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Student musicians showcase classical talent

Student musicians showcase classical talent

Sarah Scharf

March 28, 2014


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Bach is regarded as possibly the greatest composer of all time and his work revolutionized music for the centuries. The Chico Bach Festival is a celebration of Bach and his influence on music through the ages. The first performance of the festival, "Baroque, Not Broke," took the stage Thursday afternoon in...

Professor lectures on 16th century royalty

Professor lectures on 16th century royalty

Michael Quiring

March 27, 2014


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The recital hall was very calm as many in attendance waited to be informed on the historical importance of the Tudors and the infamous Hampton Court Palace.Jason Nice, Chico State history professor, presented the special event Tudor Memories: 500 Years of Commemoration at Hampton Court Palace Wednesday night in Rowland-Taylor Recital Ha...

Local bands rock the house at Cafe Flo

Local bands rock the house at Cafe Flo

Sarah Scharf

March 17, 2014


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For anyone wanting to expand their horizons and explore Chico's music scene, Cafe Flo is the place to go.Local bands Ugly as Hell, Lisa Valentine and the Michelin Embers took the stage from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Ugly as Hell started the night off on a great note. Their sound could best be described as alternative rock, very reminiscent o...

Jazz orchestra brings soul, blues

Jazz orchestra brings soul, blues

Michael Quiring

March 13, 2014


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A very busy crowd was out for a night of jazz, despite the event resting upon the middle of the work week.Presented by Chico Performances, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis gave a Chico audience one hell of a jazz performance Wednesday night at Laxson Auditorium. The jazz orchestra is wor...

Campus museum celebrates Janet Turner’s 100th birthday

Campus museum celebrates Janet Turner’s 100th birthday

Veronica Hodur

March 12, 2014


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It's been 100 years since Chico artist and teacher Janet Turner was born. What better way to celebrate than showing a collection of her early work? The Janet Turner Print Museum is featuring a collection of Janet Turner's work from the 1940s and 1950s called "Angles and Planes: Janet Turner and the Built Environment" until April 12....

Classical celebration captivates with young talent

Classical celebration captivates with young talent

Michael Quiring

March 9, 2014


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Loud whispers filled the Presbyterian Church as many in attendance patiently waited for the stunning showcase of young musical talent.The Butte County Branch of the Music Teachers' Association of California and the Mount Lassen Branch of the Suzuki Association of the Americas presented the fifth annua...

Community gathers for global folk dance

Community gathers for global folk dance

Sarah Scharf

March 8, 2014


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Folk dance's traditional origins make it a great way to enjoy a part of a culture that has existed for generations. Members of the Chico World Dancers and others gathered at the Chico Women's Club on Friday night to enjoy the community feel of folk dances from Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and many other Eastern European countries an...

The Cans Make Us Face Consumption

The Cans Make Us Face Consumption

Veronica Hodur

March 7, 2014


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Reducing, reusing and recycling are all big parts of Chico life, and nothing makes students rethink their use then having it lined up in front of them. This is exactly what Ryan Voigtman, a transfer student studying printmaking, has done. His art installation "The Cans," located in the Bell Memorial Union third floor gallery, sho...

Poems convey voices from Russian history

Poems convey voices from Russian history

Sarah Scharf

March 6, 2014


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Meryl Natchez describes her first encounter with the works of Russian poets Anna Akhmatova, Nikolay Gumilev and Polish poet Osip Mandelstam as exciting.Natchez presented her recently published collection of translations of these poets, "Poems from the Stray Dog Cafe," on Wednesday at a reading in Trinity Hall 100.The poems seemed so...

Theater professors, students weave thought-provoking creation stories into show

Theater professors, students weave thought-provoking creation stories into show

Ashiah Scharaga

March 5, 2014


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Thunder booms and 15 actors clad in white pants and T-shirts with tie dye spirals are illuminated by a faint light. They march in, haphazardly stomping and clapping in the dark theater, becoming thunder.Suddenly there is a bang, and an image of the cosmos is projected onto the curtain at center stage. The actors...

Pop-up museum displays Northern California art

Pop-up museum displays Northern California art

Emma Wood-Wright

March 3, 2014


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At the intersection of 4th and Orange streets, just beyond the threshold of the train tracks, lies a mustard yellow train depot full of imagination. Chico Art Center awaits up the wooden ramp, parallel to Empire Coffee. Operated by about 30 volunteers, the art center is a gallery, classroom and gift sh...

Symposium closes with silent film score

Symposium closes with silent film score

Veronica Hodur

March 2, 2014


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The silent era of film was revolutionary, and the New Music Symposium revived the tradition. David Dvorin, the artistic director of the New Music Symposium, composed the new score behind the silent film "The Golem." He had a specific idea to get across during the final event of Saturday night's symposium in Rowland-Taylor Rec...

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