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Lisa Valentine, an award-winning local singer-songwriter, is inspired by old blues greats like Sam Cooke and poets like Robert Frost and Dorothy Parker. She shares her song My, My, My with The Orion Tuesday at the Amtrak station on Orange Street. Photo credit: Jeffrey Fox

Q&A: Lisa Valentine on morbid poets, iced crotches

Jeffrey Fox // December 3, 2014

Local soul and R&B; singer Lisa Valentine grabbed a coffee and chatted with with The Orion about being raised by her mother and grandmother, the irony of her stage name and how she writes such...

Furlough Fridays is a local four-piece rock band that won “Best Rock Act” at the 2013 Cammies. Photo credit: Jeffrey Fox

Q&A: Furlough Fridays on ‘Bay Watch,’ The Rolling Stones

Jeffrey Fox // November 28, 2014

Local rock band Furlough Fridays took a break during its practice session Nov. 22 in Chico to chat with The Orion about Pamela Anderson, the band's dynamic and sticking together. Half the band, which is...

Heather Bennett, owner of Candy Cougar Art, displaying her unconventional painting style during the monthly Mixed Media Mixer on Nov. 2 at 1078 Gallery. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Q&A: Candy Cougar on vanity, hair dye, Arctic Monkeys

Jeffrey Fox // November 18, 2014

Heather Bennett, also known as Candy Cougar, took The Orion on a tour of her studio Friday and discussed creating with unconventional materials, why she uses them and what inspires her. Her art will be...

Adan Gonzalez, Chico State senior music industry and recording arts major, is the singer-songwriter behind The Unexpected Guest. Gonzalez returned from a semester abroad in Sweden and released his EP The Machine in March. Photo credit: Jeffrey Fox

Q&A: The Unexpected Guest on songwriting, meatballs, racism

Jeffrey Fox // November 8, 2014

The Orion chatted with Adan Gonzalez, senior music industry and recording arts major and singer-songwriter of The Unexpected Guest, about his time abroad, the Swedish music scene and releasing his first...

Wanderers & Wolves closed out the final A.S. Productions fall Nooner performance in Trinity Commons with its threshold-pushing, rock you out of your tennis sound on Wednesday. Photo credit: Jeffrey Fox

Q&A: Wanderers & Wolves

Jeffrey Fox // October 2, 2014

The Orion chatted with the musicians of Wanderers & Wolves about their band name, creative process and sound after their performance at the last fall A.S. Productions "Nooner" on Wednesday in Trinity...

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