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The Cans Make Us Face Consumption

The Cans Make Us Face Consumption

Veronica Hodur

March 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Reducing, reusing and recycling are all big parts of Chico life, and nothing makes students rethink their use then having it lined up in front of them. This is exactly what Ryan Voigtman, a transfer student studying printmaking, has done. His art installation "The Cans," located in the Bell Memorial Union third floor gallery, sho...

Study Break: Pharrell Williams “GIRL” Album Review

Study Break: Pharrell Williams “GIRL” Album Review

Nicole Santos

March 7, 2014


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Singer, producer and multi-track instrumentalist Pharrell Williams released his second full-length album “GIRL” March 3.There is not much happening lyrically in the album; Williams barely scratches the surface of anything personal or revealing.However, he delivers several infections dance t...

Poems convey voices from Russian history

Poems convey voices from Russian history

Sarah Scharf

March 6, 2014


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Meryl Natchez describes her first encounter with the works of Russian poets Anna Akhmatova, Nikolay Gumilev and Polish poet Osip Mandelstam as exciting.Natchez presented her recently published collection of translations of these poets, "Poems from the Stray Dog Cafe," on Wednesday at a reading in Trinity Hall 100.The poems seemed so...

Theater professors, students weave thought-provoking creation stories into show

Theater professors, students weave thought-provoking creation stories into show

Ashiah Scharaga

March 5, 2014


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Thunder booms and 15 actors clad in white pants and T-shirts with tie dye spirals are illuminated by a faint light. They march in, haphazardly stomping and clapping in the dark theater, becoming thunder.Suddenly there is a bang, and an image of the cosmos is projected onto the curtain at center stage. The actors...

Orchestra to jazz up Laxson Auditorium

Orchestra to jazz up Laxson Auditorium

David Kahn

March 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at 7:30 p.m. March 12 in Laxson Auditorium. The orchestra was founded in 1988 and currently consists of 15 of the most talented jazz ensemble players and soloists of our day. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra serves as the resi...

The Nebula answers — Vol. 72 Issue 7

March 4, 2014


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Russian orchestra brings repertoire to Chico

Russian orchestra brings repertoire to Chico

David Kahn

March 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin to Laxson Auditorium March 11 at 7:30 p.m.The concert will consist of performances of Mozart’s "Divertimento in D," Schoenberg’s "Verklaerte Nacht," and Schubert’s "Death and the Maiden."The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin was founded in Moscow in...

Pop-up museum displays Northern California art

Pop-up museum displays Northern California art

Emma Wood-Wright

March 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

At the intersection of 4th and Orange streets, just beyond the threshold of the train tracks, lies a mustard yellow train depot full of imagination. Chico Art Center awaits up the wooden ramp, parallel to Empire Coffee. Operated by about 30 volunteers, the art center is a gallery, classroom and gift sh...

Symposium closes with silent film score

Symposium closes with silent film score

Veronica Hodur

March 2, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The silent era of film was revolutionary, and the New Music Symposium revived the tradition. David Dvorin, the artistic director of the New Music Symposium, composed the new score behind the silent film "The Golem." He had a specific idea to get across during the final event of Saturday night's symposium in Rowland-Taylor Rec...

Modern classical music moves symposium audience

Modern classical music moves symposium audience

Sarah Scharf

March 1, 2014


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For most people, the term "classical music" brings Bach and Mozart to mind. The second concert of the New Music Symposium featured San Francisco-based classical duo The Living Earth Show at the Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall Friday night.Guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andrew Meyerson brought a new and different take on classical ...

Community supports local band with benefit show

Community supports local band with benefit show

Maegan Webster

March 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Exceptional circumstances lead to exceptional evenings, as was the case when modern jazz quartet Bogg had equipment stolen out of its car.Community support came flooding in after the Chico-based band posted about their situation on Facebook, culminating in Thursday's show, Survival of the Kindest, hosted by ...

Composers present new works at student symposium

Composers present new works at student symposium

Michael Quiring

February 28, 2014


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The auditorium was filled with chatter as the audience sat anticipating the beginning of the musical showcase. The Chico State School of Arts and Student Composers Forum hosted the opening of the New Music Symposium series at the Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall Thursday night. The event, which was the first of three, featured a variety of student comp...

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