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Associated Students Productions kicks off event series, Open Mic Night

Associated Students Productions kicks off event series, Open Mic Night

Grant Schmieding

September 15, 2018


Filed under A&E Breaking, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

An intimate crowd shuffled in slowly and began to occupy round tables as the dimly-lit room filled with light chatter. Silhouettes danced over artistic portraits of John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and Albert Einstein while artists took their positions on stage. Students and community members came together in th...

Chico Elks Lodge announces second annual Craft Faire

Chico Elks Lodge announces second annual Craft Faire

Natalie Hanson

September 14, 2018


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Last year's first "Craft Faire" event in Chico celebrated local crafters and invited everyone in the community to participate. This month, the Chico Elk Ladies group has announced that they will host the event again, at the Chico Elks Lodge Sept. 29-30. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||fu...

On This Day- Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ released in 1975

On This Day- Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ released in 1975

Natalie Hanson

September 12, 2018


Filed under A&E Breaking, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Reviews

On September 12 in 1975, Pink Floyd released its seventh album, "Wish You Were Here." After already reaching worldwide fame for the milestone album, "Dark Side of the Moon," this album became another classic in its own right within the band's long list of work. You may only know this album, or "Dark...

5 standout albums dropping this week

5 standout albums dropping this week

Natalie Hanson

September 12, 2018


Filed under A&E Breaking, Arts & Entertainment, Previews

If you're ready for the release of fresh albums this Friday, here are a few standout drops that we are looking forward to sampling.Willie Nelson - "My Way"This will be Nelson's 68th studio album and he is still going strong. "My Way" was announced as a collection of songs associated with Frank Sinatra, an insp...

School of the Arts Productions to host Chico Unplugged

School of the Arts Productions to host Chico Unplugged

Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2018


Filed under A&E Breaking, Arts & Entertainment

Chico State's School of the Arts Productions will host the first of three musical competitions, Chico Unplugged, at the Madison Bear Garden restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 20. This biannual competition by SOTA allows the competition of singers and songwriters, for three Thursdays, to share their original...

Sierra Nevada’s “Beer Camp” is re-imagined

Sierra Nevada’s “Beer Camp” is re-imagined

Josh Cozine

May 15, 2018


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Zip lines, rock walls, bike dirt-tracks, and even human versions of Hungry, Hungry, Hippos and foosball, were just a few of the activities campers joined in on Saturday, at Sierra Nevada’ Brewery's first “Beer Camp” event of its type.Tickets sold-out to 4,000 people, nearly all of w...

Original characters created in first Wildcat Gaming design party

Original characters created in first Wildcat Gaming design party

Josh Cozine

May 13, 2018


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Two characters- Wattles, a genetically modified super-rooster who guards chicken farms of the not-so-distant future, and Arius, a necro-kid who annoys the spirits that try to haunt him - were designed Saturday, at Wildcat Gaming's first character design party.The party was sponsored by Tespa, a part of Blizzard Ga...

Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

Josiah Nicholl

May 5, 2018


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People filled the city plaza in downtown Chico Friday night to enjoy the return of Chico's Friday Night Concerts. For the 41st year, free shows with live music will be put on by the Downtown Chico Business Association in the city plaza every Friday night throughout the summer. The shows start at...

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