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Local mural artist Christian Garcia helps indigenous Chico

Local mural artist Christian Garcia helps indigenous Chico

Alex Coba

January 28, 2019

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

“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

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

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

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...

Former World Series starter Barry Zito to open for LeAnn Rimes in Chico

Former World Series starter Barry Zito to open for LeAnn Rimes in Chico

Ricardo Tovar

December 16, 2018

A big struggle for athletes after retiring is answering the question, "What now?" How can you possibly take the adrenaline and competitive itch out of yourself, when you have been competing your entire life? For former San Francisco Giant and Oakland Athletic's pitcher Barry Zito, the answer is performing...

Chikoko variety show presents spectacle for good cause

Chikoko variety show presents spectacle for good cause

Alex Coba

December 12, 2018

If someone had to describe the "Vroom Vroom Variety Show" they would say “wonderfully weird.”Chikoko, the same people who put on "Evoke-An Experimental" fashion show back in October, put on their annual variety show this past Friday at the Chico Women's Club. The show showcased talent fr...

Singer-songwriter Nikki Renaud plans to pursue career in music

Singer-songwriter Nikki Renaud plans to pursue career in music

Alex Coba

December 12, 2018

Music has always been a part of Nikki Renaud's life. As an adult, she is ready to take on the music industry. Armed with her trusty guitar Alistar, nothing will get in her way of pursuing her dream.Renaud is a Chico native and is a singer-songwriter who is incredibly passionate about her craft. Though sh...

‘Glorious Sounds of the Season’ is a non-stop holiday spectacular

‘Glorious Sounds of the Season’ is a non-stop holiday spectacular

Josh Cozine

December 12, 2018

The lights dimmed, hiding the movement of ensembles as they quickly filed down from the Harlen Adams Theatre stage, lining the walkways alongside the audience. A spotlight focused on a small group, on the stage-left walkway, their brass bass instruments glimmering in the light of the otherwise darkened...

ASP gives students a glimpse into the future

ASP gives students a glimpse into the future

Ulises Duenas

December 10, 2018

Experiencing virtual reality (VR) for the first time is a special moment. Whether someone is skeptical or excited going in is up to them, but the initial reaction is usually the same. Even though they're wearing something over their face, you can tell that their eyes are wide open. That experience...

Animation Chico captivates with contest

Animation Chico captivates with contest

Grant Schmieding

December 10, 2018

The lights darkened and the door shut. Spectators gazed forward at the bright screen in the small theater. Broken only by pangs of laughter and applause, the room felt still as each short film gave the audience a glimpse inside the mind of its creator. Animation Chico hosted its fourth annual Animation...

Chico Community Concert Band to play free holiday concert

Chico Community Concert Band to play free holiday concert

Natalie Hanson

December 7, 2018

The Chico Community Concert Band will perform its annual Christmas concert at the Lakeside Pavilion in California Park at 3 p.m., Sunday.The concert, titled "Christmas Serenade," is free to the public. The program includes a mix of classic Christmas carols as well as a variety of contemporary selection...

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