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Coldplay’s new album parachutes into the unfamiliar

Coldplay’s new album parachutes into the unfamiliar

December 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

"A Head Full of Dreams" is a great album capable of captivating many audiences. Coldplay shows their ability to step into elements of genres such as world music, soul, electronic and jazz while still maintaining the underlying alternative rock sound that they have always been known for.Even though their debut a...

Pauly Shore reeks at El Rey

Pauly Shore reeks at El Rey

December 15, 2015


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The night of Dec. 10 has come and gone and all of the original, innovative comedy in Pauly Shore’s stand up comedy went with it. As a millennial baby who grew up watching his films, I am sad to see it go while simultaneously glad that it is over. His performance felt like the longest 45 minutes of my life....

Despite fights, IAMSU! steals the show

Despite fights, IAMSU! steals the show

December 13, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

The Senator Theatre was packed shoulder to shoulder on Dec. 5 thanks to IAMSU!. It didn't matter if a huge fight broke out, if people jumped up and moved their arms to the beat or if the performers were crowd-surfing— the audience was consistently energetic.Casey Veggies came out first and the crowd moved...

Harlen Adams Theatre decks the halls

Harlen Adams Theatre decks the halls

December 10, 2015


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For those not yet in the holiday spirit, there was no better way than to celebrate with the music and theater department at its scholarship fundraiser. This year's "Glorious Sounds of the Season" included many talented performers such as the wind ensemble, a cappella choir, chamber singers, Jazz X-Press, ...

‘Spotlight’ illuminates importance of truth

‘Spotlight’ illuminates importance of truth

December 10, 2015


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“Spotlight” is one of those rare movies that should become part of the curriculum for aspiring journalists. It's a movie teachers will play for their students to show the power of writing.It’s 2001 and "The Boston Globe" just hired its new editor, Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), who ...

Study Break: ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ review

Study Break: ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ review

George Johnston

December 7, 2015


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  After a blizzard traps New Yorkers in their homes, Bill Murray is forced to do his live Christmas TV special in front of no one. An understandably depressed Murray has an existential crisis while stuck in a place he really does not want to be. This odd, tonal beginning may be due to the...

Study break: ‘Secrets in Their Eyes’ review

Study break: ‘Secrets in Their Eyes’ review

December 5, 2015


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The American remake of "secrets in Their Eyes," a 2009 Academy Award-winning Spanish film, is about justice and the price that comes with it. Directed and co-written by Billy Ray, who also wrote “Captain Phillips” a few years back, the film features strong performances from its leading cast, bu...

Multicultural Night hopes for unity

Multicultural Night hopes for unity

December 4, 2015


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Every year, cultures unite at Chico State through performance and art at Multicultural Night. The main emphasis of this year’s event was unity among cultures, including diversity in sororities and fraternities.Although the event was free and open to the public, not everyone took advantage. The audie...

Study Break: ‘Creed’ review

Study Break: ‘Creed’ review

George Johnston

December 1, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Uncategorized

A burning fire to be the best is ignited when Apollo Creed‘s son, Adonis Johnson-Creed, seeks out Rocky Balboa to help him step out of his father’s shadow. Michael B. Jordan is tremendous as Adonis. He’s emotionally relatable and excels with in boxing aspect of the film. Every time Jordan in is in the ring,...

Study break: ‘Jessica Jones’ review

Study break: ‘Jessica Jones’ review

George Johnston

November 21, 2015


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The abuser she thought was dead is actually alive. Now Jessica Jones, a hard-drinking private investigator, has to find the man who traumatized her and stop him from hurting other people. From the first episode, Jessica comes off as an asshole. She never gives a straight answer and always throws in some ...

Bogg gives jazz tribute to Black Sabbath

Bogg gives jazz tribute to Black Sabbath

Chelsea Gallegos

November 16, 2015


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Bogg, a modern jazz ensemble with clear hip-hop, classic rock and other random influences, has weekly shows at Cafe Coda. Black Sabbath was the theme of this particular Friday morning show, which audience members loved. A lack of lyrics didn't deter young fans; in fact, the cafe was full to capacity with audience members standing outside to see th...

Jeff Daniels surprises Chico with his musical talent

Jeff Daniels surprises Chico with his musical talent

Erin Vierra

November 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

This past Sunday Jeff Daniels performed with his son's band at the Sierra Nevada Big Room.In the best way possible, it was a genuine surprise to find that Daniels can really sing. He's famous for “Dumb and Dumber” and the acclaimed television series, “The Newsroom,” so music isn't something ...

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