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North Valley Chamber Chorale presents Mozart’s ‘Requiem’

NVCC is curated of professional musicians and singers that are mostly music teachers or professional performers with bachelor degrees in the musical arts. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

Rayanne Painter

April 17, 2019

Mozart’s 14-part “Requiem” was performed by North Valley Chamber Chorale (NVCC) in Laxson Auditorium on Sunday.A full chorus, orchestra and four soloists took to the stage to recreate the piece Mozart never got to finish. In 1791, Mozart partially composed the commissioned requiem b...

Advantages of being a student

The Student Health Center provides students with healthcare and regular checkups. Photo credit: Miguel Orozco

Steven Black

February 20, 2017

Every student will complain about tuition and the trek to class, but there are plenty of advantages to being a Chico State student. 1. Student Health Center – Besides checking for STI's and writing the convenient notes to get students out of class once in a while, the Student Health Center provides ex...

Presidential search ends this semester

President Zingg is set to retire at the end of the spring semester. Photo courtesy of Chico State

February 1, 2016

Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated a new president was selected on March 31 and President Zingg retired on August 22. The dates have been corrected.   When President Paul Zingg announced his retirement plans last August, the septuagenarian had already occupied the highest o...

Flamenco icon Paco Peña comes to Chico

Dancers during a Paco Peña performance. Photo courtesy of Chico Performances.

Valeria Flores

October 30, 2015

Flamenco composer Paco Peña will perform at Laxson Auditorium tonight at 7:30 p.m.The New York Times called Peña a flamenco icon with many successes in his career, “a virtuoso, capable of dazzling an audience beyond the frets of mortal man.”Peña also made Centro Flamenco pos...

Introducing the new North State Symphony conductor

Scott Seaston conducting the North State Symphony in Mendelssohn's A Midsummer's Night Dream  last January at Laxson auditorium Photo credit: George Johnston

George Johnston

September 26, 2015

Some men play instruments; this man plays the orchestra. Scott Seaton has become the new conductor of the North State Symphony and this is his story. From Nashville, Tennessee, Seaton discovered his love of music in high school. He credits his high school band director as the person who peaked his inte...

John Hiatt & The Combo to turn Laxson blue

Tom Sundgren

September 2, 2015

Taj Mahal, a two-time Grammy Award winner, has worked with the likes of Muddy Waters, Ry Cooder and Howlin' Wolf during his 50-year career. The distinct voice of famous singer-songwriter John Hiatt will be sharing the Laxson Auditorium stage with Majal for this can't-miss event. The show takes place...

The Lone Bellow delivers riveting rhythms at Laxson Auditorium

Brian Elmquist, Zach Williams and Kanene Pipkin, pictured from left to right, perform to an energetic crowd Thursday at Laxson Auditorium. Photo credit: Brandon Foster

Michael Quiring

October 3, 2014

Clap-inducing and toe-tapping rhythms filled Laxson Auditorium Thursday as bands The Lone Bellow and Hugh Bob And The Hustle rocked the night away.Early in the show, opener Hugh Bob And The Hustle played its song "Milwaukee Man," which featured a catchy chorus that grabbed the audience's attention.Hugh Robert Mas...

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