|Saturday, March 26, 2016
RENO, NV ---- The Reno Bighorns (31-16) defeated the Idaho Stampede (18-30) 116-113 Saturday night in overtime at the Reno Events Center. With the victory over the Stampede, the Bighorns clinched the Pacific Division title and became the number one overall seed in the Western Conference for the first time in franchise history.
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“I would never have thought that an idea or a concept for an art show would last twenty years,” says Art Slaves Founder photographer Frank Haxton. The annual month-long art exhibit Haxton created, showcasing the personal [side work] of professional creative industry veterans, started as a casual conversation, and has since gone on to become a respected, highly-anticipated (and well-attended) Artown event that has raised nearly $15,000 to date for local art and journalism scholarships. Artists participate in the Art Slaves Show and Sale for the love of their craft and are able to hang, exhibit and sell their work for the duration of the Artown festival.
The Nevada premiere of Shirlee Temper “The Queen of Rock and Flow”, which took place at PB&J’s Nightclub this past weekend, was a high energy show from top to bottom. As soon as Tom Gordon, first-time show promoter and veteran sound engineer --whose worked on projects with artists ranging from Mini Vanilli to Dr. Dre – got the night started, the venue's musical energy hit hard and never let up.
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Photos courtesy of Reno Ronald McDonald House
When a child is in the hospital, parents and family members want to be as close as humanly possible to their loved one. To be together in hope, prayer and possibility. Reno Ronald McDonald House and their exceptional staff help facilitate a home away from home environment in their 12-bedroom facility, located just steps away from the region's premier medical facility, Renown Hospital. Staffed and monitored 24 hours a day, the house provides a communal living environment with all of the amenities of home. This is critical for families who come from out of town, out of state, or out of the country and have few other resources to keep connected and close to the care that their family member needs during treatment and recovery.
July 9, 2016 at Studio on 4th Street 6-8pm. FREE
You are invited to participate in something unique. A different kind of storytelling session. One part interview. One part storytelling. One part myth.
The stories to be told are not only personal and empowering, but are set before the backdrop of a mythological theme. The creators of this project (Author-Attorney-Artist Thomas Lloyd Qualls and Reno Tahoe Tonight Editor-Publisher Oliver X) have hand-selected four people we want to participate. Each person represents an element of the Tarot's major arcana. The project will introduce its audience to these chosen people from various walks of life, each of whom have found their unique voice and learned to use it to coax their dreams into reality. The participants will share their thematic and intimate stories in engaging vignettes.
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Photographer Lauren Weissler www.laurenweissler.com
Hair and Makeup Mandy Corbett of ME Beauty Stylists
Models: Kirsten Poulsen, Mandy Corbett, Tessa Dee Miller, Owen Miller-McCart
Styling, Wardrobe and Props Tessa Dee Miller of THE NEST
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” --Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist.
The last lookbook we put out was set in Toiyabe National Forest right outside of Verdi. Little did I know, my future home would be right up the street. During the shooting process of that last lookbook, I was in a state of inner turmoil. City or mountains? A relationship hung in the balance, and I was torn. Of course the real issue at hand had nothing to do with location. It was all about aligning my thoughts with what I wanted in life and trusting that the universe would provide. The process was arduous, but the outcome was magical. A solid relationship, a new life, and a new home – a mere mile away from where I decided what I wanted and asked the universe to find me a solution. Life can be poetic, no?
Taylor Kern – taylorkern.com
The Sticks Shopping Center
726 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501
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Sugar Love logo by Ronnie Parker at Boost Creative
Krysta Bea Jackson head shot by Jeramie Lu
Sugar Love product photos by Krysta Bea Jackson
As the saying goes, “life happens”...And what was originally conceived of as a two-part feature on Bernie Carter and Brianna Bullentini's visionary Reno underground makers market space, has been reimagined as a series of smaller articles highlighting in greater detail, the people and businesses who make up The Basement. We simply could not contain the feature within the tidy confines of orderly 250 word summary pieces, or we were gonna pop! So we splurged, to share all the goodness – and I hope we get some on you.
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Photos Genevieve Parker
Can Reno be the Next Great Cycling City?
There’s a sense of freedom that only traveling on two wheels can attain. Freedom experienced in a multitude of ways, like the sense of nimbleness and agility a cyclist feels atop their pedal-driven vehicle, and the sensation of slicing blade-like through the wind to their destination. But also independence from gas prices, parking issues, auto maintenance and purchasing, and even environmental pollution.
