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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.

Sacramento rapper turns what was once a hobby into career

Sacramento rapper Evan Odom who goes by Pyramid Kid. Odom has been making music for two years and was given the opportunity to perform with Nef The Pharoah last fall. Photo courtesy of Evan Odom.
Nijzel Dotson April 30, 2020

Growing up, Sacramento rapper Evan Odom, who goes by Pyramid Kid, always felt different from his peers. But rather than trying to conform, he decided to be content with standing out. “My mom and I...

6 Sac State students making the best of their time at home

Graphic By Kelly Kiernan
Allisyn Mayhew April 26, 2020

With classes going virtual and California continuing shelter-at-home orders, students are now spending excess time inside and isolated from friends, work or other places they would typically go to spend...

Catch up with Sac State TikTok star Nebaiot Lemma

Sac State student Nebaiot Lemma interviews biology major Gaby Goldring for his YouTube channel on Oct 25, 2019. Lemma's YouTube videos highlighting Sac State halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brooke Uhlenhop April 22, 2020

In October of 2019, Sacramento State freshman Nebaiot Lemma was on top of the world.  The film major went viral on TikTok thanks to a clip from his YouTube channel spoofing a tour of Sac State. The...

Sac State PRIDE Center holds first E-PRIDE Week

The Sac State PRIDE Center held a virtual Queer Prom with DJ Mario Esco on Friday, April 17 as a part of
Tara Gnewikow April 21, 2020

The Sacramento State PRIDE Center held its first “E-PRIDE Week" last week, culminating with Queer Prom, due to shelter-in place orders. The PRIDE Center has been hosting its annual PRIDE Week since...

Live from home, it’s almost everyone

Multiple celebrities go live on Instagram at the same time on Tuesday, March 24. Instagram Lives provide people the opportunity to interact with friends and fans while showing on a live video. 

Screenshot via Instagram.
Brooke Uhlenhop April 16, 2020

Celebrities, they’re just like us, at home bored, as we shelter-in-place due to the coronavirus and, just like us, they’re ramping up social media use.  With concerts and award shows getting postponed,...

Q&A: Bobby Brackins’s new song unintentionally reminds people to stay clean

Bobby Brackins portrait posted on Dec 23, 2019 via his Instagram @bobbybrackins. Photo courtesy of Bobby Brackins
Piper Haitsuka April 11, 2020

Grammy-nominated artist and Bay Area native Bobby Brackins, who also performs under Lata Harbor, released a new song called “Wash My Hands” featuring  Marc E. Bassy, Collett and August 08 last month Since...

Opinion: 7 binge-worthy shows to watch while isolating at home

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Brooke Uhlenhop March 19, 2020

With Sacramento State moving classes online and Sacramento health officials issuing a “stay-at-home” directive, a lot of time will be spent at home in the next few weeks.  All major league sports...

Sac State artist CubeOfCheese releases new song featuring fellow student

Sac State computer science majors Billy Hernandez and Lauren Mateo pose at the Library Quad on Wednesday Feb. 26. Hernandez, also known as music artist CubeOfCheese features Mateo, a singer, in his latest single 'Was Icarus.'
Tara Gnewikow March 4, 2020

Sacramento State sophomore Billy Hernandez has made music under the eye-catching name CubeOfCheese since 2016.  “I have a psychological connection with a piece of cheese, the dairy product,” Hernandez...

Up-and-coming rock ’n’ roll band The Jacks to perform at Sacramento’s Holy Diver

SoCal based rock'n'roll band,
Erick Salgado March 3, 2020

Southern California-based band The Jacks will be performing at Holy Diver on Saturday for the second stop on their two-month tour.   Holy Diver is known to feature rock and alternative groups. The...

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