Four genres of music to be represented at Dangberg’s Musical Jamboree |

Four genres of music to be represented at Dangberg’s Musical Jamboree

Music, artisans and food come together at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on July 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. in a "Musical Jamboree."

One definition of a jamboree is a "large celebration or party." The Musical Jamboree at the Dangberg Home Ranch is designed to be just that. The musical talent of the day comes from four different genres.

Blue Shoes Ukulele Orchestra of Columbia is led by Peg Reza who also teaches ukulele lessons in the Sierra Foothills. The 10-piece orchestra will play favorites from 1956-1964 including music from the Shirelles, Betty Everett and Sam Cook.

CW Bayer is an author, historian, musician and storyteller with a deep love of the history of Carson Valley and Carson City, as well as Northern Nevada and California. He has a passion and talent for bringing history to life while sharing well-known and little-known facts that leave his audiences with a clearer picture of the entire story. Bayer will perform on his banjo and other instruments, "swingy, western, twangy" fun music including honky tonk and gold rush songs.

Singer-songwriter Richard Blair has been a Truckee resident for 30 years and has written and recorded songs about the surrounding Sierras' history in the late 1800s. Blair's songs are old stories put to modern folk-roots and Americana melodies.

The award winning Batamba Collective's band members Brandon Dodge, Ryan Burt, Chance Utter, Anthony Landers and Adrian Rodriguez are dedicated to the mixing and honoring of cultures from India to Cuba and from Brazil to Africa. They feature Indian classical music (Hindustani or Carnatic), Samba music from Brazil, Ewe music from Ghana, Shona music from Zimbabwe, and Rumba and Bata from Cuba, as well as bringing in their own influences of orchestral music and jazz.

Barbecue sandwiches will be available from Western Way BBQ. The nonprofit Friends of Dangberg Ranch will have beverages for sale, including beer and wine.

Vendors of the day include, but are not limited to Brittany Ana Creations featuring her jewelry, Troy Wright Photography, Chrochet Whimsy, as well as the musical talent. There will also be several non-profit information booths on site including that of The Nevada State Museum.

"We want our guests to come, stay, play and relax. We have a beautiful view and a variety of things to do. The talent is incredible and so is the food," said the park's events manager, Kim Harris.

This event is part of the park's Dangberg Summer Festival and is sponsored by Douglas County, Carson Valley Accounting, Full Circle Soils and Compost, Horse Tales Publications, Allied Sanitation Services, Minden Fortnightly Club, A.B.E. Printing and Copy Center, Carson Valley Inn, Carson Valley Sertoma, Jacobs Berry Farm, Cowboy's Café, Personal Pedigree Genealogy and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation. This event is also funded in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The cost for the event is $10 for adults, $5 for members and free for 16 years and younger.

The full Dangberg Summer Festival event schedule is available at

This is an outdoor event, and visitors are asked to bring their own seating. Dogs aren't permitted unless they're legitimate service animals. The park is at 1450 Highway 88, 1/4 mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital.

Upcoming events for this season include "Whose History Is It Anyway?" Improv Evening on Aug. 2; and Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Midway Plaisance on Aug. 25.

SambaDá to bring Brazilian culture to Carson City concert

SambaDá played at the first Brewery Arts Center Levitt AMP Concert Series two years ago. Carson City loved them so much, the band was invited back this year. The diverse group brings their rich Brazilian music to the Minnesota Street Stage on Saturday.

Founding band member Papiba Godhino has a fond memory of the last time his band played in Carson City.

"The audience was so receptive and there was a group of Brazilians there," he said. "It was a very exciting show. There was a good turnout and we are really excited to play again for you guys."

The diverse group of musicians is based on Brazilian sound, mixed in with some funk and reggae and rock. Promoters, journalists and fans have dubbed them as the hottest Brazilian band on the West Coast.

Godhino recently came back from a short trip to Brazil where he visited family and played music with friends. He said the only difference in playing between the two countries, is he plays more traditional music in Brazil, while in America he infuses different genres.

"I played straight Brazilian samba there," he said. "In America, we mix things up. We funk things up a bit and add more reggae."

Dancing also becomes a large part of the music as everyone on stage shows off their moves. Godhino says the music is contagious and it will get everyone on their feet.

"It's very inclusive — being together moving and having a good time," he said. "It's a fun way to celebrate life and to enjoy."

The mixture of music also shows through the diversity of talent within SambaDá. The members hail from places all over the globe: Brazil, Senegal, California, New York and Australia. The culture each member brings adds to the experience.

