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Waichler wins Poetry Out Loud competition

Waichler wins Poetry Out Loud competition

Claire Waichler, who finished a close second in last year’s Poetry Out Loud competition for Liberty Bell High School students, took first place in the third annual local contest held at The Merc Playhouse on Dec. 17. Second place went to Rowan Post, while Amelia Eberline took third place among the 12 students who each...

Arts briefs: Dec. 24, 2014

Brady in concert at The Merc Local pianist Michael Brady will present “Readings from the Book of Chopin” in a free concert at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp on Jan. 3 at 2:30 p.m. Brady will perform a nocturne and two scherzos by Chopin, Ravel’s Jeux d’Eau, and Prokofiev’s fourth piano sonata. Between the pieces...
Winterfest celebrates the season at TwispWorks

Winterfest celebrates the season at TwispWorks

**Editor’s note: This story has been changed from the one that appeared in the Dec. 24 Methow Valley News to reflect the fact that the fireworks show is not taking place Hot Club Sandwich, a six-man group that combines gypsy jazz, classic Latin American, old-world European and a bit of West Coast twang in a...
Hot times at Winterfest celebration

Hot times at Winterfest celebration

The third annual Winterfest, the seasonal celebration hosted by TwispWorks, will take place on Dec. 27 from 4 – 10 p.m. Winterfest will feature live music, food, drinks, and activities for all ages. The musical lineup includes Seattle-based gypsy-jazz string band Hot Club Sandwich, a six-man group that combines classic Latin American, old-world European and a bit...
Arts briefs: Dec. 17, 2014

Arts briefs: Dec. 17, 2014

This week: Community School holiday show and Violin recital Sunday
Johnson named interim executive director of chamber music festival

Johnson named interim executive director of chamber music festival

By Don Nelson

Liz Johnson has been named interim executive director of the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, which will return with a full schedule next year after being cancelled in 2014 because of the summer’s fires. “We’re going to come back full force,” Johnson said.

Arts briefs: Dec. 3, 2014

Arts briefs: Dec. 3, 2014

This week: Art in abundance, Winter exhibit at Sun Mountain gallery, Kids’ art party, Intimate show at Spartan Art Project, and Methow Out my Window available
OVOC holiday concert will have seasonal theme

OVOC holiday concert will have seasonal theme

Hear well-loved carols and ballet music lively enough to warm your toes at the Okanogan Valley Orchestra & Chorus’ holiday concert on Sunday (Dec. 7). The chorus will present a selection of seasonal music including Handel’s “Praise the Lord” and an arrangement of popular seasonal tunes called “Bells of Joy.” Because the concert falls on...
‘Winter Wonder’ reveals more than one side of the holidays

‘Winter Wonder’ reveals more than one side of the holidays

By Laurelle Walsh

The Merc Playhouse’s holiday show, “Winter Wonder,” opens this weekend with an evening of poetry, dance, stories and songs all about the season. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday …

Arts briefs: Nov. 26, 2014

Arts briefs: Nov. 26, 2014

This week: ‘Winter Wonder’ coming to The Merc, Messiah sing-along, and Yuletide variety show