Arts & Entertainment

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 ...

Celebrated pianist Richard Cionco sits in with Auburn Symphony

Oh how Opus would have loved this! The large-nosed penguin with the herring addiction from the comic strip Bloom County practically lived for the tuba solo. His only shot came in 1 ...

Carry that weight

Axel Clarke had to forget everything he knew about drumming. And he knew a lot. A high school orchestral percussion teacher, Clarke has been drumming for 30 years. But now he&rsq ...

‘Woodstuck’ a communal comedy with a ’60s soundtrack

The Sixties. They say that if you remember them, you weren’t there. But the Seventies, now there’s a decade some people would like to forget. But long before leisure su ...

Josh Clark, Jim Lewin serve up a little jam on the side

Two names share the bill this Saturday at the Auburn Event Center but a legion of musical influences stand behind them. Josh Clark plays guitar for Bay Area band Tea Leaf Green. Wh ...