Arts & Entertainment

Auburn stage is gonna be lit: Terrapin Flyer, Electric Skeletons and Merry Pranksters blow into town Saturday

You know you’re a deadhead when you sell everything that won’t fit in your car and follow the Grateful Dead on tour for over 100 shows. You know the music is your pas ...

She rocks classical: Cellist Tina Guo performs with the Auburn Symphony this weekend

Tina Guo is a classically-trained cellist. She also “shreds” with the heaviest of thrash metal bands. Think Slayer. Playing music was first obligatory, then organic, ...

Life imitates art, which imitates life, which then imitates art

Downtown Auburn’s beautiful State Theatre is going to feel like an intimate New York nightclub circa 1958 on Saturday night, as two of Northern California’s premiere ja ...

Media Life: Documentary, book focus on endurance

  Michigan Bluff’s Myles Smythe has melded a passion for running with a filmmaker’s drive to tell a story worth telling. The result is a new documentary called & ...

Poetry Out Loud: Voices of passion

Placer Arts presented the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest Sunday afternoon at the General Gomez Arts and Event Center in Auburn. Approximately 50 family members, frie ...

Tell me a story

Immerse yourself in the imagination and animation of some of the most artistic storytellers in our region at the Auburn Winter Storytelling Fest. Storytellers will share enchanti ...

Ruth Moody show canceled

The entertainment page of today’s Auburn Journal featured a story about a performance by Ruth Moody on Saturday at the State Theatre in Auburn. As of today, this show has be ...

Nugget Fringe Festival is Far Out: Nevada County event boasts eclectic multi-arts collection

Chicago and San Francisco have one, New York has several, Edinburgh’s is the biggest. And now Nevada County has one. What are we talking about? Fringe Festivals, of course. ...

O poem, my poem: Placer County Poetry Out Loud recitation competition happens Sunday

The annual Placer County Poetry Out Loud (POL) recitation competition is an extraordinary educational opportunity for high school students to learn great poetry, perform it, and co ...

The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit band, Sumner Brothers to perform Saturday: A big night of music at the Auburn Event Center

Take two Americana singer-songwriters, an indie-rock veteran of a drummer, a country-born bassist, and a metal-bred pedal steel player, and you get the rough-hewn, yet driftwood-sm ...

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with poems, music, stories and song

“Let every voice be heard,” was the theme of the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration that took place Monday at the General Gomez Arts and Events Center. About 150 commun ...

Adventure and advocacy: Wild & Scenic Film Festival - ‘Where Activism Gets Inspired’

January marks the return of the 14th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Grass Valley and Nevada City. The festival, created by the South Yuba River Citizens League, a rive ...

Media Life: Silence proving golden for Auburn filmmaker

When we last heard from Brandon Vedder, the Placer High grad and ace cinematographer was fresh off the success of 2012 documentary “La Source” and deep into a new proje ...

27th Annual Folsom Jazz Festival Jan. 23

The 27th Annual Folsom Jazz Festival, on Saturday, January 23 will feature over 140 middle school and high school jazz bands, vocal jazz choirs, and jazz combos. Groups hailing fro ...

New loos on the way: Bathroom and garden planned for Downtown

The grassy lot next to the Welcome Center at the corner of High and Lewis Streets in Downtown Auburn will soon become a garden area with an adjoining public restroom. City Council ...