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Arts briefs: Oct, 28, 2015

Arts briefs: Oct, 28, 2015

Pre-school dance classes start Monday The Merc Playhouse in Twisp is offering a series of pre-school dance classes for boys and girls ages 3 – 5 beginning Monday (Nov. 2) and continuing through Dec. 14. Students will play games, dance to a variety of music styles, follow the teacher, learn the fundamentals of dance, and learn rhythm,...
Argentine dance group brings energetic, eclectic show to Winthrop Barn

Argentine dance group brings energetic, eclectic show to Winthrop Barn

Combinado Argentino de Danza, a contemporary dance company based in Buenos Aires, will bring its lively show — including Argentine folkloric dance mixed with hip-hop, beat box, a DJ and breakdance — to the Winthrop Barn on Friday (Oct. 30) at 7 p.m. Formed in 2011 by dancers, musicians, a DJ, beat boxer, and percussionist the group combines diverse...
Arts briefs: October 21, 2015

Arts briefs: October 21, 2015

Music at East 20 East 20 Pizza employee and opera singer Roberto Salinas Elizastequi will be joined by pianist Jonathan Ewan Soler to entertain diners at the restaurant on Saturday (Oct. 24) beginning at 6 p.m. Both performers are Cuban nationals. For more information, call 996-3996. Confluence’s annual party Confluence Gallery’s annual membership party will...
The Diabolical Elixir — the devil is in the details

The Diabolical Elixir — the devil is in the details

The ambience and vocabulary may be more than 100 years old, but the basic themes of 19th-century melodramas — sensationalism and sentimentality — will be quite familiar to 21st-century audiences when The Merc Playhouse presents The Diabolical Elixir, or Choose Your Poison beginning Friday (Oct. 23)
Confluence names artist in residence

Confluence names artist in residence

Seattle artist Perri Howard has been selected as the artist in residence at Confluence Gallery in Twisp through December. Howard will present works created during her residency at an exhibit on Jan. 8, 2016. Howard’s resume includes shows and awards, as well as public art commissions, residencies and artist presentations around the world. She received...
The Merc Playhouse announces its 2015-16 lineup

The Merc Playhouse announces its 2015-16 lineup

The Merc Playhouse in Twisp has announced its 2015 – 16 schedule of productions, which begins with the live radio-show style gothic melodrama The Diabolical Elixir, or Choose your Poison, which opens Oct. 23 and continues through Oct. 31. The production is directed by Ki Gottberg, The Merc’s artistic director. The holiday season show will be a...
Arts briefs: October 14, 2015

Arts briefs: October 14, 2015

Argentinean dance company coming Combinado Argentino de Danza, a contemporary dance company based in Buenos Aires, will perform on Oct. 30 at the Winthrop Barn. Formed by dancers, musicians, a DJ, beat boxer, and percussionist, the company’s members combine diverse genres including contemporary, hip-hop, and traditional Argentinean folkloric dance under the direction of Andrea Servera....
Confluence Gallery exhibit explores cultural traditions through mythology

Confluence Gallery exhibit explores cultural traditions through mythology

By Ann McCreary Throughout human history, artists have been inspired to depict the legends and characters contained in mythology. A new exhibit opening Saturday (Oct. 10) at Confluence Gallery, titled “Mythology,” continues that tradition, asking artists to respond through their art to the concept of mythology and the fundamental mysteries of life that myths explore....
Arts briefs: October 7, 2015

Arts briefs: October 7, 2015

Sun Mountain hosts Jeff Lowe documentary Metanoia, an award-winning documentary chronicling the climbing career, chaotic personal life, and heroic ALS battle of mountaineering legend Jeff Lowe, will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday (Oct. 9) at Sun Mountain Lodge in conjunction with EASE Cancer. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students, at www.brownpapertickets.com...
Peruvian beat at the Barn

Peruvian beat at the Barn

Cumbia is the most widespread music in South America, with intriguing variations in almost every country on the continent. Now Cumbia’s infectiously danceable beat and appealing melodic lines have come as far north as the Methow Valley, in a concert by the Cumbia All Stars on Friday (Oct. 9) at 7 p.m. at the Winthrop...