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Nation’s only Latin jazz ensemble to headline own Sac State concert

Nation’s only Latin jazz ensemble to headline own Sac State concert

Marivel Guzman
November 29, 2016
Filed under Culture, Music

Sacramento State’s own Latin Jazz Ensemble will perform at its own concert at Capistrano Hall tonight. The Latin Jazz Ensemble is consisted of timbalero Billy Thompson, baritone saxophonist Domenic Dalpez, alto saxophonist and flutist Megan Spurlock, bassist Michael Williams and trumpeter Mario B...

Festival of New American Music kicks off with medley of performers

Festival of New American Music kicks off with medley of performers

Marivel Guzman
November 7, 2016
Filed under Culture

The 39th annual Festival of New American Music officially kicked off with a gala concert on Friday night at Capistrano Hall, featuring appearances from music groups Sandbox Percussion and Earplay. The festival’s co-organizer and theory composition professor Stephen Blumberg welcomed attendees a...

Conference seeks to empower women of color

Conference seeks to empower women of color

Marivel Guzman
October 26, 2016
Filed under News

The Third Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference, whose theme was Speaking Our Truth to Power, was held at Sacramento State’s University Union on Friday. The conference consisted of workshops and lectures organized by the Women’s Resource Center, and featured speeches by staff, professors,...

School of Music showcases second MOSAIC gala concert

School of Music showcases second MOSAIC gala concert

Marivel Guzman
October 5, 2016
Filed under Culture

The MOSAIC: School of Music Gala Concert at Capistrano Hall on Sunday night showcased musical talents of Sacramento State students with performances ranging from jazz to opera. In addition, the concert featured the campus men’s chorus, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and recent Monterey Jazz Festival ...

Sac State professor recognized by the State Assembly on Native American Day

Sac State professor recognized by the State Assembly on Native American Day

Marivel Guzman
September 28, 2016
Filed under News

A Sacramento State professor was recognized by the California State Assembly for her work in the field of education and her commitment to the success of Native American Day during the 49th annual Native American Day celebration at the Capitol on Friday. Annette Reed, a member of the Tolowa Dee-ni’...

University’s jazz group C-Sus Voices to perform at world’s largest jazz festival

University’s jazz group C-Sus Voices to perform at world’s largest jazz festival

Marivel Guzman
September 17, 2016
Filed under Culture, Featured

After winning the 2016 Next Generation Jazz Festival in April, Sacramento State's own jazz vocal group C-Sus Voices will perform at the world-renowned Monterey Jazz Festival Sunday, Sept. 18 in Monterey, Calif. C-Sus Voices will perform alongside legendary jazz names like Quincy Jones, Branford Marsalis,...

Dorming after 50

Dorming after 50

Marivel Guzman
September 16, 2016
Filed under Featured, State Hornet Blogs

My family lives in Southern California and I left them behind to pursue my dreams. I’m a 54-year-old mother of four — Christian, 27, Ali, 26, Majd, 25, and Christina, 21 — as well as two grandkids, six-year-old Khaled and four-year-old Amir. My family was very reluctant to accept my decision...