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Nevada 150 Sesquicentennial events lined up through September

The deadline to submit applications for Official and Signature Nevada 150 events will be 5:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. Over 400 events have been held across the Silver State since Nevada Day 2013, in celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, with many more ahead. To submit an event application please visit www.Nevada150.org. For questions or additional information please contact Scott Carey, events and community relations manager, at 775-687-0645 or shcarey@nevada150.org.

The following events will be held Sept. 1 through Sept. 14.

Nevada Day 150 celebration features new events, 'Steampunk Ball' and Famfest

Nevada's steam driven Sesquicentennial celebration culminates in Carson City with the Saturday, Nov. 1 Nevada Day Parade. This year’s parade theme, “Happy 150th Birthday, Nevada” encourages Silver State revelers to salute Nevada’s Oct. 31 1864 admission to the union as the 36th state.

"We at Nevada Day are very pleased to be adding three new events to this year's Nevada Day Celebration, in addition to bringing back reoccurring favorites," said Nevada Day committee president Ken Hamilton.

Tony Argento performs Cowboy Poetry at Nevada State Museum Thursday

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August 28, 2014 - 6:30pm

“Tuned up and twisted” is how Tony Argento describes his Western style poetry coming to the Nevada State Museum from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. Argento presents “Cowboy Poetry: "The Pride 'N' Spirit O' Nevada" as part of the museum’s Frances Humphrey Lecture Series held at the museum on the fourth Thursday of every month, shedding new light on the state’s stories.

OXS Gallery features art and words of noted Nevada writers

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Repeats every week until Fri Oct 31 2014 .
September 8, 2014 - 8:00am
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September 15, 2014 - 8:00am
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September 22, 2014 - 8:00am
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September 29, 2014 - 8:00am
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October 27, 2014 - 8:00am

Words become pictures, framed art in their own right, as poetry and prose by beloved local writers are exhibited at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery in Carson City. In “Words + Images: Broadsides from the Black Rock Press,” 34 one-sided printed pages show the work of noted authors, produced with handset type and relief plates. The exhibit runs Sept. 8 to Oct. 31.

Organizers say Dayton Valley Library authors event was success

Marty Lewis, President of the Friends of the Dayton Valley Library
President of the Friends of the Dayton Valley Library, Marty Lewis, and Lyon Cou
Local writer Ron Bell

The Friends of the Dayton Valley Library held the first August Authors Event on Saturday, August 16 at the Dayton Valley Branch Library. There were approximately 50 attendees and the library parking lot was full. Residents of Dayton were invited to interact with five local Nevada writers, discuss their writing, purchase books and have them signed by the authors.

Power ballad rocker, reality TV star Bret Michaels at Lake Tahoe Nov. 29

STATELINE — Rocker, reality star, philanthropist and front man for the enduring rock ’n’ roll band Poison, Bret Michaels, will bring all the roses and a generous supply of power ballads to Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa stage in a one-night-only, solo show, Saturday, Nov. 29.

Cowboy Poetry: The Pride ‘N’ Spirit O’ Nevada

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August 28, 2014 (All day)

Please join us at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, Thursday, August 28, 6:30 - 7:30 pm for a fun-filled evening featuring Cowboy Poetry: "The Pride 'N' Spirit O' Nevada" by Tony Argento, a member of the Fremont Howitzer Recovery Team.

Tony calls his style o’ recitin’ "Tuned up and Twisted." Once you see him perform, you’ll know why. A common statement heard from the audience is, "He’s quite animated." He does voice animation an’ vocal sound effects an’ makes good use o’ props. His love o’ cowboy poetry is contagious, especially to his audience.

Winemakers Dinner at Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar to Feature Vintages of Hearst Ranch Winery

Winemaker's Dinner August 28 ~ Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar in Gardnerville,
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August 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

A Winemaker's Dinner featuring the Vintages of Historic Hearst Ranch Winery
Complementing a 4 - Course Dinner by Chef Larry Rice, will be held at Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar August 28, from 6 until 8.
Winery Guest: James P. Buda
Come join us for an evening of tasteful enjoyment!
We have a delicious meal planned for you, accompanied by Hearst Ranch Winery Vintages including:

Casting Call for the movie Train To A Dark Budapest

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October 4, 2014 (All day)

Train To A Dark Budapest is an exciting story set in 1936, Hungary. Ada Pfeiffer is spiriting Jews from the country and Klaus Brenner, Gestapo agent is brought in to stop her. The web tightens as the story progresses. We have need of two female actors, 25 to 40 yrs. of age, plus four male actors, the same age spans. There is need of ten extras.Acting experience is preferable but not mandatory. Call Doug at 775.544.9240 or email me at deacyphotography@gmail.com for an audition appt. Auditions are being held at the Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St.

