World Famous Radio Zoo Show coming to Woody’s Brewery

 CHRIS MIKE & THE ZOO SHOW

With humble beginnings, starting each morning before the sun rose into the sky – in a little, vermin infested, old, rickety building, tucked away on Main Street in Woodland, California – Chris Collins, along with his partner, Mike Reynolds, created entertainment and radio magic.  From this shoe-box of a studio, sitting atop a bank, next-door to the neighborhood watering hole, Collins and Reynolds molded a high-schooler, a local barfly, the over-night FM 102 jock, an auto part salesmen, and rounding out this motley crew – the only woman on the show – a voice talent from LA; into one of the most popular and dynamic morning radio shows to ever hit the Northern California air-waves.themorning-zoo

The public was totally caught unaware as, Chris Collins, the Ringmaster of this band of Zoo critters, pulled crank bits and played pranks on their unsuspecting public. Much beloved bits like: Toss Your Boss and Burn Your Buns, became the bread and butter that had their audience eating out of their hands and craving for more. And Collins and Reynolds delivered them more; by bringing in star guests, like Richard Simmons, or musical legends, such as the Jackson Five – into the homes and lives of their avid listeners.

The Morning Zoo reigned supreme from 1983 until 1992. A host of characters came and went from the studios that started in Woodland and ended up near the fabled – Howe About Arden area of Sacramento. The characters, bits, guests and artists were interchangeable, but the mainstays: Chris Collins and Mike Reynolds stayed and became house-hold names and etched their names into Sacramento Radio history; where they have remained legends to this day.

But their story hasn’t ended; in 2010, Chris Collins and Mike Reynolds, reached out to founding members of the Zoo – Robbie Lipelt and Gary Moore; and also Killer Bee, who joined the madness in 1987; to reunite the Zoo. Helping to bring the reunion together was, Mark McGee, the Program Director of several Chico based radio stations, who lent his support and the studios for the newly formed Chris Mike Zoo show.

Recording began in January of 2010 and has continued to this very day. Through the help of technology, determination, grit, character and insanity – the Chris Mike Zoo show is being heard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the Internet or through our free cell phone Apps. The show is a worldwide based Entertainment entity. Our new numbers show a      steady increase of the variety of countries, ethnic groups and races that are becoming loyal Chris Mike Zoo fans. Comedy is universal and laughter is the commodity we deal in.

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Woody’s Brewing Company to host Chris Mike Zoo show

Woody’s Brewing Co to host Chris Mike Zoo show

In 1983, Chris Collins, along with partner, Mike Reynolds, and a wacky cast of characters created entertainment and radio magic in Northern California that has now extended to a worldwide audience. The Chris Mike Zoo show has captured the imagination of a world-wide audience due to their insane abilities to take perfectly mundane news stories, from around the globe; throw them in the Zoo blender and serve up an irreverent, and often times, off-colored look – at what goes on in our great, big ball of a planet. If you’re tired of the same-ole, same-ole, drop by for a few laughs, great food and even better Brew at Woody’s Brewery. Chances are you might have a wonderful time, but the Chris Mike Zoo show knows, you’ll bust a rib laughing. Woody’s Brewing Company Presents: 1257 Oregon Street Redding, CA 96001 530-768-1034

Events for December 2016

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Great food and tasty acoustic music from local musicians await you at Mason’s Pizza in Bella Vista. Mason’s offers a family-friendly atmosphere, so bring the kids. Would you like to perform? Just bring your instrument and three or four rehearsed songs, and we’ll provide the rest. No cover. Hosted by Deschutes Music Club.

