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Arts in Brief
by Tribune Staff
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Laugh for a good cause

RENO — Treat yourself to a night of comedy hosted by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) and Catch A Rising Star at 6 p.m. today at the Silver Legacy’s Catch a Rising Star.

This exclusive evening of comedy will feature the comedic talents of Tim O’Rourke, who played Tim the Bartender on ABC’s “Drew Carey Show” for nine years and has written for Nickelodeon’s “Fairly Odd Parents” and “Spongebob Squarepants.” Ticket price includes participation in a silent auction in which 100 percent of the proceeds benefits KTMB’s 10 beautification and education programs. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased by calling the Silver Legacy box office at 800-687-8733 or KTMB at 851-5185.

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is a private nonprofit dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement.

‘Cinematic Titanic’ comes to UNR stage

RENO — From Joel Hodgson, creator of those movie-riffin’ robots and the Peabody Award-winning cult-TV comedy series “Mystery Science Theater 3000” (named one of 100 best TV shows of all time by Time Magazine), comes another milestone in wise-cracking commentary. In this new feature-length movie-riffing show, “Cinematic Titanic” pits the original human members of the MST3K company against one of the cheesiest films ever, giving them ample opportunity to riff their insanely irreverent comments from the peanut gallery — this time live on stage — while the movie plays on.

As part of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Performing Arts Series, the original five-person MST3K team brings “Cinematic Titanic” to Nightingale Concert Hall on the university campus at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3. The “Cinematic Titanic” team includes Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, J. Elvis Weinstein, Frank Conniff and Mary Jo Pehl. Their original work on “Mystery Science Theater” was called “some of the hippest, deepest satire of a generation” by journalist Keith Olbermann.

Individual tickets for “Cinematic Titanic” cost $30 for adults, $26 for seniors and $12 for students. To purchase tickets online and for more about the Performing Arts Series, visit Individual tickets also can be purchased in person at the lower entrance to Lawlor Events Center, 1500 N. Virginia St. in Reno. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at the Church Fine Arts Building box office, one-hour prior to performances.

Nightingale Concert Hall is located in the University’s Church Fine Arts Building just south of 14th Street on North Virginia Street in Reno. A drop-off area is located in front of the Church Fine Arts Building at the Virginia Street entrance. Parking is free for arts events after 7 p.m. and on weekends in the university’s Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex, which is north of the Church Fine Arts Building and south of Lawlor Events Center.

Cyndi Lauper at Silver Legacy 

RENO — Cyndi Lauper, the perfect pitched, four-octave vocal sensation with a style all her own, will dazzle the Grande Exposition Hall at 8 p.m. on Nov. 5.

With the smash hit “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” Lauper won the 1984 MTV Best Female Video Award and the song was established as a female anthem. And the instant standard, “Time After Time,” has been re-released by some 70 artists, most notably Miles Davis, since her recording.

In July 2010, Lauper released the album “Memphis Blues,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart and at No. 26 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart.

Lauper remains busy with her many appearances, tours and causes and, in fact, now has signed a deal to produce a reality show focusing on her career and everyday life with her husband and son. Tickets cost $49.50, with premium seating available for $65. To reserve seats, visit or, or call 800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) or 325-7401.

Watch, bet on Breeder’s Cup at JA Nugget

SPARKS — Catch the Breeder’s Cup World Championships at Lucky’s Sports Book inside John Ascuaga’s Nugget. The Nugget will broadcast the competition for $26 million in prizes, live from Churchill Downs on Friday and Saturday. Full card wagering will be available.

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships has become recognized as the ultimate test of a Thoroughbred’s talent and ability. Not only offering a platform to enhance and promote thoroughbred racing, the Breeders’ Cup races provide a powerful year-end championship and a grand worldwide spectacle.

For more information, visit or

Art exhibit breathes new life into life

RENO — From new life and new ideas, to simply finding new meaning or passing on knowledge to others, “Regeneration” is all about creating and celebrating something that is new for the 14 artists participating in this year’s Wild Women art exhibition at the Wilbur D. May Museum.

The many meanings to the concept of regeneration is the inspiration behind this year’s exhibit and sale, which will be held at the museum during this weekend.

“We have each taken the word ‘regeneration’ and made it our own,” the artists’ statement says. “We as a group choose to explore the creative, setting our goals in a positive direction. The effort in going back to our individual skills and breathing new life into what we do brings comfort and celebration in knowing that each of us uses our own hands and our own skills to create works of beauty.”

