ARTWORK IS MORE WIDELY available than ever, revealing new and up-and-coming talent. Arts education also is on the rise. The California Arts Council, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016 (see box), is investing millions of dollars in communities across California, including our region.
Nevada County is a growing arts hub: It has more artists [...]
INCONCERT SIERRA RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR with a stellar lineup of performers, including pianist Sean Chen on January 17, the Cavatina Duo on February 21 and pianist Nikolaï Lugansky on March 14. It comes on the heels of violinist Joshua Bell’s sold-out performance last fall.
From the grand Russian school of piano playing, Lugansky returns [...]
The Center for the Arts bringing more world-class talent to the foothills this season: Jewel, Cohn, DiFranco and Cray
The Center for the Arts is bringing more world-class talent to Grass Valley this winter and spring. Some examples:
Grammy nominated singer-songwriter JEWEL will perform at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley on May 14. “It was the time in my life to do this,” the Alaskan-born music icon says bluntly, reflecting on her decision [...]
The blockbuster Broadway musical Hamilton is coming to the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco in March 2017 as the anchor of its 2016-2017 season. The San Francisco performance is part of a national tour.
The show features book, music and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of [...]
Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 4: Friday Night Tubing
Tube under the lights this winter at Tahoe Donner Snowplay until 6:30 p.m. TahoeDonner.com
March 3-13: North Lake Tahoe SnowFest
North Lake Tahoe celebrates its long winter season with SnowFest, a 10-day event TahoeSnowFestival.com
April 1-3: WinterWonderGrass Festival
Music, brews and mountains is the theme for the WinterWonderGrass Tahoe Festival, [...]
FOUR CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED PLAYS and musicals — “The Cripple of Inishmaan” by Martin McDonagh, “The Last Five Years” by Jason Robert Brown, “Little Shop of Horrors” by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, and “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” by Sarah Ruhl— make up Sierra Stages’ eighth season.
The 2016 Season opens with an enchanting, dark comedy, “The Cripple [...]
IN 2016, THE CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL in Sacramento celebrates 40 years. Much of its success comes from the involvement of Nevada County’s artistic community.
In the ‘70s, Governor Jerry Brown
NORTH LAKE TAHOE CELEBRATES its long winter season with SnowFest, a 10-day event and one of the region’s most beloved annual family celebrations. SnowFest is set for March 3-13, 2016, and is being held at a variety of venues throughout North Lake Tahoe.
SnowFest is celebrating its 35th year and is expecting to draw thousands of [...]
COMMUNITY ASIAN THEATRE OF THE SIERRA presents the Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade on Sunday, February 21, from noon-4 p.m., to welcome the Year of the Monkey.
Chinese New Year Festivals are rare in rural communities, and CATS presents this fifth annual celebration, honoring the Chinese pioneers of the Sierra Foothills. [...]
“MOUNTAIN BURGS AND CITIES WITH the perfect work-life balance aren’t just good for skiing, biking and hiking,” writes Outside magazine. “For years, these areas have reinvented themselves as outdoor-friendly tech alternatives to Silicon Valley.”
Outdoor-friendly tech towns with the lure of a work-life balance, along with a growing culinary and arts scene, offer the special ingredients [...]