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Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert shows Chico State pride

Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert shows Chico State pride

Alex Coba

October 8, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Reviews

What could be better than fine instrumental music and Chico pride? Absolutely nothing. Chico’s Department of Music and Theatre held the Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert, which featured the Chico State Wind Ensemble opening the first half of the show and the Alumni band closing out the show. The...

Christmas Preview- a Chico tradition

Christmas Preview- a Chico tradition

Jordan Rodrigues

November 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

The Christmas preview is Chico tradition that brings the community together in a blocked off portion of downtown that stretches from the City Plaza to 2nd Street. The event features everything from local boutiques, artists, dance teams, bands, and shops. This event was created in 1978 to kick off the...

‘New Beat Fund’ brings So Cal Guac Rock to the music world

‘New Beat Fund’ brings So Cal Guac Rock to the music world

Anna Porretta

November 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As, Showcase

When New Beat Fund Front Jeff Liliberte took the stage at The Senator Theater, you could tell that he'd stood where Kurt Cobain once stood in a booth at the legendary Sound City. It was like the ghost of the Nirvana front man inhabited his body as he danced on stage in an oversized cardigan similar to...

Alicia Keys’ ‘HERE’ discusses race, music, gender, politics and more

Alicia Keys’ ‘HERE’ discusses race, music, gender, politics and more

Rylee Pedotti

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Alicia Keys has long been revered for her vocal prowess and soulful awareness. In a time where artists are using candid self-reflection to deliver honest and forthcoming projects, Alicia Keys delivers with her most recent release. In a statement to fans posted to her website, Keys confesses that HERE aligns with this trend of transparency, "On this al...

Student DJ makes a beat

Student DJ makes a beat

Elias Denny

October 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Video

This video interview was conducted with local artist, producer and DJ Hound Beats, also known as Trevor Tappe. He is a junior music major at Chico State. Tappe hopes to be accepted into the option of recording arts within the music major. He started producing music around the seventh grade and picked...

Musician shares his perception of music

Musician shares his perception of music

Tom Sundgren

April 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Q&As, Video

Ian Ethan Case, 18-string acoustic guitarist from Boston, shares his thoughts on what music means to him and his influences in life. Your work seems to express a strong nature motif, from cover art to song titles. Does nature have a big influence on the songs you create? If so, how? Yeah. I real...

Student talks passion for music, fashion

Student talks passion for music, fashion

Romeo Espinal

March 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Showcase, Video

Ever since she was in the fourth grade, Tibire Edwards, senior kinesiology major, recalls being very passionate about music. Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu are among her musical inspirations. While growing up, Edwards found dressing up fun, she said. That is when she knew she had found her love for fashion...

Logic brings good vibes, music to Chico fairgrounds

Logic brings good vibes, music to Chico fairgrounds

Jesse De Mercurio

February 11, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

For Dollie Partida, first-year undeclared major, Logic’s appearance at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds on Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. was only her second concert ever and her first time seeing Logic. What made her decide to come out on a Wednesday night to see the Maryland rapper? “He just seems pretty ni...

Student musician shares passion for music

Student musician shares passion for music

January 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Showcase, Video

Watch the video below:   Miguel Orozco can be reached at [email protected] or @mustymikey on Twitter....

Melody Records owner shares insight on vinyl popularity

Tom Sundgren

October 25, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Is owning vinyl just for the sake of collecting it? Is it for better examination of the album cover artwork? Or does it have to do with the acquired taste for its unique sound? "I talk with people a lot in the store about it," said Ray Coppock, owner of Melody Records. "I think they are more fun to handle than CDs. But it's kind of a cool thing that I'm afraid is ...

Herreid Music owner talks music background, sales

Herreid Music owner talks music background, sales

Tom Sundgren

October 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Rich Pires has been involved with music ever since he was in high school. After graduation, he came to Chico State to major in music and loved the town so much, he stayed. He lived in Chico for 18 years, but has resided in Redding for the last 20.Pires first got into the music business in 1974 by tea...

Aberrance members on crashing their van, new music and tour smells

Aberrance members on crashing their van, new music and tour smells

Tom Sundgren

September 12, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

So tell us overall how was the band's summer? How many shows did you guys play in total roughly? Jake Hollingsworth: It was ridiculous. We had a tour plan that fell through last minute and managed to put together another one the morning that we left to play in Fresno. We ended up playing 10 shows across the west coast over two weeks in ...

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