Scoop: Paula Poundstone, Storm Large and Joan Osborne coming to The Center after its multimillion-dollar renovation

Comedian Paula Poundstone and singer-songwriters Joan Osborne and Storm Large are coming to The Center for the Arts after the refurbished building in downtown Grass Valley opens late in the year, according to a sneak peek of the upcoming season.

Other performers and performances for the 2019-20 season include Rodney Crowell, Stunt Dog Productions, Mark O’Conner: An Appalachian Christmas, Irish Christmas in America, Windham Hill Winter Solstice, Terry Riley & Kronos Quartet, Raiders in the Sky, and Masters of Hawaiian Music. Other performers will be announced later.

We enjoyed The Center’s presentation at the Gold Miners Inn tonight. It was well attended and showed the growing influence of arts and culture in the area.

The multimillion-dollar renovation project is well underway. A “Cirque au Centre” 2019 gala is planned for October 11.

Our family was proud to be listed in the program as $1,000 annual donors.

The new venue will include:
•A 492-seat theater with retractable seating for comfort and flexibility to allow for intimate cabaret performances, seated concerts, banquets and dance concerts.
•Expanded gallery space that will serve as a beacon to art lovers everywhere. The inaugural artist is Nancy Mintz. “In 2014, Nancy made the life-changing decision to move from the Bay Area to Nevada City, a small Gold Rush town in the Sierra Foothills,” according to her bio.
•Welcoming lobby with expanded bar and concessions.
•ADA-accessible box office and front entrance
•An unrivaled state-of-the-art sound system.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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