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.” […]

All the World’s a Stage: The Center for the Arts, Nevada Theatre and Stages at Northstar

IN THE EARLY ELIZABETHAN ERA, English acting troupes performed in inns, college halls and private homes. Then along came London’s Globe Theater in 1599, showcasing Shakespeare’s best-known plays. Theater became a popular pastime. Good performing arts have always been good for the economy. In September, we visited Ashland, Oregon, jokingly called the “town that Shakespeare […]

KVMR Celtic Festival & Marketplace: Music, Magic & Medieval Jousting

THE 21ST ANNUAL KVMR CELTIC FESTIVAL & MARKETPLACE mixes Celtic music and magic Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, set on 100 acres among giant ponderosa pines. There are eight stages and performance areas. The Nevada County Fairgrounds are transformed into a Celtic village and concert venue featuring world-famous musicians […]

Soul of Place: Inaugural Sierra Poetry Festival

TO LAUNCH NATIONAL POETRY Month, the Nevada County Arts Council is hosting the inaugural Sierra Poetry Festival on April 1. Activities will include a keynote address by California’s Poet Laureate Dana Gioia, along with a plethora of local, national and international poets and performers. The group includes Al Young, Genny Lim, Molly Fisk, Maya Khosla, […]

The Beer Show on KVMR debuts March 17

A new show takes to the airways on KVMR 89.5 FM on Friday, March 17 at noon. The goal of the program is to promote craft beer knowledge and good beer appreciation and to entertain the listenership of KVMR radio’s audience. The new program features two well-known personalities in the Nevada City-Grass Valley area, Tom […]

Celtic music & magic: KVMR’s festival turns 20

THE 20TH ANNUAL KVMR CELTIC FESTIVAL & Marketplace mixes Celtic music and magic September 30-October 2 in Grass Valley at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, a bucolic setting on 100 acres among giant ponderosa pines. The fairgrounds are transformed into a Celtic Village and concert venue, with eight stages and performance areas. The main stage hosts […]

Arts & Culture: An economic engine in Nevada County, CA

A HALF CENTURY AGO, NEVADA County— long known for its rich gold mines and Wild West feel—experienced an arts and culture revolution that has reshaped the local economy well into the 21st century. The county also continues to influence the statewide arts scene. Starting in the ’60s, Beat Generation member and “deep ecology” poet Gary […]

New Michael Moore film has Northern California premiere in Grass Valley

The Bridge Street Project presents – Michael Moore’s latest film, “Where to Invade Next” for a special showing on Tuesday, February 9 at 7p.m. at the Del Oro Theater in Grass Valley. Michael will be available afterwards for questions via skype. “Where to Invade Next” is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Moore, […]

Nevada City Winery: Rebirth of a classic

NOW IN ITS 37TH YEAR, NEVADA CITY WINERY is tightly connected with the town that it proudly displays on its label, as well as the history of modern-day winemaking in the foothills. Founded in a garage on the outskirts of Nevada City, the winery moved to its present location in 1982, the Miners Foundry Garage […]

KVMR & Nevada Theatre: The Bridge Street Project

KVMR 89.5 Community Radio and the Nevada Theatre Commission, assisted by the community at large, collaborated to build an 8,000 sq.-ft. building behind the historic theater at the corner of Bridge and Spring streets in Nevada City. It creates a new home for the award winning radio station and adds needed backstage space to California’s […]

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