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Chico drag performers serve virtual elegance

Joseph Lau, who performs as J-Lau, is a local drag performer based in Chico. During quarantine, Lau has participated in a new online wave of drag shows, usually done through livestreams.
Courtesy of Joseph Lau

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

Among Chico’s renowned nightlife and social scene, the drag community is one that is prominent and growing. The shelter-in-place order has changed the way the drag scene can promote itself. In what has become an era of virtual entertainment, local drag performers have risen to the occasion to prov...

Queens, camera, action: Chico State’s 5th annual drag show

Performer struts a panda costume. Photo credit: Mary Vogel

Danielle Kessler

October 14, 2019

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition held their fifth annual drag show Thursday night in the BMU auditorium. The show provided entertainment while shedding some light on issues within Chico’s queer community. The night started with a song and dance number by host Milian, called "Hip-Hop Extravaganza." Othe...

Chico drag queens throw most glamourous birthday party of the year

A drag queen waves to the audience. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Melissa Joseph

September 23, 2019

Performers and party-goers filled the El Rey Theater Friday night to celebrate Coco, a local drag queen's, birthday. The show, called “Coco Wonderland” started slowly as DJs took the stage to perform their sets. The night quickly livened as queens took the stage to lip sync and dance their hearts...

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