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‘Through the Late Night’ podcast features overlooked music producers

‘Through the Late Night’ podcast features overlooked music producers

Mitchell Kret, Angel Ortega, and Alex Coba

March 29, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

“Through the Late Night” is The Orion's Arts & Entertainment section's new music podcast. Led by section writers Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega, every other week you’ll get to hear them tackle different topics and issues facing the music industry as well as highly anticipated mu...

NAV’s new album as boring as expected

NAV’s new album as boring as expected

Mitchell Kret

March 29, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

NAV released his second studio album “Bad Habits” through The Weeknd’s XO label. I could stop the article here because the album is so mundane that there's nothing that could change anyone’s mind about the artist. If someone enjoys the monotony of every other NAV project, they wi...

Nor Cal Roller Girls skate into a hopeful season

Nor Cal Roller Girls skate into a hopeful season

Rayanne Painter

March 26, 2019


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

Nor Cal Roller Derby Girls raced off into their 2019 season opener on Saturday night at Chico’s Cal Skate.The team faced off against Sacramento’s Floodwaters, both teams head-to-head until halftime, where Nor Cal took the lead 89-48. Nor Cal’s winning streak continued as the girls pus...

Minetti Quartett plays ‘the zest for life’ during Chico visit

Minetti Quartett plays ‘the zest for life’ during Chico visit

Mitchell Kret

March 26, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

The Minetti Quartett visited Chico in Zingg Recital Hall during their tour across the Western U.S. Sunday, March 24. The Austrian string quartet played three collections of music by Haydn, Shostakovich and Schubert, giving the performance strong emotion and contrast. “…from zest for life,&...

Jordan Peele delivers another instant-classic horror film

Jordan Peele delivers another instant-classic horror film

Angel Ortega

March 24, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Although it’s not a perfect horror film, Jordan Peele's “Us” is an outstanding film layered with social commentary and symbolism. Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and her husband, Gabe (Winston Duke), spend their family vacation at a summer home, Adelaide’s childhood home, nea...

R. Kelly’s interview and the danger of entertainment news

R. Kelly’s interview and the danger of entertainment news

Gage Northcutt

March 20, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Keep your eyes sharp, ears keen, and your skepticism at healthy levels while partaking in entertainment “news.”Let me make things clear: this is not a defense for R. Kelly, it is a defense for journalism and truth. That is why the performance of CBS and other media outlets alike is shameless ...

Bands D-FY and ICED bring hardcore punk to Chico

Bands D-FY and ICED bring hardcore punk to Chico

Angel Ortega

March 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Hardcore punk bands D-FY (pronounced “defy”) and ICED, from Chico and Eugene, Oregon respectively, kicked off their tour on Friday in Chico. The concert, hosted by 1078 Gallery, consisted of both D-FY and ICED with END // GAME and The Choice, both from Chico, playing as support acts. Bot...

‘The Almond Orchard’ poses important questions to Chico

‘The Almond Orchard’ poses important questions to Chico

Rayanne Painter

March 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

The opening night of “The Almond Orchard” debuted at downtown Chico’s Blue Room Theatre Thursday night. As an adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” this rendition of the classic play keeps Chekhov's comedic relief in a tale of change, love, healing and grief. What makes "The Almond...

Editor’s picks: Our opinion editor’s songs to reflect on

Editor’s picks: Our opinion editor’s songs to reflect on

Rachael Bayuk

March 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

Everyone needs free time to think out their life. Chill to these tunes over spring break. 100 Bad Days - AJR. This song makes jokes out of your misfortune, but you’re actually laughing along. Listen to this song if you need a positive outlook to get through the day. Talk - Khalid. Let’s ...

Tim Hernandez featured at Chico’s Book in Common for ‘All They Will Call You’

Tim Hernandez featured at Chico’s Book in Common for ‘All They Will Call You’

Olyvia Simpson and Mitchell Kret

March 16, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

Chico’s Book in Common hosted Tim Hernandez in Laxson Auditorium on March 13 to talk about his book “All They Will Call You” and related experiences. Book in Common is hosted jointly by both Chico State and Butte College. “All They Will Call You,” is a narrative of “...

‘Devil May Cry 5’ comes back with a ‘SSS’ score in action

‘Devil May Cry 5’ comes back with a ‘SSS’ score in action

Ricardo Tovar

March 16, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Capcom is back making "Devil May Cry,” as they should be. After 11 years since their last title in the series, "Devil May Cry 4,” Capcom has been on a tear to start 2019, having already released the remake for the classic "Resident Evil 2."The "Devil May Cry" series has been trying to get r...

‘A Madea Family Funeral’ delivers dull attempt at comedy in typical Tyler Perry fashion

‘A Madea Family Funeral’ delivers dull attempt at comedy in typical Tyler Perry fashion

Angel Ortega

March 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

With a horrid narrative and writing style, Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Family Funeral” brings nothing new to the table and exhibits Perry’s consistently poor work ethic as a filmmaker. In the 11th and final film of the Madea film series, Madea and her brother Joe (both played by Perry)...

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