Sal Valentino in town; new arts center opens |

Sal Valentino in town; new arts center opens

On Aug. 12, Sal Valentino, lead singer of the legendary Beau Brummels and Stoneground, will play for his first time in Nevada City. The Beau Brummels in the ’60s and Stoneground in the ’70s played all over the country.

Cover is $3 at Cooper’s, 235 Commercial St. His band will be on stage from 8 p.m. to midnight. Call 265-0116 for any questions.


“X Posed: What turns the sacred profane?” – a three-month long multimedia art show about cultural ramifications of nudity, erotica and censorship – opens Aug. 13 at a new Grass Valley arts and performance venue, Studio 131. The venue was founded by photographer Barbara Michelman to promote collaborative and stimulating installations and events.

Among the more than 40 artists contributing to the “X Posed” installation are John Barrow, Kevin Beals, Jacquie Bellon, Louis Blue Cloud, Willem DeGroot, Gilbert Fulton, Judith Gefter, Matt Gottchalk, Lorraine Harris, Libby Hayes, Jessica Henry, Karen Hinrichs, Francine Holland, Molly Jochem, Miranda Lamon, Bruce Levy, Menlo MacFarlane, Roger May, Michelman, Miriam Morris, Kurt Niederhaus, Irene Nicolas, Shelley North Gerson, Terra Nyssa, Yukiko Ohse, Dan O’Neill, Pera, Faye Schoolcraft, Kurt Steger and Terry Taplin.

“Naked and Embedded,” a music, movement and spoken word presentation embodying the installation’s erotic and political themes, will be there at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 19 and 20. Participating composers, writers and dancers include Bellon, Thekla Clemens, Mikail Graham, Jerry Grant, Jeff Kane, Cathy McCain, Michelman, Chris Olander, Jay Sydeman, Loraine Webb and Lauren Goodwin, and Moss Quaglia and Grace Totherow.

Open Studio hours through Nov. 14 are 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. During Grass Valley Friday Markets, which continue until Sept. 3, Studio 131 will remain open until 9 p.m.

Studio 131 is at 131 Richardson St. Phone is 272-1680.

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