Today is Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

ARTS
Be a reader, or a listener, at ‘Writers Meeting Writers’

Be a reader, or a listener, at ‘Writers Meeting Writers’

Writers of all types can meet other writers and share their fiction, nonfiction or poetry in a casual setting over desserts and beverages at Sun Mountain Lodge on Oct. 29. Writers can read their own work or listen to writing read by others. The work can be in progress or published, complete or an excerpt....
Variety of forms and media in three new Confluence exhibits

Variety of forms and media in three new Confluence exhibits

Confluence Gallery offers a diverse collection of new art in three exhibits that open Saturday (Oct. 15) with a reception from 4 – 8 p.m. The main gallery exhibit, “Paper,” spotlights paper art in its many forms including paper making, cutting, collage, printing, sculpture and origami. Artists for the exhibit have been hand-selected by curator Nicole Ringgold...
Find fun and fantastic entertainment at Fabulous Fall Follies fundraiser

Find fun and fantastic entertainment at Fabulous Fall Follies fundraiser

The Fabulous Fall Follies, a tradition spanning some 20 years, returns to the stage of the Methow Valley Community Center on Saturday (Oct. 8) with a star-studded lineup of local talent. More than a dozen acts will perform during an evening of music, comedy and dance that raises money for the community …
Swan, Nelson-Wicks named to Chamber Music Festival board

Swan, Nelson-Wicks named to Chamber Music Festival board

The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival named Robin Nelson-Wicks and Lynn Swan to its board of directors at the organization’s recent annual meeting. Nelson-Wicks was a familiar presence at last summer’s festival, serving as visual artist, donor dinner performer, ticket taker, photographer, wine pourer and art seller. “I loved wearing so many hats during the...
Herencia de Timbiquí mixes ancestral, contemporary music

Herencia de Timbiquí mixes ancestral, contemporary music

In a performance made possible through a grant from National Endowment for the Arts, the Colombian band Herencia de Timbiquí will bring a mix of ancestral and contemporary music to the Methow Valley on Friday (Sept. 30). The young musicians of Herencia de Timbiquí mix sounds from the Afro-Colombian Pacific heritage with elements of urban contemporary...
Brady offers a tour of Chopin’s diverse musical universe

Brady offers a tour of Chopin’s diverse musical universe

When asked why he chose to focus on the music of 19th-century Romantic composer Frédéric Chopin for two upcoming concerts, pianist Michael Brady said it’s more accurate to say that Chopin chose him. “I think it’s fair to say that Chopin succeeded in creating a musical universe that touches anyone with an ear for music more...
Two new exhibits at Confluence in October

Two new exhibits at Confluence in October

Two new exhibits will open on Oct. 15 at Confluence Gallery in Twisp. “Peaceable Kingdom,” a collection of works by Justin Gibbens, will be displayed in the Community Gallery. The exhibit features works rendered in gouache on found Arabic manuscripts inspired by the classical painting tradition of Persian miniatures. Gibbens’ works have been widely exhibit...
R&B Festival donations announced

R&B Festival donations announced

The Winthrop Music Association, the nonprofit organization that presents the annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, reported that it has made donations to several organizations from the festival’s 2016 proceeds. They include: • The Cove Food Bank in Twisp, $3,750. • The Washington Blues Society Musician Relief Program, $500. • The Methow Valley School District...
Storyteller evokes America’s history from personal perspectives

Storyteller evokes America’s history from personal perspectives

A solo performer brings to life two tales from America’s past in two shows at The Merc Playhouse on Saturday (Sept 24) and Sunday (Sept. 25). Actress Michèle La Rue creates a cast of distinctive characters in this “story hour for grownups.” She will perform a story called “The Bedquilt,” written in 1906 …
Brady features Chopin in benefit concerts for Room One

Brady features Chopin in benefit concerts for Room One

Local pianist Michael Brady will present two concerts — on Oct. 1 and Oct. 8 — at The Merc Playhouse to benefit Room One, the nonprofit social services agency in Twisp. The concerts — with the theme “A Recital/Lecture, the Subject Being Chopin” — will include the composer’s last major works for the piano as well as Brady’s commentary on them, on Chopin’s...