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Erwin Chemerinsky speaks about free speech

Erwin Chemerinsky speaks about free speech

Christian Solis

October 3, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

Chico State brought the controversial nature of free speech to the forefront of campus by inviting U.C. Berkeley's Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky to speak for Constitution day on Thursday. Chemerinsky came to campus to speak about the status of free speech and the First Amendment. According to...

Chico Performances presents the high-flying acrobatics of Cirque de Eloize

Chico Performances presents the high-flying acrobatics of Cirque de Eloize

Hannah Yeager

February 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Mobile Headlines

Students, staff and community members filed into the Laxson Auditorium prepared for a typical acrobatic show. However, the show presented by Cirque de Eloize which included high-risk, high-flying acting, was more than the crowd expected. On Feb. 13, Cirque de Eloize performed for one night only. With...

The Joke’s on US: Lewis Black comes to Chico

The Joke’s on US: Lewis Black comes to Chico

Angel Ortega

January 30, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Known for his angry attitude on stage and his satirical rants, Lewis Black performs in Chico’s Laxson Auditorium in support of his tour, “The Joke’s on US.” Lewis Black is best known for his political satire, social commentary and his angry rants about history, religion and curre...

Bollywood Masala Orchestra, dancers of India

Bollywood Masala Orchestra, dancers of India

Dana Muensterman

September 29, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

The true Spirit of India will be coming to Chico this Friday, Oct. 2. For their first tour in the United States, the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and dancers of India will be performing at Laxson Auditorium. Rahis Bartis, one of India’s greatest musical figures, will be sharing the music, dancers and spiritualit...

John Hiatt, Taj Mahal Trio rock Laxson Auditorium

John Hiatt, Taj Mahal Trio rock Laxson Auditorium

Tom Sundgren

September 15, 2015


Filed under Reviews

The lights dimmed and out walked the 73-year-old Taj Mahal with his two bandmates right behind him. The audience cheered for the blues legend as he gave a warm and friendly wave to all. Mahal sat and grabbed his bronze resonator acoustic guitar, tested it for a split second and then seamlessly went into...

Alonzo King’s LINES ballet was absolutely riveting

Alonzo King’s LINES ballet was absolutely riveting

Dana Muensterman

September 7, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

As we all gathered into Laxson Auditorium on Saturday, September 5, the excitement for the ballet never wavered through its entirety. Fidgety legs came to a complete halt as the lights dimmed, leaving a single spot illuminated on the large scarlet curtains. Once drawn, a baby-blue screen accentuated the figure of the bal...

‘Biophony,’ Alonzo King LINES Ballet preview

Dana Muensterman

August 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

On Saturday, September 5, there will be a new and intriguing kind of ballet presented at Chico State. Alonzo King LINES Ballet will be performing his newest work, "Biophony," in collaboration with natural soundscape producer Bernie Krause and composer Richard Blackford at Laxson Auditorium. King is known for his in...

Blues legend Buddy Guy electrifies Laxson Auditorium

Blues legend Buddy Guy electrifies Laxson Auditorium

Tom Sundgren

April 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Purple and blue lights dimly hit the performance stage. A faint keyboard chord lays in for a few seconds. And then all of a sudden, a huge "BOOM" sound drives from the drums to kick off the first song.Out from the side of the stage at Laxson Auditorium on Tuesday came Buddy Guy, wearing his elaborate polka-dot shi...

“Target Earth” misfires

“Target Earth” misfires

Trevor Whitney

March 8, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The words "live-action" and "graphic novel" aren't typically associated—perhaps for good reason. But Saturday's act, The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth, combined them anyway, proving that "because you ain't seen nothing like it" is a good enough reason to like something that doesn't quite work. What...

Q&A: Dancer Sofia Allmon gets on point for ‘The Nutcracker’

Q&A: Dancer Sofia Allmon gets on point for ‘The Nutcracker’

Kristen Moran

December 6, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Q&As

Snow Queen, Soldier Doll, Flower and a solo as a Spanish dancer thrown in for good measure. These parts, usually portrayed by different people, will all be performed by Core Butte Charter School junior Sofia Allmon in this year's Chico Community Ballet production of "The Nutcracker," staged through Dec....

Guitar trios set to bring lush melodies to Laxson

Guitar trios set to bring lush melodies to Laxson

Kristen Moran

November 2, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

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 covers such as Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" along with original songs. Joined by Montreal Guitar Trio, the six guitar masters will also...

Mime troupe to literally give Chico audience giant thumbs up

Mime troupe to literally give Chico audience giant thumbs up

Kristen Moran

October 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Mime-masque theater troupe MUMMENSCHANZ delivers something quite different from the average show: it takes everyday objects like toilet paper, plastic or trash bags and creates imaginary beings, hands larger than humans and face-like shapes.Audiences can catch the mime artists 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Laxson Auditorium for a must-see, memorable experience presented by ...

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