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‘Our Town’ brings dramatic opera to Harlen Adams theater

‘Our Town’ brings dramatic opera to Harlen Adams theater

Alex Coba

January 28, 2019


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“Our Town: An Opera in Three Acts” is the latest show to come to the Harlen Adams Theatre. Based on the play by Thornton Wilder, this production of the classic play utilized the dramatic art of opera singing to bring the story to life. The show tells the story of an American small town called...

Mechoopda artist challenges assimilation of indigenous culture through printmaking

Mechoopda artist challenges assimilation of indigenous culture through printmaking

Rayanne Painter

January 28, 2019


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Companion exhibitions “Mǝǝmento: Before” and “Aksum Belle: Afterwards” made their debut at Chico State’s Janet Turner Print Museum and Jackie Headley Art Gallery this week.The art displayed varies from printmaking to sculptures, both challenging the assimilation of Indige...

Ike’s serves up sandwiches, beer, and dream punk

Ike’s serves up sandwiches, beer, and dream punk

Mitchell Kret

January 26, 2019


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Ike’s Place was booming with more energy than the bar across the street Jan. 23, when they hosted three dream punk bands: Creekside and Citysick—which are both local bands—and Glacier Veins, a Portland-based band with a Chico State alum playing bass. The sandwich shop only had enough room for...

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards announced

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards announced

Angel Ortega

January 24, 2019


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Films such as “Roma,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “A Star is Born” and “Black Panther" were among the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards announced Tuesday. Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” lead the ...

Local musicians aid in Camp Fire relief effort

Local musicians aid in Camp Fire relief effort

Rayanne Painter

January 23, 2019


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Celebration has been bittersweet since flames took to the town of Paradise in November. But excitement still filled the air as dutiful fans waited eagerly for musicians Jonathan Richman and MaMuse during a Camp Fire benefit concert hosted by KZFR Radio at the Chico Women’s Center, Friday.Jonathan Richman, a...

‘The WIZRD’ reveals the emotional side of Future’s past

‘The WIZRD’ reveals the emotional side of Future’s past

Mitchell Kret

January 23, 2019


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Mumble-rap nobility offers a new look at artist's life in his 7th studio album.A new viewpoint of Future’s life before fame was made public in the form of a documentary and album on Friday, Jan. 18. Future’s position as mumble-rap royalty has been secured for years - however, the emotional a...

‘Operation Absolute Zero’ adds good and bad to ‘Black Ops’

‘Operation Absolute Zero’ adds good and bad to ‘Black Ops’

Ulises Duenas

December 22, 2018


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Note: This review reflects solely on the new content added to the original "Black Ops 4" game.Treyarc has taken a page out of Ubisoft's book by making the first batch of DLC for "Black Ops 4" feel like a new season in the game's life cycle. "Operation Absolute Zero" adds a new controversial character as wel...

Podcast Video: Arts in Review – When books become movies

Podcast Video: Arts in Review – When books become movies

Alex Coba, Grant Schmieding, Ulises Duenas, and Natalie Hanson

December 19, 2018


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In our last podcast for the semester, we decided to tackle a major topic that everyone has a different perspective on - film adaptations of best-selling books, beloved or otherwise. From "The Lord of the Rings" to "Twilight" to comic book adaptations, there's a lot of movies out there that owe it al...

Chikoko variety show presents spectacle for good cause

Chikoko variety show presents spectacle for good cause

Alex Coba

December 12, 2018


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If someone had to describe the "Vroom Vroom Variety Show" they would say “wonderfully weird.”Chikoko, the same people who put on "Evoke-An Experimental" fashion show back in October, put on their annual variety show this past Friday at the Chico Women's Club. The show showcased talent fr...

Singer-songwriter Nikki Renaud plans to pursue career in music

Singer-songwriter Nikki Renaud plans to pursue career in music

Alex Coba

December 12, 2018


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Music has always been a part of Nikki Renaud's life. As an adult, she is ready to take on the music industry. Armed with her trusty guitar Alistar, nothing will get in her way of pursuing her dream.Renaud is a Chico native and is a singer-songwriter who is incredibly passionate about her craft. Though sh...

‘Glorious Sounds of the Season’ is a non-stop holiday spectacular

‘Glorious Sounds of the Season’ is a non-stop holiday spectacular

Josh Cozine

December 12, 2018


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The lights dimmed, hiding the movement of ensembles as they quickly filed down from the Harlen Adams Theatre stage, lining the walkways alongside the audience. A spotlight focused on a small group, on the stage-left walkway, their brass bass instruments glimmering in the light of the otherwise darkened...

Playlist- Dive into disco with these 10 funky tracks

Playlist- Dive into disco with these 10 funky tracks

Alex Coba

December 10, 2018


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I love disco! Disco always gets a bad rep for no reason, but the '70s disco era featured some of the greatest musical tracks that people still listen to today. The disco movement started out as an underground thing, which is funny to think that disco was underground at one point. It became mainstream in...

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