Category: Arts & Culture

Heavy Metals

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Calpine-based welder uses railroad spikes and other “junk” in his singular creations Written by Alison Bender Sculptor Pat Blide credits his mother, who single-handedly raised four boys and a girl, for much of his current success. “My mom was really influential in getting us all to do art,” he says. “We used to make […]

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Weekend Outlook: Nov. 14-17

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

While we’ve been enjoying the gorgeous, surprisingly warm and sunny weather we’ve been having here lately, a predicted visit from old man winter this weekend won’t be unwelcome. So get the layers out and enjoy a fantastic weekend here in Tahoe, here’s what’s on tap: Thursday: Dave Nettle showcases his documentary on climbing Canada’s Baffin […]

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Captured by Color

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

An engineer turns artist after a “brushstroke” with mortality Written by Alison Bender Broad strokes of bright blues that define lake and sky, swaths of emerald green pine trees, purple-tinged boulders—these vivid and confident interplays of color define the works of impressionist painter Nick “Sninkelletti” Hinkell. Sninkelletti, a resident of Minden, Nevada, grew up in […]

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Weekend Outlook: October 7-10

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The temperatures are brisk but the Lake is as beautiful as ever. Grab your family and enjoy the fall events. Start stocking up on your snow gear. Longer range forecasting systems are showing more active patterns around Mid-Month, according to Scott McGuire at the National Weather Service office in Reno. That means snows for the […]

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Weekend Outlook: October 31 – November 2

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Grab your winter coat, temperatures are expected to be low this weekend. There are plenty of activities to celebrates the holidays around the Lake.   Thursday Take the family to Tahoe City Trick or Treat. Head to Heritage Plaza and the Recreation Center for special treats. Event details are here. Call the babysitter and head […]

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Weekend Outlook: October 25-27

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Enjoy the brisk fall temperatures and celebrate the season all around the Lake. There are many activities for the family or date night. Friday Don’t miss the Annual Downtown Trick or Treat Halloween Parade in Downtown Truckee. Trick or treating begins at 4:30 p.m. The parade begins at 6 p.m. Event details are here. Looking […]

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Weekend Outlook: October 17-20

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Expect a beautiful weekend with a shining sun. Enjoy all the fall events around The Lake. Thursday Don’t miss the world premiere of B.A.S.I.C.S. program service documentary #HelmetsAreCool. The movie is the third installation of The High Five Foundation’s series of documentaries. “It will inspire people to constantly wear a helmet,” says Adam Baillargeon, director […]

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Thousands turn out at Squaw Valley for “McConkey” premier

| October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Laney Olson The words, “Thank you Shane” lit the sky above Squaw Valley on Saturday evening as more than 4,000 gathered in the Village at Squaw to celebrate the life of extreme skier and BASE  jumper, Shane McConkey. This marked the start of Matchstick Productions’ “McConkey” North American Tour. The documentary follows the […]

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Film to Examine McConkey’s Feats, Spirit

| October 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

Written by Becky Regan Making a movie about Shane McConkey was a no-brainer. His story needed to be told, and who better to tell it than McConkey himself? When Matchstick Productions and Red Bull Media House decided to make the McConkey movie,  which releases this fall, they didn’t want to force the direction. They knew […]

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Nevadans Get an Up-Close Look at Andy Warhol

| September 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Laney Olson Andy Warhol famously said, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” The late American artist’s words are exemplified in Andy Warhol: Athletes, a portrait collection currently showing at the Nevada Museum of Art. “[The collection] happened at time when athletes were becoming celebrities,” says JoAnne Northrup, director of […]

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