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Jonathan Neal ends run at The Loft’s Magic Fusion

September 17, 2017 — Magic Fusion — The Loft’s daily performances that showcase talent of award-winning magicians from around the world — welcomed its next headlining act, Jonathan Neal, at the start of September, but his limited-engagement run comes to a close on Tuesday, Sept. 19. “Jonathan Neal is […]

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Five tips for navigating the 8th annual Sample the Sierra

September 14, 2017 — South Shore’s largest farm-to-fork festival returns to Bijou Community Park on Saturday, Sept. 16. From noon to 4 p.m., enjoy more than 15 food samples paired with a wine, beer or spirit — all of which are from the region. The event ends at 5 […]

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Indie / alt country duo Jamestown Revival rocks Crystal Bay Casino

September 14, 2017 — Jamestown Revival members Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance have been friends since the two were 15 years old. They went to the same college, launched the band, moved to Los Angeles and released their first album (“UTAH”) by 2014. Two years later Jamestown Revival debuted […]

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Tahoe’s Connection for Families will host their 7th annual Tahoe Fall Fest on Sept. 15

September 13, 2017 — The golden rule: "treat others as you would like to be treated" is a mantra people are taught to live by, but it certainly isn't a behavior that is adopted overnight. Tahoe's Connection for Families believes in helping local families take the guesswork out of […]

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The last event of its kind, the Reno National Championship Air Races, returns with more jaw-dropping races on Sept. 13-17

September 10, 2017 — Airplane racing is the world's fastest motor sport and it gets even more exciting when viewed in person as planes dart across the sky above the crowd. People from across the country will gather to experience the heart-pounding action firsthand in September from Reno, Nev. […]

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Miles for Mentoring bike ride supports Big Brothers Big Sisters program, changing lives for adults and kids in North Lake Tahoe

September 8, 2017 — The most impactful thing a person can give someone is their time and energy. Nothing of monetary value compares to guiding youth and contributing to who they become as adults. "It is so important to raise awareness about mentoring in our community. It is our […]

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32 years of culinary excellence in Tahoe

September 6, 2017 — Each year top culinary artists from around North Lake Tahoe convene during one of the most highly anticipated foodie experiences to be found at the lake. The Autumn Food & Wine Festival hits the village and the mountain at Northstar California Resort from Friday, Sept. […]

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Fresh Bakin’s The Great Depressurization heads to Tahoe MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

September 5, 2017 — Fresh Bakin’s 9th annual Great Depressurization is headed to MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa from Monday, Sept. 4, through Thursday Sept. 7. So, what is it? “Four days and three nights of main stage music, pool-side DJs and late-night parties after Burning Man at various […]

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Heroes of the environment surface at Creating Equilibrium in Squaw Valley

September 1, 2017 — Squaw Valley played host to a first-of-its-kind event, which drew leaders from across the globe to attempt to save the environment, during Creating Equilibrium, a vision conference and art festival from Aug. 25-27. The idea behind Creating Equilibrium is to take environmental innovation out of […]

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Local band The Wrinkle headlines Music on the Beach

August 31, 2017 — The 2017 Music on the Beach series held at Kings Beach comes to a close this weekend with a performance from local band The Wrinkle. The award-winning group, which calls Kings Beach home, brings bluegrass to the North Shore on Friday, Sept. 1, at 6 […]

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Burning Man boosts business in Western Nevada

August 30, 2017 — As tens of thousands of people have passed through Western Nevada heading for Burning Man organizers estimated they will leave $45 million in their wake. Douglas County department stores have displays aimed at Burners. At the Jacks Valley Target, a variety of displays near the […]

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Good times roll at 28th annual Sierra BrewFest in Nevada County

August 29, 2017 — The libations flowed and the good times rolled Saturday afternoon, Aug. 26, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds during the 28th Annual Sierra BrewFest benefiting Music in the Mountains. Attendees mingled with friends while tasting more than 50 handcrafted beers from over 20 different brewers from […]

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A century in the sky: 99th Reconnaissance Squadron celebrates 100th anniversary at Nevada County Airport

August 29, 2017 — The aerial show that might have taken western Nevada County by surprise last weekend — with sightings of several different aircraft, including a U-2 flight — was not part of a training mission of any sort, but rather a celebration of a key component of […]

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Economic impact of Burning Man on Gerlach is a question mark

August 28, 2017 — The annual migration of “Burners” traveling Highway 447 through the tiny town of Gerlach on their way to the Burning Man festival has begun. There is no doubt Gerlach sees its fair share of travelers in on their way to the festival. But the economic […]

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Photos: 2017 Tahoe Mountain Bike and Brew Festival

August 28, 2017 — Last weekend marked the fifth annual Tahoe Mountain Bike and Brew Festival in Meyers. The event raised money for Lake Tahoe trail building and maintenance projects through nonprofit Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) and the U.S. Forest Service.

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Good times roll at 28th annual Sierra BrewFest

August 27, 2017 — The libations flowed and the good times rolled Saturday afternoon at the Nevada County Fairgrounds during the 28th annual Sierra BrewFest benefiting Music in the Mountains. Attendees mingled with friends while tasting more than 50 handcrafted beers from over 20 different brewers from up and […]

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Balls in the Ruff Golf Tournament at Tahoe Donner Golf Course on Sept. 8

August 27, 2017 — The Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe will host the second annual Balls in the Ruff Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 8, at Tahoe Donner Golf Course. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit homeless pets in and around the area. The 18-hole round of golf will […]

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Nevada County Concert Band set for big hair event on Aug. 27

August 27, 2017 — Fashions fade, but style is forever. The Nevada County Concert Band has combed its library to bring everyone the brightest of highlights on Sunday, Aug. 27. The band once again opens shop at Pioneer Park in Nevada City to provide a free musical makeover with […]

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Ozomatli to headline Foam Fest at Squaw Valley

August 27, 2017 — Celebrating its 28th year, Achieve Tahoe's signature craft beer blowout event, Foam Fest, is bigger and better than ever before. On Saturday, Sept. 2, legendary band Ozomatli will headline the event at Squaw Valley, setting the stage for one of their signature, lively dance parties. […]

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Bay Area band New Monsoon to rock Crystal Bay Casino on Aug. 26

August 26, 2017 — San Francisco rock group New Monsoon storms into North Shore’s Crystal Bay Casino this weekend with their one-of-a-kind sound. “New Monsoon’s exhilarating blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation shines in an irresistible blend of sophisticated song craft, inventive musical exploration and down home rock ‘n’ […]

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