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10 BRITS 'N' PIECES COVER STORY 12 Hamora: Rock Revelation 24 ENVIRONMENT EVENT 26 Andrew Dice Clay 28 Backyard Beats 32 Reno Pacifica Festival 34 Reno Pirate Crawl 36 Reno Tahoe Music Festival 38 42 52

FEATURE Acess Pass - Chapter 2 Haus of Reed Custom Furniture Momtrepreneurs - Part 2

FOOD 56 Mustang Ranch Steakhouse 64

FREESTYLE 64 Photographer Jeramie Lu 70 HEALTH TIPS MUSIC 72 Michael Stosic 74 NORTH LAKE TAHOE EVENTS

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PHOTOGRAPHY 76 Mairin Kareli Bohomonde 84 RADIUS 90 THE COUTURE COLUMN

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Editor/Publisher Oliver X Art Director Chris Meredith Contributing Designers Courtney Meredith

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Britton Griffith-Douglass Thomas Lloyd Qualls Rory Dowd Isha Casagrande Tony Contini Amanda Horn Rachel Douglass Michael Tragash Debe Fennel Isha Casagrande Tessa Miller Lanette Katre Contributing Photographers Shelbi Carr Whitehead Chris Holloman Tony Contini Clayton Beck Anicia Beckwith Digiman Studio Marcello Rostagni Ted Varney Jennifer Sande Kyle Volland Interns Heather McAlpine Sales 775-412-3767 Submissions renotahoetonightrocks@gmail.com Website renotahoetonightmagazine.com All content, layout and design is the property of Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine. Duplication or reproduction is prohibited without the expressed written consent of Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine. Copyright 2016. Reno Tahoe Tonight is produced on 10% recycled American paper and is printed with all soy and vegetable inks.


SNAPSHOT Photographer Frank Haxton Digiman Studio Subject Edward Howland of Hamora on the video set for "The Lone Wolf Aria" Gerlach, Nevada


A PROBABILITY OF WORDS Text Thomas Lloyd Qualls Photo Lynell Garfield

Blending the Worlds The universe is an endless paradox of limited visibility. (How's that for an opening line.) We too often believe that only this or that can be true. That there is such a thing as the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. That people can only be with us or against us. From our flawed judicial system to the daily conversations inside and outside our heads, we live in an increasingly thin slice of reality. One in which people, things, and ideas are categorized, stereotyped, and affixed with childish labels like right or wrong, good or bad. Where, in the name of a loving God, people hate one another. What all these thoughts and conclusions have in common is the arrogance of believing that the universe is knowable. And that the thinkers of all these thoughts know all there is to know. Think about that. Think about what this brand of certainty requires. The internet both connects us and keeps us separated from one another. And not just because we are glued to our phones instead of physically interacting. But because it allows us to be insular in our associations and narrow in our exposure. Yes, to a certain extent this has always been true. We have long subscribed to the newspapers and magazines that fit our worldview, favored Jon 6 Reno Tahoe Tonight

Stewart or Fox News, and stayed steadfastly true to only one political party. Technology has simply amplified those tendencies. While also allowing us to avoid anything like an actual conversation. Sure it’s easy to hate on a certain segment of America for being dull enough to pick a board certified bonehead to run for President. But if we’re honest with ourselves, we’re all becoming willfully ignorant of more and more. And unquestionably sure that the conclusions in our heads are the right ones. The marketplace of ideas thrives when people are talking. To each other. And not just to the choir. I'm not talking about opening the corral gate so free speech can lead us to the truth. (See paragraph one.) I'm talking about expanding our ideas (of ourselves and each other), our possibilities, and our humanity. Like never before, we need to step out of our bubbles and breathe fresh air. We need to understand that America is every gradation of white, black, brown, and (apparently) orange. We are also young, old, gay, straight, transgender, strong, feeble, smart, dumb, courageous, and confused. And I know, I know, saying that you're not a bigot because you have a black or a gay friend


is missing the point. But really, if you look around and all your friends are the same color, religion, and end of the political spectrum, you have to start somewhere. Go and mingle outside your comfort zone. Start with finding that one friend. And have some real conversations with them. In fact, here's my recipe for a happy future: Take one part your ideas and add several dozen parts of the ideas from others around you that you mostly agree with but have not fully explored. Next add another dozen ideas you've heard of, but are not so sure about. Blend together and let sit. Once settled, slowly add equal parts ideas you've never heard of and those you think you disagree with. Stir vigorously and put in the oven at low

temperature for as long at it takes for you to understand that alone, your ideas are just flour, with maybe a little water sprinkled on top. In order for them to be truly interesting, they need to be combined with other flavors and textures. Once your batter has turned into something with more substance, remove from the oven and let cool. Then invite over your closest friends, some people you know, but don't really hang out with, then add those neighbors you waive to occasionally, along with a healthy dose of strangers, and those who do not share your political, ethnic, religious, gender, or sexual identity. Slice up the concoction. Set out the plates and glasses. Pour some lemonade, open some wine, and start talking. And listening.

Thomas Lloyd Qualls is a writer, a condition that is apparently incurable. He manages his condition, in part, by regular contributions to Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine, and to the tribe known as Rebelle Society. He's also a novelist, a painter, and through his law practice a sometimes salvager of troubled lives. You can find out more about him, his books, poetry, paintings, and other projects on his website. www.tlqonline.com. Or at any of the absurd number of social media profiles out there these days. Feel free to check them out whenever you like. Or better yet, just invite him out for coffee or beer. He loves a good conversation. Š 2016 thomas lloyd qualls

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Makeup Artist Jayme Ward Text by Jayme Ward Models Khadija Ba and Connie Zanotto

In a world of Instagram filters, You Tube superstars and a love for reality TV, it's hard – as a woman – to know what we are suppose to be. We lose ourselves to the pressures of unrealistic images of what is supposed to portray "beauty." Do we need Botox or lip injections? Boob lifts and booty fillers? If you watch cable or follow any of the Kardashians on social media, you may think the answer is a resounding "YES!" But have you ever noticed that a simple lip injection is never enough. Everyone already has their own beautiful qualities and just because we stop seeing them in ourselves doesn't mean they aren't there. What I love most about being a makeup artist is helping you discover what you love about yourself. I don’t use makeup to hide who you are, but instead to accentuate your best features and unleash that inner you that may have been in hiding for way too long. I'm here for the mom who has only five minutes in the morning to get out the door but is tired of looking as disheveled as she may feel. I'm here for the party girl who dresses to the nines every Friday and Saturday night. And I am here to show that actually, you can be both whenever you so choose. I can teach you quick tips and tricks to get you out of the house quickly in the morning and how to feel like the sexiest woman in the room ready to take over the world for your special occasions. Whether you're 23 or 50, like our models here, it's true that when you look good you feel good and when you feel good your confidence is boosted. That confidence is what will take you anywhere you want to go. Want to make someone's day? Compliment them, genuinely. The world needs more kindness. And we all love a good shade of lipstick and a nice compliment. Jayme Ward Professional Makeup Artist – 12 years Bridal and Beauty,Editorial and Commercial,Special Events, Private In Home Consultations and Lessons www.Jaymewardmakeupartistry.com 775-247-7589 8 Reno Tahoe Tonight

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FIRST BRIT OF EXCITEMENT

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“It’s getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes” … Nelly sure knew how to have fun in the heat and create a spicy checklist. To make sure you get ‘hot in here’, take his advice, get naked, grab your best faux fur vest, stop at the Melting Pot, pick out the perfect pasties and hop on your bike and head to the Black Rock Desert. That’s right my little party playa vixens, it’s time to go )*(ome! Burning Man is calling all its dusty love bunnies back home this month for what is well known as the greatest party of all mankind. Hurry up, my desert divas, feel the love, and dance on my little hot burners.

BITS: National fame, hometown feel and name. One of Reno’s icons and most cherished talents to ever leave the 775 area code, returns on August 5th. Local celebrity Whitney Myer comes to the Crystal Bay Club for a free show in the Red Room. This electrifying musician mixes Soul, Rock and R&B that will get you swaying and smiling with Reno pride. Let’s show our homegrown hero we are her biggest fan: www.crystalbaycasino.com There’s no place like home. Dorothy you aren’t in Kansas anymore; you’re in the Silver State and we are thrilled as a tornado to have you. The Wizard of Oz comes to the Robert Z Hawkins Outdoor Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch from August 12th to the 21st. No need to follow the yellow brick road with a picnic basket in hand this time Toto, you’ll enjoy food truck and drinks with proceeds benefiting the non-profit Sierra School for Performing Arts. So come on, get a heart, a brain, some courage and a ticket home, visit their website for more details… (and bring your little dog too): www. sierraschoolofperformingarts.org

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It’s time to crawl the plank matey! OK, we will let you off this time my little black beard you don’t have to swim with the fishies. Instead you can enjoy the pirate life with me and drink some rum at this summer’s downtown Pirate Crawl. ‘X’ marks the spot for a night long party that goes until 6am and even hotel discounts at the Sands and Circus Circus. I’ll see you there with an eye patch, your favorite wench and most loyal parrot, get your booty (tickets): www.crawlreno.com The soundtrack to an American Summer. If you have ever been 18, cheered at a tailgate party or are simply born in the US of A you know that Lynyrd Skynyrd epitomizes sunshine and short shorts. Their nostalgic hits like “Free Bird” and “Sweet home Alabama” will have singing farewell to this summer in proper southern style. Rock and roll your way to the August 20th show at the Peppermill Resort: www.peppermillreno.com/ calendar/lynyrd-skynyrd.


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Text Britton Griffith-Douglass Photo Jeramie Lu

Cheers to you, all you aluminum loving fools. The Reno CANFEST returns: the original, international canned beer festival! This two-day event kicks off at the Whitney Peak Hotel and concludes at the Peppermill Resort. During this 48-hour party, guests can sip over 100 samples and do the can-can at the silent disco. Let’s pop a cold one together and believe in the spirit, honor and incredibleness of the can. Crack open their website for details: www.canfestbeer.com

Last Bit of Advice: Summer is in peak season but for teachers it has come to a close. Welcome back to school students! Thank you to teachers that are mourning homework free warm nights and late mornings. Finally, congrats to parents for surviving the last few months. This last glass of sparkling rose as we float the river goes out to you, may you have patience, superhuman strength and well… a great calendar to countdown to Christmas break!

Hawaii’s best aloha spot is in downtown Reno It seems a stretch that you could enjoy a classic hula as much down by the Truckee River as you do along the coast of Kauai, but on August 27th you can. The first annual Reno Aloha Festival is a free event put on by locals of Reno to share the cultural heritage and traditions of the Pacific Island. Listen to music that is sweeter than the waves by Keanuenue Entertainment, Treedom, Brit Straw and Wai'olu. Kids can participate in Keiki Village and everyone can join in "Biggest Little Ohana in the World!" www.renoalohafestival.com

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COVER STORY Text Oliver X Photos Frank Haxton Digiman Studio

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Hamora: Ro c k Re v e l a ti o n

Do not attempt to adjust your computer screens when watching Reno-based guitarist Edward Howland's “The Lone Wolf Aria,� the first video off of his latest recording Legacy of the Haunted from his band Hamora. Nothing has been sped up, nothing has been altered. Those are Howland's hands destroying the fret board; flexing his lightning licks and blistering arpeggios in real-time. Shot in the Black Rock Desert in mid and late May of 2016 by Frank Haxton's Digiman Studio, there is an end of days quality to the apocalyptic

set and setting. Howland, clad in a full-length black leather duster, combat boots and gas mask is the last shredder standing in a desolate landscape that serves to punctuate a video performance of technical brilliance. And ballsy it is indeed to lead with an instrumental as a first look single and video introduction to an artist and an album that are both exceptional. I spoke with the guitar prodigy before he embarked on one of his rural escapes to regions unknown recently, on the eve of the release of his new video.

