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Modern classical music moves symposium audience

Modern classical music moves symposium audience

Sarah Scharf

March 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

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...

Harlem Renaissance revived by rent party

Harlem Renaissance revived by rent party

Ashiah Scharaga

February 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The door reads "New York Times: Editor-In-Chief." When you cross the threshold, a luscious jazz melody that sounds both familiar and foreign fills your ears and the New York skyline catches your eye.Welcome to Chico State's ninth annual Harlem Renaissance Rent Party on the stage of Harlen Adams Theatre....

Ranting comedian stops in Chico for stand-up

Ranting comedian stops in Chico for stand-up

David Kahn

February 27, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances presents comedian Lewis Black's spring 2014 tour, "The Rant is Due," at 7:30 p.m. March 8 at Laxson Auditorium.Black's distinctive comedy style of outrage and vitriol has established him as one of the most well-known comedians working today. As a comedian, he is able to provoke audiences to...

Married artists use house as sculpture, ceramics gallery

Married artists use house as sculpture, ceramics gallery

Ashiah Scharaga

February 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Believe it or not, there is more than one garden on Nord Avenue. But this garden, a part of The Art House, is not inhabited by Chico State students.The Art House, which has been at 325 Nord Ave. for 14 years, features artwork, sculptures and furniture by Jana and Dave Lawton. He mainly crafts in direct ...

Campus gallery displays surreal self-portraits

Campus gallery displays surreal self-portraits

Veronica Hodur

February 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

A new exhibit called "Life Size Me + Air" features artwork from one of the art department's drawing classes.Located at Between the Stairs and the Office Gallery on the first floor of Ayres Hall, the show features large scale drawings of what each of the artists interpret as themselves.The art varies from a woman floating in wa...

The Nebula answers — Vol. 72 Issue 6

The Nebula answers — Vol. 72 Issue 6

February 26, 2014


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Dance showcase keeps art alive

Dance showcase keeps art alive

Ashiah Scharaga

February 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Keeping Dance Alive! will not only have audience members cheering for talented local dancers and choreographers, but it might just inspire them to start dancing too. The performance, presented by Chico Performances and Friends of Chico Community Ballet, will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 7 and at 2 p.m. March 8 in Lax...

Dream pop band brings wanderlust to Chico

Dream pop band brings wanderlust to Chico

Emma Wood-Wright

February 24, 2014


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Step into the melting pot with bossa nova dream pop band Trails and Ways. Trail and Ways, accompanied by the California-based indie quartet Fialta, will perform at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the Bell Memorial Union, presented by Union Label and KCSC.Chico State students will relate to Trails and Way's multi-c...

Americana harmonies amaze cafe audience

Sarah Scharf

February 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

For anyone who loves bluegrass and Americana music, Mossy Creek delivers an energetic performance that really hits the spot. The seven talented members of the band took the stage at Cafe Coda Saturday night. The band consists of original members Pat Haley, who plays banjo, dobro and guitar, Kim...

Wild comedy brings late-night laughter to campus

Wild comedy brings late-night laughter to campus

David Kahn

February 22, 2014


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"What did the father buffalo say to the younger buffalo?" said Deanna Jarquin, charismatic co-host for the event. "Bison!" With this delightfully groan-inducing pun, the evening's activities were underway. Chico State's Cross-Cultural Leadership Center hosted Wild Cat'N Out Friday evening in Selvester 100. Theshow, based on ...

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