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deM atlaS relaxes before the 'Mi Vida Local Tour' show starts at the Senator Theater on Friday. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Featured Artist: deM atlaS

Ricardo Tovar // March 13, 2019

  Over the past year, Chico's Senator Theater has gathered notable entertainers from the likes of Insane Clown Posse, Poppy, Bhad Bhabie, and All Time Low have all come through Chico. Chico's...

Nikki Renaud, artist of the week, with her guitar on Thursday. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

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...

Padilla continues to play with ease. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Chico Unplugged winner balances music and nursing

Alex Coba // October 8, 2018

Music has always been a part of Lenon Padilla's life. Padilla was one of seven winners at the Chico School of the Arts Unplugged musician contest Thursday, which is judged at Madison Bear Garden. However,...

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Student DJ Subfer selected to play at SnowGlobe music festival

Natalie Hanson and Julia Maldonado // October 3, 2018

A mix of blue and pink fluorescent lights fills the empty black space. Glow sticks that radiate blue, red and green colors are spread throughout the audience. One student gets his audience amped up with...

Paraic King sits in his home recording studio. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Chico nursing student shows his love for music

Grant Schmieding // September 26, 2018

He takes the stage, guitar slung over his shoulder. The strap tugs on his shirt collar. “I’m gonna take my glasses off so I don’t have to look at y’all," he says. "Nothing against everyone—I...

Chase Avalos plays for the band Stepdad Passport. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Artist of the Week: Chase Avalos works to refine sound, reach wider audience

Grant Schmieding // September 18, 2018

The venue screams close quarters. Purple, teal and pink lights shine across artistic renditions of famous musicians as Chase Avalos makes his way to the stage. Microphone feedback breaks the still air...

Alondra Enriquez used the women's rights movements on campus to influence works like

Alondra Enriquez incorporates different themes in her artwork

Hannah Yeager // May 2, 2018

Alondra Enriquez is a junior at Chico State and a diverse artist. She finds that there are two sides to understanding and relating to art and when creating her pieces, she tries to appeal to the vast majority...

Marie Fox is a Chico State student who uses fabrics as her main medium and incorporates her childhood memories into her works. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Artist of the Week: Marie Fox

Mitchell Kret // April 11, 2018

Marie Fox is a fourth-year fine arts and art education major who incorporates fabrics, stitching and especially family memories into the drawing skills she learned through her memory-rich childhood. The...

Marisa Sergovia holds up one of her paintings. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Printmaker finds inspiration in small rocks, emotions and strangers

Mitchell Kret // March 6, 2018

Marisa Sergovia is a third-year printmaking student with a passion for art education and studio arts. She hopes to one day teach art and encourage students to pursue anything that makes them happy. Q:...

Hayden Duncan is a 23-year-old recording arts student. He refers to gear as his console. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Artist of the week: Hayden Duncan

Nicole Henson and Mitchell Kret // February 28, 2018

How did you get started?I went to a bunch of EDM music festivals when I was 18, around 2012 or 2013, when the EDM bubble was kinda at its biggest, and I went to a few festivals and thought “this...

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