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Oliver X: When did you first pick up an instrument and when did you know that music would be an integral part of your life and a vehicle through which you could communicate ideas? Edward Howland: As a little kid I spent a lot of time by myself. In day care etc. my favorite toy when I was around 5 or 6 was an old multi-tone keyboard. I brought that with me everywhere. I never had any lessons, just liked playing. When my dad was still around prior to that, I would listen to him play piano or guitar in the basement at a very young age. My whole family is sort of musical, violin, piano, guitar, singing, so I suppose a lot of it was just genetics. When I picked up a guitar the first time around 13, I was sold on that. I never wanted to learn songs, just wanted to play for the sake of playing. I’m still pretty much like that. I like writing and perfecting songs and recordings, the culmination of those are the essence of what I do and what means most to me. My step dad was into recording and computers, so we always had random software and recording equipment around the house and I would mess around with that stuff starting around 12 or 13. By 14 I had my own rig loaded with Cakewalk Pro Audio (and Doom 2). By 17 I was in the studio all the time. I was always a quiet kid, but found that when I started writing, I had a lot to say. Music helped that. Oliver X: At some point, you developed a knack for the studio production side of the business. Was that by necessity or did the art of recording hold a special appeal to you? Edward Howland: Definitely a little bit of both. I got into studio production when I was about 16 and started taking is seriously around 17. I can trace most of my abilities in that regard to just trying to further my ideas and perfect the recordings. That and having a monster work ethic once I found something I loved doing. I was a house engineer and studio musician for many years and worked on every type of music under the sun. production, editing, all of it I took (and take) very seriously. I built the computers we used for the recording platforms, soldered the patch bays back together if they broke, and learned everything I possibly could about engineering and production. We had access to a lot of equipment and software

so every platform I could get my hands on I would. Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Acid, Wavelab, Cubase, plus a massive amount of high end outboard gear, tape machines, analog consoles, etc. I was fortunate enough to learn at the perfect time when computer based recording was really coming into the mainstream and killing of platforms like ADAT, but when tape machines and racks of hardware still had a place in professional production. Not many people my age and younger got to use tape as anything other than a novelty, so having hundreds of hours under my belt of doing live punches with a studio full of musicians and doing fader comps of vocal tracks at half speed on a massive analog board directly to tape gives me an appreciation of what the software does so effortlessly. I feel like overall, I had a really good mix of old and new school production techniques and mentors (albeit mentors that were slightly insane). I didn’t really start bleeding over music until I started writing. Most people I know who really delved deep into the studio/production side of music start to lose that raw passion, the magic of music as something wholly innocent and enjoyable. Sort of like the Wizard of Oz; pulling the mask away from the almighty wizard and realizing that when analyzed closely, the mysteries fade. I include myself in that statement since for a long time, when I closed my eyes and listened to something I once loved, all I could see or imagine was a line moving across a grid. Losing sleep over the half decibel difference in frequency response of a high-hat track will do that to you. I honestly didn’t think I could be passionate about music any longer and seeing that passion starting to fade was the reason I walked away from it for a long time. It wasn’t until years later, after everything learned in what seems now like a past life, that everything came back to me in force. I found myself even more passionate about music and writing than ever but now with the clarity and mindset to really do something with it. I still feel like in a lot of ways the only time I’m really being honest with anything in my life is when I’m writing and recording. But it’s not really about enjoying it, or even sharing it. It’s something that I’m inexplicably driven to do. I suppose it really is art for the sake of art. If my passion was 14 minute long jam sessions, then I’d like to think that is what I would be doing, but for me, the real art is trying to fit a reasonably complex written idea into a listenable musical Reno Tahoe Tonight 15


pentameter. Again, I can’t really explain why that drives me, but it does. The ironic thing is that with music being as subjective as it is, I guess I can’t even say if anything I do is either good or bad. All that time spent both learning, and crafting, and who really knows? I used to think I knew, that there was a level at which you could draw a line between greatness and pure shit. I don’t think you can be passionate about anything in life without that mentality, at least at some point in your life. But I guess, the only thing I can say is that if you want to hear what music sounds like as tackled by an obsessive maniac utilizing an unhealthy level of fervor with an extensive musical background, it may capture your interest. Maybe. Oliver X: Who did you grow up watching and wanting to emulate? What made you seek your musical fortunes here in the west? Edward Howland: I was around 10 when Appetite for Destruction came out and that cassette came with me everywhere. My main influences and the stuff I listen to on a regular basis are heavier music and guitar based stuff. SRV, Slash, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie are probably my biggest guitar influences. Sort of a mix of bluesy/technical. 16 Reno Tahoe Tonight

Other big influences are Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains, Type O Negative, Soundgarden, plus some (somewhat) newer heavy metal like Children of Bodom, Archenemy and In Flames. On top of that I love electronic stuff, instrumentals, but only when it’s done right which I find is difficult to come across. My family came over on the Mayflower so for literally 400 years, my family lived and died in Plymouth, Massachusetts in the same place, with the Howland name still intact. If the founding fathers didn’t implement a democratic system, I’d probably be the prince of America or some shit. Riding around in limos while people with telephoto lenses chase me back to my castle lol. Moving west was the best idea ever. But not too far west, just enough. Oliver X: How challenging is it to record on both coasts? Edward Howland: The interwebz makes everything easy. The only hard part is finding people I can trust to do a great job and fortunately I had the right people for that already. My producer and fellow musician


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buddy Rick Merriam took care of coordinating the drum sessions (being played by Mark Castillo of Bury Your Dead, Crossfade, etc.) which were recorded in Boston by engineer Shane Frisby. Getting the drums done right was my biggest anxiety with the album, so when finally getting the tracks back and realizing they were perfect, it made working on everything else that much smoother. Having a solid base to reference for mixing and having them all done at once in one big session was awesome and not a luxury I’m used to. Oliver X: Your Hamora album "Legacy of the Haunted" is a stunner. Fill me in on how this record took shape. Edward Howland: The album took about 3 years to put together. The hardest part was sorting through the sheer amount of ideas accumulated over a lifetime of randomly recording little things here and there. Even after taking a break from any serious recording or writing, I still always had some form of recording device, a PDA, then on to my phone etc. where I would just record snippets of ideas. Once the written ideas, song concepts and lyrics started taking shape, I would just go back and start finding stuff from those recordings. I was always of the mindset that I could come up with whatever idea on the spot and there was no real difference between that, and those inexplicable moments of inspiration where something hits you. It turned out I was pretty wrong on that front as the ideas I took the time to lay down during those moments of random inspiration, were a lot better than just sitting there trying to come up with something for the sake of coming up with something. The ideas that fermented are what made it to the record.

match the album concept of the inexplicably driven toxic muse. We enlisted Digiman Studio here in Reno for the shoot. We planned the shoot for about three months out and it took every bit of that to get ready for it. The concepts, wardrobes, etc. Even the seemingly simple things took a lot of effort. In order to get a gas mask that matched the album concept art, the gas mask had to be shipped from Lithuania, and when it got here had to be heavily modded. Pretty much every part of the main outfit was custom made or ordered. After all of that, the first day in the desert was just an insane wind storm. We couldn’t do any of the mirrors, fly the drone, or get the major shots we needed from the list. We almost called it as the wind was almost pushing over the trailer but decided to grab what we could. Thankfully the second day was perfect so we were able to get the main concept shots. It was impossible to sleep that night knowing that another shitty windy day would all but ruin a three month long prep. Video production that relies even remotely on weather is some stressful shit. I definitely learned a lot throughout the process and we’re jumping right into the next video, which is even more involved than Lone Wolf. I never understood how a relatively (seemingly) simple video production has a massive list of credits at the end, but after going through the process firsthand, I can see now how it adds up. We had around six people involved in this video--which to me anyway, seems like a lot for a budget-minded production. On the next one, I can easily see a crew twice that.

Oliver X: Talk about how you developed the video concept for “The Lone Wolf Aria” and what went into the shoot. Edward Howland: The video we just finished and put out is for The Lone Wolf Aria, which is the guitar/instrumental track on the album. We picked that one mostly because we thought it would be easy. After being through the process, I’m not sure if that was the case. The song was written in a way that represents the journey of a lone wolf so it starts off mellower and moves into a chaotic run. We wanted the video to follow that concept and also visually

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ENVIRONMENT Text Oliver X

A Conversation with Lynell Garfield-Qualls, M.S. Hydrologist City of Reno The Truckee River is the jewel of Reno's watershed and an integral part of the future of our region. Its use as a recreational destination for rafting, swimming and fishing does not begin to touch on it's ecological importance as a habitat for plant, insect and animal life of all kinds—including us.

the bugs living in the river, really do rely on us to do what we can to step up to the plate with what's running off from our community into the water,” notes Garfield-Qualls. “And that's our drinking water source too. So those mayflies do get affected before we get affected; they're the canary in the coal mine.”

“We really want to get the message out to folks that everything we do in our lives effects the river, just like the river runs through all of us,” says City of Reno Hydrologist Lynell GarfieldQualls, MS. “We're all part of the watershed. So, that means we do not want to over water our lawns, because that brings up all the fertilizers out into the gutter and into the river. Stuff that runs down the street doesn't get treated before it goes into the river.”

Garfield-Qualls has important tips we all can use to help keep the Truckee River clean and safe:

Garfield-Qualls, who authored the children's book The Secret Life of Streams, has taken her message to the streets and schools to inform our young people (who will inherit what we leave them) about the importance of everybody pitching in to keep our waterways clean. With her “Loralei the Mayfly” educationals, GarfieldQualls dresses in costume (as a mayfly) to educate kids on all of the fascinating creatures that inhabit our rivers, lakes, creeks and streams.

• Pick up trash you see blowing around town. It all ends up in the river.

“That's always Loralei the Mayfly's message: Get out there and help the river and protect Loralei's home! All the other critters, the fish, Water in the Truckee Meadows and agencies managing it.

Storm water

Agricultural water

Water reclamation facilities

Storm water in our community consists of all outdoor water running off the surface of land, through gutters and a pipe system separate than the indoor sewer. Different from some other cities, this storm water runs directly to the Truckee River, without ever being treated. Storm water picks up anything in its way, carrying auto drips, pet waste, fertilizer, or any dirt on roadways, carrying it all into the nearest storm drain system or creek, and downhill into the river. Even Spanish Springs is connected to the Truckee River, by way of the North Truckee Drain!

