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Local talent shines bright at Chico Unplugged

Local talent shines bright at Chico Unplugged

Rylee Pedotti

October 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Previews, Video

It was standing room only Thursday night at Madison Bear Garden, where a vibrant crowd consumed the cozy upstairs lounge to catch a glimpse of local talent featured in Chico Unplugged. The singer-songwriter showcase began five years ago when Chico State's SOTA Productions sought to further the conne...

Chico’s Pageant Theater to be featured in national film celebration

Chico’s Pageant Theater to be featured in national film celebration

Rylee Pedotti

September 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

On Sept. 24, venues across the nation are set to commemorate independent theaters and their everlasting contributions to cinematic culture. Locals will have their chance to join the celebration as Chico's Pageant Theater will be participating in the inaugural Art House Theater Day. Mirrored after mus...

‘Rumba to Ravel’ reels in classic melodies

‘Rumba to Ravel’ reels in classic melodies

Anisha Brady

September 22, 2016


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Need a refreshing, sober Saturday night filled with sophistication and classical melodies? Come to Laxson Auditorium this Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. for the performance of the year. The North State Symphony is a large, diverse orchestra consisting of professional musicians from all over the area, as well a...

Foodies gather for Chico tradition

Foodies gather for Chico tradition

Matthew Manfredi

September 19, 2016


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On Sept. 25, some of the area’s best restaurants, wineries, breweries, food trucks and beverage vendors will gather for the Taste of Chico, an event transforming a quiet Sunday afternoon into a foodie-crazed occasion occupied with over 8,000 visitors and locals. From the Madison Bear Garden to ...

Shortz! Film Festival to take center stage at the El Rey

Shortz! Film Festival to take center stage at the El Rey

Rylee Pedotti

September 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Local film aficionados are in for a treat when the fifth annual Shortz! Film Festival takes residency at the historic El Rey Theater Sept. 16-18.What began in 2011 as an interactive method for local filmmakers to share their work with peers, family and friends have now flourished into an acclaimed event fea...

Speculation and intrigue: ‘Stranger Things’ Season Two

Matthew Manfredi

September 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

On Aug. 31, a short teaser of "Stranger Things" season two was uploaded to YouTube. Within a few days the 56 second video racked up nearly three million views. Thousands of comments from "Stranger Things" fans flooded the Netflix channel in immense anticipation of the 2017 release. This viral effect comes ...

Fall movie preview for college students

Fall movie preview for college students

George Johnston

August 30, 2016


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The year's summer blockbuster season bombed. Most movies were either box office disappointments or bashed by critics for being outright terrible. There were some great films like "Captain America: Civil War" or movies that defied both critics and box office expectations, like "Suicide Squad," but it...

Wade Bowen set to bring Texas Country to Chico

Wade Bowen set to bring Texas Country to Chico

Rylee Pedotti

August 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Showcase

Wade Bowen, a 14-year-veteran of the Texas Country music scene, is scheduled to take the stage at the El Rey Theater on Saturday, Sept. 24. Bowen has long served as a prominent figure within the distinguished sub-genre that is Texas Country. Home to artists such as Cross Canadian Ragweed, Granger...

A night of ‘Purple Rain’

A night of ‘Purple Rain’

Michael Arias

May 2, 2016


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With limited tickets available, The Pageant Theatre has added another showing of "Purple Rain" to the schedule for Thursday, May 5. The Pageant Theatre is hosting a tribute to Prince's "Purple Rain" film for a night of remembrance and unforgettable music. Watch Prince as he plays his legendary role ...

Sage the Gemini coming to the Senator Theatre

Sage the Gemini coming to the Senator Theatre

Cassandra Porter

May 1, 2016


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Rapper, songwriter and producer Sage the Gemini will be performing at the Senator Theatre on Saturday, May 7. The rapper is a member of The HBK Gang, short for Heartbreak Gang, a hip-hop and music production collective based in the Bay Area. HBK was founded by Iamsu!, another frequent performer in C...

‘Healing Resonance’ concert coming to Chico

‘Healing Resonance’ concert coming to Chico

Tom Sundgren

April 17, 2016


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On Thursday, April 21, a show titled "A Night of Healing Resonance" will take place at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Chico. Performers include Ian Ethan Case from Boston, Adrian Bellue from Sacramento and Nicholas Farrar from Paradise.The theme of the show is centered on using music as a heali...

Chico Comedy Festival brings laughs to locals

Chico Comedy Festival brings laughs to locals

Sarah Strausser

April 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

On April 23-24, the second annual Chico Comedy Festival will take place. The event will be during the day with many event options for viewers of all ages. The event will begin with a free show in Chico City Plaza, which will be followed by other late shows in five different locations around the city...

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