Why we at ‘Reno Arts News’ do what we do I didn’t invent this saying, but I thought I wouldRead more
A local haunted house, where a young girl Sarah was hospitalized with insanity in 1868, is the scene of reported sightings of her ghost. Sarah who cannot rest in peace has haunted the house and surrounding town for a hundred years. The young people find a book of Sarah’s stories and take it with them. Sarah, very unhappy about that, starts writing new stories written in blood about the teens. They took her book, and she makes them pay one by one with their lives.Read more
The veteran Reno indie-folkie has stayed true to his belief in humble, sincere, confessional songwriting throughout his 11-year career as a Reno-based troubadour and tunesmith. Putting a premium price on quality over quantity, he has taken his time releasing his second album since releasing his rookie output, On a String, in 2011. For fans, family and friends, the creative hiatus will officially end Sept. 14 at Wingfield Park Amphitheater, when he releases the new album at a concert under the last full moon of summer.Read more
That’s what the Restless Artists Theater is doing, and a tip of the hat to them for it. They have announced their 2019/20 season chock-full of new plays by young writers. These are fresh faces with fresh voices. They are the writers of our new century. When we look back at the 21st Century and ask who its great playwrights were, the names will be drawn from this group. Our playwright Josh Tobiessen could very well be one of them.Read more
As a young girl growing up in Japan, Rieko Shimbo saw taiko drum music being performed, and she fell in love with it. She began her career with Araumaza, a professional taiko company based in Tokyo that performs folk music and dance in Japan.Read more
Nigerian born director Julius Onah has given us the story of Luce, an overachieving Eritrean born adolescent who is livingRead more
Good Boys is very good fun. A coming of age film about 3 best friends, it is a delightful prepubescent portrait of 21st Century boys with 21st Century problems.Read more
Warning! Spoilers ahead! If you have seen the show, watch the talk-back video. But if you have not yet seenRead more
Fathom Events celebrates the illustrious half-century long career of beloved Maestro Plácido Domingo by bringing his operatic talents to movie theaters across the country on September 7 only. Domingo made his stage debut in Verona, Italy at the Arena di Verona in the city of Romeo and Juliette during the summer of 1969. He sang the role of Calaf in Puccini’s “Turandot” and the title role in Giuseppe Verdi’s “Don Carlo.” Fifty years later, he returns to the Arena di Verona for an operatic gala event, which will screen in two theaters in Reno and include three operas with grand baritone parts: Verdi’s Nabucco, Macbeth, and Simon Boccanegra.Read more
For 33 years people have been converging on the Black Rock Desert to celebrate the Burning Man festival. Part of that ritual for many of these Burners is picking up supplies for this week-long event at Walmart. Yesterday I went to a Walmart in Reno, as I have done for many years now. Thier I meet some of these diverse and vibrant people, who were on their way to join the tens of thousands of their fellow burners in the Black Rock Desert just a few hours from Reno, NV.
Here is a video of some of my encounters.