Arts & Culture

Where we put it all on display, from music and the arts to literature and humanities.

Starbucks

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Big bad wolf or philanthropic barista?

Living Local History on Stage!

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Come see a top-notch Chautauqua performance at the first annual Emigrant Experience

A Rich Compost of Experience and Words

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Squaw Valley Community of Writers Instructor John Daniel

A Summer Solstice Celebration in a Global Village

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If you love great roots reggae there is only one place to be this summer. This year the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (SNWMF) celebrates its 14th year with one of its best line-ups ever.

His Name is Pato Banton

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On July 26 Pato Banton and The Mystic Roots Band appeared at the Truckee River Regional Park Amphitheater as part of the Truckee Reggae Festival.

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

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Roots Music at its Finest

The Best Movies of the Decade

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Okay, so we cheated. We were given the assignment to come up with our Top 10 of the decade, but how do you compare 'The Hangover' to 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'? It’s unthinkable. Thus...

Open your mind with Lavendar Roses

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Twelve years ago, a group of seven lesbian women in Santa Rosa, Calif., wrote a play entitled Lavender Roses. The play, incorporating music and humor, was a way to share their life experiences, with a special focus on their spiritual journeys. To this day the play continues to be invited into communities all over Northern California. And now, on Nov. 17, Lavender Roses comes to the Elks Lodge in Grass Valley.

Staff Picks for reading in the new year

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What books were read by Moonshine staffers last year? Sara and Mayumi talk about their most memorable.

‘I just want to say’

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Two summers ago, I went to Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day in Meeks Bay. As I approached the event grounds, a voice stopped me in my tracks. It was enveloping and soothing, carried on crystalline sound that emanated from a makeshift stage next to Lake Tahoe’s shore. I stood, transfixed, as the small woman with dreads finished her set.