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The Yule Logs deliver fun holiday performance at Laxson Auditorium

The Yule Logs' performance at Laxson Auditorium premiered on December 4. Photo credit: Joe Hilsee.
December 12, 2020

The Yule Logs aren’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic stop them from spreading holiday cheer. They recently performed a concert at Chico State’s Laxson Auditorium and the video premiered on Dec. 4. Since...

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour goes virtual for 2020

The Banff Mountain Film Festival goes virtual in 2020. Photo courtesy of Adventure Outings.
October 4, 2020

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival, hosted by Chico State’s Adventure Outings and Chico Performances, is going virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event showcases films from the Banff...

Chico State students, faculty, staff work to keep local music scene vibrant amid pandemic

Performances at Laxson auditorium have been cancelled for the semester, but staff are still employed.
September 14, 2020

School of the Arts Productions and Chico Performances are each working on projects that will help music and arts thrive during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Paul Young, a music industry professor who...

Bach Festival showcases classical music

Scholz was accompanied by Matt Raley on violin, Robert Bowman on harpsichord and Burke Schuchman on cello. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson
March 14, 2018 On the same weekend Uncle Dad's Art Collective brought songs of Stevie Wonder, Chico Performances teamed up with School Of The Arts to...

Chico Performances reflect the university’s connection with the community

Felix Pouliot performs an acrobatic stunt far above the ground at Chico Performances on Feb. 13. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone
March 7, 2018

There is a chance that almost every student has seen the posters posted around Laxson Auditorium advertising the next large performance or speaker coming to Chico. Shows like Cirque Eloize and Radiolab...

Chico locals boogie down Broadway

Students instruct children with dance moves. Photo courtesy of University Events.
March 30, 2016

On April 1, along Third Street from Main Street to Broadway Street, downtown Chico will transform into a dance stage, and anyone who attends will have a chance to be a star. Stephen Cummins, director...

Live movie score guarantees to wow at Laxson

February 27, 2016

There is very little dialogue featured in the 2003 French film “The Triplets Of Belleville.” The animated characters communicate through eye contact, charming mannerisms and powerfully crafted pantomime. Meanwhile,...

Blues legend Buddy Guy electrifies Laxson Auditorium

Blues legend Buddy Guy electrifies Laxson Auditorium
April 9, 2015

Purple and blue lights dimly hit the performance stage. A faint keyboard chord lays in for a few seconds. And then all of a sudden, a huge "BOOM" sound drives from the drums to kick off the first song.Out...

Million Dollar Quartet is a jam session to remember

The cast of Million Dollar Quartet on their national tour. Photo courtesy of Chico Performances.
March 31, 2015

Who wouldn't want to be a fly on the wall during an impromptu jam session featuring Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley?That is exactly what happened during the Chico performance...

The Pink Floyd Experience to perform in Chico

The Pink Floyd Experience will be bringing the essence of the classic rock band to Chico in April. Photo courtesy of Chico Performances.
March 16, 2015

Aided by a colorful light show and fun visuals, The Pink Floyd Experience will be performing at Laxson Auditorium on April 1. More than just a cover band, the Experience consists of six musicians dedicated...

Ballet troupe awes with ‘Swan Lake’

Dancers perform as swans in
February 9, 2015

Lights flickered with warning that it was time for the clamorous crowd to take their seats. One by one, folks found their places in the theater and waited, their eager eyes glued to the stage’s drawn...

Q&A: Dancer Sofia Allmon gets on point for ‘The Nutcracker’

Sofia Allmon dazzles as a Spanish dancer in Chico Community Ballet's
December 6, 2014

Snow Queen, Soldier Doll, Flower and a solo as a Spanish dancer thrown in for good measure. These parts, usually portrayed by different people, will all be performed by Core Butte Charter School junior...

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