The Center for the Arts announced its inaugural 2019/2020 season lineup on Monday — the first time The Center announced a full season at once. Other shows could be added later, however.
Putting together an annual season of performance and visual arts can be likened to preparing a 10-course meal for royalty. Every detail must be carefully considered, every ingredient carefully selected, and every course and dish strategically placed on the menu. Each course, from appetizer to dessert, must be prepared using the finest ingredients and perfectly seasoned to create a heavenly blend of flavors that thrill the palate.
An adventurous local woman — 21-year-old Alexis Alford of Nevada City — this spring announced she had become the youngest person to travel to every sovereign nation.
“I traveled to all 196 countries by 21 years old. My ultimate goal is to show people that the world is not a scary place and every culture harbors kindness in spite of political instabilities,” Lexie (as she’s known to friends) wrote on her blog.
SALSA & TORTILLAS
Our region’s artisanal food businesses are booming, helping to grow local, sustainable economies. We discover new ones all the time, including ones that go…
LIKE MORE AND MORE LOCALS, we have enjoyed our dinners at Twelve 28 Kitchen in Penn Valley. Under Chef Zach Sterner, who has been cooking for 18 years as a private chef at small restaurants and at a Michelin-starred dining room, Twelve 28 Kitchen turns out imaginative and memorable meals.
Though a relative newcomer to the region’s dining scene, the restaurant is on a par with the region’s best fine dining restaurants, including Carpe Vino in Auburn, Restaurant Trokay in Truckee or New Moon in Nevada City. …
AUBURN HAS GONE FROM A quaint outpost for antiques to a vibrant city bubbling with young doers and creative outdoor types making Auburn happen,” according to ExploreAuburnCA.com, an economic development website dedicated to the foothills town.
Josephine is a shining example — a restaurant that Chefs Eric Alexander and Courtney McDonald plan to open in downtown Auburn.
The culinary duo, graduates of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, helped make Old Town Auburn’s Carpe Vino a fine-dining destination in the Sierra foothills before venturing out on their own.
Eric and Courtney also have been operating Four Tines Farm and Farm…
“Saga,” the 1930, 38-foot Chris Craft commuter featured on the cover of our summer 2019 issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine, won the People’s Choice award at the 47th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance this weekend.
Saga is owned by Ed and Deborah Scott. The Scotts named their classic wooden boat after the book “The Saga of Lake Tahoe,” written by Ed’s father, E.B. Scott, as our summer issue notes.
Our cover photograph is by photojournalist Steven Lapkin, known for his award-winning photographs of wooden boats and America’s Cup yachts.
Steven writes in our magazine: “Through 40-plus years of experience, I…
MARK ZUCKERBERG HELPED USHER in the era of social media when he co-founded Facebook in 2004 — and his success made him a multi-billionaire.
But when it comes to his own lifestyle, Zuck has embraced the theme of “what’s old is new again,” spending $59 million this spring to purchase two circa-1920s properties on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe.
The adjacent lakefront estates — christened Brushwood Estate and Carousel Estate — were purchased for $37 million and $22 million, respectively. …
Meet some of them: fathers, sons, mothers & daughters who are coming together to help our “food, wine, art economy” prosper:
The family owns the Golden Era Lounge in downtown Nevada City, arguably the most inviting cocktail lounge in the footills. Golden Era is located in the old Cirino’s building on Broad Street, built in 1867.
Steve and Cindy, who are longtime locals, have restored and refreshed the Gold Rush-era building, with help from their son Eric and daughter Jessica. Eric is a veteran bartender and owner of San Francisco-based Puro Burro, which offers tours to Oaxaca to…
“Partnering with local artists, farmers, and chefs is a big part of why we love this work. By focusing on local talent, we are able to offer unique products for our customers and support the thriving creative scene in Nevada County.” — Christina West, owner of the Olive Groove
The Olive Groove located in downtown Grass Valley specializes in extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegars, salts, spices, teas and more.
OLIVE GROOVE CONNECTIONS
Megan Hart Director
Polly’s Paladar Supper Club, Nevada City
Connecting as a collaborator and olive oil lover. …
“If we all stick together, we’ll get what we need.” — UTAH PHILLIPS
FOLK MUSIC LEGEND, PEACE activist and humanitarian Bruce “U. Utah” Phillips — a longtime resident of Nevada City — felt a lifelong calling to help those in need. The late musician’s motto: “Never put a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.”
This spirit defines our region. We are home to hundreds of nonprofits that help to unite small towns spread throughout the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra. “Giving back,” through volunteerism and donations, helps define our “sense of place.”
This past year our region again showed…
THORTON WILDER’S CLASSIC “OUR TOWN”chronicles life in a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. Like the fictional Grover’s Corners in Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, our region’s small towns — Loomis and Lincoln in the valley, Auburn, Grass Valley and Nevada City in the foothills, and Truckee in the High Sierra — all represent a slice of Americana.
Our towns are winning more widespread recognition too — in publications ranging from Architectural Digest to Sunset magazine. In addition, the California Arts Council named 14 districts that serve as California’s first state-designated Cultural Districts, and two of them…