Arts and Culture

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 Celebrates 80 Seasons With A Musical

Jul 9, 2015
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.

Artown's Chosen One: Artist Franz Szony Returns Home To Reno

Jul 7, 2015
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.

Betty Buckley Performs Under The Stars For Artown

Jul 6, 2015
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.

  

 

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.

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