The American River Current

Acoustic Cafe features songs that tell personal stories


Joseph Daniels

October 27, 2015

Student musicians performed for a live audience at the recent Acoustic Cafe event at American River College, which featured a song about a man’s failed attempt to be with a woman in Texas and one dedicated to a man who died from a drug overdose. James “Jimbo” Estrella dedicated a song to West...

Review: ‘Flight’ paints a vivid image of slave narratives for the stage

Right, Oh Beah (played by Carla Fleming) attempts to calm down Nate (played by Joshuah Johnson) in the Sacramento State theater department production of

Joseph Daniels

October 26, 2015

The Sacramento State University theater department’s production of “Flight” by Charlayne Woodward uses the traumatic event of a woman being sold into slavery as its driving force to tell separate, individual slave narratives that take place in a forest that is so life-like that it becomes easy ...

Review: Sutter Street Theatre delivers a blood soaked production of ‘Evil Dead:The Musical’

Joseph Daniels

October 21, 2015

Sutter Street Theatre’s production of “Evil Dead: The Musical” delivers a blood soaked performance that features an actor who captures the charisma of the actor of the original film, though audience members not familiar with the source material may be left in the dark. “Evil Dead: The Mus...

E Street Gallery holds ARC student art show

'My Flea Has Dogs' is a sculpture featured at the E Street Gallery for the American River College Student Invitational Exhibition. The art show will be open until Oct. 31. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels

October 15, 2015

A painting of the Earth blowing up, an art piece that is made out of oak galls and a sculpture of a flea infested with dogs were all art works featured at the American River College student show at E Street Gallery. The gallery sent out a letter to artists who were on a mailing list of current and ...

Review: ARC production of “The Music Man” delivers on a high note

The lead actor for the American River College production of “The Music Man, Spencer Murrish, right, leads R.J. Morris, left, and Elliott Berryman, center, in a musical march. The production will continue through Oct. 25. (Photo courtesy of the American River College theater department)

Joseph Daniels

October 13, 2015

Every character from the leads to the supporting cast of the American River College production of “The Music Man” are given distinct personalities that transports the audience from 2015 to 1912, to a world where people break out in song and dance and the opening of a billiard hall is the source o...

Debate: How should Columbus Day be commemorated?

The marble sculpture 'Columbus' Last Appeal to Queen Isabella' sits under the rotunda of the California State Capitol. The sculpture was crafted by sculptor Larkin Goldsmith Mead at his studio near Florence, Italy and was donated to the capitol in 1883. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini, Joseph Daniels, and Joe Padilla

October 12, 2015

By Joseph Daniels, John Ferrannini and Joe Padilla Nine cities in the past two months have joined several states and municipalities in ending their observances of Columbus Day, which celebrates the landing of Columbus' fleet in the New World in 1492, an event which heralded the colonization of the ...

Day of the Dead influenced play is coming to ARC

Delondra Williams, right,  answers questions from the cast of

Joseph Daniels

October 12, 2015

The playwright for the upcoming American River College theater production of “Skeleton Stories” said that her play was influenced by magical realism, the Day of the Dead and the people she met who hold onto strong superstitions. Playwright Delondra Williams said she taught adult students in Los ...

Men’s soccer gets its first win of the season

American River College  defenseman Noe Romero (5) scores a goal during ARC's 3-0 win over College of the Sequoias on Oct. 9, 2015. The game was played with a heavy heart for Romero as his friend passed away in a car accident before the game. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Kevin Sheridan and Joseph Daniels

October 12, 2015

By Kevin Sheridan and Joseph Daniels American River College’s men’s soccer team scored a season high three goals and displayed good ball movement and a deep drive into College of Sequoias territory and won its first game of the season with a 3-0 win over COS. Two of ARC’s goals came in the first half ...

ARC theater department talks about the costumes of “Music Man”

Vicky Phrasavath cuts a piece of fabric for a costume for the upcoming American River College theater production

Joseph Daniels

October 7, 2015

Costume design is crucial to building a world from scratch for a theater production. Yet, this major aspect may be overlooked by the audience. Costume design professor Gail Russell said that the costumes are just as important as the sets, emphasizing that the sets need to have actors on them to wo...

Abortions and Puerto Rican background influenced poet

Poet Sandra Garcia Rivera recites her writing during a college hour Tuesday. Garcia talked about how her life decisions influenced her work. (Photo by Lena DoBynes)

Joseph Daniels

September 25, 2015

A previous version of this story mistakenly reported the speaker's name to be Sharon Garcia Rivera. In fact, it is Sandra Garcia Rivera.  A poet visited the American River College campus Tuesday to discuss her life story and how her cultural background and her abortions have had a huge impact on ...

Kaneko Gallery holds regional sculpture competition

Joseph Daniels

September 22, 2015

The James Kaneko Gallery is currently hosting a regional art competition between Sacramento sculptors to decide which sculpture will be built and placed in front of the Student Services building on the American River College campus. Fifteen sculptures are part of the competition and a panel will de...

ARC music department holds voice clinic

Professor Catherine Fagiolo gives a lecture to American River College students during a voice clinic. The voice clinic was a workshop that featured an expert singer teaching students how to perform in front of an audience. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Joseph Daniels

September 21, 2015

Music professor Catherine Fagiolo said that she wanted to teach students at the vocal clinic that the act of performing “is not an alien state” and that they should feel comfortable during their singing. The vocal clinic was a workshop for music students who were in the master class, which is...

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