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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
The multi-award winning singer-songwriter sang the blues, waxed poetic and shared a sweaty tour escapade with The Orion Tuesday at Empire Coffee.
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
The local rockers discussed the 8-year-old band's dynamic with The Orion during a practice session Nov. 22. Its next show in Chico will be Dec. 6 at 1078 Gallery.
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
The local artist talked to The Orion about being inspired by nerd culture, painting with wine and eye shadow and challenging gender norms with art.
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 Chico State student and somber singer-songwriter opened up about being in Sweden for a semester and how it changed his music career.
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 local rock 'n' rollers about slaughtering wolves, fist fights and hot sauce T-shirt collections after their A.S. Productions "Nooner" performance on Wednesday in Trinity Commons.
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