Polar Express 2014 tickets aboard the historic V&T Railroad now on sale

Tickets for the 2014 season of the Polar Express aboard the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad are now on sale. The perennial holiday favorite all-ages train ride from the frosty Northern Nevada landscape to the North Pole, will run from Nov. 20 to Dec. 22. The hour long V&T diesel train ride includes a keepsake silver bell, hot chocolate and cookies, entertainment and a reading of The Polar Express.

Carson City Symphony to begin rehearsals for 31st concert season

Attention musicians: The Carson City Symphony will begin rehearsals for the 2014-15 concert season on Wednesday, August 27, 7:00 to 9:15 p.m., at the Carson High School band room.

The Symphony, conducted by David Bugli, is a volunteer orchestra of about 55 players who perform music from the 15th to 21st centuries. It is open to string players at any time without audition, and to other instrumentalists when positions are available. Current openings are for strings and horn. Musicians who are interested in joining should contact the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

Silver State's 150th birthday celebration ramps up with signature Vegas events leading to Nevada Day 2014

The Smith Center will celebrate the Nevada Sesquicentennial with a concert event showcasing the Silver State’s very own entertainment featuring extraordinary performers from all around the state on Monday, September 22 at 7 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Hall inside The Smith Center. The star-studded event will feature artists, entertainers and celebrities who all call Nevada home.

Being Flynn author to speak at Sierra Nevada College

Nick Flynn
Being Flynn by Nick Flynn
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September 5, 2014 - 7:00pm

Nick Flynn, whose first memoir sparked the major motion picture, “Being Flynn,” international reviews and much press attention, will visit Sierra Nevada College on Sept. 5-6 to kick off the 2014-15 Writers in the Woods literary speaker series and to introduce the college’s Common Read book for the year.

Weekly swing dance, lesson

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August 26, 2014 - 5:45pm
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September 2, 2014 - 5:45pm
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September 16, 2014 - 5:45pm
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September 23, 2014 - 5:45pm
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September 30, 2014 - 5:45pm
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October 7, 2014 - 5:45pm
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October 14, 2014 - 5:45pm
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October 21, 2014 - 5:45pm
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October 28, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 4, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 11, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 18, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 25, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 2, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 9, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 16, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 23, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 30, 2014 - 5:45pm

West Coast swing dancing sponsored by High Sierra Swing Dance Club, El Charro Avitia Restaurant, 4389 S. Carson St., Carson City, every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., free. Preceded by a lesson by Tim Renner in intermediate West Coast swing at 5:45 p.m., lesson $8. No partner necessary for either activity. Practice your moves or just check out the dance at this fun, nonstructured event. Information: 530-307-8937 or www.highsierraSDC.org.

Tahoe Peace Concert brings celebration to Sand Harbor

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September 6, 2014 - 6:30pm

Award winning performers from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Reno and Tahoe will grace the stage for Trails and Vistas World Concert at Sand Harbor State Park at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 6.

The World Concert, an original blend of diverse musicians, aerialists and dancers, is produced by Trails and Vistas, a Truckee, CA-based nonprofit organization dedicated to producing inspiring art events in nature, in collaboration with the Truckee Tahoe Peace Project.

 

Artists encouraged to apply for Nevada Arts Council community, education roster

Professional artists and ensembles of all disciplines are invited to apply to the Nevada Arts Council’s 2015–2018 Artists in Schools + Communities Roster. The roster is designed as an online resource for schools, organizations and communities to broaden and diversify participation in the arts by engaging artists in educational and community cultural residencies and programs. Roster artists visit host schools and organizations to share their expertise and encourage active learning in the arts.

Grab your chair or blanket and enjoy great music tonight at the Governor's Mansion

The USAF Golden West Winds, a division of the USAF Golden Band of the West, will entertain Saturday evening, August 16, in the beautiful backyard of the Governor’s Mansion beginning at 6:30 pm.

The concert is free and gates open at 5:30 p.m. The Carson City Elks will be on hand to serve beer, wine and a light supper. Or, bring your own.

