Arts & Entertainment

Foreigner’s sax man unplugged

Foreigner’s Tom Gimbel is a talented multi-instrumentalist, playing everything from the keyboards to the flute, but he spends most of his time on stage nailing all the high n ...

'Lightning Boy' was born to rock

While other teens can barely make it through Van Halen’s “Eruption” on Guitar Hero, Kory Gibbs rocks out on stage with a real, sometimes double-neck guitar to cro ...

Drought, Cool ranchland paints rustic cinematic backdrop

A movie about drought both personal and climatological, “The Divide” has started filming on ranchland in the Cool area of El Dorado County. The independent film featur ...

Hannah Jane Kile's release party brings ‘Little Blue Heron’ to light

It hasn’t even been half a year since we spoke with Hannah Jane Kile, but in her world, that was half a CD ago. At that time, she was deeply immersed in the making of “ ...

Get back Constable Jack, let’s do this again

There really was a Constable Jack. I’m not talking about the bar; most of us remember the Newcastle fixture that closed its doors five years ago. But that building was owned ...

Jon Pauling seems to have found what he’s looking for

When you take a look at Jon Pauling’s list of musical influences, all of the requisite ones are there for a guy his age (50). Beatles, Stones, Hendrix and Zep, the Johnnies C ...

Filmmaker sets interactive video series in Placer County

Tom Mowchan, owner of Immagix Media, has been coordinating with the Placer County Film Commission on a new creative endeavor. Operating out of Grass Valley, he’s filming self ...

Tinariwen exiled to Main Street

For centuries the Taureg nomads have moved across the Sub-Saharan deserts of Africa, what is now Mali and Libya, taking with them a rich history of music. In the last few decades, ...

Does your dog have fleas?

What a difference two strings make. Famous for its four strings, the ukulele is fast becoming more than a niche instrument. “If you play guitar, you can play the ukulele, ...

Country-rock sound suits them fine

The suits are long gone, since replaced with trucker’s caps, blue jeans and mountains of plaid. What does remain – besides the generous array of facial hair that gives ...

Time to shine for vintage vehicles at Auburn’s Cruise Nite

As the sun drops low in the western sky Friday, Lincoln Way in Downtown Auburn will come alive with the sights and sounds of Cruise Nite. The monthly summertime staple regularly a ...

Sultans of String to appear at the State Theatre in Auburn

Sultans of String thrill their audiences with their global sonic tapestry of Spanish Flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and French Manouche Gypsy-jazz, celebrating musical fusio ...

Media Life: Tony Award winner cast in Cool-area “The Divide” film

Tony Award-winning actor Levi Kreis has joined the cast of “The Divide,” an independent film due to start production in the Pilot Hill-Cool area of El Dorado County sta ...

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& ...