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Does your heart Need an Electrician? Electrophysiology of the heart Did you know that the heart has a normal flow of electrical impulses inside? These impulses occur at regular intervals, causing the heart to contract and relax. That’s how it pumps oxygenated blood to the body. When there’s a problem with the heart’s electrical system, it can lead to abnormal heart rhythms called arrhythmias. y ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY OF THE HEART – The branch of cardiology that uses advanced technology to detect, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythm. y ARRHYTHMIAS CAN BE SERIOUS – The consequences depend primarily on the structural condition of the heart and the presence of heart disease. y CAUSES OF ARRHYTHMIAS – These include coronary artery disease (CAD), electrolyte imbalances in the blood, changes to heart muscle, injury from heart attack and the heart surgery healing process. y ARRHYTHMIA DETECTION – They can be silent and without symptoms. Doctors look for abnormal heartbeats by taking the pulse or performing an EKG. Atrial fibrillation is a common irregular heart rhythm.

y “SKIPPED” BEATS – An arrhythmia can feel like palpitations, or like stress. Faintness, lightheadedness and shortness of breath are all signs. y TREATING ARRHYTHMIA – Treatment depends on the type and severity of the arrhythmia. It ranges from no treatment to medication, lifestyle changes and surgery. y PACEMAKERS – Slow heart rhythm can be treated with a pacemaker, which signals the heart to beat if the beat is too slow. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) deliver a shock to the heart if the beat is dangerously fast. y   

CATH LAB FOR ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL STUDY – NNMC recently opened a second Cath Lab dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of rapid or irregular EKG rhythm.

y CERTIFIED SPECIALIST – NNMC has the community’s only certified cardiac device specialist, providing optimal care for cardiac device patients.

Chad Bidart, MD, FACC, specializes in heart arrhythmias, and provides heart and vascular care at Northern Nevada Medical Center’s Chest Pain Center. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and electrophysiology. A native of Winnemucca, Nevada, Dr. Bidart earned his medical degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, and completed his residency and fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Northern Nevada Medical Center (NNMC) specializes in heart and vascular issues, including electrophysiology. NNMC’s Chest Pain Center is accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for its ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients who may be having a heart attack. If you have any of the symptoms described above or think that you might have an arrhythmia, call 775.356.4514

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Bidart, call 775.356.4514. Medicare and most of the area’s health plans are accepted.

Chad Bidart, MD, FACC Board Certified, Internal Medicine

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Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review. There’s always a huge amount of work that goes into our annual readers’ poll, the Biggest Little Best of Northern Nevada. Editorial staffmembers work very hard to make it as accurate as possible. Designers and artists put in the hours to make it beautiful. Salespeople burn the midnight oil selling ads to make the issue as big as possible. Coders work to enable simpler voting. When all the systems work, it’s like one of those enormous mining machines roaring. When they don’t, it’s like an oilcoated air filter on a gasoline lawnmower, choking and wheezing. We hardly had any lawnmower moments this year. All that being said, I owe special thanks to the editorial team, Brad Bynum, Georgia Fisher, Dennis Myers and Kelley Lang. They’ll tell you, some of the results may be surprising, but these are the accurate results. Sculptor Anthony Arevalo and designer Hayley Doshay have made a terrific-looking issue. I also want to include a shout-out to our new printer, Sierra Nevada Media Group. They’ve been doing an awesome job printing our newspaper, and I’m betting on a beautiful reproduction. Designer Brian Breneman and others pitched in with the rest of the issue to keep everything looking good. Special thanks, too, go to the sales team, especially my co-publisher John Murphy and Joey Davis, Gina Odegard and Bev Savage. I can’t forget Kelly Miller, who coordinates the advertising and works with me to make sure everything flows nicely through the paper. In addition to thanks, I probably owe Anthony Clarke and his delivery drivers an apology. I know it’s a lot of extra work lugging these big issues around. Finally, you readers are the people who really fuel this machine. The winners are great, and I really appreciate what they do for our community, but you readers are the ones who make this one of the largest readers’ poll in the United States. You beat last year’s record number of voters by 83 with 5,176 individual voters. You’re awesome, and we couldn’t do it without you. Thank you.

Re “Liberals should learn from pot regulation” (Let Freedom Ring, July 30): Whether one supports or opposes medical marijuana establishments in Washoe County, everyone can agree on one issue. The current site dispensary selection procedure is totally devoid of any semblance of promised transparency. Our politicians certainly waxed poetic last November regarding the need for transparency and integrity in government. Would it surprise you to know that this legislation was specifically written to keep secret the identity of the dispensary owners? Tradespeople were required to sign non-disclosure agreements! Prominent dispensary owners only went public to help with public relations damage control when rumors started circulating. This is not governmental transparency in action. The law was supposedly passed to assist patients suffering from life-threatening ailments. However, one can receive a medical marijuana card for practically any “ailment,” however trivial. Since MMEs will only succeed when a “critical mass” of cardholders to “feed” the increasing number of dispensaries is obtained, the true game is not health care, but money. The fact that it is a cash-only business doesn’t inspire confidence in the integrity of the process. While dispensaries and grow facilities are now the law of the land, is it asking too much that they not be placed in any residential neighborhood? Thomas Wright Reno

Ask and tell What about the military men and women who are gay and want to find a place to belong? How do you deal with those men and women who wore a uniform but need a social standing to belong to? I am one of them! I am disabled but was looking for a military group to belong to and there was nothing I could find in Reno. I was told to start a group, but

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being disabled does not allow me the opportunity. So sad to see our military was not included or anyone in uniform including gay/lesbian police officers, fire fighters and others. I know they are out there but what is being done? J. Sonny Cencora Reno

focus on several more neighborhoods in their country. Jeanne Jackson Reno

Hate runs this country Re “Government is the new plantation owner” (Let Freedom Ring, July 23): In one sentence, school vouchers subsidized by public funds is a good thing, which everyone knows is just veiled segregation. In the next, “taxation is slavery” (and of course, everyone knows that the only criminals during the Civil War were the Union soldiers, and who is paying 50 percent in taxes?) Which is it? Once again, Mr. Trainor has shown his propensity for the hate and selfishness that is driving this country to ruin. Mark Mcphail Reno

Failed failure Are you planning to cover the DMV dropping the dash pass text system in Reno? They say it’s being dropped because people aren’t showing up and technicians are left waiting. Unfortunately, I’ve had to go to the DMV five times in the last six months and I’ve used dash pass every time. What’s shady is that even though I’ve gone to every appointment, I never get checked in. I’ll be sitting at a station being helped and receive a text saying that I never showed up and lost my spot in line. (I have saved texts.) I’ve asked technicians why I’m getting the text, and they have told me it’s because they didn’t check me in. Is that what they are looking at as far as absenteeism rates? Are they cooking the books? It doesn’t really add up. Should I send this info to anyone else too? Matt Quinn Reno

To dust trap I’m one of those angry old white men you always hear about, but I try not to get political on a local level. Disenfranchised nationally, disenfranchised locally. You know what I mean. But I couldn’t resist congratulating publicly those public servants responsible for the condition of Virginia Lake. It now easily resembles some of the most sacred “tanks” I’ve visited in South India. I mean … the algae green is a stunning color. You can watch the ducks make trails when they paddle through it. Beautiful. And the smell? I only wish it were 105 degrees so more could appreciate it. I get it. We’re in a desert. There’s a drought. Why waste money and water on a signature intra-city park? After all, who does it serve? Those mostly Hispanic families that make up some of 30,000 living in the zip code around it? The elderly who sit by it and eat their lunch? The health conscious scuttling around it? And my personal favorite, the Creationists with their helpful information. Yeah. Congratulations are in order. From swamp to lake to

Dissonance Regarding the fact that there are still three countries that did not sign the document forcing Non-Proliferation of Nuclear weapons: India, Pakistan and North Korea. Actually, I can see how the eradication of not giving up their nuclear weaponry could be reversed: 1) As for India, just threaten them with sending some of Reno’s worst idiots that do graffiti to the local businesses. 2) As for North Korea, just use the threat of not allowing Dennis Rodman to mentor their basketball star wannabes anymore. 3) As for Pakistan, just have the Head of our CIA drone attacks

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Self-serving politicians Re “Liberals should learn from pot regulation” (Let Freedom Ring, July 30): While I agree with Brendan Trainor’s premise that government can screw-up policy implementation, I choose to not agree that all government participation in economic strategic planning is bad. Yes, Nevada has had numerous missteps rolling out the medical marijuana dispensaries, but does that really mean that they can do nothing well? What is the alternative to some degree of government oversight, a free-for-all? Government’s role is to establish the rules of the game so people and the environment are not ruined by endless greed. Do they get too heavy-handed on occasion? Of course. But do you really want lead in your paint and air, mercury in your drinking water, or BP dumping millions of gallons to toxic sludge in our front yard? I don’t think so. I do not trust business or the marketplace to always make the best long-term choices. That is what government should do. A key issue is the people in government often forget the people they impact. The long delays in opening the medical marijuana dispensaries were inexcusable and resulted in many people suffering pain longer than was necessary. State officials claim it took over two years to implement the law because they wanted to get it right. Well, they did not get it right (see Clark County) because they were more focused on legal technicalities and dollar considerations than the patients. Greater responsiveness to the voters needs would have sped things up. Victor Morin Reno

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What’s the best thing in your life? Asked at the Reno Arch Brandy Baker Student

My kids. That’s the meaning of life. That’s everything. They talk in Ecclesiastes about the meaning of life. The children are the meaning of life.

Cecil Washington Retiree

Being blessed, because every day I wake up, it’s a new adventure.

Alan Day Retiree

You’re what makes Reno great There are certain editorials readers can expect every year in the Reno News & Review. Every year, we’re going to do a “protect your home from wildfires” editorial. Every year, there’s a “school is back in, watch out for school zones” editorial. Every year, there’s a “why can’t special event organizers account for Reno residents when they close off downtown for “special” events every weekend of the summer?” editorial. And every year, when we announce the winners in our Biggest Little Best of Northern Nevada readers’ poll, we write an editorial talking about what being best means in our community. Here’s the thing. We know our readers’ poll is seriously frivolous. It’s a popularity contest. It’s not a scientific poll or even an empirical statement. We know a concentrated campaign can win in some of the smaller categories. That’s the very reason we created a system that relies on massive participation to blunt the efforts of people who care more about getting a false honor than seeing someone who deserves honest recognition receiving it. And while that last statement might sound bitter, catching electronic cheaters is really part of the fun. For the most part, our editorial staff has been around Reno for a long time. Most of us take pride in remembering what things were like back in the good old days before we even had a Biggest Little Best of Northern Nevada—or a RN&R for that matter. We remember when Best Theater Troupe would have been a foregone conclusion because there was only one. Maybe there would have been a Best Green Store

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category, although competitors with the Blue Heron don’t really leap to mind, but there was nothing like Great Basin Community Food Co-op. Remember when the Nevada Museum of Art was housed in a house? Best Indian food? Right. It would be hard to find someone who would argue with the fact that the area around Wingfield Park is an urban jewel. Back before that area of the town was redeveloped, almost all the adjacent buildings faced away from the Truckee River. There was no amphitheater, and swimming was illegal. No, the good old days in Reno weren’t that great. Reno has grown up a lot in the last 25 years. Competition, sophistication and quality have risen with the population. Our Biggest Little Cultural Desert has grown into something approaching cosmopolitan. It’s certainly a mid-sized Western city that has many things to be proud of. But, not to be obvious, it’s the standouts, the Bests, that really make this city shine. There are restaurants in this city that are as good as anything you can get in San Francisco. We’re assembling a collection of public art that many cities larger than us can’t compete with. We have actors and clothiers and secondhand stores and bands that are as good as exist anywhere. Two things become clear when we look at the results of this poll: It’s these Bests that make Reno one of the best places to live in the country, and it’s the things that make Reno great for Renoites that makes Reno a place tourists want to come. Ω

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Being alive. I have a pacemaker, so I’m thankful for my life, and I’m a happy young man.

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My family. They’re the greatest thing ever. They’re my friends and companions. I look forward to them every day.

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Be prepared. Get on the right side of history. I’m still not in a mood to applaud the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for their halfway step toward ending discrimination against gay men. It’s progress, certainly, that the national Boy Scouts have ceded to the times and decided it’s not worth an expensive legal battle by they would eventually lose, but I Sheila Leslie can’t endorse their willingness to continue to discriminate. What’s wrong is wrong. It was actually sad to watch national BSA president Robert Gates gravely and joylessly acknowledge that the policy of banning adult gay men as leaders could not be sustained due to the “social, political and legal changes taking place in our country,” not to mention the “staggering” cost of defending legal challenges in multiple jurisdictions. But Gates proved the Boy Scouts still don’t get it when he went on to note with conviction and confidence that no Boy Scout Council will be able to deny a charter to a troop that “is following the beliefs of its religious chartering organization.”

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In other words, feel free to continue to discriminate. Almost half of all Boy Scout troops are sponsored by the Roman Catholic church, the Southern Baptist Convention or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, more commonly known as Mormons. But the largest religious group in scouting is Mormon troops, since every young boy in the church is enrolled in Scouting regardless of whether he participates. This practice results in large membership fees paid to the Boy Scouts from the Mormons, fees BSA depends upon to fund its activities. More simply put, the Boy Scouts can’t afford to let the Mormons go. In some states where there are significant Mormon populations, such as Nevada, the church exercises an especially large influence within the Boy Scouts. That means accepting gay men as Boy Scout leaders isn’t going to happen on a large scale here, since being gay isn’t consistent with Mormon “moral and religious principles.”

People involved with Boy Scouts in Nevada have told me about the oversize influence of the Mormon Church, which has, in some cases, driven out more secular families. It seems clear that until the Mormons decide homosexuality isn’t a moral and religious choice, they’ll continue to insist on leaders who are not openly gay. After the vote last week, when 79 percent of the BSA Executive Board members agreed to change the policy, Mormon church leaders issued a statement saying they were “deeply troubled” by the action. The Mormons indicated they would “re-evaluate” their relationship with scouting, since the admission of openly gay leaders is “inconsistent with the doctrines of the Church.” Remember, it wasn’t until 2013 that the Boy Scouts finally relented and agreed to allow gay boys to join their organization. That move caused some of the religious troops to reconsider their status and some left the organization to create an alternative, Trail Life USA, where they can

comfortably discriminate. Maybe the Mormons will move their boys to that organization instead. Maybe they should. The opposite side of the debate was portrayed best by a potential Boy Scout leader, Jon Langbert, who told CNN he was not happy with the half-step toward equality. “If I want to participate with my son, do I now have to start ringing up on the phone and calling around to different troops and saying, ‘Do you guys discriminate, or am I a first-class citizen in your troop, and I can join?” I predict that in the very near future, the Boy Scouts will realize how hurtful and counterproductive the religious exemption is, and they will finally advance to the level of their sister organization, the Girl Scouts, who fully embrace equality, including gay leaders and transgender youth. Now that would be something to celebrate. Ω

For extra credit viewing of Gates’ speech: http://scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/ boy-scouts-of-america-amends-adultleadership-policy/


Free the market, free your mind I was born Catholic but was later baptized Methodist in the Washington Square Methodist Church of New York, known as the Peace Church because of the many antiwar groups who used its facilities in the 1960s. The Reno First United Methodist Church on West First Street filled by Brendan a similar role during the disastrous Trainor Iraq War. Recently 600 Methodist Congregations called for an end to the War on Drugs. When Christians unite for liberty, people listen. A young Methodist woman in the 1960s, a Goldwater Girl named Hillary Rodham, was a student at Wesllesley College. She said she wanted to change the world. Now Hillary Rodham Clinton is America’s scold, lecturing us constantly on our untidy habits. She decries America’s under-performing schools, expensive health care, overpriced colleges, and low-paying jobs. These problems all have one thing in common: decades of government involvement, resulting in the very

deficiencies she wants to prescribe more government to cure. This crusade for “social justice” is a part of mainstream Christian teaching today. Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment is a recent example. Christianity has a powerful message of love for your neighbor, the poor, and even your enemy. But when it strays into promoting the social justice agenda, this message of love easily becomes one of envy. When Jesus talked about how it would be easier for a rich man to pass through the eye of a needle than to enter his kingdom, it is important to realize his historical context. For someone to be rich in Judea, he was likely a Roman collaborator, so his earnings did not come from a free market, but from political connections. We have the same problem today. Libertarians call it “crony capitalism.” Adam Smith called it “mercantilism.” The state creates a cartel through regulations that bestow special privileges. Since

large corporations can better afford attorneys and lobbyists, massive regulations, and the costs of compliance help keep new competition from entering the market. Government often bails out its cronies from their poor decisions. In a gaffe, Hillary Clinton said that corporations don’t create jobs. Her movement calls promoting free markets “trickle down” economics. She can’t be more wrong. Free markets explode upward. The entrepreneur cannot make a profit unless consumers like his product. He cannot produce the product unless he has good workers willing to produce for him. This completely voluntary exchange system will produce the best outcomes. But they will not be controlled outcomes. With freedom people get what they really want because it corresponds to what they will willingly pay for. Even if it is 100 different brands of deodorant! It is government that exemplifies “trickle down” economics. Recently ESPN commentator Stephen A.

