¡Chiringa! leads hurricane benefit for Puerto Rico

Local Latin dance band to celebrate island’s culture

Shireen Amini has long used her music to bring Puerto Rican and Latin culture to … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Dec. 7 — The California Honeydrops (soul/roots), Domino Room, Bend, bendticket.com. Dec. 7 — Lee … Read more

Blizzard of shows announced in Central Oregon

4 Peaks holiday sale, Sisters Folk Festival winter series and more

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for show announcements in Central Oregon. Take a … Read more

Lee DeWyze to play Astro Lounge

‘American Idol’ brings new songs to Bend

Lee DeWyze was making a name for himself in the Chicago area long before “American … Read more

Ben Sollee plays (and bikes) in Bend

Cellist, songwriter brings new band to Volcanic Theatre Pub

About two years ago, Kentucky singer-songwriter and cello virtuoso Ben Sollee was supposed to play … Read more

California Honeydrops get soulful at Domino Room

Band brings horn-heavy sound to Bend

Over the last decade, The California Honeydrops went from busking in subway stations in Oakland, … Read more

Michale Graves digs up bones in Bend

Former Misfits frontman brings horror punk to Domino Room

It’s a little jarring to hear the former frontman of the Misfits compare himself to … Read more

Vote for Where to GO! in Central Oregon

It’s time to vote. The nominations are in for Where to GO! in Central Oregon. … Read more

Anatomy of a Song: Ella Rider, ‘Land of Hope’

Artist: Ella Rider Featured song: “Land of Hope” Upcoming shows: • Riderbymyside at The Lot, … Read more

Exhibits in Central Oregon art galleries this week

Artists’ Gallery Sunriver: Featuring the works of 30 local artists; 57100 Beaver Drive, Building 19, … Read more

Featured Artist: Painter Dee McBrien-Lee

Who: Dee McBrien-Lee’s painting are on display at Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery through … Read more

Handbells ring at Tower Theatre

World-traveling ensemble visits Bend

Sonos Handbell Ensemble — The Berkeley, California-based Sonos Handbell Ensemble, which over the past 26 … Read more

Mastersingers perform at the Tower

Concert includes Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ and other works

Mastersingers present “Gloria” — Central Oregon Mastersingers will perform Christmas-themed works at 7:30 p.m. Saturday … Read more

Q&A with cellist Peter Wiley

Acclaimed musician to perform, lead master class

Who: Grammy-nominated cellist Peter Wiley, of the Guarneri Quartet, will perform with pianist and Steinway … Read more

Happy hour specials

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

This week’s cheap eats

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

French Market reopens with new chefs, menu

New chefs and menu — The French Market reopened on Wednesday, after a week’s closure, … Read more

‘The Disaster Artist’

James Franco shows his talent on both sides of the camera

James Franco is the right guy to make a movie about one of the worst … Read more

Movie times for the week of Dec. 7-13

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

On local screens the week of Dec. 7-13

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

Out of town events

Events close to Central Oregon

Concerts Dec. 7 — The Killers / Franz Ferdinand, Theater of the Clouds, Portland; ticketmaster.com. … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 12/7 Song Writers’ Open Mic: Songwriters are encouraged to play their original material; 6-8 … Read more

Have ‘A P.C. Xmas’ in Bend

Playwright Clinton K. Clark riffs on the classics

About a year and a half ago, around the time Bend actor and playwright Clinton … Read more

‘A Christmas Carol’ lands at Cascades Theatre

‘There’s always something new to find in it,’ says director Kelley Ryan

You might think you’ve seen the complete mining of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” the … Read more

Songs of the season in Central Oregon

Take in some holiday shows in Bend

Tower Theatre Executive Director Ray Solley has noticed other historic theaters around the country struggling … Read more

Restaurant review: Mazatlán

Mexican restaurant shows substantial improvement

There are five associated Mazatlán Mexican restaurants in Central Oregon — two in Redmond and … Read more

Merry Times at Maryhill

Family-owned Columbia Gorge winery produces prodigiously

A typical Willamette Valley winery produces a handful of wines — a couple of pinot … Read more

The English Beat is back in Bend

British ska band returns to Domino Room

Dave Wakeling and The English Beat aren’t “saving it for later.” The reunited 2 Tone … Read more

Jeff Austin Band plays Volcanic

Former Yonder Mountain mandolinist brings solo group to Bend

After more than 15 years, Yonder Mountain String Band co-founder and mandolinist Jeff Austin left … Read more

Saymyname plays free show at The Capitol

Electronic artist brings hardtrap style to Bend

As fans and artists increasingly have access to anything they could ever want to hear, … Read more

World’s Finest returns to Central Oregon

Portland band plays album-release show at Domino Room

It makes sense that World’s Finest formed in Portland. Even for a newgrass band — … Read more

Review roundup: Cloverdayle, 4DUB drop new music

Country duo releases uplifting single; rap crew celebrates Raiders

Cloverdayle, “Scars” Self-released single Former Oregon country duo Cloverdayle will be back at Volcanic Theatre … Read more

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