Jason Isbell: Southern Charm and Colloquialisms

Posted by Katy Kelly on Jul 27, 2015 1:52:00 PM

Southern Roots

Jason Isbell was born in the south just two miles from the Alabama/ Tennessee border. His grandparents watched him while his parents worked. It was this influence of his grandfather and uncle who taught him to music – from learning various instruments to enjoying gospel, bluegrass and the Grand Ole Opry.

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Billy Idol: English Rocker, Musical Legend

Posted by Katy Kelly on Jul 23, 2015 1:45:05 PM

Dancing with Myself

Growing up in a tumultuous time, Billy Idol (known then as William Broad) was shaped by his geographic, cultural, and historical influences. He first achieved fame as a punk rock band member of Generation X and unlike other punk rockers he loved The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and their music inspired his own.

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Colbie Caillat & Christina Perri: Talented Hearts

Posted by Katy Kelly on Jul 3, 2015 4:38:00 PM

Two Hearts, One Tour

As part of their "Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour, Colbi Caillat and Christina Perri are heading to Reno in a co-headliner tour. These two artists are young and talented.

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Share Your Story

Posted by Katy Kelly on Jul 1, 2015 9:32:00 AM

Announcing the "Share Your Story" Winners

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their stories about the Grand Theatre. The variety of stories, funny to nostalgic to heart-warming, made it a challenging task for our staff to select only 5 winners. But the efforts were quite rewarding as well in being able to identify these stand-out stories. Congratulations to the winners, who will be conctacted directed by GSR staff with more information on their prizes.

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Ricky Martin: Latin Pop Artist, Actor and American Music Success

Posted by Katy Kelly on Jun 29, 2015 3:32:00 PM

Living La Vida Loca

Born Enrique Martin Morales, Ricky Martin rocked the American music scene with his hit, “Livin’ La Vida Loca” which propelled his career forward and gained him phenomenal world-wide success. It is seen as the song that began the Latin pop explosion in 1999.

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Duran Duran: Rockers, Innovators, Award Winners

Posted by Katy Kelly on Jun 23, 2015 3:54:00 PM

Duran Duran Promotional Photograph | Credit: Stephanie Pistel

Legendary English Rockers

The 1980’s are synonymous with wild hairdos, outrageous outfits, iconic music and MTV so who better depicts that era than legendary English rockers Duran Duran? The have been rocking the stage since 1978 when the band was formed and named for the villain in Roger Vadim’s science-fiction film, Barbarella.

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