This Saturday, August 15, 2019, the dragon boats will race, 20 of them in all, in Reno’s and Sparks’ third annual Dragon Boat Festival. They will race 4 boats at a time beginning at 8:30 AM at the Sparks Marina. The last race is set for 2:30 PM.Read more
We all go through stages in life. Shakespeare knew it. So does our author Greg Burdick. We are born, go through youth, our teen years, young adulthood, and finally maturity. Hopefully, at that time, we have learned to exercise good judgment. That good judgment comes from wisdom, but wisdom comes from bad judgment. We make mistakes on the road to maturity and wisdom. Society forgives us our feckless years because we all go through them. It is natural just as it is to forgive the errors of youth.Read more
Here is just a glimpse of this year’s Hot August Nights.
Every year car lovers gather in Reno for over a week of classic cars, music, and high octane fun.
Our videographer shows us a bit of what he experienced this year.
Check out his video.
A few days ago Mike Sion (Smiley Mikey) and I took a walk in Downtown Reno. We talked about his latest song, his next song, as well as his musical calling. I found it fascinating how he describes the process of creating the song and the video for the song “U Hate Love”.Read more
“Hot August Nights” pride themselves on providing a venue for the car lover. One of my favorite events is the auction.Read more
Do you want a frolic through New York’s demi-monde of the 1930s? Do you want an evening that is just plain fun, one that is breezy and carefree? If so, Guys and Dolls is for you. The Sierra School of Performing Arts is currently performing this gem of a musical at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch. Do not let the school name fool you. This big, splashy production is as professionally done as you will get this side of Broadway.Read more
Age is the great avenger. Death is the great equalizer. We may escape the former but never the latter. Lulu Wang wrote and directed The Farewell that embraces both in a deeply moving way.Read more
The Nevada Museum of Art has opened the “Georgia O’Keeffe” exhibit. This exhibit is indeed a stunning and inspirational exhibit.
The “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern,” will be on display through October 20.
Check out the video where Amanda Horn takes us on an in-depth tour of the exhibit. The Biography is a great read a well.
The Institute for Young Dramatic Voices (IYDV) and the American Wagner Project held their gala Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 6 PM in the Nightingale Concert Hall at the University of Nevada, Reno, and what a gala it indeed was. It was the performance that capped 3 weeks of intensive vocal training in operatic voice technique. It was performed by 29 beautiful young rising opera stars to show off what they have learned. It was their chance to strut their stuff.Read more
The Kyle Rae Orchestra played to a great crowd the other night. It was a pleasure to hear some of the Big Band Sound of Old. This was truly a family event since he had his Mother Misty singing with a couple of other singers. His whole family of 4 generations were in the audience enjoying the show.Read more