Smith suggested black people should vote Republican because the Democrats’ social justice programs benefit government workers and the upper middle class more than the blacks of the inner cities. It is the political class, not the productive rich, that is the real obstacle to the lower economic classes. Republicans practice cronyism, of course, and are often the poster children for corporate welfare. A “social justice” state will never result in justice, but will only slow down real economic progress. In the last few years, major studies demonstrate there are better ways than government dictates to raise the standard of living for everyone. The best way is to dramatically reduce, not increase, state power. The average worker’s wage could increase not by 40 percent, but by 200 percent, if we unleash the power of the voluntary freed market. But what can a scold complain about if the house is clean? Ω

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Dr. Wesley Hall (standing at left) was a leading  Nevada opponent of Medicare. He is pictured at  an annual meeting of the Reno Surgical Society  in the 1960s.

Energy plan debated President Obama’s energy plan, announced Monday, drew quick reactions from Nevada figures. U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, who has prevented the construction of new coal-fired plants in Nevada and earned the ire of some county officials as a result, said the Obama plan contains language that will encourage state governments to push green energy: “We are beginning to endure the costs of carbon pollution, extreme weather and rising sea levels today, and it would be gross negligence to pass these costs on to our children and grandchildren. ... The [Obama plan] creates a powerful incentive for states to develop renewable energy, invest in energy efficiency, and reduce the enormous amount of climate-changing carbon pollution our country’s power plants pump into the atmosphere.” But Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, a candidate to replace the retiring Reid, had harsher words for the plan. “The President often claims to support an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy, but it appears his proposals only apply to energy sources that come from ‘above’ the ground,” Heck said. “To maintain our economic and national security, we must maximize all of our nation’s energy resources, including renewable sources, alternative fuels, and fossil fuels, all in a way that balances economic development and protecting our environment. ... However, we shouldn’t penalize those that depend on fossil fuels for energy and the jobs they provide.”

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Across the West, drones are getting in the way of firefighters. “We understand the interest of [drone operators] in obtaining video and other data by flying near wildfires,” Carson City spokesperson for the Bureau of Land Management Shane McDonald said in a prepared statement. “It would be an awful tragedy if a [drone] were to cause an accident that resulted in serious injuries or deaths of firefighters.” Federal airspace restrictions are normally put in place over wildfires, barring non-fire suppression aircraft from the areas. But drone operators are Satellite image of fire west  not often plugged into the of Lake Tahoe last year kind of notification procedures that would let them know about the restrictions. Drones appeared during firefighting efforts in the San Bernadino Mountains in California earlier this month, causing air tankers to be grounded, firefighting efforts to be thus hampered, and the fire to spread farther than it might otherwise have done. A federal investigation has been launched of the incident and a disbelieving U.S. Rep. Paul Cook said, “Not only did it put the lives of aerial firefighters in jeopardy, but the loss of air support for fire crews allowed the wildfire to spread.” He introduced legislation giving federal officials more authority to control the problem. Republican Cook’s district runs along the Nevada state line in California from Lake Havasu City to just south of Carson City, and contains parts of six national forests and also swings west to take in part of the San Bernadino Mountains. California state legislators in both parties have also filed bills to deal with the problem. Last weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration said it is recording 25 incidents a month of interaction between drones and piloted aircraft. And in Britain, the Civil Aviation Authority warned drone operators they face jail if caught imperiling other aircraft. The statement came after six serious incidents in a year when drones came within 20 feet of airliners at British airports.

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Medicare at 50 The fight may be starting back up “And then I read that this bill will sap the individual self-reliance of Americans,” President Kennedy said. “I can’t by imagine anything worse, or Dennis Myers anything better, to sap someone’s self-reliance, than to be sick, alone, broke—or to have saved for a lifetime and put it out in a week, two weeks, a month, two months.” Kennedy was speaking to a massive crowd in Madison Square Garden, his remarks carried live on television and by closed circuit to similar rallies around the nation.

“These government programs destroy initiative.” Wesley Hall Nevada physician/1966

His topic on that May 20, 1962, was his bill to provide medical care for senior citizens. It was one of his most effective speeches, not least because he seemed at one point to drop his guard with a reference to his father’s recent stroke. “I visited twice, yesterday and today, in the hospital—where doctors labored for a long time—to visit my father. It isn’t easy. It isn’t easy.” Kennedy seemed to choke up. It was a startling public moment from a president noted for his cool, unemotional tone, and the crowd

made up mostly of seniors responded with supportive applause. The president then fell back on his wit to lighten the moment—“He can pay his bills, but otherwise I would be. And I am not as well off as he is.” Two days later, from an empty Madison Square Garden, the U.S. watched two American Medical Association leaders give a competing television presentation denouncing medical care for the aged as socialism. “If our government wants to move now toward welfare state medicine, then let them tell us so honestly,” said Dr. Edward Annis. “Why sneak it in piece by piece on the backs of old people first? The [Democratic] crowd intends to take us all the way down the road to a new system of medicine for everybody—and don’t mistake it. England’s nationalized medical program is the kind of thing they have in mind for us eventually.” The AMA was often called the most powerful lobby group in D.C. It used tactics later emulated by the National Rifle Association, such as burying Congress in mail every time medical care for seniors showed signs of life. Two months after the JFK/AMA faceoff on television, Kennedy’s bill—already heavily watered down—was defeated 52-48. Twenty-one Democrats voted with the AMA. Five Republicans voted for Kennedy’s bill. Nevada Sens. Howard Cannon and Alan Bible

voted for the bill. In Nevada, one of the leading opponents was physician Wesley Hall. It was the fourth presidency in which Medicare had gone down under the AMA onslaught. But the end was coming, and Kennedy’s 1963 murder fueled both sentiment for the bill and for the 1964 election landslide for Democrats that made Medicare’s enactment finally possible. In 1964 the Senate approved it 57 to 13. By then the U.S. was the last developed nation to create such a program. What happened next would surprise anyone born thereafter who watched the Affordable Care Act being enacted by Congress in 2009. Although the 30-year battle over Medicare was long and hard fought, it was not a party line vote. Once Medicare was law, the GOP did not, for years afterward, tie approval of other, unrelated programs to it. Republicans didn’t try to shut down the government to get their way. The AMA made a point of telling doctors they didn’t have to serve Medicare patients, but it was just a gesture by then, and few doctors did refuse. No one tried to kill Medicare by defunding it. No one tried to delay the law taking effect. Rather, nearly everyone accepted the outcome, and life for most patients and doctors resumed with few changes. The AMA turned its attention to stopping a national health care plan. Nevada’s Dr. Wesley Hall, meanwhile, was moving up the AMA’s ladder. By 1966, he chaired its board of trustees and said the group would try to hold down the size of Medicare. “It’s the law of the land, and we’ll live with it, but we want to do our best to keep it from expanding by lowering ages of eligible persons and extending coverage before it gets off the ground,” he said. He went on, “One of the last vestiges of free American enterprise is the practice of medicine. Our country is based on pioneer spirit and competition, but these government programs destroy initiative.” He was right about the initiative of private enterprise. The disdain for Medicare the AMA had fostered among its members found an outlet. Within a few years, Medicare fraud was becoming a problem. Then in 1972, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a survey indicating doctors had raised their prices an average of 21 percent just before Medicare took effect. It also indicated that in the late 1960s and early ’70s, doctors’ fees went up 39.7 percent while the Consumer Price Index for all goods


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A & J Paving in Reno, established in 1990, with 38 years experience, takes pride in every job and are honored to have served all of Nevada. Featuring special services as paving, excavating, grading, sealing and striping, they also offer an infrared repair process intended for surface repair or existing localized pavement distresses due to normal use. A & J Paving is a reliable company offering the businessman, homeowner or Industrialist a professional job in esthetic asphalt. A & J Paving…featuring Stamped Asphalt "New to Nevada"! There are 400 colors and designs to choose from. Homeowners, find that an asphalt driveway will increase property value and make driving to the door a dust and mud free area. The editors of this 2015 Consumer Business Review urge ANYONE interested in finding out more about the advantages of Asphalt Paving or Stamped Asphalt to check with A & J Paving at 775-851-1490! NV. Lic. # 0030233

Call Today 775-972-7596

www.danthestoveman.com

One of the most upstanding community members has to be Dan The Stove Man, dedicated to providing area residents with the very finest in quality fireplaces and stoves. This popular company is located at 601 Pyramid Way in Sparks, phone 972-7596, and has earned the respect and admiration of all those who have done business with them. Their honest and forthright manner of dealing on a one-toone basis with personalized exceptional customer service. You can better appreciate the quality of their service by stopping in! Dan The Stove Man is renowned throughout the region as being a foremost advocate of fair business practices and community minded ventures. The editors of this 2015 Consumer Business Review suggest that all area residents make Dan The Stove Man their headquarters for all their fireplace, stove, and low carbon emitting "green" heating solutions for your environment. We think you'll be glad you did!

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660 E. Grove St., 828-2665

Best clothing boutique The Niche 1300 E. Plumb Lane, 348-8661

Best place to buy a musical instrument Bizarre Guitar 2677 Oddie Blvd., 331-1001

Best cheap liquor store Total Wine & More 6671 S. Virginia St., 853-3669

Best place to buy a firearm Bizarre Guitar 2677 Oddie Blvd., 685-4867

Best adult-themed store Suzie’s 195 Kietzke Lane, 786-8557

Best workout wear selection Scheels All Sports 1200 Scheels Drive, Sparks, 331-2700

Best event promoters Amplified Entertainment Amplifiedent.com

Best aesthetician Elvia Gamboa

Rumors Full Service Salon

Best place for photo prints Gordon’s Photo Service 5067 S. McCarran Blvd., 826-6488

Best antique store Junkee Clothing Exchange & Antique Mall 960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

Best beauty salon Rumors Salon Reno

1420 Holcomb Ave., 826-6300

Best bookstore Sundance Books & Music

121 California Ave., 786-1188

Best motorcycle dealer, shop Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson 2315 Market St., 329-2913

Best brothel Moonlite Bunny Ranch

69 Moonlight Road, Carson City, 246-9901

Best car wash Hutch’s Mission Car Wash

Jeb Bateman is one of the area’s leading solar-power luminaries. Part engineer, part salesman, part visionary, it seems any time someone gets involved in a solar project, Bateman is at hand to come up with innovative ideas to solve problems— even on 40-year-old systems. Formerly with Independent Power Corporation, Bateman is now hawking solar systems for Elon Musk’s outfit, SolarCity, which aims to put solar panels on homes for free to increase power to the grid while bringing down or eliminating homeowners’ utility charges. The guy has about as positive an attitude as exists, and may show up beaming long after dark to solve your issues, sign a contract and slap a little charge on his Leaf. OPINION

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Bobo’s is where you go for basic-to-fancy ski stuff, not to mention guidance from kind and meticulous people. And Bobo’s is great. Today, though, we’re here to talk about the Salvation Army warehouse on Valley Road, where garb is sold by the pound, and you can potentially walk out in respectable ski gear that costs less than $50 total, including skis. The catches are that you won’t find everything in one trip, you’ll need to look elsewhere to get your bindings adjusted, and this place makes regular thrift stores look like Gucci or something. But still. Sixty-five cents per pound. Francisco is the manager; you’ll know him by his fedora. |

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Dr. Sarasue Spielman Highest Ranked Child Development Expert In The State of Nevada Award Winning Programs & Staff Reno's Most Affordable Quality Educational Childcare

Practice Emphasizing Criminal Defense Arrested? Get Help Now!

CALL: 775-786-4188

775-825-2522 www.apluslearningcenter.weebly.com Email: apluslearning1@gmail.com

This childhood program makes "A World of Difference" year after year. Their family atmosphere, personal attention, experienced staff, community involvement and affordability is the partnership you need to ensure your child's success. Custom curriculum generates new ideas that teach children to be creative, confident thinkers and lifelong learners! The Editorial staff of the "Consumer Business Review" is proud to present the 2015 Early Childhood Educator of the Year Award to A+ Learning Center for the 12th year! Celebrating 43 years of Educational Devotion

Los Compadres

www.davidhoustonlaw.com

Would you represent yourself if you became the defendant in a criminal matter? No, of course not! You'd retain an attorney. But, it's difficult to know whom to call, unless you know someone. We'd like to help! Criminal defense is not something you should consider lightly. You could spend significant periods of incarceration and large fines & assessment fees should you lose your case. Your personal freedom and your financial well-being are at stake when you are accused of a crime. David R. Houston is engaged in the practice of criminal defense. His emphasis is in the areas of drug and sex offenses, crimes of violence, theft crimes and all other felonies and misdemeanors. He knows the laws and knows how to properly prepare your case. Call 775-786-4188 today for a confidential consultation. Mr. Houston's office is located at 432 Court Street, in Reno and he is prepared to offer you aggressive & experienced legal representation which may make the difference in retaining your driver's license, avoiding jail and large fines. The editors of this 2015 Consumer Business Review feel you owe it to yourself to have David R. Houston on your side and be on the winning team. We're proud to recommend him to our readers. When you can't afford to lose…you need the very best!

"Always The Finest In Mexican Dining"

4th Street: 775-786-9966 Foothill Road: 775-284-1301 Disc Drive In Sparks: 775-800-1822

"The Best Mexican Food In Town!" That's what you'll always find at Los Compadres! This outstanding Mexican restaurant features all of the traditional south of the border favorites cooked in the authentic manner. Bring the whole family for a truly great dinner. Los Compadres is located at 1490 E. 4th Street, in Reno. And visit the new location at 25 Foothill Road in Reno, and in Sparks at 1250 Disc Drive. Hearty combination dinners are available and your appetite is the only thing that will stand in your way! Select from great tasting main dishes such as handmade tamales and carne asada. You'll also want to try some nachos. How about the fantastic shrimp cocktail before the main course? Whatever you decide, you can be assured that you are getting some of the finest Mexican food anywhere throughout the Truckee Meadows! Don't worry about the hot sauce...it's served on the side and you season your food to your own taste! Make plans now to stop in at Los Compadres and enjoy a real Mexican dinner. The editors of this 2015 Consumer Business Review, for the 12th time, recommend you soon become a regular customer at Los Compadres!

Exquisite Chinese Cuisine Delivery Available * Limited To Certain areas Open 7 Days * Banquet Facility

Phone 775-348-7020

Jack's Café

Miracle-Ear Hearing Aid Center Quality Hearing Aids * Service & Repair Reno Sparks 7111 S. Virginia 1450 E. Prater Way Suite #A-20 Suite #111

Great Food * Comfortable Dining Featured In Numerous Hollywood Movies "If You Don't Know Jack's…You Don't Know Reno!"

Sparks 775-331-8184

775-825-2100 775-331-2500 www.miracle-ear-reno.com

Partial-hearing losses can be aided or compensated by the simple fitting of a hearing aid. If you're having trouble hearing, schedule a visit with Miracle-Ear Hearing Aid Center, with 2 locations to serve you in the Truckee Meadows area. You will receive a complete hearing evaluation AND demonstration of our hearing aids and accessories. Miracle-Ear Hearing Aid Center features genuine Miracle-Ear® products featuring custom molds for hunters, musicians and swimmers, and you will find that their prices are very competitive. At Miracle-Ear Hearing Aid Center you will find something else that many people just talk about...service. Trained professionals go out of their way to insure that you have been fitted with a hearing aid that will provide help and that will continue to serve you for many years, with FREE aftercare at over 1,200 locations nationwide. The editors of this 2015 Consumer Business Review recommend that you consult Miracle-Ear Hearing Aid Center in Reno or Sparks for quality Miracle-Ear® products.

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Outstanding breakfasts, quick and satisfying lunches and man-sized dinners are what they serve at Jack's Café. Jack's Café is known as the local residents' favorite when it comes to great eating and down to earth prices! Jack's Café, located at 2200 Victorian Avenue in Sparks, strives to make everyone who comes in feel welcome! You'll always notice a smile and a friendly greeting when you stop in for coffee, a sandwich or a complete meal. It's become a favorite of locals and Christmas time visitors, too. Families like the courteous service and outstanding food they specialize in. The management insists on spotlessly clean establishments, and it shows. In compiling this 2015 Consumer Business Review, the editors are pleased to, once again, recommend Jack's Café to all our readers.