"We have such a beautiful mix," he said. "We are all grateful to be able to share this with ourselves and our audience."

2018 marks SambaDá's 20th anniversary. As Godhino reflects on that milestone, he says the band is in great shape and wants to keep sharing Brazilian culture in America.

"The band is very mature, but we feel like it's very fresh," he said. "It's really good."

He said they have some new material in the works and they're planning to record new songs by the end of this year.

SambaDá will spend some time in the area as they have shows booked in three towns. The band plays at Valhalla in South Lake Tahoe on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Carson City show is Saturday, and the band finishes the week Sunday at Commons Beach in Tahoe City.

"We really like to be in the area," Godhino said. "It has a really cool feel and the landscape is beautiful. We are ready for this little tour up there."

Carson City live entertainment for July 18-24

CW and Dr. Spitmore from noon to 2 p.m. today at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

Jamie Rollins at 6 p.m. today at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Just Us at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

An open mic night at 7 p.m. Friday at A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St.

Just for Fun from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday in McFadden Plaza.

Jakota Wass from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Bella Vita Bistro and Catering, 1304 S. Stewart St.

Joey Carmon from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday at the Casino Fandango, 3800 S. Carson St.

Gregory Rawlins at 1 p.m. Friday at the Canvas Cafe, 110 N. C St. in Virginia City.

The Greg Austin Band-Southern Justice from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday Max Casino, 900 S. Carson St.

Terri Campillo and Craig Fletcher from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. through Saturday at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Campillo and Fletcher are joined by Mick Valentino on Thursday and Rocky Tatterelli on Friday and Saturday.

Soul Persuaders from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday at The Loft inside the Nugget, 507 N. Carson St.

Randy Ide from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the 3rd & Curry St. Farmers Market.

One Way Street at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Ponderosa Saloon, 106 S. C St. in Virginia City.

Live music at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Taste of Downtown, the annual fundraiser for Advocates to End Domestic Violence.

SambaDá at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Minnesota Street stage, 511 W. King St., as part of the free Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series.

Kristen Hoffman from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St.

Noon music at A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St., on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Local musicians — Dave Leather on Friday, CW Bayer on Saturday, and The Hoboes on Monday — will play until 2 p.m.

Stand-up comedy by Anderi Bailey at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets for $15 are at or the casino's guest service center.

Steve Lord at 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Chris Twomey at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

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Music, memories and more at High Sierra Music Festival

Tucked away in the beautiful scenery of the Sierra Nevada is a magical place many look forward to every year. It's the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, Calif.

The festival is based around music and brings in performers large and small across a spectrum of genres. While you might come for one of your favorite bands, you'll want to stay for the awesomeness that surrounds this event.

2018 marked my third voyage to Quincy for the 28th annual festival. With a couple of years under my belt, it was easy to prepare and take in as much as possible in four short days. There was no disappointment.

Once things are set in motion, they don't slow down. Across three large stages, more than 50 bands perform. Good luck seeing them all. Many shows overlap and you either have to pick your favorite and watch them or watch what you can and move to another area as fast as you can. Cloning yourself isn't an option yet.

Besides the main attraction of headliners and having all sorts of bands, there are music playshops, where musicians collaborate to put on something unique. Some of the titles on these performances included: Guilty Pleasures: Songs You Hate to Love; Lebo's High Sierra Ramble: 50 in the Rearview — Songs from 1968; Classic Album Hour: Little Feat's "Waiting for Columbus;" and Guitarmageddon Honors Tom Petty. Festival-goers appreciate these sets because you can't find shows like these anywhere else.

To fuel the dancing, there's some fantastic cuisine to taste. It's definitely worth splurging on a few meals, and just like the music, there's a large variety to choose from and probably too much to taste in 96 hours. A classic favorite is the grilled cheese food truck.

The best part of High Sierra is the people. The environment is welcoming. There's always a ton of new acquaintances to make. People are kind, responsible and clean up after themselves and look out for one another. The staff is all smiles and always a pleasure to deal with. It truly is a wonderful atmosphere. Everyone goes home with new friends.

There are always children of any age dancing, running and crawling around High Sierra. The event is family friendly. Parents often say they have a blast bringing their children. There's also the Family Village — a place where children engage in arts and crafts and other fun activities. The kids get their own stage for puppet shows, magicians and some of the big stars venture in to play some tunes.

