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What’s in a Season?

Putting together an annual season of performance and visual arts can be likened to preparing a 10-course meal for royalty. Every detail must be carefully considered, every ingredient carefully selected, and every course and dish strategically placed on the menu. Each course, from appetizer to dessert, must be prepared using the finest ingredients and perfectly seasoned to create a heavenly blend of flavors that thrill the palate.

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Hearing Loop

  Copper Loop Assistive Listening system offers crystal-clear sound! Patrons with hearing loss will be amazed when they hear the clear, vibrant sound produced by the Copper Loop Assistive Listening system installed in The Center’s new auditorium. This ground-breaking technology has been around for a long time, but the hearing-aid technology had to catch up with it before it could catch on in the United States. Hearing loop systems are currently being used at notable venues, such as the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. House of Representatives, Yankee Stadium, Lincoln Center, and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream factory tours, to name a few. Some of the benefits offered by copper loop assistive listening system include: Convenience. No need to make advance arrangements, simply show up for the performance and switch your hearing aid setting from M (microphone) to T (T-coil). Enhanced sound quality. The sound from the performance is

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Improved All-Around Accessibility!

The Center for the Arts is committed to making its new facility, inside and out, easily accessible for patrons and visitors with disabilities. Accessibility was a guiding principle during the design phase for the new Center. The design incorporates easy access for building entry, seating, restrooms, parking, box office, and bar and concessions area. Assistive listening devices will be available for those with hearing loss. Soula Antoniou, former president of VSA, The International Organization on Arts and Disability, underscores the importance of accessibility to the arts: “People with disabilities are not a small fringe group in your community—they are an integral part of every community. … The average attendee does not exist. We’re all different, and our needs vary.” We are striving to meet the varying needs of our community. In order to make the performing arts events more enjoyable and trouble-free for everyone, expanded accessibility accommodations approved by the

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A toast to Nevada County!

An evening at the new Center for the Arts will sparkle with top-notch entertainment, fine visual art, scintillating company, local craft beverages, and mouthwatering edibles. The Center’s improved bar and concessions area, with its locally sourced refreshments, will make an evening out feel like a celebration. Experience award-winning wines on tap from Nevada City Winery, the oldest winery in the Sierra Foothills, and Chacewater Winery, featuring wine made from organic grapes grown in Nevada County. Sample delicious craft beers on tap from local breweries, such as Grass Valley Brewing Co., Ol’ Republic, Three Forks Brewing Co., and others. And no more waiting in long lines; just belly up to our elegant bar where your preordered drink will be waiting for you at intermission. Drinks on tap and new reusable concert tumblers will improve The Center’s sustainability by eliminating thousands of glass bottles and single-use plastic cups. It’s better for the

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Let’s dance!

The best-known remedy for the doldrums is dancing. It’s a simple recipe: pry yourself from the couch, shake off the dust, put on your dancing shoes and get moving! The Center for the Arts will soon be the place to groove to the music, with a dance floor made of beech and room enough for 725 dancers. Whether you’re into dancing cheek-to-cheek or shaking it, be prepared to cut loose with your main squeeze or swing a new partner on the floor. Jitterbug, tango, twist, twerk, cha cha, hip hop, salsa, samba, breakdance, waltz – whatever your preferred dance style – come strut your stuff at The Center in fall 2019. Get ready to dance the night away or bop ‘til you drop! By becoming a Next Stage Crew member, you can help us keep the spirit of dance alive in our community. Come dance with us! Bigger dance floor!

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