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Local artists will cover Prince in ‘Purple Rain’

Local artists will cover Prince in ‘Purple Rain’

Erin Vierra

January 29, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

The songs of Prince's "Purple Rain" will be divided among local musicians and played in various styles, ranging from jazz to rock, Feb. 21 in the Bell Memorial Union auditorium.The concert will include jazz quartet Bogg, alternative rock band The Shimmies and rock 'n' roll outfit The Lolos.The concept...

‘Rocky Horror’ comes to life at 1078 Gallery

‘Rocky Horror’ comes to life at 1078 Gallery

Lauren Smith

January 18, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Reviews

[metaslider id=39937] Cross-dressing, partial nudity and audience participation. "The Rocky Horror Show," directed by Don Eggert, has come to Chico in the intimate environment of downtown’s 1078 Gallery where the performance gets a bit more up close and personal than usual. Richard O’Brien’s...

Bogg’s ‘Summer Harvest’ album review

Bogg’s ‘Summer Harvest’ album review

Ashiah Scharaga

December 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

It’s impossible not to like Bogg. The 2-year-old modern jazz band manages to make Britney Spears' "Toxic" hip and musically intriguing. It's a fitting kick-off for "Summer Harvest," the group's locally-recorded third album filled with an eclectic mix of covers, from Charlie Parker's "Scrapple From the Apple" to System of a Down's "Toxicity."...

Media mixer features local artists of all trades under one roof

Media mixer features local artists of all trades under one roof

Jake Hutchison

November 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries, Previews, Reviews

[metaslider id=37807] Photographs by Chelsea Jeffers. Sculptures, vinyl records and the mild smell of grape juice drew passing crowds of Chico residents and local artists into 1078 Gallery Sunday night. The Mixed Media Mixer, which just made its local debut, is a free event that will take place ...

Artist of all trades: Joshua Hegg

Artist of all trades: Joshua Hegg

Jake Hutchison

September 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When Joshua Hegg was 9 years old, the local musician and skilled pianist actually despised taking piano lessons. It wasn't until attending high school and joining a jazz group that he found a passion for playing. "It was like I was fluent in another language," Hegg said. That passion would event...

Auditorium hosts fist-pumping, crowd-surfing good time

Auditorium hosts fist-pumping, crowd-surfing good time

Ashiah Scharaga

March 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Dance Gavin Dance's lead singer Tilian Pearson high-fives and fist-bumps a crowd member pressed against the Bell Memorial Union stage. Pearson smiles and launches into high notes that most people wouldn't brave in the shower, while his bandmates play fast-paced, energized rock riffs. The post-hardcore, e...

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