While walking from one stage to another during the day, you might hear some loud drumming and percussion going on in the streets. It's time for the parade. Get closer and people are dressed in colorful costumes, dancing on stilts and carrying giant puppets. It's another lively addition to the festival that's a joy for everyone to participate in daily.

Another show that blew me away was the fire performance. A show with flames is always extraordinary to watch. It just goes to show this place is more than music.

One thing not to miss are the late-night shows. While the headliners finish their sets before midnight, there are a few bands that play until 4 a.m. These bands always bring tons of energy and put on stellar performances as the party goes on to the wee hours of the morning.

Although the music kept me up late, there wasn't enough energy to stay up for sunrise kickball each day. Those who stay awake for the sun to come up enjoy a wild game of kickball. Some say this is their favorite thing that happens at High Sierra. Now it becomes a goal for next year.

There's so much still to experience at High Sierra. Three years isn't enough to take in everything. There's always something to discover and new friends to meet.

There are many people to thank who make this event possible, but Clean Vibes deserves recognition. The staff works hard for this festival. I've volunteered with Clean Vibes each year and have to say what they do is tremendous, and it's always a pleasure working with them.

If there's one tradition to keep for life, it's to spend every Fourth of July weekend with the beautiful people of High Sierra.

Kyler Klix is a designer and contributor at the Nevada Appeal. If you'd like to talk about nature or upcoming concerts, email him at

Nevada Artists Association sets photography show

The Nevada Artists Association is inviting shutter bugs to enter its upcoming "Photography Show."

Membership in the NAA isn't required. The show is open to all Northern Nevada and California photographers. Entries are limited to two photos with a maximum size of 16 square feet in any configuration. Art must be in good taste and suitable for viewing by children. The show committee has final say and may deny entry of inappropriate photos.

This is a judged event with awards for first, second, third places and honorable mentions. Entry day will be July 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., no exceptions. Entrants must agree to exhibit for the full run of the show, which ends Sept. 7. Submitted photos must be tastefully displayed. Frames and matting in good condition. Whether presented in a frame or on metal or plastic panels all photos must be wired for hanging, no sawtooth or ring hangers.

All photos must be for sale and be the work of the photographer. There are entry fees, non-members $20 for first photo and $10 for second. NAA members $10/5. NAA members are reminded the regular Summer Show is also on for this six week period.

For more information, entry forms and regulations go to Nevada The NAA Gallery is located at 449 W. King Street at Carson City's Brewery Arts Center.

Jefferson Starship flies at Concert Under the Stars

Mary Sanada went to her first Jefferson Airplane concert in 1966 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

More than 50 years later she was sitting near the front of the stage before 6 p.m. Like many other fans she braved the 95-degree heat as she arrived early for the current version of Jefferson Starship at the Brewery Arts Center's Minnesota Street Stage.

Sanada was typical of the fans who attended Wednesday night's 10th annual Concert Under the Stars to benefit the Greenhouse Project. The group's fans have enjoyed their music as Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship has evolved over the years.

As Jon Ford and Vikki Ann Ford described it, they were more from the 1950s and 1960s, just before Jefferson Airplane's time. But Ford said he heard Jefferson Airplane's music and liked it.

Yes, Jefferson Starship has evolved since then, "but we don't care," Ford said.

And Sanada has remained a fan all these years, saying her favorite Jefferson Starship song is the '80s iconic hit, "We Built This City." When Sanada attended that concert in 1966, Jefferson Airplane was still an up and coming band as was The Doors, which also performed at that concert.

That concert happened before Jefferson Airplane's breakout hit, "Somebody to Love" in 1967.

For Michael Greedy, Sanada's friend, the concert was a chance to please Sanada.

"She saw the poster and I wanted to impress her," Greedy said.

They were eating at Adele's when Sanada said, "'I really like Jefferson Starship.' The next thing I knew we had tickets."

While Sanada has been to many concerts, she said it was her first one in about 20 years. It was just Greedy's third concert. He has seen ZZ Top in Las Vegas and Peter, Paul and Mary at the Hollywood Bowl.

For Randy and Vivian Spiker it was a chance to celebrate their 14th anniversary which fell on Wednesday. "You've got to go when it's on your anniversary," Randy said.

While Vivian said she also liked "We Built This City," she said her favorite Jefferson Starship song was the '70s classic, "Miracles."

For Brian and Julie Hanby, it was a chance to check off an item from their bucket list. They were attending three concerts in three states.

After this concert, they would be on their way to see Peter Cetera in Sacramento and then onto Medford, Oregon, to see The Turtles Happy Together concert featuring six bands.

