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Upcoming summer music festivals you don’t want to miss

Upcoming summer music festivals you don’t want to miss

Alexis Roberts

May 17, 2018


Filed under Culture, Features, Music

With the weather getting warmer, here comes the season we have all been waiting for — festival season. The West Coast is home to many music festivals. Whether your favorite genre is hip hop, country, rap, rock or reggae, the best coast has it all. Here are some of the top festivals coming u...

My Cousin Vinny wins 2018 ‘Best Musician’ at Sac State

My Cousin Vinny wins 2018 ‘Best Musician’ at Sac State

Khanlin Rodgers

May 17, 2018


Filed under Best of Sac State, Culture, Music

As soon as he graduated from high school, Vincent Miranda set out to make his dream of creating music a reality. He had already been practicing since he was 13, but he decided it was finally time to let his art out into the world. The end of his time in high school marked the beginning of his career as h...

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

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

Clarissa Pacheco

May 8, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

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

Legendary metal band Slayer to play final Sacramento show

Nick Minges

April 24, 2018


Filed under Culture, Features, Music

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

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

Jose Gaglianone

April 24, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

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

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

Dominique Walker

April 20, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

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

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

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Staff

April 18, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

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

What to expect from the Takacs Quartet

Keith Jouganatos, Staff

April 18, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

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

Chinese Culture Night features martial arts, dancing, singing

Eric Jaramishian

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Music

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

Salsa Loca club prepares for its biggest event of the year

Yajayra Gonzalez

April 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Culture, Music

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...

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