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Jazz Jam entertains listeners, invites all musicians

Jazz Jam entertains listeners, invites all musicians

Alex Coba

September 18, 2018


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It was a night of jazz-filled goodness as Naked Lounge hosted the first anniversary of its 3rd Monday Jazz Jam. Locals enjoyed original music and popular covers as a variety of artists got to perform. The event was put on by the non-profit arts organization Uncle Dad’s Art Collective, which aims...

Artist of the Week: Chase Avalos works to refine sound, reach wider audience

Artist of the Week: Chase Avalos works to refine sound, reach wider audience

Grant Schmieding

September 18, 2018


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The venue screams close quarters. Purple, teal and pink lights shine across artistic renditions of famous musicians as Chase Avalos makes his way to the stage. Microphone feedback breaks the still air as he plugs in his guitar, breathes in the intimate crowd's energy and begins a song. At the first...

Circus Vargas makes another appearance in Chico

Circus Vargas makes another appearance in Chico

Grant Schmieding

September 18, 2018


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Pirate costumes, acrobats, clowns, fog machines, loud music, colorful lights and entertained families filled the Chico Mall parking lot this weekend. Circus Vargas, featured in the novel and film “Water for Elephants", performed its new show “Dreaming of Pirates”, Thursday-Monday at the Ch...

Art festival looks to be new Chico tradition

Art festival looks to be new Chico tradition

Alex Coba

September 18, 2018


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It was all sunshine and good vibes at the first annual Chico Outdoor Arts Festival on Sunday. Local artists from around Chico gathered at The Palms, a local venue, to show off their talent to the public with a free art show. Spectators could watch the artists at work as well as buy prints of their art...

‘Forsaken’ makes ‘Destiny 2’ the game it should be

‘Forsaken’ makes ‘Destiny 2’ the game it should be

Ulises Duenas

September 17, 2018


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After a year of ups and downs "Destiny 2" has released its largest expansion, "Forsaken". While "Forsaken" does add a lot of content and needed mechanical changes, it also delivers another mediocre story. Even so, this is the best "Destiny" has been in a long time.It's no spoiler that the story of this expansion revolves around t...

‘Bojack Horseman’ stands at top of Netflix pile

‘Bojack Horseman’ stands at top of Netflix pile

Ulises Duenas

September 17, 2018


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Balancing comedy and drama is a difficult thing to do. More shows have been attempting to find the right mix between the two in recent years. None do it as well as "Bojack Horseman". This fifth season isn't the show's best, but it's got plenty of what makes this show good.On the surface, this show is a satire about the culture of show bu...

Playlist- 14 iconic ’80s songs from John Hughes’ teen films

Playlist- 14 iconic ’80s songs from John Hughes’ teen films

Natalie Hanson

September 17, 2018


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The high school films of John Hughes were some of the first to understand and define an entire generation in the 1980s. What makes them classics for the coming-of-age even to this day? Their soundtracks - from "Sixteen Candles" to "Some Kind of Wonderful", John Hughes wrote films about and for real teenagers...

On This Day: The Kinks’ “Something Else By The Kinks” released in 1967

On This Day: The Kinks’ “Something Else By The Kinks” released in 1967

Natalie Hanson

September 15, 2018


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The summer of 1967 is legendary in the history of music's development. The several short months in that "Summer of Love" defined the sound of a generation, as from that year's incredible journey through music came classics that showed the maturing of some of the decade's strongest bands. One such band,...

Podcast: Netflix originals offer lots of content with varying quality

Podcast: Netflix originals offer lots of content with varying quality

Natalie Hanson, Ulises Duenas, Alex Coba, and Grant Schmieding

September 15, 2018


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This time on The Orion's A&E Podcast Natalie Hanson, Grant Schmieding, Alex Coba and Ulises Duenas discuss the rise and stagnation of Netflix's original programming. What started off as an ambitious and interesting endeavor has turned into a shooting gallery of hits and misses. We discuss the hi...

‘American Horror Story’ barely meets expectations

‘American Horror Story’ barely meets expectations

Alex Coba

September 14, 2018


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The bombs have fallen, the world is riddled with nuclear fallout, the elite and fortunate have gone underground and somehow ghosts and witches get involved - eventually. “American Horror Story” had the fall premiere of its newest season with “Apocalypse” on Sept. 12. The show began to spark...

‘Next Gen’: The newest animated movie you’ve already seen

‘Next Gen’: The newest animated movie you’ve already seen

Ulises Duenas

September 13, 2018


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Netflix continues its trend of putting out movies that make people say "oh it's like (insert movie) but not as good" with "Next Gen."You've got a girl and you've got a robot, and they're going on an adventure where they will learn about each other and themselves while fighting evil. Have you fallen as...

‘Sierra Burgess Is A Loser’ tries to make catfishing cute

‘Sierra Burgess Is A Loser’ tries to make catfishing cute

Alex Coba

September 12, 2018


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Netflix has had quite the surge of romantic comedies over the last few months. “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser” is a modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story and it's the latest to join the rom-com genre, but compared to the likes of Netflix's current fan favorite,“To All the Bo...

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