Arts and Culture

Arts and culture

A New Look At Romeo And Juliet

Jul 24, 2015

Sierra Nevada Ballet performs "Romeo and Juliet" with a new twist.  The story is told through the eyes of Juliet's mom, Lady Capulet.  Danna O'Connor has a preview with Rosine Bena and Ananda Weber-Bena.

Performances are 7/25 at Oats Park Art Center in Fallon, 7/27 at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and 8/1 at Nightingale Concert Hall.  Tickets at www.sierranevadaballet.org.

Simon Williams / The Nature Conservancy in Nevada

This spring, a team of architecture professors and students partnered with the Nature Conservancy to build a tiny public park covering the area of a single parking space in downtown Las Vegas. The structure is called a parklet and it’s a place where urban and natural worlds collide. 

Discover The Arts Of Dickerson Road

Jul 17, 2015

Art Spot Reno and Artown invite you to a street party at Reno's industrial arts district, Dickerson Road.  There will be food trucks, art demos, music and tours of local businesses.  It's a free, family-friendly event from 10am to 10pm Saturday, July 18th.  For details, go to www.artspotreno.com.

Danna O'Connor chats with artist and co-owner of Art Spot Reno, Eric Brooks about the event.

Julia Ritchey

  

Artown’s Reno Fashion Show is celebrating its fourth year Saturday at the Atlantis Casino Resort, where 200 models will strut the runway featuring work from a dozen designers. This year’s show will also mark the debut of 17-year-old Sophie Kim, the youngest designer ever to be showcased. For our ongoing series on Artown, Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey takes us behind the scenes of Sophie’s first collection.

Reno Little Theater

Reno Little Theater is in the middle of its 80th season. In honor of its big birthday as well as celebrating 20 years of Artown, RLT will perform its first musical in over a decade. Reno Public Radio’s Esther Ciammachilli stopped by one of RLT’s rehearsals to learn more about the upcoming production and why musicals were on hold for so long.  

Dressed in street clothes just minutes before a full run-through, the cast of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is rehearsing the opening number.

Franz Szony

Every year, Artown commissions one local artist to create a unique image for the event poster that can be seen all over town. It’s a time-honored tradition and this year’s 20th anniversary poster was given to artist and Reno native, Franz Szony.  Szony’s work is also on display all month at Sierra Arts Foundation. Reno Public Radio’s Esther Ciammachilli caught up with him at the gallery as he was setting up his show to talk about his work, his time as a young art student in Reno and what inspires him.   

You may not know this, but there’s an art to hanging art.

Arts for Nevada

Actress/singer Betty Buckley will be performing in Reno on July 9th kicking off Artown’s Summer Soiree under the Stars Music Series.

Buckley’s award-winning career spans nearly five decades and includes stage, film and television work.  Dubbed the Voice of Broadway, she won a Tony Award in 1983 for her role as Grizabella in the original Broadway cast of Cats. You just heard Buckley singing her anthem “Memory” from the musical, which was written by Andrew Lloyd-Weber. 

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.

  

 

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