Arts & Entertainment

‘Iolanthe, a Fairy Fantasy’ brings merriment and mayhem for all ages

OK kids move over, you’ve had your turn. No, this isn’t a “let us big folks show you how it’s done” moment. It’s more of “hey, that look ...

Barnett, Newlon have no boundaries for their music

He brings the experience of barbershop quartets and musical theater to the mix. She’s played a variety of woodwinds and sung choir. Throw in a little of the late ’70s A ...

Janis Ian wouldn’t change a thing

Part of Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary celebration included rerunning the debut episode from 1975. Their first musical guest was the legendary Janis Ian, performing h ...

Eric Bibb keeps on top of the blues

On his House of Blues Radio Hour, blues authority Elwood Blues called Eric Bibb “… what the blues in the new century should be about.” You’ll get your ch ...

Make a date with 'Calendar Girls'

Anyone familiar with the movie “Calendar Girls” is well aware of the nudity involved, especially those actresses who signed on to play the title roles. Tasteful and dis ...

Jeff Austin Band to play Auburn Event Center

Blame it on the Dead. Not the dearly departed but the Grateful Dead. It was at their concert in North Carolina when Jeff Austin decided on a career change. And while the world lost ...

Colla Voce celebrates ten years of following the voice

Colla Voce of the Sierra, the local, nonprofit arts organization, began as an adult group of chamber singers with the goal of bringing professional standards of choral music perfor ...

The Floyd welcomes audience to the machine

More than 300 Pink Floyd fans filled the State Theatre on Saturday, April 11, to see The Floyd, a multi-media, family-friendly rock ’n’ roll experience, complete with l ...

Jack Gallagher's comedy is for – and from – the everyman

When Jack Gallagher decided to name his live act, he chose a line from a Pete Townsend song. And since his comedy show does not contain the element of pathos that his one-man plays ...

Celtic band Story Road makes audience feel at home

Maybe it’s a preview show, a warm up to what could be a spot on KVMR’s Celtic Festival bill. After all, they’ve all played that stage before, just not together. ...

Rosie Flores is an ambassador of ‘Ameripolitan’

She was playing alt-country in the ’70s and cowpunk in the ’80s. The Southern California music scene was thriving and she was right in the thick of it. “It was ...

Media Life: Auburn’s rich history subject of new book

Want a peek at the first-known image of Auburn? It’s a drawing by a fellow named Thomas Armstrong done in 1851. Nothing but a few wooden buildings and a denuded hillside. An ...

Media Life: Auburn-created art now on U.S. postage stamp

Move over Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau. You have some illustrious company. Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea and infant member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, was  Auburn&rsq ...

Tyler Gilbert brings fresh sound from the north to Roseville appearance

Just a little bit south of Saskatoon. Good song by Sonny James. Great place if you’re talking about Regina, population 200,000, give or take a Saskatchewan or two. But it s ...

Singing, songwriting, performing is a labor of love for Hannah Kile

The last time we spoke with Hannah Kile she was hosting a release party for her debut CD, “Becoming Someone.” That was a year and a half ago and since then the Auburn ...