Arts & Entertainment

Music, deep from the heart of Austin

The Jon Dee Graham tree, if you will, has branches that stretch over the musical landscape. From the L.A. punk of John Doe and Exene Cervenka to the rootsy folk of Patty Griffin an ...

Comfort music

Despite the fact that she was born and raised in South Sacramento, Nancy Blue wanted to be a country singer. And I reckon she was. From the largest country dance club in Sacramento ...

Chicago comedy troup ‘Second’ to none

Somewhere along the line you found out about The Second City. Maybe it was the ’70s, when the sudden fame of John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner and Bill Murray brought ...

Media Life: Homegrown Auburn film talent returns with “Mudbloods”

It’s a homecoming week of sorts for Auburn native Eric F. Martin and he’s bringing along his latest film to show at the State Theatre. Martin, Placer High Class of 200 ...

Jim Malcolm at home with life on the road

He’s played with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall. But on Sunday, he’ll be appearing in a home near you. Once called the &l ...

Nuala in the house

Nuala Kennedy is feeling a bit guilty. As she basks in the mid-70s temperature of her adopted home in Los Angeles — where her husband took a job — she can’t help ...

Media Life: Auburn premieres local link to “All-American Makers”

A garage opens. The light from outside illuminates the screen. And a new show on the Science Channel debuts. At North Auburn’s DeWitt Theater, the audience at the local prem ...

Symphony of high spirits

A symphony of sound can induce a melding of souls; where one’s soul plays the keys and their heart keeps the beat. “There’s just this incredible ethos, this inc ...

From scat to rap: Concert merges musical genres

Jazz is an original American art form that’s been around for more than 100 years. Hip hop does not have that longevity, but like jazz, it was founded in African American comm ...

This blues outlaw ready to jam in Colfax

Just because she was born in Chicago did not make Cynthia Jo Gustafson a blues enthusiast. And just because she moved at age 10 does not mean she turned her back on that music. Lik ...