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Queer Prom offers music, dancing and inclusivity

Queer Prom offers music, dancing and inclusivity

Angel Ortega

April 22, 2019


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The second annual Queer Prom, organized and promoted by Chico State’s Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC), was hosted on Saturday at the Bell Memorial Union. Queer Prom was held as part of Gender and Sexuality Week, in which GSEC puts on many inclusive events for the LGBTQ community and their...

“The River Bride” brings magic and heartache to Chico State

“The River Bride” brings magic and heartache to Chico State

Rayanne Painter

April 7, 2019


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There’s no fairy godmother to save the day, or happily ever after while riding off into the sunset. This isn’t a typical Walt Disney fairytale.Chico State School of the Arts’ Department of Music and Theatre presented “The River Bride” on Thursday, its opening night. Describe...

Playlist: 11 songs from talented LGBTQ+ musicians

Playlist: 11 songs from talented LGBTQ+ musicians

Rayanne Painter

April 2, 2019


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As a queer woman, I often relate more to music made by queer artists.I jam out to many songs made by folks outside of the LGBTQ+ community as well, but these songs and artists hold a special place in my heart. No matter what you identify as, I invite you to listen to these songs along with me and su...

Nor Cal Roller Girls skate into a hopeful season

Nor Cal Roller Girls skate into a hopeful season

Rayanne Painter

March 26, 2019


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Nor Cal Roller Derby Girls raced off into their 2019 season opener on Saturday night at Chico’s Cal Skate.The team faced off against Sacramento’s Floodwaters, both teams head-to-head until halftime, where Nor Cal took the lead 89-48. Nor Cal’s winning streak continued as the girls pus...

“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...

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