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Local theater delivers raw, emotional performances in ‘The Outsiders’ adaptation

Local theater delivers raw, emotional performances in ‘The Outsiders’ adaptation

Jake Hutchison

September 25, 2014


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Outcasts, freaks and misfits gained a voice through S. E. Hinton's classic novel first, then through Francis Ford Coppola's iconic film. Now the story of "The Outsiders" has evolved again, told through local director Frank Bedene's play. The play will close with 7:30 p.m. showings Sept. 25-27 at Blue...

Classical pianist to ‘tear roof off’ Laxson Auditorium

Classical pianist to ‘tear roof off’ Laxson Auditorium

Michael Quiring

September 23, 2014


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One of the most interesting and intuitive pianists of the decade will make his debut Chico performance 2 p.m. Sunday at Laxson Auditorium. Chico is the first stop on classical pianist Alpin Hong's fall tour, during which he will premiere work from his upcoming album "Myths and Legends." Hong, who is renowned for the energy...

Chico nostalgia alive at fourth annual festival

Chico nostalgia alive at fourth annual festival

Emma Wood-Wright

September 21, 2014


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Pioneer Days, Scotty’s Landing, Upper Bidwell Park, Towne Lounge, El Indio Tortillas and crepes at Kramore Inn. These are some names that might ring a bell to Chico State students but resonate on a deeper level to those who call Chico their hometown. The fourth annual You Know You’re From Chico Festival will ...

North State Symphony to kick off ‘Season of Discovery’

North State Symphony to kick off ‘Season of Discovery’

Michael Quiring

September 13, 2014


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Embark on a night of classical music with one of the most renowned symphonies in Northern California. The North State Symphony will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Laxson Auditorium. The show's conductor Christian Baldini will lead a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. This performance will be the first of four during this...

Chikoko’s signature edgy clothing featured in campus exhibit

Chikoko’s signature edgy clothing featured in campus exhibit

Emma Wood-Wright

September 11, 2014


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Baby bottle nipples cover a strapless bra splattered with orange paint. The accompanying skirt is made from slides that once belonged to the designer's grandfather. The creator of this inventive outfit, featured at the exhibit "Material Culture: Wearing the Art of Chikoko," is Sara Rose Bonetti, just...

Acrobats to twist, tumble into Laxson Auditorium

Acrobats to twist, tumble into Laxson Auditorium

Kristen Moran

September 10, 2014


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The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China's show "Cirque Peking" was inspired by the troupe's mascot, said Zhou Zhongtao, troupe director. “(The) mascot of our troupe is a phoenix," Zhongtao said. "Bird in search of light." The troupe, one of the most acclaimed acrobatic tr...

Led Zeppelin IV tribute concert to feature eccentric spin on classics

Led Zeppelin IV tribute concert to feature eccentric spin on classics

Michael Quiring

September 7, 2014


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A full cover of Led Zeppelin's legendary fourth untitled rock 'n' roll album, commonly known as "Led Zeppelin IV," will occur in the Bell Memorial Union auditorium at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Eleven acts, featuring many local musicians and dancers, will come together to put a unique Chico twist on the classic.The concert, produced by Uncle Dad's Art Collective and A.S. Pr...

Funkadesi bringing funk fusion for Chico World Music Festival

Funkadesi bringing funk fusion for Chico World Music Festival

Kristen Moran

September 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Previews, Video

Headlining Chico Performances' 21st annual Chico World Music Festival is Funkadesi, a fusion music group that has won multiple ensemble awards and received praise from President Barack Obama. The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 at Laxson Auditorium. Funkadesi combines the musical styles of reggae, funk, hip-hop and blues. The band also fe...

Rock bands to host fierce show at Monstros

Rock bands to host fierce show at Monstros

Jake Hutchison

September 3, 2014


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Chico rockers have a reason to rejoice Sept. 10. Aggressively talented local band Teeph and Portland, Oregon's Gaytheist will play a loud, live show at Monstros Pizza with local debuting acts #whitegirlwasted and Los New Huevos. Teeph's guitarist and vocalist, Sesar Sanchez, said the show is based ar...

Hip-hop artist swaggers in to Senator Theatre

Hip-hop artist swaggers in to Senator Theatre

Michael Quiring

May 6, 2014


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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...

Children’s classic delivers magical, musical ride on stage

Children’s classic delivers magical, musical ride on stage

Ashiah Scharaga

May 1, 2014


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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


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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...

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