Arts & Culture

‘As rocking as possible’

By David James Youngdavidjamesyoung.com This article was originally published by Scenestr magazine at scenestr.com.au. When Doug Martsch put together a new line-up of Built To Spill toward the end of 2019, he certainly couldn’t have […]

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Open season for art

If last year the Butte County arts scene was still a little cautious about gathering in public, this fall it appears as though the pandemic jitters are all gone. Looking at the calendar ahead, it […]

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Studio magic

This story is part of the “Open season for art” feature in the CN&R Fall Arts special issue. Objectively, the annual Open Studios Art Tour is Chico’s biggest visual arts event of the year. What […]

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The pull to create

This story is part of the “Open season for art” feature in the CN&R Fall Arts special issue. What does gravity feel like? Sound like? Behave like? These are questions that the Chikoko arts collective […]

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Roots music

On Sept. 22, Sanjay Dev celebrated 30 years of programming his world-renown reggae show, “Devastation Sounds,” on KZFR, 90.1 FM. After three decades on the air, he’d planned for 2023 to be his last year. […]

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West by midwest

What new films have made their way through the Stream & Dream Lounge recently? War Pony In generally lively fashion, War Pony functions variously—as an offbeat modern western, as a fractured and darkly picaresque coming-of-age […]

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Over the moon

The hamsa—an open hand with an eye on the palm—is regarded as a powerful symbol in many Middle Eastern cultures, representing good fortune and positive energy. It’s also known for its protective qualities, and is […]

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Sounds like a scene

It’s a golden age of sorts in our little burg, with many stages—Naked Lounge, Argus Bar + Patio, Duffy’s Tavern, The Tackle Box, Senator Theatre, Secret Trail Brewing Co., Mulberry Station, Sierra Nevada Big Room, […]