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Local artists fight for their rights

Local artists fight for their rights

Anisha Brady

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Each time that hit, new tune gets aired on the radio, is another time that that hardworking artist does not get paid. Many are unaware of the injustice occurring behind the scenes of the radio industry, and Chico will be taking a stand to protect the rights of such musicians, Feb. 24 at the 1078 gallery. United...

Getting down at the Down Lo

Getting down at the Down Lo

Jackson Sawa

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

There is no doubt that the Chico music and arts scene is booming. From Friday through Sunday nights, it's hard not to stumble upon some sort of open mic night, comedy show or art gallery while downtown.This past Friday, there was an impressive open mic night at the Down Lo, and it soon became obvious...

MAWD: Blend of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Folk

Julia Maldonado

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Rock and Folk come together harmoniously in the performer that is MAWD. Madeleine Mathews, better known by her moniker MAWD, is a Chico State music industry grad that strives to share her eclectic musical style and cater to the tastes of very different audiences.Placerville native MAWD is a self-taught...

Sacred geometry explored by Art Incubator

Sacred geometry explored by Art Incubator

Adrianna Mccain

February 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

For many of us, a cactus is just something we see in the desert. For some, it's an easy-to-maintain houseplant. And for those of us who are truly unlucky, it's an easy-to-kill houseplant. But for Héctor Cosío, the mind behind the newest exhibition at Idea Fab Labs in Chico, the cactus is a ...

Clever cynics joke about their love lives

Clever cynics joke about their love lives

Michael Fritz

February 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Video

Love and laughter were in the air at Duffy's Tavern comedy show Valentine's Day weekend. Duffy's was packed as nine comics went up on stage. Their performances kept the audience cheering with laughter. The comedians were edgy and entertaining. Overall, it was a great way to let off some steam on a Sa...

Chico Unplugged opening night

Chico Unplugged opening night

Anisha Brady and Jenny Salazar

February 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Reviews

Chico Unplugged is one of the best free music events. The dimly lit bar scene above Madison Bear Garden sets the mood for an evening of soulful acoustics and chicken fingers.If that isn't enticing enough, the event showcases local singer/songwriters competing for a free recording opportunity with Chic...

‘So Much Light’ shines bright at 1078 Gallery

‘So Much Light’ shines bright at 1078 Gallery

Julia Maldonado

February 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

The 1078 Gallery hosted a concert last Saturday with artist ‘So Much Light' headlining, along with three other acts. Each act had different musical styles and preferences, ranging from Indie hip-hop and Rock. The opening acts included Chico locals "Surrounded By Giants" and "Team Skins," as well as...

Local Artist couple share love for sculptures

Local Artist couple share love for sculptures

Michael Fritz

February 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

On the corner of Nord and Bidwell Avenue is a house and garden built with love: The Art House. Artists and college sweethearts, Dave and Jana Lawton live there. Dave and Jana met at Iowa State University. After they married, the two raised livestock on a farm. Their ambitions took them west with their...

Liberation in motion set to music

Liberation in motion set to music

Adrianna Mccain

February 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

For the uninitiated, burlesque seems like nothing more than people taking their clothes off. For "The Malteazers," it is so much more. The 12-person group bills itself as "Chico's very own queer-friendly, body-positive burlesque troupe," and for many of its members, it's a source of empowerment, positivity an...

DJ and rapper Chico performance

DJ and rapper Chico performance

Niyat Teferi and Natasha Doron

February 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

With Chico State being known for its party scene, other neighboring colleges, such as Sacramento State and Cal State East Bay, have students flocking to the 530 on Labor Day and Halloween weekend to see what all the talk is about. Chico State student Sherman Stacey, also known as "DJ Malachi" is committed to ...

Abbey Road takes on Chico State

Abbey Road takes on Chico State

Anisha Brady

February 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Multimedia, Video

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective is reintroducing The Beatles’ iconic, Abbey Road, in a brilliant new light at the Laxson Auditorium Feb. 3-4. The performance will tell the story of “The Dreamer,” a character that lulls herself into a subconscious, Alice In Wonderland-like world full of mysterious...

Chico gets weird at 1078 art show

Chico gets weird at 1078 art show

Jordan Rodrigues

February 2, 2017


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

The 1078 Gallery in downtown Chico was the venue for this year's Keep Chico Weird art show. This show had art pieces ranging from realism to surrealism, jello sculptures to clay and ceramics. A lot of the work didn't seem weird at all. There were a lot of pieces that spoke a million words with their...

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