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‘Biophony,’ Alonzo King LINES Ballet preview

Dana Muensterman

August 27, 2015


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On Saturday, September 5, there will be a new and intriguing kind of ballet presented at Chico State. Alonzo King LINES Ballet will be performing his newest work, "Biophony," in collaboration with natural soundscape producer Bernie Krause and composer Richard Blackford at Laxson Auditorium. King is known for his in...

Ending Racism In About An Hour With W. Kamau Bell Preview

George Johnston

August 24, 2015


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Racism is coming to an end in Chico. On September 9, San Francisco-based comedian W. Kamau Bell arrives at Laxson Auditorium with his current tour, "Ending Racism In About an Hour." The comedian, aided by lecture slides, will discuss racism in America."Now racism, as you know, is probably the number-o...

‘Hot Pursuit’ crashes and burns

‘Hot Pursuit’ crashes and burns

Erin Vierra

May 12, 2015


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It's saying something when a movie's outtakes come off funnier than the movie itself. With "Hot Pursuit," the latest comedy by director Anne Fletcher, the outtakes during the ending credits are the best thing to happen during its 87-minute run. "Hot Pursuit" stars Reese Witherspoon and Sofia ...

Lyme Aid concert comes to 1078 Gallery

Lyme Aid concert comes to 1078 
Gallery

Erin Vierra

May 10, 2015


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The second annual Lyme Aid concert will be presented at 1078 Gallery on May 16 with a night full of local music and awareness. The event is being presented by The Lyme Center, a nonprofit organization in Chico that is dedicated to education, advocacy and outreach for Lyme disease in Butte County. Performe...

Eat the World headlines at 1078 Gallery

Eat the World headlines at 1078 Gallery

Tom Sundgren

May 1, 2015


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A wild mix of genres will be on display at 1078 Gallery Friday night with performances from progressive rock bands Eat the World, Echelon Rift and electronic band Disco Church. The show beings at 8 p.m., and all of the artists are stationed out of Chico. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the cover ...

Floater returns to Chico with pair of upcoming shows

Floater returns to Chico with pair of upcoming shows

Tom Sundgren

April 21, 2015


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Ever since the mid-'90s, Floater has been traveling to Chico to play its music live on tour. This time around, the band will change things up by performing an acoustic set for its first show and then plugging back in for the second. Floater's singer/songwriter Rob Wynia said: "We try to always keep ...

‘Will Rogers Follies’ to showcase life of folk hero with song, dance

‘Will Rogers Follies’ to showcase life of folk hero with song, dance

Trevor Whitney

April 21, 2015


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One mid-August afternoon, two men traveled via seaplane out of Fairbanks, Alaska, toward Point Barrow, the furthest north someone can go and still be in America. The sky wore a milky haze, Alaska's typical bad-weather uniform. The Point Barrow pit stop was supposed to be just that — a quick little...

Student art exhibitions to showcase best work of the year

Student art exhibitions to showcase best work of the year

Greta Gordon

April 18, 2015


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Starting on April 23, the Janet Turner Print Museum will be displaying the 20th Juried Student Print Exhibition and the 13th Ink/Clay. The prints that will be on display were judged and chosen by Miwako Nishizawa, a Japanese, Bay Area-based print artist. Every year the exhibition has a different juror. “...

Iamsu! to perform at Senator Theatre

Iamsu! to perform at Senator Theatre

Trevor Whitney

March 30, 2015


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Bay Area rapper and producer Iamsu! is coming to the Senator Theatre to promote his "All Eyes on Me" tour. Don't worry, Iamsu! doesn't think he's Tupac. His stage name is there to remind him who he is. What he means by "all eyes on me" is that he sees himself when he looks out to his fans. ...

Spring Theatre Workshop: ‘The Tarzan Project’

Spring Theatre Workshop: ‘The Tarzan Project’

Trevor Whitney

March 27, 2015


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Chico State students will present their original theatre production "The Tarzan Project" at Larry Wismer Theatre April 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. and April 5 at 2 p.m.. It's exactly like Disney's "Tarzan," except it's set in a post-apocalyptic world instead of the Atlantic African coast, and Tarzan and the apes aren't ...

‘Peter and Alice’ coming to Theatre on the Ridge

‘Peter and Alice’ coming to Theatre on the Ridge

Trevor Whitney

March 20, 2015


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Don't go into the performance expecting to see a strung-out Peter Pan chilling with the Cheshire cat somewhere down the rabbit hole. And Alice is still in Wonderland, not in a pirate's cove for some clockodile's luncheon. The play "Peter and Alice," which will be showing at Theatre on the Ridge in P...

The Pink Floyd Experience to perform in Chico

The Pink Floyd Experience to perform in Chico

Greta Gordon

March 16, 2015


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Aided by a colorful light show and fun visuals, The Pink Floyd Experience will be performing at Laxson Auditorium on April 1. More than just a cover band, the Experience consists of six musicians dedicated to doing justice to Pink Floyd's psychedelic-rock style. By playing Pink Floyd's music live on stage, th...

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