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University Galleries Valentine's Art Auction Tonight

17 hours ago

Danna chats with Paul Baker Prindle, Director of University Galleries at UNR.  The Valentine's Art Auction is the major fundraiser for the gallery and it's happening tonight 2/12 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the Student Galleries South in the Jot Travis Building. 

University Galleries Valentine's Art Auction Tonight

18 hours ago

Danna chats with Paul Baker Prindle, Director of University Galleries at UNR.  The Valentine's Art Auction is the major fundraiser for the gallery and it's happening tonight 2/12 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the Student Galleries South in the Jot Travis Building. 

Julia Ritchey

Earlier this week we talked to a young cowboy poet on keeping traditional folk songs and stories alive. As we wrap up our coverage of the Western Folklife Center's annual gathering, Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey sat down with author and cattlewoman Amy Hale Auker of Prescott, Ariz., on defying the gender norms of cowboy culture.

Theodore Kuchar conducts the Reno Chamber Orchestra
Courtesy RCO

As KUNR has done for several years, it rebroadcasts performances of the Reno Chamber Orchestra.

Coming up on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.: A rebroadcast of the Reno Chamber Orchestra's live performance from its Jan. 23/24 concert, recorded at Nightingale Hall at the University of Nevada, Reno. This broadcast features violinist Francesca Daygo and the music of Mendelssohn. 

And coming up Feb. 15, 22 and 29: Rebroadcasts of highlights from the RCO's recent Nevada Chamber Music Festival will be featured on KUNR each  of the remaining Mondays in February at 7 p.m.

courtesy andyhedges.com

Elko's 32nd annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering wrapped up this weekend with song, dance and spoken word. Our reporter Julia Ritchey was there and talked with a Texas performer who's among the younger generation trying to keep this folk tradition alive. Below are excerpts of their conversation.

Andy Hedges hails from Lubbock, Texas, where at the age of 14 he began playing guitar and collecting traditional cowboy poems and folk songs introduced to him by his father.

Julia Ritchey

Cowboys and cowgirls have convened in Elko for the 32nd annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering, celebrating the oral traditions of the Old West. Reporter Julia Ritchey is there and has more.

From spontaneous jam sessions to spoken-word performances, the event draws nearly 6,000 people and has become a major boon to the local economy.

“These next three days are the busiest days all year for us,” says Jessie Deleon, a bartender at the Duncan Middle Creek Bar & Gallery in downtown Elko.

Artown And Whitney Peak Present "Paper Bird"

Jan 27, 2016

Artown has a new live music series coming to the Heritage restaurant at the Whitney Peak Hotel.  The first concert is this Friday, the 29th and features the music of "Paper Bird."

Danna O'Connor chats with Beth MacMillin from Artown and Nikki Gross, Manager of Whitney Peak.

The Nevada Historical Society has a new exhibit featuring photographs taken inside Reno casinos during the 1970s and '80s. Reno Public Radio's Danna O'Connor has the details. 

The exhibit is called “Black and White Risk” and the photos are unusual in that photography is banned in Nevada casinos.  The photographer is Jan Aphelin who started working in casinos in the early 1960’s and began secretly taking photos almost immediately.

Reno Philharmonic Classix Three

Jan 15, 2016

Classix Three features Reno Phil principal violist Dustin Budish performing the Walton Viola Concerto.  The concerts are Sunday at 4pm and Tuesday at 7:30pm.  Tickets at www.renophil.com.

Danna O'Connor chats with Dustin about the concert.

Drinking With Clowns

Baldo Bobadilla is more than a local musician; he’s an emerging leader in the Reno arts community. Along with organizing last fall’s Off Beat Music Festival, which drew thousands of concert-goers downtown, Bobadilla runs a nonprofit that provides art education to local kids.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick sat down with Bobadilla to hear his story.

As lead singer and guitarist of Drinking With Clowns, Baldo Bobadilla brings a funky Latin sound to the Reno music scene. And when it comes to music, he says anything goes.

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