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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


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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 ...

Review: The Underachievers’ new album shows lyrical progress

Review: The Underachievers’ new album shows lyrical progress

Tom Sundgren

November 16, 2015


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The Underachievers' sophomore album, "Evermore: The Art of Duality," shows that the group has matured. Compared to their previous album, "Cellar Door: Terminus ut Exordium," the captivating storytelling, underlying philosophy and developed concepts are more present than ever.The first change that's immediately differ...

Study break: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘These Walls’ review

Study break: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘These Walls’ review

Valeria Flores

November 7, 2015


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Hip-Hop artist Kendrick Lamar recently released the fourth video from his latest album, “To Pimp A Butterfly.” The video, "These Walls," features Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat. In his previous videos, Lamar delivered a clear message; however, because the content in "These Walls" is already...

Study break: The Simpsons “Tree House of Horror XXVI” Review

Study break: The Simpsons “Tree House of Horror XXVI” Review

George Johnston

October 26, 2015


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This year's "Tree House of Horror" episode to borrow a phase from Lisa Simpson, "meh." Here's a break down of the tree segments: "Wanted Dead Then Alive" Sideshow bob has been trying to kill Bart Simpson for 24 years and this year he finally succeeds, even if it's only for this episode. Th...

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