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Bogg’s ‘Summer Harvest’ album review

Ashiah Scharaga // December 20, 2014

It’s impossible not to like Bogg. The 2-year-old modern jazz band manages to make Britney Spears' "Toxic" hip and musically intriguing. It's a fitting kick-off for "Summer Harvest," the group's...

David Day is a custodian at Chico State during the week and performs country music for free on the weekends. When you share that music and youre pouring your heart out, the people, they see it, Day said. When youre doing it night after night, it becomes a job. Photo credit: Ashiah Scharaga

Day by Day: custodian, musician on fishing, fame

Ashiah Scharaga // December 17, 2014

David Day has a kind, dimpled smile and eyes that light up when he talks about music, which he performs, for free, on the weekends. During the week, he works for Facilities Management and Services on the...

Martin Salgado jokes with audience members at the Writers Voice Graduate Writers Workshop Thursday while reading a piece about his first love in junior high. Photo credit: Ashiah Scharaga

Students share works on God, widowers, first loves

Ashiah Scharaga // December 12, 2014

Tomie Bitton is a 35-year-old mother, nervous about returning to college. Daria Booth is a 35-year-old widow, compiling sarcastic shopping lists for widowers.This fall's Writer's Voice Graduate Writers'...

Illustration by Zachary Phillips

Divorce doesn’t dampen family holidays

Ashiah Scharaga // December 1, 2014

When I found out this summer that my parents were getting a divorce after 25 years of marriage, turkeys, pumpkin pie, sleigh bells and tinsel were the last things on my mind. I was more worried...

Hunter Hayes released his latest album Storyline, showcasing his country croon and knack for penning catchy and empowering country hits. Photograph by CraigShipp.com via Wikimedia Commons.

Study Break: Hunter Hayes ‘Storyline’ Album Review

Ashiah Scharaga // May 8, 2014

Hunter Hayes, 22-year-old Nashville-based country singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, released his second full-length album "Storyline" May 6. The album is sprinkled with tracks like the light...

Photo Courtesy of Chico Performances

Children’s classic delivers magical, musical ride on stage

Ashiah Scharaga // May 1, 2014

A talking parrot, flying carpet and whimsical genie will enchant the stage of Laxson Auditorium in Storyteller, formerly Playhouse Youth Theatre and Chico Performances' production of "Aladdin Jr."The stage...

Sarah Pike, Director of the University Film Series. Photo credit: Ashiah Scharaga

41-year-old university film series offers free showings of profound, artistic films

Ashiah Scharaga // April 17, 2014

The University Film Series, presented by the Humanities Center at Chico State, has had over a 40 year history on campus. Films, corresponding to the center's theme for the academic year, are shown at...

Amelia Bransky, a senior theater major at Chico State, directs Mike Bartletts The Enemy and Mark Ravenhills Armageddon in Chico States School of the Arts production of the Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts this year. Photo courtesy of Sylvia Lewis.

Backstage Q&A: Students showcase directing talent

Ashiah Scharaga // April 9, 2014

Amelia Bransky and Murphy Mayer, senior theater majors at Chico State, are directing for Chico State's School of the Arts production of the 2014 Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts, which run 7:30 p.m....

Jason Kim competed at the 2014Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition April 5 at the Performing Arts Center. Photo credit: Shayla Ramos

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

April 6, 2014

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...

Spirit and Science confronting each other through song in Creation Stories. Photo credit: Shannon Miller

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

Ashiah Scharaga // March 5, 2014

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...

Julie Atlas shows off her 1920s fashion at the Rent Party costume contest Thursday night.Photo credit: Shannon Miller

Harlem Renaissance revived by rent party

Ashiah Scharaga // February 28, 2014

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...

Jana Lawton explains the themes of her work, including womens history, which is displayed at The Art House.Photo credit: Annie Paige

Married artists use house as sculpture, ceramics gallery

Ashiah Scharaga // February 26, 2014

Believe it or not, there is more than one garden on Nord Avenue. But this garden, a part of The Art House, is not inhabited by Chico State students.The Art House, which has been at 325 Nord Ave. for 14...

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