Featuring Brianna Bullentini, RAWBRY and The Basement, Rip City Riders & Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada, Dr. L Martina Young, Isha Casagrande, Thomas Lloyd Qualls, Michael Tragash & Yelp. Plus the photography of Tim Conzachi, Colin Nicolai & more!
New Nevada Center for Applied Research and Biosciences Entrepreneurial Lab open University of Nevada, Reno facilities and expertise to industry and entrepreneurs.
RENO, Nevada – Many of the University of Nevada, Reno’s most sophisticated labs and equipment – and the brain-power that makes them work – are being made available to industry.
Media are invited to see the new Biosciences Entrepreneurial Lab and learn about the Nevada Center for Applied Research, both supported by the State of Nevada Knowledge Fund and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to advance the incubation and growth of business, including emerging bioscience and technology companies, spin-outs from the University and research collaborators.
For this month’s art exhibit, The Isles Teashop will be hosting a charity event benefiting My Journey Home, featuring an exhibition of work local artists and currently incarcerated artists, live music from local musicians, a silent auction, and a raffle of various prizes. Artwork will explore the themes of trying to connect with others while in isolation, as well as the challenges of traversing the road to redemption. The benefit will take place on Friday, June 10th at 5:30 PM. Admission is free.
Torn Arts Tattoo shop and gallery on Wells Avenue is alive with the art of it's owner, artist-diarist Candice Liberty. A painting of a witch disguised as Cinderella, a snarling Tyrannosaurus Rex, and vibrant abstract pieces fill the walls and easels of Liberty's gallery space. An unlikely author, the diminutive, straight-shooting tattoo artist, who celebrates her third year in business this month, is one of just a handful of female tattoo shop owners in northern Nevada. And Liberty is much more than meets the eye.
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Photographer Tim Conzachi Conzachi
“I realized young that when you visualize something, you have to commit and put in the work. No one else sees it the way you do in your head. You are on your own. Success or failure, depends on you...” - Brianna Bullentini owner of RAWBRY
The section of the Riverwalk District east of South Virginia Street is in an exciting developmental state of flux. The City is in the process of remediating long blighted properties on Center Street. At 1 Lake Street, Fernando Leal is doing an extensive remodel of his Siena Hotel, turning that riverfront property into a boutique Renaissance by Marriott. Dean Christopher and his wife Elena opened a new Wild Garlic Pizza & Pub location in Fuego's former digs. And an infusion of artists and art spaces are proliferating in the area, like photographer Anicia Beckwith's new 1,600 square foot gallery, which will soon open on State Street, just across the street from The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. But perhaps no property holds greater promise for demonstrating what a revitalized downtown Reno retail sector can be than the old Post Office at 50 South Virginia Street.
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Photos Joey Savoie
Growing up in SoCal, I have fond memories of watching the eccentric science teacher turned KABC News Channel 7 weatherman, Dr. George Fishbeck, on the evening news. Besides his nutty professor schtick during his nightly reports – for which he became famous (Tom Waits memorialized the good doctor in his song “Emotional Weather Report” off his 1975 album Nighthawk at the Diner)--Fishbeck became noted for his tireless advocacy for children in need, and, specifically for his sponsorship of the annual Toys for Porterville drive. I marveled each year as the news cameras captured hundreds and hundreds of hard core bikers tossing countless toys onto the HUGE mountain of gifts they had collected on their run for the kids. It was my first childhood glimpse of the kind of rolling philanthropy that has become the calling card of motorcycle enthusiasts like Rip City Riders.
Photographer Colin Nicolai
Model Lauren Klaich
H&MU Crystal Bell Makeup Artistry
Wardrobe Labels Consignment Boutique
Floral Design Petal to the Metal
Assistant Craig Hansen
This series of images is meant to honor the Dixie Valley locals who were eradicated in order for the US Navy to practice military warfare including training operations with guns, explosives and electronic combat on American soil.
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Photos Nicole Ren'e – Free Energy Force Photography
Less isn’t always more. She knows you can spark interest by leaving a little to the imagination. She’s the girl across the room that everyone notices. Between subtle gestures and bold stares, there’s an undeniable confidence when she walks down the street. A simple touch of sexiness goes a long way in her quest to dazzle a crowd.
