Briefly for March 1

Concert photography featured in March exhibit

A collection of concert photography, "Caught In The Act," by Nick McCabe is featured in March in the Backseat Gallery at Comma Coffee. An artist's reception will take place 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the gallery, with appetizers served and wine and beer available for purchase.

McCabe has been a musician himself since 1967 and has been attending live performances since Jimi Hendrix in 1969. Combining his passions for music and photography produces many striking images.

He has been shooting concerts for several years and has been a regular contributor to a number of publications and websites. Some of McCabe's scenic work is on display at The Brewery Arts Center in Carson City. His musician-based work is available in Mad About Music in South Lake Tahoe, and some select pieces are on display in The Musicians Rehearsal Center in Sparks.

For more information, contacted at McCabe at or call 916-519-2196. Comma Coffee and Backseat gallery are located at 312 South Carson Street, Carson City, or go to

Event to benefit Nevada Historical Society

Carson City attorney Wally Earhart will portray President Lincoln and deliver the Comstock Historical Lecture at the revival of Virginia City's Bonanza Days on March 5.

He will be joined by the Comstock Civil War Re-enactors who will assist in hosting the dinner in character. The Marshall Mint will premiere the first strike of its new Big Bonanza commemorative silver coin at the event.

The inaugural Big Bonanza Days Dinner and Awards Ceremony will take place at Virginia City's newest hotel, the Silverland Inn & Suites. Longtime Nevada media personality Dave Finley will emcee the program.

The Silverland is the major sponsor of the event. Proprietor Hugh Roy Marshall is a longtime amateur Nevada historian.

The inaugural Big Bonanza Silver Strike Award will be presented to the Nevada Historical Society for its 111-year commitment to historical preservation.

No-host cocktails and a silent auction begin at 5 p.m., dinner and presentations from 6-8 p.m.

The cost is $50 per person, tables of eight are available for $500. Seating is limited and the Silverland Theater is already 85 percent sold out.

"The society is undergoing serious financial stress and we want to do all we can to help," Marshall said.

For tickets, major sponsorships and auction donations, contact Webster at (775)379-4787 or or John O'Brien at (775)224-5838 or


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