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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 …
2014 Art Fest Gallery

2014 Art Fest Gallery

The 2014 Methow Arts Festival had everything you need for a successful summer shindig — high temps, good food and a fun crowd. We hope you enjoy our gallery, the product of two staff photographers as well as community contributions.
Arts briefs: July 9, 2014

Arts briefs: July 9, 2014

This week: South American music at free concert Sunday at Pearrygin, Chamber Music Festival opens July 24, the Merc advises that you Git ready for Shakespeare, pardner, and Celebrate old-time music at the Shafer on Aug. 9
Elements of ‘Earth, Wind and Fire’ interpreted at Winthrop Gallery

Elements of ‘Earth, Wind and Fire’ interpreted at Winthrop Gallery

By Laurelle Walsh
Three Methow Valley artists — Lauralee Northcott, Dennis Kirkland and Cliff Schwab — present their recent work in a show titled “Earth, Wind and Fire” that opens this week at the Winthrop Gallery, located at 237 Riverside Ave. An artists’ reception will be held …
R&B Festival tuning up for 27th year

R&B Festival tuning up for 27th year

The usual stellar lineup is headed to the Methow Valley for the 27th annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival on July 18 – 20 at the Blues Ranch just west of town. Performers scheduled to appear include Lady “A,” The Soul of John Black, DoctorfunK, Too Slim & the Taildraggers, David Vest, Roy Rogers & the Delta...