when it comes to food quality. But for a lot of college students, it is an affordable yet tasty option for a quick meal. After earnings last year were below expectations, Taco Bell decided to spice up their menu with new offerings. The first of these changes came in the...

Second Saturday a Sacramento standout

Mark Manning's studio at 2110 Sacramento Art Complex, located at 2110 K St. in Midtown Sacramento. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)

Deanna Dokes and Deanna Dokes

March 7, 2012

What began as a gathering of gallery owners to promote their art has turned into an enormous celebration attracting more than 15,000 people to the local Sacramento art scene. Second Saturday, also known as the Art Walk, starts at 6 p.m. and is located on J and L streets of downtown. It is an event that...

Navy SEALs it for ‘Act of Valor’

Navy SEALs it for 'Act of Valor'

Korbl Klimecki and Korbl Klimecki

March 7, 2012

“Act of Valor” gives a moviegoer a firsthand look into what it is like to be a deadly warrior. Just like riding along with a policeman while he makes arrests and pulls people over, this film takes a viewer on an exhilarating and dangerous ride with some of the most lethal and well-trained military...

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