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‘Will Rogers Follies’ to showcase life of folk hero with song, dance

Trevor Whitney // April 21, 2015

One mid-August afternoon, two men traveled via seaplane out of Fairbanks, Alaska, toward Point Barrow, the furthest north someone can go and still be in America. The sky wore a milky haze, Alaska's...

Cammies: Jazz Showcase

Cammies: Jazz Showcase

Trevor Whitney // April 12, 2015

This year's CAMMIES jazz showcase pits the old school, savage swinging of Chico Jazz Collective against Bogg's current, filthy groove. Thursday's event at 1078 Gallery marked the beginning of the Chico...

Friends of Mine, released Feb. 1. Courtesy of The Colonels Men,

Narrow Minded: The Colonel’s Men ‘Friends of Mine’ album review

Trevor Whitney // April 8, 2015

The Colonel's Men sounds like the type of band that would prompt you to say "You've probably never heard of them" when asked what music is playing at the painfully hip coffee shop you go to for tea. The...

Peter and Alice coming to Theatre on the Ridge

‘Peter and Alice’ coming to Theatre on the Ridge

Trevor Whitney // March 20, 2015

Don't go into the performance expecting to see a strung-out Peter Pan chilling with the Cheshire cat somewhere down the rabbit hole. And Alice is still in Wonderland, not in a pirate's cove for some clockodile's...

Bull Moose Party was one of many bands performing at Sound Clash. Photo credit: Jeffrey Fox

Sounds clash at BMU concert

Trevor Whitney // March 15, 2015

The real battle at AS Productions' Sound Clash event Friday night was between the sound engineer and the audience's ears. Technical difficulties and audio problems occurred the moment the first band, Bull...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Clutter among roommates ends in a bitter clash of clans

Trevor Whitney // March 12, 2015

A couple years ago, four of my high school friends and I transferred to Chico State at the same time. What an exciting first attempt at living away from home. But once the novelty of freedom faded,...

Intergalactic Nemesis is a graphic novel come-to-life as it is narrated by voice actors while accompanied by live music and sound effects. Photo credit: George Johnston

“Target Earth” misfires

Trevor Whitney // March 8, 2015

The words "live-action" and "graphic novel" aren't typically associated—perhaps for good reason. But Saturday's act, The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth, combined them anyway, proving that "because...

When she inst bogged down by technology and finances, Ze Treasure Troll creates art. Photo Credit: Kirsten Springer

Q&A: Ze Treasure Troll on decorative concrete, not living under bridges

Trevor Whitney // February 27, 2015

Like most people, it has taken Chico State super-senior and concrete technology major Kirsten Springer, aka Ze Treasure Troll, some time to discover herself. Now that she has, her path to a successful...

First-year prerecording arts major Matt Holmen performs for his second time in Chico Unplugged at Madison Bear Garden. Photo courtesy of Kurtis Griffin.

Narrow Minded: ‘Chico Unplugged’ impresses at new venue

Trevor Whitney // February 20, 2015

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...

Zap Mama brought an impressive and theatrical performance to Laxson Auditorium on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Chico Performances.

Sparks soar in Zap Mama show

Trevor Whitney // February 20, 2015

Four women dressed in tight black outfits with gold chains and sleeves casually walked into the spotlight onstage singing in harmony. It was hypnotizing. The shiniest of the quartet, group founder and...

Jeff Bridges performs with his band the Abiders and his daughter Jessie Bridges during the encore on Saturday night at Laxson Auditorium. Bridges welcomes his cult following as The Dude from the movie The Big Lebowski and made references to it during the show. Photo credit: George Johnston

‘The Dude’ rocks Laxson Auditorium

Trevor Whitney // January 31, 2015

Even after Jeff Bridges won an Academy Award for his performance in "Crazy Heart," played Robert Downey Jr.'s villainous counterpart in "Iron Man" and delivered the performance of his life in "Fearless,"...

Cover art for Alec Beretzs debut album, Divided. Photo courtesy of Alec Beretz.

Narrow Minded: Alec Beretz’s ‘Divided’ album review

Trevor Whitney // January 24, 2015

In my travels across the land, searching far and wide, I stumbled upon Chico State senior Alec Beretz's debut album "Divided," named for the feeling it is supposed to produce after listening to it. That's...

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