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Imagination is brought to life by students in the Chico State ceramics lab. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Chico State’s ceramic club creates imaginative art

Sarah Scharf // May 15, 2014

The Chico State Ceramics Club is an organization of student ceramic artists who practice the fascinating craft with passion and creativity. Members create beautiful, original, microwave-safe pieces,...

Sylvia Bowersox captures the audience with her performance while reciting a poem about her time serving in Baghdad. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

English students present poetry, projects at festival

Sarah Scharf // May 7, 2014

The annual Write On! festival gives students of the Chico State English department an opportunity to show off their best works by presenting research projects, original essays and poetry. On one side of...

Photo Courtesy of School of the Arts and Joe Paul DiMaggio.

Tobin Roye, faculty member and guitarist, is the leader of Chico State’s Guitar Ensemble.

Guitar Ensemble delivers refreshing take on classical guitar

Sarah Scharf // May 3, 2014

When most people think of classical music, they think of orchestras with many different instruments and perhaps piano or organ music. But on Friday night, talented classical guitar students wowed the...

Max Valentine and Hayden Senter, both art majors, making prints for the Thursday Night Market attendees. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Market showcases artistic offerings

Sarah Scharf // April 20, 2014

Chico State School of the Arts presented Keep Chico Creative on Thursday night downtown at the Farmer's Market. The idea behind Keep Chico Creative is to encourage and inspire creativity in the...

Chico State’s School of the Arts presents the student directed Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts, at 7:30 p.m April 10-12, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on April 13. Photo Courtesy of Chico School of the Arts and Joe Paul DiMaggio.

One-acts lingers after curtains close

Sarah Scharf // April 11, 2014

Chico State's School of the Arts presents the 2014 Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts, titled "Turned Around."The performance consists of four one-act plays, directed and performed by talented Chico State...

Touch Fuzzy Get Dizzy performs  at Cafe Coda for the 2014 Cammies hard rock/metal award. Photo credit: Matthew Vacca

Cammies Music Festival kicks off with local hard rock and metal talent

Sarah Scharf // April 4, 2014

Some people don’t know that Chico is home to awesome musical talent of all genres.The Cammies Music Festival kicked off Thursday, showcasing these local artists and bands. Fans of hard rock and metal...

Danielle Silveira singing soprano and David Rothe playing the organ at the Bach Festival. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Student musicians showcase classical talent

Sarah Scharf // March 28, 2014

Bach is regarded as possibly the greatest composer of all time and his work revolutionized music for the centuries. The Chico Bach Festival is a celebration of Bach and his influence on music through the...

Lisa Valentine singing her lungs out with Saxophonist playing at Cafe Flo Friday night. Other musicians included trumpet, base, piano and drums. Photo credit: Shayla Ramos

Local bands rock the house at Cafe Flo

Sarah Scharf // March 17, 2014

For anyone wanting to expand their horizons and explore Chico's music scene, Cafe Flo is the place to go.Local bands Ugly as Hell, Lisa Valentine and the Michelin Embers took the stage from 7 p.m. to 10...

People come together at the Chico Women's Club on Friday night for international folk dancing. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Community gathers for global folk dance

Sarah Scharf // March 8, 2014

Folk dance's traditional origins make it a great way to enjoy a part of a culture that has existed for generations. Members of the Chico World Dancers and others gathered at the Chico Women's...

Sarah Pike, director, introducing the two guest speakers Meryl Natchez and Kate Transchel at the Wednesday night reading in Trinity Hall. Photo credit: Maisee Lee

Poems convey voices from Russian history

Sarah Scharf // March 6, 2014

Meryl Natchez describes her first encounter with the works of Russian poets Anna Akhmatova, Nikolay Gumilev and Polish poet Osip Mandelstam as exciting.Natchez presented her recently published collection...

Andrew Meyerson and Travis Andrews of The Living Earth Show perform during the New Music Symposium Friday night at Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall.Photo credit: Matthew Vacca

Modern classical music moves symposium audience

Sarah Scharf // March 1, 2014

For most people, the term "classical music" brings Bach and Mozart to mind. The second concert of the New Music Symposium featured San Francisco-based classical duo The Living Earth Show at the Rowland-Taylor...

Americana harmonies amaze cafe audience

Sarah Scharf // February 23, 2014

For anyone who loves bluegrass and Americana music, Mossy Creek delivers an energetic performance that really hits the spot. The seven talented members of the band took the stage at Cafe Coda Saturday...

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