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Sister Jane (Sarah Kuhn) teaches Sister Izzy (Brittney Nusbaum) how to make Jacobs Ladder in a scene from As It Is In Heaven. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

‘Heaven’ on Earth: strong acting, singing highlighted in bare-bones musical

Emma Wood-Wright // November 14, 2014
The talents of student actresses shine in Chico State's production of "As It Is In Heaven," although it features a lengthy religiously-charged story and simple set.
University Art Gallery curator, Cameron Kelly, is in charge of assembling the work of photographer Joshua Martinez for the exhibit Immersion Studies. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Exhibit allows students to interpret subtle art pieces

Emma Wood-Wright // October 4, 2014
Bay Area photographer Joshua Martinez's photographs feature subtle, natural subjects, from rock climbing to oceanic landscapes. The "Immersion Studies" exhibit is displayed at the University Art Gallery until Oct. 24
Shoji Kameda throat sings, Masato Baba hits the taiko and Eien Hunter plays the drums in On Ensemble. The group entertained Chico residents at the 21st annual Chico World Music Festival. Photo credit: John Domogma

Chico World Music Festival delivers stellar performances

Jake Hutchison // September 14, 2014
Chico Performances' 21st annual Chico World Music Festival featured incredible international acts, children's crafts and giant sawmill puppets.
Local jazz quartet Bogg performing at Magnolia Gift & Garden for the Great Garden Art Weekend on Saturday. Photo credit: Matthew Vacca

Great Garden Art Weekend features stunning local talents, creations

Emma Wood-Wright // September 7, 2014
The first Great Garden Art Weekend at Magnolia Gift & Garden featured live music and purchasable artwork from 17 local garden artists on Saturday and Sunday.
Janet Turner was a world-renowned printmaker and professor at Chico State who would have turned 100 years old this year. Turner’s collection at the Janet Turner Print Gallery currently contains more than 3,500 prints. Photo courtesy of Barbara Edmonson.

Remembering a legacy: Janet Turner

Emma Wood-Wright // September 1, 2014
This year marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Janet Turner, of the Janet Turner Print Gallery on campus. To this day, her collection and legacy continue to thrive.
Urban Legend rocks out at the Chico City Plaza for the second performance of the 37th anniversary of the Friday Night Concert series, which runs until Sep. 12. Photo credit: Emma Wood-Wright

Friday Night Concert provides enjoyable community atmosphere

Emma Wood-Wright // May 17, 2014
Classic rock covers encouraged lip-syncing and fist-pumping at the second show of the 37th anniversary of Downtown Chico's Friday Night Concert season.
Members of the Lumininjas harmoniously performing their fire twirling routine at the Art at the Matador event Saturday, hosted by Chico Visual Arts Alliance. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Extraordinary art stuns at Matador Motel

Emma Wood-Wright // May 12, 2014
The art event at the Matador Motel, hosted by Chico Visual Arts Alliance, left visitors blown away Saturday.
Photo by Sean Chen

CSU, Chicos 2014 Spring Musical, Monty Pythons Spamalot — a hilarious sendup of the film Monty Python and the Holy
Grail — will feature (L-R) Philomena Block (Patsy), Alexandra
Geringer (Laker Girl), Xander Richey (King Arthur), Ashley Garlick (Lady
of the Lake), Stina Trignani (Laker Girl) and Murphy Mayer (French
Taunter). Performances take place April 30-May 4 in CSU, Chicos Laxson
Auditorium.

Spring musical delivers high energy, multiple laughs

Emma Wood-Wright // May 1, 2014
The opening night of this year's spring musical, "Spamalot," proves it's a must-see for audiences.
Murphy Mayer, right, is the French Taunter, and Xander Richey plays King Arthur in Monty Pythons Spamalot. Photo courtesy of Sean Chen.

Spring musical provides knee-slapping humor

Emma Wood-Wright // April 22, 2014
Disclaimer: This year's spring musical may cause sore cheeks.
Aubrey Debauchery & The Broken Bones playing an energetic set onstage at the 2014 CAMMIE Awards. Photo credit: Matthew Vacca

Music awards reward audiences with rousing performances

Emma Wood-Wright // April 14, 2014
The winners of the 2014 CAMMIES were announced at the awards show on Sunday at the Chico Women's Club.
Jordan Layman, co-founder of Idea Fab Labs, examines an RC car under thousands of LED pixels suspended from the ceiling. Photo credit: Emma Wood-Wright

Maker showcase accepting submissions

Emma Wood-Wright // April 1, 2014
Idea Fab Labs is accepting submissions for its first Maker Showcase, a mix of a science fair and an art gallery.
Luke Matjass show is called A Swirling Cloud of Dust and Gas Like This. It will be on display in the University Art Gallery until April 10th. Photo credit: Grant Mahan

Altering space through digital prints

Emma Wood-Wright // March 12, 2014
Luke Matjas' large-scale prints decorate the walls of the University Art Gallery.
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