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Farmers Feed * Purina * Manna Pro Feeds Largest Selection on English Tack in Reno Large Supply of Pet Food

New Travel Plaza And Smoke Shop Arriving In 2016

Call (775) 853-6700

Many years ago, the farm and feed store was the center of the farming community. Besides selling the many items that were needed on the farm or home, it served as the un-official meeting place for farmers and growers and a good source of information on pet or livestock nutrition. The owners of Sierra Feed and Saddlery at 7460 S. Virginia Street, in Reno, continue the age old tradition of offering the finest hays, grains, nutrition supplements and a full line of the best available pet & farm animal feeds. Bulk or packaged feeds are featured at prices that are kind to your bottom line or budget. Scientifically mixed feeds, pet food and supplies are also stocked and available to the farmer, rancher and pet owner alike. A tie with the past and a clear vision of the future needs of farm and agricultural, has made Sierra Feed and Saddlery the most popular farm and feed store in the Truckee Meadows. The editors of this 2015 Consumer Business Review, for the 6th year, urge all farmers, ranchers, growers and pet owners to shop Sierra Feed and Saddlery for the finest in feeds, and other supply needs.

The "smoke shop" has been an American tradition since 1875. Washoe One Stop Smoke Shop, with 3 locations: at 2990 S. Curry Street, in Carson City, at 915 Mica Drive (inside the Chevron), in Carson City, and also at 996 Hwy. 395, in Gardnerville, maintains this tradition in their nostalgic shop. They feature everything for the smoker and some great gift ideas for any occasion. Whether you smoke a particular brand of cigars, cigarettes, E-cigarettes, chew or tobacco, you'll find your favorite type of tobacco always tastes better when you get it here, with an expanded cigar selection and humidor on site for the freshest flavor. Washoe One Stop Smoke Shop has the lowest prices in the area on tobacco products; cigarette cartons starting at $39.00. Fresh coffee always on, beer, liquor, sodas, juice, snacks, sandwiches and Native American jewelry is displayed with pride…stop in TODAY. The editors of this 2015 Consumer Business Review recommend for the 7th year that you make Washoe One Stop Smoke Shop their one stop for all of their smoking needs!

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www.chinaeastreno.com

For real Chinese food and great service, knowledgeable diners make it a point to stop in at China East Restaurant at 1086 S. Virginia Street, (near Vassar Street), in Reno. People always find their favorite Chinese dishes prepared in the traditional Cantonese, Mandarin and Szechuan styles. Whether you order egg foo yung, pepper steak, shrimp in lobster sauce, pork lo mein or anything else from the extensive menu, the skilled chefs always take great care to use the freshest ingredients, and follow the original recipes closely. China East Restaurant has a nice selection of meat, fowl and seafood dishes, all cooked to perfection. There's something for every member of the family. China East Restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, and they feature family dinners and weekday lunch specials. If you would rather eat at home, just call 348-7020 and your order will be packaged to take out. The editors of this 2015 Consumer Business Review, for the 20th consecutive year, recommend China East Restaurant. Dine here...you'll return again and again!


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Best doggy daycare Pet Play House

Best head shop Art Dogs and Grace

Best dry cleaners Fabric Care Specialist

Best barber Vicky Brown

2403 E. Fourth St., 324-0202

218 Vassar St., 324-2787

900 W Moana Lane, 827-1411 18134 Wedge Parkway, 853-1252

240 Court St., 324-6133

Best independent hardware store Carter Bros Ace Hardware

Best home furnishings store RC Willey Home Furnishings

Best flower shop Sparks Florist

1001 Pyramid Way, Sparks, 358-8500

1215 S. Virginia St., 337-1200

1201 Steamboat Pkwy., 337-4600

Best hospital Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Best gadget store Scotland Yard Spy Shop

235 W. Sixth St., 770-3194

1085 S. Virginia St., 323-3232

Best place to buy vintage clothes Junkee Clothing Exchange & Antique Mall 960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

6139 S. Virginia St., 852-8023

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Best mall The Summit

13925 S. Virginia St., 853-7800

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550 W. Plumb Lane, 323-5100

2825 Longley Lane, 856-2000

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Rumors Full Service Salon

Best jewelry store Ince Jewelers

Best local non-casino business Nevada Humane Society

121 California Ave., 786-1188

822 S. Virginia St., 826-4119

Best gym Saint Mary’s Center for Health and Fitness 645 N. Arlington Ave., 770-3800

Best independent bookstore Sundance Books & Music Best independent CD/music store Recycled Records

Best grocery store Whole Foods Market

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Best men’s clothing store Macy’s

5100 Meadowood Mall Circle, 826-8333

Best mortgage company Guild Mortgage 5390 Kietzke Lane, 200-0155

Best practice studio Musician Rehearsal Center 587 Dunn Circle, 335-9494

Best nail technician Shyra Mckie A Salon 7

Best new business Two Chicks

752 S. Virginia St., 323-0600

Best video game store GameStop multiple locations

Best new car dealership Bill Pearce Motors/Courtesy Honda 780 Kietzke Lane, 789-7999

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IS YOUR ASTHMA UNCONTROLLED? WE CAN HELP!

DO YOU USE AN INHALER AND YOUR ASTHMA IS STILL NOT CONTROLLED? Allied Clinical Research is conducting a research study on an investigational medication that may help with the treatment of asthma.

You may qualify if you: • Are 12-75 years of age • Are in general good health • Currently take medication for asthma (other than a rescue inhaler) • Have been to the ER or used oral steroids (prednisone) for asthma within the last year • Have had at least 2 asthma attacks in the past year that were treated with steroid pills, liquids, or injection(s) If qualified you may receive at no cost: - Physical exam by a licensed physician - Study related medication - Study related laboratory exams ALL IS CONFIDENTIAL. NO INSURANCE NECESSARY. COMPENSATION will be provided to those who qualify

Best place to get pierced Black Hole Body Piercing 912 S. Virginia St., 329-6010

Best newspaper Reno News & Review

708 N. Center St., 324-4440

Best optical shop Adlington Eye Center & Eyeglass Gallery 500 W. Plumb Lane, 284-3937

Best children’s clothing boutique Sippee’s

955 S. Virginia St., 329-2110

Best outdoor gear selection Scheels All Sports

1200 Scheels Drive, 331-2700

Best outdoor outfitter REI 2225 Harvard Way, 828-9090

Best pet boarding Pet Play House

2403 E. Fourth St., 324-0202

Best pet store PetSmart

6675 S. Virginia St., 852-8490

Best pet supply store Healthy Tails 3892 Mayberry Drive, 787-2287

Best photography supply store Gordon’s Photo Service

5067 S. McCarran Blvd., 826-6488

For more information call us at 775-800-6999 or email: Info@alliedclinical.org

Best Pilates studio Ball Fitness Studio

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Best place to buy CDs Recycled Records

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822 S. Virginia St., 826-4119

Best business Facebook page Nevada Humane Society www.facebook.com/ nevadahumanesociety

Best place to buy playa garb Melting Pot World Emporium

1049 S. Virginia St., 322-9445

Best specialty ice cream store IceCycle Creamery

6147 Lakeside Drive, 827-2777

Best spectator sport Reno Aces Best tanning salon Sunsation

1450 E. Prater Way, Sparks, 359-9955

Best place to get an auto smogged Landa Muffler

Best thrift store Junkee Clothing Exchange & Antique Mall

Best place to shoot firearms The desert

Best used car dealership Internet Auto

Best print shop Digiprint

Best used clothing store Junkee Clothing Exchange

816 E. Fourth St., 322-0112

4865 Longley Lane, 786-4464

Best public relations agency The Glenn Group

50 Washington St., 686-7777

Best publication (that’s not us) Reno Tahoe Tonight Best recording studio Tanglewood Productions 125 Brinkby Ave., 688-6282

Best selection of local art Never Ender

25 St Lawrence Ave., 348-9440

Best computer store Reno Computer Fix 1170 S. Wells Ave., 996-0212

Best frame shop Fastframe

940 W. Moana Lane, 825-4499

Best shoe selection Dillard’s

13933 S. Virginia St., 852-3080

Best skateboard store Classic Skate Shop 677 S. Virginia St., 287-2600

Best place to get a car repaired Landa Muffler & Brake

816 E. Fourth St., 322-0112

Best spa Dolce Vita Wellness Spa

16640 Wedge Parkway, 722-0032

Best specialty foods store Whole Foods Market

6139 S. Virginia St., 852-8023

Best garden nursery Moana Lane Garden Center

1100 W. Moana Lane, 825-0600

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

1220 Kietzke Lane, 379-2252

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

Best bank Heritage Bank of Nevada multiple locations

Best veterinarian Kings Row Pet Hospital

3653 Kings Row, 747-1211

Best wedding reception site [tie] Chism House

1401 W. Second St., 322-5455

The Grove

95 Foothill Road, 324-7683

Best wine shop Total Wine & More

6671 S. Virginia St., 853-3669

Best wireless phone service coverage Verizon Best women’s clothing boutique The Niche

1300 E. Plumb Lane, 348-8661

Best yoga instructor Angie Fraley The Studio

Best yoga studio The Studio

1085 S. Virginia St. 284-5545

Best athletic shoe selection Scheels All Sports

1200 Scheels Drive, 331-2700

Best independent house cleaning service White Lotus 35 N. Edison Way, 525-8100


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Thursday, August 27, 2015 5:00 pm cocktails 6:30 pm dinner The Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Reno

The Dinner of Champions, honoring community leaders, The Dolan Family, raises critical funds for cutting-edge MS research for better treatments and a cure, as well as services to help people with multiple sclerosis and their families to move their lives forward.

Partial proceeds benefit the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum.

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The Seed

Even for seasonal bicycle riders, there’s something wholesome about riding your bike. No doubt about it, it gets the lungs and heart pumping, and—except for yelling at inattentive or rude automobile drivers—it’s really hard not to smile. There just aren’t that many simple pleasures that improve a person’s disposition so readily. Another one is a healthful meal. Raw and barely processed foods can mimic almost any flavor—even foods that most people would think of as unhealthful, like red meat. But the thing about The Seed, downstairs from Reno’s best yoga hangout, The Studio, is that often they don’t attempt to make the food taste like something cooked or with meat in it. They let the ingredients speak for themselves, and after lunch, pedaling away with a full stomach and a smile on your face feels like you just did something, well, wholesome.

Best cyclist to heckle

Drea Ballard

We here at the RN&R love bicycles. We’d like to see a bike lane on every street and a bike helmet on every child. That said, every once in a while even we like to engage time-honored tradition of harassing cyclists. We don’t mean mocking the 50-year-old men riding kid bikes while smoking cigarettes because they lost their license after a DUI. No, those people deserve our respect. We like to mock the people who ride bikes because they’re young and strong. People like Drea Ballard, the talented guitarist of Moondog Matinee and Jake Houston & the Royal Flush. The dude makes his living as a bicycle courier for Bootleg Courier Co., and if you travel around Reno much, you’ll probably see him at least once a week, zipping around all fast and free and healthy. Be sure to yell, “Get a car, hippie!”

PICKS Best annual bicycle event Tour de Nez

Best place to get doored Virginia Street

Best bicycle nonprofit Reno Bike Project

Best place to get hit by a distracted driver Virginia Street

Best bicycle shop Great Basin Bicycles

Best place to run over goatheads Anywhere/everywhere/all of Reno

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Best bicycle-ride destination Verdi Best bike mechanic Steven Lewis (Great Basin Bicycles)

Best street bicycle racer Erica Greif Best street candidate for bike lanes Virginia Street

Best cyclist hangout Hub Coffee Roasters

Best street for biking Mayberry Drive

727 Riverside Drive, 453-1911

Best mountain biker Trevor DeRuisé

Best trick bicyclist Paul Basagoitia

Best place to eat or drink after a ride Hub Coffee Roasters

Most bicyclefriendly business Hub Coffee Roasters

727 Riverside Drive, 453-1911

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Mayor Hillary Scheive

Is there anything harder to find than a politician who’s willing to say what’s on his or her mind? Sure, there are exceptions like Donald Trump, but he’s just pandering to the psychotic base; there can be little doubt that he doesn’t actually believe the things that come out of his mouth. No, in Reno, we have Madame Mayor, who, through speaking her mind, ends up on many people’s hit lists. An offhand comment about the Reno Arch fuels headlines for days or a reasoned comment about the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitor’s Authority has all the Chicken Littles looking to the sky. Sure, we have to look twice at payments to friends who ran her campaigns or the appointments of

friends onto the Airport Authority, but as long as she keeps speaking from her heart, we’re going to keep listening.

Best do-gooder

Denise Yoxsimer

The board of the Committee to Aid Abused Women alienated a large part of its support base with its handling of founder/director Joni Kaiser’s departure, but no one can fault her replacement—Denise Yoxsimer, long one of the area’s treasures. Her previous ports of call include KTVN News, Washoe Medical Center and KNPB fundraising. She was the ideal person to win back community support. 1735 Vassar St., 329-4150

Best volunteer Lynette Sweigert Best visual artist Jeramie Lu

Best public figure to fantasize about Hillary Schieve

Best muralist Shawn Jaime

Best principal Krissy Brown

Best social networker Chris Payne

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You’re driving along South Virginia Street, admiring the bustling activity along the Midtown District, with new businesses ostensibly opening every day along the city artery and into Wells Avenue. Then you see it: a retail and commercial abyss at the corner of Plumb Lane and Virginia Street. After the remainder of the old Park Lane Mall was torn down in 2009, the site has remained vacant. At one time, actor/director/property developer Max Baer Jr. (better known as Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies) considered the site for a new hotel-casino, but his controversial plan to develop Jethro’s was abandoned when he failed to came up with the capital. So if Reno does not want a new casino-resort occupying that land, what about an amusement park? It’s better than that daily reminder of inertia that plagues that spot. OPINION | NEWS |   |  GREEN 30   |  RN&R august| 6, BEST 2015

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Nice thing about being a drinker in a Reno nowadays is that you don’t even need a car. Most of the best bars are all in walking distance of each other. That’s probably why there’s one of those themed bar crawls, like the Superhero Crawl or the Zombie Crawl, nearly every other weekend. You can start in downtown, at Imperial or Monolith, say, and then head south across the river OPINION

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1864 is a hep joint for young people, but older members of families can still feel welcome and cozy here, and will have much to discuss. (“Grandmother had a couch just like this, but hers was ugly.” “Who’s that supposed to be an old picture of?” “What a clean bathroom.” And so on.) The craft cocktails are

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From the moment a customer walks through the doors of Battle Born Tattoo, our team strives to make their tattoo experience as memorable as the art itself. Located on the edge of the revitalized Wells Ave. Conservation District, Battle Born Tattoo is an award-winning hub of talented artists who truly value customer experience. Seasoned artists Jared Blue, Jay Dee Skinner, and Ryan Spencer, along with owner Archie Wood, offer extensive portfolios of work to choose from. Each specializes in various styles, and are matched appropriately to your vision. Customers have come to expect superior service, quality work, and a top-notch sterile environment at Battle Born Tattoo. We have no shop minimum and gladly accept walk-ins. Please visit our location to find out what sets our shop apart.

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In Comstock days, ore was brought over Mount Davidson, down the Jumbo Grade, across a bridge over Washoe Lake to the Ophir Mill (that ruin alongside U.S. 395). There was also a mining camp, Jumbo, on the grade in the early 20th century. Jumbo Grade is still there, and a nifty hike. It’s a 10-miler, with year-round mixed use including hiking/running, mountain biking, pack and saddle, motorcycling, and ATVs. It’s not the hardest trail in the area, just about 950 elevation from the bottom to the top, but if it’s too tough, you can always head over to the Best Place to Drink with your Mom. For details, go to www.nvtrailmaps.com/trail. php?trail=829 OPINION

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Verdi Trails West is maybe 10 minutes from Reno, and it straddles the state line. With around 3,000 deeded acres of U.S. Forest Service land and friendly staff who’ll put up with the clumsiest of rhinestone cowboys, this place is a nice go-to for horseback riding, especially if you’ve got visitors in town who are looking for a Western-y experience. Everyone from pro riders to wide-eyed tourists in pretty sandals and 10-gallon hats can be spotted here, and all are made to feel welcome. Lee Lizotte is the contact, at 345-7600.

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OK, every ice cream shop offers samples, and if a cream-seeker is injudicious, he or she can get almost as much from the samples as in a small cup—not that anyone gets a small cup. But don’t you often get the feeling that the server is in on the scam, and that they slow down providing the tasty morsels once the uncertain get three or four tastes? Not so at IceCycle Creamery, Jeremy DeMarzo and crew not only don’t skimp on the samples, they encourage visitors to try out the new flavors, occasionally proffering a little paddle of delight before it’s even asked for. And since the little ice cream and sandwich shop specializes in putting together flavors never imagined in the larger and more corporate outfits, there are constantly new flavors to try. You don’t need to ride a bike or to have a handlebar mustache to receive the coolest reception in town—but it doesn’t hurt.

