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Rosie Stilwell refines the art of volunteering

It was about the time that Rosie Stilwell became an “empty nester’ that her interest in the arts went from casual observer to “mover and shaker.” A charter ...

Adventures in filmmaking

Its stars are humpback whales and milkweed. Its sets were centuries — make that millennials — in the making. Costumes, more often than not, by Patagonia. If it were the ...

Sweet Dreams is a sleeper act

If being a circus performer was their dream job, then these four are taking it to another level. “New Vaudeville ‘Sweet Dreams’ is a variety program suitable fo ...

Steinway piano a grand donation to Auburn’s State Theatre

When Bobbi Machado was a small girl growing up in the then rural outpost of Auburn, Saturday’s included – dime in hand – a chance to watch silver screen icons lik ...

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 ...