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Chamber Music Festival celebrates with a romantic concert

Chamber Music Festival celebrates with a romantic concert

“Romantic Strings,” a valentine concert hosted by the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, features an all-string program performed by internationally acclaimed musicians on Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at The Merc Playhouse. Festival artistic director Kevin Krentz brings an invigorating approach to familiar music and introduces exciting and unexpected selections. The concert features Luka Sesek...
The House Jacks will raise the Barn

The House Jacks will raise the Barn

It’ll be a different kind of barn-raising when the pioneering vocal group the House Jacks come to the Winthrop Barn on Saturday (Feb. 11). When people hear the House Jacks, they hear hard-driving drumbeats, mind-bending guitar riffs and virtuosic woodwind solos – or, at least, that’s what they think they’re hearing. But the five ...
Pet photo contest is back at Winthrop Gallery

Pet photo contest is back at Winthrop Gallery

Budding photographers and animal lovers are encouraged to get out their cameras, kibbles and carrots to entice the creatures in their lives to strike a fetching pose. The Winthrop Gallery is accepting entries for its annual pet photo show, which is open to anyone. This year, the subject matter has been expanded, so the photo...
Nobacon releases new election-inspired single

Nobacon releases new election-inspired single

Responding to the election of Donald Trump as president, local musician and songwriter Danbert Nobacon has released a new single in protest. Called “Revolution 9.01,” the song is “in opposition to the coup d’etat that is the Trump government of the billionaires, by the billionaires, for the billionaires,” Nobacon said.
Chamber Music Festival hires outreach coordinator

Chamber Music Festival hires outreach coordinator

The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival has hired Jennifer Stephens as its new outreach coordinator. Stephens has more than 20 years of experience working with businesses and nonprofit organizations, most recently as the senior director of marketing for The Wilderness Society, a national nonprofit conservation organization. As outreach coordinator, Stephens will help develop more opportunities...
Room One hosts benefit jazz concert in February

Room One hosts benefit jazz concert in February

Room One will host a benefit jazz concert to support local family planning services on Feb. 11 at the Mazama Country Inn. The concert will feature Wayne Horvitz on piano and Joe Casalini on Bass. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. There is a $50 donation requested for reserved...
Merc Playhouse production offers short, funny takes on challenges of human relationships

Merc Playhouse production offers short, funny takes on challenges of human relationships

Fight off the winter doldrums with an evening of laughter and poetry by taking in “Getting Through — Double-edged Comedies for the New Year,” The Merc Playhouse production that opens Thursday (Jan. 19). “Getting Through” includes three one-act plays plus some poetry readings.
Abstract art explored in new exhibit

Abstract art explored in new exhibit

An exploration of abstract art — its contradictions and failure to abide by rules — is the focus of a new exhibit at Confluence Gallery and Art Center opening Saturday (Jan. 14) with a reception from 4 – 8 p.m. Curators Vern White and Joanne Marracci have brought …
Start the new year with trio of one-act plays at The Merc

Start the new year with trio of one-act plays at The Merc

Three one-act plays will make up The Merc Playhouse presentation “Getting Through — Double Edged Comedies for the New Year,” opening Jan. 19 and continuing through Jan. 28. The three plays, all directed by The Merc’s Artistic Director Ki Gottberg, are: • “Sure Thing,” written by David Ives, the author of “Venus in Fur,” which was on...
Adult contemporary dance series offered in Twisp

Adult contemporary dance series offered in Twisp

A new six-week adult contemporary dance series will be offered by Laurel Carlton beginning Jan. 19 at the Twisp Movement Studio on Glover Street. Carlton, who grew up in the Methow Valley and has danced for many years, said she …