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Dancers from a past production of Chico Performances and Chico Community Ballets production of The Nutcracker partnering during a scene. This years show opens 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at Laxson Auditorium. Photo courtesy of Chico Performances.

Partnering in ‘The Nutcracker:’ leads on finding balance, cohesion

Kristen Moran // November 30, 2014

[metaslider id=39219]Relying on someone to lift you higher, make your jumps more extreme and help present your dancing flawlessly and elegantly may seem like a tall order, but it's something the dancers...

Jenna Large, center, dances in a previous Chico Community Ballet performance of The Nutcracker at Laxson Auditorium. Large returns for this years performances of the holiday classic Dec. 4-7. Photo courtesy of Chico Performances.

Q&A: Dancer Jenna Large on ‘The Nutcracker’

Kristen Moran // November 28, 2014

Ballet dancer and Butte College student Jenna Large sat down with The Orion to share some of her favorite parts of "The Nutcracker," her thoughts about a career in dance and details about her most recent...

Chico Performances presents California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio Nov. 9 at Laxson Auditorium. Photo by Pierre Larue courtesy of Chico Performances

Guitar trios set to bring lush melodies to Laxson

Kristen Moran // November 2, 2014

Complex guitar tricks and re-imaginings of familiar songs by the powerful musicians of California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio will fill Laxson Auditorium Nov. 9. California Guitar Trio will perform...

Downtowns new glass shop, Chico Valley Gallery, has a map with pins stuck in each location where it gets its art from, according to Mike Calnan, owner and Chico State senior business management major, pictured left. Photo credit: Veronica Hodur

Student opens glass shop, hopes community members will ‘get hooked’

Kristen Moran // September 28, 2014

When walking through the glass doors at Chico Valley Gallery in downtown Chico, customers will see artwork unlike any other found in town, including colorful, abstract geometric paintings, glass orbs...

Funkadesi will kick off the 21st annual Chico World Music Festival Friday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Laxson Auditorium. Photo courtesy of Chico Performances.

Funkadesi bringing funk fusion for Chico World Music Festival

Kristen Moran // September 5, 2014

Headlining Chico Performances' 21st annual Chico World Music Festival is Funkadesi, a fusion music group that has won multiple ensemble awards and received praise from President Barack Obama. The group...

Marie Hubbard, a local artist, poses with artwork from her collection of 3D collages at 100th Monkey Cafe & Books. Proceeds will benefit 100th Monkeys movement toward a nonprofit, pay-what-you-can community cafe. Photo credit: Kristen Moran

Local activist, artist creates for survival

Kristen Moran // August 26, 2014

Marie Hubbard, a local artist, remembers drawing faces when she was 3 years old, sketching on the walls whenever she ran out of paper. Now, at 76, it is through art that Hubbard has helped others,...

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