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Chico-born artist brings hope to Paradise through mural artwork

A depiction of Jesus Christ on the baptismal pool at the Hope Christian Church on Pentz Road in Paradise. Photo credit: Angel Ortega

Angel Ortega

May 8, 2019

An artist has taken it upon himself to paint murals on damaged buildings and homes in Paradise. Shane Grammer, an artist who does both commissioned and freelance artwork for Disney and its parks, has painted murals on many of the damaged and destroyed properties in wake of the Camp Fire that destroyed...

Through the Late Night Podcast: Kodak Black receives backlash after comment

Illustration by Melissa Joseph

Alex Coba, Mitchell Kret, and Angel Ortega

April 13, 2019

“Through the Late Night” is The Orion’s Arts & Entertainment section’s new music podcast. Led by section writers Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega, every other week you’ll get to hear them tackle different topics and issues facing the music industry as well as highly a...

Featured Artist: 5 Mile Myth brings good vibes and sick music to Chico

Jayna Feldman and Kailo Castilla playing their instruments Photo credit: Christian Solis

Alex Coba

April 10, 2019

One of the things that makes a band great is group chemistry. Without it, a band can fall into obscurity or even fail to get off the ground in the first place. Luckily, 5 Mile Myth has enough chemistry to spare, as is apparent from just one conversation with the band. They are one of the most genuine gr...

Editor’s picks: Our opinion editor’s songs to reflect on

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Rachael Bayuk

March 17, 2019

Everyone needs free time to think out their life. Chill to these tunes over spring break. 100 Bad Days - AJR. This song makes jokes out of your misfortune, but you’re actually laughing along. Listen to this song if you need a positive outlook to get through the day. Talk - Khalid. Let’s ...

Featured Artist: deM atlaS

deM atlaS relaxes before the 'Mi Vida Local Tour' show starts at the Senator Theater on Friday. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Ricardo Tovar

March 13, 2019

  Over the past year, Chico's Senator Theater has gathered notable entertainers from the likes of Insane Clown Posse, Poppy, Bhad Bhabie, and All Time Low have all come through Chico. Chico's notable rise in popularity for these big acts is astonishing and shows the appeal the college ...

Through the Late Night podcast: Jaden Smith provides clean water for Flint, Michigan

Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Mitchell Kret, Angel Ortega, and Alex Coba

March 12, 2019

“Through the Late Night” is the Arts & Entertainment’s new music podcast for The Orion News. Led by section writers Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega, every other week you’ll get to hear them tackle different topics and issues facing the music industry, as well as highly anticipated...

Editor’s Picks: Our sports editor’s top 10 songs

Ricardo's playlist that he puts on at all times of the day.

Ricardo Tovar

March 8, 2019

Music is a strange thing for me, I don't seek it out and don't stay updated as most people do. Occasionally, I hear something from a friend and I like the band/performer and look them up. So a lot of songs I listen to are pretty dated, but this playlist is still full of songs from all across my life...

Through the Late Night podcast: 21 Savage shocking ICE detainment

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Mitchell Kret, Angel Ortega, and Alex Coba

February 23, 2019

“Through The Late Night” is the Arts & Entertainment's new music podcast for The Orion News. Led by section writers Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega, every other week you'll get to hear them tackle different topics and issues facing the music industry, as well as highly anticipated music re...

Featured Artist: Caloy shows off piano skills, distinct vocal talent

Featured Artist Caloy at the piano. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Alex Coba

February 19, 2019

For “Caloy” music has been a part of his life from a very young age. Learning how to play the piano at a young age, he began to get inspired by big acts like John Legend, Adele and Lady Gaga. Pop ballads were his go-to type of music. Caloy was drawn to the dramatic vibes that the artist Adele...

Chico nursing student shows his love for music

Paraic King sits in his home recording studio. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Grant Schmieding

September 26, 2018

He takes the stage, guitar slung over his shoulder. The strap tugs on his shirt collar. “I’m gonna take my glasses off so I don’t have to look at y’all," he says. "Nothing against everyone—I just, you know, it makes me feel a little bit more at ease.” After a pause, Paraic King, a local...

Podcast: Modern sitcoms look to the past, from ‘Friends’ to ‘New Girl’

A group of friends watch a TV show. Getty images by Wundervisuals.

Natalie Hanson

September 23, 2018

You know them, you love them or sometimes you hate them and we're talking about them. In this week's podcast, we tackle sitcoms in past and present entertainment, and how these types of shows have evolved. From "Roseanne," "Seinfeld" and "Friends," to "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "New Girl...

Alondra Enriquez incorporates different themes in her artwork

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Hannah Yeager

May 2, 2018

Alondra Enriquez is a junior at Chico State and a diverse artist. She finds that there are two sides to understanding and relating to art and when creating her pieces, she tries to appeal to the vast majority of each group. Enriquez considers herself diverse because she doesn't stick to one theme or...

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