Arts & Entertainment
Modest Mouse shows what it means to be modest
For those who are into the indie-rock scene, Modest Mouse’s music video “Little Motel” is just another poignantly filmed four minutes on MTV. But for those in the indie-rock scene who happen to know of the Reno/Sparks area, it’s something closer to home.
Two times ten equals Tuna
Go to one of this weekend’s performances of “Greater Tuna” at the Studio on Fourth Street in Reno, and you might notice something a little strange about the characters.
Get a life – courtesy of The Used
Traveling from college campus to college campus, the Rockstar Get A Life Tour with headlining band The Used will make a stop at Lawlor Events Center Saturday night. Since kicking off at New Mexico State University on April 2, the tour has been making the rounds and will stop at the University of Nevada, Reno to rock the campus before winding down with a trip through California and ending in Arizona on April 10. Rock band The Used might be the ...
Artown 2008 is a feast for the senses
Introducing the lineup of Artown 2008 events to local residents is like waving a tasty bowl of jambalaya in front of a hungry Creole. Like the famous New Orleans dish, this rich, artistic festival features spicy variety, interesting venues and hearty reprisals of past favorites. With a buffet of cultures and an elixir of artistic talent, the annual festival will satisfy people of all ages and personal tastes. Throughout July, more than 350,000...
'House Beautiful' gives art-goers design ideas
Straying away from the conventional definition of art, the Nevada Museum of Art will open its "Frank Lloyd Wright and The House Beautiful" exhibit Saturday night. In this exhibit, the American architect has created art that can be sat on and dined at, looked through and illuminated with.
Bad moon to rise over Reno
Driving in my family’s red Oldsmobile Omega along Northern California’s Highway 101 is one of my strongest childhood memories. As with many such memories, there is a soundtrack. In this case, it is listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival on cassette.
Gypsies bring earthy sound down the mountain to Sparks
Despite the nomadic implications of the band’s name, the music of the Bourgeois Gypsies has been kept in check by the fortress of nature that is the Sierra Nevada Mountains. When the band caravans down from Sierraville Calif., on Friday to play at the Great Basin Brewing Co., Mother Nature will be unveiling a great secret. “(Our sound) kind of falls between the cracks,” said vocalist and guitarist Arnold Mitchem. “It’s not straightforward folk...
Local artist invites viewers to reach into her art
One wall of a home in Carson Valley is the canvas for a mural entitled “Vigna della Toscana.” A vineyard covers the piece, which depicts a bottle of wine and two half-full wine glasses that are so realistic that unsuspecting guests must reach for them constantly. “Vigna della Toscana” is the work of local artist Dianne Aguirre, who has been painting for as long as she can remember. Her parents had her try an assortment of activities, such as p...