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  • Customers enjoying all-you-can eat rolls as servers work in Sake restaurant. Taken by Jessica Miller on April 18.

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    All-you-can-eat sushi: Sake restaurant is now open

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    Chico State warns of potential tuberculosis case on campus

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    101-year-old Holocaust survivor visits Chico

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    The Rawbar reinvented: classy and oceanic

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    Chico State’s annual Time Capsule Ceremony to take place on April 23

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Artwork for the Take me to the River: New Orleans soundtrack. Courtesy of Missing Piece Group.

Take me to Chico: New Orleans-based funk to play Laxson Auditorium

Noah Herbst and Mario Ortiz Jr // February 28, 2023

“Take Me to the River: NOLA Live!,” a musical “movement of social consciousness,” consisting of performances from funk-music legends, is coming to Chico State’s Laxson Auditorium on March 2....

Left to right: Rachel Harris, Deidre Rogan, Megan Garcia, Croix Diienno, Henry Steele,  Eoghan Dillon, DaMond Lemonte Garner and Zoey Anderson

Parsons Dance dazzles Laxson with avant-garde style

Michaela Harris, A&E Editor // April 8, 2022

Internationally renowned dance troupe Parsons Dance Company amazed the Laxson Auditorium audience with contemporary, avant-garde and broadway-inspired choreography on April 3.  The six-routine...

Postmodern Jukebox full cast

Postmodern Jukebox blasts brass and tap at Laxson

Michaela Harris, Reporter // November 30, 2021

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox made a live appearance at Laxson Auditorium on Nov. 13. Playing “today’s hits, yesterday,” the touring group premiered a set of pop and rock songs in the tune...

David Sedaris: author, essayist and comedian.

Sedaris talks pretty for one night

Michaela Harris, Reporter // November 9, 2021

After signing a small portion of his own material, best-selling author and humor savant David Sedaris stood in place behind a lectern in gold, rose-patterned culottes. On Nov. 2, Sedaris made an appearance...

The cast on stage

Dead-end labor turns into caprice in circus story

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // November 2, 2021

Circus performers told a nonverbal story of resilience and adaptability at Laxson Auditorium on Oct. 22. The plot of “Birdhouse Factory” by Cirque Mechanics centers around a mundane job that turns...

Glass lights up Laxson with life lessons

Glass lights up Laxson with life lessons

Michaela Harris and Ian Hilton // September 30, 2021

A projection of the numeral 7 greeted the attendees entering Laxson Auditorium. The stage lights remained lit as the projection quickly switched to a cartoonish countdown featuring the newly anthropomorphized...

Photo provided by Andrea Zucker

Legends Charlie Musselwhite and Elvin Bishop show Chico where blues really began

Melissa Joseph // October 13, 2019

Charlie Musselwhite and Elvin Bishop strolled onto Laxson Auditorium’s stage Sunday night to revisit their influence on the blues and share their musical genius with the town of Chico.From the first...

Photo courtesy of Bob Chamberlin from Los Angeles Times.

Tig Notaro clowns on Chico State

Melissa Joseph // October 2, 2019

Clowns, internal bleeding, and Adele’s “Hello” -- this is what the crowd in Laxson Auditorium enjoyed as quick-witted stand-up comedian, Tig Notaro, performed Saturday night.Before Notaro...

Laxson Auditorium usually hosts recitals, plays, concerts and musical productions but during the Camp Fire, it was the location for the Town of Paradise meetings and Cal Fire briefings. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

University Box Office helps to organize meetings during the Camp Fire

Olyvia Simpson // December 4, 2018

During the two weeks of the Camp Fire emergency, many of the meetings and briefings providing information to the community were held at Laxson Auditorium. Box Office coordinator Christopher Zinna said...

Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of University of California, Berkeley Law School Photo credit: Christian Solis

Erwin Chemerinsky speaks about free speech

Christian Solis // October 3, 2018

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...

Felix Pouliot performs an acrobatic stunt far above the ground at Chico Performances on Feb. 13. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Chico Performances reflect the university’s connection with the community

Hannah Yeager // March 7, 2018

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...

Young Simba singing cant wait to be king as he runs away from Zazu. Photo credit: Abigail Jones

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

Niyat Teferi // September 13, 2017
On Thursday night, the Laxson Auditorium held the “Lion King Jr.” performance with children and adults flocking to watch the spectacular show.
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