The State Hornet

Andrew Castro overcomes stage fright, gains fans from coast to coast

Local singer-songwriter Andrew Castro will perform at Sac State as part of UNIQUE Programs' Nooner concert series on Wednesday. (Courtesy of Andrew Castro)

Edrian Pamintuan

October 18, 2016

A man who has suffered from a myriad of obstacles such as stage fright, anxiety, and ruptured vocal chords has grown into a performer whose fan base extends from coast to coast. This man is local singer-songwriter Andrew Castro, who will bring his unique blend of pop, folk and deeply personal lyric...

Michael Brown, Sr., whose son’s killing sparked national outcry, to speak at Sac State

Michael Brown Sr., second from left, with Rev. Al Sharpton, second from right, as Attorney Benjamin Crump leads a call and response of

John Ferrannini

October 14, 2016

Michael Brown, Sr., whose son’s killing by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer in 2014 sparked protests and controversy nationwide, will be speaking at Sacramento State’s University Union Ballroom on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The event is free, though people must obtain a ticket from the UNIQUE webs...

Tricky, trippy night with mind reader Craig Karges

Mentalist Craig Karges will be performing in the University Union Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 13. Karges was named Campus Performer of the Year six times by the National Association of Campus Activities.
(Courtesy of Craig Karges)

Marissa Murcko

October 6, 2016

Sacramento State’s favorite mentalist and psychologist Craig Karges will make a return to campus for an evening of trippy tricks, floating objects and mind readings inside the University Union Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 13. Karges, who was named Campus Performer of the Year six times by the National A...

Sixth time’s a charm

Rapper Mr. Hooper performs at the Old Ironsides bar on Feb. 27. He will hit the stage at the University Union Serna Plaza for a Nooner concert on Oct. 12.
(Courtesy of Letrice Fowler)

Edrian Pamintuan

October 6, 2016

South Sacramento rapper Mr. Hooper will bring his deep-rooted hip-hop style to Sacramento State with a Nooner performance on Oct. 12 at the University Union Serna Plaza. Mr. Hooper, whose real name is Virgil Hooper, said he has been entertaining audiences since he was a 14-year-old performing at n...

‘You & Me’ and Marc E. Bassy

Marc E. Bassy will bring his chart-topping track

Claire Morgan

October 3, 2016

Following the successful Tinashe concert last fall, UNIQUE Programs has decided to invite another chart-topper to perform at Sacramento State this October: singer-songwriter Marc E. Bassy, whose hit single “You & Me,” a collaboration with Oakland-bred rapper G-Eazy, is dominating airtime from radi...

Big Sticky Mess to rock Nooner stage

(Photo courtesy of Big Sticky Mess)

Edrian Pamintuan

September 21, 2016

Big Sticky Mess can sound like a negative judgment but in the case of this Davis-based band, it was more an aftermath of its older group’s breakup. And eventually, the name stuck, although big, sticky and messy aren’t terms that people would use to describe how the band operates or the sound that...

Sac State celebrates Mexico’s Independence Day with vibrant concert

Local Mexican band Banda Rorros La Perrona de Sacramento perform at the University Union Ballroom Thursday, Sept. 15, to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.
(Photo by Daisy Gutierrez Jimenez)

Daisy Gutierrez Jimenez

September 17, 2016

Sacramento State celebrated El Grito, also known as Mexican Independence Day, with a colorful performance from Banda Rorros La Perrona de Sacramento on Thursday, Sept. 15 at the University Union Ballroom. At the show, 14 members of Banda Rorros entered the ballroom in their matching silver and blac...

Ghostly good vibes at Nooner

The Ghost Town Rebellion performs at River City Saloon in Old Sac, Sep. 1, 2016.  The band will be playing at the Nooner in the University Union at 12 pm, Sep. 14, 2016.
(Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Edrian Pamintuan

September 13, 2016

The Ghost Town Rebellion is a local Americana band that proves Sacramento does have a growing music scene - one that is dedicated to playing good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. The group is slated to perform their Sacramento State set on Sept. 14 at the University Union Serna Plaza (located...

Last Comic Standing semi-finalist to headline comedy night

Last Comic Standing's semi-finalist Taylor Tomlinson will perform alongside fellow comedians Jose Barrientos and Damienne Merlina at a comedy show in the University Union Ballroom Thursday, Sept. 8.
[Photo courtesy of UNIQUE Programs]

Lanea Florence

September 8, 2016

A show featuring comedians Jose Barrientos, Damienne Merlina, and headliner Taylor Tomlinson of “Last Comic Standing” fame will be held Thursday, Sept. 8 in the University Union Ballroom. The comedians were invited to perform at Sacramento State because they share a certain youthful charm, accor...

Taste the rainbow at Phlagleblast 2016

Photo Courtesy of The University Union

Vu Chau

September 6, 2016

The University Union will be decorated in all shades of the rainbow on Sept. 7 to commence its 17th annual Phlagleblast open-house celebration in the theme of "A Burst of Color," which welcomes students and the Sacramento State community back for another semester of learning. Since 1999, Phlagleblast...

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