Arts & Entertainment

So much peace so little time: Natalie Pohley and Hip Hop Congress introduce new programs in 2016

Listening to Natalie Pohley’s plans for promoting peace in Auburn could make a person dizzy. As the co-director of Auburn Hip Hop Congress with her partner Rocky Zapata, as w ...

Rounding up the wild mustangs: ‘Unbranded film documents ride along continental divide, plight of the wild mustang

Some men are no match for the mustangs. Some mustangs are no match for men. The rugged young cowboys who traveled 3,000 miles along the continental divide experienced both &mdash ...

A destiny of drumming: World-renowned drummer Simon Phillips and his band, Protocol, perform Wednesday

Music is in Simon Phillips’ DNA. And drumming was clearly his destiny. Phillips, born in London, began his musical career early in life. He first performed playing drums wi ...

Drummer with Auburn links drove Rollins Band beat

A full-throttle drummer with links to Auburn, Jason Mackenroth died Sunday at his Nevada home. Mackenroth, 46, had worked at Downtown Auburn’s Big O Tire store during the mi ...

The ‘king’ of all birthday parties: Chillbillies return to The Center to celebrate Elvis Presley’s 81st birthday

In the spirit of that good old rockabilly sound, the Chillbillies and special guests will return to the Center for the Arts stage on Jan. 9 with a tribute to Elvis Presley, the kin ...

Placer Pizzazz: See the artistic side of our government workers at annual Placer County Employee Art Show in Auburn

While Placer County employees are busy keeping our government offices running smoothly, many of them also flourish in their artistic endeavors. The creativity of these employees i ...

Media Life: 2016 Awards honor year of Auburncentricities

The Media Life “Lifey Awards,” presented each year for outstanding achievement in a column snippet, took on even more prestige this past year. A life-sized replica of ...

After presents, Christmas dinner, what to do?

The presents are unwrapped, the contents of the stockings are strewn about the house and the roast beast has been devoured. Now what’s a family to do? The Auburn Journal has ...

Media Life: Auburn’s ‘12 Days of Christmas’

Merry Christmas Auburn. And what better gift to give on such a joyous day than to drop an Auburncentric reworking of the Yuletide classic “The 12 Days of Christmas” int ...

Auburn's front porch revels in Christmas

Gail and Tom Wangler, owners of The Front Porch in Old Town, are more than just shopkeepers, they’re artisans, so when it’s time to decorate the gift shop for a new sea ...

Fans wait hours for the 'Star Wars' movie premier

The parking lot at Regal Cinemas Auburn 10 was filled to bursting with cars Thursday evening and a line of Star Warriors (also known as “Star Wars” fans) snaked around ...

The Force is with Auburn “Star Wars” artist

In a galaxy far away, in a town called Auburn, Frank Ordaz works his artistry in oil paints far from the madding crowd that is the “Star Wars” franchise now back in mul ...

Media Life: Auburn dancers’ airport ballet video goes viral

It all started on a moving sidewalk in Denver. The passersby didn’t seem to take much notice Dec. 7 when members of the State Street Ballet company from Santa Barbara perfor ...

Jam session blossoms into ‘Night of Giving’

The charitable tradition at Grass Valley’s hospitality house began with a simple jam session. Mikail Graham organized a small concert at his bar, Cooper’s, with a few ...

Positively Hip

A budding Auburn hip hop artist is taking the genre and turning it on its head.  Armed with positive lyrics and catchy instrumentals, Joseph Torres, also known as Dangerous J ...