The Orion

Brilliant acting fuels classic play about explosive relationship

Brilliant acting fuels classic play about explosive relationship

Lauren Smith

March 29, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

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. Set in the 1960s, Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” chroni...

Moon Hooch shines at Lost

Moon Hooch shines at Lost

Lauren Smith

March 18, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

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 energetic and enthralling trio has garnered much success over the years because of its unique contribution...

The Mondegreens album release reels in support, with good reason

The Mondegreens album release reels in support, with good reason

Lauren Smith

March 8, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

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 as well as Alex and Tom from the Sacramento folk-rock band Walking Spanish. Although the crowd for the two openers was nothing compared to the tight, sweaty ...

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

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

Lauren Smith

February 13, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

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 how well these two mesh together in personality, one wouldn’t assume their musical styles differ as much as they do....

Student carves out niche as local folk, blues musician

Student carves out niche as local folk, blues musician

Lauren Smith

January 31, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 setting. His parents, neither of whom plays a musical instrument, put a fiddle in his h...

Artist to explore the fragility of memory in exhibition

Artist to explore the fragility of memory in exhibition

Lauren Smith

January 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

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. Her experiences as a Polish immigrant play a heavy role in the influence behind her art in “Fragile Structures," the upcoming exhibit at 1078 Gallery that features the...

‘Rocky Horror’ comes to life at 1078 Gallery

‘Rocky Horror’ comes to life at 1078 Gallery

Lauren Smith

January 18, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Reviews

[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 Gallery where the performance gets a bit more up close and personal than usual. Richard O’Brien’s...

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