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TV producer and writer shares journey through the entertainment industry

TV producer and writer shares journey through the entertainment industry

Grant Schmieding

October 26, 2018


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From playing punk rock, practicing media law, managing a record label and radio broadcasting to writing and producing TV shows and movies, Joe Escalante has done it all. Escalante, founder of Kung Fu Records with a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, shared the story of his remarkable journey t...

Chico Unplugged rocks Madison Bear Garden with local talent

Chico Unplugged rocks Madison Bear Garden with local talent

Grant Schmieding

September 22, 2018


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The crowd, tightly packed, mostly stands—mingling as shoulders brush and bump. The stage is small, pushed into a corner, surrounded by bright, colorful lights. Beams of purple, blue and red dance across the venue, forming pools around moving shadows. School of the Arts (SOTA) employees in black...

School of the Arts Productions to host Chico Unplugged

School of the Arts Productions to host Chico Unplugged

Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2018


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Chico State's School of the Arts Productions will host the first of three musical competitions, Chico Unplugged, at the Madison Bear Garden restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 20. This biannual competition by SOTA allows the competition of singers and songwriters, for three Thursdays, to share their original...

Bach Festival showcases classical music

Bach Festival showcases classical music

Natalie Hanson

March 14, 2018


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9JQ1cSyoXo&feature=youtu.be On the same weekend Uncle Dad's Art Collective brought songs of Stevie Wonder, Chico Performances teamed up with School Of The Arts to present the 2018 Chico Bach Festival. The Bach Festival offered a different experience called Vivaldi...

Amateur artists showcase at local restaurant

Amateur artists showcase at local restaurant

Josh Cozine

February 10, 2018


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Local music artists and songwriters performed in a competition at Madison Bear Garden Thursday night.Chico Unplugged, hosted by student-run School of the Arts (SOTA) productions, kicked off on the upstairs dance floor of the restaurant. This room was transformed into a musical stage and filled up with c...

Local talent shines bright at Chico Unplugged

Local talent shines bright at Chico Unplugged

Rylee Pedotti

October 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Previews, Video

It was standing room only Thursday night at Madison Bear Garden, where a vibrant crowd consumed the cozy upstairs lounge to catch a glimpse of local talent featured in Chico Unplugged. The singer-songwriter showcase began five years ago when Chico State's SOTA Productions sought to further the conne...

Spring Theatre Workshop: ‘The Tarzan Project’

Spring Theatre Workshop: ‘The Tarzan Project’

Trevor Whitney

March 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico State students will present their original theatre production "The Tarzan Project" at Larry Wismer Theatre April 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. and April 5 at 2 p.m.. It's exactly like Disney's "Tarzan," except it's set in a post-apocalyptic world instead of the Atlantic African coast, and Tarzan and the apes aren't ...

Narrow Minded: ‘Chico Unplugged’ impresses at new venue

Narrow Minded: ‘Chico Unplugged’ impresses at new venue

Trevor Whitney

February 20, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Equipped with a new location at Madison Bear Garden and some unfamiliar talent, every night of this semester's "Chico Unplugged" is guaranteed to be different than any night in the past. Chico State's School of the Arts Productions has been teaming up with KCSC radio and the Instructionally Related Activities program to put on...

Chico Unplugged is finger-pickin’ good

Chico Unplugged is finger-pickin’ good

Ashiah Scharaga

February 7, 2014


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If you stroll down to Woodstock’s Pizza on Thursday night for the next two weeks you’ll receive a special treat with your Wildcat Combo: some original tunes from local singers and songwriters of all styles. Chico Unplugged, presented by Chico State's School of the Arts Productions, KCSC Radio and Woodstock's Pizza, transformed Woodstock’s Pizza into a rockin ac...

Duet audition spotlight Q&A

Nicole Santos

February 7, 2014


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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...

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