The Center for the Arts: Helping to create our “arts economy”

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING performing arts venues, have helped diversify our regional economy. The timing has been beneficial because the recession clobbered traditional industries. Nowhere is the trend more visible than at The Center of the Arts in Grass Valley. The Center—ironically home to a car dealership in the ‘80s—has become an “economic engine” for Nevada […]

Michael Nesmith of the “Monkees” performing in Grass Valley on May 3

By The Center for the Arts The comparatively level-headed member of ’60s teen sensation the Monkees, Michael Nesmith was the most proficient instrumentalist in the group and wrote their best in-house songs, rootsy pop numbers like “Papa Gene’s Blues,” “You Told Me,” “You Just May Be the One,” and “Tapioca Tundra.” In fact, he had […]