music

Children’s advocates take on ‘Vegas’ for fundraising

For children entering the care of the county, Court Appointed Special Advocates serve as a much-needed support system. These volunteer representatives, known as CASAs, act as a vo ...

Dream of midsummer night party comes true

Just because there is no Auburn Family Night Out this year doesn’t mean Auburn families can’t have a night out. In fact, they are encouraged to get out of the house ...

Placer music teacher to receive community honor in education

Placer High music teacher David Lawrenson is no stranger to accolades. His latest, a “Friend of Education” award to be given at the State of the Community Dinner on Ma ...

Young cellist, pianist inspires Placer High students

As Sarina Zhang settled in and arranged her cello, the murmurs resonating through the class of Placer High School students settled in anticipation. Then she started playing. For ar ...

Meadow Vista man expresses soul purely through music

Meadow Vista resident Nate Esway, 28, became a musician through the drums, but has since added several other instruments to his repertoire. Esway was born in San Jose but moved t ...

It’s high time to pay for arts in schools

Here we go again! The arts take a hit (Journal, Sept. 29). Why is it that the first thing to go in the schools is always the fine art programs? Every educator knows that academic ...

Auburn Symphony warming up for new season

The Auburn Symphony is ready to give you an earful — this is a good thing. The symphony kicks off its 2011-2012 season with “Auburn Symphony in the Park,” which takes place ...

Ready to rock the Gold Country Fair?

A longtime Auburn family favorite, the Gold Country Fair kicks off Thursday and continues to Sunday, Sept. 11. The fair offers four days of fun for revelers of all ages, and featu ...

Musicians make for great muses

Jim Lee is taking his love of art and music to a whole new dimension. The Meadow Vista father of four has enjoyed drawing for most of his life, but it wasn’t until more recentl ...