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Sac State’s Jazz Combos tune up for free upcoming performance

Sac State’s Jazz Combos tune up for free upcoming performance

Anthony Shorter

November 18, 2019

The Sacramento State School of Music’s Jazz Department will be hosting a free “Jazz Combos” performance this Tuesday in Capistrano Concert Hall from 7 to 9 p.m.  Jazz Combos are bands made up of student and alumni musicians. These are students that are or have been a part of the jazz studies pr...

Sac State Opera Theatre will perform scenes from ‘Macbeth’ and other classics

Sac State Opera Theatre will perform scenes from ‘Macbeth’ and other classics

Patrick Walsh

November 15, 2019

Sac State’s Opera Theatre will perform scenes from classic operas such as “Macbeth,” “The Magic Flute” and “Hansel & Gretel”  Sunday, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Capistrano Concert Hall.  Ryan Murray, the Opera Theatre’s director and conductor, said he and the performers want to return oper...

First-ever Western Band Association NorCal Super Show will be hosted at Sac State

First-ever Western Band Association NorCal Super Show will be hosted at Sac State

Leticia Sanchez

October 24, 2019

Sacramento State will host the first Western Band Association (WBA) NorCal Super Show Saturday at Hornet Stadium.  The WBA NorCal Super Show will feature many competing high school marching bands and color guard groups from Northern California and Reno with Sacramento State performing last as an exhi...

Sacramento band Drunken Kung Fu to perform at next Sac State Nooner

Sacramento band Drunken Kung Fu to perform at next Sac State Nooner

Garry Singh

October 7, 2019

Drunken Kung Fu, a hip-hop, jazz and reggae band composed of local Sacramento artists will perform at the Sacramento State University Union Serna Plaza Wednesday at noon as part of UNIQUE Programs’s Nooner series.   The group has three members: Sam Phelps, keyboardist and main vocalist, Matt Kle...

Sac State alumnus turns making music into a business

Sac State alumnus turns making music into a business

Jasmin Acosta

October 6, 2019

Sacramento State alumnus Jorge De La Cruz, known by his stage name Jay Cruz, has gone from playing music in his garage to performing on the big stage. The Sacramento native and independent artist has successfully branded his name through his musical and business talent, making him one of the most ro...

Q&A: YouTube and Vine star Scotty Sire talks Sacramento, inspiration and music

Q&A: YouTube and Vine star Scotty Sire talks Sacramento, inspiration and music

Ronaldo Gomez, Arts & Entertainment editor

October 3, 2019

In 2013, social video-sharing app Vine was launched, propelling numerous social media influencers to internet stardom. After the app shut down in 2016, these stars were left looking for new ways to reach their audience and broadcast their messages. One of these stars was Scotty Sire, who found a home on YouTube ...

Sac State alumna and 102.5 KSFM radio personality shines on air

Sac State alumna and 102.5 KSFM radio personality shines on air

Brooke Uhlenhop

September 24, 2019

Chris Brown and Drake’s “No Guidance” played softly through the speakers of the 102.5 KSFM studio as on-air host and Sacramento State alumna Bianca Ventura edited a sound bite to play as the song ended.  As she got ready to go back on air, the music stopped playing throughout the room. Now ...

Sac State beatboxer competing in Celebration of Music talent search

Sac State beatboxer competing in Celebration of Music talent search

Regina Reddick

September 19, 2019

Gavin Willson, a Sacramento State freshman and beatboxer, will be competing in the Celebration of Music talent search at the Crest Theater in Sacramento Friday.  Entirely self-taught, Willson was inspired by the positive reaction he saw when a videogamer on YouTube began beatboxing. He wanted to be able...

Local band The Ghost Town Rebellion to perform at Sac State Wednesday

Local band The Ghost Town Rebellion to perform at Sac State Wednesday

Nijzel Dotson

September 17, 2019

The Ghost Town Rebellion, an American rock band formed from local Sacramento musicians, will be performing on campus Thursday, outside the University Union. The group has four members — Shawn Peter, Mike Shively, Chelsea Baker and Rick Click. They not only handle the music but also participate in their own...

Mexican Independence celebrated at Sac State’s El Grito

Mexican Independence celebrated at Sac State’s El Grito

Ronaldo Gomez, Arts & entertainment editor

September 13, 2019

Banda La Octava Maravilla headlined El Grito, an event in celebration of Mexican Independence hosted by Sacramento State’s UNIQUE Programs in the University Ballroom Thursday evening.  El Grito was created as an event by Latinx fraternity Gamma Zeta Alpha and UNIQUE in 2009.  El Grito, or “t...

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