Arts & Entertainment

Media Life: Movie, TV memories anchor Auburn man’s richly textured life

Open any door in Auburn – with permission of course – and there’s a story behind worth hearing. Perhaps many more. Over the past decade, Media Life has been a ch ...

On stage, behind the scenes and under the sea

It’s Anemone, not Ariel, but she’s still little and she’s still a mermaid. And she’ll be sitting center shell when Music and More Arts Academy’s Young ...

Exploring the state of Jefferson

It started with psychedelia, soared into science fiction, but never lost its social consciousness. “Three of the six CDs in my car are The Weavers,” said Paul Kantner ...

Intergalactic Nemesis: where worlds collide

Watch out! An invading force of sludge-monsters from the planet Zygon are about to hit the Center for the Arts. OK, I don’t want to start any “War of the Worlds&rdquo ...

Sweet Dreams is a sleeper act

If being a circus performer was their dream job, then these four are taking it to another level. “New Vaudeville ‘Sweet Dreams’ is a variety program suitable fo ...

Young pianist all about the Bach

Talking to Dominic Pang, it doesn’t take long to discover he’s a huge fan of Johann Sebastian Bach. But it’s a piece by Beethoven that the winner of the 2014 Youn ...

Steinway piano a grand donation to Auburn’s State Theatre

When Bobbi Machado was a small girl growing up in the then rural outpost of Auburn, Saturday’s included – dime in hand – a chance to watch silver screen icons lik ...

Todd Snider’s hard working and happy

Todd Snider once said he wanted every song he wrote “to be sad and funny … vulnerable and entertaining … personal and universal at the same time.” Looking ...

Music, deep from the heart of Austin

The Jon Dee Graham tree, if you will, has branches that stretch over the musical landscape. From the L.A. punk of John Doe and Exene Cervenka to the rootsy folk of Patty Griffin an ...

Comfort music

Despite the fact that she was born and raised in South Sacramento, Nancy Blue wanted to be a country singer. And I reckon she was. From the largest country dance club in Sacramento ...