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Tomorrow at 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Tomorrow · 45–46° Rain

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Mason’s Pizza
22184 CA-299 E, Bella Vista, California 96008

https://www.facebook.com/events/1800255373547740/

Hope is Alive

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Stand Against Stigma and the Community Education Committee are very excited to present Hope Is Alive! 8 at Carnegie’s.
Learn more about Hope Is Alive! from this Channel 7 news story:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37is_Nb80Wc
Has creating music, rhymes or poetry given you light in dark times? Or shed light on a hidden struggle? Then come celebrate how art heals.
Spoken word artists, poets, rappers, country/western singers, dancers, any and all performers are welcome!
Performer sign-in is at 5:30 p.m.
The Hope Is Alive! Open Mic Series are events organized by the Community Education Committee and the Stand Against Stigma campaign to raise awareness about mental health struggles, substance use disorders, and suicide loss. We strive to use art and performance to fight stereotypes and promote healing and understanding.
Hope Is Alive! is an inclusive event – People of all faiths, ethnicities and sexual orientations are welcome and encouraged to participate.
For more information, contact Marc at mdadigan@co.shasta.ca.us or 225-5970.

Tomorrow at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Tomorrow · 43–45° Rain

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Carnegie’s
1600 Oregon St, Redding, California 96001
Hope Is Alive! 8 – Open Mic Night

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Hilltop Holiday Bazar

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Crafts, Small Business and hand made goodies! Come Join our Communities Holiday Bazaar!
Call 241-4444 to reserve tables! 3 table max! We have in house tables!
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Planet Fitness having Fun in Redding

8vpeqiwb_400x400We here at Best Of The North State do shout-outs promoting local businesses.  Our latest jewel was visited by our business manager Cory Schaefer recently.   Have to say I went down to Planet Fitness personally to see what the big rave is about.   Once you walk in you, get the feeling that Planet Fitness offers an intimidation free fitness atmosphere which was confirmed after walking around and seeing every day ordinary people doing their thing to get into shape.  I love colors and the signature colors at PF entice you to want that workout!  They have all these workout zones for the most common body parts so you can jump from zone to zone with ease or just focus on that exercise, great thing for people like me that has random ADD.  Membership varies with or without contract but I would serously check out the Black Card memmbership.

Anthony Di’Lorenzo said “Our best selling membership is the Black Card membership. Black card membership gives you access to tanning, unlimited use of our hydro massage beds, unlimited access to our massage chairs, daily use of our Total Body Enhancement booths, reciprocal use to any of our 1200+ locations and half price off cooler drinks.”

“Here at Planet Fitness, we are the home of the judgment free zone. We don’t cater to bodybuilding or powerlifting; we focus on general fitness. Most of our members are first-time gym users, so we try to create a comfortable, nonintimidating environment. ”

To join is easy and can be done online or at the gym.images
Open 24 Hours Monday through Friday!
Open Monday at 5:00 AM until Friday at 10:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Google Reviews Customers say this “I love it. Great gym, clean and friendly atmosphere. Helpful staff. Well organized. Clean bathroom/locker room/showers. Great place to workout. I recommend it.”
Response from the owner week ago
Thanks for your sweet feedback, Brandon! At PF, we do our best to make sure that our members and guests have the best of everything! We do everything we can to keep our atmosphere in tip-top shape. We appreciate you sending this our way!

http://www.planetfitness.com/gyms/redding-ca-1327

Aaron Neville Christmas

Aaron Neville Live

If you’re looking for something to Lift your Holiday spirits and get you into the Groove of Christmas, Then the Redding Cascade Theater is the Place to be this December 13, 2016, Featuring Grammy Award winning Recording Artist Mr.Aaron Neville! Famous for hits like “tell it like it is,” “Everybody plays the fool,” and SO much more Beautiful, and soul moving Songs.
Aaron Neville’s Christmas Celebration is at once familiar yet progressive, traditional, prayerful, heartfelt, fun, and sexy. Neville lends his angelic voice to timeless holiday standards, which manages to capture all of the joy, passion, spirituality, and nostalgia which goes along with the holiday season. With three GRAMMY awards, multiple chart-topping singles and more than a dozen Billboard Top 25 albums, Aaron Neville is a powerhouse of soul, R&B, and contemporary music, though his Unique and soulful Voice, makes Whatever He is singing Sound Beautifully Natural, and Like medicine to the soul.
The finest cinema house in Redding’s Cascade Theatre inaugurated on Friday evening, August 9, 1935, in Northern California.
“A magnificent theater located conveniently in the heart of downtown Redding— modern in every particular — and built, always with the thought in mind of your happiness and comfort,” and making a solemn pledge:

