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Arts briefs: September 17, 2014

Arts briefs: September 17, 2014

This week: Confluence exhibit opens Sept. 27, Merc seeking stories about the fires, and Merc auditions for 2014 – 15 season
Fall Follies returns to the stage at MV Community Center this weekend

Fall Follies returns to the stage at MV Community Center this weekend

By Laurelle Walsh
The Methow Valley Community Center hosts the return of the Fabulous Fall Follies on Saturday (Sept. 20) at 7 p.m. The variety show features 12 acts by an eclectic array of performers — musicians, singers, comedians and dancers — emceed by actor and impresario Kelly Donoghue.
Still crazy …

Still crazy …

The Methow’s own Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band — Jennifer Epps, left, Lauralee Northcott and Judy Coder — rocked Riverside Avenue in Winthrop last weekend to help raise money for fire and flood victims.
Fabulous Fall Follies coming soon

Fabulous Fall Follies coming soon

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. when the Methow Valley Community Center presents the return of the Fabulous Fall Follies. Kelly Donohue will emcee the variety show, which features local entertainers doing comedy, song, dance and instrumental music. The Fall Follies is a fundraiser for the Community Center, with all proceeds...
Arts briefs: Sept. 10, 2014

Arts briefs: Sept. 10, 2014

This week: Cascadia Chorale rehearsals begin Sept. 15, Music scholarships for students available through Cascadia/Pipestone and Open Merc is back on Sept. 19
Improv theater taking root in the Methow Valley

Improv theater taking root in the Methow Valley

By Laurelle Walsh
A small group of improvisational theater enthusiasts has established twice-monthly practice sessions in the valley, and would like to encourage others to give it a try. Still without a formal name, the improv group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at …
Confluence executive director steps down

Confluence executive director steps down

By Don Nelson Confluence Gallery & Art Center in Twisp is looking for a new executive director following last week’s resignation of Nicole Ringgold after three years as the top staff person at the gallery and gift shop on Glover Street. Ringgold, whose home was recently destroyed in the Rising Eagle Road Fire, said she...
Arts briefs: September 3, 2014

Arts briefs: September 3, 2014

This week: Intimate evening at Spartan Art on Sept. 6, Pipestone rehearsals resume on Sept. 4 and Phoenix Festival rises next month at Twispworks.
The Vampire radio drama returns to The Merc Playhouse

The Vampire radio drama returns to The Merc Playhouse

Back by popular demand, Madcap Melodrama will present The Vampire, or The Bride of the Isles, a wacky interpretation of a 19th-century melodrama, at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp this weekend. An experienced cast of Seattle-based voice-over actors will perform in a radio drama-style production complete with an array of sound effects on Friday (Sept. 5)...
The Merc launches search for new executive director

The Merc launches search for new executive director

The Merc Playhouse in Twisp has launched a search to replace Managing Director Jane Hubrig, who is leaving the role after six years as the theater’s day-to-day operations manager. Merc board president Sue Gottula said it’s a high priority to find a local person to fill the job, which has the new title of executive...