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Sean Jordan: No shortage of entertainment in western Nevada County

Sean Jordan

Hopping into a new job can be stressful. For some, it’s overwhelming and nerve-wracking. But that hasn’t been the case for me.

I’ve been extremely lucky to land in this incredible area and already feel right at home as your new features editor. I couldn’t be happier to be here to help represent all the rich and talented arts and entertainment this community has to offer.

Before I get into all the amazing things going on this week, allow me to share a little bit about myself. I am originally from Tahoe and have been traveling with my wife all across the country the past few years. I have been submersed in the entertainment world in many different shapes and forms. I was a Junior Olympic athlete in downhill ski racing, an actor, a singer, a professional fire dancer, and a sports editor at my college newspaper, among a variety of other experiences.

What I learned through my almost 30 years is that I enjoy entertaining, and I love to tell stories — which is why I feel so fortunate to be here at The Union to help share your stories.

But enough about me, let’s get to you Nevada County.

The past two weeks the local entertainment scene has outdone itself with all the incredible things going on in this town. As I’ve had the privilege to start this new journey, I could not be more impressed with everything that is happening here. There are so many entertainment options for this week’s Prospector that our coverage is actually spilling over to our features and news sections in The Union.

Speaking of which, one act in particular that you should be on the lookout for this week is Fanna-Fi-Allah with Sufi Qawwali music. The show takes stage 8 p.m. Friday at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. This group, featured on today’s front page of The Union, has traveled all over the world sharing its passion and creativity with a unique “1,000-year-old message of divine love and tolerance, crucial to the times.”

As a storyteller, I’m also excited to see the Sierra Storytelling Festival, starting Friday and continuing through Sunday, at the North Columbia Schoolhouse. I love movies as much as the next person, but there is something to be said for the raw experience of sitting and listening to someone captivate you with only their words. The headliners of this event have been sharing stories for years and I truly believe this will be a one-of-a-kind experience.

If those events aren’t enough, there are plenty of movies, music, and great plays happening all this week. Check out the calendar (pages 15-17) for listings of all these options, and more at

Lastly, I’d like to thank those who share info on our community’s events, helping me help you. I look forward to getting to know everyone and to helping shed light on our arts and entertainment community, while keeping the good times rolling.

Contact Prospector Editor Sean Jordan at or 530-477-4219.

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