Cascade Theatre Administration 1735 Market Street Redding, CA 96001
Cascade Theatre Administration
1735 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001

We promise: Our programs will be the finest — clean and wholesome — chosen for the entertainment of the entire family — worthy of your good will and loyal support.
Entering the foyer one’s gaze is immediately caught and held by a vast expanse of a mirror, indirect lighting flooding it in a subtle manner; one’s foot sinks in the thick carpet of green with accents of rust, tan, and orange. The ceiling is indeed splendid; a Byzantine grandeur is gone modernistic; a score of blending colors worked into a beautiful whole.
Parking for Cascade Theatre events can be tricky due to the small area, and limited space to Park for vehicles. I know Myself Personally from experience, I have learned that arriving a few minutes early to the event, assures me Convenient Parking.

This is an actual Statement from their site online;
Please use either of the FREE PARKING lots nearby the theater. One is a two level lot located on the corner of Placer & California Streets, and the other located behind the theater on the corner of Sacramento and Pine Streets. PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY BANK PARKING LOTS or STREET PARKING.
I can’t think of a better way to get into the Christmas spirit this year, great Artist, Great Venue, its Beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Hope to see You There!

Monroe’s Casino Skareoke Halloween Party

Ready to Let your hair down and get your Party on this Halloween? Well alright ghouls and boils, tonight’s the night! Join us for some Skaraoke with a cash prize, and heaps of bone-chilling fun! Let our

Monroe's Casino and Grill Halloween Skareoke
Monroe’s Casino and Grill
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bartenders play mad scientist and create some kooky concoctions in their “lab,” all while you get your monster mash on! Get Ready for a screaming time full of Music, Games,Drinks,dancing and Nothing but FUN! No worries for the Scaredycats out there, because the only thing truly frightening would be if you didn’t show up at all! This year’s Party is one you won’t want to miss So come on down, Join us for a Night to remember with our Famous karaoke and Las Vegas style blackjack! Party Starts at 9, NO COVER CHARGE, and Please remember NO masks allowed! #karaoke #monroescasino #halloween #BOTNS #bestofthenrthstate #reddingreviews #costumes #contests #blackjack #jasonstovallreceived_10210825842511764
Monroe’s always throw great fun parties. The food is beyond great. I recommend the tacos and wash it down with ice cold beer. Monroe’s Grill

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Monroe’s offers hand designed recipes fresh recipes like this prawn fish taco

Great food made to order. Try one of our amazing signature burgers or start with a plate of our Nutz-Chos! #greatfood #homemade #taco #Facebook
This Halloween, AAA reminds motorists to travel safely and Drive drug- and alcohol-free when hitting the roads. For those who do plan to drink, AAA urges them to take safety precautions in advance: designate a non-drinking driver, call a cab or stay with a friend.

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Redding’s Casino Club Secret Revealed

Redding’s Casino Poker Club Secret Revealed

Have you ever found something that was so amazing that you had to tell everyone in the world about it, I mean on a scale 0ne to ten it was an absolute ten plus? One of those moments where you say to yourself where have I been this entire time and, worse yet what kind of friends would keep a secret of this magnitude from you right?

Monroe’s Nightclub & Karaoke

That’s what I discovered here at Redding’s only seven days a week karaoke place called Monroe’s Nightclub & Karaoke, aka as The Casino Poker Club.

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When interviewing owner ileana Harris for a shout-out about the establishment’s history, I began to realize that there was more to it than just the poker tables and seven nights a week karaoke that locals and residents enjoy.

