The Orion

Playlist: Angel Ortega’s ten picks

Playlist: Angel Ortega’s ten picks

Angel Ortega

April 13, 2019


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

For my playlist, I decided to choose songs that have been in my constant rotation for years and have some significance in my life, one way or another.KANYE WEST – "REAL FRIENDS" Kanye West is one of my favorite artists of all time. The man has proven time and time again that he is not only one of th...

Through the Late Night Podcast: Kodak Black receives backlash after comment

Through the Late Night Podcast: Kodak Black receives backlash after comment

Alex Coba, Mitchell Kret, and Angel Ortega

April 13, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

“Through the Late Night” is The Orion’s Arts & Entertainment section’s new music podcast. Led by section writers Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega, every other week you’ll get to hear them tackle different topics and issues facing the music industry as well as highly a...

‘Pet Sematary’ is a poor-man’s horror film

‘Pet Sematary’ is a poor-man’s horror film

Angel Ortega

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

With cheap horror clichés and poor writing, “Pet Sematary” is one of the most disappointing horror films of the year. Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) and his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) move from Boston to rural Maine with their two young kids to escape the exhausting work environment of the city....

SOTA Productions brings “soul” in an intimate concert

SOTA Productions brings “soul” in an intimate concert

Angel Ortega

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Chico State’s School of the Arts Productions curated an intimate concert featuring artists from Chico to Southern California. The show, "Chico Soul", was hosted by Down Lo, a bar and grill located on Main Street in Downtown Chico. The concert featured a spectrum of music, ranging from R&B and...

Ticket scalping: A plague in the concert industry

Ticket scalping: A plague in the concert industry

Angel Ortega

April 2, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Going to a concert can be the most surreal experience some may ever have. Whether it’s an intimate, small venue or a big arena, sharing the same room with one of your favorite artists and seeing your favorite songs performed live is a euphoric experience. However, one problem that is plaguing the ...

‘Through the Late Night’ podcast features overlooked music producers

‘Through the Late Night’ podcast features overlooked music producers

Mitchell Kret, Angel Ortega, and Alex Coba

March 29, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

“Through the Late Night” is The Orion's Arts & Entertainment section's new music podcast. Led by section writers Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega, every other week you’ll get to hear them tackle different topics and issues facing the music industry as well as highly anticipated mu...

Jordan Peele delivers another instant-classic horror film

Jordan Peele delivers another instant-classic horror film

Angel Ortega

March 24, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Although it’s not a perfect horror film, Jordan Peele's “Us” is an outstanding film layered with social commentary and symbolism. Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and her husband, Gabe (Winston Duke), spend their family vacation at a summer home, Adelaide’s childhood home, nea...

Bands D-FY and ICED bring hardcore punk to Chico

Bands D-FY and ICED bring hardcore punk to Chico

Angel Ortega

March 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Hardcore punk bands D-FY (pronounced “defy”) and ICED, from Chico and Eugene, Oregon respectively, kicked off their tour on Friday in Chico. The concert, hosted by 1078 Gallery, consisted of both D-FY and ICED with END // GAME and The Choice, both from Chico, playing as support acts. Bot...

‘A Madea Family Funeral’ delivers dull attempt at comedy in typical Tyler Perry fashion

‘A Madea Family Funeral’ delivers dull attempt at comedy in typical Tyler Perry fashion

Angel Ortega

March 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

With a horrid narrative and writing style, Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Family Funeral” brings nothing new to the table and exhibits Perry’s consistently poor work ethic as a filmmaker. In the 11th and final film of the Madea film series, Madea and her brother Joe (both played by Perry)...

X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
Angel Ortega