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Angeline Stansbury (Adelaide Sands) and the Nutcracker Prince (Christopher B. Nachtrab) join the Almond Blossoms in dance. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

‘A Very Chico Nutcracker’ delivers on holiday cheer

Melissa Joseph // December 9, 2019

This past weekend, small almond blossoms, a magical toy maker and a daunting mouse king graced the stage in Laxson Auditorium. There’s only one ballet this time of year that encapsulates all of the...

The Orion Newscast: Ballet on the Ridge & Queer Desire Art

The Orion Newscast: Ballet on the Ridge & Queer Desire Art

Christian Solis // November 6, 2019

https://youtu.be/nu0-Nnmpr2g This week on The Orion Newscast, reporters cover a ballet studio's struggle after the Camp Fire and Ryan Ramos aims to "... disrupt the conventional expectations of masculinity...

Nic's is one of the few restaurants in Paradise that reopened after the fire. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Paradise businesses recover after the fire

Jessie Imhoff and Hana Beaty // November 3, 2019

Many local businesses in Paradise had to close following the Camp Fire. Many businesses either had their buildings and inventory burned, or owners were unable to return to their business, leaving rows...

Before The Nutcracker, they played a slideshow with pictures from Chico at the turn of the century. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Chico Community Ballet presents their own Chico-version of ‘The Nutcracker’

Caitlyn Young // December 7, 2017

There are hundreds of Christmas-related traditions across the world, and everyone celebrates Christmas in their own way. For some families, a common tradition is to go see “The Nutcracker”...

Behind the scenes at Keeping Dance Alive!

Behind the scenes at Keeping Dance Alive!

February 28, 2014

"The goal is to get the dance and local Chico community together to celebrate dance," said Daran Goodsell, marketing and publicity director for Chico Performances. This year's event consists of thirteen...

Cinderella at Laxon Auditorium

Cinderella at Laxon Auditorium

Lindsay Pincus // December 13, 2013

[flagallery gid=15] "Cinderella" danced its way into Laxon Auditorium Thursday. The ballet retelling of the classic fairy tall is co-sponsored by Friends of Chico Community Ballet and is danced by members...

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