The State Hornet

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: BAOBAB

Sara Nevis December 21, 2020
The State Hornet’s third edition of Stinger Sounds Sessions features the local band BAOBAB, consisting of Isaiah Guerrero, Kenan Jackson, Greo, Okumoja Best-Wilson, Zehrin Sims, Myles Taylor and Joey Archie:

Sac State student looking to make a difference in Sacramento hip-hop

Xzavion Stevenson,22, admiring the Sacramento County and City limit sign. Stevenson recently finished third in the most recent
Dylan McNeill December 18, 2020
Local rapper Xzavion Stevenson talks about how his connection with Sacramento State and his love for the city of Sacramento inspired his music.

Q&A: Local Krump dancer to participate in TikTok dance competition

Kevin “Konkrete” Davis Jr. from one of his TikTok videos. Davis is taking a shot as a wild card contestant in Red Bull’s TikTok dance competition Dance Your Style Challenge. Photo illustration by Khalil Bourgoub.
Khalil Bourgoub December 9, 2020
Q&A with Konkrete, Sacramento native Krump dancer and musician about the Red Bull Dance Your Style Challenge 2020

Sac State choir continues to sing through the pandemic

December 8, 2020

Due to the pandemic, the Sacramento State choir is restricted from rehearsing inside. Sac State choir director Andrew Kreckmann has adjusted by having his students rehearse outside, stand six feet apart...

Sac State students and staff to compete in Sac State’s Got Talent

Gavin Wilson, a self-taught beatboxer, waits to perform outside the University Union Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2019. Wilson will perform in the annual Sac State's Got Talent competition Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 on Zoom.
Milan Cabebe December 1, 2020
Sac State students will take the Zoom stage Thursday night in UNIQUE’s annual Sac State’s Got Talent show.

Longest running music festival at Sac State continued virtually this year

The closing performance of the 43rd Annual Festival of New American Music took place on Nov. 8 and featured jazz vocalist Gaw Vang Williams with Sacramento State's Downbeat Award-winning vocal jazz ensembles.
Chanelle Muerong November 14, 2020
Read about Sacramento State’s 43rd annual Festival of New American Musicand how co-directors and music professors Timothy Stanley and Scott Perkins brought the event to virtual life.

Dancers take over K Street tunnel for late-night lessons

Anastasia Sher-Jones November 5, 2020
Old Sacramento’s pedestrian tunnel is an EDM club on Monday nights. Read how Sac EDM Collective is bringing socially-distanced shuffling.

THE LO-DOWN: Ariana Grande has saved 2020 with her new album ‘Positions’

Graphic by Makenna Roy. Illustration by Tara Gnewikow.
Lauren Vannucci November 2, 2020
This week on "The Lo-Down," Lauren talks all about the release of Ariana Grande’s new album, “Positions.”

BAOBAB takes the stage after months of jamming in isolation

BAOBAB pianist Kenan Jackson plays the keyboard at the Sacramento apartment-turned-studio, Taylor'd Mind Studios, for Open Mind Night on Oct. 22nd, 2020. BAOBAB is a local Black American music group made up of six members.
Khalil Bourgoub, Author October 26, 2020
"I’m a musician, I’m an athlete and I’m a student leader as well, so I have to be able to balance all of these things." Sac State musicians balance school and creative passions during a pandemic.

Q&A: Top-ranked musician books new gig as Sac State assistant professor

Professor Brian Landrus has joined Sacramento State's music department this semester to teach jazz studies. Landrus has been teaching for 20 years, including five years at Rutgers University. Photo illustration by Rahul Lal.
Chanelle Muerong October 20, 2020
“Here at Sacramento State, I’m hearing such an amazing process in the students and that feels great. I’m really happy to help them grow and be part of their journey.” Join the State Hornet in a Q&A session with Sac State’s newest assistant professor, woodwind musician Brian Landrus.
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