The State Hornet

Sac State’s choir concert to showcase a West Coast premiere

Choir director Donald Kendrick and the Sacramento State women's chorus rehearse

Clarissa Pacheco

May 8, 2018

After teaching at the University for 33 years, Sacramento State choir director Donald Kendrick will host his farewell concert at the Sacramento Community Center Theater on Saturday at 8 p.m. The concert will showcase the Sac State men’s chorus, women’s chorus, the University chorus, the Sacramento Choral...

Legendary metal band Slayer to play final Sacramento show

From left, Slayer’s current lineup —  Gary Holt, Tom Araya, Kerry King and Paul Bostaph. The band's farewell show in Sacramento is on May 13 at Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo.

Nick Minges

April 24, 2018

Legendary thrash metal band Slayer will be making its final appearance in Sacramento alongside Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament. The metal community was saddened but not shocked when the legendary band Slayer announced on Jan. 22 that “The End is Near…” and that it would conclude it...

South Indian vocalist will give students a taste of Southern Indian music

Sikkil Gurucharan, a south Indian vocalist, performs in concert on June 30, 2010. Gurucharan will perform Carnatic music on Sunday, April 29 at Capistrano Concert Hall.

Jose Gaglianone

April 24, 2018

Sikkil Gurucharan, an award-winning South Indian vocalist, is set to perform on April 29 in the Capistrano Concert Hall. The event is being organized by Sacramento Aradhana, a non-profit group that promotes Carnatic, or Southern Indian classical, music in the Sacramento region. Gurucharan will be...

REVIEW: ‘KOD’ by J. Cole is storytelling at its finest

J. Cole performs at London Music Hall on Jan. 21 2014. His new album “KOD” was released on April 20 and has a powerful message about drug abuse.

Dominique Walker

April 20, 2018

J. Cole dropped his new album “KOD,” and people — including me — are thrilled about the return of the Fayetteville, North Carolina hip-hop legend. If the music you want to hear is music you can dance to in the club, this album is not for you. This album is storytelling at its finest. Cole ...

5 hip-hop bops expected to drop on 4/20

J. Cole on stage

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Staff

April 18, 2018

April 20 typically stands out as a key date for music releases, and with this year’s holiday falling on a Friday — the standard day of the week for new songs and albums to come out — there should be no shortage of fresh tracks.

What to expect from the Takacs Quartet

Takacs Quartet performing

Keith Jouganatos, Staff

April 18, 2018

The renowned Takacs Quartet is performing this Thursday at Capistrano Concert Hall. The group, which performs 80 concerts a year and has played everywhere from Wigmore Hall in London to Carnegie Hall in New York City, will be performing in Sacramento for the first time. The concert starts at 7:30...

Chinese Culture Night features martial arts, dancing, singing

Alex Tran, president of the Sacramento State Martial Arts Club, performs at Chinese Culture Night on Sunday, April 8, 2018 in the University Ballroom. Sac State's Chinese Culture Organization put on the event to spread Chinese culture.

Eric Jaramishian

April 11, 2018

The Chinese Culture Organization at Sacramento State held its eighth annual Chinese Culture Night on Sunday at the University Union. The event took place in the University Union Ballroom and consisted of many performances celebrating Chinese culture. The event featured singers, musicians, and dancers ...

Salsa Loca club prepares for its biggest event of the year

Instructor Jimmy Mendoza teaches some Bachata moves at Salsa Loca in the University Union.

Yajayra Gonzalez

April 9, 2018

Walking through the University Union on a Wednesday night makes it almost inevitable you will be drawn in by the loud, upbeat, Latin music. People stop by and peek their head in to see what is going on. At the door, people immediately encounter eager Salsa Loca officers with big smiles on their faces gre...

Concerts in the Park lineup for summer 2018 released

Derek Lynch, left, and Frank Lopes Jr., better known as Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers, relax in the Oak Park backyard where they produce their music.  The group is set to return to Concerts in the Park after last year's performance in Cesar Chavez Plaza.

Caleb Danielson, Culture editor

April 5, 2018

Are you ready to start making summer plans? The lineup for this summer’s Concerts in the Park series has been announced. Some of the artists that will be playing at the weekly concerts include Franz Ferdinand, Dance Gavin Dance, Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers and JMSEY. The first show will b...

Six-day art festival highlights Sac State student, faculty works

Two-time Grammy-nominated trumpeter Dave Douglas will be performing with Sacramento State's award-winning Jazz Ensembles in the Capistrano Concert Hall on Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m.

Robby Sanchez

April 3, 2018

This year’s Festival of the Arts is a six-day showcase running from April 10-15 that will highlight the talents of students and faculty at Sacramento State. The festival will include art, music, theater, dance, discussions and presentations. The festival will include events such as a performance of “A M...

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