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Punk is not dead in Chico

Punk is not dead in Chico

Daena Marissa Iqbal Hakim

March 1, 2015


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Illuminating the gallery walls, the soft glow of warm lighting bounced across the room, lining a trail of contemporary art. 1078 gallery played host to “The Jefferson Pre-Fest,” a hardcore punk showcase celebrating “The Jefferson Fest” based in Anderson, CA. The Jefferson Fest is a hard...

North State Symphony tries out 3rd conductor candidate

North State Symphony tries out 3rd conductor candidate

Amanda Rhine

February 23, 2015


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Walking into Laxson Auditorium Saturday night, notes of classical instruments being fine tuned filled the air and heightened the room's anticipation for the coming performance and chance to witness a piece of the North State Symphony's history in the making. The masterpieces of Jakob Ludwig Fe...

Narrow Minded: ‘Chico Unplugged’ impresses at new venue

Narrow Minded: ‘Chico Unplugged’ impresses at new venue

Trevor Whitney

February 20, 2015


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Equipped with a new location at Madison Bear Garden and some unfamiliar talent, every night of this semester's "Chico Unplugged" is guaranteed to be different than any night in the past. Chico State's School of the Arts Productions has been teaming up with KCSC radio and the Instructionally Related Activities program to put on...

Sparks soar in Zap Mama show

Sparks soar in Zap Mama show

Trevor Whitney

February 20, 2015


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Four women dressed in tight black outfits with gold chains and sleeves casually walked into the spotlight onstage singing in harmony. It was hypnotizing. The shiniest of the quartet, group founder and lead vocalist Marie Daulne, started beatboxing and improvising her own separate melodies as the oth...

Dark and rattling play ‘True West’ hits Chico

Dark and rattling play ‘True West’ hits Chico

Tom Sundgren

February 15, 2015


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Intense, true, and funny attributes arise in the brilliant play "True West." Two brothers who live completely opposite lifestyles from one another see each other for the first time in years. A play that anyone can relate to is dark at times yet the audience remains laughing from the extreme per...

Study Break: ‘Jupiter Ascending’ review

Study Break: ‘Jupiter Ascending’ review

Erin Vierra

February 13, 2015


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The film "Jupiter Ascending" is an intergalactic Cinderella story with absurd action and a bland storyline. The movie, which stars Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean and the recently Oscar-nominated Eddie Redmayne, opened in theaters Feb. 6. The story opens up as if it is a fairy tale. T...

Ballet troupe awes with ‘Swan Lake’

Ballet troupe awes with ‘Swan Lake’

Amanda Rhine

February 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Reviews, Video

Lights flickered with warning that it was time for the clamorous crowd to take their seats. One by one, folks found their places in the theater and waited, their eager eyes glued to the stage’s drawn curtain. Music began to play overhead and the muffled murmurs filling the room hushed until ...

‘The Dude’ rocks Laxson Auditorium

‘The Dude’ rocks Laxson Auditorium

Trevor Whitney

January 31, 2015


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Even after Jeff Bridges won an Academy Award for his performance in "Crazy Heart," played Robert Downey Jr.'s villainous counterpart in "Iron Man" and delivered the performance of his life in "Fearless," he is still most well known as Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski to his fans. And he fully embraces i...

Chico dance club turns up the bass from underground

Amanda Rhine

January 25, 2015


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The term "underground" is both figurative and literal for this unique once-a-week club. Not only does Bassmint play experimental music that doesn't conform to the typical standards of mainstream genres, it is held in the Peking Chinese Restaurant on West 2nd Street which is actually located below street...

Narrow Minded: Alec Beretz’s ‘Divided’ album review

Narrow Minded: Alec Beretz’s ‘Divided’ album review

Trevor Whitney

January 24, 2015


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In my travels across the land, searching far and wide, I stumbled upon Chico State senior Alec Beretz's debut album "Divided," named for the feeling it is supposed to produce after listening to it. That's not true, but it's certainly the way I've felt ever since. Beretz, a music industry and technolo...

‘Rocky Horror’ comes to life at 1078 Gallery

‘Rocky Horror’ comes to life at 1078 Gallery

Lauren Smith

January 18, 2015


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[metaslider id=39937] Cross-dressing, partial nudity and audience participation. "The Rocky Horror Show," directed by Don Eggert, has come to Chico in the intimate environment of downtown’s 1078 Gallery where the performance gets a bit more up close and personal than usual. Richard O’Brien’s...

Bogg’s ‘Summer Harvest’ album review

Bogg’s ‘Summer Harvest’ album review

Ashiah Scharaga

December 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

It’s impossible not to like Bogg. The 2-year-old modern jazz band manages to make Britney Spears' "Toxic" hip and musically intriguing. It's a fitting kick-off for "Summer Harvest," the group's locally-recorded third album filled with an eclectic mix of covers, from Charlie Parker's "Scrapple From the Apple" to System of a Down's "Toxicity."...

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