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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,...
Music, dance, cowboy poetry at Omak PAC’s 25th anniversary event

Music, dance, cowboy poetry at Omak PAC’s 25th anniversary event

The Omak Performing Arts Center is celebrating 25 years of live entertainment, reliving favorite moments of music, dance, and comedy with a special show on Jan. 31. The show will feature Omak native Heidi Brucker Morgan as emcee. Brucker Morgan has had a successful career as a clown, comic and stilt-walking princess on stages from...
Small ensembles featured in Cascadia concert

Small ensembles featured in Cascadia concert

Cascadia presents a concert highlighting six small classical and jazz ensembles featuring the talents of young — and not-quite-so-young — musicians, on Sunday (Jan. 25) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Classical selections include music by Dmitri Shostakovich and Robert Schumann played by a viola quintet. Another classical offering is the first movement of the Concerto in D Minor for...
Arts briefs: Jan. 21, 2015

Arts briefs: Jan. 21, 2015

Open Merc is back The first Open Merc evening of the year will be on Thursday (Jan. 22) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The free event, which offers local performers a chance to take a turn on the stage, begins at 7 p.m. For information, call 997-7529. Vilden presents ‘First People’ slide show Lynx...
Arts briefs: January 14, 2015

Arts briefs: January 14, 2015

Kids’ art class Art educator Margaret Kingston will lead a kids’ class on the art of marbleized paper on Jan. 23 from 12:30–4:30 p.m. in the Methow Valley Elementary School art room. Cost of the class, intended for students in grades 1–5, is $35. To register, call Confluence Art Gallery at 997-2787. Class size will...
New cookbook asks ‘What nourishes you?’

New cookbook asks ‘What nourishes you?’

By Laurelle Walsh

A new cookbook titled The Nourished Cook: 101 ways to feed your belly and soul is being developed in the Methow Valley by digestive health specialist Sharon Gray. The book will be “both a cookbook and self-care guide in one,” said Gray. It will feature crowd-sourced recipes with “chapters woven...

‘Tracks’ traces the past, present and future at Confluence Gallery

‘Tracks’ traces the past, present and future at Confluence Gallery

By Laurelle Walsh Mary Lou McCollum began thinking about tracks as she went on her daily walks along Wolf Creek Road near Winthrop. “Alongside the road I was seeing garbage, dried-up snake skins, cigarette butts, and I started thinking about what has been here before … the tracks of what humans leave behind,” she said....