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Earth Day Fair to mix public education, entertainment (1)

April 18, 2015 — 

Sierra College will host an Earth Day Fair and films Monday at its Grass Valley campus. Learn more about what climate change, what is happening to the planet, how, and …

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Ron Cherry: Totally original 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang (2)

April 18, 2015 — 

When Mustangs originally came out, midway through 1964, Patrick Farrell went into his local Ford dealer, Prince Ford in Colfax, and bought one in Prairie Brown. Although it was not …

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Empire Mine State Historic Park: a garden sanctuary (3)

April 18, 2015 — 

Rediscovering a garden sanctuary, I recently joined enthusiastic volunteers and staff for a stroll through the lovely historic gardens of the Empire Mine.Formal gardens surrounding the Bourn Cottage blend seamlessly …

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Master Gardener’s tips for April (4)

April 18, 2015 — 

As spring continues to burst forth after some much needed rain, here are some gardening tips and ideas for your home garden projects. Master Gardeners will also be on hand …

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Cats and dogs: One big happy family — or not? (5)

April 17, 2015 — 

In the movie “Ghostbusters,” Bill Murray put it in the same category as human sacrifice, fire and brimstone raining from the skies, zombies emerging from their graves and mass hysteria.What …

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It’s so easy: Gervais, friends sing Ronstadt (6)

April 15, 2015 — 

Lorraine Gervais will present a dance concert tribute; “Linda Ronstadt – The Early Years,” Friday and Saturday, as she continues with her long running concert series co-produced with the Center …

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April 15, 2015 — 

Going solo, sort of Friday Leta Gibey will share some original songs in a solo set with musician Lauren Avery on guitar and Leta on baritone uke. The 8 p.m. …

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Story Road Irish band to perform private house concert Friday (8)

April 15, 2015 — 

Story Road, one of the premier traditional Irish bands on the West Coast, takes to the road again for a week of exclusive appearances featuring acclaimed vocalist Colleen Raney, award-winning …

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VIDEO: Bay Area’s Farallon Quintet to perform Sunday in Grass Valley (9)

April 15, 2015 — 

On Sunday afternoon, InConcert Sierra will present the Farallon Quintet, a dynamic Bay Area virtuosi ensemble that is the only professional chamber music group exclusively dedicated to the surprisingly abundant …

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April 15, 2015 — 

One-man bandThe Saturday Giant is the one-man art-rock band from Columbus, Ohio. He will bring his innovative live show, in which he sculpts layers of guitars, drums, bass lines, beat …

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CATS presents young love thwarted by war and prejudice (11)

April 15, 2015 — 

It’s bad enough when Henry Lee’s parents hate his one true love Keiko Okabe. It’s even worse for Henry when Keiko is arrested and incarcerated for the crime of being …

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Delhi 2 Dublin to bring dance party to GV (12)

April 15, 2015 — 

Vancouver-based band Delhi 2 Dublin returns to Grass Valley with their global rhythms and club beats, an energetic mash-up of Bhangra, Celtic, Dub Reggae and Electronica for a Sunday concert …

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A Thousand Years at Sea, Alba’s Edge headline next Discover Series (13)

April 15, 2015 — 

VIDEO: A Thousand Years at Sea, Alba’s Edge headline Grass Valley show …

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Final Bolshoi Ballet live from Moscow Sunday (14)

April 15, 2015 — 

The final ballet of the 2014-15 season of ballets broadcast live from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow comes this Sunday to Sierra Cinemas. A 20th century classic, “Ivan the Terrible,” …

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Bring a change to spring vegetables (15)

April 15, 2015 — 

Dear Alan: I love the abundance of artichokes and asparagus available at this time of year, but my family gets tired of the usual mayonnaise or melted butter and lemon …

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Feast and Gather offers up weekly meal delivery for the food conscious (16)

April 15, 2015 — 

When she needs cheering up, Shanan Manuel goes to the kitchen. She enjoys cooking a meal from scratch for people. She honors each ingredient of the foods she combines, often …

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Lucinda Williams Band, Richard Thompson set to headline WorldFest (17)

April 15, 2015 — 

The Center for the Arts has announced two headline performers — Lucinda Williams and Richard Thompson — to close the four-day California WorldFest on Sunday, July 19. “These two stellar …

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Historical society to host stories of Californians (18)

April 11, 2015 — 

The Nevada County Historical Society presents “Californians Fight for the Union — Stories of the California Volunteers,” a multimedia show by TJ Meekins and Richard Hurley, at 7 p.m. Thursday …

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‘The Floyd’ tribute set for tonight in Auburn (19)

April 11, 2015 — 

Northern California tribute band, The Floyd, will perform at the State Theatre in Auburn tonight. “The Floyd” is a two-hour, family friendly, multi-media, rock ‘n’ roll concert event that captivates …

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HGTV’s Fontana to headline Home and Garden Show (20)

April 11, 2015 — 

Many homeowners dream of homes that are rich in personality and sophistication — whether it’s elegantly upscale or funky and laid back, the flow and cohesion that pull a room …

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