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 brings renowned pianist Lugansky back to Grass Valley in spring 2016

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.
It is part of a big upcoming season that also includes celebrated violinist Joshua Bell, as previously reported.
“Lugansky enjoyed himself so much while he was here last time,” said InConcert Sierra Executive [...]

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 [...]

Sierra Vintners report early bud break: two weeks ahead of last year

“Ah, it’s that beautiful time of year again- skies are blue, the air is mild, the trees are blooming…wait- what?! It’s only mid-February!” according to Naggiar Vineyard’s blog. “While parts of the country are buried several feet deep in snow with more on the way- um, sorry East Coasters?- we have been enjoying a [...]

Artisan pizza abounds in Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee

THE ITALIANS WHO CAME TO THE FOOTHILLS in the Gold Rush-era brought winemaking to the region, but they also introduced the tradition of baking in stone ovens. Area restaurants and wineries have revived the tradition, from North Auburn to Grass Valley to Nevada City to Truckee.
Sierra Knolls’ Bear River Wine Tasting room, just off Hwy. [...]

Music in the Mountains co-founder Paul Perry has died

“We at MIM are greatly saddened to hear of the passing of one of our founders, Paul Perry,” Music in the Mountains announced on Saturday night. “Words cannot express how important Paul has been to MIM. He made us what we are, and we are forever grateful for the decades of artistic leadership he provided. [...]

Grass Valley honored in True West magazine 2015 heritage travel guide

Nevada City has racked up a number of “best” and “cool” small town honors, including awards from Lonely Planet and Outside magazine. Now Grass Valley has won a “best of heritage travel” honor for 2015 by True West magazine. Grass Valley received an honor for “best architecturally preserved Western town.”
Started in 1953, True West [...]

2015 food, drink, home and garden trends on Pinterest

The Pinterest 100 predicts lifestyle trends for the new year, based on popular “pins:”
CAULIFLOWER IS THE NEW KALE IN FOOD & DRINK
Where to find it:
Foothill Farmers Market, Placer Co.
FoothillFarmersMarket.com
BriarPatch Co-op, GV
BriarPatch.coop
Tahoe Central Market, Lake Tahoe
TahoeCentralMarket.com
West Shore Café, Lake Tahoe
WestShoreCafe.com
WOODWORKING IS HAVING A MOMENT IN DIY
Don Augstein, Art Works Gallery GV
IndigoWoodandMetal.com
Tom Beebe, Artistry in Wood Truckee
TruckeeWoodworking.com
GROWING [...]

InConcert Sierra helps give legendary Pablo Casals’ centuries-old cello a new life

SINCE 1946, INCONCERT SIERRA HAS BEEN committed to bringing you memorable musical experiences at affordable prices. It begins 2015 with a great variety of monthly concerts, featuring emerging young artists and world-renowned performers:
FEBRUARY 15, CLERESTORY
Clerestory is one of the Bay Area’s premiere male a cappella ensembles. All nine singers, from countertenor to bass, are veterans [...]

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