Arts & Entertainment

Media Life: State Theatre work unearths long-lost 1930 art deco treasure

A vertically challenged genie? A variation on the theatrical “tragedy-comedy” mask, this time memorializing loud acting? A stylized tribute to Aztec culture run amok? ...

J Ross Parrelli: Unstoppable

 J Ross Parrelli does not sit still for long. No sooner signed to Universal, the Auburn-raised rapper/ social minded singer is already looking at public speaking as a viable ...

Feat of clay

This is how I begin my “Art of Sculpting” classes: My students, for the most part, have had little or no sculpting experience and in some cases, have never even touch ...

‘Infamous Angel’ back for more

I first discovered Iris Dement in the finale of the TV series, Northern Exposure, as the most haunting and beautiful song, Our Town, ran through the final credits. Within days I ha ...

Alex Ramon’s in a magic ‘State’

His former employers run the “happiest place on earth” and “the greatest show on earth.” Now Alex Ramon is about to find himself at the “most anticipa ...

This legend’s told through music, art

According to Roger McNamee, Albany, New York is a good town to be from, but he was ready to come to the West Coast and find out what the world was really like. That was the summer ...

Auburn’s State Theatre installs seats with Hollywood star power

As final preparations are made for its reopening, Auburn’s expanded State Theatre is upgrading its seating with ornate chairs that most recently played a small but integral r ...

PlacerArts paints muddied picture of future

Since plans to move their headquarters went public, PlacerArts has left many wondering, “What’s next?” Now, with the announcement Wednesday by PlacerArts that Ang ...

‘Sibling Hearts’ an inspired exhibit

Ann Ranlett and Phil Simpson have shared a lot in life, most importantly a childhood that bounced around the country in typical military family fashion. But since settling in Sacra ...

Media Life: Newcastle contractor constructs Johnny Cash Trail span

Folsom’s new $3.8 million overcrossing on the Johnny Cash Trail gets the ribbon-cutting treatment on Saturday with the Man in Black’s daughter Rosanne Cash helping out. ...