The Orion

Benefit features musically talented faculty, students

Benefit features musically talented faculty, students

David Kahn

April 23, 2014


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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...

Spring musical provides knee-slapping humor

Spring musical provides knee-slapping humor

Emma Wood-Wright

April 22, 2014


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Knights with silly accents, showgirls with low-cut blouses and Monty Python's knee-slapping humor await the Chico community beginning next week, in Chico State's production of "Monty Python's Spamalot."The production will premiere at 7:30 p.m. April 30, run through May, with a show at 2 p.m. May 4 in Laxson Auditorium. Loosel...

Ensemble to jazz up campus theatre

Ensemble to jazz up campus theatre

David Kahn

April 22, 2014


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Chico State School of the Arts presents the Jazz X-Press ensemble 7:30 p.m. April 25 in Harlen Adams Theatre.Led by Professor Rocky Winslow, director of jazz studies at Chico State, the Jazz X-Press will perform pieces by Thad Jones, Maria Schneider, Alan Broadbent and Anita Brown.The ensemble will be join...

Folk icon to perform at Laxson Auditorium

Folk icon to perform at Laxson Auditorium

April 5, 2014


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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...

Fiddle ensemble delivers traditional energy

Fiddle ensemble delivers traditional energy

David Kahn

April 3, 2014


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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...

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...

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...

Trivia night will test students music knowledge

Trivia night will test students music knowledge

Nicole Santos

March 26, 2014


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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...

Art home tour puts Chico on display

Art home tour puts Chico on display

Veronica Hodur

March 24, 2014


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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


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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...

Dance meets gymnastics with dynamic group

Dance meets gymnastics with dynamic group

David Kahn

March 18, 2014


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Chico Performances presents Diavolo: Thrilling Gymnastics and Dance, a group that defines themselves as "a distinct style of architecture in motion." The gymnasts and dancers will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. March 25 in Laxson Auditorium.Diavolo Dance Theater was founded in 1992 by Jacques Heim, a graduate of Cal...

Youth camp focuses spring break on music

Youth camp focuses spring break on music

Maegan Webster

March 10, 2014


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Music lovers will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get into the gritty details of music theory, songwriting and collaboration between artists with Uncle Dad's Art Collective's Let's Talk Music camp.The camp is designed to bring local musicians and knowledgeable guest speakers to help students lear...

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