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Beto’s Taqueria

Here’s to the sort of hole-in-the-wall restaurants where your Coke comes in a bottle, your cheese skews toward the liquid orange, and you’re craving a return visit as soon as you leave. Such is Beto’s. The nachos here boast nicely seasoned meat and fixings adrift in gas-station queso—that’s sure what it tastes like, anyway—and the combination makes for a happy clash (think wine and a Snicker’s bar, or maybe a bikini made of fur). The Beto’s nacho effect is a food tornado wrapped inside a gastrointestinal conundrum wrapped inside the proverbial wet burrito—another must-try menu item—and it’ll spice up your world.

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Casale’s Halfway Club

Hyperbole is risky in journalism, so we won’t attest to Reno’s Halfway Club being the oldest restaurant in the state at age 78, but that’s the claim, and it truly is a relic of Reno’s colorful past. Matriarch Inez Casale Stempeck, usually addressed as Mama, is there many nights.

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Best barbecue restaurant BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company 80 E. Victorian Ave., Sparks, 355-9920

Best breakfast Clary’s Bar & Grill Best Truckee restaurant Squeeze In

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Kids are all about summer vacation for about the first two weeks that school’s out of session, then before long they’re whining about how there’s nothing to do. If you’ve got a youngster between the ages of 6 and 10, perhaps you may consider immersing him or her in the arts to get out of the summertime doldrums. Arts for All Nevada (formerly VSA arts) offers camps during school breaks throughout the year. A half-day, four-class session costs $75 and kids get exposure to visual, musical and performing arts through hands-on activities and projects. Arts for All Nevada offers classes at the Lake Mansion, 250 Court St., as well as off-site locations in Sparks including the Alf Sorensen Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd. and Larry D. Johnson Community Center, 1200 12th St. Call 826-6100 or visit www.artsforallnevada.org.

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The drive-in movie theater is such a weird, old-fashioned pleasure that it can be easy to take for granted or forget about entirely. But El Rancho Drive-In is a jewel. It’s cheaper than the regular ol’ indoor movie theater, and you almost always get a double feature. The kids love it, and they can run around a little bit. It’s the best parts of camping—snuggling up with your loved ones beneath an open sky—combined with the pleasures of the cinema: watching movies and stuffing face with popcorn and candy. Plus, the facility hosts a great, surreal, multicultural swap meet on weekend days. Pro tips for movie nights: Get there early to get a good spot and avoid the long, badly managed wait to get inside. And bring a good battery-powered portable radio, because there’s nothing worse than sleeping through the back half of a double feature and then waking up to discover a dead car battery.

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The social media app Instagram might just seem like a platform for narcissists, an outlet for selfies and pictures of pets and food. Yet somehow—partly inspired by a dumb pun—a group of Reno women used the app to launch an event that encapsulates and celebrates Reno’s ongoing cultural renaissance. (And yeah, we agree that the city’s supposed renaissance has been overhyped, but if you don’t believe it’s real then you haven’t been paying attention to Reno’s art, food, music and technology scenes.) The Reno Instagrammys is a celebration of Reno’s amateur and professional photographers, and it awards trophies to users of the application in categories like “Urban Landscape,” “Dance Video” and “Home Means Nevada.” The trophies were all made by different local artists, the proceeds benefited the nonprofit organization the Holland Project, and the ceremony last summer was one of the best parties of the year. Then, in February, they topped themselves with an even better party, a masquerade called the Illuminati Ball. This year, the event, scheduled for September, has moved up to a much larger venue, the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. OPINION

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Reno’s experimental jazz scene swings

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lEctRonic distoRtion, unpredictable drops, driving bass guitar and a pounding backbeat assault the senses. You might immediately mistake the sounds for electronica, or edm, or even heavy metal. But as Reno’s Run through the tape trio begin to jam, unleashing original music by tristan selzler, it’s clear that something old has been made new again. as the trio comprised of selzler on keys, Jordan Keach on bass, and miguel Jimenez on percussion—all university of Nevada, Reno-trained jazz musicians—ramps up, some of the soulful, warm melodies emerge that bear an unmistakable jazz quality. amid the breathless frenzy surrounding electronic dance music reverberating in nightclubs, an old, unexpected friend is resurfacing and finding an all-new scene. Jazz, which some may consider the stuff old folks listened to before rock ’n’ roll came along, has a growing and thriving contingent of players here in Reno who have found new ways to expand the genre and its audience.

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Not the same old tuNe “The jazz scene in Reno is very modern right now,” said Miguel Jimenez, a jazz percussionist out of Las Vegas. Like many other prominent local jazz musicians before him in this area, Jimenez is a student at UNR’s jazz and improvisational music program, which hosts the Reno Jazz Festival and boasts such world-class faculty as critically acclaimed recording artist and founding member of New York’s School for Improvisational Music Peter Epstein, Grammy-nominated and critically acclaimed musician and composer Adam Benjamin, and piano prodigy and award-winning recording artist James Winn. “The UNR students are creating groups constantly, branching out and creating new kinds of music,” Jimenez said. “I’ll play in a traditional jazz group with a few guys one day, and then I’ll play funk with those same guys the next, or rock, but their roots are in jazz.” “It’s hard to put jazz in a box,” said Selzler, who earned both bachelor and master’s degrees in the UNR jazz program and has been working as a full-time musician in the Reno-Tahoe area for about 10 years. Among his credits are composer of more than 200 works,

musician with numerous local bands including reggae group Keyser Soze, music director for the Unity Center in Reno, faculty member at the Davidson Academy and Western Nevada College, and founder of the Reno Jazz Syndicate, a group of local musicians playing primarily jazz and blues that come together in a freelance way to assemble and reassemble for gigs around the area.

Face the music What makes jazz appealing to the scene’s major players is musicianship that’s hard to find in a lot of contemporary popular music. Darcy Kathleen, a local jazz singer with training in elementary education and architecture and interior design, divides her time among teaching music and vocal technique to kids at Tahoe School of Music and singing at gigs primarily in the Truckee-Tahoe area, along with her guitarist husband, Lucas Arizu. She says jazz drew her in because it’s unpredictable. “I like it because it’s multidimensional, chaotic at times,” she said. “I love to see what happens with jazz. Every time you do a song, it’s different.” To illustrate her point, she says her young pupils love Taylor Swift.

“I’ll have them sing, and I’m comping them on the ukulele, but when you take all that sampling and stuff out of the background, you see it’s really just two chords.” But this, she points out, is exactly what makes Swift so memorable and accessible to audiences, whereas jazz can be frustrating as an improvisational art form. “But when you see musicians doing what they do. … When you watch Tristan or Miguel, you’re like ‘Whoa!’ You’re watching masters, these skillful musicians with years of education. It’s intelligent.” What’s great about the jazz scene, these musicians say, is the increasing number of venues willing to offer it. “A lot of musicians make a good living here,” says Selzler. “It’s not like back in the ’60s and ’70s, when the casino work was so lucrative. But there’s a lot of work.” All of them point to the Loving Cup on California Avenue as a hotbed of activity for local jazz musicians. The social club puts a heavy emphasis on live music and presents live bands and jam sessions every Thursday night. Selzler, who books its jazz gigs, realized recently that he had planned a seven-week lineup entirely comprised of jazz bands, every one of them different from the others, ranging from New Orleans brass band to acid jazz, to original


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around the area, into Carson and Tahoe and California. Older guys talk about how, in the ’70s, they didn’t leave the house for $100. Now you’re lucky to get a $100 gig.” But as Mayhall points out, while charging more makes sense in some cases, it’s better to be working than not, regardless of the money. “If all you can get is $25 per person, and there’s nothing else going on that night anyway, you kind of have to take it,” he says. “It depends who you are. I’d rather have a job so I don’t have to worry about money, so I can do what I want musically and not worry how much I’m being paid. … For club owners, if they can make more money by paying a DJ, that’s what they’re going to do. We have a lot of people who aren’t willing to pay for what they think they want. If people are struggling, they’ll take a $40 gig rather than nothing. You can’t demand more when they can just go with someone else.” Ultimately, though, they all say the scene seems to be growing, with audiences steadily increasing in size at the Loving Cup and other venues, and starting to discover jazz in new and meaningful ways. As Jimenez points out, “It’s a small scene, but there’s a jazz for everyone.” Ω

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works by himself and other local composers. On Sundays, head to the Sands for jazz at the pool during the day or to St. James Infirmary, also on Cal Ave, for live jazz that night. Also at St. James on the last Friday of each month is a soul night affectionately called “Soul Slap.” Then, catch more on Wednesdays at Se7en Teahouse and Bar in the West Street Market. Wild River Grille, The Terrace at the Peppermill Reno, and even The Seed in Midtown offer live jazz as well. Then there’s Truckee’s Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats—with its regular lineup of jazz—as well as other Tahoe-area venues. You can pretty much catch live jazz any night of the week in the Reno-Tahoe area, and each night will be unique. What’s not so great, some say, is that the scene may be too small and low-paying to support the large number of musicians ready to play—particularly in Reno. “Reno has its ups and downs with clubs and places in casinos that flourish and flounder,” said Mike Mayhall, a graduate of the UNR jazz program who plays bass around the area with other local jazz artists, and supplements this passion by working full time as a cook. “If anything, it’s a little saturated, with not enough for everyone to make a living. There’s only so much work, so we spread

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Virginia Street is for lovers Reimagining Virginia Street What makes a city? There’s the technical answer— population, resources, geography by Ashley and public transportation are what Hennefer constitutes a place as a city, which is the label that already classifies Reno and Sparks. But an urban environment where people can have safe, memorable experiences is another matter entirely. Creating a city like this requires the collaboration of artists, designers, historians, engineers and urban planners. Photo/Ashley hennefer

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To spur this collaboration, the Nevada Museum of Art hosted a community talk, “Reimagining the Virginia Street Corridor,” on July 31. Lee Gibson, the executive director of the Regional Transportation Committee of Washoe County, delivered the talk and showcased some new plans and concepts the RTC will unveil in 2016. NMA representative Amanda Horn emphasized the necessity of artists to help improve this region. “I think the biggest contribution artists can make to corridor transit is to help inform the process by attending the working group and public meetings and sharing ideas,” says Horn. “Artists and designers bring a different viewpoint that, when shared with engineers and planners, can truly help to define a great corridor.” Gibson referred to the Virginia Street corridor—which spans through the University, downtown and midtown—as the “soul of the community.” “Virginia and Fourth and Prater, in my mind, are sort of the axis of our community. They’re both the historic

corridors, they’re both the areas and corridors where our community evolved from and developed from, and it’s where we see a lot of economic development.” Early in the talk, Gibson established three “buzzwords” that drive RTC’s process for upcoming projects: “history, technology, and the environment.” This means finding a purpose for the historical spaces and buildings that still have cultural significance. It means connecting this to 21st century transportation, innovation and safety. It requires adding more bike lanes, walking paths and parklets to encourage sustainable transit and public green spaces. This is where artists play a role in making the spaces more inviting and interesting to locals. “Design and architecture inform how people interact with space,” says Horn. “Transit provides a perfect opportunity for creative interactions with built environments.” According to RTC representative Michael Moreno, RTC works with a community panel to select artists. “We’ve got art in a lot of our facilities,” he says, citing the sculptures in the Kietzke Lane roundabout and the Donald Lipski installations, “Jackson” and “Cow Catcher” in the Fourth Street and Centennial Plaza bus stations. Although the Virginia Street project is still in the works, Moreno says art and design will play an important role. “People want to create a sense of place,” he says. Several RTC concepts show larger sidewalks, multipurpose lanes for cycling and walking, street parking, lane dividers, and no shortage of plants like trees and shrubs. This is intended to maintain direct access for the businesses along that route, while providing more options for people to get around beyond driving. “We had to come back to the question of, ‘What is the purpose of travel? What is the purpose of mobility?” said Gibson. Despite the upcoming improvements made to the Virginia Street corridor, it’s not about changing the identity of downtown Reno; it’s about drawing people back to it to enjoy the area where the city was born. “Art plays a dynamic role in the projects we do,” says Moreno. “It builds a sense of pride, ownership and identity within the community.” Ω


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You can now get the most authentic Thai food this side of Thailand at Moo Dang, in the Biggest Little City. Newly opened on the tip of Midtown, this familyrun spot prides itself on bringing all the Thai flavors out in the food. There's no “watering it down” here. The traditional dishes like Pud Thai and Garden Rolls have a kick or twist you won't find elsewhere. Everything is made fresh to order; nothing sits in a fridge. And those Garden Rolls aren't stuffed with noodles - they're full of veggies and your choice of meat with a fresh cilantro lime sauce - 4 for $6.50. The Moo Dang Red Roasted Pork is made to perfection with a honey sesame dressing and soy dipping sauce for $9.95. For a traditional Thai experience, give the Mee Kra Tee a look. It's stir-fried Sen Mee noodles with Tofu, bean sprouts, green onion, egg and red shallot coconut sauce. You may not even find that one in Bangkok! It's straight from the family cookbook. The Ba Mee Moo Dang is another offthe-charts, unique find. Start it off with one of their specials like Deep-fried Fish Balls with a fresh peanut dipping sauce for $3 and you could easily imagine you're at an eatery on the streets of Phuket. Moo Dang owners John and Opal have selected some great craft beers that pair well with everything. This family has built a place and menu that brings Thailand to Reno - and Reno is ready!

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Our server was friendly, accommodating questions and requests. One of the young girls ordered chicken soup ($5.95) from the kids’ menu, but her sister wanted wonton soup. Though usually only on the adult menu, we were served a child-sized portion for just a dollar more ($6.95). We adults kicked things off with a free order of fish balls ($3 value), courtesy of a social media “check-in special.” Three balls of chopped and formed fish were deep-fried in light tempura, served on a single skewer with a side of mixed greens and a sweet vinegar/peanut sauce. The balls have a springy texture and mild flavor—perhaps not for everyone, but I enjoyed mine. Sharing a bit of the same texture, the thin shrimp cakes ($11.95) were actually a blend of shrimp and pork with Thai seasonings, fried golden brown in panko bread crumbs and served with a very light plum sauce. The price seemed high until we tasted it. Worth it. Rice paper-wrapped garden rolls ($6.50) filled with minced pork, shiitake mushroom, carrot, lettuce and GREEN

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basil were served with a mildly spicy cilantro sauce. The delicate presentation and savory seasoning elevated this classic finger food over similar Southeast Asian wraps. Not remotely chewy, very fresh flavors, and pretty on the plate. The daily special appetizer, Moo Ping ($6), provided the only true misstep of the meal. Skewers of grilled, seasoned pork served with a very savory sauce had all the flavor and tender texture you’d hope for, with two out of four being perfect. The third was a bit fatty, and then I somehow drew the “lucky” skewer that was not only fatty, but included a large, indigestible chunk of gristle I had to leave on the plate. A surprising error considering that the other techniques demonstrated by the chef were well above average. Our shared entrees soon arrived along with a bowl of steamed white rice—most dishes are available with a choice of meats or tofu. A superb example of chicken Panang curry with coconut milk, kaffir lime leaf, cabbage, carrot and broccoli satisfied even the curry-challenged diner of our group ($10.95). The veggies were al dente and the sauce scooped onto plain rice was bliss. Next up, Moo Dang Fried Rice featuring the eponymous pork, diced carrot, peas, green onion, and egg with pickled ginger garnish ($10.95). Yum. Drunken Noodles—a dish involving no booze and plenty of theories about the name—combines broad rice noodles stir-fried with beef, onion, bell pepper, green beans and fresh basil ($10.95). Hearty, spicy stuff. Balancing against the bold, a small order of Tom Ka Soup mellowed things out a bit with a beautifully rendered blend of coconut broth, lemongrass, galanga root, lime leaves, onion, tomato and button mushroom, garnished with cilantro and green onion ($8.50). Three out of four felt the Kra-Pow! spicy basil dish with shrimp was the best thing out of a tableful of great dishes ($12.95). This stir-fried mix of Thai chili oil, garlic, onion, bell pepper, green beans and basil was something to write home about. Large shrimp swimming in a sea of love. The kids enjoyed Coconut Ice Cream ($3.95) as we adults employed a “no leftovers” policy while planning a return visit. It can’t come too soon. Ω

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Pleasure Cruise Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation As with many of the sequels this summer (Terminator Genisys, Jurassic World), Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, the fifth in the series, is a decent piece of summer fluff entertainment, but little more than that. Tom Cruise, whose hair stylist includes a little too much red in the mix resulting in a hue not quite fitting the state of his by complexion, is back as Ethan Hunt. This time Bob Grimm around, he’s hanging from airplanes in an unnatural and impossible posture, performb g ri m m @ ne w s re v i e w . c o m ing overly long tasks underwater and riding a motorcycle again. Everything he does is in service of a typically convoluted plot, this one involving some sort of evil syndicate of international agents who have faked their deaths and are looking to terrorize the planet. All sorts of nationalities are in on the evil, but the United Kingdom is especially nasty in this one, giving the whole thing a little bit of a James Bond vibe.

