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Japanese antique lights at Kodo Arts Show on May 2-10

Japanese antique lights at Kodo Arts Show on May 2-10

Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques is displaying a unique range of old Japanese lamps and lanterns dating from 150 years ago until the present at its upcoming Kodo Arts Warehouse Sale & Show on May 2-10. Wonderful lacquered wood lanterns papered with hand-made washi or rice paper, Buddhist temple lamps, bronze lamps, iron hanging lanterns,...

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CATS’ “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” is a ‘must-see’ local production

CATS’ “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” is a ‘must-see’ local production

We thoroughly enjoyed the debut of CATS’ production of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. On stage from April to May 9, it is a “must see” local production and one of CATS’ best efforts in its 21-year history. “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter...

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Bonnie Raitt, Janis Ian and other stars performing in Grass Valley

Bonnie Raitt, Janis Ian and other stars performing in Grass Valley

ROCK IMPRESARIO BILL GRAHAM HELPED SPARK A musical renaissance in the ’60s in Northern California. The Fillmore and Winterland Arena in San Francisco helped incubate musical talent from the Grateful Dead to Jefferson Airplane. The foothills felt the impact. In the ’80s, the Grateful Dead performed at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. “What a pretty venue, framed...

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Sierra Stages’ new season includes Broadway hit The Producers

Sierra Stages’ new season includes Broadway hit The Producers

Nevada County theaters are going to be bursting with song and laughter in the new year. Christopher Durang’s comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan’s musical The Producers, and William Finn and James Lapine’s musical Falsettos make up the three award-winning plays and musicals in Sierra Stages’ seventh...

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Art by local artists: Art Works Gallery and Artists’ Studio in the Foothills

Apr 12, 2015
Art by local artists: Art Works Gallery and Artists’ Studio in the Foothills

Art Works Gallery Five New Artists have joined Art Works Gallery, a co-op of more than 30 Nevada County artists in historic Grass Valley. Lisa Marie Kindley is a tapestry artist who paints directly on unstretched canvases, which are hung from a decorative rod. Lisa uses soft hues, layered textures and ornamental themes giving her work...

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The Snowball Express

The Snowball Express

IN THE 1930S, VISITORS TRAVELED from the Bay Area and Sacramento to Truckee on Southern Pacific railroad’s “Snowball Express.” Now our magazine calls the internet the “Snowball Express”—to spread the word about our region’s burgeoning food, wine and beer, and music and arts scene, with a “snowballing effect.” This is one reason we also have...

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Artful Addition

Artful Addition

One of my favorite places to look/dream/buy artwork from is Minted.com, check out Avery's gallery wall to see some of the darling prints from Minted I've used. I'm been slowing adding a touch of orange into our living room and wanted to add some artwor...

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Singer-songwriter Randy Newman performing in Grass Valley on June 26

Singer-songwriter Randy Newman performing in Grass Valley on June 26

Music in the Mountains is going to present popular singer-songwriter Randy Newman on Friday, June 26 “under the stars” at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, our magazine has learned. It marks Newman’s first performance ever in the Sacramento region. Newman has won three Emmys, six Grammy Awards and two Academy Awards. He has been...

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Irish Blessing: #Poem

-+*When it’s St. Patrick’s Day and I think of my friends both near and far. That brings me to an Irish Blessing. Yes, it’s that time again when we start to think of all things Irish – shamrocks, rainbows and pots of gold. I have so many memories of my years as a first-grade teacher many...

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City, Kings Announce $3 Million Donation to Acquire Sculpture for ESC Plaza

Feb 26, 2015
City, Kings Announce $3 Million Donation to Acquire Sculpture for ESC Plaza

SACRAMENTO — The City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Kings announced a donation of $3 million to purchase an original sculpture by world-renowned artist Jeff Koons. The sculpture, from Koons’ “Coloring Book” collection, will be put on display in the upcoming Downtown Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC) plaza. “Jeff Koons is perhaps the...

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