The Orion

Slow Theatre gains momentum in Chico

Rob Davidson, left, Jesse Mills, Alex Hilsee and Jessica Sijan of Slow Theatre perform scenes from Sarah Ruhl's

Amanda Rhine

May 3, 2015

The concept of slow theater is very much like that of slow food in that it strives to preserve the integrity of community theater and get locals involved. “The analogy would be to slow food," said Robert Davidson, Chico's Slow Theatre board of directors president and Chico State English professo...

Aubrey Debauchery ends Chico swan song on emotional note

Aubrey Debauchery performs with her band The Broken Bones on Saturday at 1078 Gallery in an emotional set that marks her final show in Chico. Photo credit: George Johnston

Amanda Rhine

April 28, 2015

Saturday night the 1078 Gallery was full of music-loving locals, beer and debauchery — Aubrey Debauchery. The concert, indifferently titled, “See Ya Later, Dudes,” was Debauchery's farewell to her Chico life as she prepares to take her show on the road and explore what else the big, bad world h...

Coolio stirs up ’90s nostalgia but gives lackluster performance

Photo credit: George Johnston

Amanda Rhine

April 19, 2015

Lost On Main somehow managed to transform into a time machine and travel back to the '90s for a less-than-fantastic voyage on Friday night. People of all ages (from 21 and up) and backgrounds flocked to see Coolio perform his once monstrous hit songs. The results were both disappointing and rousing, creating a...

Concert record attempt aspires to revitalize local music scene

Courtesy of Get Foxy Productions

Amanda Rhine

April 4, 2015

Two hundred people packed The Tackle Box Wednesday night to witness history in the making when Blooze on the Rocks took the stage to kick off the first of 30 consecutive days and nights of live music. More than 250 bands will play toward the goal of not only beating the current Guinness World Record for the l...

‘Downtown Rocks’ delivers solid music despite poor promotion

Photo credit: George Johnston

Amanda Rhine

March 29, 2015

There’s something to be said for blindly attending an obscure music event at a bar with a checkered reputation. Even though LaSalles’ name is stained with a shooting that occurred in 2011 — and maybe the horrendous restrooms and sticky bar tops, also — it hasn’t kept th...

Local bands aim to topple world record

Photo courtesy of Get Foxy Productions

Amanda Rhine

March 27, 2015

In an enthusiastic attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the longest multiartist concert, I-Play-in-Chico, Get Foxy Productions and The Tackle Box are joining forces for Chico Breaks the Record!The current marathon concert record stands at 15 days, 12 hours by AJ O'Neil at AJ's Music Cafe in Fernd...

1,000 faces of Taylor Hall

Julia Johnson poses for photographer Westley Heiss. Photo credit: George Johnston

Amanda Rhine

March 12, 2015

As the old adage goes, “a picture is worth 1000 words,” and two architects-turned-artists from the east coast are making it their own with a steely twist.Though, instead of just one picture, Westley Heiss and Marek Walczak snapped between 1,300 to 1,500 profile pictures of Chico State students, staf...

North State Symphony tries out 3rd conductor candidate

Lindsay Duestch leading beautifly The North State Symphony in a violin solo. Photo credit: George Johnston

Amanda Rhine

February 23, 2015

Walking into Laxson Auditorium Saturday night, notes of classical instruments being fine tuned filled the air and heightened the room's anticipation for the coming performance and chance to witness a piece of the North State Symphony's history in the making. The masterpieces of Jakob Ludwig Fe...

Study Break: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ review

Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Amanda Rhine

February 18, 2015

People may think many things when it comes to S&M, but the word “dull” probably isn’t one of them. Somehow, the erotic film “Fifty Shades of Grey,” directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, manages to combine the two almost flawlessly. Girl meets boy. Boy wants to physically hurt girl to ...

Interactive art exhibition opens at Chico State

This interactive artwork by Hye Yeon Nam is on display at the University Art Gallery. Visitors can interact with the object using their body movement. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Amanda Rhine

February 9, 2015

The University Art Gallery is presenting "Art + Tech: S. L. Clark and Sonya Belakhlef (of Babycastles), Derek Larson, Hye Yeon Nam." Derek Larson, artist, director of 4-D Studies and assistant professor at Georgia Southern University, incorporates digital media with lights, motors, paintings an...

Homeowners victims of party-regret

Illustration by Madison Holmes

Amanda Rhine

February 9, 2015

Like most out-of-the-area Chico State students, one of my top concerns moving to Chico was finding a place to live before the start of my first semester. I stressed about the price of rent, number and personalities of roommates, quality of home and safety of location. I don’t enjoy sleeping with a baseball bat. However, I got lucky...

Ballet troupe awes with ‘Swan Lake’

Dancers perform as swans in

Amanda Rhine

February 9, 2015

Lights flickered with warning that it was time for the clamorous crowd to take their seats. One by one, folks found their places in the theater and waited, their eager eyes glued to the stage’s drawn curtain. Music began to play overhead and the muffled murmurs filling the room hushed until ...

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