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30 years of photography by Bill Daniel

30 years of photography by Bill Daniel

Valeria Flores

October 5, 2015


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Bill Daniel is bringing his very own photo pop-up show to Chico showcasing pictures taken as early as 1980 on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at The Blue Room Theater.“I’m asking people to come and use their visual sense in a challenged way," Daniel said. "I think being able to stop in front of a photograph and really l...

Newsflash: ‘The Flash’ is back

Newsflash: ‘The Flash’ is back

George Johnston

October 4, 2015


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  On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the second season of "The Flash" will premiere on the CW network at 8 p.m. Staring Grant Gustin as The Flash, this season will continue to follow Barry's journey toward becoming the legendary superhero. Barry will have help with his super-heroics from the S.T.A.R. LABS team of ...

The Milk Carton Kids coming to Chico

The Milk Carton Kids coming to Chico

Erin Vierra

October 4, 2015


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Yes, the folk duo with the cool-sounding name is coming to Laxson Auditorium and this writer couldn’t be more happy.The last time The Milk Carton Kids played at Laxson was back in 2012 when they opened for The Avett Brothers, and now they are back and performing as the guest of honor. The Milk Carton Kids is breaking ground as the Simon &...

Coming up at the Pageant

Coming up at the Pageant

George Johnston

October 2, 2015


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The Pageant Theatre is showing three movies this weekend, here's what they are, what they're about and when they're showing. Starting Oct. 2: "Meru" Overcoming massive setbacks in their lives, this documentary follows the story of three friends and their attempt to climb Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru. This movie should be playi...

Bollywood Masala Orchestra, dancers of India

Bollywood Masala Orchestra, dancers of India

Dana Muensterman

September 29, 2015


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The true Spirit of India will be coming to Chico this Friday, Oct. 2. For their first tour in the United States, the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and dancers of India will be performing at Laxson Auditorium. Rahis Bartis, one of India’s greatest musical figures, will be sharing the music, dancers and spiritualit...

The Green to share positive vibes with Chico

The Green to share positive vibes with Chico

Valeria Flores

September 28, 2015


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Yes, you heard right. Hawaiian band The Green is coming to the El Rey Theatre, just a short walk from campus.“If you guys want to experience a little piece of Hawaii in Chico, then come to the show,” said Zion Thompson, singer-guitarist.The Green is going to be performing on Wednesday, Sept. 30, a...

The Orion’s Emmy Predictions

George Johnston

September 18, 2015


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The Emmy's are happening Sunday night. Because the trophy doesn't always go to the most deserving show, The Orion has broken the nominees into two categories: who will win and who actually should.Best Comedy "Louie" (FX) "Modern Family" (ABC) "Parks and Recreation" (NBC) "Silicon Valley" (HBO)"Transparent" (Amazon) "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix) "Veep" (HBO)Should: "Louie" (FX) - One of the smartest comedies on television, it's only matter of time before "Louie" wins this award.Will: "Modern Family" (ABC) - The juggernaut series will continue its record breaki...

1078 Gallery broke, to hold fundraiser

1078 Gallery broke, to hold fundraiser

George Johnston

September 17, 2015


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1078 Gallery needs help. The art gallery is coordinating a fundraiser on September 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. to keep operations running. Located on 820 Broadway St., 1078 Gallery has been a part of Chico for 34 years operating as a venue for a variety of artists to display their work. The non-profit art gallery had relied ...

Chico World Music Festival preview

Chico World Music Festival preview

Trevor Whitney

September 8, 2015


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Four letters: F-R-E-E. This Saturday, Sept. 12, Chico State will host the world music festival and admission is free. It will be a great day to relax and enjoy the universal language of music. Music genres will range from ska, indie-hop, to urban rock. This event will take place outside of Laxson A...

‘Biophony,’ Alonzo King LINES Ballet preview

Dana Muensterman

August 27, 2015


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On Saturday, September 5, there will be a new and intriguing kind of ballet presented at Chico State. Alonzo King LINES Ballet will be performing his newest work, "Biophony," in collaboration with natural soundscape producer Bernie Krause and composer Richard Blackford at Laxson Auditorium. King is known for his in...

Ending Racism In About An Hour With W. Kamau Bell Preview

George Johnston

August 24, 2015


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Racism is coming to an end in Chico. On September 9, San Francisco-based comedian W. Kamau Bell arrives at Laxson Auditorium with his current tour, "Ending Racism In About an Hour." The comedian, aided by lecture slides, will discuss racism in America."Now racism, as you know, is probably the number-o...

‘Hot Pursuit’ crashes and burns

‘Hot Pursuit’ crashes and burns

Erin Vierra

May 12, 2015


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It's saying something when a movie's outtakes come off funnier than the movie itself. With "Hot Pursuit," the latest comedy by director Anne Fletcher, the outtakes during the ending credits are the best thing to happen during its 87-minute run. "Hot Pursuit" stars Reese Witherspoon and Sofia ...

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