Please be sure to bring a blanket or chair. Come early for best seating. The event is being sponsored as a community service by the Carson City Chamber and the Carson City Elks. Veterans are encouraged to attend.

Award Winning Songwriter to Perform in Carson City

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August 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

Canyon Band, featuring RN+R's '2nd Best Local Songwriter' , Canyon White, will be performing free, an all original, all ages, concert Saturday August 16th from 6-8 pm at A-Zen Gift and Thrift on N. Carson Street.

Living The Good Life invites you to an evening of live music tonight

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August 14, 2014 - 7:30pm

Live music featuring acoustic duo Mark Wilson and Grace music stylings to please all .

Nevada selected for prestigious poet and fiction writers competition in New York

Nevada poets and fiction writers have a unique new opportunity to express themselves and compete for an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with top literary professionals, including editors, agents, publishers, and prominent writers. Poets & Writers, the nation's largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers, has selected Nevada as the only state to participate in its annual Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award program.

Carson City Mint Coin Show and Fair runs today and Saturday

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August 22, 2014 - 9:30am

UPDATE: Yogi Berra may have said, “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore,” but at the 2014 Carson City Mint Coin Show and Fair, the value is in the eye of the beholder. Sharp skilled dealers will buy, sell, trade and offer their expertise with free appraisals during the two-day event today, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23. Held this year at both the Nevada State Museum and the Carson Nugget, the fair includes activities for children, prize drawings, lectures, coin sales and free appraisals with admission.

Nevada celebrates Sesquicentennial with August event lineup

Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 15 through Aug. 31.

'Deathways of the Comstock Chinese' exhibit opens August 14 in Virginia City

The Comstock History Center in Virginia City, in partnership with the Comstock Cemetery Foundation, is pleased to announce the opening of a new museum exhibit entitled Deathways of the Comstock Chinese.

The exhibit, which highlights the death and burial practices of the Chinese, features artifacts, photographs, video and an accurately reproduced, life-sized Chinese gravesite. The free exhibit will open to the public on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Famed USAF Band of the Golden West to perform Saturday at Governor's Mansion

USAF Golden West Winds will perform a free concert this Saturday evening, Aug. 16, in the backyard of the Governor's Mansion as part of the Jazz and Beyond festival this month in Carson City.

Jazz and Beyond Concerts for Sunday moved to Carson Mall

Back Forty Band
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August 10, 2014 (All day)

Because of unstable weather conditions in Carson City, the "Jazz & Beyond" music festival is moving its concerts for today, Sun., Aug. 10, from the Legislative Plaza to the Carson Mall. People are encouraged to hear Back Forty at 4:30 p.m. and CeCe Gable with the DG Kicks Octet at 6:00 p.m. People are encouraged to bring their own chairs.

Carson TV News segment: Arts around the region

In this Carson TV News segment, host Cortney Bloomer highlights the recent performance by Sierra Nevada Ballet performing Swan Lake at Sand Harbor, and other arts events in and around Carson City.

Follow Carson TV News at www.facebook.com/carsontvnews for updates, information and to learn more about the program, which airs weekly on Mondays, Charter Cable Channel 193, at 4:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. and throughout the week. Have a news tip? You can also submit photos and video to CarsonTVnews@gmail.com.

Nevada Performance Academy adds career workshops to its tuition-free curriculum

Nevada Performance Academy will be adding another dimension to their program by offering workshops to give kids the chance to meet professionals in other fields of interest such as medicine, engineering, accounting and more.

Parents interested in enrollment or seeking information are being asked to attend an informative meeting on Aug. 11 and again Aug. 12, 6:15 p.m. at VT Williams and Associates, 3470 G.S. Richards Blvd., Carson City.

Sassafrass fundraising festival on Saturday

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August 9, 2014 - 12:00pm

Something amazing is happening in our Carson City! Once again our community is rising up to help a neighbor in need.

As many of you may have heard a favorite, downtown restaurant, Sassafras is being forced to relocate. The word spread throughout our community and one question was being asked “how can we help?”

I had a chance to attend a meeting of volunteers from the community to help organize a benefit to help Save our Sassafras. I then asked Owner, Scott Owen Doerr, what he wanted people to know. This is what he had to say:

Lake Tahoe crawfish feast meets muscle fest at South Shore

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August 23, 2014 - 12:00pm

A outdoor feast with the main course arriving straight out of Lake Tahoe, plus an indoor muscle and fitness protein fest will be the ultimate flex and fry events of the summer on Aug. 23 at the South Shore.

