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‘So Much Light’ shines bright at 1078 Gallery

‘So Much Light’ shines bright at 1078 Gallery

Julia Maldonado

February 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

The 1078 Gallery hosted a concert last Saturday with artist ‘So Much Light' headlining, along with three other acts. Each act had different musical styles and preferences, ranging from Indie hip-hop and Rock. The opening acts included Chico locals "Surrounded By Giants" and "Team Skins," as well as...

Local Artist couple share love for sculptures

Local Artist couple share love for sculptures

Michael Fritz

February 7, 2017


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On the corner of Nord and Bidwell Avenue is a house and garden built with love: The Art House. Artists and college sweethearts, Dave and Jana Lawton live there. Dave and Jana met at Iowa State University. After they married, the two raised livestock on a farm. Their ambitions took them west with their...

Liberation in motion set to music

Liberation in motion set to music

Adrianna Mccain

February 7, 2017


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For the uninitiated, burlesque seems like nothing more than people taking their clothes off. For "The Malteazers," it is so much more. The 12-person group bills itself as "Chico's very own queer-friendly, body-positive burlesque troupe," and for many of its members, it's a source of empowerment, positivity an...

DJ and rapper Chico performance

DJ and rapper Chico performance

Niyat Teferi and Natasha Doron

February 7, 2017


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With Chico State being known for its party scene, other neighboring colleges, such as Sacramento State and Cal State East Bay, have students flocking to the 530 on Labor Day and Halloween weekend to see what all the talk is about. Chico State student Sherman Stacey, also known as "DJ Malachi" is committed to ...

Abbey Road takes on Chico State

Abbey Road takes on Chico State

Anisha Brady

February 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Multimedia, Video

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective is reintroducing The Beatles’ iconic, Abbey Road, in a brilliant new light at the Laxson Auditorium Feb. 3-4. The performance will tell the story of “The Dreamer,” a character that lulls herself into a subconscious, Alice In Wonderland-like world full of mysterious...

Chico gets weird at 1078 art show

Chico gets weird at 1078 art show

Jordan Rodrigues

February 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Photo Galleries

The 1078 Gallery in downtown Chico was the venue for this year's Keep Chico Weird art show. This show had art pieces ranging from realism to surrealism, jello sculptures to clay and ceramics. A lot of the work didn't seem weird at all. There were a lot of pieces that spoke a million words with their...

Group World 9 performs at 1078 Gallery

Group World 9 performs at 1078 Gallery

Carlos Gonzalez

February 2, 2017


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Members of the group World 9, Josias, Malachi the Dj, Miles Brown and Dylan Gray, took the time to talk to The Orion before their performance at the 1078 gallery Jan. 27.Carlos Gonzalez can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_arts on Twitter. ...

Interview with Creekside

Interview with Creekside

January 31, 2017


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An interview with lead singer Grant Sanchez and bassist Ben Schlotthauer of the local band, Creekside. Carlos Gonzalez can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_arts on Twitter...

Leftover Salmon doesn’t stink at Chico Performance

Leftover Salmon doesn’t stink at Chico Performance

Niyat Teferi

January 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Reviews

Sierra Nevada, Chico's own brewing company, hosted one of their many events in January. The festival event was for all ages and included a special performance by the rock band, Leftover Salmon.Established in 1989, the group has a colorful discography full of different music genres such as rock, countr...

Post-finals adventures await

Post-finals adventures await

Jordan Rodrigues

December 16, 2016


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After the last couple weeks of all-nighters, it's time to start exploring and hiking around different trails in Upper Park to wind down and relax. This trip helped me clear my mind from all responsibilities for about an hour. The little break from reality was revitalizing after the end of the semester.Taking pictures ...

Going 50 miles per hour on a piece of wood

Matthew Manfredi

December 15, 2016


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For some, hobbies may include playing video games, following sports teams or binging Netflix shows. Then there are some that enjoy racing down a winding road, swaying inches above the ground at nearly 50 miles per hour. Locally, these bold few are called the Chico Barbarian Crew. “Downhill skateboarding has taken m...

365 Chico ends with surprising discoveries

365 Chico ends with surprising discoveries

Anisha Brady

December 8, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

Last January, Sanchez set out to photograph and interview one Chico local every day for the past year. What began as a mere concept, blossomed into a grand and diverse compilation of portraits and interviews.Now that Sanchez’s project is coming to a close at the end of this month, he explains his...

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