CATS, Sierra Stages, LeGacy and Quest all nominated for Elly Awards

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra is a leader in nominations for Elly Awards in the 2014-15 season (eight in total), including a best overall production nomination for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. The other local nominees include Sierra Stages (two), LeGacy Presents (four) and Quest Theaterworks (five, including best overall [...]

Water-wise landscaping in the Sierra Foothills

AN ABUNDANCE OF LAKES, RIVERS, streams and ponds have defined our region’s geography and culture for generations. This also is reflected in the landscaping and design around our homes and businesses: lush lawns, water features, water-loving trees and shrubs.
But a prolonged drought is forcing us to rethink our commercial and residential landscapes, often the site [...]

Nevada County CA’s booming arts and culture scene

CALIFORNIA IS WORLD RENOWNED FOR ITS arts and culture — from Hollywood, the Getty Museum and Walt Disney Concert Hall in the south to San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, the Mondavi Center and Crocker Art Museum in the north.
Our region, though smaller than a big city on the coast, is gaining more visibility as well. [...]

Art Works Gallery celebrates its fifth anniversary on August 8

THE ART MARKET IS HOT, FROM NEW York auction houses to the internet to Main Street galleries. Picasso’s “Les Femmes d’ Alger” sold for a record $179 million this spring. Etsy, an e-commerce website focused on local art, jewelry and vintage items, also went public this spring and now is worth $1.5 billion.
Our local art [...]

Lake Tahoe Music Festival is August 18-22

Bring lawn chairs, picnics and your favorite beveragevto the annual Lake Tahoe Music Festival on August 18-22 in Tahoe City, Truckee and the West Shore.
The festival’s Academy Orchestra is joining soloists Chris Kachian, renowned classical guitarist for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra and Laura Hamilton, co-concertmaster for the Metropolitan Opera. Selections from [...]

43rd annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance is August 7-8

LAKE TAHOE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE returns to the historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood for its 43rd annual show on August 7-8. It features more than 60 of the most prestigious wooden boats in a remarkable and intimate setting.
“We’re thrilled to combine the rich history and open shoreline vistas on Tahoe’s West Shore with the country’s [...]

Tahoe Maritime Museum expanding in Tahoe City

THE TAHOE MARITIME MUSEUM, WHICH began as a small seasonal display at Sugar Pine Point, now is on its way to having its own campus, encompassing exhibition galleries, offices and collection storage on a 10-acre property in Tahoe City.
With the purchase of the Tahoe Tree Company’s property slated for early fall, the Museum will move [...]

Truckee Open Art Studios Tour, Trails & Vista and Fall Colors Open Studios Tour

ART TOURS
TRUCKEE OPEN ART STUDIOS TOUR
Nevada County Arts presents the first annual Truckee Open Art Studios Tour July 17-19 and 24-26. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. The tour allows visitors to experience art from its creative spark to finished product with about 30 Truckee-area artists, including nationally known painters, sculptors, multi-media artists and woodworkers.
Many studios are [...]

InConcert Sierra kicks off new season with famed violinist Joshua Bell

JOSHUA BELL IS ONE OF THE most celebrated violinists of his era, and he’s performing in Grass Valley on October 18 to launch InConcert Sierra’s 2015-16 season. It marks Joshua’s debut in our region and is a reminder of our growing stature in classical music — from the Lake Tahoe SummerFest to the Auburn Symphony [...]

Sierra Stages presents Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” this summer

THIS SUMMER, SIERRA STAGES presents the over-the-top Mel Brooks musical comedy The Producers from July 16-August 8 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Winner of an unprecedented 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Producers has music and lyrics by Mel Brooks and a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan.
The Sierra Stages production [...]

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