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Hundreds discuss race and diversity at BLM teach-in

Hundreds discuss race and diversity at BLM teach-in

Jenice Tupolo

October 11, 2016


Filed under Community, News, Showcase, Video

A mix of presenters and open discussion from students, faculty and community members filled the Arts and Humanities building during a two-day teach-in about black lives matter. Hundreds gathered Oct. 10 and 11 to extend conversation from the Sept. 26 police victims rally and Sept. 28 candlelight ...

Chico State Low Brass Choir Concert brings the sass, class and brass

Chico State Low Brass Choir Concert brings the sass, class and brass

Carin Dorghalli

October 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Video

Students and staff bring the sass, class and brass by showcasing their musical skills during the Chico State Low Brass Choir Concert. This event was put together by Lloyd Roby, director of the Low Brass Choir, and featured student musicians that play the French horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba. Accom...

Local talent shines bright at Chico Unplugged

Local talent shines bright at Chico Unplugged

Rylee Pedotti

October 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Previews, Video

It was standing room only Thursday night at Madison Bear Garden, where a vibrant crowd consumed the cozy upstairs lounge to catch a glimpse of local talent featured in Chico Unplugged. The singer-songwriter showcase began five years ago when Chico State's SOTA Productions sought to further the conne...

Student DJ makes a beat

Student DJ makes a beat

Elias Denny

October 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Video

This video interview was conducted with local artist, producer and DJ Hound Beats, also known as Trevor Tappe. He is a junior music major at Chico State. Tappe hopes to be accepted into the option of recording arts within the music major. He started producing music around the seventh grade and picked...

Frankie Boots and The County Line get folky at Argus

Frankie Boots and The County Line get folky at Argus

Jae Siqueiros

October 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Photo Galleries, Video

Bay Area folk group, Frankie Boots and the County Line wowed their audience at Argus Bar + Patio on Wednesday night. The song themes ranged from the end of the world to living on Geary Street in San Francisco. The three man band's fancy banjo riffs and tight bass rhythms made just the right notes...

2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest

2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest

Carin Dorghalli

October 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase, Video

Chico hosted the 2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest on Oct. 1 at the Chico City Plaza. Gentry Stein, the world yo-yo champion, sat as one of the judges. The event showcased promising competitors, ages 18 and under, and focused on the next generation of yo-yo players. Various age brackets have...

1078 Gallery celebrates its 35th year

1078 Gallery celebrates its 35th year

Miguel Orozco

October 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Showcase, Video

The 1078 Gallery's 35 and Alive event was a celebration of its 35 years of being open and the people who made it what it is today. Each piece of art came from someone who helped orchestrate the opening of the local art venue since the 80's and 90's. This local venue is run by various artists that...

A deeper look into Ron’s Reptiles

A deeper look into Ron’s Reptiles

Matthew Manfredi

September 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Video

When Chico State alumnus Ron Greenberg mentions there are nearly 1000 reptiles on his one-and-a-half acre compound nestled in the rural foothills past the Chico Airport, this “hobby” of his begins to sound more like an addiction; an addiction that became the largest selection of reptiles in Northern...

‘Taste of Chico’ is the event of every foodie’s dreams

‘Taste of Chico’ is the event of every foodie’s dreams

Anisha Brady

September 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Video

The Taste of Chico is an experience that should not be missed. Despite the intense heat, crowds of people filled the streets of downtown Chico to feast on a wide variety of gourmet snacks and beverages from local restaurants. The event was huge and spread out over 48 square blocks, making just enough...

Prophets of Rage protest with ‘The Party’s Over’

Prophets of Rage protest with ‘The Party’s Over’

Matthew Manfredi

September 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Video

Confronting the circus of the 2016 election with “Marshall Stacks Blazing,” the Prophets of Rage use their most recent EP, “The Party’s Over," as a form of modern musical protest. Deemed "the elite task force of revolutionary musicians" by Rage Against the Machine guitarist and founding member To...

Adult Swim star David Liebe Hart performs at Duffy’s Tavern

Adult Swim star David Liebe Hart performs at Duffy’s Tavern

Carin Dorghalli

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Video

David Liebe Hart of Adult Swim's "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" invades Duffy's Tavern with his unique brand of irreverent surrealism. His religious beliefs, love of trains and relationship struggles make for an interesting but original performance. This Adult Swim star isn't afraid to go str...

Celebrating Gwen Curatilo through opera

Celebrating Gwen Curatilo through opera

Carin Dorghalli

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Video

Past students flew in from all over the world to help put together an opera gala to celebrate their former Chico State opera workshop director, Gwen Curatilo. Among the stars featured were Jeanette Blakeney and Zachary Gordin. Funds raised from the concert will be used to offset costs of the department...

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