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Chico State senior creates extraordinary bicycles and artwork

Chico State senior creates extraordinary bicycles and artwork

Ashiah Scharaga

January 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A teeter-totter, a 6-foot-tall bicycle, brightly painted Sony speakers and Chico State all have one thing in common: Travis Stock. To say that Stock, a senior from Laguna Niguel majoring in art with an emphasis in art studio, is an artist of any one trade wouldn't do him justice. Stock not only de...

Bluegrass jam delivers great music, welcoming atmosphere

Bluegrass jam delivers great music, welcoming atmosphere

Ashiah Scharaga

January 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Bluegrass music flowed smoothly out of the front door of Cafe Flo and onto the sidewalk of East 6th Street on Saturday. The intriguing sound came from 15 musicians sitting in a circle with banjos, mandolins and guitars in their arms or harmonicas at their lips, singing and playing bluegrass tunes from 1-4 p.m. The Bluegrass Jams, ...

Get weird with Chico’s alternative talent show

Get weird with Chico’s alternative talent show

Maegan Webster

January 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For a fun, funky and especially fresh Saturday night experience, head to the Keep Chico Weird Talent Show to see talented Chico residents compete for a trophy, a gift bag and an opportunity to perform at Feather Falls Casino or at the CAMMIES Awards Show.   The Chico News and Review will host the competition to showc...

Canine spectacle comes to Laxson Auditorium

Canine spectacle comes to Laxson Auditorium

Emma Wood-Wright

January 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Can't get your dog to fetch the newspaper on Sunday morning? How about catching it mid-back flip and landing on all fours? Get ready to be "doggone" amazed as Chico Performances hosts Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Laxson Auditorium. Featuring over a dozen do...

A collaborative new approach to creation

A collaborative new approach to creation

Subina Khan

January 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Idea Fabrication Laboratory is keeping original art alive in its own unique way by granting students and members of the Chico community the opportunity to use amazing tools to create cutting edge art. Located at 603 Orange St. — a mere four blocks away from the Chico State campus, the 6,900-s...

“The Voice” Audition Spotlight: Sophia Xepoleas

Yzel Romo

January 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sophia Xepoleas covers and rocks Aretha Franklin's "Rock Steady".Last fall semester, Chico State students were given the opportunity of a lifetime to audition for NBC's "The Voice."Sophia Xepoleas, a sophomore journalism major with an option in public relations, was approached by the music department to participa...

Theater students offer advice on preparing for auditions

Emma Wood-Wright

January 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When senior theater arts major David Kahn hears the word "audition," two emotions plague his body: nervousness and excitement. "Even after doing it for years, it's still nerve-wracking," Kahn said.As the theater department holds auditions for this semester's two productions, "Spamalot" and "Creation Stories",...

Dance music showcase shuffles onto campus

Dance music showcase shuffles onto campus

Maegan Webster

January 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Progressive house dance beats will reverberate throughout the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium while the audience dances away the back-to-school blues at Haus Party, a special electronic dance music, or EDM, showcase coming to Chico State. Union Label, a program of Associated Students, will begin the first of a series of spring ...

Ceramics studio provides creative environment for artists of all abilities

Ashiah Scharaga

January 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Janice Hofmann gently presses a clay heart with multiple textures, including one from an avocado net, onto a small square of brown clay. Once the project is fired, it will be a ceramic heart tile that can be displayed on a wall, hold dried flowers or contain a love note to someone special. Hofmann has been a ceramic artist for almost 25 y...

Chico Art Center celebrates community

Chico Art Center celebrates community

Veronica Hodur

January 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

[flagallery gid=17]   A widely eclectic group of artists chatted and ate nachos out of ceramic bowls as the low hum of their friendly conversation filled the gallery, masked with a wide variety of art on the walls. The Chico Art Center held a reception Friday evening at the gallery located...

Acoustic guitarists astonish at 1078 Gallery

Acoustic guitarists astonish at 1078 Gallery

Ashiah Scharaga

January 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Peter Janson pulled out his iPhone and took snapshots of the audience before he strummed a note on his acoustic guitar. He waved to an audience of about 35 and it exuberantly waved back. Larry Pattis, sitting to the right of Janson, smiled, leaned into his microphone and said, "A thought just c...

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