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Traditional Colombian musical group coming to the valley in September

Traditional Colombian musical group coming to the valley in September

Herencia de Timbiquí will perform traditional music from Colombia in an appearance at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp on Sept. 30. The show is presented by Methow Arts with sponsorship by Blue Star Coffee Roasters. The evening will open at 7 p.m. with a performance by fire dancer Christina Stout. Reservations are recommended....
Log Jam rocks Old Schoolhouse Brewery for four days this weekend

Log Jam rocks Old Schoolhouse Brewery for four days this weekend

The Old Schoolhouse Brewery in Winthrop is offering its annual Log Jam — four days of live music — over the Labor Day weekend , and it’s all free of charge. All the shows start at 7 p.m. Here’s the lineup: • Thursday (Sept. 1): The Pearls, from Vancouver, Washington, will play a set of Cajun, gypsy and bluegrass country....
State’s poet laureate to offer workshop, reading in Twisp

State’s poet laureate to offer workshop, reading in Twisp

Washington state poet laureate Tod Marshall will be in Twisp in mid-September for a poetry workshop and reading. The reading will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 16 at The Merc Playhouse. Admission is by donation. The workshop will be on Sept. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m., also at The Merc. Participation is by donation; students...
Reflection site encourages quiet contemplation

Reflection site encourages quiet contemplation

On a tranquil knoll with views of three Methow Valley watersheds, the Methow Valley Ranger District has created a site for reflection and contemplation to honor the firefighters who died in the Twisp River Fire. The living memorial — located next to the ranger district offices in Winthrop — brings together ideas from firefighters, district employees...
Exeunt, stage right (at last)

Exeunt, stage right (at last)

To most people in the audience at The Merc Playhouse, when actors were off-stage, they were simply out of sight until the next scene involving that character. But a quirk of construction – converting a nearly century-old mercantile store to a theater – meant that the stage-right exit (on the actors’ right and the audience’s left)...
Kaup is new artist-in-residence at Confluence

Kaup is new artist-in-residence at Confluence

Painter Renee Kaup is the Confluence Gallery’s current artist-in-residence, a three-month program that began earlier this month and continues through Oct. 31. Kaup’s work will be displayed in a solo exhibit at the gallery in Twisp from Oct. 15–Nov. 19. Kaup creates still life and landscape paintings in oil, watercolor and pen and ink. Originally...
Brooks releases a new book for kids about saying goodbye

Brooks releases a new book for kids about saying goodbye

Local illustrator, author and Methow Valley News cartoonist Erik Brooks recently published his fifth children’s book that he both wrote and illustrated. As an illustrator, Brooks has worked on a total of 24 books, but writing and illustrating his own stories is especially rewarding, he said.
Native American flute concert and workshop in Winthrop on Aug. 20

Native American flute concert and workshop in Winthrop on Aug. 20

Performer, composer and Native American Music Award winner Scott August will present an evening of Native American flute music on Aug. 20 at the Winthrop Barn. The concert, which benefits Jamie’s Place Adult Family Home, begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door or available at brownpapertickets.com. Locally produced beverages will be available...
It’s all about the music

It’s all about the music

Verne Windham offers a listener-friendly approach to classical music appreciation By Marcy Stamper At a music festival held in a barn — where people come in shorts, not tuxedos, and hang out with the musicians after the concerts — host Verne Windham contributes the perfect philosophical take to the music. “Through all my life being a...
Summer still bursting with full slate of activities

Summer still bursting with full slate of activities

It’s already August, but there are still plenty of activities coming up all over the Methow Valley to keep adults and kids busy for the next couple of months. Following is a roundup of things to do.