Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

ARTS
Adult comedy Rapture, Blister, Burn explores ‘the feminist question’

Adult comedy Rapture, Blister, Burn explores ‘the feminist question’

By Ann McCreary
Funny and thought-provoking, the play Rapture, Blister, Burn at The Merc Playhouse explores the age-old question — what do women really want? “It’s modern, spicy,” said Ashley Lodato, who …
Hear LBHS jazz band and support music program

Hear LBHS jazz band and support music program

Enjoy high-energy jazz and a satisfying bowl of spaghetti — and help support the Liberty Bell High School music program — when the Liberty Bell jazz band plays at the Twisp River Pub next Wednesday (April 23). The 18-member student group — five saxophones; four trombones; three trumpets; and a rhythm section with keyboard, guitar, percussion, and three bass players (one...
Arts briefs: April 16, 2014

Arts briefs: April 16, 2014

This week: On April 26, we've got ‘Raven’ opening at Confluence, Winthrop Gallery exhibit opens, Music at Spartan Art Project, and String students offer recital. Not on April 26, Willy Wonka Jr. is coming to The Merc May 9 and the Wizard of Oz in Omak on May 2.
Bill Davie headlines free concert presented by KTRT ‘The Root’

Bill Davie headlines free concert presented by KTRT ‘The Root’

KTRT-FM “The Root” is offering a free concert on Saturday (April 12), featuring locally well-known musician and radio personality Bill Davie, to thank the community for its support of the Methow Valley radio station. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Donations will be accepted to help cover costs. There...
Conservancy book features local artists’ work

Conservancy book features local artists’ work

Copies of The Methow Out My Window, a limited-edition book featuring contributions by many local artists, photographers and writers, will be available in May through the Methow Conservancy. Proceeds from the book will support the Conservancy’s annual operating fund. Only 250 copies of the hand-made, 40-page book will be offered, at a cost of $250...
Arts briefs: April 9, 2014

Arts briefs: April 9, 2014

This week: Interpretive Center opens its season April 12, Student films at LBHS at LBHS April 16, Poetry reading April 17, Classical guitar at The Merc April 24 and Revisit the ’60s at the Barn on April 26.
Methow Valley Jazz Choir to present swingin’ tunes in three April concerts

Methow Valley Jazz Choir to present swingin’ tunes in three April concerts

By Laurelle Walsh
Under the direction of an ambitious Liberty Bell High School senior, the new 12-member Methow Valley Jazz Choir will present a program of music from the big band and jazz eras in three concerts: April 8 at Methow Valley United Methodist Church, April 12 in the Liberty Bell High...
Liberty Bell art students win awards

Liberty Bell art students win awards

By Laurelle Walsh
Two Liberty Bell High School students have received accolades at the Regional High School Art Show hosted by the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Sophomore Jessica Marker won first place in the three-dimensional category for her sculpture, “Playful Fox.” Senior Dawn Smith won third place in the photography...
Loud and proud

Loud and proud

Last Friday (March 21), over 250 area junior high students performed in the Middle School Monster Festival 2014 Gala Concert held at Brewster High School. The festival drew students from middle schools in Brewster, Bridgeport, Pateros, Omak, Okanogan, Oroville, Tonasket, and Grand Coulee as well as 15 students from Liberty Bell Junior High School. Liberty...
Winthrop R&B Festival wins awards

Winthrop R&B Festival wins awards

By Marcy Stamper
The Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival won numerous awards for promotion and for spreading the word about the 2013 festival through social media, often edging out larger events including …