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Abbey Road takes on Chico State

Abbey Road takes on Chico State

Anisha Brady

February 3, 2017


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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...

The Kyle Gass Band shreds at Lost on Main.

The Kyle Gass Band shreds at Lost on Main.

Matthew Manfredi

December 8, 2016


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The Kyle Gass Band lit up Lost on Main Tuesday night by bringing guitar solos and crushing acoustic chords together for a night of comedic rock 'n' roll. Gass, best known for his role in Tenacious D, the funny-man musical duo featuring acoustic counterpart Jack Black, returned to play a Chico once a...

Through the eyes of Elvis’ sketchbook

Through the eyes of Elvis’ sketchbook

Miguel Orozco

December 6, 2016


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Elvis Voita Elden is a sophomore at Chico State whose life has always been surrounded by art, thanks to early exposure from his family. Although Elden is very passionate about his drawings, art is not his main focus as he currently pursues a degree in mechanical engineering. He continues to express...

Local pointillist uses art to help refugees

Local pointillist uses art to help refugees

Carin Dorghalli

November 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Q&As

  Norm Dillinger's art is on point. Literally. He's a pointillist. Dillinger defines pointillism as "dots and dashes of color." This local artist has provided beauty to Orient Street in Chico since the early 70s. To keep his life upbeat, Dillinger provides himself with the things he wants—wo...

Christmas Preview- a Chico tradition

Christmas Preview- a Chico tradition

Jordan Rodrigues

November 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

The Christmas preview is Chico tradition that brings the community together in a blocked off portion of downtown that stretches from the City Plaza to 2nd Street. The event features everything from local boutiques, artists, dance teams, bands, and shops. This event was created in 1978 to kick off the...

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