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Chico State students boogie at PETE prom night

Chico State students boogie at PETE prom night

Veronica Hodur

May 10, 2014


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Many college students may wish that they could relive the glitz and glam of high school prom. Thanks to Chico State's Physical Education Teaching Education program, that wish has been granted. PETE threw its annual prom night Thursday in Yolo Hall, and the dancing was so much more elegant than traditional h...

English students present poetry, projects at festival

English students present poetry, projects at festival

Sarah Scharf

May 7, 2014


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The annual Write On! festival gives students of the Chico State English department an opportunity to show off their best works by presenting research projects, original essays and poetry. On one side of the room, students presented poster boards or videos demonstrating research projects they've worked on over the se...

Guitar Ensemble delivers refreshing take on classical guitar

Guitar Ensemble delivers refreshing take on classical guitar

Sarah Scharf

May 3, 2014


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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...

Spring musical delivers high energy, multiple laughs

Spring musical delivers high energy, multiple laughs

Emma Wood-Wright

May 1, 2014


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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...

‘Cheesy Love Songs’ make audience sway

Veronica Hodur

April 20, 2014


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Morgan Wenter and the band Jiving Board showcased a selection of Burt Bacharach favorites that would win over any crowd. Wenter composed the selection of songs for his junior music education recital, a requirement for the major, and performed Thursday in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. The songs varied from ...

Market showcases artistic offerings

Market showcases artistic offerings

Sarah Scharf

April 20, 2014


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Chico State School of the Arts presented Keep Chico Creative on Thursday night downtown at the Farmer's Market. The idea behind Keep Chico Creative is to encourage and inspire creativity in the community by showcasing the work of local musicians and artists, and allowing the organizations in Chico’s art community to engage ...

Music awards reward audiences with rousing performances

Music awards reward audiences with rousing performances

Emma Wood-Wright

April 14, 2014


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  A baby in jean overalls and high-top Converse danced with his mom and dad at the 2014 CAMMIES finale awards show. Losing balance on his 13-month-old legs, he fell backward on his rump as Alli Battaglia & The Musical Brewing Co. performed on the main stage. From 2-7 p.m. on Sunday the Chico Women's club was rocking with two stages, twe...

Wind ensemble blows audience away

Wind ensemble blows audience away

David Kahn

April 13, 2014


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From classical compositions to more contemporary works, Chico State's Wind Ensemble, conducted by Royce Tevis and featuring guest clarinetist Ryan Heimlich, displayed a level of incredible musical ability. The Chico State School of the Arts department of music and theatre presented the Symphonic Winds “Band-ology” performance Saturday night in Har...

One-acts lingers after curtains close

One-acts lingers after curtains close

Sarah Scharf

April 11, 2014


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Chico State's School of the Arts presents the 2014 Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts, titled "Turned Around."The performance consists of four one-act plays, directed and performed by talented Chico State theater students and will run 7:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday with a final show at 2 p.m. on Sunday...

Cammies Music Festival kicks off with local hard rock and metal talent

Cammies Music Festival kicks off with local hard rock and metal talent

Sarah Scharf

April 4, 2014


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Some people don’t know that Chico is home to awesome musical talent of all genres.The Cammies Music Festival kicked off Thursday, showcasing these local artists and bands. Fans of hard rock and metal enjoyed energetic performances by live local bands Sorin and Touch Fuzzy Get Dizzy, as well as mus...

Soldier poet delivers powerful poetry

Soldier poet delivers powerful poetry

Michael Quiring

April 2, 2014


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Many in attendance spoke with one another as they patiently waited for the start of a night that was soon filled with intricate and thought-provoking poetry.Brian Turner, Iraq veteran, poet and author of two poetry collection books, presented his inspiring collection of literature Tuesday night inside Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall.Turner opened the night with a brief backgroun...

Auditorium hosts fist-pumping, crowd-surfing good time

Auditorium hosts fist-pumping, crowd-surfing good time

Ashiah Scharaga

March 29, 2014


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Dance Gavin Dance's lead singer Tilian Pearson high-fives and fist-bumps a crowd member pressed against the Bell Memorial Union stage. Pearson smiles and launches into high notes that most people wouldn't brave in the shower, while his bandmates play fast-paced, energized rock riffs. The post-hardcore, e...

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