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On This Day: Nirvana’s “Nevermind” makes alternative rock history

On This Day: Nirvana’s “Nevermind” makes alternative rock history

Natalie Hanson

September 24, 2018


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If I tell you that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is 27 this year, does that make you feel ancient yet? That's right, it's been 27 years today since "Nevermind" made its entrance in 1991. The music industry has never been the same since. It's no exaggeration to say that this second album by Nirvana took the ...

Playlist: 15 greatest protest songs calling for change, peace

Playlist: 15 greatest protest songs calling for change, peace

Natalie Hanson

September 24, 2018


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A great protest song is a timeless one and stands the test of history to continue to say something about humanity even decades after being released. That's why many of these songs, calling for change or asking for peace, made this list. Take some time to listen and discover some of the most powerful so...

‘Candide’ delivers opera full of laughs and heart

‘Candide’ delivers opera full of laughs and heart

Alex Coba

September 24, 2018


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The accessibility of comedy and the sophistication of opera came together seamlessly at the Department of Music and Theater's fall opera production of “Candide: An Absurd Musical Comedy”.Candide is one of those weird plays that you think,“this can’t possibly good.” Going int...

Podcast: Modern sitcoms look to the past, from ‘Friends’ to ‘New Girl’

Podcast: Modern sitcoms look to the past, from ‘Friends’ to ‘New Girl’

Natalie Hanson

September 23, 2018


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You know them, you love them or sometimes you hate them and we're talking about them. In this week's podcast, we tackle sitcoms in past and present entertainment, and how these types of shows have evolved. From "Roseanne," "Seinfeld" and "Friends," to "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "New Girl...

Thee Phantom blends hip-hop with classical music; entertains on college campuses

Thee Phantom blends hip-hop with classical music; entertains on college campuses

Natalie Hanson

September 23, 2018


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If hip-hop and classical music seem like an unlikely combination, Thee Phantom is here to change everyone's mind. Phantom and his group of musicians are releasing their third album on Oct. 9, and aim to reach college students all over the nation with their unique musical style.Phantom and his Illharm...

Comedy competition brings big laughs at the El Rey

Comedy competition brings big laughs at the El Rey

Alex Coba

September 22, 2018


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It was a night of hysterical laughter and drum solos played on toasters. Chico's El Rey theater hosted the 2018 San Francisco Comedy Competition Thursday. This is a yearly competition where hundreds of comedians audition to for a chance to secure one of 32 spots. The late and great Robin Williams once...

Chico Unplugged rocks Madison Bear Garden with local talent

Chico Unplugged rocks Madison Bear Garden with local talent

Grant Schmieding

September 22, 2018


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The crowd, tightly packed, mostly stands—mingling as shoulders brush and bump. The stage is small, pushed into a corner, surrounded by bright, colorful lights. Beams of purple, blue and red dance across the venue, forming pools around moving shadows. School of the Arts (SOTA) employees in black...

On This Day – “Paranoid” makes Black Sabbath a metal icon

On This Day – “Paranoid” makes Black Sabbath a metal icon

Natalie Hanson

September 18, 2018


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Rock and metal may seem all but absent from mainstream music these days, but their influence remains everywhere. Metal, in particular, owes its rise and transformation to a few key bands - one of which is definitely Black Sabbath. With "Paranoid," the career of the band Black Sabbath really took off as...

‘The Predator’ gets it all wrong

‘The Predator’ gets it all wrong

Ulises Duenas

September 18, 2018


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Making a good "Predator" movie shouldn't be difficult. Just have an alien monster chase a bunch of military dudes around until the coolest one is left alive. "The Predator" feels like three different movie ideas jammed into one and it doesn't pull any of them off well. If you're going to make a "Predator" movie in this d...

Art festival looks to be new Chico tradition

Art festival looks to be new Chico tradition

Alex Coba

September 18, 2018


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It was all sunshine and good vibes at the first annual Chico Outdoor Arts Festival on Sunday. Local artists from around Chico gathered at The Palms, a local venue, to show off their talent to the public with a free art show. Spectators could watch the artists at work as well as buy prints of their art...

‘Forsaken’ makes ‘Destiny 2’ the game it should be

‘Forsaken’ makes ‘Destiny 2’ the game it should be

Ulises Duenas

September 17, 2018


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After a year of ups and downs "Destiny 2" has released its largest expansion, "Forsaken". While "Forsaken" does add a lot of content and needed mechanical changes, it also delivers another mediocre story. Even so, this is the best "Destiny" has been in a long time.It's no spoiler that the story of this expansion revolves around t...

Playlist- 14 iconic ’80s songs from John Hughes’ teen films

Playlist- 14 iconic ’80s songs from John Hughes’ teen films

Natalie Hanson

September 17, 2018


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The high school films of John Hughes were some of the first to understand and define an entire generation in the 1980s. What makes them classics for the coming-of-age even to this day? Their soundtracks - from "Sixteen Candles" to "Some Kind of Wonderful", John Hughes wrote films about and for real teenagers...

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