Special to Reno Tahoe Tonight
One of electronic dance music's brightest stars is coming to the Reno Events Center May 27, 2016 for a concert benefiting the Pier Group's new build project The Space Whale. Multiple Grammy-award winning musician Skrillex, performs at the fundraiser for the huge installation that's heading to the playa this year. The Pier Group are the artists that brought you the stunning sculptures Embrace, The Pier and The Pier 2. The Space Whale will be a 50-foot tall stained glass humpback whale sculpture (with whale calf), that will debut at Burning Man 2016 before traveling world-wide to six countries, as a symbol to raise awareness of climate change.
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Photo Jeramie Lu
It’s your chance to become a margarita master and to ring in Cinco de Mayo like a true champion. Miguel’s, Reno’s oldest Mexican restaurant, celebrates being open for 57 years. Say salud to their success and May’s favorite holiday with a sip on the ‘Big Mamma Margarita: a 70-ounce party in your glass. Check out how to join the party here: http://www.miguelsmexicanrestaurantreno.com/.
What is the difference between orgasm and ejaculation for men? Are you aware of these being two separate events? Have you ever experienced one without the other? This article will define the differences between male orgasm and ejaculation as well as give ideas and insight into how you can play with this wonderful human ability.
RENO, Nev. — Every week Oliver X from Reno Tahoe Tonight stops by to give us the best of the best entertainment picks going on this week in the Biggest Little City.
This week, get ready for marathon brainstorming, murder mysteries and an international DJ known for putting in WORK.
WATCH this clip to get the details on these must-see events of the week, and find out why Oliver X really is the authority on all things entertainment!
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Photos Emily Rogers
Photo of Turning Point High School art by Antonio Aldea Mansilla
Imagine an expansive rectangular building constructed primarily of cinder blocks; dark, with a seemingly endless series of locks and just one small, covered skylight. Architecturally accurate or not, this picture is what Wittenberg Hall—Washoe County’s secure detention facility for juvenile offenders—feels like to a woman teaching within its walls. And two times each week, this teacher for Sierra Arts’ Arts Alternatives Program, Polly Peacock, gets to remove that skylight’s cover and let a glimpse of light into the young inhabitants’ lives through art.
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Photos Eleanor Preger
In the fall of 2002, a friend of mine introduced me to an interesting young couple in the East Village of New York City. We met in Thompson Square Park because they were finishing up at some sort of gathering there called an “Afterburn.” It was dusk as we strolled into the park, and I noticed people packing up colorful toys, torches, and hula-hoops, and stuffing costumes into their backpacks. Thompson Square Park in 2002 was still edgy, and I shrugged it off as a little odd but predictable, given the setting.
Northern Nevada's premier counterculture retail destination, The Melting Pot World Emporium turns twenty this month. The success and longevity of the popular Midtown store is a testament to the vision owners Monique and Eric Baron share about community and culture. Anyone who has walked through their doors can feel the energy and humming vitality in a store brimming with local and international clothing designs, popular brands, costumes, handmade jewelry and precious gem settings, textiles, accessories, novelty items, incense, oils and aroma therapies, spiritual books and products, a well-stocked pipe room and a ton of one-of-a-kind creations. The Melting Pot has also been a huge supporter of the arts as a local concert ticket sales outlet, and are a de facto nerve center for new event promotion and poster placement on their spectacular window, fronting South Virginia Street.
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Photos Chris Holloman
Moving through the galleries seems more like dancing than walking. I swirl and dive through crowds comprised of playful children, curious adults, enraptured teens. Visitors of all ages stretch arms to touch screens, slide metal panels, spin a zoetrope. Galloping equines greet them. A four-foot tall terra-cotta Indian horse gazes, godlike, from across the gallery, keeping an eye on all passer-byes. Exquisite beaded regalia once owned by a Crow woman regally dresses a horse mannequin standing at attention in the center gallery. Prehistoric horses appear to be on the verge of walking out of their diorama to beckon for a stroke of the mane by human hands.
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Photo Frank Haxton
“I am a HUGE nerd. Like, unreasonably nerdy. It's scary.” – AJ MillerOn July 11, 2008 me and a gangly dork from Fallon named Tommy Ingliss thought it would be bitchin to go to all the area 7-11 stores and drink as many slushies as we could possibly consume. After all, the damn things were free for one day only (one per customer and they were the 8-ounce size) and we could not pass up this opportunity. We called it the Brain Freeze Crawl. Tommy and I were both contributors to Reno Passport magazine, the now defunct mini monthly that was hip at that time.
