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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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

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...

Bluegrass band chirps for children

Bluegrass band chirps for children

Veronica Hodur

March 30, 2014


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John Reischman and The Jaybirds are flying back into town on April 4 for a benefit concert supported by the California Bluegrass Association.The concert will raise funds for both the CBA's Youth Academy, a summer camp for children who want to learn the art of bluegrass music, and for the annual Fath...

Auditorium hosts fist-pumping, crowd-surfing good time

Auditorium hosts fist-pumping, crowd-surfing good time

Ashiah Scharaga

March 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Dance Gavin Dance's lead singer Tilian Pearson high-fives and fist-bumps a crowd member pressed against the Bell Memorial Union stage. Pearson smiles and launches into high notes that most people wouldn't brave in the shower, while his bandmates play fast-paced, energized rock riffs. The post-hardcore, e...

Student musicians showcase classical talent

Student musicians showcase classical talent

Sarah Scharf

March 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Bach is regarded as possibly the greatest composer of all time and his work revolutionized music for the centuries. The Chico Bach Festival is a celebration of Bach and his influence on music through the ages. The first performance of the festival, "Baroque, Not Broke," took the stage Thursday afternoon in...

Professor lectures on 16th century royalty

Professor lectures on 16th century royalty

Michael Quiring

March 27, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The recital hall was very calm as many in attendance waited to be informed on the historical importance of the Tudors and the infamous Hampton Court Palace.Jason Nice, Chico State history professor, presented the special event Tudor Memories: 500 Years of Commemoration at Hampton Court Palace Wednesday night in Rowland-Taylor Recital Ha...

Trivia night will test students music knowledge

Trivia night will test students music knowledge

Nicole Santos

March 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Music lovers are encouraged to test their knowledge in the genres of indie, classic rock, hip-hop, electronic and more at KCSC Radio's first Music Trivia Night.The trivia night will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 2 in the old Common Grounds area in Bell Memorial Union basement 008.Students are encou...

The Nebula answers — Vol. 72 Issue 9

March 26, 2014


Filed under Features, Nebula

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Art home tour puts Chico on display

Art home tour puts Chico on display

Veronica Hodur

March 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

The Chico Art Center, a nonprofit art gallery located at the Chico train station, is hosting a guided tour of the homes of four prominent members of the Chico art community to help raise funds for the center. The event, called Treasures of a Collection, will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on A...

‘Lucky’ singer-songwriter to serenade Chico

‘Lucky’ singer-songwriter to serenade Chico

David Kahn

March 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances presents a rare acoustic evening with Jason Mraz and special guest Raining Jane at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Laxson Auditorium.Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz is touring for a limited time with indie-folk-rock group Raining Jane. Mraz got his start playing in coffee houses before the...

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