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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...

Zombies come alive in theatrical Shakespearean romp

Zombies come alive in theatrical Shakespearean romp

Emma Wood-Wright

October 15, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries, Reviews

[metaslider id=36911]Photographs by Matt Vacca. F-bombs, threatening fairies and flesh-eating crack-addicts (ahem, zombies). Chico State’s School of the Arts' production of “Living Dead in Denmark,” written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Katie Whitlock, is gruesomely awesome and dia...

Jake Early: printmaker, proud Chicoan

Jake Early: printmaker, proud Chicoan

Kristen Moran

October 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Renowned printmaker and Chico native Jake Early's affection, pride and genuine love for Chico and California is apparent in every bold, unique design he illustrates. Prints from his latest collection, "My Hometown," were installed on the outside of the Senator Theatre on Friday, adding to his alrea...

The Hot Sardines to bring infectious, hip-swinging jazz tunes to Laxson

The Hot Sardines to bring infectious, hip-swinging jazz tunes to Laxson

Michael Quiring

October 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Jazz is still alive and kickin'. One of the genre's most renowned groups, The Hot Sardines, will take music from the '20s, '30s and '40s and add a contemporary twist for its show at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Laxson Auditorium.Chico is one of the many stops on the New York-based group's first major tour across the ...

Readers, Digest: Sweet potato grits

Readers, Digest: Sweet potato grits

Christina Saschin

October 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Adding sweet potatoes to traditional grits gives the dish more flavor and a creamy consistency. Try out this recipe for breakfast or as a side dish. Total Time: 40 minutesYield: 4 cupsIngredients:1 cup water1 cup milk1/2 cup corn grits1 sweet potato, peeled and gratedcinnamon to tasteDirections:In a...

Exhibit explores reincarnation, consumerism

Exhibit explores reincarnation, consumerism

Emma Wood-Wright

October 12, 2014


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Contemporary artist Eunkang Koh spent the last year exploring eight countries with only a suitcase and a backpack.“I ended up having to throw some of my clothes away, because they literally wore out,” she said. “I don’t remember if I ever had to throw my clothes away because they wore out. It’s mostly like I donR...

Readers, Digest: Fall meal picks

Readers, Digest: Fall meal picks

Christina Saschin

October 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Mashed potatoes, squash and all things pumpkin come to mind when thinking of fall foods. Even though most restaurants don't have a specific fall menu, local produce or seasonal items can be added. Here are The Orion's picks for the best fall-themed dishes you can get in Chico.Mom's: The Fuji Apple Sa...

Study Break: Cold Blue Mountain ‘Old Blood’ album review

Study Break: Cold Blue Mountain ‘Old Blood’ album review

Trevor Whitney

October 10, 2014


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Local "doom-inspired sludge metal" band Cold Blue Mountain often sounds like a downtempo deafheaven meets Neurosis on its sophomore album "Old Blood," released Tuesday. The album, which can be bought here or at the band's album release party Friday, Oct. 17, is a slight departure from its previous self-title...

Influential women brought to life on stage in ‘Tres Vidas’

Influential women brought to life on stage in ‘Tres Vidas’

Trevor Whitney

October 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

A Salvadoran woman in a bloodied white dress crouches alone in a thicket deep in the jungle outside of her village, El Mozote, desperately silent and completely still. Tears flow down her cheeks as she wipes them away with one hand while the other covers her mouth. She can only think about her daughter...

Experimental bands will bring progressive rock, dirty jokes to 1078 Gallery

Experimental bands will bring progressive rock, dirty jokes to 1078 Gallery

Jake Hutchison

October 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Progressive rock, headbanging and genitalia jokes. Hail The Sun, Icarus The Owl, Stolas and Surrounded By Giants' show 8 p.m. Sunday at 1078 Gallery will be far from boring.Joey Rubenstein, lead singer and guitarist of the Portland band Icarus The Owl, said the group likes to keep shows interesting and entertaining. "We are really ...

Readers, Digest: Black bean and vegetable soup

Readers, Digest: Black bean and vegetable soup

Christina Saschin

October 6, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Every fall, nursing students set up a table near the library to give free flu shots.This black bean and vegetable soup is the perfect meal or snack to make when you feel sick during the cold and flu season. It is quick to make, soothes your throat and provides warmth on chilly days. Instead of using ...

Burlesque dancers get ‘unconventionally sexy’ at Malteazers’ performance

Burlesque dancers get ‘unconventionally sexy’ at Malteazers’ performance

Kristen Moran

October 6, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries

For The Malteazers, burlesque shows are about more than just leopard leotards, pink bras and silver heels.“We don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable about what they came to see. We keep it light-hearted and fun," said Betty Ren, one of the troupe managers and dancers. "Being sexy should be fun. It shouldn’t be this big thing that pe...

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