Northern Nevada based favorites The Novelists' sound succeeds because their foundation is built around their reverent attention to songcraft and their hyper-literate lyrical proclivities. Exuberance trumps didacticism in their song catalogs. They do not fear the joy they have for making music – for caressing a note – and it is evident that The Novelists love the process of making music together and have a helluva good time doing so. The stellar musicianship, ensemble compositional skills and outstanding vocal abilities of band members Zack Teran (bass/vox harmonies), Justin Kruger (drums/vox harmonies) Eric Andersen (lead vox/piano/harmonies) and band founder Joel Ackerson (lead vox/guitar/harmonies) truly shine on their newest release Breaking the Script Book One and Two, a mixture of new tracks and new versions of familiar songs recorded by the full band.
Pioneer Underground 100 S Virgina Street
Tickets: General Admission $15 Adults, $10 Students
Tickets Available online at: pioneercenter.com
RENO, Nev. – Volunteerism is a key factor to a community’s well-being. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is partnering with Nevada Volunteers to host free forums across the state to hear from members of the community about what makes service and volunteerism work and what can be done to foster greater impact. Members of businesses, faith-based groups, municipal agencies, schools and colleges, nonprofit organizations and civic organizations, along with other volunteers, are encouraged to attend.
On their newest release, Soul Phatasaxtion, Mojo Green brings the fun and the funk, flexing their ensemble chops, while showcasing the immense talent of vocalist Jenes Carter to maximum effect. Always the focal point of the band's live shows, here, on the band's second studio album, Carter is the funky, front and center dime piece of the group's searing soul sound. Carter's range, tone, color, pitch and control have matured, allowing her to totally kill standout tracks like “Got It Going On,” “The Grind” and “Funk In Public.”
Top 5 Reasons to Book Your Trip to North Lake Tahoe
The epic North Lake Tahoe winter vacation of 2016 is waiting for you. Hurry up, this is the kind of year that goes down in history and you don’t want to miss out.
Features on The Peppermill's Edge Nightclub, Photographer Anicia Beckwith, Hamora, Mojo Green, Wild Garlic Pizza & Pub, Photographer Nicole Rene, and columns by Martina Young, Amanda Horn, Thomas Lloyd Qualls, Camie Cragg Lyman, Kayla Anderson, North Lake Tahoe and more!
Peppermill taps local artists to help create Edge Nightclub's new look.
Edge Nightclub nurtures creatives the way Bill Belichick covets draft picks. Management prizes their gifted employees, often helping to foster, guide and steward their career aspirations; supporting their drive for excellence. This is an ethos that can be seen property wide at The Peppermill. It's a top-down core value. The result is employees who are celebrated for being themselves and inspired to be the best at what they do. No small by-product of this high-belief culture is the high quality of the collaborative art developed from in-house ingenuity – empowering staff to be part of the creative process – even to shine.
“I wanted to use the Ugly Duckling, which I think a lot of people misinterpret as a story about transformation. It’s kinda funny because the Duckling didn’t suddenly transform into a swan, he was actually always a swan. So it was actually a story about misperception.” ~ My-Linh Le, Oakland-based choreographer, KQED, 23 January 2016
I've been a fan of Edward Howland for about six years now, after discovering his music through his wife Amber, and being blown away by the hugeness of his sound. The humble, self-effacing Howland blended dark rock, electronic and industrial elements into a menacing soundtrack to the apocalypse, with intelligent lyrical narratives and dynamic songcraft. Me and my girlfriend Shelly wore out his CD on numerous road trips and were stunned that Howland was not yet famous and had no commercial aspirations for his incredible music. The music sounds lethal. A sonic assault ministry. An earth moving thunder clap of dopeness that sounds like something you'd hear during the opening credits of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo or in deep space.
Nicole Rene, owner of FreeEnergyForce Photography, is an up and coming artist local to Reno. At 34, Rene is affluent, world traveled, straight to the point and a full-time mother who has spent several years working inside the modeling industry in numerous capacities. Rene enjoys modeling on a professional level saying, “A photograph is a perfect snapshot of time – I love it! I get to continue evolving within all aspects of photography; pushing my photographic eye into new realms of vision and seeking that next level is really what it's all about.”
SnowFest Takes Over North Lake Tahoe in March
Here’s a short history on SnowFest: In 1981, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort Marketing Director Bob Everson went to the Tahoe City Visitor’s Bureau with the idea that North Lake Tahoe hold a winter carnival to celebrate our region’s snow. When this idea was presented to the public, everyone got excited about it but then Everson was killed in a boating accident on the 4th of July. However, the community banded together to go through with the event in Everson’s memory and to celebrate winter in North Lake Tahoe.