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In addition to London, Ethan goes to Morocco, Paris and Jupiter. (I’m kidding about Jupiter, but wouldn’t that be cool?) If you’re late for the movie, just stay home, because you will miss the airplane stunt where Cruise clings to an airborne jet while Simon Pegg looks on in horror. Some folks came into my screening a little late and missed the entire sequence. I wanted to walk up to them, point a finger, and yell, “Ha, ha, ha … tardy, tardy, oh so farty, you and yours missed the plane stunt party! You suck! Go home!” Realizing that had I done this, the entire theater would’ve kicked my ass, I refrained. Speaking of Pegg, his Benji-thecomputer-analyst-guy gets a bigger role this time around, elevating to the level of spunky sidekick. He gets to scream and

moan during car chases and, in the finale, has a scene with a bomb that’s one of the cooler moments in the movie. It’s a good move having Cruise and Pegg pair up. It adds a level of humor not present in previous installments. Newcomer to the series Alec Baldwin gets a couple of good scenes as the CIA guy trying to eradicate Hunt’s agency. Rebecca Ferguson is impressive as an English agent who may or may not be a villain and, yes, is quite decent looking in a bikini. Jeremy Renner is around to crack wise as he messes with Baldwin’s character, while Ving Rhames still gets to collect a paycheck. As for Emilio Estevez, sadly, he’s still dead after his elevator accident in the first film. This movie is directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who won a screenwriting Oscar for The Usual Suspects, directed Cruise in Jack Reacher, and wrote the incredible screenplay for Cruise’s vastly underrated Edge of Tomorrow. He’s officially in the Tom Cruise business. Now, back to the subject of Cruise’s hair. I’m thinking his stylist should allow a little gray to come through, and should opt for something a little more dark brown. The reddishorange tint is bothering me, especially when the light hits it in a certain way. It makes him look older than he actually is. Come on, we all saw him totally gray in Collateral. He looked sharp, and that was over 10 years ago. Embrace the gray, Tom! Embrace the gray! Word is out that Cruise is going to make Mission: Impossible 6, and who knows what crazy stunt he will subject himself to next time out. He’s scaled the tallest building in the world, gone cliff climbing, and held onto an airplane while it takes off. Perhaps he will eat a whole glob of wasabi in one chomp at a sushi restaurant. That would be insane! Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is my least favorite MI yet, but it’s still a good film. Things feel a little by-the-numbers this time, but Cruise is a crazy bastard willing to go all out for his movies, and this installment is no exception. The dude is nuts, and we, the movie-viewing public, benefit from this. Ω


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This is another Pixar masterpiece, not only because it looks fantastic, but also because it generates real, genuine feelings. It also has some of that blissful, bizarre insanity that made Up such a winner (the films share the same director in Pete Docter). There are creations in this movie that just burst with genius energy. The movie takes place inside the mind of Riley (voice of Kaitlyn Dias), newly displaced from Minnesota to a small house in San Francisco with her parents (Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan). Inside Riley’s mind we see her emotions, played by the likes of Amy Poehler as Joy, Bill Hader as Fear, Lewis Black as Anger, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, and Mindy Kaling as Disgust. Along with being very funny, the film bluntly addresses the loss of memories as we grow up, how memories can be forever tainted with sadness, and just how important sadness is to any human being. It’s all handled in a Pixar way, which doesn’t mean whitewashed and sanitary. At times, the film is actually quite brutal and startling.

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Ian McKellen is shockingly good as the infamous Sherlock Holmes in this decidedly unorthodox twist on the sleuth’s story. McKellen plays him as an aging man in his 90s, fighting memory loss and struggling to recall the details of a case that caused him to walk away from the detective life. He does this on an estate accompanied by his housekeeper (a typically wonderful Laura Linney), her son (the charming Milo Parker) and his bees. The film features flashbacks to 20 years earlier (which has McKellen playing somewhere in the vicinity of his actual age), with Holmes trying to remember the circumstances involving a beautiful woman, her husband and a Japanese man. Things are a little slow-going at first, but when the pieces all get put together, it’s a nice payoff. Director Bill Condon (miles away from his pitiful stint on the Twilight series) has made a film full of sumptuous visuals, splendid acting and good humor. McKellen plays Holmes as a dignified, if sometimes nasty, older man who never wore that silly hat or smoked that huge pipe. In an interesting twist, his character is actually world famous and the subject of movies he considers garbage. The year has been a little light on great performances so far. McKellen’s is certainly one of them. His interactions with Linney and Parker are classically good. Condon and McKellen worked together before (Gods and Monsters). This stands as a much welcomed reunion.

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Adam Sandler, in mopey dog wiseass mode, plays Brenner, installer of home video equipment and best friend to Cooper (Kevin James), the president of the United States. Brenner is a former video game whiz kid who lost a world championship to Eddie (Peter Dinklage) when he failed to come through during a round of Donkey Kong. That loss sent him on some sort of damaged ego spiral that ruined his life, while fellow gamer Cooper went on to be the leader of the free world. While Brenner is out making the rounds and trying to score with Violet (Michelle Monaghan), a customer going through marital turmoil, Guam is attacked by the 1980s video game Galaga. It turns out that aliens have retrieved a videotape of old games shot into space in the early ’80s and interpreted it as a declaration of war on their planet. So

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This is one of the better boxing movies in many years. Jake Gyllenhaal transforms himself as Billy Hope, a boxer at the top of the world with a beautiful wife (Rachel McAdams) and daughter (Oona Laurence). He loses everything, Rocky V style, and must fight for redemption and the custody of his child. Forest Whitaker plays Billy’s unorthodox trainer, reminiscent of the role Burgess Meredith played in the Rocky films. Yes, I’m comparing this movie to Rocky in many ways because it is clear director Antoine Fuqua draws much of his inspiration from that series. Gyllenhaal, like Robert De Niro in Raging Bull before him, put himself through a rigorous training process to become a convincing fighter, and he certainly looks the part in the ring. Out of the ring, Billy mumbles a lot, which makes sense considering the amount of blows he’s taken to the head. It’s a typically great performance from Gyllenhaal, who rises above the moments where the script becomes a little too conventional. Laurence, who’s reminiscent of a young Natalie Wood, does strong work as the daughter who has to put up with a dad who can’t seem to get his act together.

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The hilarious Amy Schumer gets her first starring vehicle with a screenplay she wrote under the directorial tutelage of Judd Apatow and costarring Bill Hader. I would say this movie signals the arrival of Schumer as a cinematic force to be reckoned with. She plays Amy, a magazine writer playing the field in New York and doing it rather sloppily. When she’s assigned a story covering a sports medicine doctor (Hader), she unexpectedly falls for the guy, which puts into flux her whole plan to just fool around with a lot of people. Schumer has crafted a pretty run-of-the-mill romantic comedy plotline with her screenplay, peppered with sometimes beautifully shocking profanity. She shows that she has the ability to nail the laughs, but she can also bring the emotional stuff, too. She has a funeral scene that is, dare I say, sublime. Hader is his always-terrific self as the shell-shocked boyfriend just trying to bring some stability into Amy’s life, and Colin Quinn is terrific as her retirement home-dwelling father. The story is a little weak and predictable, but Schumer and Hader are awesome together, so that makes this very much worthwhile.

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After a shocking directorial exodus and a series of rewrites, Marvel’s Ant-Man makes it to the screen as a reasonably enjoyable piece of summer fare thanks to the total charmer playing the title character. Paul Rudd is Scott Lang, a wisecracking professional thief given a new lease on life when Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) shows him the wonders of his incredible shrinking suit. Rudd was given the job by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), who left the film as its director after working on the project for years. While Wright still gets an executive producer credit and some writing credit, Peyton Reed (Yes Man), a virtual stranger to big budget blockbusters, wound up at the helm with a script rewrite from Adam McKay and Rudd himself. Reed does a good—although not outstanding—job in Wright’s place. The framework for the movie plays it mighty safe, with an emphasis on family viewing and very little of the offbeat touches that are the hallmark of a Wright affair. Still, Rudd is great as the title character, and some of the shrinking sequences are a blast.

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One of the summer’s best bets isn’t even in theaters, but gracing Netflix. David Wain and Michael Showalter have finally birthed their Wet Hot American Summer prequel as an eight episode Netflix series, but I see it as a four-hour movie feast of dick fart humor. The film takes place in the same year (1981) as the camp in Wet Hot, but this time it’s the first day rather than the last day. Everybody has returned and there has been no effort to make the likes of Showalter, Janeane Garofalo, Bradley Cooper and Amy Poehler look any younger. (Paul Rudd, A.D. Miles and Michael Ian Black somehow look younger than they did in 2001.) New additions to the cast include Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm and Jason Schwartzman, and they make the day at Camp Firewood all the more special. Ken Marino’s character is even more of a virgin than he was in the original—and he punches his own cock a lot—and Christopher Meloni’s Gene the Cook is living a lie in a secret identity. (We also find out how his can of vegetables attained its voice.) Because it’s set in the 1980s, toxic waste, bad gym shorts and Weird Al Yankovic all play prominent roles. If you hated the original film, you will hate this, and I feel sorry for you. If you regard the original as one of the funniest movies ever made, as I now do, then this stuff is heaven, and we need more. New songs include the Pat Benatar-like “Heart Attack of Love” and Paul Rudd’s searing rendition of “Champagne Eyes.” (All eight episodes are available as a first-run series on Netflix.)

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a musician,” said Goodin. “I need inspiration, and watching movement, I feel fed.” The duo have collaborated on two recent performances. The first was called “Wake Up and Be,” in which Dahlaw and other dancers enacted movements based on creation myths accompanied by Goodin playing accordion music centered around the familiar folk melody “Frere Jacques.” The piece was performed in guerilla fashion at places like the university and near City Hall. The performances were intentionally disruptive. “It was about coming out of this stupor that we’re in, culturally, where were just dying, not living soulfully, not connected to the vibrant pulse of life, and who wants to live like that?” said Dahlaw. Their other recent collaboration was a piece called “The Knock Knock Neighborhood Show.” It was a site-specific performance at Pat Baker Park for Artown. Dahlaw and another dance artist, Rebecca Bone, moved among small cardboard houses. “We were playing with the ideas of being inside these containers that are homes and being outside them, and the way that we can go through our lives in some frantic, busy way and totally not relate, and then finding the ways we can relate,” said Dahlaw. Goodin played melodica—a flute-like instrument—live, accompanied by pre-recorded accordion tracks and other music as well as snippets of interviews with residents from the neighborhood near the park. The primary musical motif was the theme song from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. “I live in this particular neighborhood, and I’m interested in intersections of community, the ways neighborhoods shift, and the way my particular neighborhood has all this history,” Dahlaw said. For Dahlaw, dance is a way of exploring personal geography. “I’m really into concepts of who we are as people, how we relate to the land, the stories that we tell ourselves and the mythologies, and how that all comprises who we are as people,” she said. “All that information—we embody it. I’m really interested in the embodiment of ideas and feelings, and how that gets expressed.” Ω

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George Souza, 6pm, no cover George Souza, 6pm, no cover

10142 Rue Hilltop, Truckee; (530) 587-5711

3rd Street, 125 W. Third St., 323-5005: 3rd Comedy Street,Night 125 W. Third St., 323-5005: & Improv w/Patrick Shillito, Comedy & Improv w/Patrick Shillito, W, 9pm, Night no cover W, 9pm, no cover Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St., Carson Nugget, N. Carson Carson City,507 882-1626: MylesSt., Weber, Carson 882-1626: Myles Weber, F, 7:30pm,City, $13-$15 7:30pm,at$13-$15 The F,Improv Harveys Cabaret, Harveys The Lake Improv at Harveys Cabaret, Harveys Tahoe, Stateline, (800) 553-1022: Lake Stateline, (800) Bobby Tahoe, Collins, Th-F, Su, 9pm, $25; 553-1022: Sa, 8pm, Bobby Collins, Th-F, Su, 9pm, Sa, 8pm, 10pm, $30; Vince Morris, Nika$25; Williams, 10pm, W, 9pm,$30; $25Vince Morris, Nika Williams, W, 9pm, $25 at Silver Legacy Resort Laugh Factory Laugh Factory Resort Casino, 407at N. Silver VirginiaLegacy St., 325-7401: Casino, N. Virginia St., 325-7401: Bill Dawes,407 F-Sa, 7:30pm, 9:30pm, $27.45Bill Dawes, 7:30pm, 9:30pm, $27.45$32.95; Su,F-Sa, 7:30pm, $21.95-$27.95; $32.95; $21.95-$27.95; Bob Zany,Su,Tu,7:30pm, W, 7:30pm, $21.95-$27.45 Bob Zany, Comedy Tu, W, 7:30pm, $21.95-$27.45 Reno-Tahoe at Pioneer Reno-Tahoe Comedy Underground, 100atS.Pioneer Virginia St., Underground, S. Virginia St., 686-6600: Kelly100 Hilbert, F, 8:30pm, 686-6600: Kelly Hilbert, F, 8:30pm, $10-$12; Darin Talbot’s “Whose Song Is It?” $10-$12; Darin Talbot’s “Whose Song Is It?” Sa, 8:30pm, $10-$12 Sa, 8:30pm, $10-$12

Everclear, Fuel, Toadies, American Hi-Fi, Everclear, Fuel, Toadies, American Hi-Fi, 8pm, $42.50 8pm, $42.50

Pub Quiz Trivia Night, 8pm, no cover Pub Quiz Trivia Night, 8pm, no cover

312 S. Carson St., Carson City; (775) 883-2662

COTTONWOOD RESTAURANT & BAR COTTONWOOD RESTAURANT & BAR 10142 Rue Hilltop, Truckee; (530) 587-5711

Karaoke, 10pm, Tu, W, no cover Karaoke, 10pm, Tu, W, no cover

Monday Night Open Mic, Monday Open Mic, 8pm, M, Night no cover 8pm, M, no cover

COMMA COFFEE COMMA 312 S. CarsonCOFFEE St., Carson City; (775) 883-2662

Comedy Comedy

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY 8/10-8/12 MONDAY-WEDNESDAY 8/10-8/12

DG Kicks, 9pm, Tu, no cover DG Tu, no AfterKicks, Mic, 9pm, 11:30pm, W, cover no cover After Mic, 11:30pm, W, no cover

National Soul, 8pm, no cover National Soul, 8pm, no cover

BRASSERIE ST. JAMES BRASSERIE 901 S. Center St.,ST. (775)JAMES 348-8888

CEOL IRISH PUB CEOL IRISHSt.,PUB 538 S. Virginia (775) 329-5558

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The Whiskey Haulers, 9pm, no cover The Whiskey Haulers, 9pm, no cover

SUNDAY 8/9 SUNDAY 8/9

816 Highway 40 West, Verdi; (775) 351-3206

255 N. Virginia St., (775) 398-5400

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BAR-M-BAR BAR-M-BAR 816 Highway 40 West, Verdi; (775) 351-3206

Aug. 7, 8 p.m.Project The Holland The Holland 140 Vesta St.Project 140 Vesta St. 742-1858 742-1858

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FRIDAY 8/7 FRIDAY 8/7

YourDay Karaoke, 9pm, no cover YourDay Karaoke, 9pm, no cover

125 W. Third St., (775) 323-5005

!!! !!!Aug. 7, 8 p.m.

