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Bagpipe player to perform on campus

Bagpipe player to perform on campus

David Kahn

February 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances will present a night of thrilling cross-cultural music with Carlos Nunez at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Laxson Auditorium. Nunez grew up in Galicia, in northern Spain, and began playing the Galician bagpipes at 8 years old and fell in love, he said. Galicia has a strong Celtic history, which i...

Local photography on display at downtown cafe

Local photography on display at downtown cafe

Sarah Scharf

February 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Naked Lounge in downtown Chico regularly features the work of local artists and this month a new series, called "Vulturus," by local photographer Kyle Burns can be viewed there. The Naked Lounge hosted a reception on Saturday night to introduce the new series, with the photos on display and a performance by the local band...

‘Vagina Monologues’ celebrates freedom, beauty

Veronica Hodur

February 15, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Reviews

"Hoo-ha," "down there," "pussy" and vagina. All words for a part of a woman that nobody talks about — until now. The Associated Students Gender & Sexuality Equity Center and students of Chico State helped bring vaginas into the light of day with "The Vagina Monologues," performed Friday nigh...

True Blues shows Chico the real deal

True Blues shows Chico the real deal

Sarah Scharf

February 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

With the multitude of electronically produced music blasting from every radio station these days, it's quite a breath of fresh air to experience raw, simplified music that's anything but simple. The talented musicians of True Blues took the stage on Thursday night at Laxson Auditorium.Corey Harris opened the show by introducing Guy Davis as the first act of th...

Annual diversity exhibit seeks artist submissions

Annual diversity exhibit seeks artist submissions

Maegan Webster

February 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico State welcomes the chance to display artwork celebrating diversity in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Sixth Annual Diversity Art Exhibit from March 10-28 in Kendall Hall. Artists from the campus and the greater Chico community are encouraged to submit up to four pieces of original artwork to ...

Prepare to be seduced by The Graduate

Prepare to be seduced by The Graduate

David Kahn

February 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Come witness the show American Theater Magazine calls “Original, exciting and highly theatrical.” L.A. Theater Works and Chico Performances present The Graduate, a live radio theater event at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20.Based on the 1963 novel by Charles Webb and the 1967 film by the same name,...

The Nebula answers — Vol. 72 Week 4

February 12, 2014


Filed under Features, Nebula

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Gateway Science Museum welcomes three new exhibits

Gateway Science Museum welcomes three new exhibits

Emma Wood-Wright

February 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The skull of a gray whale sits dead center on the floor of the Newberry gallery inside the Gateway Science Museum. Donated to the biology department at Chico State, one of the three current exhibits at Gateway - Changing California: Geological and Ecological Transformations, this huge fossil which was found of...

‘Notations’ drops the beat

‘Notations’ drops the beat

Veronica Hodur

February 10, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

"Notations" is a new kind of exhibit that incorporates sound and music ideals into art. Located at Between the Stairs and the Office Gallery on the first floor of Ayres Hall, the installment was created by the Sound Arts 371 class. The instructions for the assignment required each student to bring...

Shop reopening features local wearable art

Shop reopening features local wearable art

Ashiah Scharaga

February 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Oroville artist Christian Laney-Clark, also known as Archaic Revival, fashioned a seat belt onto one of the hiking backpacks that he designed. He tore his own backpack apart to figure out how to do it when he first came up with the idea. The backpacks and other handmade products from local artists Sadiedelu...

Japanese drummers represent cultural rhythm

Japanese drummers represent cultural rhythm

Sarah Scharf

February 8, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Hands and sticks became blurred as drummers shouted back and forth with the rhythm, beating their drums with dizzying speed and precision. This was the overwhelming effect of Japanese taiko drumming. TAO: Phoenix Rising took the stage on Friday Night at Laxson Auditorium.The show opened with tranquil flute...

Chico Unplugged is finger-pickin’ good

Chico Unplugged is finger-pickin’ good

Ashiah Scharaga

February 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Reviews

If you stroll down to Woodstock’s Pizza on Thursday night for the next two weeks you’ll receive a special treat with your Wildcat Combo: some original tunes from local singers and songwriters of all styles. Chico Unplugged, presented by Chico State's School of the Arts Productions, KCSC Radio and Woodstock's Pizza, transformed Woodstock’s Pizza into a rockin ac...

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