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

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

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, towertheatre.org. 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

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

‘Black Panther’

Bound to be one of the best movies of 2018

Believe the hype: “Black Panther” is easily Marvel’s best film to date. This exhilarating, beautiful … 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

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

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

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

Restaurant review: Nam Tok Kitchen

Thai cuisine with a Laotian influence

Regional variations are common in national diets. Chinese and Indian cuisines, to name but two, … Read more

Marty Grimes brings ‘Cold Pizza’ to Bend

Rapper headlines Domino Room for first time

At this point, Berkeley, California, rapper Marty Grimes is still probably best known for his … Read more

Q&A with singer Deke Sharon

Who: Singer, arranger and producer Deke Sharon is, by and large, the creator of contemporary … 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

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Rebelution to play Bend

Shows announced for Athletic Club’s summer concert season

The Athletic Club of Bend will get a little dead and a lot irie in … Read more

Solillaquists of Sound to engage Bend audience

Conscious hip-hop group closes Oregon tour at Domino Room

It’s not easy to be a passive fan of Solillaquists of Sound. Since its formation … Read more

Operaganza sales end Thursday

OperaBend gala includes dinner, wine and song

Operaganza — You’d better hurry if you want to purchase tickets to OperaBend’s Operaganza. Slated … Read more

Valentine’s Day chamber concert

Trio to perform works by Brahms, Schumann

Valentine’s Day concert — High Desert Chamber Music has planned a romantic concert for 8 … Read more

Lamb’s sax chops on menu

Sunriver Music Festival hosts 10th annual Valentine’s Dinner

Valentine’s Dinner in Sunriver — Sunriver Music Festival will hold its 10th annual Valentine’s Dinner … Read more

Recommended reading from Deschutes Public Library

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Room Love: 50 DIY Projects to Design Your Space” by Heather Wutschke It’s … Read more

Central Oregon authors among Oregon Book Awards finalists

Gary Leiser and Mike Lankford recognized for nonfiction writing

Two Central Oregonians finalists for 2018 Oregon Book Awards — Mike Lankford of Bend and … Read more

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