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Tantalizing tulips: Springtime at Ananda (VIDEO) (1)

March 28, 2015 — 

Spring has sprung, and up at Ananda Village, the flowers are blooming. The annual tulip festival, Springtime at Ananda, at the Crystal Hermitage Gardens begins this weekend.Only 20 minutes outside …

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Denise Wilson: Color me happy (2)

March 28, 2015 — 

Interior designer Penny Morrison once said, “I get such pleasure from being in a pretty environment.” I believe we all respond emotionally to our surroundings — whether we’re aware of …

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Ron Cherry: Totally bad, blown Corvette (3)

March 28, 2015 — 

RON CHERRYColumnist …

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A View from the Bridge: Arthur Miller classic broadcast from London (4)

March 28, 2015 — 

The latest offering from National Theatre Live is “A View from the Bridge,” Arthur Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast live from the Young Vic in London to Sierra Cinemas in Grass …

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History of banjo: Bill Evans concert Saturday (5)

March 27, 2015 — 

Bill Evans is a renowned banjo player and teacher within the bluegrass community. He has taught workshops and performed worldwide, including numerous times at the local Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival. …

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Country music’s Junior Brown to perform in GV (6)

March 27, 2015 — 

Junior Brown will bring his unique voice, songwriting craft, and double-necked “Guit-Steel” to Grass Valley Saturday. Junior Brown has three Grammy Award nominations, won Music Video of the Year from …

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Interactive jam experience on stage at the Center (7)

March 27, 2015 — 

Everyone Orchestra will bring its improvisational jam band experience to Grass Valley Friday during a performance presented by the Center for the Arts.Conducted by founder Matt Butler, Everyone Orchestra features: …

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Explore world music through ‘Origins’ series (8)

March 27, 2015 — 

Delphi Productions and the Haven Underground present event series “Origins; An Exploration of the World’s Music and Tradition.” The next show, Thursday (March 26) features Australian singer/songwriter Saritah and Indigenous/roots …

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Canada’s Frechette to make Nevada City tour stop (9)

March 27, 2015 — 

Traveling folk songwriters Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen will perform Friday at The Old 5Mile House. Frechette was signed at 17 to EMI Publishing in Toronto, recorded demos in Hollywood …

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Concert to benefit Hospitality House (10)

March 27, 2015 — 

According to American Folk Musician Bill Staines’ song, “All God’s critters got a place in the choir.” And all God’s critters need shelter from the storm. Regardless of the weather, …

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Experience ‘Ordinary Days’ through Theater by the Book (11)

March 27, 2015 — 

Wednesday the third season of Theater by the Book kicks off with the critically acclaimed musical “Ordinary Days,” written by Adam Gwon, directed by Sandra Rockman, with Ken Getz as …

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March 27, 2015 — 

Northern neighborsThe Quick and Easy Boys, a power trio from Portland, Oregon, will make their Crazy Horse Saloon and Grill debut Saturday. Supporting their new album Follow Us Overboard, they …

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March 27, 2015 — 

Reality shift? According to lead singer John Shannon, “theShift is about altering your consciousness through the sheer power of rock and roll music. Our lyrics don’t question the government, they …

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Rising star of classical world set to take GV stage (14)

March 27, 2015 — 

Tuesday, InConcert Sierra will present Alessio Bax in a solo piano recital in Grass Valley. Never heard of him? You soon will, says Julie Hardin, executive director of the nonprofit …

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Fox Walkers to offer spring day program (15)

March 27, 2015 — 

Families looking for activities during spring break may be interested in enrolling their children ages 7-15 in the Four Elements Earth Education Fox Walkers Day Program at Bear Yuba Land …

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Denis Peirce: A change in seasons brings shift in hot spots (16)

March 27, 2015 — 

With the passing of the equinox, we are officially in spring. We have had spring-like conditions for most of the winter.I cannot remember the last freezing night we have had …

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Two organizations partner to offer trail building seminar in Grass Valley (17)

March 27, 2015 — 

The Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) is teaming up with the International Mountain Bicycle Association to bring a free two-day training seminar hosted by the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew.The event, …

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Tahoe National Forest selected for tree programs (18)

March 27, 2015 — 

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. — The Arbor Day Foundation announced March 17 that they will work with on-the-ground partners to plant 608,000 trees in California’s Tahoe National Forest through the Trees …

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Upcoming treks by Bear Yuba Land Trust (19)

March 27, 2015 — 

WHAT: Trail Grand Opening at Black Swan Trail WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SaturdayWHERE: Black Swan Trail on Mooney Flat RoadCOST: FREE - Registration NOT requiredLEVEL: Easy/ Moderate – …

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Patti Bess: Garden helpers (20)

March 25, 2015 — 

Have you ever dreamed of planting your own vegetables? Wouldn’t you enjoy the scent of basil growing near the kitchen, next to the tomatoes and enough squash for your family …

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