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Ending the first act with a bang Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Chico artists successfully revamp Madonna smash hits

Rayanne Painter // January 30, 2019

The sass of Madonna and the raw talent of Uncle Dad’s Art Collective joined forces for a fiery opening night. Filled with all of Madonna’s classic hits from “Material Girl” to “Like...

Students practice the one, two, three; five six, seven-step process for salsa dancing. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Ballroom dance is a beneficial art form for students

Olyvia Simpson // November 5, 2018

The studio room is illuminated by bright incandescent lights with a soft purple hue. You can see your reflection in the giant wall mirror in front of you and in the shining wood floor beneath you. The...

Healing through the arts

Rachael Bayuk // October 25, 2018
Don't let the arts get stamped out.
(Left to right) Alexyss York, Bailey Gould, Sarah Fong and Alex Mendoza perform a tap dancing number to Christina Aguileras Express. Photo credit: Julia Maldonado

Momentum dances its way through spring showcase

Julia Maldonado // May 14, 2018

Sparkly tops, baseball jerseys and burlesque outfits filled the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium stage Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., thanks to Momentum. This student-run dance organization rehearsed all semester...

Students instruct children with dance moves. Photo courtesy of University Events.

Broadway Boogie gets Chico up and dancing

Niyat Teferi and Natasha Doron // April 10, 2017

Along with the usual evening downtown foot traffic, hoards of people made their way to a stretch of road between Broadway and Main. A dance instructors voice reverberated over the Tuesday night noise,...

DJ Hound Beats playing music at a party.

Student DJ makes a beat

Elias Denny // October 4, 2016

This video interview was conducted with local artist, producer and DJ Hound Beats, also known as Trevor Tappe. He is a junior music major at Chico State. Tappe hopes to be accepted into the option of recording...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

If it’s a good song, it should be 6 minutes

William Rein // April 17, 2015
360 seconds is the equilibrium where going dumb, rocking out, relaxing or vibing to a song is balanced with it getting too long to be enjoyable.
25th anniversary of MasQueerade Ball

25th anniversary of MasQueerade Ball

Zach Aucella // February 9, 2015
Stonewall Alliance of Chico put on its annual MasQueerade Ball at the Chico Women's Club on Feb. 7.
Diavolo: Thrilling Gymnastics & Dance, is coming to Laxson Auditorium March 25. Photo courtesy of Chico Performances.

Dance meets gymnastics with dynamic group

David Kahn // March 18, 2014
A new kind of dance performance is coming to Laxson Auditorium.
Sue Hargrave Pate, a retiring Chico State Arts Professor, holds up an award while standing behind a wall she calls the Memory Wall. Photo credit: Maisee Lee

Professor looks back on career, thanks Chico State

Ashiah Scharaga // March 13, 2014
A professor is retiring after 28 years of teaching theater and dance courses and directing and choreographing School of the Arts productions at Chico State.
Photography by SUMAN PARK VIA FLICKR

HAPPY MAN Pharrell Williams released soul-infused pop album GIRL March 3.

Study Break: Pharrell Williams “GIRL” Album Review

Nicole Santos // March 7, 2014
Album Review: Pharrell Williams "GIRL"

MAC Night showcases diversity through dance and poetry

DJ Morris // November 14, 2013
Several multicultural student groups performed in a Multicultural Affairs Council event.
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