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Review: Kerr's show a balancing act of magic and jest
If you've been to the Magic Underground Theater at the Pioneer Center in Reno, you'd understand the unlikelihood of fitting a motorcycle onto its small stage.
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Days will be different for local band
Even as the hot Nevada sun scorches the asphalt outside, the temperature is fairly comfortable inside the small storage unit that has become a practice pad for local band Days No Different.
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Local magician ready to dazzle, deceive at Pioneer
Eli Kerr lives in a world of “tricks and secrets” and he loves conjuring them up without anyone else knowing how to do them.
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Chalk the Walk
If the song is true and all we are is dust in the wind, then creating temporary art is an act of nature.
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Oil painter has unlimited talent
Walking into oil painter Mike Callahan’s Spanish Springs home can make any visitor take a step back.
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Historic photos spark interest in new book depicting old Reno
The Reno skyline has changed dramatically since the city’s booming streets saw Ford Model-Ts roll down them.
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Concert review: Panic lacks more than exclamation
The band might not have given a second thought to the removal of an exclamation point in its name, but that exclamation point was not the only thing missing from Tuesday’s Panic At The Disco tour stop at the Grand Sierra Resort.
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This little 'mama' certainly doesn't get dressed up for noth...
Brooks & Dunn fans surged into downtown Reno Saturday night to see country's biggest duo sing, play guitar and rock for nearly two hours at the Reno Events Center. For those who aren't die-hard Brooks & Dunn fans it might be hard to keep up with all the songs off their 13 albums. However, anyone who has somewhat followed the pair throughout their career would have known the majority of songs on the set list. Those who may have never heard Broo...
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Concert Review: Time to burst the ego bubble
“You can learn more from a critique than from a compliment!” The quote comes form the small 39-page book Kanye West distributed to fans as they left the Reno Events Center in the early hours of Friday morning after nearly five hours of The Glow In The Dark Tour music.
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Kanye West’s flashing lights better deliver a big bang
The biggest show to roll through Reno, since possibly the Foo Fighters in February, will have fans in awe with big stages, amazing music and some attitude. If all goes as planned. The Glow In The Dark tour will bring hip-hop stars Kanye West, N.E.R.D. and Lupe Fiasco as well as R&B head-turner Rihanna to the Reno Events Center tonight at 8 p.m.
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No need to panic, just enjoy
Many performers, artists and musicians have been spawned out of the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, but indie-emo band Panic At The Disco puts a new spin on Vegas success.
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Local indie film worth the ride
For any northern Nevadan who has driven the length of Pyramid Highway, it seems like nothing more than another boring Nevada road. But in the independent and locally shot and produced film “Pyramid Highway,” the boring stretch of road becomes the enforcer of karma.
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Chevelle brings driving rock to Reno
Pete Loeffer cups the microphone in a tense grip and starts his slow, almost depressing riff. Then, as if the pain were released in a flaming burst, the lead singer for Chevelle lets loose a tortured scream. Pete, along with his brother Sam Loeffer, will be whipping fans into a maniacal frenzy at the Grand Sierra Resort’s Grande Theatre Friday night with the band’s melodic rock vocals and heavy drum and bass choruses. Chevelle was spawned in a...
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Summer concert preview
As the days slowly creep towards summer, the long wait for the hot summer concerts scheduled to rock Reno and Sparks is almost over. Here are some shows that should be penciled into everyone’s calendar. The Glow In The Dark Tour: Making sure to kick off the concert season right, LiveNation is bringing everyone pertinent in hip-hop and R&B right now. A tour normally reserved for larger cities like Los Angeles or San Fransisco, Kayne West, Rihan...
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Alkaline Trio returns to Sparks
Set in a sea of black and red, Alkaline Trio returns to the New Oasis to perform Wednesday night as part of the band’s tour to promote its latest album, “Goddamnit Redux.” Alkaline Trio’s music might qualify the group for the “punk” category, but the band’s unique sound has gained fans for the more than 10 years the band has been making music. “Goddamnit” was Alkaline Trio’s first studio album, released in 1998. Since then the band has followe...
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Modest Mouse sells out Grand Sierra Theatre
The funny thing about great rock bands is that they make it look so easy. With eight guitars lining the stage, a trumpet, a banjo and the floor-shaking beats of not one, but two drummers, Modest Mouse rocked the Grand Siera Resort on Tuesday night with considerable ease.
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Proops gets jiggy with 1970s comedy
Comedian Greg Proops from "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" fame, got down and dirty with a surprised Sparks audience on Saturday at John Ascuaga's Nugget. Advertised as the bespectacled, intelligent and innuendo-flinging comedian from the popular hit ABC Family TV show, Proops delivered mostly adult-spiced humor that drew lots of laughs mixed with occasional "boos." Proops, who grew up in San Francisco, recalled his family's escapades into the snow-...
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Bonnie Raitt concert to benefit Yucca Mountain
Musician Bonnie Raitt has a dual agenda for her performance Friday night at the Silver Legacy. Not only will she perform her Grammy Award winning music but VIP ticket sales benefit the organization Healing Ourselves and Mother Earth.
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‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ comedian bringing big laughs to l...
Who is “the Proopkitty” and why can he never remember his lines? Greg Proops, the bespectacled comedic genius who stars in the aforementioned popular improvised comedy show “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” on the ABC Family channel, is coming to Sparks on Saturday.
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