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Hip-hop artist swaggers in to Senator Theatre

Hip-hop artist swaggers in to Senator Theatre

Michael Quiring

May 6, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

One of the West Coast's prominent hip-hop artists will be hitting Chico's Senator Theatre stage for one of the last hyped musical acts of the semester. YG performs at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 with special guest DJ Mustard. The Compton, Calif., also known as "Bompton," rapper will be on tour promoting his latest album "My...

Study Break: Spider-Man 2 Movie Review

Study Break: Spider-Man 2 Movie Review

Michael Quiring

May 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2," directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane Dehaan and Jamie Foxx, opened in theaters Friday.The sequel to "The Amazing Spider-Man" series picks up where the last one left off as Peter Parker, played by Garfield, continues to balance his personal life with the responsibilities that he ...

Guitar Ensemble delivers refreshing take on classical guitar

Guitar Ensemble delivers refreshing take on classical guitar

Sarah Scharf

May 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

When most people think of classical music, they think of orchestras with many different instruments and perhaps piano or organ music. But on Friday night, talented classical guitar students wowed the audience with melodies using only guitars and some light percussion in "Camaieu." The show started at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall and the Chico State...

Student arts explores human condition

Student arts explores human condition

Veronica Hodur

May 2, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The 59th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition had a full house for the awards ceremony, and an extremely diverse art collection. Viewers gathered at 5 p.m. Thursday in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall for the awards announcement, then moved to University Art Gallery for the reception. The art shown ranged ...

Spring musical delivers high energy, multiple laughs

Spring musical delivers high energy, multiple laughs

Emma Wood-Wright

May 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

A man wearing a white silky nightgown, with blonde permed locks, speaks of controversy in a giddy, high-pitched voice. Done.You should already want to go see this year’s spring musical, "Spamalot," which will run 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with a final show at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Laxs...

Children’s classic delivers magical, musical ride on stage

Children’s classic delivers magical, musical ride on stage

Ashiah Scharaga

May 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

A talking parrot, flying carpet and whimsical genie will enchant the stage of Laxson Auditorium in Storyteller, formerly Playhouse Youth Theatre and Chico Performances' production of "Aladdin Jr."The stage adaptation of the popular Disney film performs at 7:30 p.m. on May 7 and features the talents of 62 ac...

School seeks singing competitors

School seeks singing competitors

David Kahn

April 27, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico State's School of the Arts Productions is accepting video submissions for a chance to compete on NBC's "The Voice."SOTA Productions will pick 10 submissions to audition on campus on Friday, May 2. Of those 10, five students will be chosen to travel to Los Angeles to audition for the producers of...

New production company spotlights student events

New production company spotlights student events

Veronica Hodur

April 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Get Foxy Productions, a video production company that started two months ago, already has more than 122,000 views on its videos and that number keeps climbing. The nonprofit company began by filming the disc jockey duo The Medix at local parties. Since then it has branched out by filming other student-run events."We haven'...

Study Break: Hello Biplane ‘Line’ Album Review

Study Break: Hello Biplane ‘Line’ Album Review

Michael Quiring

April 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Hello Biplane, an acoustic duo made up of artists Spencer Goertz-Giffen and Braden Young, recently released their seventh album titled "Line."The band was formed in Lawrence, Kan., but is now part of the local music scene here in Chico. "Line" is a relatively short listen and plays all the way through ...

Q&A: Students lobby for artists’ rights in D.C.

Q&A: Students lobby for artists’ rights in D.C.

Ashiah Scharaga

April 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

James Gibbs, Noah Ben-Eishai and Corrie Clark, Chico State music industry students, traveled to Washington, D.C. at the beginning of April to lobby for artists' rights and attend the Grammys on the Hill Awards. The Orion chatted with Gibbs and Ben-Eishai about being the first students to participate in this event, their favor...

Benefit features musically talented faculty, students

Benefit features musically talented faculty, students

David Kahn

April 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico State School of The Arts presents "88 Keys at Chico State" at 7:30 p.m. April 26 in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall.Featuring both students and faculty performing solo and ensemble pieces, the evening of classical piano music raises funds to support the Chico State keyboard program. Natalya Shkoda, co...

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