Don't let the chill fool you folks. Even though there's snow on the mountains, March ushers in a spring season full of activities for the entire family. Here's our look at some of the cool things to do this month.
She lives in her own little fairytale. A magical place where dreams come true. A place where she can walk on the clouds and unleash her sparkle. The snowflakes kiss her innocence and dance on her pale skin. She waits in the snow and is not afraid because she knows she is always wearing her invisible crown.
“This is my story. My mistakes, my heartaches, my joy. My sorrow, my gifts, my undisputed truth.” - from Mike Tyson The Undisputed Truth HBO
Still considered the most fearsome fighter in professional boxing history, Mike Tyson's amazing life is told with wit, charm, and brutal honesty, as the champion exhibits an unflinching introspection, in often poignant journeys from a life that would lead him from pain to fame – and eventually to transcendence – in his disarmingly hilarious roller-coaster, one-man show Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth,premiering on February 6 at the Silver Legacy's Grand Exposition Hall during Big Game weekend.
In part one of our feature on Wild Garlic Pizza & Pub, we examined the importance of location in husband and wife team Dean Christopher and Elena Ramos' business model and how their “public house” inspired ethos drives their company's success, from the quality of their ingredients to the beer they pour. Here we share how their core values and central mission do not necessarily revolve around bottom line P&L forecasts or volume sales. It's something much more esoteric, yet essential to the human experience: called family.
Bryon Evans Films and Think Kindness.org team up to make moving documentary on African orphans in Kenya. I met Brian Williams in early 2009, shortly after the launch of Reno Tahoe Tonight. At the time, Williams was a popular martial arts instructor who was starting an organization that would help transform people's idea of global community. Since then the charismatic motivational speaker's has become one of America's most prolific young philanthropists and cheerleaders for the downtrodden and for the spark in all of us to do good by human kind.
Incline Village and North Lake Tahoe is still covered in snow, a perfect white wonderland for a quick adventure in the Basin. Here are some of the main events happening on the north shore all February long.
Lots to do this February: Black History Month, Mike Tyson Live at the Reno Ballroom February 6; Bob Marley's Birthday February 6 and the 7th Anniversary Party of your favorite indie zine Reno Tahoe Tonight at The Siena Hotel on February 6 at 7pm. Oh yeah, there's that big football game too that a few of you might watch too on February 7. We got you covered for that, so let's take a look at our picks for the month of February.
Featuring our interview with Mike Tyson; RTT's 7th Birthday Party; "Seeing Red," Model Molly Beth Bryant shot by photographers Clayton Beck and Wing Lee. Columns by Amanda Horn, Thomas Lloyd Qualls, Britton Griffith Douglass, Martina Young, Wild Garlic Pizza & more!
Old World Coffee will be representing Reno in the 2016 US Coffee Chamionship. The first round of this years competition is in Kansas City February 2nd-5th.
Saturday, February 6, 2016 – Lucky #7! Reno Tahoe Tonight's 7th Birthday/Anniversary Party at The Siena Hotel downtown Reno at 7pm.
Reno Tahoe Tonight, the indie alternative leader in the exposition of art, culture and community in northern Nevada, celebrates its seventh season with a rockin' event at The Siena Hotel, Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7pm. Launched as a 16 page zine, the award-winning publication has grown to be a regional influencer, celebrating the culture from an underground, counterculture perspective, while showcasing stunning photography and the creative movers in local art, business and community.
Featuring Rainshadow Charter High School, Music 1.2.1. Program, Ms Reno Ink, Durham Ranch, Campo, SoDo, Wild Garlic Pizza, Model Brittney Brannagan, Isha Casagrande, Martina Young, Camie Cragg Lyman, Amanda Horn, and more!
Need a little pint of summer? Have a Maui Mana Wheat. This Wheat beer is unfiltered, handcrafted American-style Wheat infused with Maui Gold Pineapple. Mana Wheat is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale that is lightly hopped to allow the fruity sweetness of the pineapple to come through. At SixFour we cut this beer with an IPA to give it a bit more hops and add sweetness the IPA.
Happy New Year everyone. I hope you're all fat with ham, bubbly and full of good cheer. 2016 is off to a running start and by the time you read this you'll already be well into your New Year's resolutions. I have one that I am excited about: bringing all our readers more event news and activities in 2016 than ever before. So let's get started.
“I'm addicted to adventure. I can't stand routine and living a life where I'm not challenged everyday. I didn't choose the easy route so I fell in love with this quote: 'For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.' -Robert Stevenson.