The second annual Boil 'n Fry Day Festival at MontBleu Resort, Casino and Spa is Lake Tahoe's version of an old fashioned New Orleans crawdad feed, complete with live music at the resort's outdoor event center, carnival games, hot wings, barbecue, cold crafted beer and all the fried, boiled or barbecued fresh water crustaceans festival goers can eat.

Beatles Flashback tribute band on stage tonight at Carson City Community Center

Beatles Flashback, a Beatles tribute band formed in 2006, will be on stage tonight, Wednesday, at the Carson City Community Center as part of the Jazz & Beyond Carson City Music Festival.

While most people are familiar with Beatles tribute bands that dress up to look like the Fab Four, Beatles Flashback, a group that formed in Sonoma County, Calif., and is now based in Reno, focuses instead on recreating the music that is heard on the original recordings.

Living the good life live Motown music tonight

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August 6, 2014 - 7:30pm

Come join us for free hors D'oeuvres with cocktails. And take a spin on our Great Dance Floor at Living The Good Life 1480 N Carson Street.

Beer and barbecue festival Saturday at Lake Tahoe's MontBleu

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August 9, 2014 - 1:00pm

Beer lovers don’t have to wait until fall to celebrate the region’s finest microbrews. MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa will roll out barrels from dozens of area brewmasters Saturday, Aug. 9 for the first Tahoe Craft BeerFest.

With more than 45 brewers on tap and plenty of barbecue, live music, games, and competition, the festival will be a summer celebration of frosty, sudsy, hoppy handcrafted brews made around California and Nevada.

Jazz and Beyond presents Boogie Woogie pianist Carl Sonny Leyland at BAC Thursday

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August 7, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Jazz and Beyond: Carson City Music Festival presents Boogie Woogie Hall of Famer Carl Sonny Leyland in concert on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St., Carson City.

"Jazz & Beyond" is a yearly festival put on by the Mile High Jazz Band Association and its sponsors. Admission to this concert is free. Donations are requested and include a chance at a door prize.

It's Your City discusses Jazz and Beyond with Cherie Shipley

Cherie Shipley gives us the rundown on the Jazz & Beyond Carson City Music Festival running through August 17, 2014.

Go here for a rundown of events.

It's Your City is a weekly program aimed at keeping citizens informed about city government, organizations and happenings around Carson City, Nev. Go here to learn more about Access Carson City Television.

City Wide Short Film Festival at the BAC

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August 2, 2014 (All day)

Once again the Brewery Arts Center brought arts to our little city in a big way. Saturday night The City Wide Short Film competition was a huge hit.

New and veteran filmmakers were put to competition to produce a film in just one week. The house was packed and viewers delighted as they watched the screening of the 14 films.

Be sure not to miss this excellent event next year. In the meantime visit breweryarts.org for many other worthy events.

NV 150 Fair at Fuji Park concludes with Sunday finale of rodeo events, music and rides

The final day of the NV 150 Fair at Fuji Park in Carson City kicks off at 9 a.m. with the Ranch Rodeo finals at the grandstand. Come down and see all the bucking broncos and barrel racing events. The rodeo runs until 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the grandstand or here.

NV150 Fair events in Carson City continue Saturday with live music, carnival and livestock shows

NV 150 Fair events continue all day long Saturday at Fuji Park in Carson City. Parking is available at Casino Fandango, with shuttle bus service to and from the fairgrounds.

Among today's activities, there will be livestock shows, sales and demonstrations, carnival rides and games, fly tying demonstrations, cloggers, a dog show at 4 p.m. Sons of Slide Mountain Band beginning at noon, Youth Theater Carson City performance at 12:30 p.m.

On stage The Mountain Girls (band) at 4:30, Ranch Rodeo at 5 p.m., live music with CW Bayer and Mr. Spoons at 5:30 p.m.

Carson City Downtown Wine Walk today

It's the first Saturday of the month and that means the return of the Carson City Downtown Wine Walk, today from 1 to 5 p.m. through Carson City.

For $10 participants will receive a commemorative wine glass and endless reasons to stroll through Downtown Carson City sipping and tasting the afternoon away. Bring your wine walk glass with the Carson City Logo on it and pay only $8.

