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Teen talent hits the stage

Nashville Country Star auditions set for Sunday

Aspiring teen country music singers across the state will have one last opportunity to qualify for a shot at winning $1,500.

CENTER STAGE: New Year's Eve promises great music

The gifts have been cleared from under the Christmas tree, and yes, my tree did survive the wrath of my Siamese cat, but I can’t believe 2015 is almost over. Where does the time go?

CENTER STAGE: Week brings time for holiday music

What do you think of all this white stuff outside? It looks like we may have a white Christmas after all. Since I began working for the newspaper almost two years ago, it seems as though my free time has become nearly obsolete.

CENTER STAGE: Rain leaves time for top holiday movies

Due to the wet, rainy weather recently experienced in the Okanogan Valley, I’ve caught several favorite Christmas movies on television.

CENTER STAGE: Musical history remembered

Can you believe Tuesday marked the 35th anniversary of the death of John Lennon? For those not familiar with Lennon, he was most notably known for being the co-founder of the popular ’60s rock band, The Beatles.

CENTER STAGE: Month brings musical treats

I absolutely love the month of December.The snow on the ground, family in town and lazy evenings around the fireplace.

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Community play benefits center

Local cast of 25 auditioned amidst wildfire smoke

A live production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is planned Dec. 10-13 at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.

CENTER STAGE: Musical, dancing opportunities abound

There was sure a busy weekend of dancing last Friday and Saturday in the Okanogan. Friday night I attended the 10th annual Jammin’ Against Hunger at the Okanogan Grange.

CENTER STAGE: Time for holiday music, indoor entertainment

Brrr! It’s cold outside. Which begs the question, is it too early to start listing to Christmas music?

CENTER STAGE: Northing to do? Really?

It drives me crazy when I hear people say, “There’s nothing to do around here.”

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Students stage ‘Cinderella’

The Omak High School Pioneer Players drama club will stage a musical production of “Cinderella” Nov. 13-14 and Nov. 20-21.

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GuitarFest arrives in Twisp

Guitar music takes the forefront this weekend during GuitarFest.

CENTER STAGE: Wildfires provide musical inspiration

Wasn’t the rain last week much appreciated? As I stood at my kitchen window Thursday morning, sipping on a cup of coffee, I watched the rain fall over the McLaughlin Canyon area and thought to myself things should green up just before the snow falls.

CENTER STAGE: More big-name acts would be welcome

I’m pretty much a homebody when it comes to my weekends. But my wife and I went to the big city (Omak) Saturday night and attended a concert at the Omak Performing Arts Center.

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McKinney reigns in Omak

Country music reigned Saturday night as a Country Music Television artist brought his band to the Omak Performing Arts Center.