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Arts briefs: Feb. 24, 2016

Arts briefs: Feb. 24, 2016

‘Last Salmon’ opens at The Merc  “The Last Salmon,” a story-telling musical based on a book by local author Phil Davis and told through music composed by award-winning songwriter Casey James, opens on Friday (Feb. 26) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The show tells the story of a wild salmon, Buck, who travels with...
Arts briefs: Feb. 17, 2016

Arts briefs: Feb. 17, 2016

OVOC family concert this weekend The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus present their family concert on Sunday (Feb. 21). Admission is free. The concert is at 3 p.m. at the Omak Performing Arts Center. The choir will perform songs from Broadway shows — including Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Gondoliers,” “All I Ask of You” from The Phantom of the...
‘Last Salmon’ tells story of hope through music at The Merc

‘Last Salmon’ tells story of hope through music at The Merc

“The Last Salmon,” a compelling story based on a book by a local author and told through music composed by an award-winning songwriter, takes the stage at The Merc Playhouse on Feb. 26. Described as “a chamber musical for kids and people who love them,” the show tells the story of a wild salmon, …...
Tara Kaiyala Weaver hopes to bring her original compositions to life

Tara Kaiyala Weaver hopes to bring her original compositions to life

When Tara Kaiyala Weaver writes music, it comes to her fully realized — with melodies and harmonies for specific instruments and even a sense of whether it’s a first movement or a finale. “I’m inspired to write because it’s already flowing. It’s hard for my pencil to keep up,” said Kaiyala Weaver. “I have to put it...
Arts briefs: Feb. 10, 2016

Arts briefs: Feb. 10, 2016

Centaur Midwife is back Centaur Midwife, a folk/rock/Americana quartet from Ellensburg, returns to perform on Saturday (Feb. 13) at Copper Glance Bar in Winthrop. The free performance starts at 8 p.m. For more information, call (509) 433‑7765. Masquerade Ball staged by OVOC The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus present their second annual Valentine’s Masquerade Ball fundraiser...
Winterfest heats up TwispWorks campus with Saturday celebration

Winterfest heats up TwispWorks campus with Saturday celebration

TwispWorks and the Spartan Art Project host the fourth annual Winterfest celebration on Saturday (Feb. 6), featuring music, dancing, art, food and other entertainment throughout the Twisp campus from 6–10 p.m. Music from Bach to bluegrass will be presented on three stages, including performances by the Tamarack String Quartet, duo Danbert Nobacon and Anna Dooley, Terry...
Arts briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Arts briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Kingston is Confluence artist is residence Margaret Kingston is Confluence Gallery & Art Center’s artist in residence for three months through spring 2016, and will create a body of work that will be exhibited from April 23–May 4. Kingston, a Methow Valley resident, creates intricate oil paintings that might be mistaken for photographs. “Often featuring...
Unusual instruments star at Valentine concert

Unusual instruments star at Valentine concert

Fans of chamber music wouldn’t be surprised to hear a string quartet, but fans of the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival have learned that the festival is not inhibited by traditional labels. This year’s Valentine concert on Feb. 13 is no exception …
Arts briefs: Jan. 20, 2016

Arts briefs: Jan. 20, 2016

Merc offers pre-school dance classes The Merc Playhouse in Twisp is offering pre-school dance classes on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4 p.m. through March 1 for kids ages 3 – 5. Cost is $5 per class on a drop-in basis. The classes will include introduction to a variety of dance styles. For more information, call 997‑7529. Enter Winthrop Gallery’s pet...
Westendorf gets whimsical for fundraiser concert at Merc

Westendorf gets whimsical for fundraiser concert at Merc

In the first of two scholarship fundraising concerts, composer and pianist Lynette Westendorf will present “A Whimsical Retrospective of My Life in Music” on Thursday (Jan. 14) at 7 p.m. at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp.