Kodo Arts antiques sale is Sept. 30-Oct. 8 in Nevada City

The upcoming Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques Fall Warehouse Show and Sale, Sept. 30 – Oct. 8, features one of Kodo Arts’ best collections of Japanese antique furniture, garden features, architectural, home decor, art, kimonos, lighting and much more  — all handpicked from the antique markets and auctions houses of Kyoto. This fall sale features a […]

David Lance Goines illustrated cookbooks for Alice Waters

Legendary restaurateur and chef Alice Waters and renowned graphic artist David Lance Goines met during the Berkeley Free Speech Movement in the ‘60s, and the two have remained close friends. Goines has created commemorative posters for Waters’ Chez Panisse restaurant and illustrated many of her cookbooks. Some of his Chez Panisse posters are in the […]

Foothill theater groups rack up Elly nominations

Quest Theaterworks, LeGacy Presents, Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra and the Nevada County Performing Arts Guild were among the foothill theater groups nominated for the 35th annual Elly awards — reaffirming the growth in innovative community theater. All told, 420 Elly nominees were announced on Sunday in midtown Sacramento. During the 2016-17 season 244 […]

Shakespeare, art hikes, classical music at Tahoe this summer

SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, JULY 8-AUG. 27 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 45th anniversary season at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe, is headlined by productions of “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” Shakespeare’s labor of love and laughter, and “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” a hilarious Sherlock Holmes whodunit based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The productions are performed […]

Loomis: Revitalizing its Downtown

DESPITE ITS SMALL SIZE, THE TOWN OF LOOMIS — just off I-80 in south Placer County — looms large when it comes to the region’s history. In the mid-1800s, settlers came to Loomis for gold mining along the rivers. Then along came the railroads. “Loomis was named in 1884 by the Southern Pacific for James […]

Art & Soul ArtWalk is Sept. 16 in Truckee

TRUCKEE’S ARTS AND CULTURAL scene is booming, adding a new dimension to its popularity as a destination for outdoor recreation. The area is home to events such as the Lake Tahoe Music Festival, Autumn Food and Wine Festival, Music in the Park, and events at Art Truckee and other galleries. The 3rd annual Art & […]

Lake Tahoe Concours D’Elegance on August 11-12: nation’s most prestigious boat show

THE LAKE TAHOE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE celebrates its 45th year on August 11-12 at historic Obexer’s Boat Company in scenic Homewood on the West Shore. The Concours, presented by the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation, showcases the world’s most well-known and historic classic boats. It has grown into the most recognized and prestigious boat show in North […]

Nevada City: Focused on economic development

Thanks to the Gold Rush, Nevada City was once California’s third largest city, behind Sacramento and San Francisco. The picturesque foothills’ town—incorporated in 1856—has enticed some famous people. Mark Twain lectured in the Nevada Theatre “when Los Angeles wasn’t much more than a squalid cow town,” as the Los Angeles Times observed. The town also […]

Fowler family named “Family of the Year” at Nevada County Fair

Brad and Alana Fowler have been named the 2017 Family of the Year by the Nevada County Fair’s Board of Directors. The Board chose the Fowler Family for their ongoing commitment, participation and volunteer efforts in the livestock program at the Nevada County Fair. Brad and Alana, who were both born and raised in Nevada […]

“Chicago”: One of Sierra Stages’ best productions in its nine-year history

Our region’s arts and culture scene recently has been basking in the sunlight. In July, the California Arts Council named 14 statewide Cultural Districts, and Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee were included in the elite group. The same week the iconic California WorldFest drew big crowds to the Nevada County Fairgrounds for headliners such as […]

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