TwispWorks plans fundraiser dinner

“A Cultivated Evening,” a dinner at TwispWorks, is planned next month.

First Tuesday event focuses on bluebirds

“Bluebird Man,” a Methow Conservancy First Tuesday program, will be offered at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Merc Playhouse, 101 S. Glover St.

Artist to Artist event set for Twisp

An Artist to Artist event will be from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the studios of Joanne Marracci and Vern White (VBlast), 451 Balky Hill Road.

Confluence offers life drawing class

Confluence Gallery and Art Center, 104 N. Glover St., will host a life drawing class from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 21 to Nov. 15.

Portrait drawing class offered

A class in experimental portrait drawing, taught by artist in residence Tess Jenkins, will be from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 6 at Confluence Gallery and Art Center, 104 N. Glover St.

Banjo player comes to Winthrop

Methow Arts will present Jayme Stone’s Folklife at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Barn, 51 Highway 20.

CENTER STAGE: Rodriguez headlines Manson casino

Although the month of August is almost over, there’s still plenty of entertaining events to take in. Saturday night brings country music icon Johnny Rodriguez to Deep Water Amphitheater in Manson.

CENTER STAGE: Kenny Rogers brings great performance

It’s often said that things only get better with age. Nothing could be truer than when it comes to Kenny Rogers.

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Jack Black returns to Tonasket

It’s not everyday you see a Hollywood celebrity in Okanogan County. But some local residents were treated with a visit from Jack Black earlier this week.

CENTER STAGE: Month brings plenty of music

How can it be August already? It seems like it was not that long ago that we were shoveling snow, trying to keep the pipes from freezing and keeping the woodstove blazing.

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CENTER STAGE: Vincent talks about success of new album

‘There is a definite need for traditional country music’

Saturday I traveled to the 41st annual Darrington Bluegrass Festival in Snohomish County. Even though it’s a two-hour drive west of Winthrop, it was well worth the travel. Being a musician and supporter of the arts, I figured it was finally time to see the “Bluegrass Capital of the Northwest.”

Cultural tradition topic of meeting Saturday in Okanogan

Okanogan and Omak-area residents are invited to learn about and discuss cultural traditions in the city and statewide at a community meeting at the Okanogan PUD meeting room at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20.

Diverse music styles on tap for International Concert Series

The State Parks and Recreation Commission’s Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program invites the public to the annual Peace Arch International Concert Series at Peace Arch Historical State Park on the U.S.-Canadian border in Whatcom county.

CENTER STAGE: Famous musicians come to region

Queen of bluegrass comes to Darrington

Not very often will you find a “big-named” act coming to the region. And it’s especially not that often that you will have an opportunity to see a celebrity literally up-close and personal.

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Wauconda Hall hops into next century

Organizers of the Wauconda Community Hall Association’s 12th annual Sock Hop are calling the event a success.