Arts and Culture

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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