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Jordan Peele delivers another instant-classic horror film

Jordan Peele delivers another instant-classic horror film

Angel Ortega

March 24, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Although it’s not a perfect horror film, Jordan Peele's “Us” is an outstanding film layered with social commentary and symbolism. Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and her husband, Gabe (Winston Duke), spend their family vacation at a summer home, Adelaide’s childhood home, nea...

R. Kelly’s interview and the danger of entertainment news

R. Kelly’s interview and the danger of entertainment news

Gage Northcutt

March 20, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Keep your eyes sharp, ears keen, and your skepticism at healthy levels while partaking in entertainment “news.”Let me make things clear: this is not a defense for R. Kelly, it is a defense for journalism and truth. That is why the performance of CBS and other media outlets alike is shameless ...

Bands D-FY and ICED bring hardcore punk to Chico

Bands D-FY and ICED bring hardcore punk to Chico

Angel Ortega

March 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Hardcore punk bands D-FY (pronounced “defy”) and ICED, from Chico and Eugene, Oregon respectively, kicked off their tour on Friday in Chico. The concert, hosted by 1078 Gallery, consisted of both D-FY and ICED with END // GAME and The Choice, both from Chico, playing as support acts. Bot...

‘The Almond Orchard’ poses important questions to Chico

‘The Almond Orchard’ poses important questions to Chico

Rayanne Painter

March 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

The opening night of “The Almond Orchard” debuted at downtown Chico’s Blue Room Theatre Thursday night. As an adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” this rendition of the classic play keeps Chekhov's comedic relief in a tale of change, love, healing and grief. What makes "The Almond...

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

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

Rachael Bayuk

March 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

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 ...

Tim Hernandez featured at Chico’s Book in Common for ‘All They Will Call You’

Tim Hernandez featured at Chico’s Book in Common for ‘All They Will Call You’

Olyvia Simpson and Mitchell Kret

March 16, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

Chico’s Book in Common hosted Tim Hernandez in Laxson Auditorium on March 13 to talk about his book “All They Will Call You” and related experiences. Book in Common is hosted jointly by both Chico State and Butte College. “All They Will Call You,” is a narrative of “...

‘Devil May Cry 5’ comes back with a ‘SSS’ score in action

‘Devil May Cry 5’ comes back with a ‘SSS’ score in action

Ricardo Tovar

March 16, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Capcom is back making "Devil May Cry,” as they should be. After 11 years since their last title in the series, "Devil May Cry 4,” Capcom has been on a tear to start 2019, having already released the remake for the classic "Resident Evil 2."The "Devil May Cry" series has been trying to get r...

‘A Madea Family Funeral’ delivers dull attempt at comedy in typical Tyler Perry fashion

‘A Madea Family Funeral’ delivers dull attempt at comedy in typical Tyler Perry fashion

Angel Ortega

March 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

With a horrid narrative and writing style, Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Family Funeral” brings nothing new to the table and exhibits Perry’s consistently poor work ethic as a filmmaker. In the 11th and final film of the Madea film series, Madea and her brother Joe (both played by Perry)...

New Juice WRLD album shows development but drags on

New Juice WRLD album shows development but drags on

Mitchell Kret

March 13, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Trap crooner Juice WRLD dropped his second studio album on March 8, which shows some significant growth from the artist, in both good and bad ways. "Death Race for Love" shows development in Juice WRLD’s style and ability, however, it is over 70 minutes which makes the 22-song tracklist reminiscent of...

Featured Artist: deM atlaS

Featured Artist: deM atlaS

Ricardo Tovar

March 13, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Q&As, Showcase

  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 ...

Bach Festival educates on the composer and showcases his music

Bach Festival educates on the composer and showcases his music

Mitchell Kret

March 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, Community

The 2019 Chico Bach Festival came to a close March 10 with the Bach and Sons organ performance in Harlen Adams Theatre. Dr. Annette Richards and Dr. David Yearsley played pieces from Johann Sebastian Bach as well as his sons. Richards played the compositions by JS Bach while Yearsley played those by ...

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

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

Mitchell Kret, Angel Ortega, and Alex Coba

March 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

“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...

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