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School of the Arts Productions to host Chico Unplugged

School of the Arts Productions to host Chico Unplugged

Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2018


Filed under A&E Breaking, Arts & Entertainment

Chico State's School of the Arts Productions will host the first of three musical competitions, Chico Unplugged, at the Madison Bear Garden restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 20. This biannual competition by SOTA allows the competition of singers and songwriters, for three Thursdays, to share their original...

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


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

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...

Playlist: 9 throwback tracks for your indie rock fix

Playlist: 9 throwback tracks for your indie rock fix

Natalie Hanson

September 10, 2018


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Why not break into September with the accompaniment of some throwback indie alternative tracks? Here are some of our picks, either as an introduction to some well-known artists of the genre or if you're looking for some old favorites. Joyride - The Killers This hit is full of funk and has enough energy for dancing or giving your night ...

‘Dragon Quest XI’ brings series to modern age

‘Dragon Quest XI’ brings series to modern age

Ulises Duenas

September 10, 2018


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"Dragon Quest" is considered the grandfather of Japanese RPGs. The series has been going for over 30 years and has never strayed too far from its roots. Its newest incarnation, "Dragon Quest XI", does an amazing job of blending classic gameplay with more modern RPG mechanics to create what's arguably t...

Podcast: ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ continues to deliver in its 13th season

Podcast: ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ continues to deliver in its 13th season

Ulises Duenas

September 8, 2018


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The Orion is finally making your dreams come true. For the first time (as far as I know) the Arts and Entertainment section is hosting a podcast. It's only fitting that such a momentous occasion is used to cover the 13th season premiere of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Grant Schmieding and...

‘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...

Eminem’s new album ‘Kamikaze’ hits the ground running hard

Eminem’s new album ‘Kamikaze’ hits the ground running hard

Alex Coba

September 6, 2018


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Eminem's back and he's not only angry, he's out for blood. and to say it's the most entertaining thing to hear right now would be an understatement. The rapper released his surprise new album “Kamikaze” on August 31 and he's serving out disses left and right.After the critically panned &#...

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...

‘The Happytime Murders’ assumes everything is funnier with puppets

‘The Happytime Murders’ assumes everything is funnier with puppets

Ulises Duenas

September 4, 2018


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Some movies treat comedy like the art that it is, placing jokes in the right spots with precise timing so that each punchline is as effective as possible. Others like "The Happytime Murders" treat comedy like going to a batting cage thinking that if you keep swinging for the fences every few seconds...

Local artists light up Chico’s hip-hop scene

Local artists light up Chico’s hip-hop scene

Ulises Duenas

September 4, 2018


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Different kinds of concerts have different vibes, and there are no concerts quite like hip-hop concerts, for better or for worse. The Chico Women's Club hosted a concert on Friday featuring local artists that all have roots in the Chico area. Artists including Apollo Snow, Osho Brown, Efren Trevino...

Playlist: 10 songs for back-to-school blues

Playlist: 10 songs for back-to-school blues

Natalie Hanson

September 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

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...

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