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ARTS
The Vampire radio drama returns to The Merc Playhouse

The Vampire radio drama returns to The Merc Playhouse

Back by popular demand, Madcap Melodrama will present The Vampire, or The Bride of the Isles, a wacky interpretation of a 19th-century melodrama, at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp this weekend. An experienced cast of Seattle-based voice-over actors will perform in a radio drama-style production complete with an array of sound effects on Friday (Sept. 5)...
The Merc launches search for new executive director

The Merc launches search for new executive director

The Merc Playhouse in Twisp has launched a search to replace Managing Director Jane Hubrig, who is leaving the role after six years as the theater’s day-to-day operations manager. Merc board president Sue Gottula said it’s a high priority to find a local person to fill the job, which has the new title of executive...
OVOC’s fall rehearsals begin next week

OVOC’s fall rehearsals begin next week

Rehearsals for the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus (OVOC) fall season begin next week. Both groups will rehearse on Tuesday (Sept. 2) at the Omak High School band and music rooms. The orchestra will begin at 6:30 p.m. under the direction of Don Pearce and the chorus will begin at 7:15 p.m. under the direction...
Mementos of the past run through current gallery exhibit

Mementos of the past run through current gallery exhibit

By Laurelle Walsh

The work of three member-artists of the Winthrop Gallery cooperative are on display in a show titled “Inside and Outside” beginning this week and running through Sept. 29. An artists’ reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday (Aug. 23) from 5-7 p.m., with …

Celestial Cinema offers three nights of film under the stars in Winthrop

Celestial Cinema offers three nights of film under the stars in Winthrop

By Laurelle Walsh

The third annual Celestial Cinema presents three evenings of films under the stars on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Aug. 21 – 23) at Spring Creek Ranch in Winthrop.
Hosted by local screenwriter and film buff Sarah Berns, this year’s selections include Babe on Thursday, Grease on Friday, and Frozen on Saturday....

Concert will benefit Carlton Complex Fire victims

Concert will benefit Carlton Complex Fire victims

Too Slim & the Taildraggers, Greg Hardy and Fred Cooley, and Honey and the Killer Beez will headline a “Blues for the Burn” benefit concert on Aug. 29 at the Winthrop Barn beginning at 7 p.m. The suggested donation is $20. All proceeds will be used to help victims of the Carlton Complex Fire, through...
Winthrop hosts MountainFilm on Tour on Saturday

Winthrop hosts MountainFilm on Tour on Saturday

By Laurelle Walsh MountainFilm on Tour, select films from the 2014 Telluride MountainFilm Festival, travels to Winthrop for a showing in Mack Lloyd Park on Saturday (Aug. 23). The gate opens at 7 p.m.; the films start at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the event or online at squareup.com/market/north-cascades-mtn-hostel,  $15 for adults, $10...
Arts briefs: August 20, 2014

Arts briefs: August 20, 2014

Blues at the pub Anni Piper, described as Australia’s “First Lady of Blues,” will appear Saturday (Aug. 23) at the Twisp River Pub. The show begins at 9 p.m. and there is a $5 cover charge. For more information, call 997-6822. a Love, Big Bad Gina share stage Local favorite Laura Love will be joined...
Contest offers prizes, production for local playwrights

Contest offers prizes, production for local playwrights

By Laurelle Walsh Methow Valley Theater is sponsoring a play-writing contest called “Pen the Play,” complete with prizes and the chance for one or two talented winners to get a self-penned play produced in the Methow Valley. Local playwrights from Okanogan and Chelan counties have until May 1, 2015, to develop and submit their script....
Arts briefs: Aug. 13, 2014

Arts briefs: Aug. 13, 2014

This week: Celestial Cinema screens three films starting Aug. 21, MountainFilm on Tour coming to Winthrop Aug. 23, and Meet artists at Winthrop Gallery Aug. 23.