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Morning’s at Seven finds humor in dysfunctional family relationships

Morning’s at Seven finds humor in dysfunctional family relationships

By Laurelle Walsh
The Merc Playhouse presents a Readers Theater production of Morning’s at Seven, a comedy by Paul Osborn, on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 20–21) at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. The Tony Award-winning play first opened on Broadway in 1939 …
Visit with Will (Shakespeare) at The Merc on Friday

Visit with Will (Shakespeare) at The Merc on Friday

By Laurelle Walsh
Travel back into the Elizabethan world of the late 1500s for an evening with William Shakespeare, in a one-night performance of “A Visit with Will” at The Merc Playhouse on Friday (Feb. 13). Actor, director, teacher and writer Rod Molzahn presents the …
Cherrington award applications now being accepted

Cherrington award applications now being accepted

Cascadia and the Pipestone School of Music are now accepting applications for the Christine Cherrington Memorial Scholarship awards. Interested music students may apply for merit- or needs-based scholarships. Applications are available through local music teachers and at school offices, and are due by Feb. 23. Successful applicants will be assigned an audition time on March...
Arts briefs: Feb. 11, 2015

Arts briefs: Feb. 11, 2015

Chamber music concert sold out The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival’s Valentine’s Day concert at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp is sold out, according to Liz Johnson, the festival’s interim executive director. This year’s Chamber Music Festival will be at Signal Hill Ranch, between Twisp and Winthrop, from July 25 – Aug. 1. Last year’s event was...
Hunt ready to screen feature-length film, Haiku

Hunt ready to screen feature-length film, Haiku

By Ann McCreary
After pouring thousands of hours into creating his first feature-length film, Terry Hunt is ready to share it with the public. Hunt, a Twisp musician, composer and filmmaker, will present a public screening of his film, Haiku, on Saturday (Feb. 7) at 7 p.m. in The Merc Playhouse in Twisp....
OVOC concert highlights music with family appeal

OVOC concert highlights music with family appeal

The Okanogan Valley Orchestra & Chorus present a line-up of sophisticated music on Sunday (Feb. 8) that will appeal to families and children of all ages. The orchestra, under the direction of Don Pearce, will play favorites by Leroy Anderson, an accomplished composer of light classics. This medley includes his “Blue Tango” and “The Syncopated...
Arts briefs

Arts briefs

Winning dog and cat pics A reception for the winning entries in the Winthrop Gallery’s annual Dog & Cat Photo Contest will be held on Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 996-3925. A visit with The Bard The Merc Playhouse in Twisp will present Rod Molzahn in...
Hunt’s Haiku to screen at The Merc

Hunt’s Haiku to screen at The Merc

Haiku, a full-length feature film written and directed by Methow Valley musician and filmmaker Terry Hunt, will be screened on Feb. 7 at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The film’s actors include local residents Danbert Nobacon, Donald McLane, Laura Love, Lynx Vilden and Tara Dod. Cost is $10, or $5 for students. For more information, call...
Headlines and headliners

Headlines and headliners

By Marcy Stamper Leafing through the calendar listings in the Methow Valley News — a weekly ritual — got Lauralee Northcott musing about the value of newspapers, particularly in an increasingly digital world. For the local musician and veteran producer of Western vaudeville shows, it was a natural progression to think about the value of celebrating, so Northcott — completely on...
The Duhks bring a taste of neo-folk, world and blues music to the Barn

The Duhks bring a taste of neo-folk, world and blues music to the Barn

The diverse musical pedigree of The Duhks offers something for just about all music lovers — melodic and rhythmic influences from traditions including old-timey, French-Canadian and Celtic, blues and soul, and Cajun and Afro-Cuban. The award-winning Canadian band, with its distinctive vocalists and instruments including fiddle, steel guitar, bouzouki, banjo and percussion, is often described as neo-folk,...