This year’s artists include: Jimmie Benedict, quilted, pieced and embroidered clothing; Kathleen Durham, stories in cloth and clay; Gretchen Ericson, baskets; Claudia Knous, felt sculptures, vessels and scarves; Kristen Frantzen Orr, art glass beads; Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk, clay; Gail Rappa, jewelry; Sidne Teske, soft pastel paintings; Barbara Uriu, jewelry; Pat Wallis, paintings on copper; and Karel Hendee, silk paintings. The exhibit also features guest artists Lara Alberti and Ron Arthaud.

Meet the artists at an opening night reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Artist demonstrations with tea and scones will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. each day. A raffle will be held during the show to support the annual “Wild Women Emerging Artist Award,” given in conjunction with the Nevada Museum of Art’s National Scholastic Art Awards.

The Wilbur D. May Museum is located inside Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, at 1595 N. Sierra St. in Reno. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Entry is free. For more information, call 785-5961 or visit

This week at The Knit

RENO – The Knitting Factory presents The Show! With Mic Rob and Jelly Bread today at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $6.

On Friday at 7:30 p.m., Figure performs with The Killabits and Freq Nasty. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $22 and $60.

On Saturday, The Knit presents Late Night Love X, featuring Root Society, Jefr Tale, Stripe and Erik Lobe. Doors open and the show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $125.

To buy tickets and for more information, visit

Wynonna to perform at Silver Legacy 

RENO — Country star Wynonna first rose to fame in the 1980s with her mother, Naomi, as the country music duo The Judds. Mother and daughter released seven albums, in addition to charting 26 singles—of which 14 were No. 1 hits. In their short six-year collaboration, The Judds sold more than 20 million records worldwide and won more than 60 industry awards, including five Grammy Awards, nine Country Music Association Awards and eight Billboard Music Awards.

In 1991, the duo went into retirement following Naomi’s diagnosis of hepatitis C, but that was just the beginning for Wynonna.

In early 1992, Wynonna performed solo on television for the first time at the American Music Awards and unveiled “She Is His Only Need.” This was the first single from her self-titled solo debut album that went on to sell more than 3 million copies. “She Is His Only Need” went No. 1 on the Billboard country singles chart that year, as did the album’s next two singles, “I Saw the Light” and “No One Else on Earth.” Following up this success was her second album, “Tell Me Why,” another platinum-selling, No. 1 country and Top 5 pop album.

The Judds reunited in 2000 for a tour starting on New Year’s Day and Wynonna released her fifth solo album, “New Day Dawning,” in 2003.

On this album were two songs from soundtracks: a cover of the Elvis Presley hit “Burning Love,” which Wynonna recorded for the animated movie Lilo & Stitch, and “You Are,” which were included in the movie Someone Like You, a film starring half-sister Ashley Judd.

Wynonna performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall. Tickets cost $50 with premium seating available for $67.50. To reserve seats, visit or, or call 800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) or 325-7401.

Final chance to see “Hairspray” at Eldorado

RENO — Don’t miss your last chance to see the fantastically fun hit, “Hairspray,” playing through Nov. 13. Piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and energy, this smash hit off-Broadway performance is a fresh burst of 1960s glamour, where the buzz was all about beehives, rhythm and blues and even the more serious subject of integration.

Watch as a pleasantly plump teen trendsetter takes over an entire television show, proving that not only the blonde bombshells have all the fun. And this one isn’t just for the ladies: Guys of all ages are leaving the Eldorado Showroom equally impressed with “Hairspray” and its tremendous cast. “Hairspray” has won eight Tony Awards and inspired a major motion picture after enjoying five record-breaking years on Broadway.

Tickets to “Hairspray” start at $19.95. Dinner and show packages are available starting at $29.95. To buy tickets, visit or call 786-5700. Show times are Tuesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. with an additional 9:30 p.m. performance on Saturday night.

Later this month, “Peter Pan” takes flight across the Eldorado Showroom stage. This magical adventure runs Nov. 18 through Jan. 1, 2012. Tickets start at $24.95 for adults and $19.95 for children and seniors, with dinner and show packages available from $34.95. Show times vary Tuesday through Friday with either a single 7 p.m. performance or two performances at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Show times on Saturdays and Sundays are at 3 and 7 p.m.
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