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Survey says: Auburn wants plays, music at State Theatre

The demand will already have been established for live theater and music when Auburn’s expanded State Theatre reopens in October. Early results of a survey being conducted b ...

Auburn’s State Theatre expansion moving into home stretch

For electrical contractor Paul Reineck, the chance to work on rewiring the State Theatre in Downtown Auburn is a special one. Reineck said that he has memories going back decades ...

Reader Input: APPAC thanks the volunteers

The Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center (APPAC) wants to thank the Auburn Host and 49er Lions Club members, as well as APPAC volunteers, who uninstalled the old seats, removed the ...

Auburn’s State Theatre wall comes tumbling down to make way for expansion

The plaster flew under the weight of the heavy hammer Tuesday in a breakthrough that supporters of the State Theatre in Downtown Auburn have been working toward for years. Tuesday ...

Reader Input: 28,000 people hardly ‘few’

I would like to respond to Mr. (Frank) Gau’s letter of April 8 (“Theater built for WWII temporary use,” Reader Input). Mr. Gau states: “few, if any (peopl ...

Curtain rises on Auburn's State Theatre remake

The venerable State Theatre in Downtown Auburn is set to close its doors May 1 and reopen again in late summer to allow a major expansion in seating and stage area. Under plans ann ...

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ told through microphones and sound effects

Fred Burks is old enough to remember Lionel Barrymore and approaches his role in a similar fashion. Rick Schlussel wants no part of Jimmy Stewart. “It’s tough enough ...

Another View: It takes an incubator to grow a business

Philosophers have long debated the age-old question: “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” It is a pretty good question, although not really specific enough to be ...

When moving pictures came to Auburn

It wasn’t too long after the birth of the film industry at the turn of the 20th century that Auburn joined the rest of the nation in welcoming a new form of entertainment: th ...

Editor's Notebook: These are the days of our lives

Some folks keep track of their lives through a diary or a family Bible. Others use Outlook or Google as their calendar of choice for managing and tracking their daily comings and g ...