Jazz and Beyond festival features Sunday 'Picnics in the Park' lineup

Are you looking for a way to enjoy your Sunday afternoons? The Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival is offering free concerts in the Legislative Plaza between the State Capitol and the Legislature Building in Carson City on three Sundays: Aug. 3, Aug. 10, and Aug. 17, 2014.

Women to Women with Carson City symphony, jazz festival organizer Elinor Bugli

This week's Women to Women features Elinor Bugli, President of the Carson City Symphony Association. She is also an organizer for the Jazz and Beyond Festival. Elinor and her husband have been instrumental (pun intended) to the creation of the Carson City Symphony and many, many other aspects of Carson City arts.

Visit jazzcarsoncity.com to get the schedule because It's happening now through Aug. 17.

Friday events at the NV 150 Fair in Carson City

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell presided over the official ribbon cutting to open the Fair on Thursday.

NV 150 Fair underway in Carson City with activities throughout the day

Today’s NV150Fair, celebrating Nevada's Sesquicentennial celebration, has something for everyone and admittance and all shows this day are FREE. Parking can be found at Casino Fandango with shuttle buses running continuously to take you there. Here's what's on tap today.

11 am – Be part of the history!

Monthly swing dance party

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Repeats every day until Sat Aug 23 2014 .
August 23, 2014 - 6:30pm

High Sierra Swing Dance Club presents its monthly dance party Aug. 23 at the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St., Carson City. At 6:30 p.m., Dani Canziani will teach an intermediate-level class on upper-level West Coast swing basics. Social dance is 7:30-10 p.m. Partners are not required. Lesson $7 for HSSDC and any swing dance club members or $10 for nonmembers; dance $7 for members of swing clubs and $10 for nonmembers. Free beginner lesson starts at 6:30 p.m. Join the club that night, and the dance is free.

Carson City area performers needed for historical living stage productions

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August 1, 2014 - 6:30pm

Project Americans Coming Together local director Carla Wilson, and event coordinator Joy Evans will hold an informational meeting and auditions for two local original productions designed to bring both national and local history to life.

This meeting will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints located at 411 N. Saliman Road in Carson City.

History of The Beatles Lecture and Beatles Flashback Concert

This year, the United States celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first visit to these shores. The "Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival" is excited to provide two exciting Beatles events in honor of that occasion.

Live Motown music at Living The Good Life

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July 31, 2014 - 7:00pm

Live music Thursday night featuring Reecy Lomax & Mick Valentino Motown Hits and Jazzy R&B 7:00-9:00 Come listen and Dance. Free hors d' oeuvres with Cocktails... Come join the fun.

Dayton Valley Days calls for crafters, vendors

The Dayton Valley Days Committee invites crafters, vendors and anyone who wants to reach a large number of people to reserve booth space for the 26th annual street festival held in the heart of historic Old Town Dayton.
Dayton Valley Days is scheduled Sept. 20 and 21 with an expected attendance over 15,000.

Bark, Whine and Dine fundraiser Sunday benefits Carson City Animal Services Initiative

Bark Whine and Dine to benefit the Carson Animal Services Initiative will be Sunday, July 27, at Fuji Park in Carson City.

The event will start at 1 p.m. and includes a barbecue lunch with food provided by Foodies Bystro and entertainment by Jake Houston. Proceeds from the event will help to build the new animal shelter in Carson City.

Carson City Jazz and Beyond Summer Music Festival launches Aug. 1

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August 1, 2014 (All day)

The Jazz and Beyond Festival, Aug. 1-17 in Carson City, embraces numerous artists and highlights various venues in and around the Capital City and includes such genres as: Bluegrass, Blues, Middle-Eastern music and much more.

The styles of musical interpretations are as unique as the settings — offering exciting experience for all to enjoy. Last year, the festival featured 60 performances and over 100 performers. Event Promoters expect to once again exceed the expectations of attendees with an amazing lineup.

Virginia City art exhibit showcases folklife for Nevada Sesquicentennial

The Comstock History Center presents “One Is Silver, the Other Is Gold: Celebrating 25 Years of Nevada Folklife Apprenticeships” featuring 22 visual artists who have received grant support from the Nevada Arts Council as master or apprentice artists in a variety of folk traditions.

Each recognized master is encouraged to work with one or more dedicated apprentices so that their traditional art forms and personal contributions endure.

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