paul ogden

Thank you to all for ‘Moonlighting’

Last Saturday night Caring Hearts Society of Auburn had a fundraiser, “Moonlight and Music at the Semas Ranch” to benefit the State Theatre. Thank you so much to Sand ...

$125,000 Placer County grant for Auburn’s State Theatre

 While the State Theatre’s wall was coming down, supporters of the Auburn performing arts venue’s restoration and expansion were building bridges with Placer Count ...

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 ...

Former Auburn City Manager Rod Haack recalled with fondness

Auburn’s city manager for a decade, Rod Haack is being remembered with fondness for his friendliness and dedication to his adopted community. A Midwesterner by birth who was ...

Theater group eyes addition by subtraction

He doesn’t have the clout of a U.S. president, addressing 45,000 people at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, but none the less, Paul Ogden wants to “Tear down this wall! ...

Media Life: Auburn’s State Theater head count bodes well for future

The State Theater has had many more hits than misses in the less than 20-month time-span since it opened its doors for live shows and films. For a venue that can smoosh in a maxim ...