William Jessup and Quest Theaterworks dominate Elly Awards

William Jessup University nearly swept the musical category, winning 9 out of 12 Elly Awards in the musical category for Scrooge, the Musical. They received Elly Awards for Choreography, Costume Design, Direction, Leading Male, Lighting Design, Musical Direction, Set Design, Sound Design and Overall Production. Their other two Elly Awards were for The Hound of […]

Jenny Darlington-Person named executive director of Music in the Mountains

On November 1, 2018 Jenny Darlington-Person will assume the position of Executive Director of Music in the Mountains (MIM). Jenny was born and raised in Nevada County and has been a part of the Music in the Mountains Chorus since 2007. She is a member of the MIM Board of Directors, currently serving as Vice-President […]

Nevada City Winery features Taylor Wordell’s artwork in August

A show featuring local artist Taylor Wordell — “A Place, A Home” —runs the month of August at the Nevada City Winery art gallery. An opening reception is Friday, August 3, from 5-9 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk. Taylor Wordell grew up in Nevada City. Growing up in the mountains, she spent much of her […]

Summer Mini Nugget Fringe Festival is this weekend

You find yourself battered, bruised and broken from a head-on collision on your bicycle and all you want to do is take a bath but you can’t do it by yourself? What do you do? Well, if you’re performing artist Siobhan O’Loughlin, you ask a friend to bathe you. And then another friend. And another. […]

The Olive Groove launches Instagram photo contest and teams up with Polly’s Paladar

The Olive Groove is a proud sponsor of Polly’s Paladar and is thrilled to announce their products will be incorporated in Tropicali, a July 13 and 14 event. The store also is hosting an Instagram photo contest starting July 1. The winner will receive a $60 gift card eligible for in-store and online purchases. In […]

Music in the Mountains presents Patriotic Pops on July 3

Pack the family picnic basket, wave the flag, and honor America. Music in the Mountains (MIM) presents Patriotic Pops, the grand finale of SummerFest, Tuesday, July 3. The MIM Chorus and 65-piece Orchestra all come together in this rousing patriotic program to perform some of the greatest works of patriotic music including the finale of […]

California Arts Council holds public meeting in Nevada City on June 7

Nevada County Arts Council invites the community to a significant meeting on Thursday, June 7, at 10 a.m. The California Arts Council will hold one of its five annual public meetings here in Nevada County. Council Members – among them those appointed by Governor Jerry Brown – along with senior staff members including California Arts Council’s […]

Nugget Fringe Festival holds a Gratitude Dinner

 Twice a year, the Nugget Fringe Theater Festival offers an eclectic mix of cutting-edge performances on multiple stages in Grass Valley. This past winter, there were 40 different Fringe shows and 120 live performances.  On Saturday night, May 19, Nugget Fringe co-founders, Scott and Lois Ewing held a Gratitude Dinner for the top donors and […]

LeeAnn Brook Fine Art plans grand opening on June 1

After three years of operating her own gallery for the first time in downtown Nevada City, fine artist LeeAnn Brook has moved her gallery and expanded into a space double the size, and onto Broad Street. LeeAnn Brook Fine Art will continue the model of the original gallery, featuring Brook’s on-site studio where customers can […]

Sierra Master Chorale’s Spring Concert: “A feast of contrasts”

With a theme “a feast of contrasts” and classical music that spanned three centuries, we thoroughly enjoyed the Spring Concert of the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra on Sunday. It was one of their best performances, and this includes numerous holiday concerts and what we consider the group’s all-time best, “The Armed Man: A Mass […]

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