Today is Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2016

ARTS
Lots of happenings on the Confluence Gallery calendar

Lots of happenings on the Confluence Gallery calendar

Confluence Gallery and Art Center in Twisp has a number of events on the horizon: • The gallery’s next exhibit, “Totem,” opens on April 16 and continues through May 4. There will be a reception on April 23 from 4-8 p.m. The exhibit is curated by Jennifer Molesworth and Nicole Ringgold. It will include work...
Pops and poetry at OVOC’s spring finale on Saturday at Omak concert

Pops and poetry at OVOC’s spring finale on Saturday at Omak concert

Spring brings light, upbeat fare for the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus, which offers its spring concert on Saturday (April 2). It will be a trip down memory lane for some, and an introduction to ground-breaking pop music from the last century for younger folks. Both the orchestra and chorus are doing songs by the...
Local students honored in state exhibit

Local students honored in state exhibit

By Marcy Stamper Young artists from the Methow Valley have never been so well represented at the state’s annual high school art show as this year, where five are honored with top prizes. Liberty Bell High School students took first prize in drawing and photography and racked up three best-of-show awards in photography and video...
Arts briefs: March 23, 2016

Arts briefs: March 23, 2016

Gothard Sisters bring Celtic sound The Gothard Sisters, a trio of young women who perform Irish-inspired folk music, dance and storytelling, will present a concert on Saturday (March 26) at the Winthrop Barn. Local violinist Keeley Brooks will also perform. The award-winning performers have become internationally recognized as multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians, songwriters, and performers....
OVOC’s spring finale

OVOC’s spring finale

Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus will present a spring concert season finale on April 2 at the Omak Performing Arts Center, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students and free for children under 12. The concert will feature the music of the Beatles, Broadway musicals, and John...
Snapshots offers focused view of dealing with modern life

Snapshots offers focused view of dealing with modern life

A contemporary comedy that provides a authentic and affecting take on modern life will be performed as readers’ theater this weekend at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Snapshots, a play by Cynthia Mercati, tells the story of three …
Oklahoma! tells timeless story of love and community

Oklahoma! tells timeless story of love and community

Nadine van Hees just couldn’t help herself when the opportunity to direct the Methow Valley Theater’s production of Oklahoma! presented itself. “Just when I think I’ve had enough, somebody will thank me, and give me ‘that …
Brazilian jazz and classical music warm up The Merc

Brazilian jazz and classical music warm up The Merc

By Marcy Stamper Pianist/composer Jovino Santos Neto and flutist Paul Taub will present an evening of Brazilian jazz and classical music featuring compositions by the influential Brazilian composer Hermeto Pascoal, also a pianist and flutist, on Saturday (March 12) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Santos Neto is described as “an intuitive keyboard player and...
Arts briefs: March 9, 2016

Arts briefs: March 9, 2016

Arabic, Turkish music at Confluence Confluence Gallery in Twisp presents a World Music concert featuring Arabic and Turkish Music with members of the Seattle-based House of Tarab Ensemble on Saturday (March 12) beginning at 6:30 p.m. House of Tarab specializes in the “Golden Era” music of Egyptian Cinema, according to a Confluence press release. Tarab refers...
Keyboard Confections serves up full course of music, desserts

Keyboard Confections serves up full course of music, desserts

Keyboard Confections, Cascadia’s annual feast for the ears and eyes, features regional and local pianists in combination with voice and cello on Saturday (March 5). Half of the concert is devoted to the musical pairing of pianist Nikolas Caoile and mezzo-soprano…