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, many [...]

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 and [...]

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 by [...]

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 [...]

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 a [...]

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.
Newman has won three Emmys, six Grammy Awards and two Academy Awards. He has been nominated for 20 Academy Awards. Newman also has his own star [...]

Music in the Mountains unveils exciting, eclectic SummerFest program

“One festival, a world of music” is the theme for this year’s SummerFest at Music in the Mountains, and we would agree after hearing the program introduced at a launch party on Thursday night.
Stretching from June 16-July 5, MIM’s SummerFest features classical music, dance — often underemphasized in professional concerts locally — cabaret-style singing, the [...]

InConcert Sierra hosts celebrated violinist Joshua Bell on October 18

Celebrated violinist Joshua Bell will perform in Grass Valley on October 18, kicking off InConcert Sierra’s 2015-16 classical music season.
In addition, world-famous Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky is returning to perform in Grass Valley on March 13, 2016, thanks to InConcert Sierra, our magazine has learned. More details here.
An exclusive Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded [...]

Full Circle Press in Nevada City

Judith Berliner grew up in Nevada City, worked in a printshop in Sacramento for 12 years, and returned to her hometown in 1991 and started Full Circle Press, whose customers are world famous.
“I’ve come full circle,” says Judith, whose vintage letterpress equipment was used by her father, renowned print craftsman Harold Berliner, more than 60 [...]

CATS presents “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” on April 16-May 9 in Nevada City

Community Asian Theater of the Sierra begins its 21st season with a dramatic and poignant production of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, a book written by Jamie Ford and adapted for theater. It is playing April 16-May 9 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.
CATS’ show marks the California premier of a [...]

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