Olympic Heritage week events coming in January

From the California state parks:
During the winter of 1960 athletes from around the world came to Lake Tahoe to participate in the Winter Olympic Games. The biathlon and cross-country (XC) events of the V111 Winter Olympics were held in what is now Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park. A portion of the marked [...]

A “Little Italy” emerges in Grass Valley

THOUGH BEST KNOWN FOR ITS CORNISH heritage, Grass Valley has been home to Italian immigrants since the gold-rush days. The land is similar to the hills of Italy, for winemaking, ranching and other pursuits.
Now a “Little Italy” is sprouting up downtown for dining, shopping and celebrating Italian culture. On Bank Street, in the historic [...]

Nevada County Arts collaborates with SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival

From Nevada County Arts:
Nevada County Arts is delighted to be a sponsor of SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic® Film Festival. An extraordinary arts asset in our community, the festival is considered to be the largest film festival of its kind with films that combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling. This will be the first [...]

Sierra Stages offers low-priced season pass

From Sierra Stages:
Sierra Stages once again offers an affordably-priced Season Pass for all three of its principal productions in 2012: Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”, Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” and Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s “Assassins”.
The Sierra Stages 2012 Season Pass is priced at only $50, and allows the season pass [...]

Wild & Scenic and KVMR Co-Present a Special Evening with Amy Goodman

From the Wild & Scenic Film Festival:
Amy Goodman, an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host of Democracy Now! will present a lecture followed by Schooling the World, a film addressing the effects of instituting Western education worldwide, on Jan. 14.
Amy Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, [...]

NCTV launches new social networking site ARTmatters

Nevada County Digital Media Center, which includes Nevada County TV (NCTV 11 &17), is launching a new social networking site called ARTmatters.
I expect it to compliment the other social media and web sites for arts, including Nevada County Arts, as well as the other arts and performing arts nonprofits in our county.
On Wednesday night, [...]

Ladysmith Black Mambazo coming to The Center for the Arts

WHO: The Center for the Arts presents
WHAT: Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Some videos are here).
WHEN: Monday, February 27, 7:30PM,
WHERE: Veterans Memorial Auditorium
255 S. Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
TICKETS: $28 members, $35 non-member, $40 VIP includes reserved seats and parking
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Tahoe Shakespeare Festival will show Two Gentlemen of Verona next summer

From the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival —
The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival has chosen Shakespeare’s comedy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, as the headlining production of its 40th anniversary season . Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Festival that will be held July 13 through August 26, 2012 at Sand Harbor State Park on [...]

LeGacy Presents Christmas Shows

This is from the blog of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce:

“At the historic Nevada Theatre….LeGacy is proud to present Phillip Grecian’s adaptation of Jean Shepard’s charming work, “A Christmas Story”, directed by Judy Blake. A holiday show for the whole family, audiences will fondly remember the story of Ralphie Parker’s (you’ll shoot your eye [...]

Community theater is thriving in foothills

THE ARTS COMMUNITY SUFFERED A BLOW two years ago when Nevada City’s Foothill Theater closed its doors after 33 years. But community theater has come on like gangbusters, drawing enthusiastic crowds and earning prestigious awards.
The resurgence is led by Sierra Stages, LeGacy Productions, the Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (or CATS) and Placer [...]

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