All the local juice, not from concentrate
Arts DEVO’s first gossip column!
I hear singing! Rumor has it that on Thursday, April 7, for some unexplained reason, the diners at Leon Bistro, the contemporary California cuisine hotspot on Main Street, suddenly broke into a synchronized dance routine while singing an a capella version of the Mother Hips’ “Hey Emilie.” It might have had something to do with the fact that Glee star Matthew Morrison was at the restaurant for dinner, but Arts DEVO hears he was just there to get advice from chef Ann Leon on how to properly chiffonade broccoli rabe.
All quiet now: The little birds began singing over a week ago about the demise of the Chico Enterprise-Record’s weekly entertainment insert, The Buzz. Since then, various writers, arts organizations and advertisers from the longstanding magazine have confirmed the rumor, saying that the arts coverage is likely to be spread throughout more than one issue of the daily paper each week. E-R Editor David Little declined to offer any details before the CN&R went to press, though he did say there would be an announcement in the Thursday paper, so something’s up.
Bird on the street: Radio Bird Street is off the air! But just for a little while. Oroville’s community radio station is in the process of major improvements as it gears up for a transition to full power. Help celebrate, and raise funds for, the new 91.7 FM KRBS at the station’s birthday bash with live music by Achilles Wheel Saturday, April 23, 8 p.m., at the VFW Hall in Oroville. Visit www.radiobirdstreet.org for more info.
Bacon-flavored world: Even though this is getting way out of hand, I’m not ready to be a voice of dissent in this modern bacon revolution, even with the craptacular Denny’s poisoning the pig with its “Baconalia” campaign. The diner chain has a new Bacon Pyramid menu that is mostly ignorable, save for its sacrilicious pinnacle: the Maple Bacon Sundae: It’s ice cream, with bacon. I have so many emotions running through me right now, I don’t know what to do with myself. Is it the end of the world, or the beginning of a glorious new era?
Dada says: “Your name shoes fist-pound letters of my alpha-bet.” See: Carla Resnick … “Apricot Blossom” … www.apricotblossom.com.