Arts & Entertainment

'Lightning Boy' was born to rock

While other teens can barely make it through Van Halen’s “Eruption” on Guitar Hero, Kory Gibbs rocks out on stage with a real, sometimes double-neck guitar to cro ...

Media Life: Tony Award winner cast in Cool-area “The Divide” film

Tony Award-winning actor Levi Kreis has joined the cast of “The Divide,” an independent film due to start production in the Pilot Hill-Cool area of El Dorado County sta ...

Holman Ranch a place of weddings, retreats and its own wines

It’s tucked away but not off-grid. Fairly dripping with the nostalgia of Old California but embracing all that’s good about the new. The place is Holman Ranch. Growing ...

Media Life: Of Weimar TB cemetery, Star Wars, Constable Jack’s

A massive effort since 2012 to document the 1,000-plus graves at what was once the Weimar Sanatorium for tuberculosis sufferers has yielded a book that should provide some good rea ...

Colfax's Got Talent strikes a chord

Musician Connor Hanley has a rapt audience as he asks for help in singing “Old McDonald Had a Farm” at the Colfax’s Got Talent preview Wednesday afternoon at the ...

For two Colfax teens, it’s nice work and they’ve got it in Rocklin play

Two Colfax High School students have featured roles in Rocklin Community Theatre’s performance of the Broadway musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” featuring th ...

Bryan McPherson a product of his environment

Though born and raised in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Bryan McPherson considers home “right here, right now.” At the time he said it, he was rolling through ...

Media Life: ‘D-Train’ movie has Colfax, Placer connection

Colfax High School class of ’96 grad Matthew Medlin’s latest credit in Hollywood’s film industry is a notable one. He’s a unit production manager and line p ...

Media Life: “Louie Louie” singer’s Applegate sister remembers

It was a request from an older brother that she felt duty bound to help with – as sisters often do. Applegate’s Jill Zander recalls she was a junior at Washington High ...

Media Life: Auburn’s rich history subject of new book

Want a peek at the first-known image of Auburn? It’s a drawing by a fellow named Thomas Armstrong done in 1851. Nothing but a few wooden buildings and a denuded hillside. An ...

Media Life: Auburn-created art now on U.S. postage stamp

Move over Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau. You have some illustrious company. Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea and infant member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, was  Auburn&rsq ...

A stroll down the yellow brick road: Colfax High students to perform 'The WIzard of Oz'

With a cast of 68 students, 19 scene changes, state-of-the-art video projections, flying monkeys and witches (oh my), Colfax High School’s spring production of “The Wiz ...

Ballet group to perform ‘Coppélia’ in Folsom

Placer Theatre Ballet  will perform “Coppélia,” April 18 and 19 at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. It is a delightful story of mistaken identity ...

Media Life: Historical haberdashery brings Auburn Civil War saga to life

Get the extra-thick and brightest-red felt tip pen out and mark a couple of dates on your calendar. One is April 1 – this coming Wednesday – and the other is April 9. ...

Downtown Auburn arts and event center to debut

Freshly rebranded and ready to start a new chapter, the newly renamed General Gomez Arts and Events Center officially debuts Saturday. In the Burns family for 130 years, the 808 L ...