The American River Current

Photo Essay: The Legacy of Dance

Dance major Latraye Allen performs a hip-hop routine in a dance studio at American River College, on Feb. 6, 2019. Allen is enrolled in the Dance Production: studio and Stage class and says his main focus is in hip-hop dancing. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Ashley Hayes-Stone and Patrick Hyun Wilson

February 13, 2019

Music echoes off the walls of the dance studio. The wall of mirrors extends the room beyond its natural edge and students of dance warm up and practice their moves. Sunny Smith has taught dance at American River College for 20 years. She says her goal is to prepare students for the dance industry...

“Ecotones” brings virtual space to the Kaneko Gallery

Frankie Vanity, a gallery intern, demonstrates a Virtual Reality segment of Ecotones, an interactive exhibit in the James Kaneko Gallery by artist Rachel Clarke. Gallery intern Jade Jacobs assists in the background on Jan. 28, 2019. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Katia Esguerra

February 13, 2019

The advancement of digital technology has impacted the art world. Stepping into the Kaneko Gallery, you may not think it looks like much. However, the minimalist environment was a portal through a virtual reality space where art was experienced through iPads, headsets, remote controls, and a temporar...

Concert and Symphonic Bands rock ARC Theater

The Symphonic and Concert Bands performs at the  “Rip-roarding Band Classics” at American River College on Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

December 13, 2018

American River College Concert and Symphonic Band presented ‘Rip-roaring Classics,’ the second concert together with the band Joyous Brass, directed by Susan Hamre and Founder Mike Welling on Nov. 8. Hamre is the director of the Symphonic and Concert Bands and the Musical Theater Ensemble at AR...

TTC: ArtNM 499: Monetizing Social Media for the Artist

Taking the Monetizing Social Media for the Artist class, offered in the spring 2019 semester by Matthew Stoehr at American River College, students will be able to learn to use media sites like Twitter and Instagram in a way that they will be able to learn how to create a career for themselves as an artist. (Graphic Design by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

December 13, 2018

American River College is full of talented artists who work nine-five jobs or slave in fast food kitchens. With the help of a new experimental class, set to be offered in spring 2019, such students will now have the chance to learn about how to make a living as an artist in the modern era. Matt Stoe...

‘Caution:’ Carey’s new album fifth on Billboard 200

Photo courtesy of Epic Records.

Alexis Warren

December 12, 2018

After teasing fans for months prior, singer and songwriter Mariah Carey finally released her 15th studio album, “Caution,” on Nov. 15. The 10-track album is a mix of pop, R&B, and hip-hop. Talented artists featured on the album include Ty Dolla $ign, Slick Rick, Blood Orange and Gunna. The ...

“Everything will Disappear” showcases unconventional photography at Kaneko Gallery

Photographer Angela Casagrande displays her exhibition, “Everything will Disappear,” at the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College on Nov. 28, 2018. Casagrande holds up a box with a picture of her on it. The box contains pieces of her hair because she said making these boxes caused her a lot of stress and made her lose hair. “Everything will Disappear” will run at the Kaneko Gallery until Dec. 14. (Photo by Gabe Carlos)

Gabe Carlos

December 7, 2018

A new show at the The James Kaneko Art Gallery at American River College highlights photographs that represent a collection of memory. Angela Casagrande’s show: “Everything will Disappear,” includes photos of families with some, not all, faces blocked out. There is also boxes with items in the...

High school choirs join ARC fall concert

American River College Chambers singers sing “Fly Over Paradise” in a live Fall Choral Invitational Concert at ARC’s theater on Nov. 5, 2018. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

December 4, 2018

The fall choral Invitational Concert brought multiple school choirs together to perform one of their best concerts at American River College’s theater on Nov 6. Director Ralph E. Hughes used this opportunity to motivate students by giving information about a music scholarship program. According...

Anderson .Paak brings it home with Oxnard

Photo courtesy of Aftermath Entertainment.

Felix Oliveros

December 4, 2018

It was just three years ago when Anderson .Paak made his unique voice and soulful presence felt in the rap game after being featured four times on Dr. Dre’s album “Compton”. After his status skyrocketed, the world was exposed to more appearances and all the talents .Paak brings to the table, incl...

ARC debuts new play, “In Love and Warcraft”

Photo courtesy of American River College Theatre website.

Gabe Carlos

November 29, 2018

On Nov. 29, American River College theatre department will present the romantic comedy, “In Love and Warcraft.” The play is set to run for three weeks at ARC, until Dec. 9. “In Love and Warcraft” will take a different approach to the popular video game “World of Warcraft.” A socially awkwa...

Walker walks into lead role in ARC production

Kloe Walker poses as her character Evie during rehearsals of “In Love and Warcraft” in the Black Box Theater at American River College on Nov. 5, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

November 29, 2018

It’s around 11:40 p.m. as Kloe Walker gets ready for bed. She turns on the faucet, splashes water on her face and dabs it away. After a making a few funny faces in the mirror, she lays down for bed and opens her phone to SSSNIPERWOLF, her favorite YouTube channel. In the middle of a video a notific...

Don’t change the station from Vince Staples’ “FM!”

Photo courtesy of Def Jam Recordings

Felix Oliveros

November 15, 2018

Since the release of his last album “Big Fish Theory,” it’s been a quiet year and some changes for Vince Staples. But after keeping his voice scarce, and appearances few, the north Long Beach rapper announced via his Instagram on Oct. 29 that he would be releasing a new project. “Big Fish T...

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