Our summer issue now offered in audio for “on the go” or at home listening

We’re pleased to announce we’ve teamed up with our digital publishing partner to offer an audio version of Sierra FoodWineArt’s summer issue, now circulating throughout the region.  Every story from our print magazine is recreated as an audio story. When a reader opens our digital edition on their smartphone, they can choose the audio icon […]

Summer issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine is now circulating

The summer issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine is at digital.sierraculture.com.  Our theme: “Everything old is new again.” It points to the history of Lake Tahoe’s wooden boats; Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s recent purchase of two iconic Old Tahoe estates; and the ongoing renovation of two of the oldest hotels west of the Mississippi — the […]

Sierra Master Chorale’s new maestro: A sign of the foothills’ growing arts & culture scene

“There’s a new Who in Whoville”!  I joked to my wife Shannon at the end of Sierra Master Chorale’s engaging Spring concert in Grass Valley this afternoon. Her name is Alison Skinner, and we were we delighted to hear Alison conduct the Chorale and its Orchestra for the first time this afternoon. We have been […]

Meet Alison Skinner: Sierra Master Chorale’s new chorale director

SPRING IS THE SEASON OF RENEWAL. On Sunday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 21, InConcert Sierra presents the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra conducted by their new choral director Alison Skinner. “The spring concert program is a celebration of life,” said Skinner. “In the first half, we will perform Gabriel Fauré’s ‘Requiem,’ a work of […]

Grammy-winning artist Lila Downs coming to California WorldFest 2019

The Center for the Arts recently announced that Mexican American songstress Lila Downs (pronounced Lee-lah) will close out the 23rd Annual California WorldFest in Grass Valley taking place July 11-14, 2019. There is no question that this opera-trained, international star has a vision. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, to a Mixtec mother and an American father, […]

Acclaimed New Moon Cafe in Nevada City is up for sale

The New Moon Cafe in downtown Nevada City — one of the Sierra Foothills’ best fine-dining restaurants since the mid-’90s— is up for sale for $1.2 million. In an interview, longtime resident, chef and co-owner Peter Selaya confirmed the sale of the iconic local business: “I’ve been doing this for around 60 years and that could […]

Sierra Poetry Festival keynote Forrest Gander wins Pulitzer Prize

Forrest Gander, the keynote speaker for the Sierra Poetry Fesival on April 27 in Grass Valley, today won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. Gander won for his anthology Be With, “a collection of elegies that grapple with sudden loss, and the difficulties of expressing grief and yearning for the departed.” The prize was $15,000. “He has […]

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 […]

Coming Together

“If we all stick together, we’ll get what we need.” — UTAH PHILLIPS FOLK MUSIC LEGEND, PEACE activist and humanitarian Bruce “U. Utah” Phillips — a longtime resident of Nevada City — felt a lifelong calling to help those in need. The late musician’s motto: “Never put a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” […]

Rombauer Vineyards acquires Renwood Winery facility in Sierra Foothills

Rombauer Vineyards, one of Napa Valley’s premier, family-owned wineries, announced the purchase of the Renwood Winery facility in Amador County. The sale includes 20 acres of vineyards, the wine production facility, and the tasting room located at 12225 Steiner Road in Plymouth, California. The Renwood Winery brand and Renwood Ranch Vineyard will continue to be […]

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