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DJ/promoter/music artist Alex Hernandez, 30, has his equipment setup in the kitchen of his studio apartment downtown Sacramento. He records and plays keyboard digitally with software that allows him to plug-in sounds of other instruments. Here, Hernandez is playing with a synthesizer plug-in Saturday, April 10, 2021.  (Robert J Hansen)

Sacramento’s music and live entertainment scene prepares for post-pandemic comeback

Robert J. Hansen April 17, 2021
Sacramento’s nightlife and music entertainment scene was thriving in the months leading up to the COVID-19 shut down last year according to local DJ Alex Hernandez.
Evan Jonigkeit as Greg in 20th Century Studios’ THE EMPTY MAN. Photo by Ilze Kitshoff. © 2020 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

OPINION: It’s time to join the hive of ‘The Empty Man’

Bradley Hinkson April 15, 2021
‘The Empty Man’ was released late last year and was met with a disastrous release. Though with it now being more readily available, the film has started to gain a cult audience online and opinion writer Bradley Hinkson is here to discuss why it deserves it.

PREVIEW: Sac State theater students to perform award-winning play through Zoom

Madelaine Church April 7, 2021

Here is a sneak peak of Sac State’s online theatre production “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika,...

Artist Taylor Pannell stands next to a mannequin and in front of a self portrait inside her art studio Taylor’d Mind Studios in Sacramento on Feb. 3, 2021. The self-portrait is made from coffee watercolor and ink.

Sacramento artist offers art studio perfectly ‘Taylor’d’ to the community

Nijzel Dotson April 3, 2021
Taylor Pannell considers her apartment turned art studio to be “The Home of Sacramento.”
JaNay Brown-Wood, Sac State Child and Adolescent Development professor, shares her love of writing with The State Hornet on March 8, 2021. Brown-Wood said love for children’s literature has been her strongest motivation. Photo courtesy of JaNay Brown-Wood.

Sac State professor’s book gets plugged on ‘The Late Show’

Mengting Tian April 1, 2021
JaNay Brown-Wood, a child and adolescent development professor had her book “Imani’s Moon” mentioned on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Find out more about Brown-Wood’s journey to being a children’s author.
OPINION: Spongebob’s top 5 most underrated songs

OPINION: Spongebob’s top 5 most underrated songs

Shelby Tolly April 1, 2021
Opinion writer Shelby Tolly argues that SpongeBob is the best singer of our generation and shares what she thinks are his top five songs — it’s hard to prove her wrong.
Kayla Le’Vias says she is inspired by singer and businesswoman Rihanna and that Rihanna has helped her gain confidence in anything she chooses to wear. Photo courtesy of Kayla Le’Vias.

SFA officers commemorate female fashion icons for Women’s History Month

Angela Rodriguez March 31, 2021
Read about the women that influenced the members of the SFA to embrace their unique characters and be confident in who they are.
A collection of albums featured in a playlist for a spring break road trip Khalil Bourgoub put together, showing, clockwise from top left, “Malibu” by Anderson .Paak, “Ultra Ego” by Feed Me Jack, “In Rainbows” by Radiohead and “Random Access Memories” by Daft Punk.

10 perfect songs for a spring break road trip

Khalil Bourgoub March 24, 2021
Put the first half of the semester behind you with this spring break playlist from music beat writer Khalil Bourgoub.
 Eason Donner (right) plays John as he struggles to cope with the death of his father figure Amos, played by Gregory Smith (left), in “Gone but Not Forgotten” in rehearsal at Ooley Theatre on Thursday, March 18, 2021. The short, one-act play was written by Scott Charles, a published author based in Sacramento.

Limelight turns to blue light as Sacramento theater now performs through the screen

Alex Muegge March 23, 2021
Stage actors will perform to an empty theatre and no applause in a local theater’s next livestreaming series.

Sacramento’s Black community jubilant with Sojourner Truth Museum grand opening

Michael Eskridge March 22, 2021
The grand opening of the Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum at Florin square on Saturday gave members of the community cause for celebration.
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