Arts and Culture

Reno's New Poet Laureate

Jan 30, 2015

Danna O'Connor chats with Gailmarie Pahmeier, Reno's first Poet Laureate.  There's an open house for Gailmarie at Sundance Books and Music, tomorrow, January 30th from 4-6pm.  Details at www.sundancebookstore.com 

University of Nevada, Reno

As the year draws to a close and we reflect on the significant moments of 2014, one that stands out is Eric Rasmussen’s voyage from Reno to a library in France where he identified one of Shakespeare’s original folios last month.

Now, 233 of the 800 first folios have been found, and since no manuscripts by Shakespeare survive, these rare texts have helped preserve many of his plays.

Nevada Chamber Music Festival

Dec 22, 2014

The 11th annual Nevada Chamber Music Festival kicks off this Friday at Nightingale Concert Hall.  Danna O'Connor has a preview from Executive Director Scott Faulkner and Violist Dustin Budish.  For tickets go to www.renochamberorchestra.org

History for the Holidays

Dec 12, 2014

The annual "History for the Holidays" event is tomorrow from 11am-4pm at the Nevada Historical Society.  Reno Public Radio's Danna O'Connor gets the details from Shery Hayes-Zorn, director of the NHS.  More info at www.nevadaculture.org 

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.

    

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