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Mime troupe to literally give Chico audience giant thumbs up

Mime troupe to literally give Chico audience giant thumbs up

Kristen Moran

October 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Mime-masque theater troupe MUMMENSCHANZ delivers something quite different from the average show: it takes everyday objects like toilet paper, plastic or trash bags and creates imaginary beings, hands larger than humans and face-like shapes.Audiences can catch the mime artists 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Laxson Auditorium for a must-see, memorable experience presented by ...

Chico World Music Festival delivers stellar performances

Chico World Music Festival delivers stellar performances

Jake Hutchison

September 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Reviews, Video

[metaslider id=34584] Photographs courtesy of John Domogma Chico Performances' 21st annual Chico World Music Festival brought artists from across the globe together for one epic multicultural event. [View the story "Chico World Music Festival wows audiences " on Storify]     Fe...

Funkadesi bringing funk fusion for Chico World Music Festival

Funkadesi bringing funk fusion for Chico World Music Festival

Kristen Moran

September 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Previews, Video

Headlining Chico Performances' 21st annual Chico World Music Festival is Funkadesi, a fusion music group that has won multiple ensemble awards and received praise from President Barack Obama. The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 at Laxson Auditorium. Funkadesi combines the musical styles of reggae, funk, hip-hop and blues. The band also fe...

Children’s classic delivers magical, musical ride on stage

Children’s classic delivers magical, musical ride on stage

Ashiah Scharaga

May 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

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 adaptation of the popular Disney film performs at 7:30 p.m. on May 7 and features the talents of 62 ac...

Folk icon to perform at Laxson Auditorium

Folk icon to perform at Laxson Auditorium

April 5, 2014


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Chico Performances welcomes world-renowned folk singer Arlo Guthrie at 7:30 p.m. April 12 at Laxson Auditorium.Like his father Woody, Guthrie has been involved with folk music from a young age and is well-known for his many songs protesting social injustice. Guthrie is best known for the song "Alice's Restauran...

Fiddle ensemble delivers traditional energy

Fiddle ensemble delivers traditional energy

David Kahn

April 3, 2014


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Chico Performances welcomes the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers at 7:30 p.m. April 10 at Laxson Auditorium.Combining the traditional Scottish sound of fiddles with pipes, guitars, piano and percussion, the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers deliver a show that is at once beautiful and rousing. Formed i...

‘Lucky’ singer-songwriter to serenade Chico

‘Lucky’ singer-songwriter to serenade Chico

David Kahn

March 23, 2014


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Chico Performances presents a rare acoustic evening with Jason Mraz and special guest Raining Jane at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Laxson Auditorium.Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz is touring for a limited time with indie-folk-rock group Raining Jane. Mraz got his start playing in coffee houses before the...

Dance meets gymnastics with dynamic group

Dance meets gymnastics with dynamic group

David Kahn

March 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances presents Diavolo: Thrilling Gymnastics and Dance, a group that defines themselves as "a distinct style of architecture in motion." The gymnasts and dancers will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. March 25 in Laxson Auditorium.Diavolo Dance Theater was founded in 1992 by Jacques Heim, a graduate of Cal...

Jazz orchestra brings soul, blues

Jazz orchestra brings soul, blues

Michael Quiring

March 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

A very busy crowd was out for a night of jazz, despite the event resting upon the middle of the work week.Presented by Chico Performances, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis gave a Chico audience one hell of a jazz performance Wednesday night at Laxson Auditorium. The jazz orchestra is wor...

Trio brings rock, blues, barroom boogie

Trio brings rock, blues, barroom boogie

David Kahn

March 8, 2014


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CHICO PERFORMANCES presents: Elvin Bishop with Guests James Cotton, Paul Thorn Rock, Blues & Barroom Boogie Saturday, March 15, 2014 Laxson Auditorium | 7:30 p.m. Premium $38 | Adult $33 | Senior $31 | Student/Child $25 www.chicoperformances.com Chico Performances presents rock and blues icon Elvin Bishop, Grammy Award-w...

Orchestra to jazz up Laxson Auditorium

Orchestra to jazz up Laxson Auditorium

David Kahn

March 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at 7:30 p.m. March 12 in Laxson Auditorium. The orchestra was founded in 1988 and currently consists of 15 of the most talented jazz ensemble players and soloists of our day. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra serves as the resi...

Russian orchestra brings repertoire to Chico

Russian orchestra brings repertoire to Chico

David Kahn

March 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin to Laxson Auditorium March 11 at 7:30 p.m.The concert will consist of performances of Mozart’s "Divertimento in D," Schoenberg’s "Verklaerte Nacht," and Schubert’s "Death and the Maiden."The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin was founded in Moscow in...

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