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Musicians, dancers will bring Queen to life at Laxson

Musicians, dancers will bring Queen to life at Laxson

February 1, 2016


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"Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?" Fear not, fellow Chicoans, what you’ve read is true. Chico Performances and Uncle Dad’s Art Collective are joining forces to present “Queen - A Night at the Opera” on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Laxson Auditorium. The event is also co-sponsored by AS...

‘Grossology’ exhibit takes different approach to bodily functions

‘Grossology’ exhibit takes different approach to bodily functions

January 27, 2016


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On Saturday, Jan. 16 the Gateway Science Museum opened a new exhibit influenced by the science book series “Grossology.”   “Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body,” the children's book series written by Sylvia Branzei teamed up with Advanced Animations to create the 2,500-square-f...

Talent and Art Show presents quirky, talented, weird

Talent and Art Show presents quirky, talented, weird

January 25, 2016


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Chico is one of those rare, glorious places where people from a multitude of different backgrounds and cultures come together to make something totally, completely and wonderfully weird. For the third consecutive year, the Chico News & Review will showcase the city's quirks at the 2016 Keep Chico...

Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett bring blues to the Big Room

Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett bring blues to the Big Room

December 15, 2015


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Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett are well-known for their devoted work as members of Little Feat, the legendary band widely-acknowledged for their bluesy Americana rock. They have been touring together as an acoustic duo since 1999. Paul Barrere was the guitarist for Little Feat at the time of their clas...

Xtreme Xmas Give-back to benefit community youth

Xtreme Xmas Give-back to benefit community youth

December 10, 2015


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The Xtreme Xmas Give-back Benefit show will be accepting donations of new and unwrapped toys, cash, winter clothing, hygiene products and food pantry items.The bands that will be tperforming include Aberrance, Cataclysmic Assault, Eviscerator, Richie Betts (of Drakkmar) and more."I think it's a great thing...

‘Glorious Sound of the Season’ holiday concert fundraiser

‘Glorious Sound of the Season’ holiday concert fundraiser

December 6, 2015


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The department of music and theatre's 16th annual scholarship fundraiser, "Glorious Sounds of the Season," will be taking place at Harlen Adams Theatre. The final performance will take place today at 2 p.m. "Glorious Sounds of the Season" is a Chico tradition that always gets its audience into the holid...

Give the gift of art this holiday season

Give the gift of art this holiday season

December 3, 2015


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Starting on Dec. 8, the Chico Art Center will host a special winter art exhibit where local artists display their work for sale. Artists choose what will be shown, including: sculptures, paintings, pottery, crafts and jewelry. The gallery runs all the way through Jan. 8 with a reception on Dec. 11 at 5 p.m.T...

Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ comes to Netflix

Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ comes to Netflix

George Johnston

November 16, 2015


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On Nov. 20, Netflix will be releasing its newest series "Jessica Jones."   Based on the "Alias" comic by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, Jessica Jones isn't your typical superhero. She likes to drink hard and fight harder. Yeah, she has generic superpowers like being super-strong and being able to jump ...

Flamenco icon Paco Peña comes to Chico

Flamenco icon Paco Peña comes to Chico

Valeria Flores

October 30, 2015


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Flamenco composer Paco Peña will perform at Laxson Auditorium tonight at 7:30 p.m.The New York Times called Peña a flamenco icon with many successes in his career, “a virtuoso, capable of dazzling an audience beyond the frets of mortal man.”Peña also made Centro Flamenco pos...

Julie Fowlis: The jewel of Gaelic music

Erin Vierra

October 21, 2015


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Get ready to experience the sound of Scotland as Gaelic music comes to Chico.Julie Fowlis is the jewel of Gaelic music and on Oct. 25 at 2 p.m., Chico State will proudly bring her magic to its grand stage in Laxson Auditorium.For one magical night only, audiences both young and old can experience the...

Punk concert comes to 1078 Gallery

Punk concert comes to 1078 Gallery

Tom Sundgren

October 10, 2015


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Five bands will be performing at 1078 Gallery tonight at 7:30 p.m.Fistful of Pennies, Intelligent Elephant, Boom City, C.A.F. and Fight Music will bring varying styles of punk music ranging from acoustic/pop punk to folk punk."I'm definitely looking forward to mosh pits," said Justin Green, singer and guita...

The Pageant’s latest to enlighten, scare audiences

The Pageant’s latest to enlighten, scare audiences

Erin Vierra

October 9, 2015


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The Pageant Theatre is the place to be to watch this year's hidden Hollywood gems. Here are some of the movies that will be gracing the theater this week. Starting Oct. 9: "Grandma"Lily Tomlin stars as Elle, a woman going through a breakup with her girlfriend. The sudden appearance of Elle's granddaughter, Sage, sends both ...

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