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Blackbird and MR. Bang host open mic night with a diverse array of performers

Blackbird and MR. Bang host open mic night with a diverse array of performers

Mitchell Kret

February 8, 2019

Josh “MR. Bang” Lang hosted an artistic open mic night at Blackbird on Park Ave on Feb. 6 where a wide variety of people around Chico showed up to perform original and cover music, as well as some spoken word. Blackbird has been hosting these events for about a year now with Wednesday night marking...

Music students perform Estampas Guitar Ensemble at Zingg Recital Hall

Music students perform Estampas Guitar Ensemble at Zingg Recital Hall

Hannah Yeager

May 13, 2018

Guitar students at Chico State performed a mix of different guitar pieces both as solos and in groups at the Zingg Recital Hall on Friday.The pieces performed had a combination of rhythmic, upbeat, slow and peaceful styles of music. Each performer had their own unique performances and really showcased...

Herreid Music owner talks music background, sales

Herreid Music owner talks music background, sales

Tom Sundgren

October 10, 2015

Rich Pires has been involved with music ever since he was in high school. After graduation, he came to Chico State to major in music and loved the town so much, he stayed. He lived in Chico for 18 years, but has resided in Redding for the last 20.Pires first got into the music business in 1974 by tea...

Guitar Ensemble delivers refreshing take on classical guitar

Guitar Ensemble delivers refreshing take on classical guitar

Sarah Scharf

May 3, 2014

When most people think of classical music, they think of orchestras with many different instruments and perhaps piano or organ music. But on Friday night, talented classical guitar students wowed the audience with melodies using only guitars and some light percussion in "Camaieu." The show started at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall and the Chico State...

Symposium closes with silent film score

Symposium closes with silent film score

Veronica Hodur

March 2, 2014

The silent era of film was revolutionary, and the New Music Symposium revived the tradition. David Dvorin, the artistic director of the New Music Symposium, composed the new score behind the silent film "The Golem." He had a specific idea to get across during the final event of Saturday night's symposium in Rowland-Taylor Rec...

Acoustic guitarists astonish at 1078 Gallery

Acoustic guitarists astonish at 1078 Gallery

Ashiah Scharaga

January 17, 2014

Peter Janson pulled out his iPhone and took snapshots of the audience before he strummed a note on his acoustic guitar. He waved to an audience of about 35 and it exuberantly waved back. Larry Pattis, sitting to the right of Janson, smiled, leaned into his microphone and said, "A thought just c...

Seamus Turner

September 7, 2013

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