The American River Current

This year’s spring choral “It Gets Better” has an anti-bullying message

Tim Mascarinas, a Sacramento State student practicing at ARC, conducts the chamber choir at the rehearsal for their performance “It Gets Better”.

Nicholas Corey and Nicholas Corey

May 12, 2015

American River College’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir is slated to perform no less than 13 songs at their concert Wednesday. Doors will open at 7 p.m. “It Gets Better,” is going to be conducted by professor Ralph Hughes. The songs vary from Dolly Parton’s “Light of a Clear Blue Morning,”...

Student musicians, drugs and the Sacramento market

Student musicians, drugs and the Sacramento market

Emily K. Rabasto and Emily K. Rabasto

April 29, 2015

A year ago, 19-year-old Sacramento musician Chris Noia was awoken in his house by the sound of his bandmate being loaded onto a stretcher and taken away in an ambulance on the way to the hospital to be treated for a heroin overdose. Unbeknownst to Noia, his bandmate had started to abuse heroin through...

Music recitals are being held until Monday

American River College student, Eric Kuvakos strums the guitar to the musical piece, titled

Nicholas Corey and Nicholas Corey

April 28, 2015

A saxophone, vocalists, flute and guitar playing were all featured on Friday as American River College held a music recital for students and faculty to attend. The opening act of the music recital was by ARC student Nicholas Stefanyshyn, who played Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Trio for Oboes,” and...

Music, dance, and culinary programs pay “A Tribute To The War Years”

Music, dance, and culinary programs pay “A Tribute To The War Years”

Nicholas Corey and Nicholas Corey

April 20, 2015

The American River College music department hosted its third annual “A Tribute To The War Years” Friday. The department presented a Studio Jazz, Latin Jazz and Collective Jazz ensemble. Over 30 different numbers formed an assortment of songs from Frank Sinatra’s classic hits to “Save It For...

UNR’s jazz band performs for ARC

UNR’s jazz band performs for ARC

Lena DoBynes and Lena DoBynes

April 14, 2015

The University of Nevada, Reno jazz band was invited to perform for the American River College Studio Jazz Ensemble and the rest of the campus on Thursday in music room 548. ARC was one of three stops for the band, which is on a mini tour in the Sacramento area and  has played at some of the local...

ARC student and Film Producer works on two films

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

April 13, 2015

Alonzo Chism, an American River College student who has worked with hip-hop artists such as Mistah Fab and Krumbsnatcha of Gangstarr, is now working on two films. Chism is working on “Fight 4 Your Life” and on his own urban horror full-length feature film “Hood Damnation.” He began producing...

ARC concert features Riverrun Quartet jazz band

American River College holds a jazz recital put together by music professor, Dyne Eifersten, and included jazz recitals and showcased art made by faculty and students.

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

April 13, 2015

Dyne Eifertsen, a professor of jazz studies and the chair of the American River College music department, performed in a free jazz recital concert to showcase ARC faculty artwork. Eifertsen plays in the The Riverrun Quartet jazz band, a group of local Sacramento jazz musicians who performed on March...

Photo Gallery: ARC orchestra

Photo Gallery: ARC orchestra

Matthew Wilke

March 20, 2015

Last Friday and Saturday ARC held an orchestra event.    ...

Last jazz ensemble concert of the semester pays tribute to jazz legend Gerry Mulligan

Jessica Vang and Jessica Vang

December 4, 2014

The American River College music department will be holding an instrumental jazz ensemble concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. The concert, which will be directed by Dyne Eifertsen, will be a tribute to Gerry Mulligan, a late saxophone player and songwriter. “The studio jazz ensemble and jazz collective...

Greek concept of planetary music, ‘Harmony of the Spheres’ is the subject of a lecture at ARC

Joseph Daniels and Joseph Daniels

September 29, 2014

“Sound is the key to creation,” said music conductor Henrik Hansen during his lecture “The Harmony of the Spheres” on Sept. 18. The Harmony of the Spheres, or musica universalis, is a concept that was discovered by Greek philosopher Pythagoras. The idea is the celestial bodies, the sun,...

Taylor Swift impresses Sacramento audiences

Taylor Swift entertaining her fans on her

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis

September 14, 2011

The singer-songwriter, more popular now than ever before, has big expectations to live up to on her “Speak Now” tour. Taylor Swift brought her 2011 “Speak Now” tour to a sold-out Power Balance Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 3, leaving no stone unturned in a two-hour performance. Explosions, pyro...

Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter IV’ fails to impress

Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter IV' fails to impress

Josh Baumbach and Josh Baumbach

September 14, 2011

Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter” album series has garnered much critical and commercial success since part one released in 2004. Can “Tha Carter IV” live up to its predecessors? In short: no. While “Tha Carter IV” will undoubtedly sell like hotcakes, the lyrical content is mostly elementary....

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