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Tin Nyo danced, talked; now it’s ‘Field Guide’

Sam Bauman

Last week New Yorker Elaine Tin Nyo came to town and danced her nimble feet off. She appeared at the Harley-Davidson dealership Saturday (the motorcycles roared) and at the Greenhouse Garden Center Monday, dancing three minutes with all comers. She then talked with them for three minutes. A delightful time was had by all. It was a CCAI CAP project. Skip all the initial letters, just enjoy the idea of such dancing.

And then, this week enjoy “Field Guide,” an art-in-print and online project by Seattle artist Jennifer Montgomery for CAP.

Two hundred copies of the “guide” were printed in Seattle by the artist in the University of Washington Printmaking Department studios. They will be assembled with the help of volunteers in Carson City and distributed on Monday and Tuesday to local cafes, bookstores, the public library, shops and to people visiting the historic downtown.

The guide is pocket-sized and folds out like a map. It contains images harvested from the Internet. Carson continues to enjoy some highly imaginative art works. Keep ’em coming, CAP.


Elmo, Zoe, Big Bird and Sesame Street friends appear in Sesame Street Live’s “Elmo Makes Music” at Lawlor Events Center, University of Nevada, Reno Thursday through Sunday. Story line: Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Show schedule is Thursday at 7 p.m. (opening night discount); Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and $20. A limited number of $25 Premium seats and $30 Gold Circle seats are also available. Opening night, all seats (excluding Premium and Gold Circle) are $12. Call 784-4659.No excuses, take the kids.


The Truckee River Whitewater Park and downtown Reno will host beginning today the world’s top kayakers at the fourth annual free Reno River Festival. The Festival includes a whitewater/kayak expo, a charity raft race, demonstrations, clinics, a food and beer garden, live music and activities sponsored by the restaurants, lounges, shops and galleries along the River Walk. The festival competitions start Friday running through Mother’s Day on Sunday. Call (800) 367-7366.


Latest word on Sammy Hagar at Harveys Outdoor Arena – now June 17. Still sold out. Also at Harveys: Earth, Wind & Fire July 13 at 7 p.m., $55/$85; Incubus with Simon Dawes July 15, 7 p.m. $37.50. New on the sked is the hottest act going, Beyoncé, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. You’ll pay for her act – $57/$77/$97/$127

At a local event that will close one block of Telegraph Street on Saturday May 19, Long Beach Shortbus will rock us with a free all-ages concert. Long Beach Shortbus stars members of bands Sublime and Long Beach Dub All-Stars who together have sold more than 8 million records worldwide.

The free all-ages concert is made possible by Joe Mango’s Café. The ’70s beach-themed event will have three full-service bars, a fresh oyster bar, fish tacos and sashimi along with barbecued ribs and sausages.


FILM: “Passion of Anna” maybe my last Ingmar Bergman film for a while; he gets awfully psychological at times. This one is about Anna (Liv Ullmann) who meets Andreas (Max von Sydow) at his home on a remote Scandinavian island. She uses his phone and then leaves, “forgetting” her purse. Andreas searches the purse for identity and finds a letter which she wrote, telling how terrible her marriage is. They become friends through the offices of Eva (Bibi Andersson) and Elis (Erland Josephson). She moves in with him. The climax is a fire which burns Andreas’ barn, which he blames on Anna. They fight and part. Many strange moments in this film. Fine if you like deep thinking and moody photography (by Sven Nyquist). Rated R for limited nudity; released in 1970.

•Contact Sam Bauman at 881-1236 or Sbauman@nevadaappeal.com.