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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...

‘Two Door Rev’ revs up the music scene

‘Two Door Rev’ revs up the music scene

Anisha Brady

October 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Chico is a deep hub for unique and aspiring musicians of all ages. The two-man band, Two Door Rev, stands out among the crowd for their progressively punk sound and politically critical messages.Sam Wotruba, the band's lead guitarist and vocalist, first met the band’s drummer, Jean Thorn at Parad...

Second Annual Chico State Drag Show

Second Annual Chico State Drag Show

Matthew Manfredi

October 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

Student, local and professional drag performers from all over Northern California will be taking a stroll across a t-shaped catwalk in the BMU Auditorium on Oct. 13 for the Second Annual Chico State Drag Show. The event bridges the culturing gap between mainstream and queer societies with fashion, entertain...

Frankie Boots and The County Line get folky at Argus

Frankie Boots and The County Line get folky at Argus

Jae Siqueiros

October 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Photo Galleries, Video

Bay Area folk group, Frankie Boots and the County Line wowed their audience at Argus Bar + Patio on Wednesday night. The song themes ranged from the end of the world to living on Geary Street in San Francisco. The three man band's fancy banjo riffs and tight bass rhythms made just the right notes...

2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest

2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest

Carin Dorghalli

October 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase, Video

Chico hosted the 2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest on Oct. 1 at the Chico City Plaza. Gentry Stein, the world yo-yo champion, sat as one of the judges. The event showcased promising competitors, ages 18 and under, and focused on the next generation of yo-yo players. Various age brackets have...

1078 Gallery celebrates its 35th year

1078 Gallery celebrates its 35th year

Miguel Orozco

October 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Showcase, Video

The 1078 Gallery's 35 and Alive event was a celebration of its 35 years of being open and the people who made it what it is today. Each piece of art came from someone who helped orchestrate the opening of the local art venue since the 80's and 90's. This local venue is run by various artists that...

The Book in Common commences Chico’s year of women

The Book in Common commences Chico’s year of women

Anna Porretta

September 30, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

A crowd gathered to hear community leaders speak, celebrating the Book in Common program, which promises to be a year devoted to the conversation around women's rights outside of Chico City Hall on Sept. 29. “The Book in Common is a shared read in which Chico State, Butte college, the City of C...

A deeper look into Ron’s Reptiles

A deeper look into Ron’s Reptiles

Matthew Manfredi

September 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Video

When Chico State alumnus Ron Greenberg mentions there are nearly 1000 reptiles on his one-and-a-half acre compound nestled in the rural foothills past the Chico Airport, this “hobby” of his begins to sound more like an addiction; an addiction that became the largest selection of reptiles in Northern...

Blue Room Young Company performs ‘Dr. Doolittle Jr.’

Blue Room Young Company performs ‘Dr. Doolittle Jr.’

Jae Siqueiros

September 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

      On Thursday, the Blue Room Young Theatre Group performed their highly anticipated musical “Dr. Doolittle Jr.” in Laxon Auditorium. "Dr. Doolittle Jr." tells the tale of a doctor who learns to talk to animals. Their adventures take them far and wide to learn al...

‘Taste of Chico’ is the event of every foodie’s dreams

‘Taste of Chico’ is the event of every foodie’s dreams

Anisha Brady

September 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Video

The Taste of Chico is an experience that should not be missed. Despite the intense heat, crowds of people filled the streets of downtown Chico to feast on a wide variety of gourmet snacks and beverages from local restaurants. The event was huge and spread out over 48 square blocks, making just enough...

Adult Swim star David Liebe Hart performs at Duffy’s Tavern

Adult Swim star David Liebe Hart performs at Duffy’s Tavern

Carin Dorghalli

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Video

David Liebe Hart of Adult Swim's "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" invades Duffy's Tavern with his unique brand of irreverent surrealism. His religious beliefs, love of trains and relationship struggles make for an interesting but original performance. This Adult Swim star isn't afraid to go str...

Celebrating Gwen Curatilo through opera

Celebrating Gwen Curatilo through opera

Carin Dorghalli

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Video

Past students flew in from all over the world to help put together an opera gala to celebrate their former Chico State opera workshop director, Gwen Curatilo. Among the stars featured were Jeanette Blakeney and Zachary Gordin. Funds raised from the concert will be used to offset costs of the department...

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