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Former World Series starter Barry Zito to open for LeAnn Rimes in Chico

Former World Series starter Barry Zito to open for LeAnn Rimes in Chico

Ricardo Tovar

December 16, 2018


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A big struggle for athletes after retiring is answering the question, "What now?" How can you possibly take the adrenaline and competitive itch out of yourself, when you have been competing your entire life? For former San Francisco Giant and Oakland Athletic's pitcher Barry Zito, the answer is performing...

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...

ASP gives students a glimpse into the future

ASP gives students a glimpse into the future

Ulises Duenas

December 10, 2018


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Experiencing virtual reality (VR) for the first time is a special moment. Whether someone is skeptical or excited going in is up to them, but the initial reaction is usually the same. Even though they're wearing something over their face, you can tell that their eyes are wide open. That experience...

Animation Chico captivates with contest

Animation Chico captivates with contest

Grant Schmieding

December 10, 2018


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The lights darkened and the door shut. Spectators gazed forward at the bright screen in the small theater. Broken only by pangs of laughter and applause, the room felt still as each short film gave the audience a glimpse inside the mind of its creator. Animation Chico hosted its fourth annual Animation...

Chico Community Concert Band to play free holiday concert

Chico Community Concert Band to play free holiday concert

Natalie Hanson

December 7, 2018


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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...

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ brings nostalgia for the holiday classic

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ brings nostalgia for the holiday classic

Alex Coba

December 5, 2018


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Good grief, it's Christmas time again and with it comes all that commercialism this time of year brings. It's lucky that the Chico State Department of Music and Theater put on the perfect escape from the rampant commercialism: "A Charlie Brown Christmas."The iconic Christmas special was beautifully adapted t...

Playlist: 10 offbeat electronic tracks

Playlist: 10 offbeat electronic tracks

Grant Schmieding

December 3, 2018


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I’m not someone who can explain every niche, off-label brand of electronic music. This playlist is not intended to focus on any specific type of electronic music. It’s just a small collection of fun electronic songs that use many unconventional sounds in a palatable way. Try playing some of...

Fall Acoustics show brings relaxing vibes to The Hub

Fall Acoustics show brings relaxing vibes to The Hub

Grant Schmieding

December 2, 2018


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Wet fall leaves littered the floor as students entered the room. Christmas lights twinkled across a raised stage and melodic acoustic guitar songs rang through the relaxed crowd. Students escaped the cold, wet weather at the first ever Fall Acoustics show in The Hub Thursday evening. Hosted by the Sc...

North State Symphony works to perfect modern interpretation of classical music

North State Symphony works to perfect modern interpretation of classical music

Natalie Hanson

November 7, 2018


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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...

Playlist: 15 classic rock songs that are truly timeless

Playlist: 15 classic rock songs that are truly timeless

Grant Schmieding

November 5, 2018


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I’m not a huge fan of the term “classic rock”—it’s too broad. There’s often much debate about what music actually belongs in this category, but here’s a list of truly timeless rock songs. This list barely scratches the surface of all the great rock songs that ha...

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