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Pop-up museum displays Northern California art

Pop-up museum displays Northern California art

Emma Wood-Wright

March 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

At the intersection of 4th and Orange streets, just beyond the threshold of the train tracks, lies a mustard yellow train depot full of imagination. Chico Art Center awaits up the wooden ramp, parallel to Empire Coffee. Operated by about 30 volunteers, the art center is a gallery, classroom and gift sh...

Dream pop band brings wanderlust to Chico

Dream pop band brings wanderlust to Chico

Emma Wood-Wright

February 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Step into the melting pot with bossa nova dream pop band Trails and Ways. Trail and Ways, accompanied by the California-based indie quartet Fialta, will perform at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the Bell Memorial Union, presented by Union Label and KCSC.Chico State students will relate to Trails and Way's multi-c...

Gateway Science Museum welcomes three new exhibits

Gateway Science Museum welcomes three new exhibits

Emma Wood-Wright

February 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The skull of a gray whale sits dead center on the floor of the Newberry gallery inside the Gateway Science Museum. Donated to the biology department at Chico State, one of the three current exhibits at Gateway - Changing California: Geological and Ecological Transformations, this huge fossil which was found of...

Be amazed by Lonestar at Laxson Auditorium

Be amazed by Lonestar at Laxson Auditorium

Emma Wood-Wright

February 2, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

They say they are amazed by you, but country fans everywhere are amazed by them.Chico Performances will welcome the country quartet Lonestar to Laxson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. Formed in Nashville, Tenn. in 1992, the group played hundreds of shows before landing a contract. Now they are on tour celebrating their 20th anniversary. With the original le...

Local artist is the man behind the dots

Local artist is the man behind the dots

Emma Wood-Wright

February 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Acrylic giraffes smile down from the living room window like stained-glass saints, three koalas cling to a branch and a woman holding a cluster of balloons keeps steady on her bicycle. Norm Dillinger, 76, has created hundreds of companions, born from perfectly placed dots of acrylic paint, to share th...

String music arrives in Chico

String music arrives in Chico

Emma Wood-Wright

January 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

What do five men, including one of the world's leading banjo players and a string quartet, have in common? A new twist on combining string instruments in an imaginative performance. Explore the contemporary sound of string music with Bela Fleck & Brooklyn Rider Banjo Quintet, courtesy of Chico Performances, ...

Stunt Dog Experience is ‘dog-gone fun’

Stunt Dog Experience is ‘dog-gone fun’

Emma Wood-Wright

January 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Bouncing with excitement from his plush, red-velvet chair a boy remained restless until the lights went dim in Laxson Auditorium Tuesday evening. Wearing a red collared shirt and matching high-top Converse, Chris Perondi entered the stage and began his Stunt Dog Experience. "What kind of fun are we go...

Theater students offer advice on preparing for auditions

Emma Wood-Wright

January 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When senior theater arts major David Kahn hears the word "audition," two emotions plague his body: nervousness and excitement. "Even after doing it for years, it's still nerve-wracking," Kahn said.As the theater department holds auditions for this semester's two productions, "Spamalot" and "Creation Stories",...

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