The American River Current

ARC’s music department contribution to America’s genre

Dr. Eifertsen leads Instrumental Jazz Ensemble rehearsal ahead of the Instrumental Jazz Ensemble Concert, happening on March 12, 2020 at the American River College Theatre. (Photo by Clifton Bullock)

Clifton Bullock

March 11, 2020

Duke Ellington put the world “In a Sentimental Mood” in 1935, Clifford Brown and Max Roach took on “Jordu” in 1954, Miles Davis released his critically acclaimed magnum opus “Kind of Blue” in 1959, and John Coltrane kicked a heroin addiction while hearing the voice of God before delivering ...

Review: Christian Kiefer creates dreamlike tragedy in “Phantoms”

“Phantoms,” by American River College English professor Christian Kiefer, is a dreamlike narrative about the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II and how it affected the people in Newcastle, Calif. (Photo Illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

May 13, 2019

After returning from the Western front during World War II, Ray Takahashi visits his childhood home in Newcastle, California. While there, he visits old acquaintances, childhood friends and old neighbors from a life who are far removed from the life he was living in the August of 1945. However, his re...

Q&A with a German survivor of World War II

Ingrid Radke-Azvedo talks about the importance of the American Constitution at American River College on Nov. 9. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Luis Gael

November 16, 2017

Ingrid Radke-Azvedo was born in the heart of Germany in 1934. As a small girl, Radke-Azvedo enjoyed what most young children do: playing with dolls, spending time outside and creating rich fantasy worlds in her mind. What separates Radke-Azvedo from other girls her age was that she grew up in the shad...

Review: “Breaking The Code”

The American River Production of “Breaking the Code” presented their show about Alan Turing who helped break the German code during WWII. The poster shows the actors in the show. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

April 3, 2017

The play production “Breaking The Code” recently ran for two weeks at American River College, presenting a spectacularly performed show about a man that most people can appreciate and respect -- Alan Turing. This play is based on the true story of Turing, who is well known in history for hi...

“Breaking the Code” presents the story of Alan Turing

The play “Breaking the Code” presents the true story about the man who helps break the complex German “Enigma Code” during World War II. (Photo credit Brian Williams/ theater department)

Lidiya Grib

March 17, 2017

The American River Theater department will present the show “Breaking The Code” March 16 through 19. The play is about a man who helped break the complex German code during World War II and played a major role in the defeat of the Nazi Regime. It is a biographical drama about Alan Turing and his...

Holocaust survivor pays tribute to the family that saved him

Holocaust survivor Leon Malmed speaks at a college hour Tuesday. Malmed is the author of 'We Survived...At Last I Speak,' in which he recalls his experiences hiding in German-occupied France in the 1940s. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

Jordan Schauberger

November 12, 2015

Update, Nov. 24 at 12:59 p.m.: This article has been updated to include that Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver said in an email that he could not attend the college hour featuring Leon Malmed due to "academic obligations." Students, faculty and staff gathered in a packed music hall at Ameri...

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