The big secret that I have discovered is their eye rolling food. Not just any food, but a menu of options that’s specifically created by the hands of ileana herself from her commercial kitchen in her home! I mean how many restaurant owners have this type of professional stove in their home kitchen?  Exactly, ileana keeps pursuing the very best eating experience for her customers. She creates everything from scratch from her kitchen continuing to perfect it finally she brings into her establishment and works with the chefs until they have perfected the recipe. Personally, I have tried two dishes, the Clam chowder, and their fish tacos.

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Monroe’s offers hand designed  fresh recipes like this prawn fish taco

Have to say they both are a ten and an eye-rolling experience. iLeana has an amazing team helping her deliver this amazing experience to those that visit her establishment. Though it is called Casino Poker Club is known as Monroe’s Nightclub & Karaoke, there is so much more behind the famous marque sign. Because there is so much about Monroe’s to shout about we will be doing more reviews in the future.

Redding’s Ultimate Pizza Offers Gluten-Free Pizza

Redding’s Ultimate Pizza has been offering gluten-free dough for several years now.  They also offer vegetarian and other healthy options sense 2008.

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Gluten-Free Pizza

With health conscious customers becoming more aware of how gluten can be unhealthy to eat, especially for those that have compromised health issues. Redding’s Ultimate Pizza answered the call by making available a gluten-free pizza.  North State pizza lovers have found this winning pizzeria that offers your traditional pizza including sourdough pizza crust along with their amazing gluten-free pizza.

http://www.wfmj.com/story/33286790/reddings-ultimate-pizza-offers-gluten-free-pizza

Contact Eric McCall
Redding’s Ultimate Free Pizza
1730 Pleasant St, Redding, CA 96001
(530) 241-8646

http://reddingsultimate-pizza.com/
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Mesa Productions Brings It Home With The Old Dominion Band — 5 Stars ☆☆☆☆☆

The Old Dominion Band sold out at the Redding Civic Auditorium thanks to the owners of Mesa Productions Angie and Rick Gurrola.

Their motto is to bring quality events to the north state at reasonable prices. Recently their motto came to pass when two well-known bands played at the Redding Civic Auditorium.

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Mesa Productions Brings Old Dominion Band To  Redding

Redding Reviews & Best Of The North State was there to capture and experience this exciting event that was totally electrifying. It was very exciting seeing the Old Dominion Band and Jackson Michelson. As we interviewed people waiting to enter the Redding auditorium you knew without a doubt that there was a lot of built anticipation. “Old Dominion is one of my favorite bands” commented one woman that had brought several friends.

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Jason Stovall owner of Redding  Reviews & Best Of The North State.com (front) hanging with  friends at Old Dominion Band playing at Redding Civic Auditorium

We had the opportunity to interview up and rising star Jackson Michelson who started the show out with a lively opener that the crowd loved. Jackson did a fantastic job getting the crowd warmed up before the Old Dominion Band came out onto the stage.

There was only one small hiccup during the entertainment, and that was at the end of the show when one woman kept getting onto the stage while the band wanted to take a picture of the crowd, she was finally told to get off the stage by the lead singer. All in all, this was a two thumbs up show and a big shout out goes out to Angie and crew for bringing this great entertainment to Redding.

Kool April Nites Cruise Redding CA April 22nd Starts at 6:30

Just a quick update about Kool April Nites on April 22nd.  Make sure to get downtown Redding Hilltop and Churn Creek early because it will be a crowd.  Official Kool April Nites cruise schedule: Kool April Nites Cruise Schedule
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Another thing to remember to do is to make sure you check the weather and prepare for either rain or sun.  Below you will see our Facebook Live Stream video we made of the event, Just copy and paste into your address bar:  Our Facebook Kool April Nites Live Stream Shout Out.

We will be broadcasting live this week through Redding at a variety of places, Cicada Cantina and Woody’s Brewing Co just to mention a few.

Some of our co-host will be Dan Jones, Robert Fetty and possibly local radio voice and media celebrity Gary Moore.