Bend store Music Makers closes after 15 years

Instrument store, one of five in town, specialized in high-end acoustics

And then there were four. Music Makers, Bend’s primary purveyor of high-end acoustic instruments such … Read more

‘Magnificat’ rejoices at the Tower

Mastersingers will also perform carols, singalongs

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, as the song goes, and that’s … Read more

Q&A with comedian Cody Parr

Stand-up comic sits down for Dec. 21 “Die Hard” reading

Who: Stand-up comedian Cody Parr will portray John McClane in a staged live reading of … Read more

Volcanic acting, directing workshop

Theater pub owner to lead masterclass ‘Character & Conflict’

“Character & Conflict” workshop — Bend actor, director and filmmaker Derek Sitter will lead “Character … Read more

Starry Nights returns to Sisters with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt

More shows announced: Wynonna Judd, Umphrey’s McGee

Looking for stocking stuffers for music fans? Check out these recent Central Oregon show announcements: … Read more

Down North plays Winter Blues Ball in Sisters

Belfry show will benefit Heart of Oregon Corps, Habitat for Humanity

The Sisters Rhythm & Brews Festival — The two-day, blues-oriented music festival launched in August … Read more

Grab-and-Go Gift Sale

Bright Place Gallery to hold convenient one-night sale

Grab-and-Go Gift Show — If you’re still looking for something handmade and aesthetically pleasing for … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

Dec. 13 — Logan Mize, Keeland Donovan (country), Volcanic Theatre Pub, Bend, Dec. 13 … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 12/13 Cascade Horizon Band Holiday Concert: The 60-member concert band will perform holiday favorites; … