Liberty Bell High School sophomore Cymone Van Marter took first place in the Methow Valley School District’s seventh annual Poetry Out Loud competition at The Merc Playhouse last Wednesday (Dec. 12).
“A Seussified Christmas Carol,” a mash-up of Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas story, with Dr. Seuss-style characters thrown in, opens this week at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The first performance is Friday (Dec. 7) and the play continues through Dec. 16, with shows Thursdays – Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Doors open 30 […]
The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival has named Michael Kamansky to its board of directors. He has been a volunteer at the festival for three concert seasons and offers a deep background in technology and management consulting, according to a festival press release. Kamansky has lived in the valley since 2016. He works at the […]
The holiday season will literally come alive when the Okanogan Valley Orchestra & Chorus (OVOC) present “Winter Magic Returns ” on Saturday (Dec. 8). The orchestra will play the score for a screening of the delightful animated film “The Bear,” which chronicles a young girl’s friendship with a polar bear. The girl and the bear […]
Cascadia’s annual holiday concerts, a longstanding Methow Valley tradition, bring the community two evenings of music by The Cascadia Chorale and the Pipestone Orchestra on Dec. 11 and 12 at the Methow Valley Community Center.
This year’s performances offer “lots of familiar and fun” music, with a focus on music written during the 1900s, said Dana Stromberger, who directs the Cascadia Chorale. “The program is almost exclusively music written in the 20th century,” she said. “It was a fun concept to work with.”
If you’ve attended one of the Poetry Out Loud competitions at The Merc Playhouse over the past six years, you’re probably aware that the performances take some preparation.
After all, these are teens reciting complex and sometimes long poems, from memory, in public. Not only are the students’ memorization skills on trial, but their confidence, projection and poise are as well.
Ebenezer Scrooge once again sleepwalks through time in a seasonal play that transforms a well-known tale with wacky and whimsical twists, beginning next week at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp.
“A Seussified Christmas Carol” is a mash-up of Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas story, with Dr. Seuss-style characters thrown in. The play reinvents the classic story of Scrooge and the visitation by ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, all done in rhymed couplets.
Liberty Bell High School’s Poetry Out Loud competition returns for the seventh year on Dec. 12 at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The free event begins at 6 p.m. As in the past, the competition will feature about a dozen students from Liberty Bell and the Independent Learning Center, who will advance to the Dec. […]
In the Methow Valley, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Christmas — that is, Winthrop’s annual seasonal kickoff, Christmas at the End of the Road.
With just a few changes, the two-day celebration will once again offer a downtown-centric variety of family-friendly activities. Walking will get you to any of them, but there’s also the option of a horse-drawn carriage.
Art inspired by the season and created for holiday gift-giving will be on display at Confluence Gallery in Twisp and at the Winthrop Gallery.
The artists of the Winthrop Gallery cooperative have created a diverse selection of gifts for “The Call of Winter,” the gallery’s annual holiday gift show, which opens Wednesday (Nov. 14) and continues through Jan. 7 at the gallery on Riverside Avenue in downtown Winthrop.