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‘The Audience’ returns for encore (1)

July 4, 2015 — 

Sierra Cinemas is pleased to present an encore screening of the original West End production of “The Audience,” captured live and broadcast to cinemas in 2013 and currently enjoying a …

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Ron Cherry: A ’61 Corvette with the right stuff (2)

July 4, 2015 — 

Military pilots often have “the need for speed” that doesn’t stop when they touch ground, and they want a car that will fulfill that need.According to what they drove in …

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Classic Shakespeare meets modern politics (3)

July 2, 2015 — 

Synthetic Unlimited kicks off its ambitious new season with “#Caesar,” a fast-paced modern interpretation of William Shakespeare’s political tragedy, opening Friday and running through July 18th. Director Jimmy McCammon takes …

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piano concert set for next week (4)

July 2, 2015 — 

One piano plus two pianists equals a lot of beautiful sound. The evening of July 9, pianists Ken Hardin and Aileen James will light up the keyboard with works by …

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Celebration kicks off July with Declaration Edition (5)

July 2, 2015 — 

The First Friday Art Walk, a celebration of Nevada City’s diverse mix of galleries, retail shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, and creative community, kicks off their DECLARATION Edition at 5 …

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MIM set to wraps up SummerFest with Storm (6)

July 2, 2015 — 

Music in the Mountains wraps up their 34th annual SummerFest this week with performances by two exceptional artists representing the future of classical and contemporary music - piano prodigy Conrad …

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Art in Nevada City (7)

July 2, 2015 — 

In the past, you could get your oil changed at 300 Spring St., the former location of a gas station in historic downtown Nevada City.Now, the space will once again …

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Famous Marching Presidents host fourth annual show, reception (8)

July 2, 2015 — 

The Famous Marching Presidents fourth annual Art Show is open through July 12 at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Featured artists Susan Barry, John Boyer, Pearce Boyer, …

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Three Nevada County home winemakers band together for an adventure (9)

July 1, 2015 — 

It was a hot afternoon last July when Jim Garrett and I were cataloguing the wines that had been entered in the Nevada County Fair home winemakers competition.While entries have …

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Robert Smith: Food of the Northwest (10)

July 1, 2015 — 

The Tlingit people who are indigenous to Alaska, Washington, British Columbia, and the Yukon have a saying, “When the tide goes out, the table is set.”This refers to the abundance …

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Denise Wilson: Don’t wait to live well (11)

June 27, 2015 — 

If you think your living space is unimportant, you might want to think again. Like vitamins hidden in cereal, your home has a definite impact on your physical well-being. Recall …

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Ron Cherry: Split-window ’63 Corvette keeper (12)

June 27, 2015 — 

While some Corvette lovers go through many of these cars over the years, regularly buying and selling these fiberglass beauties to obtain one that is faster, newer, older, just plain …

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Toxic legacy (13)

June 26, 2015 — 

For 60 years, fly fisherman Trent Pridemore has fished many lakes and streams dotting the Northern and Central Sierra Nevada, despite his awareness of an ever-present mercury risk. Most of …

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Beach concerts at Tahoe City begin Sunday (14)

June 26, 2015 — 

Music and revelry fill the air every Sunday afternoon at Commons Beach in Tahoe City. The free summer concert series goes strong through Labor Day weekend, and select weekends include …

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Denis Peirce: Sierra’s crawdad population can be helpful with trout (15)

June 26, 2015 — 

A friend who had the opportunity to fly over the Sierra recently remarked that the high elevation lakes looked full where as the middle and low elevation waters were way …

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New exhibit evokes the season at Summer Thyme’s (16)

June 25, 2015 — 

A reception for Donna Levreault’s new collection, “The Backyard Series,” will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli in Grass Valley. Music will be performed by …

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Local artist Roseanne Burke’s painting selected for display at state capitol (17)

June 25, 2015 — 

Local artist Roseanne Burke’s painting “Golden – Hirschman’s Pond” has been selected to represent District 1 in the California State Senate Contemporary Art Collection. Her painting will hang in the …

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Fourth Sunday Tango to host pre-milonga class (18)

June 25, 2015 — 

Tango Nevada County hosts fourth Sunday Tango at the Golden Empire Grange, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. this Sunday. Argentine tango instructors Sean and Juliana Dockery will lead a …

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Bring on the blues (19)

June 25, 2015 — 

High-energy rock and blues legend Jamal Walker returns with his full band for a dance party from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday on the lawn of The Old 5Mile House. …

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SummerFest Family Art Fair (20)

June 25, 2015 — 

Young, old, and in between will have a great time at the Fairgrounds taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of the inaugural Family Art Fair Saturday and Sunday. Admission …

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