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Chico Unplugged rocks Madison Bear Garden with local talent

Chico Unplugged rocks Madison Bear Garden with local talent

Grant Schmieding

September 22, 2018


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The crowd, tightly packed, mostly stands—mingling as shoulders brush and bump. The stage is small, pushed into a corner, surrounded by bright, colorful lights. Beams of purple, blue and red dance across the venue, forming pools around moving shadows. School of the Arts (SOTA) employees in black...

Abstract show shakes Blackbird Cafe with loud energy

Abstract show shakes Blackbird Cafe with loud energy

Grant Schmieding

September 20, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Reviews

The tiny venue barely had any spots in its parking lot Tuesday night. Musicians dressed in all black, unloaded rugged tour buses full of equipment while locals made their way to the back door of Blackbird Café, contemplating what they would see tonight. Chico has a thriving population of local ...

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


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Multimedia

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...

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...

Associated Students Productions kicks off event series, Open Mic Night

Associated Students Productions kicks off event series, Open Mic Night

Grant Schmieding

September 15, 2018


Filed under A&E Breaking, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

An intimate crowd shuffled in slowly and began to occupy round tables as the dimly-lit room filled with light chatter. Silhouettes danced over artistic portraits of John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and Albert Einstein while artists took their positions on stage. Students and community members came together in th...

‘Mid-century Modern Vol.1’ presents great introduction to classical music

‘Mid-century Modern Vol.1’ presents great introduction to classical music

Alex Coba

September 12, 2018


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The sounds of wind and string instruments filled Zingg Recital Hall as “The Florestan Society” and the Department of Music and Theatre presented ”Mid-century Modern, Vol. 1” this past Sunday.Being a new transfer student, this was my first school show that I attended. Going into it ...

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective tour highlights Northern California musicians

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective tour highlights Northern California musicians

Brian Luong and Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2018


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With "Small Town Big Sound" Uncle Dad’s Art Collective spotlighted Northern California musical talent and toured four towns in their 4th annual showcase this weekend. The Collective, comprised of over 40 different artists in the North State, received over 100 submissions after opening their applications up in February. They event...

‘Reimagining Chico’ offers an archeological trip into the past

‘Reimagining Chico’  offers an archeological trip into the past

Alex Coba

September 7, 2018


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With a glimpse into the past. "Reimagining Chico" is taking observers on a journey back in time through Chico’s history.Jennifer Rogerson Jennings is a second-year graduate student of the anthropology program, who is showcasing her archaeological finds from three distinctly different neighborh...

Trong Gia Nguyen shows off ‘Dogg Days’

Trong Gia Nguyen shows off ‘Dogg Days’

Alex Coba

September 5, 2018


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“Dogg Days,” the latest art exhibition to come to the Jacki Headley Art Gallery, showcases a contemporary artist’s work. Trong Gia Nguyen is a University of South Florida alum with a Master of Fine Arts degree, along with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from the University of Central Florida. Nguyen...

Playlist: 10 songs for back-to-school blues

Playlist: 10 songs for back-to-school blues

Natalie Hanson

September 3, 2018


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Heading back to school fresh from the summer, it can feel like new music is at a standstill when you've listened to the same hits on repeat all summer. Don't stay stuck in a rut. Here's a list of songs to start off your school year with a variety of music to beat the blues and stay motivated.1. This Must be th...

‘Imagining the Past’ encourages us to think about our world

‘Imagining the Past’ encourages us to think about our world

Alex Coba

August 31, 2018


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“'Once, as old stories tell us…' was how Geoffrey Chaucer began “The Knight’s Tale,” one of his famous Canterbury Tales. We still tell stories and write histories by opening with sentiments such as this one. Professor and guest curator Corey Sparks opened with this quote to present the “Imagining...

Momentum dances its way through spring showcase

Momentum dances its way through spring showcase

Julia Maldonado

May 14, 2018


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Sparkly tops, baseball jerseys and burlesque outfits filled the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium stage Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., thanks to Momentum. This student-run dance organization rehearsed all semester in order to put on its annual spring showcase, with some help from hip-hop dance group Envy....

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