Arts & Entertainment

They’re dancing through December

First came the parade. Auburn’s “Festival of Lights” included a troupe of students from In Sync Dance, hoofing it down Lincoln Way, showing off their latest moves ...

Fast times with the Hobos

They’re not migratory workers or homeless vagabonds, but they are itinerant workers, in the way of traipsing around the foothills entertaining people. And yet, when it came t ...

75-year-old Colfax Theatre reopens

The Colfax Theatre is back in business after an eight-year absence. The red glow of the landmark neon “Colfax” sign started lighting the way back again to the South Ma ...

Media Life: Ex-Auburn drummer's Saint Motel signs with Elektra Records

The good news just keeps getting better for Greg Erwin and his Los Angeles band Saint Motel. Perhaps the L. A. music scene’s best-kept secret over the past half dozen years, ...

Trio puts twist on classic Celtic sound

Margie’s father’s was an Irish tenor. Kathy’s mother was a cellist. And Paul? Well, his mom sang a lot of Hank Williams around the house. Individually, their musi ...

There’s something funny going on around here

Just for starters, imagine the amount of hecklers they’ve had to deal with. But as annoying an occupational hazard it may be for a stand-up comedian, at least they know someb ...

Placer supes poised to name vacancy date for North Auburn WWII theater

Final departure day for tenants at the Placer County Government Center in North Auburn on land targeted for a Costco could be June 30, under a plan to be considered Tuesday by the ...

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood: the chaos of a collective psyche

Maybe he joined the Hard Working Americans because he identified with the name. But Neal Casal admitted, as fun as that 2013 foray was — and he loved touring with those guys ...

"Sonja Weissman and the Miracle Play" has roots in author's past

It’s the Christmas play that’s not a Christmas play. Sure the play within the play has Mary and Joseph and plenty of shepherds. But those involved will tell you that it ...

Glass is in session

Three-hundred pounds of molten clear glass simmering round the clock in a 2,200-degree furnace. It’s not your run-of-the-mill art supply, but it’s one of the tools of t ...