Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

ARTS
Liberty Bell students teach and learn across disciplines to create terra cotta warriors

Liberty Bell students teach and learn across disciplines to create terra cotta warriors

By Laurelle Walsh
Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors studying ceramics and Chinese at Liberty Bell High School joined forces last month…
Daily wins regional Poetry Out Loud and trip to state finals

Daily wins regional Poetry Out Loud and trip to state finals

For the second consecutive year, a Liberty Bell High School student has won first place in the Eastern Washington Regional Poetry Out Loud contest. Liberty Bell senior Liam Daily, who earlier won the local competition, took top honors at the regional competition in Spokane on Feb. 6. Daily will compete in the state finals in...

Critical thinking: Peter and the Wolf … and Okanogan County

By Marcy Stamper
Peter and the Wolf, the well-loved fable told through music and accompanying narration, is often children’s first exposure to classical music and to the instruments of the symphony orchestra. With its origins …
Massive Response

Massive Response

Nomadic Massive’s multi-lingual hip-hop got the enthusiastic crowd dancing and gyrating at the Barn on Saturday. Fourth graders from Methow Valley Elementary did their own high-energy dance to open the performance, and stayed — along with friends and family — to dance to Nomadic Massive’s message of global peace and understanding.    

Methow Dance Collective showcases valley’s dancers, choreographers

By Laurelle Walsh
The Methow Dance Collective presents its 2014 show Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Feb. 6 – 8) at The Merc Playhouse. The show features …
Art Briefs: Feb. 5, 2014

Art Briefs: Feb. 5, 2014

This week: Vblast exhibit opens, Make some Valentines, Seattle U. brings Imaginary Invalid to The Merc, and Over the Reiver and Through the Woods opens in March.

Share your experience of mothering, or being mothered, at MEP event

By Laurelle Walsh
… An informational session will be held this Thursday (Feb. 6) at 5 p.m. at Door No. 3 in the Methow Valley Community Center. “Anybody with questions is encouraged to attend,” said Koch. For more information, call Koch at 997-0664 or email simplytrust@yahoo.com.
Nomadic Massive brings global hip-hop energy to the valley

Nomadic Massive brings global hip-hop energy to the valley

By Ann McCreary
Methow Arts brings the Montreal-based group to the Winthrop Barn Saturday (Feb. 1) for a crowd-moving show. The performance will be a “dance floor only” show, with limited seating. “Their shows are really high-energy,” said …
Arts briefs: Jan. 29, 2014

Arts briefs: Jan. 29, 2014

This week: Celebration of dance at The Merc, Changes to county’s festival permit procedures, and Merc auditions for Willy Wonka Jr.
Not all that Spartan

Not all that Spartan

Violist Tim Betts, left, and singer/songwriter/all-around performer Danbert Nobacon treated the audience that filled the Spartan Art Project trailer to starkly different but highly complementary musical styles in a concert that was part of a full menu of arts, music and culture around Twisp on Saturday.