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The Made in Tahoe Festival will be hosted at Squaw Valley on May 27-28, and celebrates all things Tahoe

May 25, 2017 — The fifth annual Made in Tahoe Festival will return to Squaw Valley on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. Guests of the festival can expect to be entertained all weekend long. Meandering through Squaw's village, guests will get to check out over 100 vendor […]

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Patti Bess: ‘A little patch of paradise’ at Sweet Roots Farm in Grass Valley

May 23, 2017 — Last week, I was up early in the morning after the recent storm, heading out to Sweet Roots Farm for a visit. Raindrops still glistened on the pine needles in the sunlight, and grasses in unmown fields swayed in the breeze. Clouds moved slowly onto […]

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Sierra Cinemas presents NT Live Edward Albee’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

May 19, 2017 — How would this impressive British cast, in this most American of plays, headed by the incomparable Imelda Staunton, handle the not-so-nuanced expressions of envy, viciousness, rage, attack and counter-attack? Edward Albee's 1962 extraordinary work explores love and hate, truth and illusion, sex as a weapon. […]

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Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra spring concerts orchestrated to ‘lift, renew’ spirits

May 19, 2017 — The Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra present their annual spring concerts May 21-23. The program will feature uplifting works of great composers who set the words of legendary poets to music, plus four spirituals that will "raise the roof," as conductor Ken Hardin notes. "The […]

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Ludi Hinrichs celebrates new CD with Grass Valley show

May 18, 2017 — Multi-instrumentalist/composer Ludi Hinrichs debuts his new CD, Loss, Remembrance & Emergence, at The Center for the Arts in downtown Grass Valley on Friday, May 19. It should come as no surprise that a fellow born in St. Louis would be attracted to music — especially […]

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A mother of a band concert: Nevada County Concert Band performs free show Sunday

May 11, 2017 — Take your mom to lunch (or dinner) and a concert Sunday. The Nevada County Concert Band begins its 46th season with "A Mother of a Band Concert" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City. Enjoy the Sousa march "Our […]

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An ‘alright guy’: Todd Snider to play Auburn Event Center

May 11, 2017 — John Prine, Neil Young and Billy Joe Shaver are just a few of the names that come up when comparing the songwriting and storytelling talents of author and recording artist Todd Snider, who continues the "troubadour" legacy these gentleman mentioned brought before him. On Saturday, […]

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Conor Obertst takes to Center for the Arts stage Thursday

May 11, 2017 — Bright Eyes singer/songwriter Conor Obertst brings his solo show to The Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 11. Opening the show will be Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridger. Conor has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go […]

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‘Music Can Change the World’: OLLI Orchestra offers free concert Friday

May 11, 2017 — Two hundred years ago, Beethoven recognized the power of music to elevate mankind to unknowable heights, declaring that, "Music can change the world. It's the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents." Beethoven experimented, choosing emotion over convention, writing music that resonates […]

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Queens of Jazz: An evening with Lorraine Gervais & Vivian Lee

May 11, 2017 — A duo of jazz divas bring the swing to The Center for the Arts in downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, May 13, with a concert featuring vocalists Lorraine Gervais and Vivian Lee. Beginning in the early 1900s, blues and jazz singers have pushed the lines […]

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CHP: Safety a two-way street for cyclists, motorcyclists

May 10, 2017 — May is Bicycle Safety Month, a good time for motorists and cyclists to remember that roadway safety is everyone's responsibility. The California Highway Patrol promotes bicycle safety to encourage everyone to share the roads safely, responsibly, and respectfully. "Bicycling is an excellent way to enjoy […]

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Superfood season is upon us; eat your greens

May 9, 2017 — With warmer months just around the corner, now is the time to soak up the sunshine, plant seedlings, and start to think of making healthier food choices in your day-to-day. "It is important to add more healthy options to your daily routine," said Lindsay Rojas, […]

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United Way of Nevada County partners with Interfaith Food Ministry to distribute food

May 9, 2017 — The United Way of Nevada County continually analyzes the needs of the Nevada County community. According to a news release, the three impact areas that United Way is currently focused on are food, emergency shelter and access to health care. To meet that need, the […]

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40 young actors take ‘Center Stage’ to present ‘Haphazardly ever after’ at North Star House in Grass Valley

May 4, 2017 — Center Stage Children's Theatre Ensemble presents "Haphazardly Ever After," a two-act play performed by 40 young actors between the ages 6-14, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the North Star House. The play, written by Jeff Fluharty and directed by Paulette Gilbert, tells the story of […]

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Long-time leading lady to speak in Grass Valley

April 24, 2017 — Sandra Joseph holds the record as the longest-running leading lady in the longest-running Broadway show, The Phantom of the Opera. On Friday she's set to speak at the Foothills Events Center in Grass Valley. She played Christin Daaé for 10 years and has had more […]

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Calendar

April 20, 2017 — THURSDAY Earth Day Festival! — 10 a.m., Sierra College, 250 Sierra College Dr, Grass Valley. The Annual Earth day festival held at Sierra College, Nevada County Campus – Thursday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each year Sierra College hosts Earth Day for Nevada […]

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Comedian Kathy Griffin coming to Grass Valley in June

April 19, 2017 — Two-time Emmy winner Kathy Griffin is bringing her "Celebrity Run-In Tour" to Grass Valley. Griffin will perform at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, brought in by The Center for the Arts, on June 16. Tickets go on sale to The Center's Encore Club ($1000 plus donors) […]

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’80s stalwarts The Psychedelic Furs coming to Grass Valley in July

April 3, 2017 — The Center for the Arts has announced it's bringing alt-rock pioneers The Psychedelic Furs to Veterans Memorial Auditorium in downtown Grass Valley for a concert on July 23. If you were to dissect today's alternative rock music, you'll find that much of it pays homage […]

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Music in the Mountains’ resident conductor wins the American Prize

March 24, 2017 — Ryan Murray, the resident conductor and choral director of Music in the Mountains, won the American Prize for Opera Conducting on Monday. The award stems from a national competition for his production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Established in 2009, the American Prize hosts regional, […]

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Annual tulip bonanza to open at Ananda

March 24, 2017 — "Springtime at Ananda," the annual tulip event in Crystal Hermitage Gardens at Ananda Village, starts next month. According to organizers, this year's tulip extravaganza promises to be spectacular with approximately 16,000 and over 90 varieties of mid- and late-season Dutch bulbs planted. Open every day […]

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