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Chico State’s ceramic club creates imaginative art

Chico State’s ceramic club creates imaginative art

Sarah Scharf

May 15, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Chico State Ceramics Club is an organization of student ceramic artists who practice the fascinating craft with passion and creativity. Members create beautiful, original, microwave-safe pieces, such as cups and mugs, which are then sold to raise money for the club. One can occasionally see their wares displayed for sale ...

English students present poetry, projects at festival

English students present poetry, projects at festival

Sarah Scharf

May 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The annual Write On! festival gives students of the Chico State English department an opportunity to show off their best works by presenting research projects, original essays and poetry. On one side of the room, students presented poster boards or videos demonstrating research projects they've worked on over the se...

Guitar Ensemble delivers refreshing take on classical guitar

Guitar Ensemble delivers refreshing take on classical guitar

Sarah Scharf

May 3, 2014


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When most people think of classical music, they think of orchestras with many different instruments and perhaps piano or organ music. But on Friday night, talented classical guitar students wowed the audience with melodies using only guitars and some light percussion in "Camaieu." The show started at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall and the Chico State...

Market showcases artistic offerings

Market showcases artistic offerings

Sarah Scharf

April 20, 2014


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Chico State School of the Arts presented Keep Chico Creative on Thursday night downtown at the Farmer's Market. The idea behind Keep Chico Creative is to encourage and inspire creativity in the community by showcasing the work of local musicians and artists, and allowing the organizations in Chico’s art community to engage ...

One-acts lingers after curtains close

One-acts lingers after curtains close

Sarah Scharf

April 11, 2014


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Chico State's School of the Arts presents the 2014 Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts, titled "Turned Around."The performance consists of four one-act plays, directed and performed by talented Chico State theater students and will run 7:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday with a final show at 2 p.m. on Sunday...

Cammies Music Festival kicks off with local hard rock and metal talent

Cammies Music Festival kicks off with local hard rock and metal talent

Sarah Scharf

April 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Some people don’t know that Chico is home to awesome musical talent of all genres.The Cammies Music Festival kicked off Thursday, showcasing these local artists and bands. Fans of hard rock and metal enjoyed energetic performances by live local bands Sorin and Touch Fuzzy Get Dizzy, as well as mus...

Student musicians showcase classical talent

Student musicians showcase classical talent

Sarah Scharf

March 28, 2014


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Bach is regarded as possibly the greatest composer of all time and his work revolutionized music for the centuries. The Chico Bach Festival is a celebration of Bach and his influence on music through the ages. The first performance of the festival, "Baroque, Not Broke," took the stage Thursday afternoon in...

Local bands rock the house at Cafe Flo

Local bands rock the house at Cafe Flo

Sarah Scharf

March 17, 2014


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For anyone wanting to expand their horizons and explore Chico's music scene, Cafe Flo is the place to go.Local bands Ugly as Hell, Lisa Valentine and the Michelin Embers took the stage from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Ugly as Hell started the night off on a great note. Their sound could best be described as alternative rock, very reminiscent o...

Community gathers for global folk dance

Community gathers for global folk dance

Sarah Scharf

March 8, 2014


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Folk dance's traditional origins make it a great way to enjoy a part of a culture that has existed for generations. Members of the Chico World Dancers and others gathered at the Chico Women's Club on Friday night to enjoy the community feel of folk dances from Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and many other Eastern European countries an...

Poems convey voices from Russian history

Poems convey voices from Russian history

Sarah Scharf

March 6, 2014


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Meryl Natchez describes her first encounter with the works of Russian poets Anna Akhmatova, Nikolay Gumilev and Polish poet Osip Mandelstam as exciting.Natchez presented her recently published collection of translations of these poets, "Poems from the Stray Dog Cafe," on Wednesday at a reading in Trinity Hall 100.The poems seemed so...

Modern classical music moves symposium audience

Modern classical music moves symposium audience

Sarah Scharf

March 1, 2014


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For most people, the term "classical music" brings Bach and Mozart to mind. The second concert of the New Music Symposium featured San Francisco-based classical duo The Living Earth Show at the Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall Friday night.Guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andrew Meyerson brought a new and different take on classical ...

Americana harmonies amaze cafe audience

Sarah Scharf

February 23, 2014


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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...

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