Arts and Culture

Photos: Biggest Little Festival Debuts At UNR

Sep 11, 2016
Yama Rongomas

The University of Nevada, Reno hosted its first music festival on Saturday. Reno Public Radio's Yama Rongomas was there and has more.

The Biggest Little Festival was sponsored by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada and was held at the intramural fields on campus.

Casandra Hurdle is the director of programming for ASUN. She says getting the festival together has been a long time in the making.

Alexandra Moser

Before the sun came up Friday morning, the Great Reno Balloon Race was already getting underway. Reno Public Radio’s Alexandra Mosher was there and has the story.

Cuddled in blankets and lawn chairs on the fields of Rancho San Rafael Park, spectators were up before dawn awaiting the event’s infamous Super Glow Show.  

For some, this was their first time watching the hot air balloons use their flames to light up the dark Reno skyline.

Noah Glick

Native American tribes from across the country met this weekend to celebrate culture, life and family at the Numaga Indian Days Powwow in Hungry Valley. As Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports, these events have a long historical and cultural background.

Steven Loring, The Age of Love

A new film called The Age of Love, which follows a group of seventy- to ninety-year-olds as they try speed dating, is coming to the University of Nevada, Reno.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick recently chatted with the film’s director, Steven Loring, to talk about what dating is like for this group.

close-up image of stained glass
Noah Glick

The 30th annual Burning Man festival kicks off Sunday, bringing with it new, immersive art installations. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick dropped by a local maker space to see what artists are bringing to the playa.

Ratha Grimes, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

More than 70,000 people are expected to make a pilgrimage to the Black Rock Desert for the annual Burning Man arts festival at the end of the month. The week-long event is celebrating its 30th year

Chris Holloman

The Nevada Museum of Art has commissioned a new piece of work—a light installation—that will be a part of its permanent contemporary art collection. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Noah Glick

A new exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art is merging art with Chinese history. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, twelve bronze animal heads adorned the emperor’s private garden. These sculptures, however were commissioned by a Manchurian emperor and designed by westerners. They were later lost during the Opium Wars, but the Chinese government began recovering some in the 1980s.

Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy

Hundreds of people came out for Controlled Burn’s ninth annual Compression Art and Fire Festival this weekend, one of the last events of Artown. 

A Look At Reno's Evolving Culinary Scene

Jul 29, 2016
Marcus Lavergne/Reno Public Radio

Reno’s transformation into a start-up hub and art-centric city has caught widespread attention. The spotlight’s on Downtown and Midtown, one reason being a revitalized food scene. Our reporter Marcus Lavergne recently took an in-depth look to figure out if Reno has what it takes to become the next culinary powerhouse:

As Jessica Shapiro, a catering chef from the Cheese Board, a Midtown bistro, sears symmetrical squares of pork belly over a portable stove, the sweet, smoky scent seems to blanket the whole patio at Campo, an Italian restaurant in downtown Reno.

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