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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...

Chico attempts to break Guinness record

Chico attempts to break Guinness record

Matthew Manfredi

April 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Showcase

For a weekday afternoon in downtown Chico, the DownLo is busy, loud and active with people of all ages. The thud of walking bass lines and the bluster of bluesy guitar leads echo over pool tables. As people listen and throw back pints, acoustic guitar cases lean against the bar, and chord progressions...

Tyler the Creator brings tour to Chico

Tyler the Creator brings tour to Chico

Cassandra Porter

April 2, 2016


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Tyler the Creator is performing at the Senator Theatre on Friday, April 8, with special guest Taco. The rapper, songwriter, producer, graphic designer and actor initially rose to popularity through his rap group Odd Future, short for Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. Their edgy, bizarre and qui...

Chico locals boogie down Broadway

Chico locals boogie down Broadway

Sarah Strausser

March 30, 2016


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On April 1, along Third Street from Main Street to Broadway Street, downtown Chico will transform into a dance stage, and anyone who attends will have a chance to be a star. Stephen Cummins, director of University Events, kicked off the event last year, said Dan Goodsell, production coordinator of...

New Orleans-based band to bring funk to Chico

New Orleans-based band to bring funk to Chico

Matthew Manfredi

March 17, 2016


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Let there be funk.If you have any plans this Saturday — cancel them. Extravagant dinner party with friends? Reschedule. Bae’s birthday bash? There’s always next year … probably. Netflix and chill? I hope you’re joking. This weekend don’t miss the chance to avoid th...

Sustainability conference includes ‘many voices, common ground’

Sustainability conference includes ‘many voices, common ground’

Sarah Strausser

March 7, 2016


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Chico State has been home to the "This Way to Sustainability" conference for 11 years. This year the conference will feature new speakers, feature films and question-and-answer forums with sustainability professionals. "It is a nationally recognized student-run conference," said Avalon Brown, junior...

Band to bring down-tempos, dynamic doom to Chico

Band to bring down-tempos, dynamic doom to Chico

Matthew Manfredi

March 5, 2016


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A night of ambient heavy music will be unleashed on March 12 at 1078 Gallery as Sacramento’s experimental-drone powerhouse (Waning) eclipses the stage alongside Oakland’s TVSK and Chico locals, RedSky. Get ready for some sludgy down-tempos and dynamic doom. “We’re heavy but also very spacey,”...

Abstract painter gives insight on art

Abstract painter gives insight on art

Tom Sundgren

March 3, 2016


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Paintings with unique and unorthodox forms with vibrant colors can be viewed when looking at Steven Dunn's work in a new gallery at the Chico Art Center titled "Discovery Series" until March 4. "I probably always have been an artist," he said. "I grew up in Manhattan Beach. When I was in the seventh...

Invincible Czars play more than just metal

Invincible Czars play more than just metal

Carly Plemons

March 1, 2016


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Nothing seems too obscure or out of the box for a band that can range from violin solos to flute features alongside guitar riffs. Where writing new music is seen simply as an opportunity to push out of their comfort zones, it’s hard to categorize this band, the Invincible Czars. “Nobody knows ...

Live movie score guarantees to wow at Laxson

Live movie score guarantees to wow at Laxson

Matthew Manfredi

February 27, 2016


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There is very little dialogue featured in the 2003 French film “The Triplets Of Belleville.” The animated characters communicate through eye contact, charming mannerisms and powerfully crafted pantomime. Meanwhile, the emotion of these characters — the sheer romanticism of the entire film — i...

Slow Theatre’s newest program celebrates local writers

Slow Theatre’s newest program celebrates local writers

Carly Plemons

February 19, 2016


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Slow Theatre recently presented their newest program entitled “Along These Lines” at 1078 Gallery on Monday, Feb. 15. Their first annual event, “Along These Lines,” featured local writers sharing their pieces in a theatrical way. Works ranging from essays to poems were used, encouraging submis...

Artists called to participate in eighth annual Diversity Art Exhibit

Artists called to participate in eighth annual Diversity Art Exhibit

February 5, 2016


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Painters, sculptors, photographers and other artists in the Chico area and beyond are encouraged to submit their artwork to the office of Diversity and Inclusion to be included in the eighth annual Diversity Art Exhibit. Submissions of up to four pieces of artwork per artist will be accepted until Feb. ...

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