Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Day of the Dead Celebration

Jesse Ortiz, lead dancer for Danza Azteka Quezalcoatl, will perform at the Day of the Dead celebration Saturday, November 10 at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City.
The Nevada State Museum in Carson City will celebrate Dia de los Muertos from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 10. Also known as Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos is a multicultural celebration of life, through death, for entire families.

The museum’s eighth annual observance will feature ofrendas, video, crafts, songs, dance, and special exhibits. Dance will be by colorful, folkloric groups. Crafts include creation of sugar skulls that honor the deceased loved ones. Ofrendas are displays by families that include memorabilia from the departed person, with samples of favorite foods, symbols, and remembrances of things people loved. Pan de Muerto is a traditional bread associated with the celebration.

Jesse Ortiz will present aspects of Latino cultural heritage through dance in two 45-minute Aztec performances at 1 and 3 p.m. The Sacramento dance group Danza Azteka Quetzalcoatl features about a dozen dancers, age four through adult, Ortiz says.

The Nevada State Museum is located at 600 North Carson Street. Admission is $8 adults, and free for museum members and children 17 and younger. For more information, contact dstevenson@nevadaculture.org or 775-687-4810 ext. 237 or visit nevadaculture.org.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Radio Memories II — The Fabulous Forties

Back by popular demand, the Carson Valley Community Theatre presents a follow-up to its successful old-time radio re-creation show that played to sold-out audiences in 2011. Once again the show will return to the golden age of radio with the focus being the Fabulous Forties, when radio entertainment was at its peak.

The performance, November 16-18 at at the Carson Valley Inn, will re-create an evening of prime-time programming set in the mid-1940s with performers gathering at KVCT radio station in Minden to present the evening’s entertainment with such shows as “The Bickersons," "Fibber McGee & Molly," "The Shadow," and others from that era complete with vintage commercials sung by the Jinglettes, a modern-day version of the Andrews Sisters.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Dinner & show on Friday the 16th & Saturday the 17th: Dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with show at 7 p.m.; $30. Tickets must be purchased before midnight the day before the show.

Show only on Saturday the 17th at 1 p.m.; $15.

Champagne Brunch on Sunday the 18th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with show at 1 p.m.; $35. Tickets must be purchased before midnight the day before the show.

Show only on Sunday the 18th at 6:30 p.m.; $15.

Tickets can be purchased at showtix4U.com or by calling 866-967-8167. Tickets can also be purchased at the CVCT box office at 1572 Highway 395 in Minden, or by calling 775-292-0939, beginning October 30.