THURSDAY 8/6 THURSDAY 8/6

3RD STREET 3RDW. STREET 125 Third St., (775) 323-5005

!!!, Bazooka Zoo, 8pm, $10.50 !!!, Bazooka Zoo, 8pm, $10.50

La Luz, Cool Ghouls, Werewolf Club, La Luz,$7Cool Ghouls, Werewolf Club, 9pm, 9pm, $7

Open Mic Night, 9pm, M, no cover Open Mic Night, no cover Trivia Night, 9pm,9pm, W, noM,cover Trivia Night, 9pm, W, no cover Spraynard, Man the Tanks, Spraynard, Man the Tanks, 8pm, W, $TBA 8pm, W, $TBA The Slow Poisoner, The Sex Devils, The Poisoner, The Sex Devils, 9pm,Slow Tu, $4 9pm, Tu, $4


THURSDAY THURSDAY 8/6 8/6 THE JUNGLE THURSDAY 8/6 THE JUNGLE THURSDAY 8/6 246 W. First St., (775) 329-4484 246 W.JUNGLE First St., (775) 329-4484 THE THE JUNGLE KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT 246 W. First St., (775) 329-4484 KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE HOUSE 246 First St., 211 N.W.Virginia St.,(775) (775)329-4484 323-5648 211 N. Virginia St., (775) 323-5648 KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE THE 211 N. LOVING Virginia St.,CUP (775) 323-5648 Reno Jazz Syndicate, 8pm, no cover THE 211 California N. LOVING VirginiaAve., St.,CUP (775) Reno Jazz Syndicate, 8pm, no cover 188 (775) 323-5648 322-2480 188 California Ave., (775) 322-2480 THE LOVING CUP Reno Jazz Syndicate, 8pm, no cover THE LOVING CUP MOODY’S BISTRO BAR & Reno Jazz Syndicate, 8pm, cover 188 California Ave., (775) 322-2480 Hughes Trio, 8pm, nono cover MOODY’S BISTRO BAR & BEATS BEATS Chuck 188 California Ave., (775) 322-2480 Chuck Hughes Trio, 8pm, no cover 10007 Bridge St., Truckee; (530) 587-8688 10007 Bridge St., Truckee;BAR (530) & 587-8688 MOODY’S BISTRO BEATS Hughes Trio, 8pm, no cover MOODY’S BISTRO BAR & BEATS Chuck O’SKIS PUB & GRILLE Chuck Hughes Trio, 8pm, no cover 10007 Bridge St., Truckee; (530) 587-8688 O’SKIS PUB &Sparks; GRILLE 10007 Bridge St., (530) 840 Victorian Ave.,Truckee; (775) 587-8688 359-7547 840 Victorian Ave.,&Sparks; (775) 359-7547 O’SKIS PUB GRILLE O’SKIS PUB &Sparks; GRILLE Acoustic Wonderland Singer-Songwriter PADDY & IRENE’S IRISH PUB 840 Victorian Ave., (775) 359-7547 Acoustic Wonderland Singer-Songwriter PADDY & IRENE’S IRISH PUB 840 Victorian Showcase, 8pm, no cover 906-A VictorianAve., Ave.,Sparks; Sparks;(775) (775)359-7547 358-5484 Showcase, 8pm, no cover 906-A Victorian Ave., Sparks; (775) 358-5484 Acoustic Wonderland Singer-Songwriter PADDY & IRENE’S IRISH PUB Acoustic Wonderland Singer-Songwriter PADDY & IRENE’S IRISH PUB Showcase, 8pm, no cover POLO LOUNGE 906-A Victorian Ave., Sparks; (775) 358-5484 Showcase, 8pm, no cover POLO LOUNGE 906-AS.Victorian Ave.,(775) Sparks; (775) 358-5484 1559 Virginia St., 322-8864 1559 S. Virginia St., (775) 322-8864 POLO LOUNGE POLO LOUNGE RED 1559 S.DOG VirginiaSALOON St., (775) 322-8864 RED DOG SALOON 1559 S. Virginia St., City; (775)(775) 322-8864 76 N. C St., Virginia 847-7474 76 N. C St., Virginia City; (775) 847-7474 RED DOG SALOON RED DOG SALOON RUBEN’S CANTINA 76 N. C St., Virginia City; (775) 847-7474 RUBEN’S CANTINA 76 N.E.C Fourth St., Virginia City; 622-9424 (775) 847-7474 1483 St., (775) 1483 E. FourthCANTINA St., (775) 622-9424 RUBEN’S RUBEN’S CANTINA RYAN’S SALOON 1483 E. Fourth St., (775) 622-9424 RYAN’S SALOON 1483S.E.Wells Fourth St.,(775) (775)323-4142 622-9424 924 Ave., 924 S. Wells Ave., (775) 323-4142 RYAN’S SALOON RYAN’S SALOON SINGER 924 S. WellsSOCIAL Ave., (775)CLUB 323-4142 Blues Jam Thursday, 7pm, no cover SINGER CLUB 924 S. Second WellsSOCIAL Ave., Blues Jam Thursday, 7pm, no cover 219 W. St.,(775) (775)323-4142 657-9466 219 W. Second St., (775)CLUB 657-9466 SINGER SOCIAL Blues Jam Thursday, 7pm, no cover SINGER SOCIAL CLUB SPARKS LOUNGE Blues JamShowcase, Thursday, 8pm, 7pm, no no cover cover 219 W. Second St., (775) 657-9466 Thursday SPARKS LOUNGE 219 W.Baring Second St.,Sparks; (775) 657-9466 Thursday Showcase, 8pm, no cover 1237 Blvd., (775) 409-3340 1237 Baring Blvd., Sparks; (775) 409-3340 SPARKS LOUNGE Thursday Showcase, 8pm, no cover SPARKS LOUNGE ST. JAMES INFIRMARY Thursday Showcase, 8pm, no cover 1237 Baring Blvd., Sparks; (775) 409-3340 ST. JAMES INFIRMARY 1237California Baring Blvd., (775) 409-3340 445 Ave.,Sparks; (775) 657-8484 445 California Ave., (775) 657-8484 ST. JAMES INFIRMARY ST.California JAMES INFIRMARY Shramana, Half A Tusk, The Scattering, STUDIO ON 4TH 445 Ave., (775) 657-8484 Shramana, STUDIO ON 4TH 445 California Ave., (775)737-9776 657-8484 8:30pm, $7 Half A Tusk, The Scattering, 432 E. Fourth St., (775) 8:30pm, $7 432 E. Fourth St.,4TH (775) 737-9776 Shramana, Half A Tusk, The Scattering, STUDIO ON Shramana, STUDIO ONSt.,4TH 8:30pm, $7 Half A Tusk, The Scattering, WHISKEY SALOON 432 E. Fourth DICK’S (775) 737-9776 8:30pm, $7 WHISKEY DICK’S SALOON 432 E. Fourth St., (775) 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South 737-9776 Lake Tahoe; (530) 544-3425 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe; (530) 544-3425 WHISKEY DICK’S SALOON WHISKEY DICK’S SALOON WILD 2660 LakeRIVER Tahoe Blvd.,GRILLE South Lake Tahoe; (530) 544-3425 WILD RIVER GRILLE TahoeSt., Blvd., South284-7455 Lake Tahoe; (530) 544-3425 172660 S. Lake Virginia (775) 17 S. Virginia St., (775) 284-7455 WILD RIVER WILD RIVER GRILLE GRILLE WILDFLOWER VILLAGE 17 S. Virginia St., (775) 284-7455 1) The Writers’ Block Open Mic, WILDFLOWER VILLAGE 17 S. Virginia (775) 1) ThenoWriters’ 4275-4395 W.St., Fourth St.,284-7455 (775) 787-3769 7pm, cover Block Open Mic, 4275-4395 W. Fourth St., (775) 787-3769 no cover WILDFLOWER VILLAGE 1)WILDFLOWER Golden Rose Cafe 2)VILLAGE Green Fairy Pub 3) Cabaret 1)7pm, The Writers’ Block Open Mic, 1) Golden Rose Cafe 2)St., Green Fairy Pub 3) Cabaret 1) The Writers’ Block Open Mic, 4275-4395 W. Fourth (775) 787-3769 7pm, no cover 4275-4395 W. Fourth St., (775) 787-3769 1) Golden Rose Cafe 2) Green Fairy Pub 3) Cabaret 7pm, no cover 1) Golden Rose Cafe 2) Green Fairy Pub 3) Cabaret

FRIDAY FRIDAY 8/7 8/7 FRIDAY FRIDAY 8/7 8/7

SATURDAY SATURDAY 8/8 8/8 SATURDAY SATURDAY 8/8 8/8

SUNDAY SUNDAY 8/9 8/9 SUNDAY SUNDAY 8/9 8/9

Black Tiger Sex Machine, Vice Versa, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Vice Versa, Sloves, Dryden, Redrew, 6:30pm, $15 Sloves, Dryden, Redrew, 6:30pm, $15 Black Tiger Sex Machine, Vice Versa, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Vice Versa, Sloves, Dryden, Redrew, 6:30pm, $15 Sloves, Dryden, Redrew, 6:30pm, $15

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY MONDAY-WEDNESDAY 8/10-8/12 8/10-8/12

Everything with Spiritual with Rob Bell, Everything with Spiritual with Rob Bell, 8:30pm, $29.50 8:30pm, $29.50 Everything with Spiritual with Rob Bell, Everything with Spiritual with Rob Bell, 8:30pm, $29.50 8:30pm, $29.50

The Hooten Hallers, 8:30pm, no cover The Hooten Hallers, 8:30pm, no cover

The Hooten Hallers, 8:30pm, no cover The Hooten Hallers, 8:30pm, no cover

The Hooten Hallers, 8:30pm, no cover The Hooten Hallers, 8:30pm, no cover

The Hooten Hallers, 8:30pm, no cover The Hooten Hallers, 8:30pm, no cover

Outspoken: Open Mic Night, Outspoken: Open Mic Night, 8/10-8/12 MONDAY-WEDNESDAY 7pm, M, no cover MONDAY-WEDNESDAY 8/10-8/12 7pm, M, no cover Outspoken: Open Mic Night, Outspoken: Open Mic Night, Reckless Kelly, 8pm, Tu, $16-$30 7pm, M, no cover Reckless Kelly, 8pm, Tu, W, $16-$30 7pm, M, no cover Killswitch Engage, 8pm, $23.50-$50 Killswitch Engage, 8pm, W, $23.50-$50 Reckless Kelly, 8pm, Tu, $16-$30 Reckless Kelly, 8pm, Tu, $16-$30 Killswitch Wednesday, Engage, 8pm,9pm, W, $23.50-$50 Whatitdo W, no cover Killswitch Wednesday, Engage, 8pm,9pm, W, $23.50-$50 Whatitdo W, no cover Whatitdo Wednesday, 9pm, W, no cover Whatitdo Wednesday, 9pm, W, no cover

Shamrockit Open Mic Night, Shamrockit Open Mic Night, 6pm, no cover 6pm, no cover Shamrockit Open Mic Night, Shamrockit Open Mic Night, 6pm, no cover 6pm, no cover

Karaoke w/Cyco Mike, 9pm, no cover KaraokeLipka’s w/Cyco Mike, 9pm, 9pm, no no cover cover Johnny Gemini, Johnny Lipka’s Gemini, 9pm, no cover

Johnny Lipka’s Gemini, 9pm, no cover Johnny Lipka’s Gemini, 9pm, no cover

Singing in the Summer Karaoke Contest, Singing Summer Karaoke Contest, 8pm, Tu,innothecover 8pm, Tu, no cover Singing in the Summer Karaoke Contest, Singing Summer Karaoke Contest, 8pm, Tu,innothecover 8pm, Tu, no cover

Johnny Lipka’s Gemini, 9pm, no cover Johnny Gemini,8pm, 9pm,nonocover cover Lady andLipka’s the Tramps, Lady and the Tramps, 8pm, no cover

Johnny Lipka’s Gemini, 9pm, no cover Johnny Gemini,8pm, 9pm,nonocover cover Lady andLipka’s the Tramps, Lady and the Tramps, 8pm, no cover

Open Mic Night, 7pm, M, W, no cover Open Mic Night, 7pm, M, W, no cover

Lady and the Tramps, 8pm, no cover Lady and the Tramps, 8pm, no cover

Lady and the Tramps, 8pm, no cover Lady andNight, the Tramps, no cover Reggae 10pm, no8pm, cover Reggae Night, 10pm, no cover

Open Mic Night, 7pm, M, W, no cover Open MicOpen Night, 7pm, M, W, Hip Hop Mic, 10pm, W, no no cover cover Hip Hop Open Mic, 10pm, W, no cover

Reggae Night, 10pm, no cover Reggae Night, 10pm, no cover

Hip Hop Open Mic, 10pm, W, no cover Hip Hop Mic,W,10pm, W, no cover Live jazz,Open 7:30pm, no cover Live jazz, 7:30pm, W, no cover

Karaoke w/Cyco Mike, 9pm, no cover Karaoke w/Cyco Mike, 9pm, no cover

Local Music Night w/local bands Local bands or localMusic DJs,Night 9pm, w/local no cover or local DJs, 9pm, no cover Local Music Night w/local bands Local bands or localMusic DJs,Night 9pm, w/local no cover or local DJs, 9pm, no cover

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Dance party, 9pm, no cover Dance party, 9pm, no cover Dance party, 9pm, no cover Dance party, 9pm, no cover Dirt Nasty, Smoov-E, DJ Aspect, Dirt Nasty, 9pm, $15 Smoov-E, DJ Aspect, 9pm, $15 Dirt Nasty, Smoov-E, DJ Aspect, Dirt Nasty, DJ Aspect, 9pm, $15 Smoov-E, The Stellars, no cover 9pm, $15 6pm, The Stellars, 6pm, no cover

Tany Jane, 6pm, no cover Tany Jane, 6pm, no cover Tany Jane, 6pm, no cover Jane, 6pm, no cover 1)Tany Reno Music Project Open Mic, 1) Reno 7pm, no Music cover Project Open Mic, 7pm, no cover 1) Reno Music Project Open Mic, 1) Reno 7pm, no Music cover Project Open Mic, 7pm, no cover

The Stellars, 2pm, no cover The Stellars, 2pm, no6pm, coverno cover Monique DeHaviland, Monique DeHaviland, 6pm, no cover The Stellars, 2pm, no cover The Stellars, 2pm, no6pm, coverno cover Monique DeHaviland, Monique no cover 3) Jack DiDeHaviland, Carlo, 5pm,6pm, no cover 3) Jack Di Carlo, 5pm, no cover

The Stellars, 6pm, no cover The Stellars, 6pm, no cover

3) Jack Di Carlo, 5pm, no cover 3) Jack Di Carlo, 5pm, no cover

The The Devil Devil Makes Makes Three Three Aug. 8, 8 p.m. Aug.Devil 8, 8 p.m. The Makes Three The Devil Makes Three Cargo Cargo Aug. 8,Virginia 8 p.m. St. 255 N. Aug. 8,Virginia 8 p.m. St. 255 N. Cargo 398-5400 Cargo 398-5400 255 N. Virginia St. 255 N. Virginia St. 398-5400 398-5400

Live jazz, 7:30pm, W, no cover Live jazz, 7:30pm, W, no cover

Tuesday Night Trivia, 8pm, Tu, Reno Beer and TuesdayClub Nightw/guest Trivia, 8pm, Tu, Reno Beer and Record DJs, 9pm, W, no cover Record Club w/guest DJs, 9pm, W, no cover Tuesday Night Trivia, 8pm, Tu, Reno Beer and Tuesday Nightw/guest Trivia, 8pm, Tu, Reno Beer and Dead Mockingbirds, The9pm, Shames, Record Club DJs, W, no cover Dead The Shames, RecordMockingbirds, Club w/guest DJs, Stabby Unicorn, 8pm, W,9pm, $6 W, no cover Stabby Unicorn, 8pm, W, $6 Dead Mockingbirds, The Shames, Dead Mockingbirds, Stabby Unicorn, 8pm,The W, Shames, $6 Stabby Unicorn, 8pm, W, $6 Moon Gravy, 6pm, M, Colin Ross, 6pm, Tu, MoonJane, Gravy, 6pm, Tany 6pm, W, M, noColin coverRoss, 6pm, Tu, Tany Jane, 6pm, W, no cover Moon Gravy, 6pm, M, Colin Ross, 6pm, Tu, Moon Gravy, 6pm, M, Ross, 1) Comedy Power Open Mic,6pm, Tu, Tany Jane, 6pm, W,Hour noColin cover 1) Comedy Power Hour Open Mic, Tany Jane, W,3) noJamming cover 8pm, Tu, no6pm, cover with 8pm, Tu, no cover 3) Jamming with RayComedy Saxon, Power 7pm, W, no cover 1) Hour Open Mic, RayComedy Saxon, Power 7pm, W, no cover 1) Hour Open Mic, 8pm, Tu, no cover 3) Jamming with 8pm,Saxon, Tu, no7pm, coverW,3)noJamming Ray cover with Ray Saxon, 7pm, W, no cover

Black Black Tiger Tiger Sex Machine Black Tiger Sex Machine Black Tiger Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m. Aug.Machine 8, 6:30 p.m. Sex Sex Machine Knitting Factory Knitting Factory

Aug. 6:30 p.m. 211 N.8,Virginia St. Aug. 6:30 p.m. 211 N.8,Virginia St. Knitting Factory 323-5648 Knitting Factory 323-5648 211 N. Virginia St. 211 N. Virginia St. 323-5648 323-5648

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CARSON VALLEY INN CARSON VALLEY 1627 Hwy. 395, Minden; INN (775) 782-9711

THURSDAY 8/6 THURSDAY 8/6

FRIDAY 8/7 FRIDAY 8/7

SATURDAY 8/8 SATURDAY 8/8

SUNDAY 8/9 SUNDAY 8/9

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY 8/10-8/12 MONDAY-WEDNESDAY 8/10-8/12

2) Vegas Road Show, 7pm, no cover

2) Vegas Road Show, 8pm, no cover 2) Vegas Road Show, 8pm, no cover

2) Vegas Road Show, 8pm, no cover 2) Road T.G. Show, 8pm, no 8pm, cover$29 3) Vegas Moe Bandy, Sheppard, 3) Moe Bandy, T.G. Sheppard, 8pm, $29

