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Post-fire blues

Photo by Ken Pordes Maurice “Big Mo” Huffman sings his heart out with his Full Moon Band at a Camp Fire benefit concert at the Sierra Nevada Big Room. The dinosaur survived the fire. How’s […]

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Fire and rain

Photo by Melody Stephens Alan Rigg and Maggie. In the summer of 2005, Alan Rigg was visiting Chico when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast and he learned that his New Orleans home had […]

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Arts Devo

Refugee song This is a tough watch. Longtime local musician John-Michael Sun sits in a chair in the ashes of his destroyed Paradise home and plays guitar and sings in response to the tragedy. “Well […]

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Return to Paradise

Photo by Jason Cassidy Theatre on the Ridge’s Judy Clemens (executive director) and Jerry Miller (artistic director) and a smattering of the cast and crew from Radioland’s Return to Paradise. Neal Road is eerily dark […]

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Arts Devo

Art is key Art can be part of the healing process in many ways after a trauma like the Camp Fire. For local artist and Paradise resident Jessie Mercer, her “Key Project Tribute” provides an […]

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Arts Devo

A poem for Paradise Krystalynn Martin and her husband, Steven, moved to Auburn, Wash., with their two young children three months ago. Before that, they lived in Santa Rosa, where the school she worked at […]

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Arts Devo

The Earth Is Not a Cold, Dead Place Explosions in the Sky’s 2003 album The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place is one of my favorites, and the instrumental masterpiece is my go-to soundtrack […]