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Chico Unplugged rocks Madison Bear Garden with local talent

Chico Unplugged rocks Madison Bear Garden with local talent

Grant Schmieding

September 22, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Showcase

The crowd, tightly packed, mostly stands—mingling as shoulders brush and bump. The stage is small, pushed into a corner, surrounded by bright, colorful lights. Beams of purple, blue and red dance across the venue, forming pools around moving shadows. School of the Arts (SOTA) employees in black...

Abstract show shakes Blackbird Cafe with loud energy

Abstract show shakes Blackbird Cafe with loud energy

Grant Schmieding

September 20, 2018


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

The tiny venue barely had any spots in its parking lot Tuesday night. Musicians dressed in all black, unloaded rugged tour buses full of equipment while locals made their way to the back door of Blackbird Café, contemplating what they would see tonight. Chico has a thriving population of local ...

Playlist- 14 iconic ’80s songs from John Hughes’ teen films

Playlist- 14 iconic ’80s songs from John Hughes’ teen films

Natalie Hanson

September 17, 2018


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The high school films of John Hughes were some of the first to understand and define an entire generation in the 1980s. What makes them classics for the coming-of-age even to this day? Their soundtracks - from "Sixteen Candles" to "Some Kind of Wonderful", John Hughes wrote films about and for real teenagers...

On This Day: The Kinks’ “Something Else By The Kinks” released in 1967

On This Day: The Kinks’ “Something Else By The Kinks” released in 1967

Natalie Hanson

September 15, 2018


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The summer of 1967 is legendary in the history of music's development. The several short months in that "Summer of Love" defined the sound of a generation, as from that year's incredible journey through music came classics that showed the maturing of some of the decade's strongest bands. One such band,...

Associated Students Productions kicks off event series, Open Mic Night

Associated Students Productions kicks off event series, Open Mic Night

Grant Schmieding

September 15, 2018


Filed under A&E Breaking, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

An intimate crowd shuffled in slowly and began to occupy round tables as the dimly-lit room filled with light chatter. Silhouettes danced over artistic portraits of John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and Albert Einstein while artists took their positions on stage. Students and community members came together in th...

‘Mid-century Modern Vol.1’ presents great introduction to classical music

‘Mid-century Modern Vol.1’ presents great introduction to classical music

Alex Coba

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Reviews

The sounds of wind and string instruments filled Zingg Recital Hall as “The Florestan Society” and the Department of Music and Theatre presented ”Mid-century Modern, Vol. 1” this past Sunday.Being a new transfer student, this was my first school show that I attended. Going into it ...

On This Day- Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ released in 1975

On This Day- Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ released in 1975

Natalie Hanson

September 12, 2018


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

On September 12 in 1975, Pink Floyd released its seventh album, "Wish You Were Here." After already reaching worldwide fame for the milestone album, "Dark Side of the Moon," this album became another classic in its own right within the band's long list of work. You may only know this album, or "Dark...

5 standout albums dropping this week

5 standout albums dropping this week

Natalie Hanson

September 12, 2018


Filed under A&E Breaking, Arts & Entertainment, Previews

If you're ready for the release of fresh albums this Friday, here are a few standout drops that we are looking forward to sampling.Willie Nelson - "My Way"This will be Nelson's 68th studio album and he is still going strong. "My Way" was announced as a collection of songs associated with Frank Sinatra, an insp...

Eminem’s new album ‘Kamikaze’ hits the ground running hard

Eminem’s new album ‘Kamikaze’ hits the ground running hard

Alex Coba

September 6, 2018


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Eminem's back and he's not only angry, he's out for blood. and to say it's the most entertaining thing to hear right now would be an understatement. The rapper released his surprise new album “Kamikaze” on August 31 and he's serving out disses left and right.After the critically panned &#...

Why you should attend a music festival this summer

Why you should attend a music festival this summer

Nicte Hernandez

May 7, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

Music festivals bring hundreds of people together around music, art or popular food. There are a few things about festivals that keeps bringing people back though: the artists, the vibe and the people. Surrounded by other people that love and relate to the same music, all crowding around a stage to se...

J. Cole once again does close to nothing

J. Cole once again does close to nothing

Mitchell Kret

May 2, 2018


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J. Cole has presented yet another average album that his fans will treat like gospel while his haters will write off as trash without listening to a single track. Those who formulate their opinion after listening to "KOD" probably don’t have much more to say that they did on his last album. J....

CAMMIES spotlight, award Chico musical artists

CAMMIES spotlight, award Chico musical artists

Natalie Hanson

April 25, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Showcase

The 2018 CAMMIES Awards were put on at the Hop Yard at Sierra Nevada Brewery, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. It was sponsored by Chico News & Review and the Chico Rape Prevention and Intervention Center. The awards show is a spotlight for local musical artists every spring, with awards in di...

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