Arts & Entertainment
Artown to open with some Woodstock nostalgia
In August 1969, the crowd was almost 400,000 strong — a group of strung out, iconoclastic hippies descending on a green field just outside Woodstock, New York. They were there for the mud and free love that swirled around to the soundtrack of 32 musicians.
Legendary surf guitarist Dick Dale will play Friday night at John Ascuaga's Nugget
Local entertainment events this weekend
Reno Chamber Orchestra presents the Hollenbach arts ensemble as part of Renown Health’s Healing Arts Program RENO — As part of the Healing Arts program, Reno Chamber Orchestra presents The Hollenbach Arts Ensemble, a brass quintet performing Sunday at 4 p.m., in the Tahoe Tower Lobby at Renown Regional Medical Center. The brass quintet of performers includes: Jason Altieri, trombone; Dwayne Hollenbach, trumpet; Emily Hollenbach, horn; Paul Len...
Working-class issues take center stage in ‘6:01 AM’
Making life seem as real as possible on the stage is the task for the actors of “6:01 AM: A Working Class Opera,” who will portray some difficult life situations during Saturday’s performance at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. “6:01 AM” has brought together several local organizations as well as teens and adults to put on the play. Sierra Arts, The Holland Project, Nevada Opera, Spoken Views and Rainshadow Charter High School have ...
Officer Garcia, reporting for duty
Out patrolling, Officer James Garcia and Deputy S. Jones of the "Reno Police Department" order tacos from a local fast food restaurant. Taking a note out from their bag, Deputy Jones discovers the pleas of a scared and trapped citizen inside the business. "Officers, there are two armed men inside," Jones reads. Garcia simply answers "I hope there are two-armed men in there. One-armed men wouldn't be able to serve tacos." We all know him as Off...
Hoobastank and Staind bring rock to the ballroom
Collaborating on an album to decide what goes in it and what’s left out isn’t easy. Doug Robb, lead singer for American post-grunge band Hoobastank, says on the musical group’s Web site that the process often leaves the bandmembers and the producers fighting “tooth and nail” to make it work. “It was a reeeeeeeeally long process,” Robb states in the Web site biography of its newest compilation. “Nothing sounded or felt right at first. We wanted...