InConcert Sierra: A new season featuring world-class talent

INCONCERT SIERRA IS ONE OF THE area’s arts and culture pioneers. The nonprofit performing arts group was formed in the 1940s in Grass Valley. The first concert was held at the Grass Valley Veteran’s Memorial Building on October 26, 1946, featuring Charles Kullman, tenor, of the S.F. Metropolitan Opera. “It is a delight to have […]

Music in the Mountains: Bringing Music to Life

NOV. 3: A CELEBRATION OF SONG MIM presents “A Celebration of Song” at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. It is the performing arts group’s first fall choral concert and Ryan Murray’s debut as the Artistic Director and Conductor of Music in the Mountains. The MIM Chorus performs Lux Aeterna, and Liisa Davila sings music […]

Stucki Jeweler’s “Free if it Snows” promotion: “One of our favorite things”

“Silver and gold, silver and gold. Everyone wishes for silver and gold.” —BURL IVES IMAGINE RECEIVING FREE JEWELRY IF IT SNOWS ONE INCH during any 24-hour period between December 10-31. The burly balladeer Burl Ives surely would have applauded that. For the 11th straight year, Stucki Jewelers of downtown Grass Valley, the region’s oldest continually […]

Placer Arts Studio Tour: A catalyst for arts and humanities

THE 26TH ANNUAL PLACER ARTISTS STUDIOS TOUR — one of the biggest and longest running art shows in the region and presented by the Arts Council of Placer County — is November 10-12. The three-day, self-guided driving tour, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., showcases the work of 74 artists in their studios at 39 studios and […]

Sierra Stages wins nine Ellies — tops among the region’s performing arts groups

Sierra Stages, based in Nevada City, received nine Elly Awards on Sunday night — a prestigious regional honor that capped its 2018-2019 season. Sierra Stages’ production of “Hand to God” took home seven Ellys and two more for Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach!” Other highlights include two leading female Elly Awards to Lois […]

The Center for the Arts announces inaugural season lineup for “The New Center”

The Center for the Arts announced its inaugural 2019/2020 season lineup on Monday — the first time The Center announced a full season at once. Other shows could be added later, however. Putting together an annual season of performance and visual arts can be likened to preparing a 10-course meal for royalty. Every detail must […]

LeeAnn Brook Fine Art hosts Michelman and Coley exhibits in September

WHO: Barbara Michelman and Nicholas Coley WHAT: “Of Land and Sky” WHEN: September 1-30, 2019 Opening Reception: September 6, 5-7pm, Art Talk with Barbara Michelman, 6pm WHERE: LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 231 Broad St., Nevada City, CA CONTACT:LeeAnn Brook, 530-557-5160 PHOTO CAPTIONS: “Big Hole Valley, Montana”, Barbara Michelman Nicholas Coley Painting Plein Air The September […]

Nevada City: A mix of old and new

Like other Gold Rush-era towns, “the past is always present” in Nevada City. The entire downtown is registered as a historic landmark. “Preservation has been the byword in Nevada City, and the town’s commitment to it began as a happy alternative to a threatening civil war between hippies from the Bay Area and the more […]

Grass Valley: Revitalizing the historic downtown

NOWHERE IS THE THEME “what’s old is new again” more prevalent than in Grass Valley, the Gold Rush town nestled in the foothills. The Center for the Arts and historic Holbrooke Hotel are undergoing major renovations. Another historic building, the Nevada County Bank Building, is being transformed into a retail center, and new businesses are […]

A “summer bucket list” for Truckee

WITH A MOTTO “BASE CAMP for a big life,” Truckee and the surrounding area offers exceptional outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and arts and culture. The town is booming too. Examples include the Truckee Railyard project, which is going to double the size of the 150-year-old downtown core. The project includes new housing, artist lofts, retail, […]

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