Arts & Entertainment
Local artist invites viewers to reach into her art
One wall of a home in Carson Valley is the canvas for a mural entitled “Vigna della Toscana.” A vineyard covers the piece, which depicts a bottle of wine and two half-full wine glasses that are so realistic that unsuspecting guests must reach for them constantly. “Vigna della Toscana” is the work of local artist Dianne Aguirre, who has been painting for as long as she can remember. Her parents had her try an assortment of activities, such as p...
Saves the Day saves the show
With one no-show and two disappointing performances, the Bamboozle Roadshow’s stop in Sparks provided a bumpy ride with ups and downs but ultimately left fans feeling content.
Music to celebrate a sticky career
Nestled in a small office suite in the ominous playground of mechanic and auto body shops of the Sparks industrial area is the tinted door adorned with a street-art Obey sticker, differentiating Sticker Guy! from the surrounding business doors.
The Dice Man groweth up
Those of us who were in our teens in the late 1980s and early 1990s remember comedian Andrew “Dice” Clay as the guy who used lots of bad words and made dirty jokes and who was banned for life from MTV, which was OK since parents didn’t want us watching that channel anyway.
Two funny girls make for one great night
When the lights in the Grand Theatre dimmed shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday, the crowd cheered as the announcer welcomed to the stage Heather MacDonald. “Who?” the some audience members whispered to one another, but the people who watch “Chelsea Lately,” the late-night TV show hosted by Saturday's main act Chelsea Handler, knew exactly who MacDonald was and cheered a little louder to compensate. MacDonald, a frequent round table guest on Handler...
You may have escaped the ’70s, but no one escapes ABBA
Well-rounded music man Gary Raffanelli isn’t ready to let the catchy tunes and skin-tight polyester suits of the 1970s Swedish pop group ABBA go out of style. Stumbling into the hit tribute band Abbacadabra was purely serendipitous. In 2002, Raffanelli was pitching entertainment ideas to a casino when he was asked the dreaded question if that was all the ideas he had. A quick-thinking Raffanelli responded the best way he knew how: by rememberi...