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“Broken Open” gallery highlights Chico artists

“Broken Open” gallery highlights Chico artists

Rayanne Painter

February 5, 2019


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"Broken Open," an art exhibition focusing on sound, words and objects, is open at 1078 Gallery on Park Ave. in Chico. Featuring Chico artists, the gallery collaborates between three different art forms. Clay plates and oval dishes portraying colorful scenes, often of political discourse, hang on the wal...

Chico art curators host 3-D mural art gallery

Angel Ortega

February 4, 2019


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Chico Idea Fab Labs hosted a gallery featuring artwork from Santa Cruz muralist, Elijah Pfotenhauer, on Saturday. Daniel Govan, co-founder of Idea Fab Labs, says the art gallery, titled “Terraform,” is one of a handful that they host throughout the year. “We throw galleries quarterly, about...

‘Air Play’ takes Chico’s breath away

‘Air Play’ takes Chico’s breath away

Rayanne Painter

February 2, 2019


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A fresh breath of air, quite literally, took to the stage at Laxson Auditorium.Clown couple, Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, invited audience members into their make-believe alternate reality designed specifically for laughter and imagination in their stunning show, “Air Play”. Acting as...

“The Favourite” is a brilliant period piece

“The Favourite” is a brilliant period piece

Angel Ortega

January 31, 2019


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“The Favourite” captures some of the best on-screen performances and exquisite production values this year. The film, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, follows Queen Anne of Britain (Olivia Colman) in her later years during the late 18th century. As war with France drains the British economy and as...

Boogie puts his life on display with emotional lyricism

Boogie puts his life on display with emotional lyricism

Mitchell Kret

January 30, 2019


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Compton rapper Boogie released “Everything’s For Sale,” his debut album, Jan. 25. In it, he envelops his real-life experiences with deep, melodic flows and beats. This is Boogie’s first project released under Shady Records, Eminem’s label.Anthony “Boogie” Dixson was sign...

Chico artists successfully revamp Madonna smash hits

Chico artists successfully revamp Madonna smash hits

Rayanne Painter

January 30, 2019


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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...

‘Astronomic’ chamber music by Brahms serenades

‘Astronomic’ chamber music by Brahms serenades

Olyvia Simpson

January 29, 2019


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There were many events happening on and around campus Saturday night. But the melodious tune from the trickling of piano keys and plucking of violin strings from within the Zingg Recital Hall of the Arts Building drew quite the audience. The concert was hosted by the North State Symphony and consisted o...

Local mural artist Christian Garcia helps indigenous Chico

Local mural artist Christian Garcia helps indigenous Chico

Alex Coba

January 28, 2019


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If you were to drive past the corner of Second Street and Cedar Street here in Chico, you might have seen a new mural being worked on bearing the image of a bear and flicker bird surrounded by foliage. Well, this work of art was done by none other than local artist Christian Garcia. Garcia is best known...

‘Our Town’ brings dramatic opera to Harlen Adams theater

‘Our Town’ brings dramatic opera to Harlen Adams theater

Alex Coba

January 28, 2019


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“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...

Mechoopda artist challenges assimilation of indigenous culture through printmaking

Mechoopda artist challenges assimilation of indigenous culture through printmaking

Rayanne Painter

January 28, 2019


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Companion exhibitions “Mǝǝmento: Before” and “Aksum Belle: Afterwards” made their debut at Chico State’s Janet Turner Print Museum and Jackie Headley Art Gallery this week.The art displayed varies from printmaking to sculptures, both challenging the assimilation of Indige...

Ike’s serves up sandwiches, beer, and dream punk

Ike’s serves up sandwiches, beer, and dream punk

Mitchell Kret

January 26, 2019


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Ike’s Place was booming with more energy than the bar across the street Jan. 23, when they hosted three dream punk bands: Creekside and Citysick—which are both local bands—and Glacier Veins, a Portland-based band with a Chico State alum playing bass. The sandwich shop only had enough room for...

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards announced

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards announced

Angel Ortega

January 24, 2019


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Films such as “Roma,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “A Star is Born” and “Black Panther" were among the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards announced Tuesday. Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” lead the ...

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