Author Archives: Tim Parsons

Classic confrontation: Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings

Here’s an event which was so good it left folks hungry for more. The second annual Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings is Friday at the Village at Squaw Valley. It’s a battle of bands and restaurants with proceeds going to the Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences. Each restaurant will prepare its own recipe for spicy, flavor-packed chicken wings. The winning ...

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Toccata honors Paul Guttman before concert series


Paul Guttman will be memorialized Sunday, Sept. 8 with a musical tribute by Toccata, the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Sept. 8 had been the day planned for a soiree at Guttman’s Incline Village home to raise funds for Toccata’s upcoming 9-11 memorial concerts. Guttman died in an August airplane wreck. Guttman will be honored at 1:30 p.m. in St. ...

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Never mind the smoke, see and hear Afroman

Because He Got High

One big hit was all Joseph Foreman needed. The artist known as Afroman in 2000 made a record, “Because I got High,” which through the Napster music-swapping service went viral. Afroman became one of the first artists to gain national notoriety because of the Internet. The song “Because I Got High” resonated because of its humor. The refrain was the ...

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