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Folk icon to perform at Laxson Auditorium

Folk icon to perform at Laxson Auditorium

April 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes world-renowned folk singer Arlo Guthrie at 7:30 p.m. April 12 at Laxson Auditorium.Like his father Woody, Guthrie has been involved with folk music from a young age and is well-known for his many songs protesting social injustice. Guthrie is best known for the song "Alice's Restauran...

Fiddle ensemble delivers traditional energy

Fiddle ensemble delivers traditional energy

David Kahn

April 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers at 7:30 p.m. April 10 at Laxson Auditorium.Combining the traditional Scottish sound of fiddles with pipes, guitars, piano and percussion, the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers deliver a show that is at once beautiful and rousing. Formed i...

Opposing inequality of objectification

Opposing inequality of objectification

Zachary Phillips

March 30, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Commercial time. A swimsuit model saunters onto a sandy beach. It's a hot, sunny day — perfect weather for a cheeseburger. Dropping the Carl's Jr. bag on the sand, the model gets down on all fours and spreads out a beach towel. Arching his back like an alley cat, he takes a slow bite of his semi-gourmet ...

Trivia night will test students music knowledge

Trivia night will test students music knowledge

Nicole Santos

March 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Music lovers are encouraged to test their knowledge in the genres of indie, classic rock, hip-hop, electronic and more at KCSC Radio's first Music Trivia Night.The trivia night will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 2 in the old Common Grounds area in Bell Memorial Union basement 008.Students are encou...

The O-Face: Soundtracks for sex

The O-Face: Soundtracks for sex

Michael Karp

March 25, 2014


Filed under Features

Having sex is hardly ever exactly the same. You try new rooms and positions. It can last longer or shorter. Sometimes you need to be quiet and sometimes you can be as loud as you want. Other times you just want some background noise. This could be when roommates are home, it’s your first time together or ...

Orchestra to jazz up Laxson Auditorium

Orchestra to jazz up Laxson Auditorium

David Kahn

March 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at 7:30 p.m. March 12 in Laxson Auditorium. The orchestra was founded in 1988 and currently consists of 15 of the most talented jazz ensemble players and soloists of our day. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra serves as the resi...

Russian orchestra brings repertoire to Chico

Russian orchestra brings repertoire to Chico

David Kahn

March 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin to Laxson Auditorium March 11 at 7:30 p.m.The concert will consist of performances of Mozart’s "Divertimento in D," Schoenberg’s "Verklaerte Nacht," and Schubert’s "Death and the Maiden."The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin was founded in Moscow in...

Americana harmonies amaze cafe audience

Sarah Scharf

February 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

For anyone who loves bluegrass and Americana music, Mossy Creek delivers an energetic performance that really hits the spot. The seven talented members of the band took the stage at Cafe Coda Saturday night. The band consists of original members Pat Haley, who plays banjo, dobro and guitar, Kim...

Audio Engineering Society raises money during a night of rockin’ music

Audio Engineering Society raises money during a night of rockin’ music

Michael Quiring

February 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Gazing around the room, there was a sense of good vibes pulsating in the atmosphere as live music blared from the speakers and attendees danced in support of a good cause.The Chico State Audio Engineering Society, put on quite an interesting fundraiser Thursday night at the 1078 Gallery that featured performances from local band Dear Misguided and the music collective group fro...

Vocal jazz quartet to groove at Laxson Auditorium

Vocal jazz quartet to groove at Laxson Auditorium

David Kahn

February 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances presents The Manhattan Transfer, a distinguished vocal quartet known for their impressive array of styles, including: jazz, pop, doo-wop, soul and "vocalese," a style incorporating instrumental jazz pieces that have been refreshed and given vocals.The album "Vocalese" gained a remarkable 12 Gram...

Bagpipe player to perform on campus

Bagpipe player to perform on campus

David Kahn

February 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances will present a night of thrilling cross-cultural music with Carlos Nunez at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Laxson Auditorium. Nunez grew up in Galicia, in northern Spain, and began playing the Galician bagpipes at 8 years old and fell in love, he said. Galicia has a strong Celtic history, which i...

True Blues shows Chico the real deal

True Blues shows Chico the real deal

Sarah Scharf

February 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

With the multitude of electronically produced music blasting from every radio station these days, it's quite a breath of fresh air to experience raw, simplified music that's anything but simple. The talented musicians of True Blues took the stage on Thursday night at Laxson Auditorium.Corey Harris opened the show by introducing Guy Davis as the first act of th...

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