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Study Break: The Birds of Prey ‘Am I Just an Animal’ Album Review

Study Break: The Birds of Prey ‘Am I Just an Animal’ Album Review

Michael Quiring

April 11, 2014


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New York City experimental rock band The Birds of Prey just finished their first eleven-track album titled "Am I Just An Animal." The album plays like a musical roller coaster due to the incorporation of many musical genres such as folk, hard rock and funk. At one moment, a song will play wit...

The Nebula answers — Vol. 72 Issue 11

April 9, 2014


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Backstage Q&A: Students showcase directing talent

Backstage Q&A: Students showcase directing talent

Ashiah Scharaga

April 9, 2014


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Amelia Bransky and Murphy Mayer, senior theater majors at Chico State, are directing for Chico State's School of the Arts production of the 2014 Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts, which run 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with a final show at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Larry Wismer Theatre. The Orion spoke with...

Study Break: “Game of Thrones” season four premiere does not disappoint.

Study Break: “Game of Thrones” season four premiere does not disappoint.

Zachary Phillips

April 8, 2014


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After much anticipation, season four of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” finally premiered on Sunday.Fans of the show were likely pleased with the premiere, as it stuck to all of the usual themes that make “Game of Thrones” so intriguing: sex, wine and warfare. While I was...

Quick on his keys: Competition-winning pianist Q&A

Quick on his keys: Competition-winning pianist Q&A

April 6, 2014


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Jason Kim, a senior from Westview High School in San Diego, came to Chico State's Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall on Saturday with three other California pianists to compete for $2,000 in the 16th annual Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition. The Orion chatted with Kim, the first place winner, about what he loves a...

Folk icon to perform at Laxson Auditorium

Folk icon to perform at Laxson Auditorium

April 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes world-renowned folk singer Arlo Guthrie at 7:30 p.m. April 12 at Laxson Auditorium.Like his father Woody, Guthrie has been involved with folk music from a young age and is well-known for his many songs protesting social injustice. Guthrie is best known for the song "Alice's Restauran...

Cammies Music Festival kicks off with local hard rock and metal talent

Cammies Music Festival kicks off with local hard rock and metal talent

Sarah Scharf

April 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Some people don’t know that Chico is home to awesome musical talent of all genres.The Cammies Music Festival kicked off Thursday, showcasing these local artists and bands. Fans of hard rock and metal enjoyed energetic performances by live local bands Sorin and Touch Fuzzy Get Dizzy, as well as mus...

The Nebula answers — Vol. 72 Issue 10

April 3, 2014


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Fiddle ensemble delivers traditional energy

Fiddle ensemble delivers traditional energy

David Kahn

April 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers at 7:30 p.m. April 10 at Laxson Auditorium.Combining the traditional Scottish sound of fiddles with pipes, guitars, piano and percussion, the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers deliver a show that is at once beautiful and rousing. Formed i...

Soldier poet delivers powerful poetry

Soldier poet delivers powerful poetry

Michael Quiring

April 2, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Many in attendance spoke with one another as they patiently waited for the start of a night that was soon filled with intricate and thought-provoking poetry.Brian Turner, Iraq veteran, poet and author of two poetry collection books, presented his inspiring collection of literature Tuesday night inside Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall.Turner opened the night with a brief backgroun...

Maker showcase accepting submissions

Maker showcase accepting submissions

Emma Wood-Wright

April 1, 2014


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Tiny squares of LED lights cover the ceiling of the Idea Fabrication Laboratory’s main room. As seconds progress, each square changes color, creating a wave-like motion. These aren’t just colorful squares, the light-emitting diodes are RGB pixels — there are 2,880 of them, to be exact. Opened in May 2013, Fab Labs is a place where members c...

Study Break: Divergent movie review

Study Break: Divergent movie review

Nicole Santos

March 31, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Shailene Woodley and Theo James star in the thrilling action-adventure film “Divergent” based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth. Set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues, Tris Prior, played by Woodley, is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one gr...

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