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The elephant in the room will get attention
Creating quite the buzz after a small South-by-Southwest performance at the annual music festival in Austin, Texas, Tennessee band Cage the Elephant rocketed onto the rock scene with rave reviews. The band, which is currently receiving heavy radio rotation with the chart-topping single “Aint’ No Rest For The Wicked,” will be performing at Vixen in Sparks on Wednesday night. After Cage the Elephant stunned crowds in March during the band’s Sout...
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Queen of Mean aims for laughs at Silver Legacy
Hitting the road to promote her unique brand of crude comedy and her new book, Lisa Lampanelli will perform at the Silver Legacy Friday night. The comedienne, who has earned herself the nickname the Queen of Mean, will release her book “Chocolate Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks” on Sept. 15. Book sites, such as Barnes and Noble, describe the book as Lampanelli’s politically incorrect memoir, which — much like her comedy sketches ...
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Art and crafts at The Summit mall’s Art Festival this weekend
RENO — The Summit mall will transform into an arts and crafts gallery this weekend during The Summit Art Festival. The free event, located in the Talbots and Williams-Sonoma parking lot, runs Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with 60 talented artists. On display will be a wide variety of arts and crafts including photography, watercolor, oil paintings, ceram...
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Washoe music students are free guests at this year’s Reno-Ta...
The open fields at Rancho San Rafael Park in northwest Reno will become the stage for the fifth annual Reno-Tahoe Blues Fest this weekend. Festival performances will be held Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11 a.m., but there will be a free concert held in the park on Friday night. This year, the festival will be giving students who attend school in Washoe County and are enrolled in music programs free tickets to the event. Students can pick u...
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Beggars and Gypsies take over the Basin
Two folksy bands are lined up to perform today and Friday at the Great Basin Brewing Co.: the Bourgeois Gypsies and the Sturdy Beggars. Playing Thursday during the Sparks Hometowne Farmer’s Market, the Gypsies are returning to Great Basin having last played there in April 2008. Hailing from Sierraville, Calif., the Gypsies can be generally called a folk band, but their own description features terms like this: “freewheeling musical wanderings,...
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Win tickets to Monday’s concert at the Lake Tahoe Shakespear...
The 37th annual Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival entertains this season’s audiences with performances of the classic “Much Ado About Nothing” and the rarely performed “Measure For Measure.”
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Rub a Dub Dub
Truckee Tribe plays at Cantina Los Tres Hombres in Sparks on Friday.
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Motown showdown
The Temptations and The Four Tops have been battling it out on stage since the 1960s, and they’ll trade hits on Saturday at the Silver Legacy.
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Pulling Strings With Some Bling
Thirteen violins decorated by local artists are dangling delicately on display in 13 downtown Reno locations as part of a fundraiser for the Reno Philharmonic’s youth orchestras. “Bling-a-string is an art show and a fundraiser,” said Grace Hutchison, education director for the Reno Philharmonic. “Around 30,000 kids a year are served through our education programs and our youth orchestras.” The philharmonic has three youth orchestras that provi...
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FRAMPTON LIVES!
Guitarist Peter Frampton plays at John Ascuaga’s Nugget on Friday.
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Shakespeare festival naturally entertains
Using the natural beauty that is Lake Tahoe’s blue waters and soft sand beaches to augment the stage and create a stunning backdrop that glimmers as the sun sets on the water, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival kicked off its 37th season on Saturday night with a performance of the dramatic comedy “Measure for Measure.” In only its second year of complete in-house production, executive director Catherine Atack said that the festival stopped us...
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Filling the empty spiral
Italian hard rock band Lacuna Coil comes to Sparks this weekend as part of its ongoing efforts to expand its worldwide fan base.
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Positively musical
Bay Area band Izabella performs a free show Thursday at Great Basin Brewing Co.
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Visceral: characterized by or proceeding from instinct rathe...
"It's not like a traditional theatrical performance," Emily Beck Hammer, co-creator, producer and lead singer of Visceral, said. "The plot is not linear. It emulates real life." Visceral is an original, multimedia performance, created by Hammer and her brother David Beck, that is making its debut at John Ascuaga's Nugget Wednesday at 8 p.m. Visceral will take the Celebrity Showroom stage with a successive series of vignettes that depict positi...
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What's my mother f*@#ing name?
Snoop Dogg was Late Dogg on Thursday night at the Grand Sierra but when he arrived he put on an energetic show.
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Local firefighter writes fictional novel to help a real cause
Living in Reno for more than a decade, firefighter Shawn Grady decided to try his hand at writing and stuck to the old adage, “Write what you know.” It paid off since his first novel, “Through the Fire,” hit bookstores on July 1. “Since high school I always thought that I would write a novel,” Grady said about his additional career path. “I was really motivated to tell a story of loss and redemption.” “Through the Fire” is a story about a tale...
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A Cab built to spill emotion
Death Cab for Cutie plays Sunday at the Grand Sierra Resort.
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Punk rock will rattle the Reno Events Center
Old-school waffle stompers will meet new-school Converse on the floor of the Reno Events Center Wednesday night when Rise Against and Rancid roll into town. Teaming up to put on what will undoubtedly be an awesome punk show, Rise Against is actually the headlining act, leaving Rancid to open for a band that is ushering in a new generation of punk. Rancid is revered as the punk band that was formed in 1991 by Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman afte...
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3 Doors Down proves that ‘Kryptonite’ isn’t all bad
Few bands can claim to have kept a hometown feel but achieve mainstream success like 3 Doors Down, which will perform at the Silver Legacy on Friday. The five-man group has been described as the quintessential alternative rock band by fans, but it is able to reach a much larger spectrum with their multiple chart-topping hits. The band’s success is largely attributed to catchy singles like “Kryptonite.” The song was responsible for getting 3 Do...
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Wilco will make the summer night feel right
In preparations for the band’s seventh studio album release on Tuesday, Chicago-born alternative rock band Wilco will perform at the outdoor arena at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe on Sunday.
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