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Rob Davidson, left, Jesse Mills, Alex Hilsee and Jessica Sijan of Slow Theatre perform scenes from Sarah Ruhls In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) on April 27 at The Bookstore in downtown Chico. Photo credit: Amanda Rhine

Slow Theatre gains momentum in Chico

Amanda Rhine // May 3, 2015
The concept of slow theater may not be quite as well-known as the slow food movement, but a local group is trying to get the word out around town.
Aubrey Debauchery performs with her band The Broken Bones on Saturday at 1078 Gallery in an emotional set that marks her final show in Chico. Photo credit: George Johnston

Aubrey Debauchery ends Chico swan song on emotional note

Amanda Rhine // April 28, 2015
The local, beloved indie rocker played a memorable and touching set for her final Chico show on Saturday at 1078 Gallery.
Photo credit: George Johnston

Coolio stirs up ’90s nostalgia but gives lackluster performance

Amanda Rhine // April 19, 2015
Grammy Award-winning rapper Coolio performed an interesting but less-than-impressive set on Friday at Lost On Main.
Courtesy of Get Foxy Productions

Concert record attempt aspires to revitalize local music scene

Amanda Rhine // April 4, 2015
Guinness World Records better prepare a page for Chico’s musicians because Chico Breaks the Record! is on a mission.
Photo credit: George Johnston

‘Downtown Rocks’ delivers solid music despite poor promotion

Amanda Rhine // March 29, 2015
LaSalles hosted a four-band band rock concert on Friday meant to showcase a diverse array of local talent.
Photo courtesy of Get Foxy Productions

Local bands aim to topple world record

Amanda Rhine // March 27, 2015
Chico Breaks the Record! will be a monthlong, nonstop concert event that will try to crack its way into the record books.
Julia Johnson poses for photographer Westley Heiss. Photo credit: George Johnston

1,000 faces of Taylor Hall

Amanda Rhine // March 12, 2015
The upcoming Arts & Humanities replacement building will be decorated with faces from Chico State and the local community.
Lindsay Duestch leading beautifly The North State Symphony in a violin solo. Photo credit: George Johnston

North State Symphony tries out 3rd conductor candidate

Amanda Rhine // February 23, 2015
Conductor Scott Seaton takes a notable turn as the orchestra’s third interim musical director.
Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Study Break: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ review

Amanda Rhine // February 18, 2015
The highly anticipated film adaptation of the best-selling erotic novel fails to leave a satisfying impression.
This interactive artwork by Hye Yeon Nam is on display at the University Art Gallery. Visitors can interact with the object using their body movement. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Interactive art exhibition opens at Chico State

Amanda Rhine // February 9, 2015
Art and technology come together at the University Art Gallery's latest exhibit.
Illustration by Madison Holmes

Homeowners victims of party-regret

Amanda Rhine // February 9, 2015
Owning a home has reformed my party-hard ways.
Dancers perform as swans in Swan Lake on Saturday at Laxson Auditorium. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Ballet troupe awes with ‘Swan Lake’

Amanda Rhine // February 9, 2015
The Russian National Ballet Theatre opts for a happily-ever-after ending to the potentially tragic dance.
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