Tahoe resorts invest, host unique events this winter

For the 2018-19 winter season, the resorts have made significant capital investments to enhance their snowmaking, grooming, lifts, snowboard and ski school operations, resort facilities and more. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Truckee visitors can participate in a variety of unique outdoor resort activities. • Go Disco Tubing at Squaw Valley during select times […]

Sierra Stages 2019 season includes Cabaret

IN 2019, SIERRA STAGES BEGINS ITS second decade of presenting award-winning local theater in Grass Valley and Nevada City with three provocative shows: The legendary musical Cabaret, the black comedy “Hand to God,” and the intimate musical revue “You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow: A Stephen Sondheim Evening”. The 2019 season opens with the hilariously twisted black […]

The Olive Groove

Like His, The Olive Groove is a store that reflects the revitalized retailing scene in Grass Valley. The Olive Groove is an oil and vinegar taphouse that provides the freshest extra virgin and infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars available. It also offers gourmet sea salts, loose leaf teas, olive-oil soap and skincare products, accessories […]

His: A Gentleman’s Sundry

Downtown Grass Valley is going uptown, thanks to imaginative local merchants. New stores are opening that offer some of the freshest and most innovative ideas in retailing — without traveling “off the hill,” let alone to a big city. Nowhere is this more apparent than at His. A Gentleman’s Sundry, which opened last fall at […]

Below the snow belt: Satellite ski towns

“SATELLITE SKI COMMUNITIES ARE THE new dream,” according to Powder magazine Though a little farther from the ski slopes, so-called satellite ski towns still have easy access, a vibrant cultural scene, and are more affordable. The foothills is blessed with an abundance of them: AUBURN ExploreAuburnCa.com Auburn helped bring skiing to the Sierra. The Auburn […]

Chinese New Year Festival

COMMUNITY ASIAN THEATRE OF THE SIERRA presents the Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade on Sunday, February 10, from noon-4 p.m., to welcome the Year of the Pig. Chinese New Year Festivals are rare in rural communities, and CATS presents this eighth annual celebration, honoring the Chinese pioneers of the Sierra Foothills. […]

Nevada Chamber Music Festival: Classical Music by Candlelight

TWENTY OF THE WORLD’S FINEST classical musicians gather in Reno to perform at the 15th annual Nevada Chamber Music Festival, with 11 exceptional concerts presented by the Reno Chamber Orchestra from December 26 to January 1. This year, the Reno Chamber Orchestra welcomes Martin Chalifour as 2018 artistic director of the Nevada Chamber Orchestra. Chalifour […]

Sierra Master Chorale names new music director

InConcert Sierra is pleased to welcome Alison Skinner as the new music director of the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra. The appointment follows a year-long search that included more than 20 candidates from around the world. Skinner will take the baton from founding Sierra Master Chorale Music Director Ken Hardin, who announced more than a […]

David McKay Photography

Most people know David McKay through his captivating photographs and his award-winning book Yuba Seasons. David has been teaching photography at Sierra College since 2000. David also is an experienced master printer. Besides printing from a digital file — from a camera or a smartphone — David can scan black-and-white or color negatives, prints or […]

Music in the Mountains’ Holiday Concerts

THIS DECEMBER, THE MUSIC IN THE Mountains orchestra and chorus kicks off “the most wonderful time of the year” with Happy Holidays, a festive, family-friendly concert that features traditional holiday classics, favorite sing-along carols, and new songs written by some of the top choral composers. Regarded as one of the region’s premier holiday concerts, Music […]

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