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Blackbird and MR. Bang host open mic night with a diverse array of performers

Blackbird and MR. Bang host open mic night with a diverse array of performers

Mitchell Kret

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Josh “MR. Bang” Lang hosted an artistic open mic night at Blackbird on Park Ave on Feb. 6 where a wide variety of people around Chico showed up to perform original and cover music, as well as some spoken word. Blackbird has been hosting these events for about a year now with Wednesday night marking...

Chico artists successfully revamp Madonna smash hits

Chico artists successfully revamp Madonna smash hits

Rayanne Painter

January 30, 2019


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

The sass of Madonna and the raw talent of Uncle Dad’s Art Collective joined forces for a fiery opening night. Filled with all of Madonna’s classic hits from “Material Girl” to “Like a Prayer,” musicians, vocalists and dancers collaborated beautifully to commemorate co...

‘Our Town’ brings dramatic opera to Harlen Adams theater

‘Our Town’ brings dramatic opera to Harlen Adams theater

Alex Coba

January 28, 2019


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

“Our Town: An Opera in Three Acts” is the latest show to come to the Harlen Adams Theatre. Based on the play by Thornton Wilder, this production of the classic play utilized the dramatic art of opera singing to bring the story to life. The show tells the story of an American small town called...

School seeks singing competitors

School seeks singing competitors

David Kahn

April 27, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico State's School of the Arts Productions is accepting video submissions for a chance to compete on NBC's "The Voice."SOTA Productions will pick 10 submissions to audition on campus on Friday, May 2. Of those 10, five students will be chosen to travel to Los Angeles to audition for the producers of...

Duet audition spotlight Q&A

Nicole Santos

February 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Alex Geringer, senior musical theatre major and marketing minor, and Lacey Henderson, a graduate student earning her multiple subject teaching credential here in Chico said despite waiting in the holding room with divas and crazy stage moms, auditioning for "The Voice" was quite an experience.The Orion...

Audition Spotlight Q & A

Nicole Santos

January 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Annie Mulry, senior communications major and music minor, said she would audition for "The Voice" again in a heartbeat. The Orion sat down with her for a Q&A; about her experience, her song choice and her undeniable passion for music. The Orion: What was the most exciting part about that experience?Mulry: Well, you know what was funny? The b...

“The Voice” Audition Spotlight: Sophia Xepoleas

Yzel Romo

January 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sophia Xepoleas covers and rocks Aretha Franklin's "Rock Steady".Last fall semester, Chico State students were given the opportunity of a lifetime to audition for NBC's "The Voice."Sophia Xepoleas, a sophomore journalism major with an option in public relations, was approached by the music department to participa...

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