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ARTS
Arts briefs: Aug. 13, 2014

Arts briefs: Aug. 13, 2014

This week: Celestial Cinema screens three films starting Aug. 21, MountainFilm on Tour coming to Winthrop Aug. 23, and Meet artists at Winthrop Gallery Aug. 23.
Relationships at the heart of Heart of the Methow Powwow

Relationships at the heart of Heart of the Methow Powwow

By Laurelle Walsh

For those whose Methow Valley ancestry extends back centuries, and for those whose love of the valley is deeply felt, the Heart of the Methow Powwow is a day of remembrance, reconciliation and cultural sharing.

The 12th annual powwow takes place on Saturday (Aug. 16) from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on...

Visiting teacher and actor mentors young thespians

Visiting teacher and actor mentors young thespians

By Laurelle Walsh
Kids are hard at work having fun this week at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. In the midst of a weeklong drama camp session, 16 youngsters are working together under the tutelage of teacher Megan Fox Hicks painting a backdrop, crafting costumes, …
Arts briefs: August 6, 2014

Arts briefs: August 6, 2014

This week: Reddington wins awards in equine art contest, Twelfth Night staged at Merc for one more weekend, Musical worship in Omak on Aug. 10, Powwow coming to Twisp Aug. 16, and an invitation to Join the follies on Sept. 20
Shafer celebrates traditional music with Cascadia

Shafer celebrates traditional music with Cascadia

By Laurelle Walsh
Cascadia’s Old-time Music Celebration, a day-long tribute to traditional American music including workshops, performances and a community dance, comes to the Methow Valley on Saturday (Aug. 9). The festivities begin at Winthrop’s Shafer Historical Museum at 10 a.m. and move to the TwispWorks campus for evening revelry starting at 7 p.m.
Style under many roofs in annual home tour

Style under many roofs in annual home tour

Confluence Gallery’s annual Methow Valley Home Tour has evolved over the previous dozen years, said Louise Stevens, a member of the planning committee for this year’s tour, a self-guided event on Saturday (Aug. 9) from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. In the beginning, the tour featured homes of the log cabin variety, then it moved on to...
Arts briefs: July 30, 2014

Arts briefs: July 30, 2014

This week: Pipestone students play Friday, Confluence exhibit opens Saturday, Home Tour coming up Aug. 9, and a list of Cancellations due to the fire.
Shakespeare goes cowboy-style at The Merc

Shakespeare goes cowboy-style at The Merc

By Laurelle Walsh
The Merc Playhouse production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Ki Gottberg, opens on Friday (Aug. 1) after a week’s postponement. The show will run for two weeks: Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1 – 2 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday, Aug. 7 – 9 at 7:30 p.m.; with a closing performance on...
Interns bring youth, talent and perspective to The Merc Playhouse

Interns bring youth, talent and perspective to The Merc Playhouse

By Laurelle Walsh
Seven theater students, one from the University of Washington and six from Seattle University, are interning at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp this summer, designing, managing and performing in the upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The four actors from Seattle U — Josh …
R&B festival brings blues legends and local favorites

R&B festival brings blues legends and local favorites

By Marcy Stamper On the cusp of its fourth decade serving up rollicking rhythm and blues to fans every summer, the Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival has snagged world-renowned acts for this year’s lineup. Headliners are …