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Healing through the arts

Healing through the arts

Rachael Bayuk

October 25, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

In today's fast-paced tech world, schools are throwing out the arts for the science. While no one can debate math and science's importance in this new age, we can not leave behind the arts. Even if one is not considering art as a craft, the arts still play a vital role in character development and stres...

“A Garland of Song” rings choral music through Harlan Adams Theatre

“A Garland of Song” rings choral music through Harlan Adams Theatre

Josh Cozine

April 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Campus, Community, Community, Multimedia, News, Showcase

The theatre reverberated with choral song Saturday evening, to a nearly full audience for Chico State’s Music and Theatre Department’s presentation of “A Garland of Song.” The concert started at 7:30 p.m. and ended around 9:30 p.m. in PAC 144, and progressed through three different ensembles: the University Chorus...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Carly Maxstone

March 5, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Christian Pata-Koehler and Dustin Boster play a motorcycle racing game in an arcade at the Cinemark movie theater.

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter speaks at Chico State

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter speaks at Chico State

Josiah Nicholl

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

Screenwriter Luke Davies came to talk about his script for the movie "Lion" and read his other writing Thursday.Davies presented in the Ziing Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. He read scenes from the book "A Long Way Home", and would then show the corresponding scene from the movie adaptation, "Lion", which h...

El Rey Alliance speaks out after month of silence

Katia Berg

December 16, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Since August, the El Rey Theater Alliance has been working diligently to save Chico's historic El Rey Theatre, which is currently on the market. They have been active on Facebook but chose to stay silent for the month of November. Finally, the alliance announced last Wednesday that they were drafting a ...

Former Chico State Professor wins posthumous award

Former Chico State Professor wins posthumous award

Katalina Santamaria

September 6, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Former Chico State theater Professor Dr. Katherine Whitlock was the recipient of the Oscar Brockett Outstanding Teacher of Theater in Higher Education 2016 award. Whitlock unexpectedly died in her home last December, sparking debate about recently deceased and their eligibility for the award according to t...

Alumna to travel through time in Edinburgh

Alumna to travel through time in Edinburgh

Dj Morris

May 1, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Chico State musical theater alumna Katie Morrill will be performing one of her original scripts at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest art festival, in Scotland. Morrill took a risk by going to her dream school in London after earning her bachelor's degree. “I’ve been acting since I was 4 years old,” Morrill said. ...

‘Antigone’ thought-provoking, current despite age

‘Antigone’ thought-provoking, current despite age

Greta Gordon

March 7, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The action and drama of the Greek tragedy, "Antigone," plays with complex ideas of morality. When Chico State’s Department of Music and Theatre chose to stage a Greek tragedy they knew it would be unlike other shows they have done in the past. “Because we’re working in an education department, ...

One-acts lingers after curtains close

One-acts lingers after curtains close

Sarah Scharf

April 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

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...

Backstage Q&A: Students showcase directing talent

Backstage Q&A: Students showcase directing talent

Ashiah Scharaga

April 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Amelia Bransky and Murphy Mayer, senior theater majors at Chico State, are directing for Chico State's School of the Arts production of the 2014 Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts, which run 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with a final show at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Larry Wismer Theatre. The Orion spoke with...

Professor looks back on career, thanks Chico State

Professor looks back on career, thanks Chico State

Ashiah Scharaga

March 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sue Hargrave Pate has never belly or hula danced. Never mind the fact she's been involved with dance since she was 16-years-old and has taught theater, movement, miming, directing, choreography and dance courses at Chico State for 28 years. "I've done ballet, I've done tap, modern, jazz; I've done all the traditional styles, but I haven't ever lea...

Theater professors, students weave thought-provoking creation stories into show

Theater professors, students weave thought-provoking creation stories into show

Ashiah Scharaga

March 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Thunder booms and 15 actors clad in white pants and T-shirts with tie dye spirals are illuminated by a faint light. They march in, haphazardly stomping and clapping in the dark theater, becoming thunder.Suddenly there is a bang, and an image of the cosmos is projected onto the curtain at center stage. The actors...

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