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‘Vitality’ showcases work of student artist

‘Vitality’ showcases work of student artist

Natalie Hanson

October 4, 2018


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

A new art showcase in the Bell Memorial Union is spotlighting a student artist with the theme "Vitality" this week.The third floor art gallery of the BMU began hosting the exhibition of "Vitality" by student Megan Wade on Tuesday.Wade is majoring in Arts and her solo exhibition "Vitality" has 23 paintings...

On This Day: The Police’s ‘Ghost in the Machine’ redefines reggae rock

On This Day: The Police’s ‘Ghost in the Machine’ redefines reggae rock

Natalie Hanson

October 2, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

For a multi-platinum band like the Police, "Ghost in the Machine," released on Oct. 2 in 1981, represented a big moment for them and for '80s New Wave and reggae rock in general. A band with an undeniable reggae rock influence, The Police further developed their defining keyboard- and horn-heavy sound in...

Arts in Review Podcast: Fans of “Assassin’s Creed” series prepare for release of “Odyssey”

Arts in Review Podcast: Fans of “Assassin’s Creed” series prepare for release of “Odyssey”

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

October 1, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Previews, Reviews

This week, we are talking about the history of the "Assassin's Creed" video games and our personal perspectives on the franchise. In anticipation of the new game, now released, "Assassin's Creed: Odyssey." We sat down to discuss the game franchise's impact on video gaming overall. Combat and gameplay...

Playlist: 15 essential songs by legendary female singer-songwriters

Playlist: 15 essential songs by legendary female singer-songwriters

Natalie Hanson

October 1, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia

The world of music would never be the same without the female musicians who made waves over the years in a male-dominated industry. Whether they were setting the bar or blazing their own trail, these female singer-songwriters often made music history with their powerful voices and songwriting. Here are...

Standing ovations greet the North State Symphony at first fall performance

Standing ovations greet the North State Symphony at first fall performance

Alex Coba

October 1, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Reviews

The concert "Masterworks 1: American Made" on Saturday was the latest symphony brought to the Laxson Auditorium by the North State Symphony (NSS) this semester. The show had a big emphasis on community. “Despite a world full of diverse languages and cultures, we all share the language of music,...

‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ surprises in a good way

‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ surprises in a good way

Ulises Duenas

October 1, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Director Eli Roth puts his horror background to good use by venturing into whatever dark pit Jack Black's career has been in and temporarily digs him out for "The House with a Clock in Its Walls".It's surprising to see the guy that directed "The Green Inferno" direct a family movie. Eli Roth has done a great job of making so...

Bethany Abt presents artwork demo at Chico Paper Company

Bethany Abt presents artwork demo at Chico Paper Company

Alex Coba

October 1, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community

The smell of acrylic paint was in the air as Chico Paper Company held its very first live painting demo, featuring one of their own artists, Bethany Abt, Saturday.The event was free to the public. Participants could come into the gallery section of the business and watch Abt paint in her unique style, as...

‘Silent Disco’ gets locals to bust a move

‘Silent Disco’ gets locals to bust a move

Alex Coba

September 29, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

Music was bumping and people were grooving the night away, yet the room was silent. How was this possible? Well, the event was a silent disco, the first of its kind at the Naked Lounge.Chico's Naked Lounge hosted its first 18-and-over "Silent Disco" Thursday. The event was organized by Theo Burton, w...

‘South Park’ leaves fans wanting more

‘South Park’ leaves fans wanting more

Grant Schmieding

September 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Assault rifles, “Black Panther” and menstrual cycles—an interesting formula for "South Park’s" season-22 premiere episode, “Dead Kids.” Comedy Central aired the episode at 10 p.m. Thursday. Trey Parker and Matt Stone carry a well-earned reputation for unapologetically mocking t...

On This Day: “Songs in the Key of Life” a milestone for Stevie Wonder, soul music

On This Day: “Songs in the Key of Life” a milestone for Stevie Wonder, soul music

Natalie Hanson

September 28, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Stevie Wonder is probably best known for his album "Songs in the Key of Life," which was released on Sept. 28, 1976. Both a phenomenon of 1970s soul and a big moment for pop and concept albums in general, it is now often cited as one of the greatest albums in pop music history. By 1975, Wonder was...

LemonShark Poké: The new kid on Main Street

LemonShark Poké: The new kid on Main Street

Ulises Duenas

September 28, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

Anyone approaching LemonShark Poké might have the initial thought, "this place looks pretty cool, must be new." As viewers get closer they'll see a logo with a shark's head popping up, similar to the infamous "Jaws" poster. One might think, "can I get some shark from here?" LemonShark Poké have a lot...

Students sell ceramics, draw awareness to clay culture

Students sell ceramics, draw awareness to clay culture

Natalie Hanson

September 27, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

There's a blooming art culture in Chico, and it's far from being a new phenomenon. According to Katie Applebaum, clay culture is strong in Chico and it's growing right here on campus. It was a clear, sunny morning at Trinity Commons Wednesday and Applebaum was right there at a table full of wares,...

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