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Thundercat brings jazz fusion and high emotions to Chico

Thundercat brings jazz fusion and high emotions to Chico

Kati Morris, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

On Wednesday night, Stephen Lee Bruner, better known as Thundercat, took the stage at the Senator Theatre to play a night of electrifying jazz fusion. The bass-playing, Grammy winning, former crossover thrash band member made Chico his first stop in California on his North American Tour in support of his ...

Ticket scalping: A plague in the concert industry

Illustration by Kyle Hilton. Hollywood Reporter website photo.

Angel Ortega

April 2, 2019

Going to a concert can be the most surreal experience some may ever have. Whether it’s an intimate, small venue or a big arena, sharing the same room with one of your favorite artists and seeing your favorite songs performed live is a euphoric experience. However, one problem that is plaguing the ...

Chico Community Concert Band to play free holiday concert

The Chico Community Concert Band flute section plays at the Chico Elks Lodge on Nov. 11, 2016, during a Veterans Day program. From left: Linda Gould, Carolyn Hamilton, Jackie Corrie and Sanda Doerschlag. Image courtesy of Mark Plenke.

Natalie Hanson

December 7, 2018

The Chico Community Concert Band will perform its annual Christmas concert at the Lakeside Pavilion in California Park at 3 p.m., Sunday.The concert, titled "Christmas Serenade," is free to the public. The program includes a mix of classic Christmas carols as well as a variety of contemporary selection...

North State Symphony works to perfect modern interpretation of classical music

A portion of the violin section of the North State Symphony at the Museum of Northern California Arts on Saturday. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Natalie Hanson

November 7, 2018

Violins whined, clarinets hummed and strings moaned as musicians warmed up their instruments next to famous pieces of artwork. The conductor, Scott Seaton, stepped up to his music stand, shuffled his music sheets and rolled up his sleeves, all eyes fixed on him. Seaton slowly raised his arms, signaling...

Local artists light up Chico’s hip-hop scene

Apollo Snow entertains the crowd while onstage at the Chico Women's club on Friday Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Ulises Duenas

September 4, 2018

Different kinds of concerts have different vibes, and there are no concerts quite like hip-hop concerts, for better or for worse. The Chico Women's Club hosted a concert on Friday featuring local artists that all have roots in the Chico area. Artists including Apollo Snow, Osho Brown, Efren Trevino...

Coachella is not worth it

Photo credit: Grant Garnsey

Sam Rios

April 6, 2016

Coachella kicks off April 15 in Indio, California, and the stress of not being able to attend this music-powered, euphoric drug-fest starts to set in. It may seem as though not going to Coachella is the end of all experience, but Coachella isn’t really that great anyways. Here’s how it goes. Fi...

Wind ensemble blows audience away

Symphonic Winds on stage for the “Band-ology” performance Saturday night in Harlen Adams Theatre. Photo credit: David Kahn

David Kahn

April 13, 2014

From classical compositions to more contemporary works, Chico State's Wind Ensemble, conducted by Royce Tevis and featuring guest clarinetist Ryan Heimlich, displayed a level of incredible musical ability. The Chico State School of the Arts department of music and theatre presented the Symphonic Winds “Band-ology” performance Saturday night in Har...

Dance music showcase shuffles onto campus

Dance music showcase shuffles onto campus

Maegan Webster

January 20, 2014

Progressive house dance beats will reverberate throughout the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium while the audience dances away the back-to-school blues at Haus Party, a special electronic dance music, or EDM, showcase coming to Chico State. Union Label, a program of Associated Students, will begin the first of a series of spring ...

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