The Orion

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Music professor to be honored in 15th annual memorial concert

Music professor to be honored in 15th annual memorial concert

Emma Wood-Wright

October 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Six hours. That’s the amount of rehearsal time the Chico State Alumni and Friends Band has before performing in the 15th annual Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert with the Chico State Wind Ensemble. The concert, presented by Chico State School of the Arts, invites community members, former band ...

Furlough Fridays to release album influenced by shifted lineup

Furlough Fridays to release album influenced by shifted lineup

Trevor Whitney

October 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Local alternative rock band Furlough Fridays' new album is a celebration of the band's triumph over a cumbersome lineup change. The result? Families coming together.The album release party starting 9 p.m. Friday at LaSalles will highlight "Divided," a culmination of what singer Minnie Mental described...

Exhibit allows students to interpret subtle art pieces

Exhibit allows students to interpret subtle art pieces

Emma Wood-Wright

October 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Clinging to a crevice in a cliff, a rock climber is immersed in adventure. The fog is so thick, all he sees is white. And at first glance, that’s what the viewer of the current University Art Gallery exhibit might see too. Bay Area photographer Joshua Martinez has developed photographs th...

Comedy show to bring life lessons, laughs to stage

Comedy show to bring life lessons, laughs to stage

Emma Wood-Wright

September 27, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Merry Standish Comedy will add an “NY” to next Friday's fun with a local comedy show featuring personal, political and topical stand-up bits. Aaron Standish of Merry Standish Comedy will host “Unhireable: An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy” 8:00 p.m. Friday at Blue Room Theatre. The sh...

Look out Bellow: country-soul band to form ‘quick camaraderie’ with audience

Look out Bellow: country-soul band to form ‘quick camaraderie’ with audience

Michael Quiring

September 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico is set for a night of country, rock and soul, featuring Brooklyn-based group The Lone Bellow and Hugh Bob and The Hustle. The show, presented by Chico Performances, will occur at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Laxson Auditorium.The Lone Bellow will be visiting Chico during its upcoming tour that will feature material from its EP ...

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