The Truckee Meadows was at one time, a very agriculturally rich area that needed irrigation waters. Before our community grew and the south Truckee Meadows was developed, the whole region consisted of braided, meandering streams and wetlands full of wildlife. In order to manage the water needs of farming families, agricultural ditches were constructed to carry Truckee River water across the hills and south to the farms. There are still ditches throughout our region today: Steamboat Ditch, the Last Chance Ditch, Lake Ditch, Highland Ditch, and the Orr Ditch.Y ou might confuse them for creeks, but they are manmade structures that run along the mountain, not down it like creeks do. These ditches do not run year-around, but only during the irrigation season, and the winter storm season. These ditches carry storm water that runs off the land when it rains or snows, so they run full sometimes in the winter also. Flows from these ditches end up in natural creeks, which carry their water downstream into the Truckee River.

Wastewater in the Truckee Meadows (from indoor plumbing) is treated at wastewater treatment plants, also known as water reclamation facilities.

Storm water quality is managed by agencies who are partners in the Truckee Meadows Storm Water Coordinating Committee: The Cities of Reno and Sparks, and Washoe County. This committee manages the storm water in our area, under a permit written by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. This permit has requirements the committee agencies must fulfill for storm water pollution prevention. To learn more, visit www.tmstormwater.com

Why are wetlands so valuable? Drinking water treatment facilities Drinking water in the Truckee Meadows region is provided by the Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) and Washoe County. Most (approx. 80%) of our drinking water is drawn from the Truckee River, and the rest is pumped from ground water wells. This is another great reason to keep pollutants out of the river, our high quality drinking water source. To learn more about your drinking water, please visit www.tmwa.com or www.washoecounty.us/water

What can you do to protect the Truckee River from your home? 1. Clean up your gutters! Keep leaves and fruit, dirt and lawn clippings, out of the storm drains and river.

Wetlands can be made up of standing water, or flowing water. Wherever you are, wetlands benefit watersheds greatly by filtering out pollutants. Wetlands also provide storage areas for storm water during rain and snow melt events, acting like sponges and releasing flood waters slowly after the river water recedes, acting as flood control. Wetlands also serve to hold water through the wet season, allowing flows to soak slowly back into the river later in the year from the ground water sources, when the snow has melted and the Truckee River is running low. This provides flows to keep water cool and oxygen-rich for fish to live, and gives all of us in the Truckee Meadows more water for summertime drinking, irrigation, boating, and other uses.

The South Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (STMWRF), is owned by Washoe County and treats 2.65 mllion gallons of water each day. 100% of this treated effluent is used for irrigation, and in low water use times, is stored in the Huffaker Hills effluent storage reservoir. Each of these facilities treats wastewater and reuses it through non-potable irrigation reuse. Parks and other facilities are watered with it annually, sending millions of gallons of water back into the ground as reuse, to recharge our aquifers and supplement wetlands. This allows water to seep slowly back into the river after moving through the soil, mimicking a natural wetland discharge, with slow infiltration.

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3. Cover your garbage! Rain and snow can get into your garbage can and when it drains out, carries nasty chemicals with it into the river.

Who do you call if you see someone dumping oil or another pollutant into the river or a storm drain inlet? Reno Direct’s emergency line is 334-INFO or 334-4636. Reno has the ability to dispatch calls to other agencies as well, during or after hours. What if you want to try out some storm water treatment using landscape, while saving money on your water bill? Go to www.tmwalandscapeguide.com

In the Truckee Meadows area, plants growing along streams are very important for many reasons. Riparian plants grow roots into the banks of streams, holding the dirt in place and providing erosion control. These water-loving plants also provide shade to streams, keeping water cool for fish. Where the riparian zone meets dry, upland areas, there are some mixed pine and fir interpersed at the edge of the ecotone. Wildflowers grow abundantly in areas of springs and lowlying spots in the landscape (in Spring, look for Vernal pools in meadows with their concentric rings of color!). Upland plants growing on hillsides provide habitat for wildlife, and help to stabilize slopes to prevent erosion. Most native plants are valuable to historic uses by Native Americans, even if just providing habitat for our native animal species.

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Willow

Cottonwood

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If you see dumping or a discharge to the storm drain, creek or Truckee River, please call: City of Reno (775) 334-4636 City of Sparks (775) 691-9227 Washoe County (775) 328-2436 Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) (888) 331-6337

Learn more about... Storm Water Drinking Water Treatment Facilities Agricultural Water Wetlands Wastewater Treatment Facilities Riparian Zone Upland Plants Animals Restoration

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About the Truckee River watershed

Why is restoration of the Truckee River important?

What is being done to restore the Truckee River?

The Truckee River Watershed is a vast expanse of land, draining more than 10 million acres into the Truckee River, which is 110 miles long! All of the land that carries water downhill into streams which feed into the Truckee, or into the river itself, makes up the watershed. On our map, we focus on our urban Truckee Meadows area, in Reno and Sparks and Washoe County, but the lands upstream to Lake Tahoe and downstream to Pyramid Lake, are all part of our watershed too. All of our communities rely upon the Truckee for drinking water, irrigation, habitat and survival of our world class fishery, economic benefits, and the center of our communities. As such, we must protect our water, every day.

A healthy river that helps maintain itself will save money, offer more recreation in and around these open spaces, better our quality of life, and provide more stability to the whole ecosystem. Agencies like the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as well as local and state agencies, now understand that the river is a dynamic system.

Restoration is the process of re-creating the natural processes that a healthy river needs in order to function. Simple, yet large-scale, projects can help us to restore the river’s benefits. The City of Reno and City of Sparks, The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Truckee River Flood Project, State of Nevada and other partners embarked upon a long-term restoration project for the Lower Truckee River. A Desert Terminus Lakes grant was provided by the Bureau of Reclamation contributing to these projects on the lower Truckee River.

Rivers and streams are constantly changing. They move across valleys, eroding banks and carrying sediment for miles before dropping it downstream. Going back through the mid 1900’s, the health of the river ecosystem was not understood, and was not considered a priority in management practices. Relatively modern science has shown that old practices of straightening the river’s meanders and vegetation removal were very damaging to the ecosystem.

5. Remind your friends and family that our yards and driveways are the beginning of the river’s flow. Keep irrigation water out, and only rain in the storm drain! 6. If you’d like seasonal reminders and tips for river protection and news, please email stormwater@reno.gov or call 334-2350 to add your name to our email list.

Riparian areas are often the “oases” in our city centers, providing shade and a cool refuge from hot sun and reflective pavement. Nature can be messy, but it supports an abundance of life. When stream zones are healthy, they provide a diversity of habitat: channels that meander, flow apart and come back together, all forms of plants, and an abundance of pools, rocks, riffley areas, and even undercut banks.

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2. Keep pet waste contained! Clean up after Fido or kitty to protect our drinking water.

4. Reduce runoff from your lawn! Pull back grass from nearest the sidewalk and plant low water use gardens around the edges. Drip irrigation looks beautiful with just liters per hour, instead of using gallons per minute. Save money and prevent runoff of lawn chemicals too!

The Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (TMWRF), located in east Sparks, treats 30 million gallons of water each day, and its effluent (treated water) is both used in the purple pipe irrigation system by parks and golf courses, and is discharged to Steamboat Creek and the Truckee River. TMWRF is owned by the City of Reno and the City of Sparks.

What is a riparian zone? Many of the benefits we receive from streams are intangible. Peace of mind, joy, water purification, flood protection, increased property value, and accessible recreational lands are all such benefits. A healthy stream zone sustains native plants and animals with clean waters, and cooling shade provided by streamside (riparian) trees and shrubs, with erosion protection offered by their roots. “Riparian” is a term used to describe the land around a stream, where plants growing have the ability to grow roots into the stream’s flow. Riparian zones are beneficial in that they take up pollutants from land and water, cleansing storm water and runoff before it enters the river. Plants growing in the riparian zone benefit wildlife in the urban area with nesting materials and protected nesting habitat, while their roots provide instream habitat for fishes, bugs, and amphibians along the edge of this zone.

Historically, the major concern surrounding our local streams and river water was flooding. Because all of our outdoor water (rain, snowmelt, and over-watering runoff) runs down into the creeks and river, the common belief among engineers was that we needed to get it out of our community as quickly as possible. Water was seen as a liability. It could flood homes and cause damage to streets and other infrastructure, the community feared. As a result, the Truckee River was historically straightened and channelized, to the detriment of natural processes, habitat, and water quality. The curves were taken out of it, and it was put into a straight line to move water through before flooding occurred.

This dynamism means that the river behaves like a river: it flows, meanders, jumps over the banks, forms gravel islands, and floods. Plants growing along the river not only look pretty and provide habitat for fish, bugs, birds, and mammals, but they help hold the banks together in large flows, and take up nutrients (like those in fertilizers) from the water, providing some cleansing to our river. When the river was historically straightened, the dynamic water still wanted to take its twisty, torturous route. As a result, the water carved out the new banks and caused erosion. When the upstream cities developed, they sent more runoff water downstream immediately after storms. The river began to receive large pulses of high-energy water. This water “carved” out the bottom of the river, or “incised” it, causing more erosion to happen. With all of the erosion that has happened in our river, the water levels dropped too low, and plants growing on the banks could no longer keep their roots in the water in the lower reaches. Much of the riparian vegetation and the riparian forest went away. The natural ability of the river to maintain itself went away, too. Downstream at the river’s end is Pyramid Lake, which receives our water, and all sediment and runoff, too. This is of concern to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and others interested in protecting threatened and endangered fish and other species, which rely upon clean river water and spawning gravels free of silt and sediment.

The McCarran Ranch project was the first restoration effort completed on the lower Truckee River. This successfully restored site boasts cottonwood and willow in its riparian forest, and is now open to the public with trails and access points to the river. The next projects include Lockwood, the 102 Ranch, Below Derby Dam, Mustang Ranch, and Tracy. For these Truckee River projects, this means a team of specialists and heavy equipment moving dirt and rock at each of these sites, in order to: •

Build new meanders to give the river a natural shape and reconnect it to the floodplain, allowing it to move sideways as water does, without causing erosion. This connection to the floodplain allows riparian plants to grow roots into the river, which keeps the banks in place and provides shade for the water, keeping it cooler. Riparian (streamside) trees also provide leaf and other organic matter for macroinvertebrates (fish food) and other wildlife to feed on through the year.

Create instream riffles to provide habitat for native fish and oxygenate the water.

Excavate wetlands along the river and create riparian forest habitat for birds, frogs, and other wildlife, replacing invasive weeds with thriving native plants.

The restoration work is not just good for the plants and animals that rely on the Truckee. It provides amazing benefits to people who rely on the river as well, as it: •

Provides water quality improvement as wetlands and native plants filter nutrients from the water.

Allows for flood capacity (holding more water) and attenuation (letting it release slowly) as floodwaters spread out during high flows without doing damage.

Opens access for outdoor enjoyment of our river, including hiking, fishing, boating, birdwatching, picnicking, and field studies.”

• Abate drips and leaks from your vehicle. Toxic oil and fluid winds up in the river. • Go to a car wash to wash your car. If you wash your car at home, all the suds go into the river.

• Pick up after your pets at home. • Apply sunscreen at home before you drive to the river and jump in so it doesn't wash off in the river! • Volunteer! Truckee River Cleanup Day is coming in September. www.ktmb.org About the illustration: “This is a map that we had created so our citizens would realize that ALL our lands drain into the river, eventually. We Are All Connected Through Water.” - Lynell Garfield-Qualls Lynell Garfield-Qualls


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DICE EVENT

Text Jenny PezDeSpencer Photo courtesy of The Silver Legacy

Andrew C lay

@ The Silver Legacy August 12, 2016 Ð 8pm

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ew comics have blazed a brighter more controversial trail to stardom than the brash, Brooklyn born blue comedy legend Andrew Dice Clay. Once best known for his bawdy standup, it's Clay's standout cinematic turns in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, Martin Scorsese's critically acclaimed HBO mini-series Vinyl and his new Showtime series Dice that have thrust Clay's swaggering persona back into the spotlight where it belongs. We tasked popular comic Jenny PezDeSpencer to do a phoner with the comedy king, as he brings his audacious standup routine to the Silver Legacy on Friday, August 12, 2016. Jenny PezDeSpencer: So how is your day going? Andrew Dice Clay: My day is good; they got me doing all these interviews for the shows so it's like just one after another today. It's just nutty 26 Reno Tahoe Tonight

for me. When you talk about yourself that much, you're like, 'Come on, you know, I'm not running for President Ð I'm a comic.' Jenny PezDeSpencer: It's my understanding from CNN that you have been running a gym? Andrew Dice Clay: Ha ha ha ha! Jenny PezDeSpencer: I couldn't help myself because I saw that interview and thought, What an asshat.

Andrew Dice Clay: I'll tell you the funny part of that interview. When I was going up there to do that interview, I told the people I was with, "Now if I curse this guy out get ready to run." But I had said it as a joke only because, you know, only a few years before that the MTV thing happened, Saturday Night LiveÉ I was kidding around because I'm not thinking. I'm going to be cursing out the guy on CNN and it's exactly


what happened when I saw how unprepared that guy was, because he actually said to me, "You used to be a headline guy." And what was funny is, in New York the very next night, I was doing a sold out show at the Beacon Theater, 3,500 people and I'm looking at this guy like, "What are you kidding me?" Because I'm not doing the (Madison Square) Garden this isn't good enough? Like what's the problem here? And I got nutty. At CNN you don't get personal, you just ask the questions. I knew he was coming from a personal place rather than a professional place and that's when I destroyed him. Jenny PezDeSpencer: When you first started, did you have people tell you that you needed to tone it down if you were ever going to make it? Andrew Dice Clay: Oh, a thousand times but it would just go in one ear and out the other. I always marched to the beat of my own drum. That goes all the way back, I couldn't care less about what people think or say. Jenny PezDeSpencer: I did do some research and I noticed there was a pretty huge gap in between The Adventures of Ford Fairlane and Blue Jasmine. Was there a reason? Andrew Dice Clay: Nah, nah, I was out of the limelight for a while. I got two sons so, I had a break up and that was more important to me. And now they're [his sons] cooking... My personal life was always more important to me than my professional life. I brought up the best guys and they're in a band called Steel Rebel, they are opening up for (the final) Ozzfest this year. Jenny PezDeSpencer: I read that you and your former wife Valerie Vasquez were divorced in 2014, but that you are still together. Can I ask why you're still together if you got a divorce? Andrew Dice Clay: 'Cause I love her and you know, when you argue there is always the threat of divorce. Ya know, so why not just take that out of the equation, so you can be happy? Jenny PezDeSpencer: Is that (Valerie) who Natasha Leggero's character on your Showtime show Dice is based on?

with Valerie that is coming to Fox, and they absolutely went nuts for her. Natasha is talented and she is really cute, but ya know, Valerie is a gorgeous woman, an animal, that's why we were together for 7 years. I just got "done" with her 2 hours ago. We're the night life, we come alive at night. I hear the world a lot better at night. Jenny PezDeSpencer: Do you think Entourage helped you get back in the public eye? Andrew Dice Clay: Doug Ellin, who created the show Entourage, knew. He was a fan sinceÉ he actually wrote the foreword in my book. The minute he saw me when he was a kid Ð he was a giant Dice fan Ð he knew if he put me on that season that, you know that was it. He said, "Wait til you see what happens," and that was the fuse. He lit the fuse and that was it, a full-blown career again. Jenny PezDeSpencer: Do you think you are going to be doing any movies soon? Andrew Dice Clay: Well, I got the uh, I'm doing the John Gotti movie (Gotti) right now and it's very exciting. Kevin Connolly (Entourage) is directing it. Ya know, to work with John Travolta is unbelievable. He is playing Gotti and they gave me an incredible role. I am excited to start that in about three weeks... They don't even want me talking about it. It's very exciting and I am telling you what I can, ya know. It's just another great opportunity to work with these incredible actors, and Travolta is somebody I've followed since he was Vinnie Barbarino (Welcome Back Kotter), in Grease, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty. It was just amazing when he called me and said, 'Dice you have to do this film with me,' ya know? And I'm like, 'John, I'm on tour; there is a lot of things I have to cancel out.' I'm playing amphitheaters; I'm going out with Guns 'n Roses and doing some of their shows. We're doing stadiums ya know, so yeah. And to do Dodger Stadium... 50,000 people a night, and I think my boys [Steel Rebel] are doing some of the shows with them. It's just an exciting time.

Andrew Dice Clay appears at the Silver Legacy on Friday August 12, 2016 at 8pm. To get your tickets go to www.silverlegacyreno.com/event/ shows/andrew-dice-clay. Read the full interview online at www.renotahoetonightmagazine.com.

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EVENT

Special to Reno Tahoe Tonight

Backyard Beats August 24-27, 2016

Parlor Shows™ brings nationally celebrated artists into the backyards of several noteworthy Reno homes next month for Backyard Beats™, a four-day series of intimate concerts. “The quality of artists coming to participate in this experiment is next level,” said Parlor Shows™ Founder and CEO Ashley Jennings. “It proves two things to me: first, Reno is back on the radar of top performers and also that there’s a real hunger to have a more personal music listening experience among my peers. The positive response from this community has been astounding.” A recently launched Reno-based startup, Parlor Shows™ aims to streamline business for musicians and improve access for music fans by cutting out the high cost and prohibitive practices of traditional middlemen. Backyard Beats™ is its first major event in the region. The festival spans four days in four different homes throughout Reno’s Midtown and Old Southwest neighborhoods. Each night showcases a different genre of soul, indie, rock and classical. Select locally based businesses will participate by donating organic signature drinks and more.

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Festival goers can purchase an all-access pass for $59 or buy single-event tickets for $20 each night. Supply is limited and prices will rise. Weeknight shows begin at 7:00 p.m. and weekend shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Locations vary. Additional details about Backyard Beats™ performances and participants are available at www.ParlorShows.com.

About Parlor Shows Parlor Shows™ is a new take on house concerts and artist accessibility. By connecting musicians with fans, Parlor Shows™ takes an Airbnb model to make it easy for fans to book live shows in intimate venues like backyards and living rooms. Fans get to host their favorite musicians, friends get to hear new artists live, and musicians actually make money while doing what they do best- making music. Serial Entrepreneur and Parlor Shows™ Founder Ashley Jennings is driven to create impactful brands to make social change. Jenning’s other projects include Girlmade, Maker Faire Reno, and Reno’s Startup Weekend. For more, go to www.ParlorShows.com.


FEATURED ARTISTS BY DAY INCLUDE:

DAY 1

The American West MAITA

Elspeth Summers

Beginning Wednesday, August 24, the festival kicks off on Sinclair Street with the Portlandbased Indie-Americana duo The American West and MAITA. Often listened to with the likes of Neko Case and Band of Horses, the harmonic

songwriting presents a distinct Western flare. Reno-based sing-songwriter Elspeth Summers carries the folk torch with her Old Western tunes in a sultry, spiritually inspired style.

DAY 2

Graham Patzner

Bay Area rockers Whiskerman brings a bold front man to night two. Singer/songwriter and multiinstrumentalist Graham Patzner is known for his

prophetic lyricism and timeless familiarity. Under the guidance of Tony Berg, the group has overcome incredible obstacles together for five years. Reno Tahoe Tonight 29


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DAY 3

Elise Lebec

Debe Fennell

Reno’s classical vocalist Debe Fennel headlines Friday alongside Composer Elise Lebec and Wythe Walker. Lebec is widely recognized for her rule-breaking and meditative style as one of the few visionaries among female composers in the

Wythe Walker

independent music circuit. Fennell rose in the ranks of the music industry in Nashville from journalist to promoter before making her way to the West Coast in 1985. Since, she rarely performs.

DAY 4 Grace Hayes

Queens D.Light

Queens D. Light brings beauty to the blight of the streets of Oakland through powerful lyrics and a clear message of strength. Through hip-hop, this “goddess,” MC and filmmaker brings pointed lyrics atop 30 Reno Tahoe Tonight

dreamy jazz instrumentals for a fresh sound. Reno’s Grace Hayes will open the final night of the festival with her cheerful beats, upbeat satire and shockingly soulful tones.


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EVENT Pacifica Festival Special to Reno Tahoe Tonight

The Inaugural Reno Pacifica Festival Saturday, August 20 at 10am to 8pm Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 10am to 5pm at the Sands Regency Hotel & Casino

Experience Asian-Pacific cultures through dance, musical performances, demonstrations, interactive activities for families and food – lots of food! Many of us look different from the outside, but share many similarities in our heart. Asian and Polynesian cultures share the values of family, community, kindness and empathy. The Pacifica Festival seeks to recapture the sense of togetherness that stems from those values, in a celebration that welcomes the entire Truckee Meadows area. The Pacifica Festival gathers the community to celebrate the Asian-Pacific cultures, including Hawaiian, Tongan, Samoan, Japanese, Filipino and additional nationalities in the Pacific Rim. This is an event built on family, co-operation and heart. The Pacifica Festival is organized by the non-profit Pacifica Community Organization. Their mission is to promote the cultures unique to the Pacific Island and Asian region, while building the Pacific Islander and Asian community in Nevada, through community resources, educational forums and programs, and outreach events. The Pacifica Festival is their keystone event and serves their main avenue of building the Asian and Polynesian community, while sharing their cultures with the northern Nevada area. Please join in to experience some culture, perspective and fun. This is a free event for the whole family, so bring the kids and grandparents.

Music and Dance Dance and music have a history of bringing people together through movement and song. Come see what the Reno-grown Asian and Pacific Islander performers have to offer – featuring northern Nevada Halaus (Hula schools), Filipino Dance, martial arts demonstrations and more.

Vendors We welcome all local and out of the area vendors to sell their Asian and Polynesian goods. It provides great exposure and selling potential to people who you want to sell to – people who love Asian and Polynesian goods.

Ethnic Food Musubi, Kalbi plate lunches, Udon, Lumpia, and maybe even some deep fried poi balls. All Asian and Pacific Islander food vendors are welcome. They're calling on restaurants and caterers willing to do a cooking demonstration for the public, and there'll be some real Hawaiian Shave Ice.

Interactive activities for the kids Learn about Asian and Polynesian culture through hands-on interactive activities, how to create leis or fold origami, learn the history and mythology of Polynesian and Asian cultures, learn some Hula steps or learn how some words in Samoan or Maori. For vendor pricing and information contact: Christopher Luke: 775.379.3935 or Ken Allen at 775.830.0689 info@pacificafestivalreno.org


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EVENT Reno Pirate Crawl Text Ed Adkins Photos David Marshall

Get Your Timbers

Ready to Shiver for the Reno Pirate Crawl

August 13TH

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hat’s more fun than partying with pirates? Well, if there is, don’t tell them or you might end up getting put in the stocks at the Reno Pirate Crawl this summer. Thousands of scallywags are planned to arrive in Downtown on Saturday, August 13th, marking the eighth year for what’s not only Reno’s largest summer bar crawl but also the largest pirate themed bar crawl in the world. Organizers say there’s even more chances to save money while partying the night away indulging in nautical naughtiness with other costumed revelers. This year’s crawl features more than 50 different specials on food and drinks served at 20 different bars, restaurants, clubs and casinos, all within walking distance. Special features for this year’s event include a museum-quality pirate encampment set up at the starting point at Harrah’s Plaza with live music from the Spazmatics, a mermaid lagoon at Sands Regency as well as nautical-themed art cars on display at some of the bars. Crawlers will also enjoy collecting different pirate beads at every stop. Assembling your costume is easy in Reno since we’ve got tons of great costume shops to fit any style from pirate chic to sassy swashbuckler. TIckets for this 21 and over event come in the form of crawl cups and maps, available now at Adam and Eve stores of Reno and Carson City, as well as at other retail locations. Information on how to purchase cups and reserve rooms can be found at www.crawlreno.com.

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Sunday, August 28th

Special to Reno Tahoe Tonight

Stealin’ Chicago plays the iconic hits from Chicago’s nearly five decade career. Nine band members make Stealin’ Chicago’s sound as authentic as the original Chicago band. Local opening acts include Valentine Rodeo Friday, The Mo Beach Band Saturday and Jake’s Garage Band Sunday. Shows start at 6:15p, gates open at 5:30p. Tickets are $50 VIP, $35 Reserved Seating and $20 Grass and are available online at www.SNPAA.org.

Reno Tahoe Music Festival Runs Three Nights in August Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind” and Heart’s “Barracuda” are just a few of the classic hits you’ll hear at the Reno Tahoe Musical Festival August 26-28, 2016 in the Hawkins Outdoor Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch in Reno. The Reno Tahoe Music Festival is sponsored by The Sierra Nevada Performing Arts Association (SNPAA).

Friday, August 26th Tom Drinnon does an incredible tribute to country artist Tim McGraw that you don’t want to miss. Tom Drinnon has been a country singer for many Tom Drinnon Straight Up McGraw years performing with the likes of Carrie Underwood, Randy Travis, Vince Gill and others.

Saturday, August 27th Dog ‘N Butterfly showcases favorite hits from Heart. According to Ann and Nancy Wilson of the original band, “Dog ‘N Butterfly’s recreation of music, photo sets and style are amazing!” “Dog ‘N Butterfly is one of the best tribute bands I have ever seen” says LA Radio Personality Uncle Joe Benson.

Dog N Butterfly A Tribute to Heart

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Stealin' Chicago A Tribute to Chicago

Free parking for this three day festival will be available at 5:30p, which will include live music from 6:15p to 10:00p. Food and beverage trucks including Codfather, Fat Burger, Island Ice and The Drink Doctor will be on site for your dining pleasure. SNPAA was established as a non-profit organization to support performing arts schools in Northern Nevada and to provide scholarships to local talented students by sponsoring cultural events, which promote economic development and job creation in our community. Their goal is to not only increase the awareness of Nevada as a national musical venue; but also to bolster the educational aspirations of northern Nevada’s young performers through scholarships and other support. To date, SNPAA has given nearly $10,000 in scholarships. SNPAA was the brain child of Joe Morabito. “As a former public school teacher,” says Morabito, “I will always care about helping young people achieve their dreams. As a businessman today, I am also interested in fostering economic activity and job creation in our region. Our annual Reno Tahoe Music Festival, which we hope will grow over the years, is intended not only to generate revenues to support our mission; but to bring business activity to Reno Tahoe that would not otherwise occur.”


Sky Emerson

Summer Arts and Tours

in Incline Village and Crystal Bay

Incline Village Visitors Center is proud to launch this quarter’s

Artist Loft featuring unique Tahoe art from local artists. See Lake Tahoe from the disciplines of oil paintings, photography, and bronze sculpture. Meet the creators at our artist’s reception on Friday, August 19 th from 4–6pm. Jason Forcier Loomis, California-born artist Jason Forcier specializes in mixedmedia paintings. He is inspired by natural textures and tropical colors observed from his travels, which is imitated within his art. Forcier’s memory of street art and weathered doors combined with the old paint and miscellaneous supplies he obtained from his family’s hardware store helps aid him in the creation of his paintings. Sky Emerson Photography Sky Emerson’s passion for the outdoors has led him to a versatile Book your tickets today: TahoeActivityTickets.com (800) Go-Tahoe or Incline Village Visitor Center 969 Tahoe Blvd. Incline Village, NV

career as a photographer and videographer. When not being charged by bears or hanging from cable cams he can be found photographing weddings and natural portraiture. Sky developed a love for photography while shooting action sports movies for his original company Summit Side Productions. Sky’s desire to observe and experience nature’s magnificence drives him to shoot thousands of stunning images.

969 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, NV | (800) Go-Tahoe | GoTahoeNorth.com


FEATURE Text Oliver X Photos courtesy of Access Event Solutions

Access Event Solutions – Chapter 2

Seth Sheck and his partners built Access Event Solutions into the world leader in live event credentials. Here in part two of our four-part series Sheck details the circumstances and decisions that helped him elevate after being fired by industry pioneer Tony Perry. Following an ill-fated nightclub partnership, Sheck returns to Thunderbird Printing. Oliver X: After you got fired, what did you do?

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Seth Sheck: Thunderbird Printing was the mother company and I went back. I apologized for leaving. I apologized for pulling all of the accounts. I apologized for working for Tony Perry. I told them that my nightclub failed; Lake Tahoe Talent Expo failed; another company I started called Code Red failed. It was a 900 number.


We had OJ Simpson and all the cop's radio conversations recorded. So now I have a baby coming and I'm loading trucks at UPS and trying to make Code Red work. And I'm not getting paid at Code Red. I'm working like 15 hour days with a baby on the way and I'm miserable. Code Red falls apart and I'm stuck in a dusty truck. So I go back to T-bird and eat crow. The owner at the time, Walter Huff, hired me back. He said, 'I'll bring you back, but as a janitor. You gotta clean toilets and sweep floors.' And I said, 'Alright.' I painted the outside of the building; I cleaned the whole place up. I kicked ass... This was my chance. The agreement we made was that as soon as I was done with my work as a janitor, I would be able to spend every minute I could building the pass business again. Oliver X: And how were they doing at that time? Seth Sheck: They were at about $250,000 a year. Within a couple years they were at over a million bucks in gross revenue. I said, 'I'm not going to be your janitor anymore. I want my cell phone; I want my laptop. I am going to be a VP.' I basically built that business back up. The problem was, Walt and his wife were not running the business very well. Checks started to bounce. The bookkeeper came to work one day and said hi to everybody, went up into the office and put a gun to her chest and shot herself.

I said, 'Look, this place is getting way too dark and my pay checks aren't clearing anyway. I can bounce my own paychecks. You guys are going to have to either sell Thunderbird to me, or I am going to go out and start my own business.' It had gotten so bad that I was taking my own money to buy the materials to take care of my own customers, and then sending an invoice to my boss Walt, and making him pay c.o.d. plus profit. And that company was called Access. Walt wouldn't sell for a reasonable price. So, while we were having those negotiations, I was talking to Brad and Frank. Everybody else's checks were bouncing too. Oliver X: Oh Brad Diller was over there too? Seth Sheck: Well, he had left. But that's where I'd met Brad. But I'd kept in touch with him because we were friends. Brad was 17 years older than me, married and had no children. He had a bit of a nest egg. He had savings. Brad had more money than me and he was an artist. Frankie, the other partner, was a production guy. So, I got a little money from Frank and twice as much money from Brad as I put in and I said, 'Let's build our own thing and see if that works.' Oliver X: And what year was this? Seth Sheck: The conversation happened in 2001. We opened our doors on the first working day of the year January 2, 2002. That was the beginning

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emails, the database. Bought that from Tony Perry while in a tattoo parlor. Oliver X: [Laughter] And Access was still Frank, Brad and you? Seth Sheck: Yes, and then about ten years to the day after Tony fired me, he came back to me looking for help. He said, 'I've lost Perry Entertainment. I'm really struggling. Can you help me out?' So I ended up hiring Tony Perry, ten years after he fired me from Tony Perry Entertainment [Laughter]. Those are the twists and pivots of life. Oliver X: What did you have him do for Access? Seth Sheck: [Shaking his head] It didn't last long. I thought he could help us and pull in some of his client base. Give us some ideas. But he was a mess. He didn't know where he was half of the time. Totally unmanageable. So, that didn't work out. Alma Sheck: You also hired Tony's dad too... Seth Sheck: Yes, we hired Tony's dad. His dad worked for us for a while.


Oliver X: So what were the functions of the partners at that time? I know that you were sales. Brad's an artist, so he's doing graphic design/illustration for the passes. Was Frank still in production? Seth Sheck: I was Sales and Marketing. We're working off of folding tables, folding chairs, cell phones... We did pull in hard office lines, but they were the kind you get from Office Depot. We had wires all over the place. We were trying to get pro. So all day long I am doing sales and marketing calls and then all night long I would write up the quotes and figure out how much everything is gonna cost us to make. And then send those quotes out. And I'd do that day after day after day. It was a grind. Brad's was doing the art and Frankie was doing production. But we're all wearing multiple hats. Brad and Frank both took turns running finance. Frankie did a little IT; he did a lot of production. He was Production Manager. Brad became Production Manager at some point. Oliver X: You all had multiple skill sets and could do everything in the business...

Seth Sheck: [Laughter]. Well we couldn't do it well, but keep in mind, this wasn't their passion. Frankie was a pressman at Thunderbird Printing—that company was going broke. And Brad was an artist who'd already left T-bird. So when I asked him to pump $65,000 of his savings into my dream for only 29%...That year he was selling t-shirts out of the trunk of his car and he said he made eight or twelve thousand dollars that year. Now I'm asking him for $65,000 to start a business? He was scared to death. We were all scared. But I was a lot more confident—and a lot younger. I was like, “I gotta make this happen.' I'd seen life on the other side from loading trucks. I don't have a college degree. I'm passionate about the music business and I could see that passes could be much larger than music, right? You got sports, you got conferences, events, conventions. Everybody needs passes. In Chapter 3 of the feature series on Access Event Solutions, we see how Sheck built a strong culture in his business and what lies ahead for the company. Access Event Solutions is located at 1410 Greg Street | Suite 412 Sparks, NV 89431 Phone: 775.229.7200. Reno Tahoe Tonight 41


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he American manufacturing sector has been decimated by trade agreements that sent manufacturing jobs overseas over the past 20 plus years. Thereafter, “McFurniture” makers started the rise of the low cost Swedish design aesthetic that captivated Americans in the 90s. Using low quality painted pine and wood composites, these furniture makers proliferated and found willing buyers during the dot com boom and beyond. But quality and true artisanship trumps fads and the maker movement that has swept the country, has given new emphasis to fine quality American made furniture and craftsmanship. Officially opening the doors of their Sparks, Nevada workspace and design studio on Greg Street, on January 20th of this year, the husband and wife team of Tim and Randi Reed of Haus of Reed Custom Furniture are making names for themselves for their unique custom designs. The duo work directly with designers,

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architects, owners and general contractors to deliver custom, handcrafted American made furnishings and accents, from concrete coasters and hardwood cutting boards to large conference and board room tables. The scope and range of designed furniture options Haus of Reed can create is almost unlimited. Tim Reed has always made furniture as a hobby. He was a project manager that did high-end interiors for 22 years, and did furniture design on the side. “We started four years ago in Vegas,” says Randi. “I came home and told Tim that I was pregnant and he said he wanted to build the crib.” That crib, a gorgeous, modern round 42inch diameter crib has now become their most popular design product to date. “We've made quite a few of them,” Tim says. The couple outgrew their two car garage workshop in Las Vegas and moved to Reno. “We had a three car garage in Caughlin Ranch,


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tables in-house. On these tables Reed can make a 12-foot long counter top with no joints, using the face of the tables as molds. For jobs requiring wood, typically a client will give Reed the size, thickness and species of wood for a particular application and Reed then orders from his supplier and then he works out the drawings. “A lot of the furniture we make is made from solid hardwoods,” Tim says. “It's not the MDF or particle board like you find at some design houses. It's meant to last. The joinery we use is more traditional. So using that stronger joinery, with better materials sets us apart. We make furniture that doesn't fall apart when you move.” “We have a lifetime guaranty on all of our products because we believe in our work, adds Randi. “And all of our materials are sourced within two to three miles of our shop.” “Our situation here is unique because we have so much right in our own back yard,” Tim states. “We also do all of our own in-house welding and all of our metal suppliers are like a block away. I can get materials and be back at work in 15-20 minutes.”


“And you can't do that in a lot of other markets,” emphasizes Randi. “In larger markets like LA or Vegas, everything is so spread out.” Tim shows me around the shop, which is remarkably clean considering the variety of materials used. “Here's our joiner and our planer,” Tim says, moving me around the large warehouse space. “And this is a coffee table I am working on for the office. These were two old beams from a farmhouse in Washoe Valley that I just picked up for $50 bucks.” Tim fills the holes in the wood with epoxy because it will give the coffee table a cleaner finished look when it's all filled and sanded down. Reed next shows me a fleece fabric formed concrete sink. “Probably nobody else does this in Reno,” Reed states rather mischievously. “Tim trained under a guru for over a year out of Phoenix, Arizona called Gore Design Co., Randi notes. “There was a furniture competition TV show on Spike Television called Framework. It was hosted by Common and Brandon Gore was one of the judges. On this show the designers had to build everything that they designed. They didn't have carpenters. They did everything. It's one thing to design something, but it's another thing to build it. Tim does both,” she beams. Read Part 2 of our three-part feature on Haus of Reed in the September 2016 issue of Reno Tahoe Tonight. Haus of Reed Custom Furniture 10 Greg Street, Unit 114 Sparks, NV 89431 775.513.7052 www.hausofreed.com NV# 20121512756

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Mom trepreneurs Part 2 Last month we introduced you to four full-time working mothers who have built thriving businesses. This issue we speak further with Kim Mazy Owner & Director of MunchkinLand PreSchool and Melanie Gregory co-owner of Reno Tattoo Removal about their businesses and the challenges and joys they experience being momtrepreneurs.

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Oliver X: How did you develop your business concept and how, if at all, has your business been changed, affected or enhanced by motherhood? Melanie Gregory: Our concept was a dream turned into a hardcore reality check. You have this initial idea, and then you get in there and you're like "holy cow!!! This is harder than I thought." Our business plan changed a million times, there was a point that we thought, HOW? But we found our way. We wanted Reno Tattoo Removal to feel like home, no judgment, no right or wrong. Everyone has a story. It doesn't matter if you're head to toe tattooed and want a cover-up, or you have one and aren't feelin' anymore. It's your body and your life, we just want to help make you feel like you can be, and have whatever makes you happy. Being a mother effects everything. It adds a whole new dynamic to who I am, and how I do things. It poses challenges, but it teaches you perseverance. I have three little rug rats that need me daily, along with a business; it's exhausting and rewarding. Being a mom makes me stronger, fight harder, and never give up. I'm in it to win it and smile along the way.

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Kim Mazy: I believe my business concept started brewing in my head when I was just a little girl. I have always known that I wanted to work with kids, but just wasn’t sure what capacity it would be. I started as a preschool teacher's aide when I was 16. From there I became a pre-k teacher while in college; then a program director and then a director for the largest corporatelyowned childcare chain in the world. Wearing all of these various hats gave me a really good taste of the good, the bad and the ugly. I knew what I thought a good place for children would look like and what it wouldn’t – and there weren’t enough good ones in Reno. I wanted to be different. I wanted to be a preschool not a daycare center. I wanted to be small and homey. I wanted to really know my children and their families. I wanted to be the kind of place that I would want for my own children. So I guess you could say that my own kids are a key piece of the vision that is now my business. So whenever I am faced with a How should I handle this? situation, I just ask myself, What would I want done for my child? and there’s my answer.


FEATURE Oliver X: What were some of the hurdles you overcame to make your business grow and what is the greatest challenge you face in your business today? Melanie Gregory: Time and money – the keys

to life right? Figuring out how to acquire the funds to make such a HUGE investment wasn't easy. Doing things the right way: lawyers, schooling, MD's, insurance, FDA laser, etc. was overwhelming. But we never gave up. We took one step at a time, wrote down our goals, made the effort to make sure that what we made was the best, safest, and still represented who we are. Ron had an amazing mentor, Steve Ross, who believed in us and helped guide us through the daunting task of making Reno Tattoo Removal a reality.

As for the now, it's constant, and we work hard to maintain and grow daily. There are always going to be imitators and competition. We know that if we provide the best service, a comfortable place to visit, and we continue to educate ourselves on the best techniques, that we will continue to be the go-to place. We aren't the cheapest and we aren't free, but free isn't always good, and good isn't always cheap. Kim: I’ll be the first to tell you, this business is

not for the faint of heart! In fact, most people simply don’t make it long term. I think that they go into it thinking, Hey I like kids. Childcare is really expensive. I’ll just open a daycare center and sing the ABC’s all the way to the bank! If only it were that easy. The financial balance between what families can be expected to pay and the exorbitant overhead required to keep the doors open is a constant challenge – especially with a small school. However, I think it's safe to say after 18 years in business, I’ve got that part figured out. I concentrate on the kids and the staff. If they are happy, then the parents are happy, and if the parents are happy everything falls into place numbers wise. Then there’s the issue of “burn out.” This business is plagued with it and I get it, it's hard work for very little pay. To hang in there, you have to be in it for the right reasons. Sure, I have my days when I am ready to hang the “For Sale” sign out front, but I doubt that will ever happen. I love it too

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much. The running joke is that I will be here til I die and then they can just bury me at the base of the slide. Oliver X: As Reno continues to grow, where do you see your business in the next 10 years? Mel: Successful. We know that we offer a service

that is top notch. We are a part of the Midtown community and are members of the Midtown District. We want to be a part of something that we think is unique and special. We are now offering Carbon Laser Facials, and they are AWESOME. Tighten skin, improve texture, tone, acne, the list goes on and on. We treat hyper-pigmented scars, freckles, sun spots. We are always staying ahead, getting the education we need, and hustling our asses off. We are this community, and we want to be an asset to it. I see good things for us, Midtown, and Reno as a whole. We have a pretty great group of people in this town with amazing ideas and lots of drive. I'm excited to be a part of it.

Kim: I think one of the best things about my

preschool is that it really doesn’t change much. We do what we do and strive to do it well. The kiddos come and go. We become so close to them that it’s always hard when they leave us to go to big school. But then the new little ones come along and soon they are just as special as the last group. My first graduating class from MuchkinLand are now going into their junior year at college. I love seeing the amazing young adults that they have become. Sometimes my alumni stop by for a visit. They love that things are pretty much the way that they remember. God willing, in ten years, I’ll still be right here, singing “the Wheels on the Bus.” Nowhere else I’d rather be…

Reno Tattoo Removal is located at 425 Marsh Ave, Reno, NV 89502 - (775) 200-0623 MunchkinLand PreSchool is located at 924 Lander St, Reno, NV 89511 - (775) 324-2242

Next month, in our third installment, we speak again with Red Chair owner Aaryn Walker and Terri Hull, owner of Sippees.


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isitors to northern Nevada can add the Mustang Ranch Steakhouse to their to do list of dining destinations not to be missed, in nearby, historic Virginia City. Just thirty minutes up Geiger Grade from Reno, the Mustang Ranch Steakhouse is open Wednesday through Sunday for lunch and Friday and Saturdays 4pm to close for dinner. And now that it's peak visitor's season, it's the perfect time to drive up, tour the city, grab a great steak, enjoy quality service and experience the Mustang Ranch Steakhouse's famous 100 Mile View! With the widest menu variety in Virginia City, the Mustang Ranch Steakhouse is the only game in town for unpretentious family dining and delicious selections offered nowhere else in town. Owners Lance Gilman and his son Donny transformed the old Mandarin Garden Chinese Restaurant into a rustic dining establishment with brick paneling, old-timey lanterns, new carpeting, comfortable low back dining room seating and period inspired accents. The dining room can seat 62 people and with their outdoor deck they can seat an additional 30 people. One of the oldest tourist cities in the US, with more parades per capita than any city in America, Virginia City sees it's seasonal rush of tourism peak from March clear through October. “We get a lot tourism up here,” says Head Chef Tony Calzaretta, who was formally trained at the Art Institute of Seattle and was Sous Chef at Restaurant Geneva. “Tourism is the backbone of the economy for people here in Virginia City,” says Calzaretta. “We're geared up for it. We get big lunch rushes. 120-200 covers a day. Friday and Saturday night is prime time for the Steakhouse. That's when people come up, get a room in one of the haunted hotels and look for a bite to eat in here. We're rockin it out until 9 or 10pm. We love to make good food for people who enjoy good cuisine. “ House specialties include for starters Chef Calzaretta's succulent Steak Tartare and Crab Stuffed Mushrooms. Entree favorites include the

12oz Ribeye and the 14oz Bone-in Cowboy. “We are a steakhouse so that's what we do well here,” notes Calzaretta. “But we put some incredible seafood on the menu. For the summer season, we have the Seared Sea Scallops with herb-infused honey sauce; the Horseradish Crusted Halibut, the Paprika Rubbed Cedar Plank roasted salmon with a dill cream sauce and cheesy potato coquettes, made with mashed potato with cheese, formed, breaded and deep fried.” Beer and cocktail options abound at Mustang Ranch Steakhouse and range from your basic Pabst Blue Ribbon and shots, to the more exotic absinthe aperitif. “We have a varied wine list with by the glass and bottle options,” states Calzaretta. “Don't forget our private label Mustang Ranch house wine. Our beer list spans from your usual suspects of domestic beer, to Rouge Brewery Hazelnut Nectar, which has become one of my favorites, and pairs well with our steaks and burgers – if your not in the mood for wine. We are also in the process of bringing in the Virginia City Taphouse beers on a rotating schedule. On the cocktail side we have a well-stocked bar. Some of our specialties, including Moscow mule, Bloody Mary made to order.” Upcoming Virginia City events you will not want to miss this year: Hot August Nights – Kickoff Friday July 29, 2016 – August 2-7 Camel Races – September 9-11, 2016 Street Vibrations – September 21-25, 2016 Outhouse Races – October 1 -2, 2016 12 p.m The Mustang Ranch Steakhouse is located at 5 North Union Street at C Street in Virginia City Nevada. Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. The Mustang Ranch Steakhouse is happy to accommodate your group or function. You can book a your wedding reception, reunion, or holiday parties and other large gatherings by calling (775) 847-4188. Or email tony@mustangranchsteakhouse.com. Reno Tahoe Tonight 59


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Getting into character "I start by creating a theme of what I know feels right after working with my photographer. The day of, there's a little more added; the nerves are a little more intense when you are a 40 year old mother of two. Every shoot I have to tell myself that this is for me [that] I deserve this and it feels amazing! When I get myself into that head space, I can look through the camera; through my photographer and that's when I believe I'm there, and I'm ready to make you feel me." - Geneva Frye

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I watched an interview of Dr. Glidden, ND, who wrote the book, The MD Emperor Has No Clothes: Everybody Is Sick and I Know Why. He spoke about how chemotherapy does not work 97% of the time and that cancer is a holistic phenomenon, which should be treated holistically through nutrition and supplementation. That was all I needed to hear, I became an instant fan. I do believe in the power of nutrition and proper supplementation to support the immune to prevent and fight disease.

