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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

North Valley Chamber Chorale presents Mozart’s ‘Requiem’

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

Advantages of being a student

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...

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

Presidential search ends this semester

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...

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

Flamenco icon Paco Peña comes to Chico

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...

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

Introducing the new North State Symphony conductor

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...

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...

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

The Lone Bellow delivers riveting rhythms at Laxson Auditorium

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...

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