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Peppy, wacky musical offers laughs, plenty of pink

Peppy, wacky musical offers laughs, plenty of pink

Kristen Moran

October 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

"Legally Blonde" is a mixture of pink, sass and quirkiness, sprinkled with just a dash of Irish music. The lovable musical tale, inspired by Amanda Brown's novel and the 2001 movie of the same name featuring Reese Witherspoon, will be featured at Chico Theater Company 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through November 9.R...

Q&A: Student DJ, musician Clay Finch

Q&A: Student DJ, musician Clay Finch

Michael Quiring

October 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

The Orion caught up with Clay Finch, senior music industry major and guitarist of folk-rock band Dakota Cree, about his band, inspirations and musical philosophy before his KCSC Radio local music show "Chico Homegrown" 7 p.m. Wednesday.The Orion: Where are you from?Finch: Glendale, specifically. It’s just north of Echo Park, in North Los A...

Study Break: T.I.’s ‘Paperwork’ album review

Study Break: T.I.’s ‘Paperwork’ album review

Trevor Whitney

October 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In the track "New National Anthem," T.I. says "America, you've created a monster that's refused to be ignored." It's the beginning of a lengthy rant about the struggle to overcome racial prejudice that affects most Americans daily, for which he uses himself as a metaphor. He's as capable of discussing the polarizing topic as anybody, and if he believes ...

Mime troupe to literally give Chico audience giant thumbs up

Mime troupe to literally give Chico audience giant thumbs up

Kristen Moran

October 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Mime-masque theater troupe MUMMENSCHANZ delivers something quite different from the average show: it takes everyday objects like toilet paper, plastic or trash bags and creates imaginary beings, hands larger than humans and face-like shapes.Audiences can catch the mime artists 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Laxson Auditorium for a must-see, memorable experience presented by ...

Film festival will bring awareness, inspiring stories to Chico

Film festival will bring awareness, inspiring stories to Chico

Jake Hutchison

October 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

At first, blind mountain bike racer Bobby McMullen was hesitant about being the subject of a documentary about his life. But once the film was complete, he was moved by the result. "I thought maybe I wasn't worthy of a film," he said. "(I am) in awe ... It was a privilege."This year's 10th annual FOCUS...

Readers, Digest: Sin of Cortez offers fresh food, family feel

Readers, Digest: Sin of Cortez offers fresh food, family feel

Christina Saschin

October 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The first time I drive to Sin of Cortez, I almost blow past its narrow entrance on the Esplanade. Though the restaurant has been in Chico since 1999, it's two miles away from Chico State: typically out of the range of any hungry, busy college student that lives close to campus. After I park, I walk through the doubl...

Jazz X-Press has ‘Tricks’ up sleeve for fall concert

Jazz X-Press has ‘Tricks’ up sleeve for fall concert

Trevor Whitney

October 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico State's Jazz X-Press will present its annual fall concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Harlen Adams Theatre. The concert, appropriately named "Tricks & Treats," will feature plenty of both from the elite ensemble and its special guests. "In addition to the sounds of Jazz X-Press playing some great music, we offer two of my best friends that al...

Readers Digest: Forbidden Rice and chicken

Readers Digest: Forbidden Rice and chicken

Christina Saschin

October 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Adding black rice to a chicken dinner gives the meal a fun, Halloween twist. Black rice, native to China, contains antioxidants, iron and vitamin E. Total Time: 40 minutesYield: 1 servingIngredients2 chicken breastsrosemary sprig2 tablespoons olive oil1/4 cup black Forbidden Rice1/4 cup orange bell p...

Study Break: ‘Fury’ review

Study Break: ‘Fury’ review

Trevor Whitney

October 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Thanks to a relentless, scorched-earth advertising campaign, it is easy for one to feel as though they've already seen "Fury" before they ever walk into the theater. The predictable, formulaic plot, where inexperienced newcomer Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman) is forced to come to terms with a new real...

Q&A: Sofa King on puppets, funk soup

Q&A: Sofa King on puppets, funk soup

Jeffrey Fox

October 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

The Orion met with the musicians of Sofa King to discover their origin story, writing process and inspirations before their show Oct. 14 at 1078 Gallery.The Orion: How did the band develop?Christina Comfort, lead vocals: The band originally started with myself and brothers Brian Jones and Douglas Jones. Brian and I met at Butte College while we were ...

Local guitarist creates custom instruments, hopes to expand business

Local guitarist creates custom instruments, hopes to expand business

Jake Hutchison

October 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Video

While most students are recovering from an all-night homework marathon, 22-year-old Evan Kelsay starts his day at 6:30 a.m., sanding, cutting and repairing guitars. Sawdust clouds the air in his small workshop as he systematically completes each task, never losing his intent expression.Kelsay owns and o...

Q&A: Hellogoodbye on hot Chico moms, sex rock

Q&A: Hellogoodbye on hot Chico moms, sex rock

Jake Hutchison

October 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

The Orion chatted with the musicians of Hellogoodbye about dangerous tour adventures, early influences and memorable fans before they took to the Bell Memorial Auditorium stage for a passionate power pop show Thursday. The Orion: Tell me a little about your latest album, "Everything is Debatable."Forr...

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