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Culture, Summer Guide Summer Guide: Road Trip: Destination Nevada City

Summer Guide: Road Trip: Destination Nevada City

It's Mother's Day weekend and everybody in Nevada City seems to be pregnant. One radiant, round-bellied woman after another parades past the window of Ike's Quarter Cafe, a crunchy New Orleans-style diner where I'm nibbling on organic cornbread and gingered…
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Calendar, Night&Day Women Poets Gather for Reading

Women Poets Gather for Reading

Hey, look: a poetry reading! Well, when’s the last time you went to one? Okay, then. Go to this one. It should be great. Left Coast Writers presents Nevada City’s Molly Fisk, who is — but you knew this, of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Animal Style

Animal Style

The success of Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire means we get more outdoor art in the Presidio. Yes! Nevada City–based art group For Site (“art about place”), emboldened by the crush of people who come to see Goldsworthy’s poignant pile of sticks,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Nice Folks

Nice Folks

Who pushed the Everly Brothers in the dirt? If that famous 1960s ecstatic-tenor folk duo were to morph into something a little more bitter and crouchy, it could be the Moore Brothers, especially on "Girl with a Light," from their…
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Music, To Be Real

To Be Real

The idea of a musician struggling against the tides of pop culture, summoning sounds from an earlier era of Americana to recapture a sense of authenticity, borders on the territory of cliché. The notion feels fresh, however, when Lee Bob…
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Music, Let's Get Killed All in the Family: Grass Roots love for Nevada City

All in the Family: Grass Roots love for Nevada City

I've just met Marc Snegg, owner of Grass Roots Record Co., and unsurprisingly, within minutes our discussion has turned to live music. We're in his Volvo, zipping down Lincoln Way to hit the good sushi place before it closes, and…
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Music, A Hobo's Progress

A Hobo's Progress

Something everlastingly true about riding freight trains is that it's boring," says U. Utah Phillips. Among other disparate and curious credentials, he is a songwriter, a poet, a storyteller, a peace activist, a broadcaster, a collaborator with Ani DiFranco, and…
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