Arts and Culture

Arts and culture

World Premiere From The University Symphony Orchestra

Nov 23, 2015

The UNR Symphony Orchestra is performing a world premier composition by Amanda Harberg at 7:30pm, Tuesday the 24th at Nightingale Concert Hall.  Danna O'Connor chats with the composer and Jason Altieri, Conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra.

Courtesy Wizard World Comic Con

  Fans of super heroes and science fiction will descend on Reno this weekend for the Wizard World Comic Con. Several celebrities will also make appearances, including Adam West, better known as Batman. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey called up the actor to talk about his long career.

Hollywood legend Adam West has been in the business for 60 years, with more than 180 acting credits to his name. Of course, he's probably best known for his role as Batman in the 1960s series alongside Burt Ward as Robin and Julie Newmar as Catwoman.

Monster Fish Taking Over Discovery Museum

Nov 13, 2015

The Nevada Discovery Museum is being transformed into an interactive underwater world featuring dozens of the globe’s largest freshwater fish. Reno Public Radio's Noah Glick has the details.

Julia Ritchey

  Reno’s only all-ages music venue, The Holland Project, has just wrapped up a fundraising campaign to buy its building near Midtown. As Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey reports, the money will ensure they can stay put in a part of town that’s experiencing growing pains.

Back before Midtown Reno was one of the trendiest neighborhoods in town, it was a collection of empty buildings looking for startups with a do-it-yourself attitude.

Art For Native American Heritage Month

Nov 12, 2015
Artist Emily Arthur

The UNR Sheppard Contemporary gallery is presenting the work of Joe Allen, a traditional duck decoy artist and a member of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe and Emily Arthur, a printmaker from the Cherokee foothills of North Carolina.   The exhibit runs through Jan. 22.  

Friday the 13th at 2pm there is a public lecture by scholar Nancy Mithlo, Ph.D.   She works to bring American Indian artists to the attention of global audiences.  The lecture is free and will be at the Wells Fargo Auditorium in the Knowledge Center at UNR.

Kari Barber

All over the U.S., all-black towns helped to shape the history of this country. Many African-Americans escaped to these towns after the Civil War to try to break free from racism. Now, some are disappearing.

A new documentary Struggle and Hope by Reno Filmmaker Kari Barber explores these relatively unknown towns and the people who still live in them. To learn more, Reno Public Radio's Anh Gray interviewed Barber on the film, which is currently in post-production. 

ICYMI: Relive Reno's Off Beat Music Festival

Nov 9, 2015
Gabriella Benavidez

Over the weekend, dozens of artists, both local and non-local, came to the Biggest Little City to perform in a crawl-style music extravaganza called the Off Beat Arts & Music Festival. Here are a few highlights from one of the busy venues: Cargo Concert Hall at Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno. 

ICYMI: Halloween Festivities in Virginia City

Nov 2, 2015
Gabriella Benavidez

Virginia City is a spooky Halloween setting, which is why the town hosts a Goblin Parade and trick-or-treating along its main drag. This year, there were also parties inside some of the "haunted" saloons, along with a grave yard walk in the Silver Terrace Cemetery. Check out all of the festivities in our photo gallery.

NMA Offers Free Admission On Friday

Oct 28, 2015

In honor of Nevada Day, the Nevada Museum of Art will have free admission this Friday from 10am-6pm.  There will also be a panel of experts available between noon and 4pm to identify and describe your native baskets.  Bring as many baskets as you like.  Danna O'Connor chats with the NMA'S Amanda Horn about the event.


Truckee is about to get its own maker space, stocked with tools and materials to help locals get creative. 


Morgan Goodwin made bringing a maker space to Truckee a big part of his campaign for town council this year. It was a message that resonated with the community. 

“Through the town council campaign I met a lot of people who wanted to get involved,” Goodwin says. “We started having some meetings and creating a team of people who would be best positioned to make it happen.”