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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Cash Only Band

Founded by front man guitarist Davin Kangas in 2002, the Cash Only Band from South Lake Tahoe started out as a Johnny Cash Tribute band with one distinction.

It’s a musical interpretation, not an impersonation.

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Olympian Shannon Bahrke kicks off 6th Annual Magical Memories Nov 24-Jan 2

Two-time Olympic medalist Shannon Bahrke, who was raised in Tahoe City and mastered moguls in her years on the Squaw Valley Freestyle Team, will be joining Santa and Mrs. Claus to launch the “Magical Memories” annual holiday celebration on Friday, November 26 from 5:00 PM to 8:00pm.

Every year, the free North Lake Tahoe event draws hundreds upon hundreds of people. The Gingerbread Village Unveiling and Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony signals the official commencement of the holiday program that spans from November 24 through January 2.

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Slow Rollers Benefit for Darren Johnson Jan 6

Friends of Darren Johnson are holding a benefit for DJ on January 6, 2011 at Mo’s Place in South Lake Tahoe from 6pm-9pm.

Show your support by celebrating Darren’s recovery with the Slow Rollers, South Lake Tahoe’s original beach cruiser bike club.

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Sierra Nevada College’s Visiting Artist Winter Workshops January 3-7

The 2nd Annual Visiting Artist Winter Workshops at Sierra Nevada College will take place January 3-7, 2011 featuring Josh DeWeese’s “Pots as Expression” and Emily Silver’s “Paper for Light: Focus on the Whites in Watercolor.”

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$30 Ski Day at Sugarbowl for Tahoe Women’s Services Jan 9

Tahoe Womens Services ski dayTahoe Women’s Services invites all skiers and snowboarders to ski Sugarbowl for just $30 on Sunday, January 9th, to raise money local women services.

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A Global Snapshot of Education Jan 13

The second presentation in the ‘Discussions on Education’ series, a collaboration between Sierra Nevada College and Lake Tahoe School Parents Association, will be held January 13 at 6:30pm in rooms 139/141 of the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences on the SNC campus.

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Intro to Biathlon Clinic for Women Only Jan 14 at Northstar

Far West Nordic BiathlonNorthstar-at-Tahoe has opened the only permanent biathlon range on the West Coast.

Northstar will host a beginner, Intro to Biathlon Clinic for Women Only, on January 14, 2011.

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Race to Nowhere at Lake Tahoe Community College Jan 8

Race to Nowhere is a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.

This South Lake Tahoe will air at the lake Tahoe Community College Duke Theatre on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 6:30pm and is sponsored by the Parent Associations and Booster Clubs of Bijou, Tahoe Valley, Science Magnet, STMS, Whittell, and Zephyr Cove.

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The Seasons by Eve Werner on Display in Chico through January 15

Truckee artist Eve Werner is showing three paintings including Canyon Layers shown here at Chico Icons’ annual exhibit showcasing art that celebrates different aspects of Chico, California.

The theme this year is The Seasons.  Werner’s paintings were  painted on location at various sites near Chico. The exhibit will run through January 15, 2011. read more →

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Look at Me by Reds Regan

We all know someone like this.

Or, perhaps,  it’s one of your favorite sayings when that overwhelming, uncontrollable feeling of pure ecstasy erupts from your soul.

Our favorite local Irish fine artist, Reds Regan, painted Look at Me and Snowboarder Rippin’ to capture the pure joy of winter and that contagious feeling of exhilaration we all experience flying down the mountain.

Did you see me?

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Snowshoe Social and Running Races at Northstar Jan 23

atlassnowshoes.JPGOn your mark. Get set.  Go snowshoe running. What?

It’s OK to walk with them too at the Northstar Snowshoe Social and Running Race Series being held January 23 and February 12, 2011.

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Adrian Ballinger at Sawtooth Ridge Jan 27

Marmot athlete Adrian Ballinger will present his fascinating story of Ama Dablam on January 27, 2011 at the Sawtooth Ridge Cafe at 7pm as part of the Alpenglow Sports Winter Speaker Series.

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Digital Art by Jen Vaughn at Lake Tahoe Community College Jan 13

Jen Vaughn, Digital Art instructor at the Lake Tahoe Community College, will be the featured artist in the Foyer Gallery January 13-March 19, 2011.

Meet Jen and the LTCC Art Department Faculty and Staff at the Opening Reception on January 13th at 6pm at the college in South Lake Tahoe and see how they are helping to define the South Tahoe art scene. It’s free and everyone is invited.

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FiftyFifty New Years Bash Features Two Local Rockin’ Bands

The bands STC and Drop Theory are returning for the fourth annual New Year’s Eve bash at FiftyFifty Brewing Company in Truckee on Dec. 31, 2010.

This years’ party theme is “The White Room” so you guessed it – wear white!

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Expressive Luminescence: Watercolors by Timothy J. Clark at NMOA

Rooted in the watercolor tradition of European and American art, Timothy J. Clark’s paintings of quiet outdoor landscapes and indoor spaces capture light’s journey as it flows between inside and outside spaces, and between cause and effect.

Expressive Luminescence: Watercolors by Timothy J. Clark, guest curated by art historian and professor Gene Cooper, surveys approximately 20 of Clark’s works at the Nevada Museum of Art December 18, 2010 to April 24, 2011. read more →

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SoulCycler Chronicles: From out of the dust in India by Rick Gunn

He’s out there again.

Opening our hearts to the world, redefining our place in humanity through his lens and stories. Our tireless, poetic searcher finding a new rhythm to his life, taking us along for the ride.

The SoulCycler, aka Rick Gunn, adventure photojournalist from South Lake Tahoe recently began another meaningful journey in India.

But, this time he’s not alone…

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Support Sierra Avalanche Center Dec 10 and Learn Beacon Skills

A benefit for Sierra Avalanche Center at The Divided Sky in Meyers will take place Friday, December 10th starting at 6pm.

The $10 cover charge for this South Lake Tahoe event will all go to SAC, the organization that educates backcountry riders in the Tahoe and Truckee area about snow conditions.

Learn how to use your beacon, watch old school skiing/riding movies probably with some old school locals featured, and win prizes. read more →

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TTCF Awards $43,500 to Local Nonprofit Organizations

Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation’s board of directors announced grants totaling $43,500 to nine organizations in the Lake Tahoe community including arts and culture, through the fall 2010 granting cycle.

Other TTCF grants programs include one specific to basic safety net services, one dedicated to environmental projects, and a spring general granting program.

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We live in a special place. A place so beautiful it nurtures the soul and creative spirit. A place so breathtaking it inspires conservation. A mountain culture that masters the fine art of living. Welcome to this place we call home. Welcome to Lake Tahoe. Meet the local artists, individuals, businesses and events that define our unique mountain culture and embody Tahoe's creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
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