Arts & Entertainment

Media Life: Ex-Auburnite’s Saint Motel in media feeding frenzy

Drummer Greg Erwin and his band Saint Motel continue on a roll that started less than a year ago with signings to major record labels Parlophone and Elektra in Europe and the U.S., ...

Did you hear the one about the autoharp tuner?

It’s not a harp and there is nothing automatic about it. On the contrary, in talking with Bryan Bowers, the autoharp has to be one of the trickiest musical instruments to tun ...

There’s no mistaking Take Note Troupe's passion

Charlie Chaplin will never be confused with William Shakespeare, but when you look at the latter’s “Comedy of Errors,” considered one of his most farcical works, ...

In Sync Dance is throwing a garden party

While they are hardly “winging it,” this inaugural Dance Party in the Park is definitely a work in progress. After all, for a company that thrives on precision choreogr ...

Media Life: ‘D-Train’ movie has Colfax, Placer connection

Colfax High School class of ’96 grad Matthew Medlin’s latest credit in Hollywood’s film industry is a notable one. He’s a unit production manager and line p ...

Backyard ninjas storm the stage in 'Nanda'

Two were raised in a yurt. Another slept on a shelf. A fourth learned to ride a unicycle on a hog farm. So what do they all have in common? They call themselves “Nanda&rd ...

Alexandra Roedder goes for baroque

Born and raised in the South Bay (Redwood City, Sunnyvale), Alexandra Roedder went to college in Berkeley, studied further in the Netherlands, earned a doctorate at UCLA, did some ...

Dancing through the darkness

A mother dies in childbirth. A child faces cruelty at an orphanage. An infant is taken from its mother by the courts. It sounds a little Dickensian, until you throw in the Nazi occ ...

Media Life: Cast grows for Cool area’s “The Divide” movie

Veteran actor-director Perry (“Day After Tomorrow,” “Riptide”) King and Left For Dead Productions’ have cast a crucial role in “The Divide,&rdqu ...

‘Origins’ seeks to promote live musicians with diverse sounds

When you stop to think about it, what do they mean by “world” music? “I find the term kind of vague,” said Celena Delphi. “All music comes from some ...