The Orion

Mind-reading and magic shock Chico bar scene

Dean Waters and Stephen Chollet are experts in their own unique magical arts. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

Rayanne Painter

February 22, 2019

There’s no exaggeration in saying that minds were read on Wednesday night during “An Evening of Wonder” with magician Dean Waters and mentalist Stephen Chollet at Unwined Bar and Grill. Both acts, while vastly different in mystical style, never failed to shock and entertain the audience.Lifelo...

Dean Waters brings magic to Chico’s bar scene

Magic is a longstanding tradition in Dean Waters' family. He has been practicing the art form since he was 18-years-old. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Ricardo Tovar and Olyvia Simpson

October 30, 2018

Chico is famous for having a vibrant nightlife, one that entices and has a reach nationwide. The bar scene is a watering hole for those thirsty for social engagement but many don't have a formula that differs from one another. The Pour House in North Valley Plaza has a man, not a formula - Dean Waters, magic...

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” gives a fresh start to new franchise

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George Johnston

November 29, 2016

Don’t worry, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has enough spectacular acting and wonder in it to make the movie a joy to watch. Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, a magical creature’s conservationist who comes to New York City during the roaring 1920s. During his journey...

The year of Harry Potter spin-offs

The Harry Potter Universe keeps growing with each new J.K. Rowling publishes Photo credit: George Johnston

George Johnston, Elizabeth Helmer, and Rylee Pedotti

September 15, 2016

  J.K. Rowling keeps spelling magic into the world. The Harry Potter author has recently released three new tie-in ebooks into the potterverse; "Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists," "Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide" and "Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism and Dangerous Hobbies." With ea...

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