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Bach Festival showcases classical music

Bach Festival showcases classical music

Natalie Hanson

March 14, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Reviews, Showcase

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9JQ1cSyoXo&feature=youtu.be On the same weekend Uncle Dad's Art Collective brought songs of Stevie Wonder, Chico Performances teamed up with School Of The Arts to present the 2018 Chico Bach Festival. The Bach Festival offered a different experience called Vivaldi...

Chico Performances presents the high-flying acrobatics of Cirque de Eloize

Chico Performances presents the high-flying acrobatics of Cirque de Eloize

Hannah Yeager

February 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Mobile Headlines

Students, staff and community members filed into the Laxson Auditorium prepared for a typical acrobatic show. However, the show presented by Cirque de Eloize which included high-risk, high-flying acting, was more than the crowd expected. On Feb. 13, Cirque de Eloize performed for one night only. With...

The Joke’s on US: Lewis Black comes to Chico

The Joke’s on US: Lewis Black comes to Chico

Angel Ortega

January 30, 2018


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Known for his angry attitude on stage and his satirical rants, Lewis Black performs in Chico’s Laxson Auditorium in support of his tour, “The Joke’s on US.” Lewis Black is best known for his political satire, social commentary and his angry rants about history, religion and curre...

‘The Nutcracker’ tastefully brings classic to life in local show

‘The Nutcracker’ tastefully brings classic to life in local show

Trevor Whitney

December 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

[metaslider id=39219]Photographs by John DomogmaThe original Nutcracker ballet's debut in 1892 was an utter failure. In fact, Tchaikovsky never lived to see the piece succeed. But today, somehow it has transcended success and become tradition. Chico Community Ballet was the latest local production co...

Swiss mime troupe enjoyable for all ages

Swiss mime troupe enjoyable for all ages

Trevor Whitney

October 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

If anything, MUMMENSCHANZ is captivating. The bizarre costumes, talented cast and hypnotic creativity of the mime theater troupe's short stories kept a Laxson Auditorium audience of all ages entertained and engaged Tuesday night. The show, presented by Chico Performances, was broken up into skits, in which...

The Hot Sardines to bring infectious, hip-swinging jazz tunes to Laxson

The Hot Sardines to bring infectious, hip-swinging jazz tunes to Laxson

Michael Quiring

October 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Jazz is still alive and kickin'. One of the genre's most renowned groups, The Hot Sardines, will take music from the '20s, '30s and '40s and add a contemporary twist for its show at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Laxson Auditorium.Chico is one of the many stops on the New York-based group's first major tour across the ...

Look out Bellow: country-soul band to form ‘quick camaraderie’ with audience

Look out Bellow: country-soul band to form ‘quick camaraderie’ with audience

Michael Quiring

September 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico is set for a night of country, rock and soul, featuring Brooklyn-based group The Lone Bellow and Hugh Bob and The Hustle. The show, presented by Chico Performances, will occur at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Laxson Auditorium.The Lone Bellow will be visiting Chico during its upcoming tour that will feature material from its EP ...

Classical pianist to ‘tear roof off’ Laxson Auditorium

Classical pianist to ‘tear roof off’ Laxson Auditorium

Michael Quiring

September 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

One of the most interesting and intuitive pianists of the decade will make his debut Chico performance 2 p.m. Sunday at Laxson Auditorium. Chico is the first stop on classical pianist Alpin Hong's fall tour, during which he will premiere work from his upcoming album "Myths and Legends." Hong, who is renowned for the energy...

Acclaimed acrobats amaze Laxson audience

Acclaimed acrobats amaze Laxson audience

Kristen Moran

September 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Audience members sat on the edge of their seats in anticipation when the red curtain rose on the Laxson Auditorium stage Tuesday night. The crowd, a mixture of young and old with a dash of Chico State students, came to watch the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China's "Cirque Pekin...

Acrobats to twist, tumble into Laxson Auditorium

Acrobats to twist, tumble into Laxson Auditorium

Kristen Moran

September 10, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China's show "Cirque Peking" was inspired by the troupe's mascot, said Zhou Zhongtao, troupe director. “(The) mascot of our troupe is a phoenix," Zhongtao said. "Bird in search of light." The troupe, one of the most acclaimed acrobatic tr...

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