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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...

getty Images by Witthaya Prasongsin.

Healing through the arts

Rachael Bayuk // October 25, 2018

In today's fast-paced tech world, schools are throwing out the arts for the science. While no one can debate math and science's importance in this new age, we can not leave behind the arts. Even if one...

(Left to right) Alexyss York, Bailey Gould, Sarah Fong and Alex Mendoza perform a tap dancing number to Christina Aguilera's

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

A really good song isn’t afraid to go the extra mile and push at least six minutes. While the three minute radio model is fine for club bangers, it’s really tragic for an objectively good song....

25th anniversary of MasQueerade Ball

25th anniversary of MasQueerade Ball

Zach Aucella // February 9, 2015

[metaslider id=41347]Photographs By Zach AucellaZach Aucella can be reached at [email protected] or @zaucella on Twitter.

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

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...

Sue Hargrave Pate, a retiring Chico State Arts Professor, holds up an award while standing behind a wall she calls

Professor looks back on career, thanks Chico State

Ashiah Scharaga // March 13, 2014

Sue Hargrave Pate has never belly or hula danced. Never mind the fact she's been involved with dance since she was 16-years-old and has taught theater, movement, miming, directing, choreography and...

Photography by SUMAN PARK VIA FLICKR

HAPPY MAN Pharrell Williams released soul-infused pop album

Study Break: Pharrell Williams “GIRL” Album Review

Nicole Santos // March 7, 2014

Singer, producer and multi-track instrumentalist Pharrell Williams released his second full-length album “GIRL” March 3.There is not much happening lyrically in the album; Williams barely scratches...

MAC Night showcases diversity through dance and poetry

DJ Morris // November 14, 2013

The beat of diversity fills the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium as the sound of drums surrounds students, faculties and performers. Red vibrant lights bouncing off of the curtains steals the audience from...

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