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Smokey the Groove presents the party challenge

Smokey the Groove presents the party challenge

Nicole Henson

April 18, 2018


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“If we were a TV show we would be Sesame Street but if Sesame Street met the band from the Muppets," explains the talented group of goofballs who make up Smokey the Groove.The group reminisced over burgers about how their band met, the group dynamic and revealed a proposition that they have for ...

Oldies but goodies

Julia Maldonado

October 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison - Blowin' Your Mind!Head Games - Foreigner - Head GamesGood Vibrations - The Beach Boys - Good VibrationsGirls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield - Working Class DogWild Horses - Rolling Stones - Sticky FingersThe Joker - Steve M...

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...

John Hiatt, Taj Mahal Trio rock Laxson Auditorium

John Hiatt, Taj Mahal Trio rock Laxson Auditorium

Tom Sundgren

September 15, 2015


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The lights dimmed and out walked the 73-year-old Taj Mahal with his two bandmates right behind him. The audience cheered for the blues legend as he gave a warm and friendly wave to all. Mahal sat and grabbed his bronze resonator acoustic guitar, tested it for a split second and then seamlessly went into...

Friday Night Concert provides enjoyable community atmosphere

Friday Night Concert provides enjoyable community atmosphere

Emma Wood-Wright

May 17, 2014


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A man in a yellow T-shirt plays the air piano along with the band Urban Legend at the 37th anniversary of Downtown Chico’s Friday Night Concert series. “I’ve been going to the concerts since I was 11,” local John G. said. “I can’t recall the amount of bands I’ve seen here.”The free concerts will run every Friday until Sep...

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