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Kevin Lyman, founder of Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Mayhem Festival, visited Chico State students for a discussion on Thursday. After working in the festival circuit for decades, Lymans favorite part of managing tours has been watching bands grow from small stage acts to headliners. Photo credit: Brandon Foster

Festival founder shares insights about Warped, Lollapalooza, Mayhem tours

Jake Hutchison // December 10, 2014
Kevin Lyman, a mastermind behind famous music festivals, spoke to Chico State students about founding and managing tours, bouncing back from flops and branding bands at the Performing Arts Center on Thursday.
Photo by Luis Blanco via Wikimedia Commons

Study Break: In This Moment’s ‘Black Widow’ album review

Jake Hutchison // November 24, 2014
The goth rock band's latest is a well-produced, tight album that proves the band can still make dramatic and entertaining music despite its evolving sound.
Photo by Andrew Boyack, courtesy of Geoff Baker

Q&A: Professor on folk rock, Rihanna

Jake Hutchison // November 12, 2014
The Orion sat down with the musician and Chico State English professor to talk about touring, teaching and Chico's supportive music scene.
Heather Bennett, owner of Candy Cougar Art, displaying her unconventional painting style during the monthly Mixed Media Mixer Review at the 1078 gallery. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Media mixer features local artists of all trades under one roof

Jake Hutchison // November 5, 2014
The ambitious new project at 1078 Gallery, featuring live music, sculpture, photography, painting and more, is on track to become a staple monthly event for local artists and residents.
Yusef Swafford, senior computer engineering major, is a comedian, singer, sailor and former Naval technician. His next standup show is Nov. 15 at 1078 Gallery. Photo credit: Veronica Hodur

Student pursues laughter throughout state

Jake Hutchison // October 31, 2014
Yusef Swafford is known for his bold brand of comedy, but he is also a Chico State student, singer, sailor and former Naval technician.
Festival Director Mary Ann Weston and public relations interns and Chico State students Anne Stanley and James OHagan have helped organize the 10th annual FOCUS Film Festival, which celebrates diversity and awareness of disabilities through film. Photo credit: Nnamdi Johnson-Kanu

Film festival will bring awareness, inspiring stories to Chico

Jake Hutchison // October 22, 2014
The 10th annual FOCUS festival will feature almost 30 film screenings celebrating diversity and inclusion on campus and in the community.
Evan Kelsay, 22, presents one of the unique pieces hes created at his workshop in Paradise. Kelsay is the owner and operator of Apocalypse Guitars, a custom-guitar building and repairing service. Photo credit: John Domogma

Local guitarist creates custom instruments, hopes to expand business

Jake Hutchison // October 18, 2014
Evan Kelsay owns and operates Apocalypse Guitars, creating and repairing guitars and basses for Northern California players.
Icarus The Owl is one of the alternative rock groups performing Sunday at 1078 Gallery. From left: Rob Bernknopf, Zach McLean, Joey Rubenstein and AJ Stacher. Photo by Sara Therese

Experimental bands will bring progressive rock, dirty jokes to 1078 Gallery

Jake Hutchison // October 7, 2014
Hail The Sun, Icarus The Owl, Stolas and Surrounded By Giants will perform an intimate, lively, hardcore-punk show Sunday.
Blue Room Theatres adaptation of The Outsiders features, from left to right, Marcus Rutledge as Ponyboy Curtis, Jackson Indar as Johnny Cade and Garrett Miller as Dallas Winston. The show has its final performances 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25-27. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Local theater delivers raw, emotional performances in ‘The Outsiders’ adaptation

Jake Hutchison // September 25, 2014
Blue Room Theatre's rendition of the powerful, timeless story will end its run Sept. 27.
Shoji Kameda throat sings, Masato Baba hits the taiko and Eien Hunter plays the drums in On Ensemble. The group entertained Chico residents at the 21st annual Chico World Music Festival. Photo credit: John Domogma

Chico World Music Festival delivers stellar performances

Jake Hutchison // September 14, 2014
Chico Performances' 21st annual Chico World Music Festival featured incredible international acts, children's crafts and giant sawmill puppets.
Teephs current lineup, from left to right, is Sesar Sanchez, Alex Coffin and Matt Shilts. Photo courtesy of Teeph.

Rock bands to host fierce show at Monstros

Jake Hutchison // September 3, 2014
The Orion spoke with Teeph's guitarist, Sesar Sanchez, about the band's upcoming performance at Monstros Pizza, featuring seasoned and debut acts.
The Sorority and its vocalist Cliff Greenwood stole the show with their energetic, intense performance Friday at Monstros Pizza. Photo credit: John Domogma

Monstros rock show features raw, powerful performances

Jake Hutchison // August 30, 2014
Local bands West by Swan and Metronaut and Oakland's The Sorority played a solid rock show Friday at Monstros Pizza.
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