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Renowned tenor Eduardo Villa performs Saturday

Renowned tenor Eduardo Villa performs Saturday

Tenor Eduardo Villa, who performs regularly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and around the world, brings his vocal artistry to the Methow Valley on Saturday (Oct. 13). With a varied repertoire that ranges from opera to art songs, Villa is one of the most sought-after singers on the world stage. He plans to...
Cirque Zuma Zuma offers whirlwind of African music, dance and more

Cirque Zuma Zuma offers whirlwind of African music, dance and more

Cirque Zuma Zuma, often described as an African style Cirque du Soleil, will perform Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Winthrop Red Barn. The show is filled with non-stop action and African culture, featuring a troupe of 15 artists. The performance will showcase African arts and culture including drumming, juggling, traditional dance, acrobatics, comedy, tumbling and...
Danbert Nobacon releases new music video with Kira Wood Cramer

Danbert Nobacon releases new music video with Kira Wood Cramer

Valley-based musician, author and actor Danbert Nobacon has teamed up with 2014 Liberty Bell High School graduate Kira Wood Cramer on a newly released music video, “Autonomic Stress (Extreme Fire Normal 2018).” The video, based on a song in Nobacon’s 2017 album “From Stardust to Darwinstuff” with the Axis of Dissent, was filmed around Twisp...
Music drives the drama of Merc’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Music drives the drama of Merc’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

It’s not entirely clear how cult classics are created, but there’s no question that the quirky drama “Little Shop of Horrors” is among the most revered. The original 1960s film is believed to be based on a 1932 story about a man-eating plant, but because the mythology surrounding flesh-eating botanicals dates back to the 1800s,...
Merc becomes ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Merc becomes ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

The Merc Playhouse production of “Little Shop of Horrors” will open on Oct. 12 and continue through the following weekend. The musical production, from book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, is directed by Stephen Kish, the theater’s technical director. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12, Oct. 13, Oct....
OVOC opens season with interactive concert

OVOC opens season with interactive concert

The season premiere of the Okanogan Valley Orchestra & Chorus (OVOC) on Oct. 20 will involve the audience in a fun quest for answers to musical “trivia” questions. While audiences may be accustomed to requests to silence their cell phones, at OVOC’s “Musical Pursuit,” audience members will be invited to test their musical knowledge as...
Washington state poet laureate brings her vision to the valley

Washington state poet laureate brings her vision to the valley

Claudia Castro Luna grew up in El Salvador and fled the war-stricken county with her family in 1981, when she was a teenager. Castro Luna, who has always loved books and reading, is now based in Seattle and is the poet laureate of Washington. In that role, she communicates her passion for language and books...
Fall Follies promise fabulous night of entertainment at Community Center

Fall Follies promise fabulous night of entertainment at Community Center

The Fabulous Fall Follies takes the stage on Saturday (Sept. 29) at the Methow Valley Community Center, featuring an array of Methow Valley talent. The Fall Follies is a biennial fundraising event for the Methow Valley Community Center, offering an evening of entertainment along with silent and live auctions. About a dozen local artists will...
Artist partners discuss, display works in new Confluence exhibit

Artist partners discuss, display works in new Confluence exhibit

Confluence Gallery welcomes guest curator Jody Bento, Seattle Art Museum associate director, to the main gallery for her show “Strange Couplings.” Through the show, Bento explores the interpersonal relationship between art and companionship with three sets of artist couples, and asks the question, “Do artist couples face unique challenges?”
Renowned tenor Eduardo Villa to perform

Renowned tenor Eduardo Villa to perform

Tenor Eduardo Villa, who performs regularly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and around the world, brings his vocal artistry to the Methow Valley on Saturday, Oct. 13. With a varied repertoire that ranges from opera to art songs, Villa is one of the most sought-after singers on the world stage. Villa’s favorite role...