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Carson City’s Concert Under Stars features 3 headliners

March 22, 2019 — For the first time in 11 years, the Concert Under the Stars will feature three main acts: Poco, Firefall and Pure Prairie League. "I'm thrilled," said organizer Karen Abowd. "These are the legends of country rock. The community is really excited about this." This year's

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Recipe: Braised Short Ribs, by David Theiss

March 21, 2019 — I wrote in a previous article: "Short ribs are always beef, taken from the brisket/chuck area, and approximately 8" long with either 3 or 4 bones still connected. Your butcher then cuts them into your choice of short ribs. Whole long bone ribs are referred

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‘Winnie the Pooh Kids’ coming to Carson City

March 20, 2019 — The Brewery Arts Center's Performance Hall will soon turn into the Hundred Acre Wood. That's the home of A.A. Milne's children classic's characters who will all be on stage for Disney's "Winnie the Pooh Kids," a musical based on the 2011 animated feature film. The

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The Nevada town with worst luck but the most unique name

March 20, 2019 — When it comes to agricultural scams — of which the town of Metropolis, Nev. is the best known — few others can measure up to the promotional fervor that surrounded the hamlet of Tobar, once located about 20 miles southwest of Wells. The town was

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Recipe: Southwest Chicken Hash, by Adam Romo

March 16, 2019 — The Cracker Box opened its doors on May 10, 1980 and since then has cracked more eggs and brewed more coffee than anyone can count. Owner Jerry Massad's goal back then: Serve the best breakfast around. Now, nearly four decades later, the "Box" continues to

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Doc Durden’s ‘West Fest’ coming to Virginia City

March 15, 2019 — Doc Durden, the "Big Boss," is an Old West cowboy actor and president of Foothill Productions based in Virginia City. He's putting on a Wild West Festival this Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26. The hoedown will be held in the Virginia City Fairgrounds arena, with

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3 Carson bands perform at Jazz Extravaganza

March 13, 2019 — It's "big-band jazz times three" when the Mile High Jazz Band, Carson High Jazz Band and Carson Middle School Jazz Band present the 16th annual combined Jazz Extravaganza concert at 7 p.m. March 19 in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center,

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Blue Sky Mining Company

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Nevada’s intriguing stone beehives

March 13, 2019 — Scattered across Nevada are a handful of 19th century charcoal ovens that resemble nothing less than giant stone beehives. These stone or brick domes were once used to convert wood, often pinon pine, into charcoal that could be used in mining smelters. Best known of

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Mile High Jazz Band presents ‘Hang Ups’ Tuesday in Carson City

March 11, 2019 — The Mile High Jazz Band with vocalist Jakki Ford will be joined by several poets and readers on Tuesday, March 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m., for an evening of big-band music and poetry on the theme "Hang Ups." Each poem will be followed by a related big-band

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Celebrate St. Paddy’s with Cíana in Carson City

March 10, 2019 — The Celtic Series kicks it up a notch for St. Paddy's day, so wear green, grab a Guinness, and prepare to celebrate the Irish festivities with Cíana. Cíana is more than excited for St. Paddy's Day weekend. With four shows in two days, the band

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Russian quartet coming to Carson City

March 8, 2019 — The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia is coming to Carson City. The quartet, formed in 1939, is comprised of four graduates of the St. Petersburg Conservatory. The quarter will hold a home concert, with dessert, wine and conversation, March 15 at 7 p.m.

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‘Stuart Little’ to be performed in Carson City

March 5, 2019 — A mild-mannered mouse takes center stage at the Brewery Arts Center this weekend. "Stuart Little," Joseph Robinette's adaptation of the E.B. White's children's classic, will be performed by TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada on March 9 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The play is directed

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Recipe: Chimichurri sauce with a Lebanese twist, spring lamb chops and fresh asparagus by Chef Charlie Abowd

March 4, 2019 — Despite feeling like perpetual winter, all the signs of spring are showing. Daffodils and crocus are beginning to make their appearance and the much needed rain combined with warmer days sandwiched between extreme cold spells are part of what we expect in Northern Nevada. As

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Recipe: Instant pot pressure cooker fajitas, by Amanda Long

March 1, 2019 — Technically fajitas are made with "grilled" meat. But this recipe works well for February in Nevada when it's cold, wet, snowy/rainy and windy. Indoor cooking tends to be the way to go right now. You could adapt this recipe for the grill by marinating the

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Discover Death Valley’s scenic wonders (part 2)

February 26, 2019 — While luxurious places like Inn at Furnace Creek make a stay in Death Valley rather civilized, the area's real attractions are more natural. Many of the Death Valley National Park's scenic wonders are accessible by car, but there are also some incredible natural sights found

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To fry or not to fry?

February 21, 2019 — The Italian word Friggere (pronounced frìg-ge-re) simply means "fry." So many things are synonymous with being fried … eggs, potatoes, cheese, zucchini, ravioli … wait, what … ravioli??? Yes, ravioli. If you have never had the opportunity to have this Mediterranean staple prepared in this

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Death Valley offers breathtaking scenery and plenty of history (part one)

February 20, 2019 — Death Valley is a lot more lively than its name implies. In fact, Death Valley National Park is one of the West's most fascinating and beautiful places, filled with historic sites, unique natural areas and a remarkable array of recreational opportunities. Death Valley earned its

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Recipe: Grain bowls a ticket to mealtime bliss

February 14, 2019 — Grain bowls (or Buddha bowls, as they are commonly called) are a weekday night's best friend because they're really about anything you want to put in them. While a traditional Buddha bowl may be vegan (or at least vegetarian), it doesn't have to be. The

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Fish in the desert: A visit to Las Vegas’ Shark Reef Aquarium

February 13, 2019 — One of the coolest things about Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef Aquarium in Las Vegas is standing inside a giant, clear acrylic tunnel surrounded by big, toothy sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and a host of additional deep-sea denizens swimming in a 1.3 million-gallon saltwater tank. The

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