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Quick on his keys: Competition-winning pianist Q&A

Quick on his keys: Competition-winning pianist Q&A

April 6, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Jason Kim, a senior from Westview High School in San Diego, came to Chico State's Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall on Saturday with three other California pianists to compete for $2,000 in the 16th annual Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition. The Orion chatted with Kim, the first place winner, about what he loves a...

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

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...

Harlem Renaissance revived by rent party

Harlem Renaissance revived by rent party

Ashiah Scharaga

February 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The door reads "New York Times: Editor-In-Chief." When you cross the threshold, a luscious jazz melody that sounds both familiar and foreign fills your ears and the New York skyline catches your eye.Welcome to Chico State's ninth annual Harlem Renaissance Rent Party on the stage of Harlen Adams Theatre....

Local photography on display at downtown cafe

Local photography on display at downtown cafe

Sarah Scharf

February 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Naked Lounge in downtown Chico regularly features the work of local artists and this month a new series, called "Vulturus," by local photographer Kyle Burns can be viewed there. The Naked Lounge hosted a reception on Saturday night to introduce the new series, with the photos on display and a performance by the local band...

Art advocates concerned by cuts

Art advocates concerned by cuts

Madison Holmes

February 14, 2014


Filed under News

After a year of tough budget cuts and layoffs, community members are worried that Chico will soon cut funding to local arts programs. The city's dire financial challenges have been an issue for a while now and members of the Chico community believe cuts are inevitable when the City Council approves a new budget in June, said Mark Orme, assistant city ma...

Local artist is the man behind the dots

Local artist is the man behind the dots

Emma Wood-Wright

February 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Acrylic giraffes smile down from the living room window like stained-glass saints, three koalas cling to a branch and a woman holding a cluster of balloons keeps steady on her bicycle. Norm Dillinger, 76, has created hundreds of companions, born from perfectly placed dots of acrylic paint, to share th...

Canine spectacle comes to Laxson Auditorium

Canine spectacle comes to Laxson Auditorium

Emma Wood-Wright

January 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Can't get your dog to fetch the newspaper on Sunday morning? How about catching it mid-back flip and landing on all fours? Get ready to be "doggone" amazed as Chico Performances hosts Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Laxson Auditorium. Featuring over a dozen do...

Chico Art Center celebrates community

Chico Art Center celebrates community

Veronica Hodur

January 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

[flagallery gid=17]   A widely eclectic group of artists chatted and ate nachos out of ceramic bowls as the low hum of their friendly conversation filled the gallery, masked with a wide variety of art on the walls. The Chico Art Center held a reception Friday evening at the gallery located...

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