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Musician advocates mindset that rejects social norms

Musician advocates mindset that rejects social norms

Nick Bragg

April 24, 2015


Filed under Features

Imagine a life with no gender-specific roles and with complete freedom from oppression and control tactics. Local musician Esquire Ali has been promoting a lifestyle he calls "SCHWOG," which stands for Souly Creating Happiness Without Oppressing God. Ali, a junior anthropology major and co-founder...

Coolio stirs up ’90s nostalgia but gives lackluster performance

Coolio stirs up ’90s nostalgia but gives lackluster performance

Amanda Rhine

April 19, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Lost On Main somehow managed to transform into a time machine and travel back to the '90s for a less-than-fantastic voyage on Friday night. People of all ages (from 21 and up) and backgrounds flocked to see Coolio perform his once monstrous hit songs. The results were both disappointing and rousing, creating a...

Esquire Ali to raise vibes at 1078 Gallery, Downlo

Trevor Whitney

January 19, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico State junior anthropology major Haronamus Maximus, better known as Esquire Ali, has two upcoming shows: Friday, Jan. 30 at Downlo and Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1078 Gallery. The free Downlo show will feature Ali in support of "Günesh," the audiovisual representation of the local art collective Vibe Tribe. The collective i...

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