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Chico Performances reflect the university’s connection with the community

Chico Performances reflect the university’s connection with the community

Hannah Yeager

March 7, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines

There is a chance that almost every student has seen the posters posted around Laxson Auditorium advertising the next large performance or speaker coming to Chico. Shows like Cirque Eloize and Radiolab host and producer Jad Abumrad come multiple times throughout each month, provided by Chico Perform...

‘Lion King Jr.’ musical hits the stage at Laxson Auditorium

‘Lion King Jr.’ musical hits the stage at Laxson Auditorium

Niyat Teferi

September 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

The young talented actors of Blue Room Young Company brought magic to the stage as they played the beloved characters of the Disney classic “Lion King.”During the play, the actors sang hit songs of the movie like “The Circle of Life,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?,R...

There’s more than bunnies under top hats

There’s more than bunnies under top hats

Niyat Teferi

April 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

On April 5th, the Laxson Auditorium held a magic show hosted by the popular Australian duo known as the “Naked Magicians.”The Naked Magicians consisted of two handsome, talented magicians that tour all around the world, showcasing their magic tricks and sex appeal. Christopher Wayne and Mike ...

Gayle Hutchinson promises change in her convocation speech

Lucas Moran

August 18, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, News

President Gayle Hutchinson presented her convocation speech on Thursday afternoon in Laxson Auditorium. Her speech offered several broad goals for the future and promised a change in campus climate. Hutchinson is taking over the position of Chico State President following the retirement of former president Pa...

‘The Addams Family’: a night of ghoulish fun

‘The Addams Family’: a night of ghoulish fun

Carly Plemons

May 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Fog crept its way across the stage, silencing the restless crowd for an evening of laughs and nightmarish behavior that “The Addams Family” had in store. On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Chico State’s School of the Arts presented its 2016 spring musical “The Addams Family.” The event instantly...

On-campus facility prices cause concern for student organizations

On-campus facility prices cause concern for student organizations

December 8, 2015


Filed under News

A facility-use fee change that was made in 2011 continues to affect student organizations on campus. At the open forum held on Nov. 10, Cathrine Himberg, kinesiology professor, addressed her concerns about facility prices for student organizations. Himberg is the faculty adviser for two different studen...

Bollywood Masala Orchestra shows off Indian culture

Bollywood Masala Orchestra shows off Indian culture

Dana Muensterman

October 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

From the immense amount of audience participation to the high-pitched annoying ring of the microphone, Friday night’s performance was better than expected as the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India made their way to Laxson Auditorium. Just minutes before the show, I was passed out ...

The Milk Carton Kids coming to Chico

The Milk Carton Kids coming to Chico

Erin Vierra

October 4, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Yes, the folk duo with the cool-sounding name is coming to Laxson Auditorium and this writer couldn’t be more happy.The last time The Milk Carton Kids played at Laxson was back in 2012 when they opened for The Avett Brothers, and now they are back and performing as the guest of honor. The Milk Carton Kids is breaking ground as the Simon &...

An experience to rival Pink Floyd

An experience to rival Pink Floyd

Greta Gordon

April 3, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Laxson Auditorium was packed last night for the Pink Floyd Experience show. It was the bands last stop on their North American tour and the audience mostly consisted of middle age men and women rocking their authentic Pink Floyd tour t-shirts from the 70’s. After a short introductio...

Million Dollar Quartet is a jam session to remember

Million Dollar Quartet is a jam session to remember

Erin Vierra

March 31, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Who wouldn't want to be a fly on the wall during an impromptu jam session featuring Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley?That is exactly what happened during the Chico performance of Million Dollar Quartet, a Tony Award wining Broadway musical which was brought to life on the...

‘Choose Chico’ returns to recruit students

‘Choose Chico’ returns to recruit students

Austin Redfern

March 26, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

Prospective Chico State students will be coming to campus for "Choose Chico!" on Saturday, April 11, which will give them the opportunity to speak with current students and faculty and explore campus through a variety of activities. "Choose Chico!" is an open house event held every year by the ...

Garrison Keillor performs at Laxson Auditorium

Garrison Keillor performs at Laxson Auditorium

Dylan Dewit

February 4, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Grammy award winning humorist, Garrison Keillor, brought his charmingly funny and heartwarming stories to Chico Monday night. In front of a sold out Laxson Auditorium, Keillor told stories and jokes pulled from his childhood involving his strict religious upbringing in rural Minnesota, sidesplitting...

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