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Chico Unplugged is finger-pickin’ good

Chico Unplugged is finger-pickin’ good

Ashiah Scharaga

February 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Reviews

If you stroll down to Woodstock’s Pizza on Thursday night for the next two weeks you’ll receive a special treat with your Wildcat Combo: some original tunes from local singers and songwriters of all styles. Chico Unplugged, presented by Chico State's School of the Arts Productions, KCSC Radio and Woodstock's Pizza, transformed Woodstock’s Pizza into a rockin ac...

Keep Chico Weird talent show lives up to its name

Keep Chico Weird talent show lives up to its name

Ashiah Scharaga

February 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries, Reviews

There's only one place where you'll find a freak-folk artist, female illusionist and hula-hoop dancer on the same stage in one night: The Keep Chico Weird Talent Show, held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the El Rey Theatre in Chico. Though the show ran for about three hours and had technical issues and delays, the host, contestants and judges remained engaging and entertaining. The show, presented by Chico News & Review and Feather Fal...

Guitarists captivate crowds at Laxson Auditorium

Guitarists captivate crowds at Laxson Auditorium

Michael Quiring

January 31, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

It didn't take long for acoustic guitarist Tommy Emmanuel to captivate his audience, as he opened up his performance with his award-winning song "Gameshow Rag/Cannonball Rag." The audience quickly responded with whistles and hurrahs.Guitarists Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor brought their musical s...

Acoustic guitarists astonish at 1078 Gallery

Acoustic guitarists astonish at 1078 Gallery

Ashiah Scharaga

January 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Peter Janson pulled out his iPhone and took snapshots of the audience before he strummed a note on his acoustic guitar. He waved to an audience of about 35 and it exuberantly waved back. Larry Pattis, sitting to the right of Janson, smiled, leaned into his microphone and said, "A thought just c...

Golden Dragon Acrobats amaze Chico State

Golden Dragon Acrobats amaze Chico State

Veronica Hodur

January 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

A deep solemn aesthetic, stage lights set into distinct rays and traditional sparkling, bright acrobatic costumes caught the eye of the audience while outlining the distinctive lines of each performers body. The Golden Dragon Acrobats: Cirque Ziva took the stage at Laxson Auditorium Wednesday evening as p...

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