Arts & Culture

Theater season preview

For the past two years, the calendars for performing arts venues have been a mess. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced cancellations, reschedules (re-reschedules) and prolonged closures. Chico’s theater community has responded to the challenges as […]


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Editor's note

Editor’s note: New year’s update

For this first issue of the Chico News & Review for 2022, I had hopes of sharing good news of a holiday boon and a return to normal for our county and this newspaper, but […]


News

Omicron is here

After weeks of declining COVID-19 infections, Butte County’s numbers spiked dramatically during the last week of 2021. Between Dec. 26 and Jan. 1, there were 701 new cases, the highest total since the summer surge […]



Arts & Culture

Arts DEVO: Dads

Band dad Last month, Butte County’s music scene lost one of its giants, Don DiBono, who died on Dec. 7. He was 74. In the December issue of the CN&R, this column featured a tribute […]


Arts & Culture

Arts DEVO: 2021 DEVO Awards

After a year off, the tradition continues! This is the 14th edition of Art DEVO’s annual local arts and culture awards ceremony. The envelopes, please … Best at making the best of things: The virtual […]


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Editor’s note: We’re not enemies

In the Chico neighborhood where my wife, dog, cat and I live, maybe a five-minute walk away from our house, lives the leader of one of the local Facebook “public safety” groups. She is a […]


News

County districts on the clock

With the deadline for redistricting fast approaching, the Butte County Board of Supervisors is still deliberating on how the boundaries will be redrawn. The county has until Dec. 15 to set supervisorial districts. At a […]


Arts & Culture

Arts DEVO: Feeling blue

Arts DEVO is super impressed with the new First Street Theatre performance space in downtown Chico. The folks from Chico’s California Regional Theatre put in a lot of work and money and have completely remodeled […]


Editor's note

Editor’s note: J’s School

Hey, I’m the Editor now! How did that happen? Let’s review: With apologies to the heroic Chico State professors who initially helped rewire this Redding hick’s brain, the most important schoolin’ in my 52 years […]


Arts & Culture

The storyteller returns

Before his current tour kicked off in June, Todd Snider hadn’t played live music in public since March 8, 2020. The 14 months that the coronovirus kept him off the road was the longest the […]


Arts & Culture

Arts DEVO: Totally cool

DEVOtions (version 10.8 – the cooldown) The week this paper hits the street, the highest temperature in the immediate forecast for Chico is 79 degrees. The low is 43. Just typing those words soothes Arts […]


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Art speaks

A closeup of an eye is projected large onto one of the gallery’s white walls as two fingers enter the video’s frame to pinch then pull the long eyelashes from their lids. It’s part of […]


Arts & Culture

Arts DEVO: Change

Under the shade of a plum tree sits a long wooden table with laptops and paper notebooks strewn about its weathered cedar planks. This is the bird’s-eye view of the Chico News & Review’s pandemic-era […]


Arts & Culture

Arts DEVO: Booster shot needed

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. I mean, of course you’ve heard it before. Maybe just stop me before I even get started? Can we just stop, like an action-movie hero being chased […]