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‘Sierra Burgess Is A Loser’ tries to make catfishing cute

‘Sierra Burgess Is A Loser’ tries to make catfishing cute

Alex Coba

September 12, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Netflix has had quite the surge of romantic comedies over the last few months. “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser” is a modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story and it's the latest to join the rom-com genre, but compared to the likes of Netflix's current fan favorite,“To All the Bo...

Consuming slow entertainment in a fast-information age

Consuming slow entertainment in a fast-information age

Grant Schmieding

May 1, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

After a full day of school, it’s time to sleep. Lying in bed, my eyes locked on the dim laptop screen in front of me. My nightly melatonin creeps up as my attention flat lines and I drift off into a peaceful, numb sleep. The next morning, my eyes lazily open. I grab my laptop, still open from last...

Shortz! Film Festival to take center stage at the El Rey

Shortz! Film Festival to take center stage at the El Rey

Rylee Pedotti

September 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Local film aficionados are in for a treat when the fifth annual Shortz! Film Festival takes residency at the historic El Rey Theater Sept. 16-18.What began in 2011 as an interactive method for local filmmakers to share their work with peers, family and friends have now flourished into an acclaimed event fea...

Entertainment lacks originality

Entertainment lacks originality

Jeff Guzman

February 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you look at the box office right now, a brief list of those based on a true story – or at least inspired by one - would include these movies: "The Revenant," "The Finest Hours," "13 Hours," "The Big Short," "Spotlight," "Joy," "Bridge of Spies" and "Concussion."The movie list above is just ...

Knitting with spirit

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-09-19T21:27:00Z"/> entertainment Kayla WohlfordWith needles, yarn and imagination at their fingertips, knit-enthusiasts gathered at the Age of Aquarius to hone their creations during a weekly gathering of Knit with Spirit. The group serves as a way to bring together people who ...

Jazz Mafia Symphony will perform multi-genre show

March 28, 2014


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Published 2010-10-11T19:47:00Z"/> entertainment Josh HeggImagine sitting around a table, listening to the conversation of Duke Ellington, Beethoven and Tupac. What would they talk about? While it is impossible to know for sure, Chico can hear what that collaboration might sound like with the ...

Festival brings legends

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-08-22T21:55:00Z"/> entertainment Summer lovin’ crowds gathered, camped, sang and drank to celebrate Chico talent in the first-ever Chico Legends Music Festival. Juan Mejia Chico got a little taste of a big music festival as crowds gathered at the Tuscan Ridge Golf Club for two ni...

World-class guitarist to pluck for fans at Laxson

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-02-07T21:25:00Z"/> entertainment Nicole Walker One man playing a guitar can produce the sound of an orchestra. The musician behind the auditory illusion is legendary acoustic guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, who will perform through Chico Performances Feb. 9 at Laxson Auditorium with ...

Chico native returns for art show

March 28, 2014


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Published 2010-12-13T20:23:00Z"/> entertainment Candyce ChilsonAnimal heads dangle from the branches of a large neon pink tree as hunters shoot at them. This is just one of Haley Hughes' acrylic paintings to test the imagination. Hughes, 26, will reveal her artwork at the 1078 Gallery from D...

Musical rite of passage lost on digital generation

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-02-15T11:52:00Z"/> entertainment Isaac Brambila The sun danced in and out of the dry brown mountains, the speedometer signaled 75 mph and David Gilmour's humming solo pounded from out of the speakers. Little did I know, during the countless hours I sat eagerly in the back seat of...

Wild Oak showcases diverse music scene

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-05-02T23:24:00Z"/> entertainment PreviewNicole Walker Reggae here, rock there, folk down the street and electronic a few blocks over - it's a musical formula that may overlap the agendas of music fans and potentially mislead diehard fans of a particular genre. Four separate venue...

Metal royalty to gut Senator

March 28, 2014


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Published 2010-10-04T19:33:00Z"/> entertainment Matt ShiltsSome of the biggest names in American metal are set to meet at the Senator Theatre, and they're employing some local talent to warm it up. As I Lay Dying, Unearth, All That Remains and Carnifex will tear up the stage Monday, and homet...

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