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The State Hornet

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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Richard Lui shows off his Sac State coffee mug during the Zoom webinar for APIDAs in the arts and entertainment industry on Sept. 17, 2021. He was chosen as a speaker because of his reputation as the first Asian American male to anchor a daily national news broadcast. (Screenshot: Zachary Cimaglio via Zoom)

Sac State webinar spotlights key figures in Asian American entertainment

Zachary Cimaglio September 18, 2021
“You don’t need to take a straight path to success”: Key figures in the entertainment world spoke to Sac State students about how to find success as an Asian American.

Sac State virtual, on-demand play ‘We Are Proud to Present’ runs through Sunday

Robert J. Hansen April 24, 2021
Sac State is “We Are Proud to Present,” a satirical comedy about the first genocide of the 20th century of the Herero and Nama peoples.

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,...

 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/Black Art of Dance’s dance production, “Thrive,” features several Sac State students and is available online and on-demand from Thursday, March 17 to Saturday, March 20 with a special directors commentary version Sunday at 2 p.m. Image courtesy of Kevin Wilhite

REVIEW: Sac State dancers ‘Thrive’ in online performance

Gerardo Zavala, Video Editor March 19, 2021

From the moment it starts, it’s evident that this isn’t a regular dance show. The movements of the camera and the cuts to different locations give the audience a front-row seat to the adaptations...

A digital rendering of the renovated SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center, which will now serve as a location for large-scale events such as conventions, conferences, and statewide events. Render by David Jones. Photo courtesy of SAFE Credit Union Perfect Arts Center.

Renovated SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center to reopen summer 2021

Angela Rodriguez March 10, 2021
Broadway On Tour is still scheduled to arrive at the newly renovated SAFE Credit Union performing Arts Center this fall. Read about all the changes you can expect upon your next visit.
This year, Sacramento and the wourld is celebrating Valentine’s Day a little bit differently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From live outdoor music to antique marketplaces and online couples painting lessons, there’s no shortage of romantic escapades this weekend.

Valentine’s Day events to attend this weekend virtually or in-person

Angela Rodriguez February 12, 2021
Local businesses in the Sacramento area will be hosting small events that you and your valentine can attend. These events include painting, drinking, eating, and more.
Dance classes were not approved before the semester to take place in person leaving students to learn and practice their routines via Zoom. Graphic by Tara Gnewikow

Step up: How COVID-19 is affecting Sac State dance majors

Emmely Ramirez November 13, 2020

With most in-person classes suspended at Sacramento State, students have had to adjust to a new reality, including students in the dance program who are taking all their classes via Zoom. Sac State...

B Street Theatre will spend Hallows Eve hosting the production of A B Street Horror Story at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. The live, interactive event will feature Peter Story and Dana Brooke. Photo courtesy of B Street Theater, photo illustration by Chanelle Muerong.

B Street Theatre holds special Halloween production

Chanelle Muerong and October 30, 2020
B Street Theatre is feeling the Halloween spirit with a one night only live production. There’s some suspicious activity in the building Peter Story is in, but Dana Brooke can only give help from behind a screen.
Sac State Students Joyce Vang, Miguel Forbes and Taylor Hill perform the dance Transfiguration by Bernard Brown in Sacramento/ Black Art of Dance (S/BAD). S/BAD was the last Department of Theatre and Dance performance of the spring semester. Photo courtesy of Bernard Brown.

How Sac State arts students are transitioning to online classes

Piper Haitsuka, Dylan McNeill, and May 6, 2020

Many Sacramento State arts students have reported difficulty transitioning from in-person to online classes due to California’s shelter-at-home order.  Sac State senior Maia Pheng is working on getting...

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