It was their first trip to Carson City. "We love it," Julie said. "It's gorgeous here," Brian added.

Midnight North from the Bay Area, with its own brand of rock and American music, opened for Jefferson Starship.

And of course the fans were out to support The Greenhouse Project, which established a community-based greenhouse in Carson City. The Greenhouse Project provides an educational base for students of all ages, while also providing fresh vegetables to the underserved in the community.

Karen Abowd, founder and president of the Greenhouse Project, said the goal was for the Concert Under the Stars, which also included a live auction, to raise $40,000. "I'd like to exceed my expectations," Abowd said.

The event has grown from six sponsors to 14 sponsors, including significant sponsor NVEnergy, which received special recognition on Wednesday night.

The event outgrew the Adele's venue and is now being held at the BAC. So what happens if it outgrows the BAC?

"I don't know," Abowd said. "We'll see. We shall see."

Recipe: Roasted beet tartare by Tina Galhaut

Beets are full of valuable nutrients, they're easy to cook and versatile as well as colorful. With the heat of summer in full swing, it's best to roast the beets early in the morning or late in the evening. Letting them sit in their own juices is perfectly fine and leads to a complementary "dressing" base for salads. Once you roast a batch you can keep them in the fridge for a few days before you make the tartare for your luncheon or dinner party.

Beet tartare is a wonderful starter course or a unique addition to your next potluck.

As always, get creative and have fun!

Roasted Beet Tartare


10-12 beets (when possible get the organic, non-GMO beets) of any color, or a variety*

Sea salt (optional)

Fresh ground pepper (optional)

Extra virgin olive oil

Vinegar (your favorite for salad dressings)

Cornichons (or small sour pickles)


Shallots (or scallions)

3 hard-boiled eggs

Parsley, tarragon, dill or radish sprouts

Romaine or butter lettuce, washed and lettuce "cups" or spears separated (you want the small cups to hold the beet tartare)

Directions for roasting the beets:

Wash the beets, remove the greens if they're attached, but don't skin them.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Pat the beets dry and place them in a large section of tinfoil

Sprinkle them with about one teaspoon of sea salt and one tablespoon of olive oil.

Seal and fold the tinfoil into a pouch and place on a baking sheet and roast until tender (about one hour).

*If you are roasting a variety of colorful beets and you want them to retain their color, then roast separately.

Test to be sure the beets are soft to the touch, not too hard and not too soft, just tender.

Allow the beets to cool, then slip their skins off with a paring knife or your fingers.

Set aside while you get the lettuce cups and gribiche dressing ready.

Directions for gribiche sauce:

Finely chop two tablespoons of shallots, add 1/3 cup of vinegar and allow to sit about 5-10 minutes, then incorporate 2/3 cup olive oil.

Add two tablespoons each of drained, finely chopped capers, cornichons, finely chopped parsley, and tarragon.

Mix together then add the three finely chopped hard-boiled eggs.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

This sauce will hold for a few days in the fridge.

Bring it together:

Finely dice half of the beets (5-6), add a tablespoon of gribiche sauce at a time until well coated but not runny.

Spoon the beet "tartare" mixture into the lettuce cups, garnish with chopped dill or radish sprouts, chill until ready to serve.

Alternately, you can serve the tartare in a small bowl with lettuce spears (or crackers).

Note: You can make the whole batch of beets at once and store in the refrigerator for a couple of days or make half as I suggest. The beets will last longer once roasted if they're not tossed with the gribiche sauce.

Tina Galhaut has been cooking, baking and living gluten-free these past four years, testing many recipes on her teenage son, Logan, until they are as good or better than the original. As wife, mother and co-owner of Z Bistro in North Carson, Tina and her chef husband Gilles offer many gluten-free selections on their menu. Contact Tina by email at

Carson City’s own Golden Girls head an all-star Follies review

Anyone who was around in the late 1980s and early 1990s (or who watches the nostalgia channels on cable) remembers the Golden Girls — Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia. Well, Carson City has its own Golden Girls, and they're named Barbara, Alyce, and Pat. Two of the three will be appearing in the 21st annual Senior Follies in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center, 850 E. William Street, on Friday through Sunday.

Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. for matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday. This year's show is titled "Follies Favorites – A Sentimental Journey" and features beloved acts from years past.

