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Bands D-FY and ICED bring hardcore punk to Chico

Bands D-FY and ICED bring hardcore punk to Chico

Angel Ortega

March 19, 2019


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Hardcore punk bands D-FY (pronounced “defy”) and ICED, from Chico and Eugene, Oregon respectively, kicked off their tour on Friday in Chico. The concert, hosted by 1078 Gallery, consisted of both D-FY and ICED with END // GAME and The Choice, both from Chico, playing as support acts. Bot...

‘The Almond Orchard’ poses important questions to Chico

‘The Almond Orchard’ poses important questions to Chico

Rayanne Painter

March 18, 2019


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The opening night of “The Almond Orchard” debuted at downtown Chico’s Blue Room Theatre Thursday night. As an adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” this rendition of the classic play keeps Chekhov's comedic relief in a tale of change, love, healing and grief. What makes "The Almond...

Tim Hernandez featured at Chico’s Book in Common for ‘All They Will Call You’

Tim Hernandez featured at Chico’s Book in Common for ‘All They Will Call You’

Olyvia Simpson and Mitchell Kret

March 16, 2019


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Chico’s Book in Common hosted Tim Hernandez in Laxson Auditorium on March 13 to talk about his book “All They Will Call You” and related experiences. Book in Common is hosted jointly by both Chico State and Butte College. “All They Will Call You,” is a narrative of “...

Featured Artist: deM atlaS

Featured Artist: deM atlaS

Ricardo Tovar

March 13, 2019


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  Over the past year, Chico's Senator Theater has gathered notable entertainers from the likes of Insane Clown Posse, Poppy, Bhad Bhabie, and All Time Low have all come through Chico. Chico's notable rise in popularity for these big acts is astonishing and shows the appeal the college ...

Bach Festival educates on the composer and showcases his music

Bach Festival educates on the composer and showcases his music

Mitchell Kret

March 12, 2019


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The 2019 Chico Bach Festival came to a close March 10 with the Bach and Sons organ performance in Harlen Adams Theatre. Dr. Annette Richards and Dr. David Yearsley played pieces from Johann Sebastian Bach as well as his sons. Richards played the compositions by JS Bach while Yearsley played those by ...

Atmosphere’s ‘Mi Vida Local Tour’ comes to Chico

Atmosphere’s ‘Mi Vida Local Tour’ comes to Chico

Ricardo Tovar

March 12, 2019


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Notable hip-hop names such as Tech N9ne, E-40 and Chief Keef have all stopped by Senator Theatre in downtown Chico over the past school year. This time around, rapper Slug and producer Ant, the duo that makes up Atmosphere and the owners of independent record label Rhymesayers Entertainment, came to...

Latinx students share their stories at open mic night

Latinx students share their stories at open mic night

Rayanne Painter

March 11, 2019


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Chico State’s chapter of Central Americans for Empowerment (C.A.F.E.) hosted their first event on Friday in Sylvester's Cafe. Colorful picado banners hung from the ceiling and the smell of freshly cooked food filled the air as students milled about. “Cruzando Fronteras” or “Crossing Borders”...

Poetry reading shines light on refugee experiences

Poetry reading shines light on refugee experiences

Rayanne Painter

March 11, 2019


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

Every seat and plus some was filled in Zingg Recital Hall on Thursday evening for this month’s poetry reading. The event, Writer's Voice, is a literary arts reading series hosted by Chico State’s Department of English.Mai Der Vang, the showcased literary mastermind, is the author of a book...

Keep Chico Weird celebrates all aspects of Chico culture

Keep Chico Weird celebrates all aspects of Chico culture

Mitchell Kret

March 4, 2019


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The annual Keep Chico Weird art show was held at 1078 Gallery; the reception was held at the gallery March 2. The art was accompanied by live performances and refreshments. While Keep Chico Weird has been centered around live performance art in the past, this year the show was focused more on physical ar...

Chico State musicians tackle Terry Riley’s ‘In C’

Chico State musicians tackle Terry Riley’s ‘In C’

Rayanne Painter

March 3, 2019


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Ever read “choose your own adventure” books as a child? Chico State’s New Music Symposium recreated just that, but with music and rhythm.Guest composer Terry Riley joined the audience at the Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall on Thursday evening to watch the musicians recreate his masterpie...

Poppy drags after AViVA pops at quirky Senator show

Poppy drags after AViVA pops at quirky Senator show

Rachael Bayuk

February 25, 2019


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The human embodiment of confusion, Poppy, visited Chico's Senator theatre. Youtube sensation Poppy brought whimsy to metal in her late-night show.Poppy has a history of presenting the strange and unusual. Her stage presence does not disappoint in that regard. She floats on and off the stage like a fi...

1078 Gallery hosts folk and country music artists

1078 Gallery hosts folk and country music artists

Mitchell Kret

February 25, 2019


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The 1078 Gallery was flooded with folk and country music when it hosted three musical artists Saturday, Feb 23. Donald Beaman, China and Garrett Gray took the stage to share their craft. Gray celebrated the release of his album “Five Winds." China’s second album, “And Then Nothing Ha...

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