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Day by Day: custodian, musician on fishing, fame

Day by Day: custodian, musician on fishing, fame

Ashiah Scharaga

December 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

David Day has a kind, dimpled smile and eyes that light up when he talks about music, which he performs, for free, on the weekends. During the week, he works for Facilities Management and Services on the fourth floor of the Student Services Center. Day, who lives in Paradise, has worked for the unive...

Readers, Digest: Brain food for finals

Readers, Digest: Brain food for finals

Christina Saschin

December 15, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After finding a quiet spot at the library, you take a seat and wonder if you should have gotten another coffee before starting your study session. Social norms tell us that coffee consumption and studying go hand in hand. When passing Peet's coffee, you see the painted window enticing you to study th...

Ceramics virtuoso molds his future

Ceramics virtuoso molds his future

Trevor Whitney

December 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Video

Graduate student and ceramics extraordinaire Chaz Martinsen is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Martinsen is set to earn his master's degree in fine arts after next semester, with just the final piece of his project still to be completed. From April 6-10, Martinsen will showcase his ...

Q&A: The Orange Street Artist on screen printing, mysterious personas

Q&A: The Orange Street Artist on screen printing, mysterious personas

Jake Hutchison

December 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Q&As

[metaslider id=39336]Photographs by John DomogmaIn the dimly lit Orange Street Gallery, the illusive Orange Street Artist, Brent Clark, has been working hard putting together his gallery and creating new works of art. It is here he is hoping to launch a new career alongside his position at The Printed I...

Students share works on God, widowers, first loves

Students share works on God, widowers, first loves

Ashiah Scharaga

December 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Tomie Bitton is a 35-year-old mother, nervous about returning to college. Daria Booth is a 35-year-old widow, compiling sarcastic shopping lists for widowers.This fall's Writer's Voice Graduate Writers' Workshop was filled with deeply personal, polished story excerpts, poems and vignettes crafted by students in Rob Davidson's English 620 writer's workshop course....

Local sisters cater to therapeutic food needs

Local sisters cater to therapeutic food needs

Christina Saschin

December 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sisters Molly and Megan Rzepecki look at food from a different perspective than just something that fuels their bodies. "Our main motto is to create feel-good comfort food so even people with diet restrictions can enjoy it," Megan said.Growing up, cooking and entertainment was prominent in the Rzepecki household ...

Christmas musical brings holiday cheer to Chico

Christmas musical brings holiday cheer to Chico

Kristen Moran

December 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Chico Theater Company's "White Christmas," is an intimate, cheerful holiday performance with bone-chilling vocal talent, detailed set design and impressive choreography. The musical, which runs through Dec. 21, follows the story of Bob Wallace (Steve Chollet) and Phil Davis (Robert Neal), two World War II veterans...

Study Break: Wanderers & Wolves’ ‘Down in the Water’ EP review

Study Break: Wanderers & Wolves’ ‘Down in the Water’ EP review

Trevor Whitney

December 10, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The lasting impression made by local rock band Wanderers & Wolves' debut EP, "Down in the Water," is "Damn, these guys love Band of Skulls." The first three tracks on the EP, released Saturday at 1078 Gallery, bear an uncanny resemblance to the band, much to its detriment. Wanderers & Wolves don't necess...

Festival founder shares insights about Warped, Lollapalooza, Mayhem tours

Festival founder shares insights about Warped, Lollapalooza, Mayhem tours

Jake Hutchison

December 10, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The first Warped Tour was a disaster. Tickets didn't sell, money was lost and founding Production Manager Kevin Lyman found himself frantically trying to pull together smaller shows to balance out profits. Concert connoisseur Lyman discussed his failures, comebacks and branding bands with Chico State stud...

Readers, Digest: Holiday pasta

Readers, Digest: Holiday pasta

Christina Saschin

December 8, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Though kale has become a popular ingredient in dishes, not everyone knows how to use the leafy green vegetable, which is full of vitamin K, vitamin A, potassium and calcium.I like to cook kale to shrink the leaves. By cooking it in coconut oil, kale also takes on a nutty flavor and becomes instantly ...

Not Bogg-ed down

Not Bogg-ed down

Trevor Whitney

December 8, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Once upon a time, in a pre-Bogg world, drummer Michael Bone and keyboardist Joshua Hegg were stranded in Chico during summer and felt the need for a musical outlet."Most people were out of town and it was the summer time," Hegg said. "And we were really interested in improvisation and jazz-type stuff." The duo's other band, Clouds On Strings, is a more structu...

Yule Logs let it snow for show at Duffy’s

Yule Logs let it snow for show at Duffy’s

Jake Hutchison

December 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

It was snowing in Duffy's Tavern on Friday night when the Yule Logs' front man Marty Parker held up a sign that read "Free Sid Lewis."The local Noel-core rock 'n' roll band, which calls itself "the hardest working band in snow business," put on a festive show for a packed audience, featuring a foam snow machine, candy cane pa...

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