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Poet hosts event on the importance of words

Rapper Aurellius the Saint lectures on the power of words in the Hub at American River College on April 17, 2018. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Gabe Carlos

April 25, 2018

On April 17, American River College hosted “Unite: Lyrics Matter” in the Hub. Aurellius the Saint, an artist from Washington Park, Illinois, hosted the event to speak on how words matter and the importance of the words people choose when they speak. Aurellius doesn’t consider himself a rapp...

ARC’s Orchestra is unveiling soloist’s musical range in upcoming concert

Members of American River College's Orchestra practice ahead of concert's on March 9 and 10. (Photo Courtesy of the ARC Orchestra)

Alexus Hurtado

March 8, 2018

The American River College Orchestra will unveil all the hard work of its soloists in a concert in ARC’s theater Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. “This concert is a chance for the soloists to shine, to show the audience what they've got, to display the reward for their blood, sweat, and tears,...

Latin Jazz opens for the Woodcreek Jazz Festival

The American River College Latin Jazz ensemble opens on the last day of the Woodcreek Jazz Festival on Feb. 24. (Photo by Michael Pacheco)

Michael Pacheco

March 7, 2018

The American River College Latin Jazz Ensemble was the opening act on the last day of the 17th annual Woodcreek Jazz Festival on Feb. 24. The festival, which showcased high school jazz ensembles from across Northern California and Nevada, ran Feb. 23 - Feb. 24 at Woodcreek High School in Rosevill...

ARC hosts Black Heritage Celebration in Student Center

On Feb. 22 American River College hosted a Black Heritage Mobile History Museum showcasing historical artifacts from African-American history. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Gabe Carlos

March 1, 2018

American River College hosted a Black Heritage Celebration Feb. 20-24 in honor of Black History Month at the Student Center. There was various art, history and items for sale, along with dancers and a small band playing African music. People walked around and got to experience something ARC delive...

Latin Jazz Ensemble prepares for concert

Members of the American River College Latin Jazz Ensemble rehearse in preparation for an upcoming concert. (Photo by Michael Pacheco)

Michael Pacheco

February 14, 2018

American River College offers a wide variety of music performance ensembles, ranging from orchestra and symphonic band to groups like big band and vocal jazz. One of the less known groups on campus is the ARC Latin Jazz Ensemble, led by Professor of Music Dyne Eifertsen. The group is a class offe...

Debut Album Review: Migos- “Culture II”

(Photo courtesy of Capitol Records)

Gabe Carlos

February 3, 2018

Well, it took a year for hot hip-hop trio Migos to release its third studio album, “Culture II,” since last year when the group debuted “Culture.” The long, but short-awaited “Culture II” dropped Jan. 26. The album release was highly anticipated by critics and rap fans, but there was also so...

Take this class: vocal jazz ensemble

Vocal jazz professor Art Lapierre teaches his beginning vocal ensemble class at American River College on Jan. 22 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Alondra Botello)

Alondra Botello

January 30, 2018

Music stands labeled “ARC MUSIC” wait silently to be placed in a semi-circle around a Yamaha grand piano. From the distance you can hear multiple students warming up their voices before walking into the classroom. The rustling of paper begins to fill the room. With pencils in one hand and fresh, ...

Actor uses the magic of theater to find inner ‘Beast’

Actor Branden Price runs through a scene during a rehearsal of

Brienna Edwards

October 26, 2017

A great monster bounds across the stage, each step is labored. Each breath heaving. His clothes hang upon his frame, hair hanging long down his shoulders obscuring his face. His very essences cries of sadness, of heartbreak, of pain untold. He stops center stage and begins to sing. The theat...

Photo Gallery: Flamenco guitarists give free workshop

Flamenco guitarists Roberto Corrias (left) and Jose Blanco perform at the Koreana Plaza International Market on April 29 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

May 9, 2017

Two classically trained Flamenco guitarists paid a visit to the American River College campus on April 7 to provide a free music workshop. Jose Blanco and Roberto Corrias, who are from Spain and Italy respectively, have a combined 60 years of experience playing music and have each had music feature...

It’s “Damn.” depressing

Editor-in-Chief Cheyenne Drury reviews Kendrick Lamar's new album,

Cheyenne Drury

May 3, 2017

Kendrick Lamar is depressed. A depressed musical genius. “Damn.” is a master mixtape at best. Unlike “Section.80, Good kid m.A.A.d city” and “To Pimp a Butterfly,” his new album is scattered and disoriented - it is a reflection of his inner darkness. Never before has Lamar thrown so much a...

It’s “Damn.” good

ARCurrent's Opinion Editor Jared Smith reviews

Jared Smith

May 3, 2017

In 2016, for “To Pimp A Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar almost tied the record for the most Grammy nominations in one night. With 11 nominations, Lamar only lost to Michael Jackson by one nomination. With his new album “Damn.” Lamar may beat that record, but as Lamar says on “Element.,” “I don’t ...

Ideas for relaxing on Spring Break

An empty courtyard here at American River College illustrates a calming Spring Break. (Photo by Mychael Jones)

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

April 8, 2017

Spring Break is a week’s vacation for students typically held around Easter. There are many names for this week-long vacation and some college students may seek an opportunity to travel or party. Taking a break during this week could be well spent by catching up to finish homework, cleaning house,...

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