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Busy December offers lots of entertainment, activities in the valley

Busy December offers lots of entertainment, activities in the valley

A planner’s guide to enjoying the holidays By Ann McCreary December delivers an abundance of music, theater, art, community gatherings and shopping to celebrate winter and the holidays in the Methow Valley. To help plan for the busy month ahead, following is a roundup of December diversions. Music Saturday (Dec. 4): Liberty Bell High School...
Galleries shift into seasonal mode with new art shows, holiday gifts

Galleries shift into seasonal mode with new art shows, holiday gifts

It’s often noted that the best things in life come in small packages. Local galleries and artists are taking that notion to heart, offering small works of art that are perfect for gift-giving, stocking stuffers or a cold-weather indulgence for yourself. Confluence Gallery is featuring “One Foot 3: Thinking …
Missoula Children’s Theatre has become a perennial Methow Valley tradition

Missoula Children’s Theatre has become a perennial Methow Valley tradition

With more than 60 kids involved in the week-long theater intensives the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) brings to local schools, there are as many opportunities to discover a muse or calling. Fifth-grader Willow Frady’s favorite part is what she called the “overdo-it challenge.”
New artist-in-residence at Confluence

New artist-in-residence at Confluence

Shaila Tenorio will be the new artist-in-residence at Confluence Gallery and Art Center in Twisp, and will have a solo exhibit of her work from March 4 to April 15, 2017. Tenorio will receive three months of studio space on the second floor of the gallery. She is a self-taught painter working primarily on canvas...
Cascadia presents Jazz in the Methow

Cascadia presents Jazz in the Methow

Two gifted singers with local roots — Laura Love and Nancy Zahn — combine their talents on Saturday (Nov. 5) for an evening of jazz. “These two outstanding vocalists performing together is like the perfect pairing of a fine wine with …
‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ production to be staged in Tonasket

‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ production to be staged in Tonasket

Theater-goers interested in a dramatic treatment of the timely themes in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” have multiple opportunities this month to see the play in Tonasket. Featuring actors from Brewster to Oroville, ages 18 to 72, the adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel tells the story from the point of view of Chief Bromden...
Woodburning passion

Woodburning passion

Most people don’t think of art when they imagine burning wood, but for Susan Ravenstein, singing the surface of a board or plank with a hot stylus is an ideal means of self-expression. Ravenstein insists she can’t draw with a pencil. But put a stylus …
Brittany Jean concerts will support long-term recovery efforts

Brittany Jean concerts will support long-term recovery efforts

Brewster native performs benefit in Twisp on Nov. 12 Nashville recording artist Brittany Jean will perform four regional concerts, including one in Twisp on Nov. 12, to raise funds supporting wildfire recovery efforts. Jean is a Brewster-based singer/songwriter whose hit single “Wildfire” became the soundtrack to Okanogan County Long Term Recovery efforts. She will appear...
Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang coming to Wenatchee

Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang coming to Wenatchee

If you’re willing to travel a bit, you have a chance to catch graphic novel phenom Gene Luen Yang — the author of DC Comics’ New Super-Man series and American Born Chinese — when he comes to Wenatchee in early November. Yang has been drawing and writing comics and graphic novels since the fifth grade. He spent 17 years...
‘Beeest’ takes wing in Twisp Commons Park

‘Beeest’ takes wing in Twisp Commons Park

Soaring 15 feet in the air over the Twisp Commons Park, next to the Methow Valley Community Center, a giant metal yellow jacket has taken its place as a new and prominent landmark. The product of many sleepless nights and hundreds of hours of planning, cutting, pounding and …