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School of the Arts Productions to host Chico Unplugged

School of the Arts Productions to host Chico Unplugged

Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2018


Filed under A&E Breaking, Arts & Entertainment

Chico State's School of the Arts Productions will host the first of three musical competitions, Chico Unplugged, at the Madison Bear Garden restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 20. This biannual competition by SOTA allows the competition of singers and songwriters, for three Thursdays, to share their original...

Playlist of the Week – Seven Chico performers to watch

Playlist of the Week – Seven Chico performers to watch

Julia Maldonado

August 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Here are seven performers that are from, have performed or went to school here in Chico. MAWD – Summer in a Dream – MAWD EP KLEZ – Loaded Gun – Here Right Now Scout – Serious – Single Citysick – Joyride – Get Better So Much Light – Full Body Mirror – Oh, Yuck Hobo Johnson ...

Local pointillist uses art to help refugees

Local pointillist uses art to help refugees

Carin Dorghalli

November 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Q&As

  Norm Dillinger's art is on point. Literally. He's a pointillist. Dillinger defines pointillism as "dots and dashes of color." This local artist has provided beauty to Orient Street in Chico since the early 70s. To keep his life upbeat, Dillinger provides himself with the things he wants—wo...

David Mcmillian Art Show

David Mcmillian Art Show

Jordan Rodrigues

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

The Naked Lounge hosted an art show featuring local artist David Mcmillian on Nov. 11. His show had a variety of different styles and messages conveyed through his art and about 15 total pieces were multimedia pieces of work. The show had a very mellow atmosphere that the venue helped create with their...

Behind the art: ‘One Artist, Four Visions’ by Ruben Heredia

Behind the art: ‘One Artist, Four Visions’ by Ruben Heredia

Elias Denny

September 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

"One Artist, Four Visions" is an art exhibit featuring the art of Ruben Heredia and is running from Sept. 1-24 at the 1078 Gallery in Chico. The gallery exhibits drawings and work from Heredia's the Mystery, the Metamorphosis, the Abstract works and the Mesoamerican Transformation series. More in...

Local artists display work at Thursday night market

Local artists display work at Thursday night market

Anisha Brady

September 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

The popular Thursday night market always unites the community of Chico. With its fresh and local produce and exotic food trucks, people are mesmerized by the plethora of food and overlook the talented, ingenious artists who share their talent. Saturn Orion “Happiness is a choice,” said street...

Market showcases artistic offerings

Market showcases artistic offerings

Sarah Scharf

April 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Chico State School of the Arts presented Keep Chico Creative on Thursday night downtown at the Farmer's Market. The idea behind Keep Chico Creative is to encourage and inspire creativity in the community by showcasing the work of local musicians and artists, and allowing the organizations in Chico’s art community to engage ...

Cammies Music Festival kicks off with local hard rock and metal talent

Cammies Music Festival kicks off with local hard rock and metal talent

Sarah Scharf

April 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Some people don’t know that Chico is home to awesome musical talent of all genres.The Cammies Music Festival kicked off Thursday, showcasing these local artists and bands. Fans of hard rock and metal enjoyed energetic performances by live local bands Sorin and Touch Fuzzy Get Dizzy, as well as mus...

Americana harmonies amaze cafe audience

Sarah Scharf

February 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

For anyone who loves bluegrass and Americana music, Mossy Creek delivers an energetic performance that really hits the spot. The seven talented members of the band took the stage at Cafe Coda Saturday night. The band consists of original members Pat Haley, who plays banjo, dobro and guitar, Kim...

Artist couple paints in harmony

Artist couple paints in harmony

Veronica Hodur

February 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In a town like Chico, art is everywhere and connections are always being formed. In this case, two Chico State alumni make a dynamic duo in their pieces and their marriage. Looking at their artwork, Justin Cooper and Carob Bradlyn don't seem to be connected. Cooper uses oil paint and watercolor, and paints robotic figures in natural settings, while Bradlyn uses paint pens, resin and c...

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