CENTER STAGE: Locals appear on small screen

Last week’s snow storm was sure nice. Aside from the constant shoveling, slower traffic and increased burden, when the day’s work is done, it is nice to sit down with a hot cup of tea and watch the snowflakes fall.

Poetry Out Loud competition is Jan. 18

The 10th annual Okanogan High School Poetry Out Loud competition will be Jan. 18 in the school cafetorium, 255 S. Fifth Ave.

Liberty Bell students stage 'Rock 'n' Roll'

Liberty Bell High School drama students will present “Rock ‘n’ Roll” on Jan. 25-28.

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Human emotion focus of Confluence Gallery exhibit

Pathognomy, the study of passion and emotions, inspires oil painter Robin Nelson Wicks.

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Houston Food Bank pens thank you letter

The Houston Food Bank penned a thank you letter to local musicians following a benefit fundraiser concert for Hurricane Harvey victims.

CENTER STAGE: Plenty of music on tap in 2018

Well, here we are in 2018. Where the heck did last year go? Last week I started looking for upcoming big-named acts scheduled to perform around the region in the coming months.

CENTER STAGE: Remembering those lost in 2017

Here’s to 2017. In a matter of hours fireworks will burst, confetti will fly, and glasses of champagne will chime. But among the libations and celebration cheer, for some the New Year will bring a different feeling.

'Ada's Violin' slated for Oroville, Tonasket performances

Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle will perform “Ada’s Violin,” the true story about the Recycled Orchestra from Paraguay, at the Oroville and Tonasket libraries on Friday, Dec. 29.

CENTER STAGE: Looking back at the 2017 entertainment scene

The gifts have been cleared from under the Christmas tree and 2017 is quickly coming to a close.

CENTER STAGE: Hard to find holiday spirit with no snow

It seems there are two types of people you will encounter around Christmas time: Those who begin shopping throughout the year for Christmas gifts, and those who scramble to buy gifts to put under the tree a week or so before the big day.

Tribes host 'United by Water' screening

The Colville Confederated Tribes and the Upper Columbian United Tribes will co-host the screening of a new film, “United by Water,” at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 10 in the Lucy F. Covington Government Center.

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Local fans wait for 'The Last Jedi'

Not even cold weather could keep local “Star Wars” fans from lining up at the Omak Theater Thursday morning in anticipation of an advanced screening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The film will be shown at 7 p.m. tonight at 108 N. Main St.

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CENTER STAGE: OVOC brings great performance

Saturday brought a stellar show to the Omak Performing Arts Center as the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus hosted its annual holiday concert. Never before have I been more impressed with this fine group of musicians as I was with their latest performance.

Omak hosts full day of Christmas activities

A full day of Christmas-related activities is planned Saturday, Dec. 9, starting with the annual Jingle Bell Jog.

CENTER STAGE: Holiday events on tap Saturday

Christmas is right around the corner. Earlier this week, while driving to the office, I noticed only a few houses along my way with beautiful colored lights on them. Which begs the question, why are so few people decorating this year?