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Larriah Jackson has performed in over 300 shows to date and has opened for well known gospel artist Yolanda Adams and singer-songwriter Lyfe Jennings. (Photo courtesy of Warner Brother Studios)

16-year-old Sacramento native makes it on “The Voice”

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2020

As soon as 16-year-old Larriah Jackson opened her mouth to sing during her blind audition for NBC’s “The Voice,” which aired on Oct. 27, she captured the attention of the four superstar judges. Kelly...

American River College Theatre Department presents “North Star”, starring Audrey Booth, Fetalaiga Faga and Felicity Johnson (Photo courtesy of ARC Theatre Department and Bruce Patt)

“North Star” is a heartfelt retrospective of black history and the civil rights movement

Colin Bartley March 16, 2020

The American River College Theatre debuted its latest musical production of “North Star,” by Gloria Bond Clunie on Feb. 28 and ran through March 8. It is an inspiring, coming of age story of a young...

Photo courtesy of the American River College Theater Department.

ARC Theater’s ‘West Side Story’ triumphs

Imani Smith October 17, 2018

The provocative showing of “West Side Story” opened at American River College on Friday. The production showcased many musical numbers as well as intense dance breaks. Usually, the first time an...

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“West Side Story” opens fall production season

Itzin Alpizar October 12, 2018

Inspired by the story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the American River College Theater Department will open its first production of the 2018-2019 season with the award-winning musical “West...

The Shepherd’s Play is taking on a modern musical adaptation of the medieval mystery play, from Nov. 18 - Dec. 4. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

“The Shepherds’ Play” begins this Friday

Lidiya Grib November 15, 2016

“The Shepherds’ Play” brings the ancient medieval world to life through humor, music and dancing to American River College this Friday. The play is based on a classic and famous Medieval mystery...

American River College theater professor Tracy Shearer speaks with students in the lobby of the ARC Theatre on Aug. 25, 2016. The theater department hosted a gathering welcoming students back for the year. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Theater department hosts ‘welcome back gathering’

John Ennis and Luis Gael August 31, 2016

By Luis Gael Jimenez and John Ennis The American River College theater department’s “Welcome Back Gathering” at the ARC Theatre on Thursday afternoon brought nearly 40 students and professors...

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)

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

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...

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

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

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...

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Music Man to be performed at ARC next month

Iris Page September 8, 2015

An earlier version of this story falsely used the pronoun "he" in reference to student actor Deon Taylor. In fact, Deon Taylor is a woman. The American River College theater department is currently...

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