2) Greg Austin, 6pm, no cover 2) Greg Austin, 6pm, no cover

2) Greg Austin, 6pm, M, Tu, W, no cover 2) Greg Austin, 6pm, M, Tu, W, no cover

1) Justin Martin, Ardalan, Nut & Special, 1) Martin, Ardalan, & Special, TheJustin Rhino, Depesa & LittleNut Monster, The Depesa & Little Monster, 9pm,Rhino, $15-$20 9pm, $15-$20

1) B Side Players, 10pm, no cover 1) B Side Players, 10pm, no cover

1) Diego’s Umbrella, 10pm, no cover 1) Diego’s Umbrella, 10pm, no cover

1) Saltoriya, 7pm, $26.95+ 1) Saltoriya , 7pm, 10:30pm, $26.95+ no cover 2) Left of Centre, 2) of Centre, 10:30pm, no cover cover 3) Left DJ Roni Romance, 9pm, no 3) DJ Mackay, Roni Romance, 9pm, no cover Mark 10pm, no cover Mark Mackay, 10pm, no cover 1) Billy Idol, 8pm, $65 1) Idol, Movement, 8pm, $65 10pm, $TBA 2) Billy Far East 2) East 3) Far Boots & Movement, Daisy Dukes10pm, w/DJ $TBA Jamie G, 3) Boots & Daisy 10pm, no cover Dukes w/DJ Jamie G, 10pm, no cover

1) Saltoriya, 7pm, 9:30pm, $26.95+ 1) , 7pm, 10:30pm, 9:30pm, $26.95+ 2) Saltoriya Left of Centre, no cover 2) of Centre, 10:30pm, no cover cover 3) Left DJ Roni Romance, 9pm, no 3) DJ Mackay, Roni Romance, 9pm, no cover Mark 10pm, no cover Mark Mackay, 10pm, no cover

1) Saltoriya, 7pm, $26.95+ , 7pm, 10:30pm, $26.95+ no cover 1) 2) Saltoriya Left of Centre, 2) Left of Centre, 10:30pm, no cover

2) Lex Saturdays, 10pm, $15-$25 2) Saturdays, 10pm, $15-$25 3) Lex County Social Saturdays 3) County Saturdays w/DJ JamieSocial G, 10pm, no cover w/DJ Jamie G, 10pm, no cover

1) Jason Isbell, Dawes, Damien Jurado, 1) Jason Isbell, Dawes, Damien Jurado, 8pm, $29.50 8pm, $29.50

2) Vegas Road Show, 7pm, no cover 1627 Hwy. 395, Minden; (775)Lounge 782-9711 1) Valley Ballroom 2) Cabaret 3) TJ’s Corral 1) Valley Ballroom 2) Cabaret Lounge 3) TJ’s Corral

CRYSTAL BAY CLUB CRYSTAL BAY CLUB 14 Hwy. 28, Crystal Bay; (775) 833-6333 14 Hwy. 28, Crystal Bay;Room (775) 833-6333 1) Crown Room 2) Red 1) Crown Room 2) Red Room

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO ELDORADO RESORT CASINO 345 N. Virginia St., (775) 786-5700

Billy Idol Billy Idol Aug. 7, 8 p.m.

Aug. 7, Sierra 8 p.m. Resort Grand Grand Resort 2500 E.Sierra Second St. 2500 E. Second St. 789-2000 789-2000

345 N. Virginia2)St., (775) 786-5700 1) Showroom Brew Brothers 1) 3) Showroom NoVi 4) Cin2)CinBrew Brothers 3) NoVi 4) Cin Cin

GRAND SIERRA RESORT GRAND SIERRA RESORT 2500 E. Second St., (775) 789-2000

50 Hwy.2)50,Outdoor Stateline; (844) 1) Vinyl Arena 3) 588-7625 Splash Day Club 1) Vinyl 2) Outdoor Arena 3) Splash Day Club

HARRAH’S RENO HARRAH’S RENO 219 N. Center St., (775) 788-2900

Cobra Lounge at Asian Noodles, 1290 E. Cobra Lounge Noodles, E. Plumb Lane, at Ste.Asian 1, 828-7227: Cash1290 Karaoke Plumb Lane,Simard, Ste. 1, Sa, 828-7227: Karaoke w/Jacques 8pm, noCash cover w/Jacques Simard, Sa, 8pm, no cover Money Bar/Murphy’s Law Irish Pub, 180 Money Bar/Murphy’s Pub, 180 W. Peckham Lane, Ste.Law 1070,Irish 823-9977: W. Peckham Ste. 1070, 823-9977: Singing in theLane, Summer Karaoke Contest Singing in the Summer Karaoke Contest w/Steve Starr, DJ Hustler, F through 9/4, w/Steve 10pm, noStarr, coverDJ Hustler, F through 9/4, 10pm, no cover Pizza Baron, 1155 W. Fourth St., 329-4481: Pizza Baron, 1155Summer W. Fourth St., 329-4481: Singing in the Karaoke Contest Singing the Summer Karaoke Contest w/SteveinStarr, DJ Hustler, W through 9/2, w/Steve 9pm, no Starr, cover DJ Hustler, W through 9/2, 9pm, no cover Scurti’s Billiards Bar & Grill, 551 E. Moana Scurti’s Billiards Bar & Grill, E. Moana Lane, 200-0635: Singing in the 551 Summer Lane, 200-0635: the Summer Karaoke Contest Singing w/SteveinStarr, DJ Hustler, Karaoke Contest w/Steve Starr, DJ Hustler, Sa through 9/5, 9pm, no cover Sa through 9/5, 9pm, no cover Spiro’s Sports Bar & Grille, 1475 E. Prater Spiro’s & Grille, 1475 F-Sa, E. Prater Way, Sports Ste. 103,Bar Sparks, 356-6000: Way, 103, Sparks, 356-6000: F-Sa, 9pm, Ste. no cover 9pm, no cover Uncle Vinny’s Pizza, 1560 S. Stanford Way, Uncle Vinny’s Pizza,Singing 1560 S.inStanford Way, Sparks, 356-1400: the Summer Sparks, SingingStarr, in theDJSummer Karaoke 356-1400: Contest w/Steve Hustler, Karaoke Contest w/Steve Starr, DJ Hustler, Th through 9/3, 6pm, no cover Th through 9/3, 6pm, no cover

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2500 E. Second (775)Nightclub 789-2000 1) Grand TheaterSt., 2) Lex 3) Sports Book 3) Honky 10pm, no Tonk coverThursdays w/DJ Jamie G, 1) Nightclub Sports Book 10pm, no cover 4) Grand SummitTheater Pavilion2) 5)LexSilver State3)Pavilion 4) Summit Pavilion 5) Silver State Pavilion

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1) Saltoriya, 7pm, $26.95+ , 7pm, 10:30pm, $26.95+ no cover 1) Saltoriya 2) Left of Centre, 2) Left of Centre, 10:30pm, no cover

219 N. CenterShowroom St., (775)2)788-2900 1) Sammy’s The Zone 1) Showroom 2) The Zone 3) Sammy’s Sapphire Lounge 4) Plaza 5) Convention Center 3) Sapphire Lounge 4) Plaza 5) Convention Center

HARVEYS LAKE TAHOE HARVEYS LAKE (775) TAHOE 18 Hwy. 50, Stateline; 588-6611

18 Hwy. 50,Arena Stateline; (775)Wabo 588-6611 1) Outdoor 2) Cabo Cantina Lounge 1) Outdoor Arena 2) Cabo Wabo Cantina Lounge

NUGGET CASINO RESORT NUGGET 1100 Nugget CASINO Ave., Sparks;RESORT (775) 356-3300 1100 Nugget Showroom Ave., Sparks; (775) 356-3300 1) Celebrity 1) Showroom 2) Celebrity Nugget Grand Ballroom 3) Gilley’s 2) Nugget Grand Ballroom 3) Gilley’s

PEPPERMILL RESORT SPA CASINO PEPPERMILL SPA CASINO 2707 S. Virginia St.,RESORT (775) 826-2121 2707 S. Virginia St., (775) 826-2121 1) Tuscany Ballroom 2) Terrace Lounge 1) Ballroom 2) Terrace Lounge 3) Tuscany Edge 4) Capri Ballroom 3) Edge 4) Capri Ballroom

SANDS REGENCY CASINO HOTEL SANDS REGENCY CASINO 345 N. Arlington Ave., (775) 348-2200HOTEL 345 Arlington Ave.,2)(775) 348-2200 1) 3rdN. Street Lounge Jester Theater 1) LoungeMarket 2) Jester Theater 3) 3rd PoolStreet 4) Farmers’ 3) Pool 4) Farmers’ Market

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1) Quinn Dahle, 8:30pm, W, $13-$15 1) Quinn Dahle, 8:30pm, W, $13-$15 1) Saltoriya, 7pm Tu, W, $26.95+ 1) Saltoriya Tu, W,10pm, $26.95+ 2) Live Band, 7pm Karaoke, M, 2) Karaoke, M, Breeze, DJ Live ChrisBand English, 10pm,10pm, Tu, Steel DJ Chris English, 10pm, Tu, Steel Breeze, 10:30pm, W, no cover 10:30pm, W, no cover

1) Rock on! Live Band Karaoke, 1) Rock Live Band Karaoke, 9pm, noon! cover 9pm, no cover

1) Nothin’ Personal, 9pm, no cover 1) Nothin’ Personal, 9pm, no cover

1) Jesse Kalin Carson Band, 1) Jesse 9pm, no Kalin coverCarson Band, 9pm, no cover

1) Frank Marino’s Divas, 8pm, $30-$40 Divas, 8pm, 1) Frank 4) RonnyMarino’s & the Classics, noon,$30-$40 no cover 4) Ronny & the Classics, noon, no cover

1) Frank Marino’s Divas, 8pm, $30-$40 1) Marino’s Divas,8pm, 8pm,no $30-$40 3) Frank Andersen Ackerson, cover 3) 8pm, no cover 4) Andersen Jim Shoe &Ackerson, The Sneakers, noon, 4) Jim Shoe & The Sneakers, noon, Mick Adams Stones, 7pm, no cover Mick Adams & The Stones, 7pm, no cover

1) Frank Marino’s Divas, 8pm, $30-$40 1) Frank Marino’s Divas,8pm, 8pm,no $30-$40 3) Andersen Ackerson, cover 3) 8pm, no cover 4) Andersen Hindsight, Ackerson, noon, no cover 4) Hindsight, noon, no cover Simply The Best, 7pm, no cover Simply The Best, 7pm, no cover

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2) The Garage Boys, 9:30pm, no cover 2) The Garage Boys, 9:30pm, no cover

1) Jackson Browne, 8pm, $39.50-$89.50 1) Browne, 2) Jackson The Garage Boys,8pm, 10pm,$39.50-$89.50 no cover 2) The Garage Boys, 10pm, no cover

1) Elton John, 8pm, $99.50-$255.50 1) John, 8pm, 2) Elton The Garage Boys,$99.50-$255.50 10pm, no cover 2) The Garage Boys, 10pm, no cover

2) DJ Chris English, 10pm, no cover 2) DJ Chris English, 10pm, no cover

2) Cash Only, 9:30pm, M, no cover 2) Cash Only, 9:30pm, no cover Chili, 9:30pm, Tu, W, noM,cover Chili, 9:30pm, Tu, W, no cover

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2) Kyle Williams, 6pm, M, Tu, W, no cover 2) Kyle Williams, 6pm, M, Tu, W, no cover

4) Dustbowl Revival, 7pm, no cover 4) Dustbowl Revival, 7pm, no cover

3) Wet & Wild Pool Party, 6pm, $5 3) Wet & Wild Pool Party, 6pm, $5

2) Banzai Thursdays w/DJ Trivia, 2) Banzai Thursdays w/DJ Trivia, 8pm, no cover 8pm, no coverof Aura, 9pm, no cover 3) University 3) of Aura, no cover 4) University The Kingpins, 9pm, 9pm, no cover 4) The Kingpins, 9pm, no cover

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For a complete listing of this week’s events, visit newsreview.com/reno Events 3RD ANNUAL SUMMER BLOWOUT: Sun Valley General Improvement District hosts its third annual end-of-summer event featuring a barbecue with $3 hamburgers and $2 hot dogs, bounce houses, a free screening of the film Strange Magic and other activities. Bring a picnic blanket and lawn chairs. F, 8/7, 6pm. Free admission. Sun Valley Neighborhood Center, 115 W. Sixth Ave., Sun Valley, 673-2220, http://svgid.com/announcements/ events.

ART WALK RENO: The monthly art walk features works of local and regional artists on display in venues within the Arts District, between Liberty and Second Streets and Virginia Street and Arlington Avenue. The walk officially begins at 5 p.m. at Liberty Fine Art Gallery, 100 W. Liberty St., where you can purchase a ticket for $10, which includes a glass, raffle ticket and program for the evening. There are 18 stops in the art walk, including Sierra Arts Gallery, Noble Pie Parlor, Singer Social Club and Neapolitan Gallery, inside the Monolith Bar. There will also be food and drink specials from participating businesses along the way. A portion of all proceeds from Art Walk Reno will be donated to non-profit groups focused on art, education and community. First Th of every month, 5-9pm. $10. Liberty Fine Art, 100 W. Liberty St., (775) 232-8079; http://artspotreno.com/art-walk-reno.

BREEDING GROUND: FROM BASEMENT TO BIG TIME: The Holland Project and Sundance Books present their sixth event in the Sunland Series, a salon-style discussion that focuses on different topics within music and culture. Nate Mendel from Sunny Day Real Estate and Foo Fighters will talk about his journey from picking up instruments as a kid to finding his way in hardcore/DIY/all-ages scenes driven by punk ethics to “making it” on different levels (including getting signed, releasing successful records, to getting to play on the largest stages to the biggest audi-

ences in the world), among other topics. Th, 8/6, 6-8pm. Free. Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., (775) 786-1188, www.hollandreno.org/event/sunland6.

BREWS, JAZZ, AND FUNK FEST: The festival offers more than 12 hours of live music from two different stages and an array of beers from 35 different breweries. The Revivalists headline Saturday evening’s show and the Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band takes the stage on Sunday. Sa, 8/8, 2-8pm; Su, 8/9, 2-8pm. $5. The Village at Squaw Valley USA, 1750 Village East Road, Olympic Valley, (530) 587-5948; http://hstt.org/events/2015-brews-jazzfunk-fest.

CARS & GUITARS: The JamPro Music Factory Guitar Store will have a huge selection of high quality merchandise including USA-made guitars from Gibson, G&L, ESP, MusicMan and more. Product specialists from Gibson, G&L, Orange and more will host in-store workshops and seminars. Th, 8/6, 10am-9pm; F, 8/7, 10am9pm; Sa, 8/8, 10am-9pm. Circus Circus, 500 N. Sierra St., (775) 329-0711, www.circuscircusreno.com.

COOL CAR, TRUCK AND MOTORCYCLE CRUISE: The weekly cruise is open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles and includes a drawing for gas money, prizes and more. F, 8pm through 10/2. Heavenly Village, 1001 Heavenly Village Way in South Lake Tahoe, (530) 541-7300, www.goodsamsaferide.com.

FEED THE CAMEL: The family-friendly food truck event features mobile food purveyors, libations and arts. W, 5-8pm through 9/30. McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive, (775) 4500062, www.facebook.com/pages/FeedThe-Camel/256832417824677?fref=ts.

GATSBY TEA AND FASHION SHOW: Tahoe Heritage Foundation’s annual event features a 1920s-style high tea, bootleg champagne and a fashion show. Cherie Oliver presents “Grit & Glamor,” portraying historic characters of the

1930s—from movie stars to working women. Su, 8/9, 2-4pm. $65 per person. Valhalla Grand Hall/Grand Lawn, Tallac Historic Site, 1 Valhalla Road, South Lake Tahoe, (530) 544-7383, http://tahoeheritage.org.

HOT AUGUST NIGHTS: The 29th annual celebration of classic cars and the rock ’n’ roll era features free live music on outdoor stages, show ’n’ shines, cruises, drag races, swap meet, the HAN Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson, the HAN Parade through downtown Reno and other events. Tu-Su through 8/9. Free admission for most events. Call or visit website for details, (775) 356-1956, www.hotaugustnights.net.

LAKE TAHOE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE: The 43rd annual boat show features elegantly crafted wooden power boards designed by Gar Wood, Hacker Craft, Riva, Chris Craft and other classic brands. More than 60 of the best antique, vintage and classic boats in North America compete in specialized classes for top honors and bragging rights during the 43rd annual wooden boat show. F, 8/7, 10am-4:30pm & 6pm; Sa, 8/8, 9am-4:30pm. $25-$40, free for children under age 12. Obexer’s Boat Company, 5300 West Lake Blvd., Homewood, (775) 851-4444, www.laketahoeconcours.com.

LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: The 43rd annual festival features two mainstage productions, Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, and the world’s longest-running musical, The Fantasticks. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory by a single company of actors, Tuesday through Sunday, at 7:30pm. A multi-event Monday Night Showcase and new Summer Encore Showcase will augment the Festival’s 2015 mainstage productions and feature a diverse array of live music and entertainment from a variety of genres. Monday Night Showcase performances will run til Aug. 17, 2015, and Summer Encore Showcase performances will run

from Aug. 27–Sept. 12. M-Su through 9/12. $15-$672. Sand Harbor State Park, 2005 Hwy. 28 in Incline Village, (800) 747-4697, http://laketahoeshakespeare.com.

RAIL CITY FARMERS’ MARKET: The boutique market will offer fresh produce and products from local farms and food purveyors, including Snyder Family Farms, Workman Farms, Sand Hill Dairy, the Bakery Gallery and Mitchell Pickle Packing Company. Su, 10am-2pm through 9/27. Free admission. Rail City Garden Center, 1720 Brierley Way, Sparks, (775) 355-1551, www.railcitygardencenter.com.

RENO STREET FOOD: PARTY IN THE PARK: The gourmet street food event features more than 25 gourmet food, craft desserts, beer, wine and mixed drinks vendors and live music. Relax in the park and bring your lawn chairs and a blanket. F, 5-9pm through 10/2. Free admission. Idlewild Park, 1900 Idlewild Drive, (775) 825-2665, www.facebook.com/ RenoStreetFood.

SANDS FARMERS’ MARKET: Eighty vendors under a 10,000-square foot tent will sell fresh produce and more from the area. Bring the kids to join the fun and activities in the Kids Zone. Live bands perform every week. Th, 4-9pm through 8/27. Free. Sands Regency Casino Hotel, 345 N. Arlington Ave., (775) 348-2295, www.shirleysfarmersmarkets.com.

STEAMPUNK UNDRESS: Mary Crawley and David Jackson perform their educational “undress,” where they tastefully share the elaborate and intricate layers of Victorian clothes. The program will be followed by a promenade of some of the areas’ best costumers. Sa, 8/8, 2pm. Free. South Valleys Library, 15650A Wedge Pkwy., (775) 851-5195, www.washoecountylibrary.us.

SWEAT YOUR PINTS OFF BEER FESTIVAL: The summer dry-hop beer festival features more than 12 local breweries showcasing their dry-hopped ales, session beers and summer brews. The festival will also

include live music and local food trucks. Festival tickets include beer tasting, a meal from a local food truck and commemorative tasting cup. VIP tickets include one hour early entry to be the first to taste the brews. Designated driver tickets include a meal from a local food truck and unlimited iced coffee, iced tea and craft soda. Tickets are on sale at Under the Rose Brewing Company and online at mkt.com/undertherose. Sa, 8/8, 3-8pm. $15-$65. Under the Rose Brewing Company, 559 E. Fourth St., (775) 657-6619; www.undertherosebrewing. com/#!events/c66t.

TAHOE CRAFT BEER FEST: More than 60 craft beers, backyard games and music by Drinking with Clowns. Sa, 8/8, 2-7pm. $35. MontBleu Resort, 55 Hwy. 50 in Stateline, (800) 648-3353, www.montbleuresort.com.

VALHALLA ART, MUSIC AND THEATRE FESTIVAL: The 34th annual festival celebrates music, theater and the visual arts with concerts, exhibits, events and activities that continue throughout August. The events occur in the Boathouse Theatre, The Valhalla Grand Hall and the Grand lawn. M-Su through 8/26. Prices vary. Tallac Historic Site, 1 Valhalla Road, South Lake Tahoe, (530) 541-4975; http://valhallatahoe.com.

All Ages BARNES & NOBLE STORYTIMES: Staff members and guest readers tell stories to children. Sa, 10am. Free. Barnes & Noble, 5555 S. Virginia St., (775) 826-8882.

FREE SWIM DAY: Sun Valley General Improvement District hosts a free swim day at the Robert & Norma Fink Pool Complex, aka Sun Valley Swimming Pool. Sa, 8/8, 12-5pm. Free. Robert & Norma Fink Pool Complex, 115 W. Sixth Ave., Sun Valley, (775) 673-0754, http://svgid.com/ recreation/pool.

SpaceMobileS Science Saturday/pluto party The National Automobile Museum and the Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada present their monthly Science Saturday event on Aug. 8. The “boarding pass” includes admission to the National Automobile Museum, admission to a private screening of a full-motion planetarium show from the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a simulated survey mission of the Solar System in the Advanced Spaceflight Lab, a presentation about Snoopy, NASA, cartoons and animal astronauts, an introduction to virtual reality headsets, iPad interactive stations and a private and a thematic tour of the developing SpaceMobiles exhibit. Programs are for participants age 8 and older. Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult, and use of the virtual reality headsets must be approved by parents for kids ages 8 to 12. The interactive journey into space takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection),

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10 S. Lake St. Tickets are $22. Later in the day, there will also be a free Pluto Party starting at 4:30 p.m. The ticket includes sample Pluto Mission simulation flights in the Advanced Spaceflight Lab, a presentation on Pluto, a sneak preview of the planetarium show Great Planet Adventures from the Houston Museum of Natural Science and free admission to the Challenger Center SpaceMobiles exhibit at the National Autobile Museum. The museum also presents the premiere of the large-format film Journey Into Space. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart, the film shows how humans will travel to distant places in space in the future. NASA astronauts Serena Aunon and Chris Ferguson will take viewers through the challenges involved in sending people to Mars and relive the accomplishments of the NASA Space Shuttle program. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Go to www.automuseum.org for details.


Lord of the ringer I had an affair with a married man, and we fell madly in love, and he left his wife for me. We’ve been happily married for many years, but recently, I found out that he’s still in contact with his ex-wife. I got suspicious, bought a voice-activated recorder, and tapped our landline. Lo and behold, they’re having hot phone sex while I’m visiting my elderly mother on Sundays! I can’t believe he would disrespect me like this! Especially after all we’ve done (like moving across the country to get away from his psycho ex). I really love him, so I’m wondering whether I should confront him or just seethe in silence (because I know he won’t go back to her). And honestly, I’m not even sure phone sex is really cheating. OK, then. You’ll just be having a nice big scoop of “What Comes Around Goes Around.” Cup or cone? Nuts? Sprinkles? As for your shock at his behavior—“I can’t believe he would disrespect me like this!”—it’s not like you two met while working at the ethics factory. People who cheat with you are cheaters, meaning that they can probably be counted on to cheat on you. We all know this. Yet there you are, not only suspending disbelief but driving it out to the desert and burying it in a shallow grave. You’re doing this not because you’re dumb but because you’re succumbing to a mental shortcut called “optimism bias”—a belief, fueled by ego and wishful thinking, that bad things likely to happen to other people will pass over you like a flock of birds, not leaving so much as a souvenir dropping in your hair. Optimism bias is maintained with denial—like your questioning whether phone sex is “really cheating.” Um, if some behavior by your partner, done openly, is likely to cause you to burst into heaving sobs, chances are he’s crossing the line: “Be right there, dear! Just talking dirty to my ex-wife.” As for your notion that you could just seethe in silence, wonderful idea—except for how, as resentment builds, “head in the sand” starts to feel like “head in the blender.” To stop giving in to optimism bias, give yourself a crack upside the head with how things actually are. Yes, you need to admit that your husband is cheating on you. Once you have your meet-and-greet with reality, let him know you’re onto him and then sit down together to see what you have and whether it’s fixable (and not just by making your elderly mom take the bus to your house so you can stand guard by the phone). To figure things out, spend 12 hours straight in a hotel room together. Yes, really. No books, TV, phone OPINION

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calls, naps, or walks outside. You can sit silently—or talk about anything regarding one or both of you. The late therapist Nathaniel Branden, who came up with this idea, called it an “experiment in intimacy.” Branden explained that when all avenues of escape are closed off, a couple can experience real breakthroughs in communication. As opposed to what you’ve been experiencing— real breakthroughs in communications devices: “Yeah, we have a very happy relationship … hold on, Katrina … Sorry—that was just the tracking thingie telling me my husband’s going south on Oak.”

Braggedy Andy I’m dating this guy. We aren’t committed, but I’d like us to be. Recently, he’s been mentioning chicks who want to sleep with him whom he shot down. I appreciate his honesty, but I guess I’m wondering why he’s telling me this stuff at all. There’s being open and honest, and then there’s bragging about your sexual options, which is the mark of a mantoddler: “Mommy, Mommy, look at the sex fort I’m making!” The guy’s spirit animal appears to be the trash can with the swinging lip. He either wants you to like him more or he is warning you that you like him too much. Time will tell. Meanwhile, just sitting there blinking as he rattles on about his harem-in-waiting doesn’t make you seem cool and easygoing. It makes you seem cool with disrespect. In other words, you actually need to say no to knowing. This doesn’t take some long, icky speech. Just a slightly singsongy “Overshare!” And if he doesn’t quite get it, maybe add, “Fascinating … but unless I’ll be needing a penicillin nightcap, TMI.” Assuming he listens and stops and is generally attentive to your feelings, you probably shouldn’t fixate on this. Even the sweetest guy may say things he doesn’t quite think through—to the point where a girl’s sometimes got to ask for tech support: “Hi … sorry, but I couldn’t find this in your FAQs. How do I log out of your penis’s news ticker?” Ω

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task. Gotong-royong also implies that we enjoy working together. The emotional tone that we cultivate is affection and care. By sharing a burden, we lighten the load that each of us has to bear. I bring this to your attention, Libra, because it’s the gotongroyong season for you and yours. Be the ringleader who initiates and sustains it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In one of his

poems, Jack Gilbert mentions “the incurably sane,” who are “uncrippled by beauty” and “unbutchered by love.” When I read those lines, I felt a surge of protest. Is there a single person on the earth who fits that description? No! I was miffed by such starryeyed idealism. Later, though, as I studied the astrological omens for you Scorpios, my attitude softened. I realized that the coming weeks may be a time when many of you will at least temporarily be incurably sane, uncrippled by beauty and unbutchered by love. If you’re one of these lucky ones, please use your blessed grace to spread an abundance of blessed grace everywhere you go.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If

you’re not skirting the edges of the forbidden zone, you’re playing it too safe. If you’re not serving as a benevolent mischief-maker for someone you care about, you’re shirking your duty. Your allegiance should be with x-factors and wild cards. You will thrive to the degree that you cultivate alliances with mavericks and instigators. Are you shrewd enough to mess with time-tested formulas? Are you restless enough to rebel against habits that stifle your curiosity?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): How to be a Capricorn, according to my Capricorn reader Sadie Kennedy: When you are younger, take yourself too seriously. Look and act older than you actually are as you serve what’s most practical. Sacrifice fun and frivolity, working doggedly to achieve the goals you yearn for, until you reach some level of accomplishment. Then realize, as if struck by a thunderbolt, that fun and frivolity have practical value. Begin to age backwards like Benjamin Button as you balance work with play and discipline with leisure. Enjoy the fruits of your intense efforts as everyone tells you how relaxed and supple and resilient you are becoming.

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open the shell of a soft-boiled egg is a tricky task. You must be firm enough to break the shell, but sufficiently gentle to avoid making a mess. If you live in Germany, you have access to a metal instrument that provides just the right measure of soft force. It’s called an Eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher, translated as “soft-boiled egg shell cracker.” Your assignment in the coming weeks is to cultivate a talent that is metaphorically similar to an Eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher. I believe you will need that blend of sensitivity and power on numerous occasions.

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often regard Cuba as impoverished and backwards. There is an element of truth in their prejudice, primarily because the United States has imposed a stifling embargo on the Caribbean nation for over 50 years. That’s why, for example, many Cubans drive cars that were manufactured in the 1950s. But I wonder how my fellow citizens would respond if they knew that in some ways Cuba’s healthcare system is better than America’s. The World Health Organization recently congratulated Cuba for being the first country on earth to eradicate the transmission of syphilis and HIV from mothers to babies. Can you identify a metaphorically similar situation in your personal life, Pisces? Are there people you regard as inferior or undeveloped who could teach you an important lesson or motivate you to grow? Now is a perfect time to benefit from their influence.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In Indonesia, the term gotong-royong is defined as the “joint bearing of burdens.” In practice it means that you and I and our allies get together voluntarily to help each other achieve a shared goal. It may also be an agreement to provide mutual aid: I help you do what you need to have done, and you help me with my

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The artist Anthony Arevalo Every year, we invite a different local artist to illustrate the results of our Biggest Little Best of Northern Nevada contest. This year, for the first time, we asked a sculptor. Anthony Arevalo builds assemblages—sculptures built from found objects and raw materials. He’s from Dayton and worked at the Reno Bike Project for several years. He also builds functional art objects like lamps and furniture. More of his work can been seen at http://assembledinhouse.blogspot.com.

How did this project work? What was surprising and what were the challenges? The challenges were “Food & Drink,” for example. A lot of the work that I’ve made has a story or I’m connected to it in some way, and having those specific categories, I wasn’t so connected to that as a theme.

Do you not eat food? Is that the problem? I do, but it’s not—I don’t know. But that was good, trying to figure out a way that I connect to it and then hopefully have the categories be illustrated in the piece. So, I started with the categories that I had ideas for, and once I started, they were pretty easy to put together. But some of them were like, what the fuck am I going to do for “Personalities”? That was another one. I just had a hard time connecting to some of them, and also knowing that even if I did connect with it, that idea might not come

across for a broader, bigger audience.

The Best Of art is usually more representational. I wondered if these more abstract ways of representing these ideas would come across for readers. Did you think about that?

After seeing the various reactions to Walter Palmer’s killing of Cecil the Lion, it appears that one word was used approximately 97 percent of the time to label the deadly dentist, an old seven letter fave that begins with A, ends with E, and describes a humid, funky sump, one which has become intimately associated with the adjective puckered. A hundred years ago, that whole bwana thing, where the man cave was adorned with the heads of beasts killed by the master of the house, would genuinely impress those who beheld it. Now, trophy hunting appears to be one of the faster, purer tracks to assholism. Good for us. We’re making progress as a species. Sorta. As today’s modern man (now known as a “guy”), iPad and manscaping razor in hand, would say to the ghost of Ernest Hemingway—piss off, Papa. I’ll hunt rhinos with a Canon, not a cannon. To wander into the web of arguments debating the pros and cons of big-game trophy hunting is to wander OPINION

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Yard sales, thrift stores. I went to a couple of antique stores this time too, which I don’t normally do. And the wood and steel was all stuff that was getting ready to be thrown away—scraps.

Your methods of working, and the kind of art you do—assemblage art—isn’t something that’s familiar to everybody. When you talk about assemblage art—to me, it just makes sense. To me that is making art. I remember being in school and the first time I saw Joseph Cornell’s work I was like, that’s it! I love this stuff. Maybe it has something to do with not throwing stuff away ever. I have all this stuff from my childhood, little trinkets and small objects that remind me of something, and I just can’t bring myself to throw them away. Ω

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I thought about it a lot. Lisa Kurt and Ron Rash … the work they did was so direct and representational of those things. But I’m not an illustrator. I can tell a story, but sometimes it is more abstract. There’s a lot of symbolism in those stories with the objects that I use. I didn’t feel like I could do that with these pieces, because it can be important to me, and make sense to me, but producing these pieces, is not just for me.

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I thought about them working twodimensionally over them being shown. There was a lot of back-and-forth taking these things, setting them there, and looking at them. … and remembering where I needed to tell [photographer] Nate [Clark] to shoot them from. But I felt confident as I put them together that they would still work as three-dimensional pieces. … I looked for objects that I felt could be read in a broad sense. The “Outdoors” piece—that’s the one that comes to mind—there’s a campfire and there’s birds—and I think for a lot of people that reads as “Outdoors.” Hopefully. But if I were going to make a piece about, say, an event I shared with someone in the outdoors, it would be totally different.

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ing thousands of dollars to shoot a great African beast? For whom is the shooting of an awesome animal the definition of a real good time? The inescapable and obvious answer, is, of course, an asshole. Make no mistake. I have no problem with a hunter who hits the weeds every fall, shoots his deer or antelope, skins it, butchers it, and eats it. OK, good for you and enjoy your venison. And yes, if you want to display the horns of this year’s buck on your wall, all good and dandy. But to take it up a notch and go kill mighty African fauna, solely for the purpose of your own egogratification, has become an activity best left to the ignorant past. A relic of yesteryear, like pay phones, the milkman, fedoras and cigarettes. You want to impress me next time I visit your man cave? Take a real nice shot of a leopard. Then frame it. Ω

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