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Queen tribute ‘symphonic and ethereal’

Queen tribute ‘symphonic and ethereal’

Carly Plemons

February 14, 2016


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Chatter eased into anticipation as the lights dimmed and the sound of a piano and harmonies silenced the audience. "Queen: A Night At The Opera" produced by Uncle Dad’s Art Collective on Feb. 13 was unlike any other tribute or cover of a band I have seen before. The entire show was like watching...

Logic brings good vibes, music to Chico fairgrounds

Logic brings good vibes, music to Chico fairgrounds

Jesse De Mercurio

February 11, 2016


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For Dollie Partida, first-year undeclared major, Logic’s appearance at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds on Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. was only her second concert ever and her first time seeing Logic. What made her decide to come out on a Wednesday night to see the Maryland rapper? “He just seems pretty ni...

‘The Revenant’ stands out as incredible film

‘The Revenant’ stands out as incredible film

February 3, 2016


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I hope “The Revenant” creates a new wave of superhero movies: A vaguely dark and unpredictable storyline, CGI that doesn’t make me feel like I’m watching someone play video games for 90 minutes and involves watching Leonardo DiCaprio crawl through the dirt to the Oscar podium. The story line of...

‘Mustang’: a look into oppression and female empowerment

‘Mustang’: a look into oppression and female empowerment

Carly Plemons

February 1, 2016


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"Mustang" is a foreign film illustrating the lives of five sisters living in a world of oppression in rural Turkey. After being accused of debauchery, the girls are jailed inside their house under the strict supervision of their uncle and grandmother. After seeing her sisters married off one by on...

‘Garfunkel and Oates’ bring unique humor to Netflix

‘Garfunkel and Oates’ bring unique humor to Netflix

January 29, 2016


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The singing, acting and comedic duo Garfunkel and Oates bring a quirky humor to Netflix viewers. Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci pay homage to Art Garfunkel and John Oates, two rock 'n' roll icons, in their name. Lindhome and Micucci created their duo as a band first, and later went on to create their...

Tarantino’s eighth wonder: ‘The Hateful Eight’

Tarantino’s eighth wonder: ‘The Hateful Eight’

January 28, 2016


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Tarantino is here and hateful. Quentin Tarantino’s western tale of tensions between eight bounty hunters and outlaws reaches an all-time high when they're all stuck rooming together in a haberdashery trying to escape a terrorizing blizzard. "The Hateful Eight" is Tarantino’s eighth film. It...

Ukulele group brings music, comedy to Laxson

Ukulele group brings music, comedy to Laxson

January 25, 2016


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The number one rule of the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is, “If you know the words, sing along! If you don’t know the words, sing along!” This rule and the attitude it brings followed the performers onstage for a loud, fun-filled show at Laxson Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 7:30...

Netflix series ‘Making a Murderer’ triggers debate

Netflix series ‘Making a Murderer’ triggers debate

January 21, 2016


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An 18-year-stay in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. An additional 10 years already spent in jail for a murder he continually pleads not guilty to. 'Making a Murderer' is the new Netflix series about Steven Avery and the turmoil that he and his family face for crimes he claims to not have committed. The...

Climate change is in our hands: ‘Cowspiracy’ review

Climate change is in our hands: ‘Cowspiracy’ review

December 16, 2015


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Over the weekend, Chico’s intimate local theater, the Pageant, played one of the most exhilarating and frightening movies I've ever seen. "Cowspiracy" was similar to 2006's "An Inconvenient Truth," but it also criticizes Al Gore's presentation of global warming. "An Inconvenient Truth," as previou...

Coldplay’s new album parachutes into the unfamiliar

Coldplay’s new album parachutes into the unfamiliar

December 16, 2015


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"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


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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...

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