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 […]

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 […]

Roseville jazz student joins Wynton Marsalis on CBS Evening News this weekend

Here’s a coup in our regional arts scene: We were watching the CBS Evening News on Saturday night, and Jeric Rocamora of Roseville, who attends Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, was featured in an inspiring segment with jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. Rocamora won Essentially Ellington’s Composition Contest, and his composition — “Promises” — was […]

Invest in Arts and Heritage in the Sierra Foothills

“Green’s the color of Spring and green can be cool and friendly-like.” We recently brought our 6th-grade son with us to hear jazz legend Wynton Marsalis perform in Grass Valley for a music appreciation experience. When Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra played the popular Kermit the Frog sing-along “It’s not easy being […]

Video: Wynton Marsalis extends a personal invite to his show in Grass Valley

Post by The Center for the Arts. The Center for the Arts presents WHAT: Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra WHEN: Friday, March 7, 8 p.m. WHERE: Veterans Memorial Auditorium 255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA TICKETS: $58 members, $68 non-member – General Admission The Center Box Office – 530-274-8384 ext […]

Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis performs in Grass Valley on March 7

The Center for the Arts presents WHAT: Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra WHEN: Friday, March 7, 8 p.m. WHERE: Veterans Memorial Auditorium 255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA TICKETS: $58 members, $68 non-member – General Admission The Center Box Office – 530-274-8384 ext 14 BriarPatch Co-op Community Market – 530-272-5333 […]

Arts & Culture Getaways in Auburn, Grass Valley and Nevada City

SMALL, PICTURESQUE TOWNS SUCH AS Ashland, OR and Telluride, CO have long been popular with arts and culture enthusiasts. Though lesser known, the Sierra foothills is a cultural destination in its own right, with world-class performers, award-winning theater, including Broadway shows, and eclectic art galleries—all within walkable, historic towns. Dining, shopping and lodging—from B&Bs and […]

Wynton Marsalis, Arlo Guthrie, Tommy Emmanuel at The Center for the Arts in February, March and April

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM The Center for the Arts presents at 255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA Friday, March 7, 8:00PM $58 members, $68 non-member Arlo Guthrie VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM The Center for the Arts presents Friday, April 11, 8:00PM $48 member, $58 non-member $78 Premium: reserved […]