The Golden Girls have been a feature of the Follies as well as making numerous appearances around Northern Nevada for many years. Originally founded by Jean Gravenhorst and June McIntyre, the group grew to eight members. Sadly, neither of the founders are with us now, and the ranks have dwindled as members passed on or moved away. Barbara Halvorsen-Magee was the third member of the group and is one of the three remaining members including Alyce Dickson, and Pat Johnson. Barbara and Alyce are both 89, and Pat, the "baby" of the group, is a mere 80 years of age.

Carson City's Golden Girls are a singing, dancing and comedy entertainment group comprised of "ladies of a certain age." They were involved with Dance Spirit for many years and performed at Piper's Opera House in Virginia City and various venues in Reno and Carson City. They have entertained at senior living facilities, bringing joy and laughter to the residents there.

Perhaps their most famous appearance was at Dayton Valley Days a number of years ago, when seven Golden Girls rode a float, all dressed as Marilyn Monroe. The occasion was a lookalike contest celebrating the 50th anniversary of the filming of "The Misfits" in Dayton. The Golden Girls took second place as a group.

All three of the current Golden Girls started in the chorus with the Follies, Barbara and Alyce shortly after it started in 1997, and Pat when she moved to Carson City in 2000. All three sang with the chorus in Follies at the beginning. They were invited to join the Golden Girls and became even more involved with the show. One year the Golden Girls performed in a total of seven acts in the Follies, from dance numbers to skits.

Barbara is recuperating from a bad fall, so won't be performing in this year's show. She did, however, write the skit Alyce and Pat will perform, so she's there in spirit. All three ladies (and those who are no longer with us) have given generously of their time and talents to entertain us.

The Follies has long been a fundraiser for Carson City's Meals on Wheels program. Carson City Meals on Wheels provides more than 300 hot, nutritious meals daily to homebound seniors who might otherwise struggle to get enough to eat. The program will deliver an estimated 90,000 meals this year.

A ticket to the Follies will provide you with two hours of fun and entertainment and will provide meals for homebound seniors. Tickets are $10 for general admission, and kids four and under are free. Tickets are available at the Carson City Senior Center or at the door prior to performances.

For information, email Courtney Warner, executive director for the Carson City Senior Center and Carson City Meals on Wheels, at, or call the Center at 775-883-0703. The Carson City Senior Center is at 911 Beverly Drive in Carson City.

Carson City live entertainment for July 11-17

Jefferson Starship at the 10th annual Concert Under the Stars from 5:30 to 10 p.m. today at the Brewery Arts Center.

CW and Dr. Spitmore from noon to 2 p.m. today at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

DJ Trivia from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bella Fiore Wines, 224 S. Carson St., Suite 8.

Elizabeth Tully from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

Musicole Rhythm and Blues Band from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at McFadden Plaza.

An open mic night at 7 p.m. Friday at A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St.

Just Us! from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday Max Casino, 900 S. Carson St.

Hindsight from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday at the Casino Fandango, 3800 S. Carson St.

Terri Campillo and Craig Fletcher from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. through Saturday at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Campillo and Fletcher are joined by Mick Valentino Thursdays and Rocky Tatterelli on Friday and Saturday.

Escalade from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday at The Loft inside the Nugget, 507 N. Carson St.

Chris Bayer from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the 3rd & Curry St. Farmers Market.

Remember Jones and Athena McIntyre at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Minnesota Street stage, 511 W. King St., as part of the free Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series.

Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint, 1500 Old Hot Springs Road, will host live music including Year of the First, Roxxy Collie, Rooftop Becky, and Canyon White at its Sassabration celebration that starts at noon Saturday. The event celebrates community, diversity and equality.

Noon music at A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St., on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Local musicians — Dave Leather on Friday, CW Bayer on Saturday, and The Hoboes on Monday — will play until 2 p.m.

Karaoke from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Y-Not Saloon, 152 E. Long St.

Stand-up comedy by Sherry Japhet at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets for $15 are at or the casino's guest service center.

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P.T. Barnum topic of Chautauqua at Dangberg

Chautauquan Doug Mishler will portray circus showman P.T. Barnum at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Phineas Taylor Barnum was an American showman, politician and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Over the past 20 years, Mishler has become nationally recognized for bringing "history to life." In addition to P.T. Barnum, Mishler has presented Jack Warner, D.W. Griffith, Theodore Roosevelt, Stonewall Jackson, and 14 other historical figures in Chautauquas nationwide. Mishler has a doctorate in American cultural history from the University of Nevada, Reno.

The cost for the Chautauqua event is $5 for adults, free for members and for 16 years and younger.

The full Dangberg Summer Festival event schedule is available at