The Orion

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Brilliant acting fuels classic play about explosive relationship

Lauren Smith // March 29, 2015

Not enough drama in life? Never fear, as Matt Hammons directs a Blue Room Theatre production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” that will have you in tears, from both laughter and heartbreak....

Photo by Roberta via Wikimedia Commons.

Moon Hooch shines at Lost

Lauren Smith // March 18, 2015

Dance music is often identified as lacking musical integrity. But Brooklyn-based house group Moon Hooch simultaneously impressed the audience and got its feet moving at Lost on Main on Sunday. The...

300x250 px FEATURED PHOTO Photo credit: Trevor Ryan

The Mondegreens album release reels in support, with good reason

Lauren Smith // March 8, 2015

At Cafe Coda on Friday, local folk group The Mondegreens celebrated the release of their debut album, "Kid Tell Time," to an enthusiastic audience. Opening acts included fellow Chico musicians The Rugs...

Sean Galloway and Angelica Tavella have known each other for almost 10 years and have been touring together since September. Photo courtesy of Wry Toast Photos.

Q&A: Nyx, Ave Grave on touring, favorite Chico bands

Lauren Smith // February 13, 2015

After touring extensively up and down the West Coast, Chico native Ave Grave (Sean Galloway) and Oakland musician Nyx (Angelica Tavella) will return to The Maltese in downtown Chico on March 15. With...

Seamus Turner performs with his band Dakota Cree at School of the Arts Productions Halloween showcase, Night of the Rocking Dead, last October at Down Lo in downtown Chico. Turner began his time at Chico State as a nursing student, but he decided to pursue his passion and become a music major. Photo credit: Lauren Smith

Student carves out niche as local folk, blues musician

Lauren Smith // January 31, 2015

Seamus Turner brings a refreshing modesty and laid-back attitude to the local music scene, in which he is now quite well known. His musical upbringing differs slightly from the typical force-your-child-to-play-piano...

Artist Monika Meler assembles artwork for her exhibition Fragile Structures. Meler explores the fragility of memory through the use of materials and images that look and feel delicate. Courtesy of Monika Meler.

Artist to explore the fragility of memory in exhibition

Lauren Smith // January 27, 2015

Monika Meler immigrated from Brodnica, Poland before earning her B.F.A, M.A., and M.F.A. from three separate American universities. She has held solo exhibits in Virginia, Kansas City and even Ireland....

Rocky Horror comes to life at 1078 Gallery

‘Rocky Horror’ comes to life at 1078 Gallery

Lauren Smith // January 18, 2015

[metaslider id=39937] Cross-dressing, partial nudity and audience participation. "The Rocky Horror Show," directed by Don Eggert, has come to Chico in the intimate environment of downtown’s 1078...

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