The Orion

The Nebula answers — Vol. 73 Issue 3

November 7, 2014


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The Nebula answers — Vol. 73 Issue 2

November 7, 2014


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Media mixer features local artists of all trades under one roof

Media mixer features local artists of all trades under one roof

Jake Hutchison

November 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries, Previews, Reviews

[metaslider id=37807] Photographs by Chelsea Jeffers. Sculptures, vinyl records and the mild smell of grape juice drew passing crowds of Chico residents and local artists into 1078 Gallery Sunday night. The Mixed Media Mixer, which just made its local debut, is a free event that will take place ...

Q&A: Big Mo on children’s tales, blues

Q&A: Big Mo on children’s tales, blues

Michael Quiring

November 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

Local blues musician Maurice Huffman of Big Mo & The Full Moon Band dished about his upcoming children's book, dream musical project and being part of the best blues band in Chico. The band's next performance will be Dec. 19 at the Chico Women's Club.The Orion: How did Big Mo & The Full Moon Ba...

Readers, Digest: Scotch eggs

Readers, Digest: Scotch eggs

Christina Saschin

November 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Scotch egg originated in England and was used as a picnic food since it was easy to take on the go. This breakfast dish provides a substantial amount of protein and is also fun to make for picnics or home.Yield: 2 Total Time: 35 minutesIngredients1.5 ounces lean turkey breakfast sausage1/3 cup Rice...

Study Break: ‘Nightcrawler’ review

Study Break: ‘Nightcrawler’ review

Jeffrey Fox

November 2, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Brilliant acting, complex characters and well-written dialogue keep "Nightcrawler" from being a little too much of a sleeper at almost two hours. Though the film is worth seeing, it might not be the best to catch at the theater with a date or kids because of its content and length. The movie, one of the 2014 Gotham Independent Fi...

Guitar trios set to bring lush melodies to Laxson

Guitar trios set to bring lush melodies to Laxson

Kristen Moran

November 2, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Complex guitar tricks and re-imaginings of familiar songs by the powerful musicians of California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio will fill Laxson Auditorium Nov. 9. California Guitar Trio will perform covers such as Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" along with original songs. Joined by Montreal Guitar Trio, the six guitar masters will also...

Student pursues laughter throughout state

Student pursues laughter throughout state

Jake Hutchison

October 31, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

From a young age, Yusef Swafford enjoyed creating laughter. "I've been doing it off and on for a while,” he said. “As a kid, I was always telling jokes.” When he got older, he became a standup comedian, finding stages for his art across the U.S. Most recently, he's made a home in Chico, where he is a senior computer...

Swiss mime troupe enjoyable for all ages

Swiss mime troupe enjoyable for all ages

Trevor Whitney

October 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

If anything, MUMMENSCHANZ is captivating. The bizarre costumes, talented cast and hypnotic creativity of the mime theater troupe's short stories kept a Laxson Auditorium audience of all ages entertained and engaged Tuesday night. The show, presented by Chico Performances, was broken up into skits, in which...

Readers, Digest: Bulldog Taqueria has quick service, juicy burritos

Readers, Digest: Bulldog Taqueria has quick service, juicy burritos

Christina Saschin

October 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

If you haven't checked out the local restaurant scene downtown lately, chances are you've missed something worth noticing: some of the best local burritos at Mexican grill Bulldog Taqueria, located at Chronic Tacos' old spot on West 2nd Street.The restaurant, which first opened in Oroville and already ...

Local performance venue back on track to open in November

Local performance venue back on track to open in November

Jeffrey Fox

October 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A collective of Chico artists and musicians will open a performance space in November with the intent of allowing concertgoers to see their favorite local musicians perform on stage. For free. The Barn, a subscriber-funded venture located at 164 E. 11th St., is championed by two locals already steepe...

Readers, Digest: DIY pumpkin spice latte

Readers, Digest: DIY pumpkin spice latte

Christina Saschin

October 27, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The pumpkin spice latte has become a staple fall drink for many, as essential as warm mittens and knitted scarves. For this DIY latte, inspired by Starbucks' popular drink, I used real pumpkin puree for a fresh taste. Yield: 1 latteTotal Time: 10 minutesIngredientswatercoffee1 tablespoon pumpkin puree...

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