Arts & Entertainment

Media Life: Another Emmy for ‘Deadliest Catch” cinematographer?

Placer County product Todd Stanley is on the hunt for yet another Emmy to recognize the huge role he plays as cinematographer and producer on Discovery Channel’s “Deadl ...

Gothard Sisters bring family-friendly Celtic music to town

The parents of the Gothard sisters introduced their three homeschooled girls to “River Dance” at a young age, according to their daughter, Greta Gothard, and the movie& ...

Media Life: Saint Motel on NBC’s “Today” for “Paper Towns” soundtrack

Placer High grad Greg Erwin and his Saint Motel bandmates’ profile keeps on rising, most notably this week with an appearance this Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” ...

Holman Ranch a place of weddings, retreats and its own wines

It’s tucked away but not off-grid. Fairly dripping with the nostalgia of Old California but embracing all that’s good about the new. The place is Holman Ranch. Growing ...

Media Life: Of Weimar TB cemetery, Star Wars, Constable Jack’s

A massive effort since 2012 to document the 1,000-plus graves at what was once the Weimar Sanatorium for tuberculosis sufferers has yielded a book that should provide some good rea ...

Photographer Minkin captures Grateful Dead in their element

Bob Minkin has been a Deadhead since he was 13. The Brooklyn native scored tickets to his first show in 1974, when he was 15, only to see it rained out and postponed. “I co ...

Mel Brooks’ musical 'The Producers' mellows over time

Unlike Max Bialystock, the producers of Sierra Stages’ version of “The Producers” don’t want their production to fail. In fact, they’re hoping for ful ...

‘The Ingenious Judge Dee’ follows law and order in the Tang Dynasty

A double homicide, a “reluctant” corpse and a bride poisoned on her wedding night. It’s CSI: China and it’s brought to you courtesy of  Hock Tjoa and e ...

Young Musicians Showcase features original works from the 21-and-under set

If you’ve ever wished you could have seen your favorite musical act “before they got big,” you may want to check this out. The Young Musicians Showcase will featu ...

A confluence of influence

Auburn artist Vincent Di Leo is well known for his fanciful photomontages: photographs and graphics digitally stitched together to create surreal images that reflect the artist&rsq ...

Little Miss EmiSunshine

Every so often there is a talent so fully formed at an early age it spills over into the cultural landscape. Little Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Charlotte Church, Jackie Evancho ...

Lucinda Williams, Richard Thompson headline Worldfest

For many folks in the Sierra Foothills, summer is concert season and live music under the stars and this year’s Worldfest is no exception. Now in its 19th year, Worldfest, ...

Free concert at the Auburn Event Center pays homage to Grateful Dead legacy

The Grateful Dead have said “Fare Thee Well” with five huge concerts, two in Santa Clara and three in Chicago, playing to approximately 342,000 fans. As Auburn readie ...

'Nunsense' masters the vows of silliness

It’s becoming a habit. Breaking out the habits that is. For the sixth time in their 26 years in existence, Off Broadstreet Theatre will present “Nunsense,” the sh ...

Artist speaks through brush

With each detailed pull of her brush, Joanne Inman adds a little more to her story of beating the odds and fulfilling her passion for porcelain painting. She looks at home poised ...