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Methow Arts lineup features eclectic array of dance, music

Methow Arts lineup features eclectic array of dance, music

Methow Arts launches its 2019 season with three shows at the Winthrop Barn in the coming months. • The Fly Dance Company, described as “The Gentlemen of Hip-Hop,” appear on Feb. 9. The group features male dancers mixing athletic movements, vaudeville antics and comedy bits influence by the Marx Brothers, according to a Methow Arts...
‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ all about clothes relationships

‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ all about clothes relationships

Clothing serves a practical function — to keep you warm and dry, and presentable for mixed company or the workplace. But it can also be fraught with meaning. Clothes can make a personal or political statement, be weighted with symbolism, or simply conjure up memories of a particular moment in life. “Love, Loss, and What...
Artists explore the impacts of climate change in Confluence Gallery’s first exhibit of 2019

Artists explore the impacts of climate change in Confluence Gallery’s first exhibit of 2019

Climate change, and the physical and emotional impacts that it has on humans, is the focus of Confluence Gallery’s first show of 2019. “Weathering Change” opens on Saturday (Jan. 12) in the Main Gallery.
New director is another historic first for Winthrop’s forward-looking Shafer Museum

New director is another historic first for Winthrop’s forward-looking Shafer Museum

Perin brings passion for past to part-time role By Ashley Lodato Although the Shafer Museum provides a window into the past, it’s clear that the museum’s board of directors keeps an eye on the future, as evidenced by the recent hire of the museum’s first paid director, Suzanne Perin. Perin, who began work in early...
Van Marter captures first place in Poetry Out Loud competition

Van Marter captures first place in Poetry Out Loud competition

Liberty Bell High School sophomore Cymone Van Marter took first place in the Methow Valley School District’s seventh annual Poetry Out Loud competition at The Merc Playhouse last Wednesday (Dec. 12).
Scrooge meets Seuss at The Merc, then the fun starts to perk

Scrooge meets Seuss at The Merc, then the fun starts to perk

“A Seussified Christmas Carol,” a mash-up of Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas story, with Dr. Seuss-style characters thrown in, opens this week at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The first performance is Friday (Dec. 7) and the play continues through Dec. 16, with shows Thursdays – Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Doors open 30...
Chamber festival names Kamansky to board

Chamber festival names Kamansky to board

The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival has named Michael Kamansky to its board of directors. He has been a volunteer at the festival for three concert seasons and offers a deep background in technology and management consulting, according to a festival press release. Kamansky has lived in the valley since 2016. He works at the...
OVOC concert promises ‘Winter Magic’

OVOC concert promises ‘Winter Magic’

The holiday season will literally come alive when the Okanogan Valley Orchestra & Chorus (OVOC) present “Winter Magic Returns ” on Saturday (Dec. 8). The orchestra will play the score for a screening of the delightful animated film “The Bear,” which chronicles a young girl’s friendship with a polar bear. The girl and the bear...
Cascadia Chorale, Pipestone Orchestra team up for classic holiday concerts next week

Cascadia Chorale, Pipestone Orchestra team up for classic holiday concerts next week

Cascadia’s annual holiday concerts, a longstanding Methow Valley tradition, bring the community two evenings of music by The Cascadia Chorale and the Pipestone Orchestra on Dec. 11 and 12 at the Methow Valley Community Center. This year’s performances offer “lots of familiar and fun” music, with a focus on music written during the 1900s, said Dana...
Living ‘Out Loud’

Living ‘Out Loud’

If you’ve attended one of the Poetry Out Loud competitions at The Merc Playhouse over the past six years, you’re probably aware that the performances take some preparation. After all, these are teens reciting complex and sometimes long poems, from memory, in public. Not only are the students’ memorization skills on trial, but their confidence, projection...