As the year draws to a close and we reflect on the significant moments of 2014, one that stands out is Eric Rasmussen’s voyage from Reno to a library in France where he identified one of Shakespeare’s original folios last month.
Now, 233 of the 800 first folios have been found, and since no manuscripts by Shakespeare survive, these rare texts have helped preserve many of his plays.
The 11th annual Nevada Chamber Music Festival kicks off this Friday at Nightingale Concert Hall. Danna O'Connor has a preview from Executive Director Scott Faulkner and Violist Dustin Budish. For tickets go to www.renochamberorchestra.org
The annual "History for the Holidays" event is tomorrow from 11am-4pm at the Nevada Historical Society. Reno Public Radio's Danna O'Connor gets the details from Shery Hayes-Zorn, director of the NHS. More info at www.nevadaculture.org
The AVA Ballet Theater and the Reno Philharmonic perform Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the Pioneer Center, Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Danna O'Connor chats with Alexander Van Alstyne, director of AVA Ballet about this year's show.
Join Danna O'Connor for a conversation with Amanda Horn-Communications Director of the Nevada Museum of Art about “The 36th Star” an exhibition celebrating Nevada’s 150th birthday which features the original Emancipation Proclamation on display this Thursday through Sunday and a steampunk celebration on Saturday Nov 1st.
Student Veteran leaders from UNR, TMCC and WNC bring an exciting panel to Reno to explore how we serve our community, whether a member of the military or not. Authors Pinckney Benedict and Caleb Cage and strategist Cyndy Ortiz Gustafson will offer ideas on how to creatively engage in community service and leadership.
Danna O'Connor chats with Caleb Cage, Nevada Director of Military and Veteran Affairs, about the first Independent heritage Festival.
The Argenta Concert Series presents "The Art of the Flute" with Tara Helen O'Connor and Daniel Phillips, Friday, October 17th at 7:30pm at Nightingale Concert Hall at UNR. Details at www.argentaconcerts.org.
Danna O'Connor chats with artistic director of the series, Dmitri Atapine.
Author and NPR Commentator Mary Sojourner will be at Sundance Books this Thursday and Friday, October 16th and 17th. She is reading from her new novel "29" at 6:30 on Thursday. On Friday at 6:00pm, she is the featured guest for Nevada Humanities October Salon. Events are free. Sundance is at 121 California Avenue. Details at www.sundancebookstore.com.
This is the first year some festival-goers can head to the Morris Burner Hotel in downtown Reno after leaving the playa to continue their Black Rock experience.
Jim Gibson, retired CEO of a micro-chip company also known by his Burner name, “Jungle Jim” bought the old, run-down hotel last year. Gibson says he has managed to revamp it by applying some of the Burning Man principles like communal effort, civic responsibility, participation and self-expression.