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Classical guitar concert features award-winning musician

Classical guitar concert features award-winning musician

International award-winning classical guitarist Edel Muñoz will share his artistry and music with the Methow Valley in several ways — he will perform for school students and speak to them about Cuban culture and music, give a public concert, and lead master classes for local guitarists. The master class is on Oct. 11 from 10...
Missi Smith is new executive director at The Merc Playhouse

Missi Smith is new executive director at The Merc Playhouse

The Merc Playhouse in Twisp announced on Wednesday (Oct. 1) that Missi Smith has been named as the theater’s new executive director. Smith replaces Jane Hubrig, who had been managing director for six years. Smith was most recently a book publicist for 45th Parallel Communications in Winthrop, The Merc said in a press release. Previously,...
‘Conversations on Finality’ opens at Confluence

‘Conversations on Finality’ opens at Confluence

By Ann McCreary

A Confluence Gallery art exhibit on the subject of death that opens on Saturday (Sept. 27) has been planned for more than a year — long before the Methow Valley was struck by July’s devastating firestorms and August’s destructive mudslides. As the community works to move forward — and in some cases …...

Arts briefs: Sept. 24, 2014

Arts briefs: Sept. 24, 2014

New show at Winthrop Gallery The Winthrop Gallery will host an artists’ reception on Oct. 4 in conjunction with the opening of the gallery’s “Shrines, Altars and Sacred Objects” exhibit. The free event begins at 5 p.m. The exhibit opens Oct. 1 and continues through Nov. 24. For more information, call 996-3925.  Submissions sought for...
Mezcla heats up the valley with Afro-Cuban rhythms

Mezcla heats up the valley with Afro-Cuban rhythms

By Laurelle Walsh

Mezcla, an all-star Cuban band with roots in Latin jazz, rumba and Yoruba rhythms, performs at the Twisp River Pub on Friday (Sept. 19) at 9 p.m. The powerhouse group, led by Pablo Menendez on guitar and vocals, …

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