Arts and Culture

"A Raisin In The Sun" Opens Tonight At UNR

Mar 4, 2016

UNR Department of Theater and Dance presents "A Raisin in the Sun" written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Sandra Brunell Neace.  The play runs through March 12th at the Redfield Proscenium Theatre and stars Geralda Miller, Justin Tanks, Kennedy Hall, Jada Wilson and Christian Ordaz.  Danna O'Connor chats with director, Sandra Brunell Neace.

Interview: How To Survive Burning Man

Mar 3, 2016
Gary Johnson

Every year more and more Burners make their way to the Black Rock Desert. As the Burning Man festival has grown, so, too, has its healthcare delivery system. To learn more, our contributor Luiza Vieira spoke with Dr. Gary Johnson. He works for the University of Nevada School of Medicine, but he's also known as Dusty Doctor G-Man out on the playa. Thursday night he'll be giving a lecture at UNR called "Surviving Burning Man."   

Finding Voice In Verse At District Poetry Competition

Feb 29, 2016
Julia Ritchey

  Poetry Out Loud is a national arts program that helps students build confidence through memorizing and performing verse in front of an audience. Last week, 15 students from area high schools competed in hopes of advancing to the state finals. Our reporter Julia Ritchey M-C'd the event and brings us this audio postcard of the top finalists.

Madeline Eastman and the Carson City Symphony

Feb 26, 2016

Jazz vocalist Madeline Eastman performs this Sunday with the Carson City Symphony, conducted by David Bugli, at 4pm at the Carson City Community Center.  Danna chats with both of them about the concert.

University Galleries Valentine's Art Auction Tonight

Feb 12, 2016

Danna chats with Paul Baker Prindle, Director of University Galleries at UNR.  The Valentine's Art Auction is the major fundraiser for the gallery and it's happening tonight 2/12 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the Student Galleries South in the Jot Travis Building. 

University Galleries Valentine's Art Auction Tonight

Feb 12, 2016

Danna chats with Paul Baker Prindle, Director of University Galleries at UNR.  The Valentine's Art Auction is the major fundraiser for the gallery and it's happening tonight 2/12 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the Student Galleries South in the Jot Travis Building. 

Julia Ritchey

Earlier this week we talked to a young cowboy poet on keeping traditional folk songs and stories alive. As we wrap up our coverage of the Western Folklife Center's annual gathering, Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey sat down with author and cattlewoman Amy Hale Auker of Prescott, Ariz., on defying the gender norms of cowboy culture.

Theodore Kuchar conducts the Reno Chamber Orchestra
Courtesy RCO

As KUNR has done for several years, it rebroadcasts performances of the Reno Chamber Orchestra.

Coming up Feb. 15, 22 and 29: Rebroadcasts of highlights from the RCO's recent Nevada Chamber Music Festival will be featured on KUNR each of the remaining Mondays in February at 7 p.m.

Visit the RCO's website.

courtesy andyhedges.com

Elko's 32nd annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering wrapped up this weekend with song, dance and spoken word. Our reporter Julia Ritchey was there and talked with a Texas performer who's among the younger generation trying to keep this folk tradition alive. Below are excerpts of their conversation.

Andy Hedges hails from Lubbock, Texas, where at the age of 14 he began playing guitar and collecting traditional cowboy poems and folk songs introduced to him by his father.

Elko's Cowboy Poetry Gathering In Full Swing

Jan 29, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Cowboys and cowgirls have convened in Elko for the 32nd annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering, celebrating the oral traditions of the Old West. Reporter Julia Ritchey is there and has more.

From spontaneous jam sessions to spoken-word performances, the event draws nearly 6,000 people and has become a major boon to the local economy.

“These next three days are the busiest days all year for us,” says Jessie Deleon, a bartender at the Duncan Middle Creek Bar & Gallery in downtown Elko.

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