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Rob Davidson, left, Jesse Mills, Alex Hilsee and Jessica Sijan of Slow Theatre perform scenes from Sarah Ruhl's

Slow Theatre gains momentum in Chico

Amanda Rhine // May 3, 2015

The concept of slow theater is very much like that of slow food in that it strives to preserve the integrity of community theater and get locals involved. “The analogy would be to slow food,"...

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

Saturday night the 1078 Gallery was full of music-loving locals, beer and debauchery — Aubrey Debauchery. The concert, indifferently titled, “See Ya Later, Dudes,” was Debauchery's farewell...

Photo credit: George Johnston

Coolio stirs up ’90s nostalgia but gives lackluster performance

Amanda Rhine // April 19, 2015

Lost On Main somehow managed to transform into a time machine and travel back to the '90s for a less-than-fantastic voyage on Friday night. People of all ages (from 21 and up) and backgrounds flocked to...

Courtesy of Get Foxy Productions

Concert record attempt aspires to revitalize local music scene

Amanda Rhine // April 4, 2015

Two hundred people packed The Tackle Box Wednesday night to witness history in the making when Blooze on the Rocks took the stage to kick off the first of 30 consecutive days and nights of live music....

Photo credit: George Johnston

‘Downtown Rocks’ delivers solid music despite poor promotion

Amanda Rhine // March 29, 2015

There’s something to be said for blindly attending an obscure music event at a bar with a checkered reputation. Even though LaSalles’ name is stained with a shooting that occurred in 2011 —...

Photo courtesy of Get Foxy Productions

Local bands aim to topple world record

Amanda Rhine // March 27, 2015

In an enthusiastic attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the longest multiartist concert, I-Play-in-Chico, Get Foxy Productions and The Tackle Box are joining forces for Chico Breaks the Record!The...

Julia Johnson poses for photographer Westley Heiss. Photo credit: George Johnston

1,000 faces of Taylor Hall

Amanda Rhine // March 12, 2015

As the old adage goes, “a picture is worth 1000 words,” and two architects-turned-artists from the east coast are making it their own with a steely twist.Though, instead of just one picture,...

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

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...

Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Study Break: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ review

Amanda Rhine // February 18, 2015

People may think many things when it comes to S&M, but the word “dull” probably isn’t one of them. Somehow, the erotic film “Fifty Shades of Grey,” directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, manages...

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

The University Art Gallery is presenting "Art + Tech: S. L. Clark and Sonya Belakhlef (of Babycastles), Derek Larson, Hye Yeon Nam." Derek Larson, artist, director of 4-D Studies and assistant professor...

Illustration by Madison Holmes

Homeowners victims of party-regret

Amanda Rhine // February 9, 2015

Like most out-of-the-area Chico State students, one of my top concerns moving to Chico was finding a place to live before the start of my first semester. I stressed about the price of rent, number and...

Dancers perform as swans in

Ballet troupe awes with ‘Swan Lake’

Amanda Rhine // February 9, 2015

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...

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