Author Colson Whitehead to speak in Bend

Pulitzer and National Book Award winner headlines Author! Author! event

If you ever thought the Underground Railroad for escaping slaves in the pre-Civil War era … Read more

No paradise — gangsta or Amish — without Coolio-‘Weird Al’ collaboration

After 22 years, it’s time to settle the beef in song

As far as hip-hop beefs go, Coolio vs. “Weird Al” Yankovic was, well, one of … Read more

Restaurant review: the Sandbagger Saloon and Dinner House

Dining at Crooked River Ranch

Crooked River Ranch isn’t a place you’d pass through driving from here to there. You’ve … Read more

Make a date with a Blonde Bombshell

Revisiting the lighter beer from Cascade Lakes Brewing in Bend

With all the fanfare that surrounds new and unusual beer releases, it’s easy to overlook … Read more

Q&A with musician Miguel de Alonso

Artist to gather with others at Saturday’s Peña Cultural in Bend

Who: Miguel de Alonso of Bend is an artist and musician from Mexico whose musical … Read more

Matisyahu brings band back home to Bend

Singer, rapper to play WinterFest pre-party

If Coolio, Larry and His Flask, Hell’s Belles and all the rest playing the Oregon … Read more

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers back at Belfry

Blues-rockers support new album in Sisters

California blues/rock/soul guitar slinger Tommy Castro will bring his four piece band, The Painkillers, back … Read more

Tower takes listeners around the world

Shows include Jesse Cook, Montreal Guitar Trio, M5 Mexican Brass

Take a trip around the world in song at the Tower Theatre this week with … Read more

Volcanic Theatre Pub turns 5

Busy venue celebrates with shows, screenings, readings

The always-busy Volcanic Theatre Pub celebrates its five-year anniversary starting Monday and continuing through the … Read more

Review: Corner Gospel Explosion gets dark on new EP

Local duo drops first part of religious-themed concept album

Corner Gospel Explosion dropped its four-song “Before They Drag Me to Hell” EP last week, … Read more

Dine with Central Oregon Symphony

Hear excerpts from new work honoring Malheur Wildlife Refuge

“Everything Oregon” — Central Oregon Symphony Maestro Michael Gesme will serve as emcee at “Everything … Read more

Cancer benefit for Moon Mountain’s Jenny Wasson

Tone Red heads up fundraiser at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Anyone who pays attention to our local music scene knows the generosity of its artists. … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Feb. 15 — Jesse Cook (nuevo flamenco singer-songwriter), Tower Theatre, Bend, Feb. 15 — … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 2/15 Onward, Etc.: A performance by the folk/Americana artist; 6-8 p.m.; free; The Lot, … Read more

Exhibits in Central Oregon art galleries this week

Art Adventure Gallery: Featuring photography by Ronald Williams; through February ; 185 SE Fifth St., … Read more

This week’s cheap eats

Find deals on meals at restaurants throughout Central Oregon. … Read more

Happy hour specials

Drinks and nibbles that are easy on your wallet … Read more

Central Oregon eateries, at a glance

Food critic John Gottberg Anderson’s reviews of Central Oregon eateries, at a glance … Read more

Small bite

More news from Central Oregon’s dining scene

No more burgers — The Bend Burger Company closed its original Franklin Avenue restaurant in … Read more

On local screens the week of Feb. 15-21

Synopses and short reviews of films showing now (or soon) on Central Oregon screens

Details of special screenings and mini-reviews of movies playing now (or soon) on Central Oregon … Read more

Movie times for the week of Feb. 15-21

A full week of movie times for screens in Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Madras and Prineville. … Read more

Steve Miller, Peter Frampton to show Bend the way

Classic rockers return to Les Schwab Amphitheater in August

Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton will once again come alive at Les Schwab Amphitheater … Read more

‘2 Dope Queens’ offers informal laughs

Comedy-wise, we are in the Age of the Podcast, of the hangout — group activities … Read more

Entertainment news in brief

‘Today’ show got by on honesty, hosts say NEW YORK — The “Today” show’s Hoda … Read more

A camp misadventure haunts women for the rest of their lives

In the early pages of Seattle author Kim Fu’s haunting second novel, “The Lost Girls … Read more

A damaged family braves the last frontier

“The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s. 440 pages, $28.99) Kristin Hannah’s new novel … Read more


Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Feb. 4, compiled from data … Read more

Thousands voted in the 2018 Where to GO! survey

Central Oregonians told GO! Magazine their top picks in 65 categories

GO! Magazine’s survey of Where to GO! in Central Oregon brought an enthusiastic response in … Read more

On local screens the week of Feb. 8

Details of special screenings and mini-reviews of movies playing now (or soon) on Central Oregon … Read more

‘Love Letters’ delivers in Bend

Short run of romance corresponds with Valentine’s Day

“My father says everyone should write letters … it’s a dying art,” writes Andy to … Read more

We Banjo 3 brings celtgrass to Sisters

Band plays folk festival series after last year’s cancellation

The members of We Banjo 3 often call their band’s music “celtgrass.” The term seems … Read more

‘Lion King Jr.’ opens in Bend

BEAT production stars 45 young actors

‘Lion King Jr.’ — BEAT Children’s Theatre brings the African savanna to life on the … Read more

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