Arts & Culture

Tour of duty

Since forming more than 15 years ago, Ukrainian avant-folk group DhakaBrakha has served as cultural ambassadors for that country. The band was born in Kyiv’s Dakh Contemporary Arts Center, a world-renown experimental theater, and its […]

Arts & Culture

String awakening

Ryan Davidson is in love. Perhaps obsessively so, he admitted one recent morning as he stood behind his workbench surrounded by the objects of his affection: violins, in all states of construction and repair, from […]

Arts & Culture

Dropping for spring

Lyfecoach – Lyfe Threatening Band PoliticsWord on the street is that you can buy Lyfecoach’s EP Lyfe Threatening Band Politics only at its upcoming release party, and that there will be just 45 copies of […]

Arts & Culture

Looking ahead

This feature is part of the Chico News & Review’s 2022 Arts & Music special issue. Arts have long been entwined with the identity of Chico—theaters, museums, troupes, musicians, artists and patrons weaving a rich […]

Arts & Culture

On a throwback track

Before Melissa Etheridge became a Grammy-winning rock star, an Oscar-winning songwriter (for An Inconvenient Truth) and an icon among both cancer survivors and the LGBTQ community, she was a teen with a dream in rural […]


Stage is set

This feature is part of a CN&R special report: Entrepreneurs 2022: Reinvention. Brandon Squyres has a deep connection to Naked Lounge. He cherishes memories of nights out front of the downtown space when he couldn’t […]

Arts & Culture

Entertainment, charity & cheer

Community events Toys-for-Tots Toy DriveDec. 2-3, Drop off a new unwrapped toy to one of this year’s locations: Concours Elite, Deer Creek Broadcasting, Two Men & a Truck, Wittmeier Auto Center, Chico Marketplace, or Express […]