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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...

Concerts in the Park lineup for summer 2018 released

Concerts in the Park lineup for summer 2018 released

Caleb Danielson, Culture editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

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

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

Robby Sanchez

April 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Music, Theater

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...

JMSEY inspires other Sacramento artists with his alternative R&B sound

JMSEY inspires other Sacramento artists with his alternative R&B sound

Khanlin Rodgers

March 29, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

Originally from London, James Cavern — who performs under the stage name JMSEY — aims to evolve his rhythm and blues sound while making simple, relatable music. (Story continues below video) The self-described late-bloomer didn’t begin his journey in music until he was 20. Six years later, he has amassed an audience of fans...

Nationally recognized soprano to perform at Sac State

Nationally recognized soprano to perform at Sac State

Alexis Roberts

March 27, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

Katherine Jolly has been performing on opera and concert stages across the country for years. On March 28, she will be performing at Sacramento State’s Capistrano Music Hall at 8 p.m. Jolly said her inspiration for pursuing music has a lot to do with the environment in which she was raised. “We...

Sac State director of choral activities to retire after 33 years

Sac State director of choral activities to retire after 33 years

Clarissa Pacheco

March 12, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

After 33 years at Sacramento State, Director of Choral Activities Donald Kendrick will soon direct his final concert. His final production on May 12 at 8 p.m. at the Sacramento Community Center Theater will be his farewell and it will feature Sac State’s choir and the other choirs that he direc...

Students campaign to bring Gryffin to Sac State

Students campaign to bring Gryffin to Sac State

Corina Gutierrez

March 8, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

Three Sacramento State students are attempting to win the Monster Energy Up & Up College Festival Series challenge, which would bring electronic dance music artist Gryffin to campus for a concert if enough tickets are sold. Fourteen colleges are in the running to win the contest, according to its websi...

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