Author: Molly Barber

Meet The Artist Elizabeth Devereaux Stained Glass Master

By Molly Barber Photos Courtesy of Elizabeth Devereaux Glass arts have been around since ancient times- I was informed of this in the hot shop at Chico State where I learned glass blowing. It was there, I caught the glass bug and have been infected since. I was exposed to several different forms of glass art, each leaving me some sort of appreciation for it but there was always something ethereal about stained glass. Maybe it was always seeing it in the windows of important buildings, hindering the sight of onlookers, these fragile but powerful guardians. Yet, it wasn’t...

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From Starry, Starry Nights to American Pie, Meet Don McLean

By Molly Barber Photos Courtesy of Don McLean   There are verses of a song that I feel are just a part of my anatomy at this point in my life. Lyrics that are so engrained in my memory that I’m curtain they would show up on a cat-scan. Though the doctors would be left with a medical mystery, I have no doubt they’d be tapping their feet to the beat of the song as they read, “Bye bye miss American pie, drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry, them good ol’ boys were drinking...

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Exclusive Interview With X Ambassadors

By Molly Barber Photos By Catie Lafoon and Molly Barber I’m constantly on the prowl for music and I find it EVERYWHERE. I’ve found songs I love in movies and tv shows. I’ve found new music from friends and the radio. I’ve even found songs to add to my library from listening to commercials. The band that I’m about to introduce, you might have heard on a commercial. Or maybe you heard their song on a tv show or movie. Either way, I’m sure you’ve heard some of their music, even if you didn’t know it at the time....

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GETTIN’ GRITTY with Western Artist Jamie Means

By Molly Barber The Wild West. Cowboys, Native Americans, mountain men- what is it about that time period that captivates my family? My grandpa and I used to read history books and stories about the different Native American tribes. We would play pretend, he as the wise medicine man and I the brave warrior. He and my uncle visited all the big Native American battle fields, something I will always envy them for. And then there’s the Big Guy. The Big Guy is pretty much obsessed with Westerns… and Jason Bourne… but mostly westerns. He even made us watch...

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Run Wild- In The Wind

“There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. And you ask ‘What if I fall?’ Oh but my darling, what if you fly?” -Erin Hanson By Molly Barber Photos courtesy of Tyler Brown The world we live in can be a pretty overwhelming place sometimes. With the world wide web literally at our fingertips we have access to unlimited information, gossip and social media. Between televisions, computers, and phones, screens consume our days. I think that’s one of the reasons I love this feature so much. It highlights time spent away from screens and adventures...

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