Artown

5 Things You Need to Know About Artown

By Jennifer Burton

First of all, Artown rocks!  It's 31 (sometimes 32) days of dance, music, art and culture you can't find anywhere else– at least all in one place.  I've served on the board of Artown for about two years now and it's a well-thought-out, well-planned festival, and you're invited.  So here's what you need to know:
1. [...]

Soweto Gospel Choir Brings African Spirit to Reno

By Jennifer Burton

Any choir that has a million and a half views on YouTube must be something special.  The Soweto Gospel Choir has that and more, and they're performing in Reno this Friday.  I decided to check them out online before seeing them in person, and they exude some pretty exciting energy.
The group's repertoire ranges from traditional [...]

Algerian Students Make Lifelong Friends in Reno

By Jennifer Burton

Their first taste of America was Reno, Nevada.  Twenty five Algerian teenagers traveled half way around the world, to participate in a youth leadership program, and stay in the homes of families in Northern Nevada. They shopped in our stores, bonded with our kids, went to Lake Tahoe and attended classes at The University of [...]

Reno Mayor Opens Artown Despite Raccoon Bite

By Jennifer Burton

 
Reno Mayor Bob Cashell was sporting a rather large bandage on his hand as he officially opened the 2009 Artown season at Wingfield Park Wednesday.   When asked, Cahshell said he had been bitten by a raccoon.  Apparently he was trying to protect his granddaughter's dog from the masked mammal.
The Mayor said he also got [...]