So how can you get more selenium in your life? It can be as simple as eating four Brazil nuts per day which equals about 268 mcg. The US Food and Nutrition Board recommend a daily intake of 55 mcg of Selenium with a tolerable upper intake of around 400 mcg per day. It is possible to meet the lower requirements by incorporating the following foods into your daily diet; shitake mushrooms, chia seeds, chicken, turkey, beef, cabbage, spinach, and broccoli. You can also keep it simple by going to your local vitamin store to purchase 200 mcg Selenium oral supplement. Keep in mind however, that our American recommendations for vitamins and minerals are usually on the lower end. Just a quick perspective, Japan has the highest level of selenium in their soil and diet and they have one of the lowest cancer rates in the world. The Japanese diet contains around 600 mcg of Selenium per day. Makes a girl wonder why the US recommends 55 mcg per day, that isn’t even in the wellness ball park. The good news is this, our wellness is in our control. We can improve our health through diet and supplementation. No prescription required. Lanette Katre is the owner of The Shot Spot A B12 Bar, located at 615 Sierra Rose Dr #4, Reno, NV 89511 Open M-F 10AM–6PM (775) 826-1008

Dr. Glidden made the following statement, “If every girl took 200 mcg (micrograms) of Selenium a day we would eliminate breast cancer by 82% in one generation.” This statement blew my mind and sparked curiosity and so my research began. I found out that the FDA recognizes Selenium as a preventative supplement for certain cancers like prostate, breast, lung, esophageal and colon. Also, Selenium seems to play a role in helping people who have already been diagnosed with cancer to live longer. What is Selenium? Selenium is a mineral that acts as a powerful antioxidant that supports many systems and functions in the body. Selenium increases immunity, takes part in antioxidant activity that defends against free radical damage, inflammation and protects against autoimmune and thyroid diseases. 70 Reno Tahoe Tonight

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Michael Stosic Michael Stosic is a Reno gem. He's been creating music in the Sierra Nevada since 1986 when he released his first gospel album "Brand New Love." His musical chops and experience are impressive. He is a multi-instrumentalist, a patient studio musician and a brilliant songwriter who embodies a nostalgic 1970's vibe.

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After writing and recording seven studio albums, Stosic thought he might not have anything left to say. When his father died early this year, he and his mother were left emotionally broken. Stosic said seeing his mother grieve over her spouse of 68


years inspired him to write a song for her. It's a message from his father telling her that he is home and they will meet again. "Welcome Home" is the title track of his newest album. It eases in with violin melodies and soft guitars. You're sent to a swanky lounge in the seventies - a mixture of the familiar and serene. It was mixed and mastered by Pete Mignola, owner of MetroSonic Studios in Brooklyn and the audio engineer of Good Morning America. "The album is different for me," Stosic said. "'On this album several of the songs can cross over pretty seamlessly from one genre to another." His last album explored R&B while the majority of his work is Gospel. He adds a freshness to Christian music. The quality of his compositions and production enhance sentiments of the bible that can sound stale on the radio. "Father Forgive Them" is a prayer about the Charleston church massacre in 2015. The song fights to be positive, but is consistently pulled down by content and chord changes. It showcases Stosic's singing ability. The horns and violin dance around his strong and metallic voice. The tone and pacing is reminiscent of the singersongwriter Gordon Lightfoot. The end features slamming toms and heavy splash cymbals. His album creates a timeline of American music. It twists from smooth rock, fifties swing to upbeat country. Stosic calls it inspirational country/adult contemporary. The violin is a welcome addition from past albums. It enhances moods and ties the morphing genres of music. "Ben Wilborn did such a great job with the violin that we only had him play lead guitar on one of the ten songs," Stosic said. "It was the violin that made this album more of a country album, and I honestly love this new sound for me." He always writes his lyrics first. He says he doesn't just hear the future melody as he writes, but the finished production and instrumentation. He recorded this collection in his home studio in Reno. The tracks are vignettes about Stosic's favorite towns, his wife, his faith and family.

His most vivid memory from recording the album was doing the final vocals for "One Last Song." He wrote it as a response to the title track from his mother to father. "I just broke down and started sobbing uncontrollably knowing what I was singing about," Stosic said. The tone of the music and lyrical content are seeped with emotion. Even when the content is painful, the music is rich and welcoming. Another track "I Believe" will be released as a stand-alone single produced by Gordon Chambers who has worked with The Isley Brothers, Whitney Houston and BeyoncĂŠ. The song is an optimistic and catchy religious testimonial with a twist. The last chords of the chorus are unexpected and ornamental. The vocals will be backed by a gospel choir. The album transitions from the spiritual to the personal and back again. Stosic writes about his grandchildren in "Son of My Daughter." The song features two different rhyming choruses that skillfully reference the daughter of his son and son of his daughter. It is reminiscent of Paul McCartney's solo work in both the loving content and beautiful simplicity. Stosic is playing his new album during a two hour acoustic set at The Jungle on September 9. It will be his first time playing at the Reno coffee bar. "I'm very excited to be in front of people again," Stosic said. "Especially to share this new music with them." His music lives to be in front of people. His talent is matched by his tenacity and work ethic. He has been on radio stations across America and his songs have been played in more than 118 countries. His new album is sincere and sweet. It tells stories and confesses faith. It is new for him and reflective for music fans. It harbors musical passion that many long for. Look no further, it's right in your hometown. www.michaelstosic.net

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North Lake Tahoe has been off the hook this summer with perfect weather and nonstop activities. Even though this is the last month before fall, Incline Village/Crystal Bay is still in full gear with local music, art and outdoor action to take advantage of: Aug. 1, 8, 15 The Ghost of Mark Twain at the Incline Village/ Crystal Bay Historical Society is promoted as a “cultural romp through the stories and lore of Mark Twain and his time in the Lake Tahoe area.” McAvoy's one-man show, Twain at Tahoe, is a fastpaced, light-hearted, humorous account of Mark Twain's adventures in early Nevada and at Lake Tahoe. Tickets are $20 with various dates/show times throughout the summer. www.tahoe.activitytickets.com/activity/346

Aug. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 Live music at The Barefoot Bar by Incline Spirits & Cigars. Incline Beach is the best spot to enjoy some great beverages and live music every Wednesday and Friday from 4pm- 7pm. August’s local lineup includes Darin Talbot, Jeff Jones, Eric Andersen, Under the Radar, The Horsemen, Virginia Bowman and Owen Big. Note: entry for residents and guests onto Incline Beaches require a valid IVGID Recreation Card. www.tahoe.com/business/incline-spirits

Aug. 5 Whitney Myer at the Crystal Bay Club. Reno favorite and exceptional soul/R&B artist Whitney Myer is playing a FREE show in CBC’s Red Room starting at 10pm. www.evildogshows.com/fri-aug-5th-2016-whitney-myerfree-in-the-crystal-bay-club-casino-red-room

Aug. 13-14 Incline Village Fine Art and Craft Festival at Preston Field. The Incline Village Fine Art Festival features artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Easy to find and free to attend! www.cwbevents.com/index.php/our-shows/theincline-village-fine-art-festival

(Tentative) Aug. 19, 4-6pm “Tahoe Radiance” Artist’s Reception at the Incline Village Visitor’s Center. Three local artists showcase their renditions of Lake Tahoe radiance through different mediums. Enjoy wine, appetizers and local art. www.gotahoenorth.com/north-lake-tahoe/businesscommunity/incline-village-crystal-bay-visitors-bureau

Aug. 26 Glow Golf Extravaganza at the Championship Course. Bring the whole family to the Incline Village Championship Course for glow golf putt-putt, a glow in the dark chipping contest, shootout on the driving range and more. Drinks and food available for purchase, free live music, and fun activities for all ages! www.yourtahoeplace.com/events/glow-golf-extravaganza

Aug. 28, 4-6pm Artist reception at Incline Spirits & Cigars. Every last Sunday of the month Incline Spirits hosts an art reception and beer/spirits tastings at the store on Country Club Boulevard. www.tahoe.com/business/incline-spirits

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RADIUS Text Amanda Horn

[radius] = a rising tide of Nevada culture

Justin Favela Floor Sombrero 2010 Found object, gesso and paint 10 x 24 x 24 in.

Space. Isolation. Limitless landscape beckons to explore, bend, break, write and re-write the rules. Fatalistic urgency dancing at the edge of optimistic awe-filled wonder. Liminality. A shamanic journey into the wild juxtaposed with a plunging into the surreal neon urban mirage. Beautiful, harsh landscape revealing a hopeful fluidity. Easy-living contrasting mainstream notions of artistic success. Self-reliance born from vast openness. Place. Possibility. Freedom. 84 Reno Tahoe Tonight

Earth-shattering, tectonic shifting freedom. The air? It's dry. The paint dries fast, and people, they leave me alone. These words do not represent excerpted prose from a new sci-fi frontier novel I’m conceiving. Rather the lyrical meanderings emerge from artists’ statements answering, “What makes living in Nevada as a working artist unique? Why choose to be an artist here versus anywhere else? Or how does working in Nevada influence your work?”


