Arts and Culture

Arts and culture

The City of Reno Artown Festival is in full swing with over 500 events happening this month.  Artown began 20 years ago as an effort to attract locals to downtown Reno and it has been wildly successful since day one.  Danna O’Connor has a look back at how the festival got underway and how it's evolved with Christine Fey from the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission.

Nevada Humanities Festival and Chautauqua 2015

Jun 19, 2015

The Nevada Humanities Festival and Chautauqua kicks off tonight and runs through the 26th.  Details and tickets at www.nevadahumanities.org.  The theme of the festival is "The Wilderness."  Danna O'Connor chats with Karen Wikander, program manager for Nevada Humanities.

 

  

Albert Lee Solo Recital This Sunday 6/7

Jun 4, 2015

There is a wonderful afternoon of vocal music this Sunday at 2pm at the McKinley Arts and Culture Center and it’s to benefit a good cause.  Dr. Albert Lee,director of Vocal Studies at UNR, will perform with pianist Isadora Pastargus. The concert is to benefit the Reno chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.  A reception follows, tickets at RenoAlphas.ticketleap.com.  Danna O’Connor has a preview.

  

 

2015 Literary Crawl Saturday

May 29, 2015

Nevada Humanities 2015 Literary Crawl kicks off at 4:00pm, Saturday, May 30th at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue.  Over twenty Nevada authors will be reading at five venues.  Danna O'Connor chats with Karen Wikander about the event.  Details, nevadahumanities.org

Reno Sculpture Festival This Weekend

May 8, 2015

The Reno Sculpture Festival brings the art of the plaza to downtown Reno for the next three days.  There's art, music, food and beer trucks, plus after hours concerts and events.  Line up at www.renosculpturefestival.org

Danna O'Connor has a preview from Aric Shapiro, Executive Director of Reno Art Works.

UNR's Spring Dance Concert kicks off tomorrow through Sunday at the Redfield Proscenium Theatre at UNR.  Danna O'Connor chats with Rosie Trump, Assistant Professor of Dance at UNR and Andrea Miller, founder and Choreographer of the Gallim Dance Company.

The Reno Philharmonic performs Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony this weekend, featuring Soprano Jessica Rivera and Mezzo-Soprano Kelley O'Connor, and the Reno Philharmonic Chorus.  Danna O'Connor chats with conductor Laura Jackson about the season finale, Saturday the 18th at 7:30pm and Sunday at 4:00pm at the Pioneer Center.  www.renophil.com

The Reno Chamber Orchestra and solo pianist Robert Levin perform all five of Beethoven's Piano Concertos at 7:30pm tonight and 2:00pm Sunday at Nightingale Concert Hall.  Tickets at www.renochamberorchestra.org.  Danna O'Connor chats with Scott Faulkner, Executive Director of the RCO.

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In his documentary Alive Inside, which won the audience award at Sundance last year, Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett captures the joy that music brings to people with dementia. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss spoke to him. He’ll be in Reno Tuesday for a special screening.

Tuesday's special screening of Alive Inside has SOLD OUT.

Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett will be at the event for a panel talk, along with other experts on dementia and care giving.

Nevada Humanites Monthly Salon

Jan 30, 2015

Nevada Humanities holds a monthly salon at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue.  For January the topic was "Living Deliberately-Resolutions for the New Year."

  

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