Alice Waters’ book due out September 5: “Coming to My Senses”

Editor’s note: Alice Waters’  long-awaited memoir is going to be released in the same week that she speaks in Grass Valley. The Center for the Arts presents “In Conversation with Alice Waters” on Sept. 8. An article from our magazine is here. The long-awaited memoir from cultural icon and culinary standard bearer Alice Waters recalls […]

Jackson Browne to perform in Grass Valley on October 2

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne is going to perform in Grass Valley on October 2, thanks to The Center for the Arts. “An Evening with Jackson Browne” begins at 8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley. Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and […]

Watch the trailer for Michael Pollan’s new Netflix show: “Cooked”

From best-selling author Michael Pollan (The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food), Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), and an all-star cast of directors and cinematographers comes the Netflix Original Documentary Series Cooked, which […]

A visitor’s guide to downtown Grass Valley

“Take the scenic route to downtown Grass Valley.” Off the beaten path, the Gold Rush-era town is a heritage travel gem. Downtown Grass Valley is livable, walkable and historic. Whether you’re shopping, dining, staying or playing, you’ll find an abundance of options. Grass Valley’s historic downtown core—about 15 walkable blocks— continues to be the community’s […]

Arts leaders, including a local contingent, convene in Sacramento this week

Californians for the Arts, a statewide nonprofit group founded in 2010 to increase public awareness of the importance of the arts will convene more than 250 artists, arts educators and arts organization leaders from around the state at “Confluence 2015” in Sacramento on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. The group includes Julie Baker, executive […]

Center for the Arts’ “Operation Name a Seat” program sold out

We were glad to read on Facebook that the “Operation Name a Seat” program at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium is sold out. The Center for the Arts has been raising funds to install 483 new stadium seats on the bleachers at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Auditorium equipped with backs and cushions for comfort. For […]

Glenn Miller Orchestra, Lee Ann Womack coming to Grass Valley

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and Grammy-winning country singer Lee Ann Womack are performing in Grass Valley later this year, according to The Center for the Arts and the musicians. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is performing on Sunday, September 7. “The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back […]

Nevada County’s music scene this summer: Benoit to Baez

LANDING THE ICONIC STRAWBERRY MUSIC FESTIVAL at its Fairgrounds in September is a major coup for Nevada County. While extraordinary, the local arts and culture community already deserves credit for establishing the County as a year-round arts and music destination, thanks to its performing-arts nonprofits and many others. The music scene includes: The Center for […]

Grass Valley’s arts scene featured in League of California Cities magazine

Our magazine writes regularly about the role of The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley as being a catalyst for the region’s thriving arts scene. Examples are: •“Invest in Arts and Heritage in the Sierra Foothills” •“Grass Valley: Winning Praise from Star Performers” •“Downtown Grass Valley is a top destination for entertainment,” also published […]

Folk singer Joan Baez is coming to Grass Valley on July 25

Folk singer Joan Baez will perform at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley on July 25 in a concert hosted by the Center for the Arts. Tickets go on sale to Encore members on May 1, Center members on May 12 and the general public on May 27, according to the Center’s website. Baez […]

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