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“A Night in Harlem” brings power, resilience and excellence

“A Night in Harlem” brings power, resilience and excellence

Rachael Bayuk

February 11, 2019


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A dimly lit room is filled with excitement before the poets and soul-bearers take the stage. The string lights twinkle and cast spells of light on the lone stool on The Hub’s stage.The night’s MC, Chico State alum Walter Torrence III, takes the stage. His charisma immediately soothes the room....

‘Renew, Rebuild, Reimagine’ brings campfire survivors together through art

‘Renew, Rebuild, Reimagine’ brings campfire survivors together through art

Alex Coba

February 10, 2019


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“Art saves lives,” said local artist Jessie Mercer about the feeling of community at the opening reception for Chico Art Center's new exhibition, "Renew, Rebuild, Reimagine." The art shown in the exhibition is a response to the Camp Fire. "The gallery is designed to give the community a safe place...

Blackbird and MR. Bang host open mic night with a diverse array of performers

Blackbird and MR. Bang host open mic night with a diverse array of performers

Mitchell Kret

February 8, 2019


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Josh “MR. Bang” Lang hosted an artistic open mic night at Blackbird on Park Ave on Feb. 6 where a wide variety of people around Chico showed up to perform original and cover music, as well as some spoken word. Blackbird has been hosting these events for about a year now with Wednesday night marking...

“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...

BMU hosts interactive, insightful art gallery

BMU hosts interactive, insightful art gallery

Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega

February 1, 2019


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The third floor of The Bell Memorial Union is currently filled with collages and plexiglass prints focusing on women's empowerment and conversations about American sexism. The "Resist, Persist & Rise" gallery by Kelli Marie S. Lavin and Christine M. Ponce has been hosted in the BMU since Jan. 22...

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...

Local musicians aid in Camp Fire relief effort

Local musicians aid in Camp Fire relief effort

Rayanne Painter

January 23, 2019


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Celebration has been bittersweet since flames took to the town of Paradise in November. But excitement still filled the air as dutiful fans waited eagerly for musicians Jonathan Richman and MaMuse during a Camp Fire benefit concert hosted by KZFR Radio at the Chico Women’s Center, Friday.Jonathan Richman, a...

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