Arts and Culture

AVA Ballet Theater Presents the Nutcracker

Dec 12, 2014

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.

A Steampunk Celebration of Nevada's 150th Birthday

Oct 27, 2014

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.

Author Pinckney Benedict Comes to UNR

Oct 21, 2014

Nevadans Explore "Why we Serve."

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.

Argenta Concert Series and the Art of the Flute

Oct 17, 2014

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.

Mary Sojourner Comes to Sundance Books and Music

Oct 15, 2014

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. 

Reno Philharmonic Celebrates Nevada's 150th

Oct 13, 2014

Danna O'Connor chats with conductors Laura Jackson and David Bugli.  They are celebrating Nevada's 150th birthday with a concert on Tuesday the 14th at 7:30pm at the Pioneer Center.  www.renophil.com.

    

Morris Burner Hotel brings Black Rock experience to Reno

Aug 26, 2014
Photo by Decibel Photography from Morris Burner Hotel Facebook.

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.

Never-before-displayed Civil War-era muster rolls are on display. These lists contain the signatures of Nevadans that participated in the U.S. Service.
Photo by Anh Gray

The Nevada Museum of Art will celebrate the state’s 150th birthday with an exhibition showcasing historic treasures. The display will briefly include the Emancipation Proclamation.

In 1864, Nevada officially became the 36th state, and that’s the same number of hours the Emancipation Proclamation will be available for viewing at the museum in downtown Reno.

After sponsoring a month’s worth of special events in Reno, Artown wrapped up Friday. The annual festival includes traditional arts programming like musical concerts and theatrical performances, but Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss found some unexpected attractions as well, like this Buddhist chanting session.

 

After a month-long celebration of the arts in Reno, Artown is wrapping up this week. The festival includes a variety of events showcasing local treasures, including the massive pipe organ housed in downtown Reno at Trinity Episcopal Church. At a lunchtime concert there, Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss found the pews packed with a hundred eager listeners.

Organist Angela Kraft Cross has been playing for most of her life—she began at age ten, transitioning from the piano.

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