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A deeper look into Ron’s Reptiles

A deeper look into Ron’s Reptiles

Matthew Manfredi

September 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Video

When Chico State alumnus Ron Greenberg mentions there are nearly 1000 reptiles on his one-and-a-half acre compound nestled in the rural foothills past the Chico Airport, this “hobby” of his begins to sound more like an addiction; an addiction that became the largest selection of reptiles in Northern...

Blue Room Young Company performs ‘Dr. Doolittle Jr.’

Blue Room Young Company performs ‘Dr. Doolittle Jr.’

Jae Siqueiros

September 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

      On Thursday, the Blue Room Young Theatre Group performed their highly anticipated musical “Dr. Doolittle Jr.” in Laxon Auditorium. "Dr. Doolittle Jr." tells the tale of a doctor who learns to talk to animals. Their adventures take them far and wide to learn al...

‘Taste of Chico’ is the event of every foodie’s dreams

‘Taste of Chico’ is the event of every foodie’s dreams

Anisha Brady

September 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Video

The Taste of Chico is an experience that should not be missed. Despite the intense heat, crowds of people filled the streets of downtown Chico to feast on a wide variety of gourmet snacks and beverages from local restaurants. The event was huge and spread out over 48 square blocks, making just enough...

Adult Swim star David Liebe Hart performs at Duffy’s Tavern

Adult Swim star David Liebe Hart performs at Duffy’s Tavern

Carin Dorghalli

September 21, 2016


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David Liebe Hart of Adult Swim's "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" invades Duffy's Tavern with his unique brand of irreverent surrealism. His religious beliefs, love of trains and relationship struggles make for an interesting but original performance. This Adult Swim star isn't afraid to go str...

Celebrating Gwen Curatilo through opera

Celebrating Gwen Curatilo through opera

Carin Dorghalli

September 21, 2016


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Past students flew in from all over the world to help put together an opera gala to celebrate their former Chico State opera workshop director, Gwen Curatilo. Among the stars featured were Jeanette Blakeney and Zachary Gordin. Funds raised from the concert will be used to offset costs of the department...

Life happens: Stories beneath the surface

Life happens: Stories beneath the surface

Jordan Rodrigues

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Everyone has a story, but not everyone has someone to listen to it. I was the listener this time. I went out with the intentions of photographing random homeless people that I assumed were homeless because of some type of addiction. I was humbled when I sat and talked with these people. My mind was in...

Art that’s out of this world

Art that’s out of this world

Anna Porretta

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Imagine traveling through space visiting strange planets; your mission is to catalog the aliens you find there. Coming across the creatures responsible for growth on these planets, a field guide is compiled complete with sketches and blurbs about each creature.This mission is similar to the mental jo...

iMullinati spins his way through the music scene

iMullinati spins his way through the music scene

Anisha Brady

September 18, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Ryan Mullin is not the average Chico State junior. Just last week Mullin, or iMullinati, opened for Vanic, a well-known trap DJ at the Senator Theater. The show sold out and more than 1,000 people attended, a majority were Chico State students. Mullin began his DJ career during his first year ...

Behind the art: ‘One Artist, Four Visions’ by Ruben Heredia

Behind the art: ‘One Artist, Four Visions’ by Ruben Heredia

Elias Denny

September 16, 2016


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"One Artist, Four Visions" is an art exhibit featuring the art of Ruben Heredia and is running from Sept. 1-24 at the 1078 Gallery in Chico. The gallery exhibits drawings and work from Heredia's the Mystery, the Metamorphosis, the Abstract works and the Mesoamerican Transformation series. More in...

Chico World Music Festival creates exciting multicultural atmosphere

Chico World Music Festival creates exciting multicultural atmosphere

Franky Renteria, Jordan Rodrigues, and Miguel Orozco

September 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

The Chico World Music Festival is an annual Chico State tradition with a wide range of world music artists that was held on Sept. 10th. It was filled with music hosted on four stages including Laxson Auditorium, the Ruth Rowland Taylor stage and the Kids Stage, where North State’s children performed. Th...

Comedy competition at the El Rey Theatre

Comedy competition at the El Rey Theatre

Matthew Manfredi

September 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

On Saturday night, a line outside the El Rey Theatre formed well before doors opened for the 8 p.m. show. Inside the theatre, 16 comedians from all over the U.S., Canada and even as far as China, prepared for the 41st annual San Francisco Comedy Competition, a multi-week event that took place in venues al...

Pooches Walk, Woof and Wag for a cause

Pooches Walk, Woof and Wag for a cause

Jae Siqueiros

September 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Walk Woof Wag is an annual fundraising dog walk that raises money for Chico Animal Shelter's medical fund. On Saturday, pooches from all over the county banded together for this 3K/5K walk in hopes of raising money for the health of shelter animals and the hope that they will receive permanent homes....

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