The 34 artists answering the aforementioned questions comprise a new feature exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center or the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery. Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada bridges the divide between Northern and Southern Nevada communities, presenting work being created by artists living and working across the Silver State today. The unprecedented exhibition—a show of almost 90 works in a wide variety of media—is on view at the museum August 4 through October 23. In the spring of 2017, it will travel to Las Vegas. What’s with the name, Tilting the Basin? Bill Fox, Nevada Museum of Art Center for Art + Environment director, blurted the title out during one particularly successful brainstorming session, as staff wrestled with the raw putty resulting from combining so many varied artists into one museum survey. It had to say, “Hello, we are here and you need to pay attention to us,” to the larger contemporary art world. It also needed pop appeal. And it had to be uniquely Nevada. “The Great Basin,” Fox writes, “is an interior drainage that has mostly been underwater for millennia, its ancient lakes leaving a series of wave-cut terraces around the terrain like bathtub rings. The water is now gone, but there’s a rising tide of culture in the Basin, and one way you judge the amount and quality of water in a vessel is by tilting it to assay the contents.” Apropos of a landmark Nevada show, one that erupted from months of scheming by two powerhouse art divas: Nevada Museum of Art Curatorial Director and Curator of Contemporary Art JoAnne Northrup and Las Vegas-based art advisor Michele Quinn. The ladies first began working together to help realize Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains, the global public art sensation produced by Nevada Museum of Art and Art Production Fund, a New York-based nonprofit. Given the cataclysm those 35-foot tall desert neon totems caused, an exhibition revealing what brews in the Great Basin could not be better timed. The co-curators conducted more than fifty artist studio visits across Nevada, spanning Las Vegas to the south, Reno and Carson City in the north. “These are artists living and working here in the state. They are committed to this community,” said

Quinn. “We chose works from artists that have a mature development in their work, and that were continuing to evolve. It was important to find something of long-term value, works that could resonate over time.” “Nevada artists are creating innovative work ranging from painting, sculpture, and installation, to photography, interactive, and sound art. Their work is informed by popular culture, the natural environment, and landscape, as well as cultural identity, politics, and current events,” said Northrup. “The exhibition aspires to provide contemporary dialogue aimed at enlightening our broader audiences to the richness of our entire arts community and how it can be a powerful tool in the growth of the great state of Nevada.” While Northrup and Quinn’s research revealed that the Nevada contemporary art scene does not evidence a singular aesthetic permeating artists’ work, after spending time with the pieces one starts to observe commonalities. Sure, similarities among northern Nevada artists manifest in disparate ways from the motifs present in the South. But the similarities and differences emerging from the wide array of practices and media cannot be simplified by geographic demarcations. The abundant space—both physical and psychological—Nevada’s landscape provides, clearly influences the majority of the artists’ work. Space, it seems, yields an incomparable creative freedom. In a place with few boundaries, the artist pushes past mainstream art market confines. The sometimes harsh reality of having few channels through which to commodify works results in a pure, raw characteristic unseen in the coastal art hubs. While not necessarily conducive to overnight glory, the entrepreneurial quality this liberty inspires is the apotheosis of Nevada’s contemporary art scene. The vast expanse has another lasting impact on the artists of Tilting the Basin. It produces an intense isolation, the consequence of which shows up in idiosyncratic enumerations across paint, thread, and reclaimed refuse. Nature’s spirit shines through works created in reverence to the sublime; she can also be witnessed peeking through those dealing with the abject. The juxtapositions of urban life plopped on the edge of foreboding terrain subsumes many of the works in the show. Other noticeable themes include repetition, Reno Tahoe Tonight 85


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patterns, and mapping—all ways to exonerate, or contemplate, place. Issues surrounding the body and food prevail in much of the work, particularly among many of the female artists. Under those umbrellas, motifs of segmentation, sexualization, and commodification emerge. Tilting the Basin highlights the work of six artists in depth, showing several examples from each in a variety of media: Galen Brown, Justin Favela, Katie Lewis, David Ryan, Brent Sommerhauser, and Rachel Stiff. The remaining artists’ work will illustrate a diverse mix of quality Basin contents. Some, like the art of Reno photographer Megan Berner, will live exclusively on social media. Berner plans to take daily photographs of the northern Nevada sky and post to the Nevada Museum of Art Instagram account, @nevadaart.

Megan Berner - Good Morning 2016 Instagram (iPhone digital photography)

Erik Burke, JW Caldwell, Nate Clark, Tim Conder, Matthew Couper, Joseph DeLappe, Gig Depio, Russell Dudley, Jeffrey Erickson, Justin Favela, Sush Machida Gaikotsu, Jen Graham, Ahren Hertel, Brent Holmes, Katty Hoover, Shawn Hummel, Eukang Koh, Wendy Kveck, Nick Larsen, Sarah Lillegard, Omar Pierce, JK Russ, David Sanchez Burr, Krystal Ramirez, and Sean Slattery. The exhibition is on view at the Nevada Museum of Art, 160 West Liberty Street, in downtown Reno’s Liberty District. To learn more about the programs and classes scheduled to complement the show, visit www.nevadaart.org.

Numerous collaborations and public programs will take place over the 11-weeks of the exhibition, including visiting artists’ workshops in the E.L. Cord Museum School. On October 8, as part of Hands ON! Second Saturday (aka Free day), Las Vegas-based artist Justin Favela will invite participation in his Family Fiesta, an interactive performance art party celebrating his Mexican-American heritage. Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada brings together Northern and Southern Nevada artists whose work has not been prominently displayed at the Museum in the past. In addition to those already mentioned, the show includes Chris Bauder, Rebekah Bogard, Mark Brandvik, 86 Reno Tahoe Tonight

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by L. Martina Young Photo: Performance, Italy Where have all the black men gone?—long time passing. Where have all the black men gone?— tragedy persists. Where have all the black men gone? They’ve been murdered everyone. When will this ever change? When will this ever change? Philando Castile, 32 years old, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Alton Sterling, 37 years old, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Michael Brown,18, Ferguson, Missouri. Trayvon Martin, 17, Miami Gardens, Florida. Eric Garner, 43, Staten Island, New York. John Crawford III, 22, Dayton, Ohio. Tamir Rice, 12, Cleveland, Ohio. Walter Scott, 50, South Carolina. Freddie Gray, 25, Baltimore, Maryland. Stopped and asked for his identification, Philando Castile was shot while retrieving it from his pocket. Eric Garner was a horticulturist, locked in a choke-hold, unable to breathe. Walter Scott was studying therapeutic massage following two years of service in the United States Coast Guard. Michael Brown, still a teenager, eight days earlier had just graduated from Normandy High School. Medina, Saudi Arabia. Mother Emanuel A.M.E., South Carolina. Century movie theater, Aurora, Colorado. Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Boston Marathon. Santa Monica College. San Bernardino. The International House of Pancakes, Carson City, Nevada. The Holocaust Memorial Museum. Washington Navy Yard. Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, Oregon. Planned Parenthood, Colorado Springs. Orlando. Westgate Shopping Mall, Nairobi, Kenya. Chibok schoolgirls, Nigeria. Baghdad. Brussels. Benghazi. Bangladesh. Paris. Pastor Clementa C. Pinckney. Singer Christina Grimmie. Labour Party politician and refugee advocate Jo Cox. Where has all humanitas gone? Long time passing. Where has all humanitas gone? Long time ago. Where has all humanitas gone? Awry with sickness everyone. When will we ever learn? When will we ever learn? Rampant violence. Unleashed hatred. Things fall apart. Elie Wiesel at 84 is gone; he gave memory voice, fueled by passion for humanity’s evolution 92 Reno Tahoe Tonight

and a sense of itself. Muhammad Ali at 74 is gone. Through wit of mind and grace of foot, Ali inspired a world, and “lived a lot of lives for a lot of people,” states comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory (New York Times). And as President Barack Obama’s executive years wane—one of the most rigorously conscientious Commanders in Chief—I find myself with great sorrow this summer of 2016, lamenting how humanity seems to have lost the elevated trajectory set forth by these and other leaders, philosophers, poets, and artists who raised the bar and set an elegant table where we might, all of us, sup well along our journeys on this shared arc; and who, with feeling, open curiosity, and empathy, considered and challenged the ways and manners of being our brother’s keepers, and inheritors and stewards of this life-generating planet we call Earth. How has it come to this? With such technological advancements extolling an evolved civilization, how is it that we have misplaced the beatific promise of our grandest imaginations? Who among us are the cooler heads that will prevail? Will we ever learn? How do we get there from here? L. Martina Young, Ph.D. is an artist, writer, and educator. She is in the development stages of Black Swans, an opera poem, a collaborative global-community work and the newest installation of her life project SWAN: a poetical inquiry in dance, text & memoir. www.apoeticbody.com


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Northern Nevada residents can take the family on an enchanted trip from Kansas to the magical Land of Oz this August, without ever leaving Reno. The Wizard of Oz whirls onto the stage of the Robert Z Hawkins Amphitheater on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from August 12 to 21. The mega-talented team that brought you Cinderella in 2015 and Fiddler on the Roof in 2014 presents this family-oriented classic based on the 1939 Oscar-winning movie. Gifted Director Janet Lazarus, together with stalwarts – Musical Director Terry Thompson and Choreographer Amanda Albert – have created a spectacular show featuring all the iconic characters you remember: Dorothy, her faithful dog Toto, her traveling companions the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion, and of course the Wicked Witch of the West. This adaptation was developed by the Royal Shakespeare Company and includes musical favorites “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “If I Only Had a Heart” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard.” “This musical pays homage to an iconic film with beloved characters and story – a film that has truly stood the test of time,” says Lazarus. “The audience knows these songs, and how the characters should look. They expect to hear Dorothy say ‘There’s no place like home.’ And that’s what this live version of The Wizard of Oz delivers.” 96 Reno Tahoe Tonight

Sierra School of Performing Arts (SSPA) is producing the musical which includes more than 50 cast members ages 10 to 70, a live 9 piece band, and a production team of 1015 people. “The talent in this cast is beyond amazing,” says Musical Director Thompson. “A few of our cast members have appeared in big time shows, including TV shows ‘Smash’ and ‘American Idol.” The one who may steal the show, however, is Chewy…as Toto. Rescued by the SPCA and taken in by trainer JR Johns, the performing pup will astound the audience with his amazing obedience and calm, happy-go-lucky demeanor. JR Johns has appeared in some of the top venues in the country and on shows including the Today Show, The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Chewy and JR perform nightly at the Circus Circus Reno with intricate dog routines set to amuse and amaze audiences of all ages. The Wizard of Oz shows for two weekends Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 12, 13, & 14, and 19, 20, & 21. Tickets are available at www.sierraschoolofperformingarts.org/tickets. To complete the evening, there will be food and beverage trucks on site for your dining pleasure. A portion of the proceeds will go back to SSPA, which is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality performing arts in our area. The Hawkins Outdoor Amphitheater is a beautiful venue to watch a Broadway musical like The Wizard of Oz. The experience will be about memory, tradition and continuity. Look around, and you’ll see family groups with elders, thirty-somethings, and young children attending the show together. You don’t mess with a classic in this context; you follow the yellow brick road and pass it on with love.


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need to also understand that within the H.I.I.T. style of training, the harder your muscles work the more oxygen your muscles require. Working your body close to VO2 max triggers the afterburner effect. Your body continues to burn calories 48 hours after your workout. It takes about 5 calories to consume one liter of oxygen! By combining the two principals of H.I.I.T. and Interval training, people can maximize their fat burning and muscle building potential through significantly shorter workouts. Through H.I.I.T. you can maximize metabolic rate, have optimal muscle building and muscle retention during fat loss!

Key Facts about H.I.I.T. H.I.I.T. taxes and maximizes both aerobic & anaerobic fitness while cardio addresses aerobic only! (Aerobic respiration requires O2 to generate energy which is also known as ATP. Anaerobic does not require O2 to generate energy!) H.I.I.T. effects muscle tissue at a cellular level, actually changing the mitochondrial activity in the muscles themselves!

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What is VO2 Max? The highest amount of oxygen consumed by your body during exercise

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Studies show that 27 minutes of H.I.I.T. 3x a week produces the same anaerobic and aerobic improvement as 60 minutes of cardio 5x a week Top 3 protocol for Interval Training in order to be effective

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