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Soulful, only stronger and louder: David Jacobs-Strain and Keith Greeninger perform Saturday in Auburn

David Jacobs-Strain and Keith Greeninger have teamed up for a concert that showcases their individual and combined talents. The two longtime friends, often going opposite direction ...

Colla Voce singers present mystery, magic, mirth

Colla Voce Chamber Singers has created a concert experience to usher in spring featuring songs of all genres ranging from J.S. Bach, William Byrd, and American composer Morten Laur ...

Reader input: Music Man’ hit high notes

The State Theatre Acting Company is so grateful for the wonderful community support we received for our first production, The Music Man, held at the State Theatre April 1-17. Tha ...

Reader input: Meredith Willson’s ‘Music Man’ a hit

Sunday’s performance of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” was a big hit!    It’s the ideal venue for every member of the family – m ...

‘The Music Man’ marches onto Auburn stage

It’s time for a family sing-along! Who remembers the Broadway classic “76 Trombones?” Or how about “Gary Indiana?” Well, dust off your band unifor ...

Tribute to the man in black

Johnny Cash, the man in black, is a true icon who left an indelible mark in the music world and the world at large. He is still so adored that there are many bands paying tribute ...

Comedienne Tracy Smith is ‘crusty but lovable’

Tracy Smith coached Roseanne Barr for Barr’s “Blonde and Bitchin’” show. How’s that for a resume point? That show was about 10 years ago, and the ...

It’ll be dancing room only at the State Theater: Bay Area Americana and Cajun Roots legend Tom Rigney returns to Auburn

The sounds of New Orleans, boogie-woogie, zydeco and a fabulous mix of Americana roots music will be rolling out the doors of the State Theater as Tom Rigney and his band, Flambeau ...

Oscar glamour in Auburn

They’re rolling out the red carpet again this year in downtown Auburn to celebrate the 88th Academy Awards. Live streaming of the Oscars will be shown on the big screen at ...

Life imitates art, which imitates life, which then imitates art

Downtown Auburn’s beautiful State Theatre is going to feel like an intimate New York nightclub circa 1958 on Saturday night, as two of Northern California’s premiere ja ...

Another View: Decorations, acting, quilts and pancakes

In their home on Aeolia, my friends Charles and Barbara Minor have a 30-year-old ficus tree in their front room. Luckily they have high ceilings, and a large window facing into the ...

The Tannahill Weavers take the middle road

Centuries ago, when economic and political forces drove the Scottish “Highlanders” into the lowlands, they brought their culture with them, most notably the Celtic musi ...

Media Life: Auburn autumn entertainment options abound

While the weather has been cooler of late, the start of the fall means Auburn-area venues are turning up the heat on entertainment choices. The State Theatre leads the way as it m ...

Farm to Film Festival puts food in focus

When I asked Joanne Neft, author of The Art of Real Food and a panelist with the Farm to Film Festival, about why to hold a food film festival, she sent me this. To quote Universit ...

Auburn stunt pro to share Evel Knievel tales at movie showing

It’s called “Being Evel” and the documentary on flamboyant motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel will get the personal touch in the telling tonight at a State Theatre ...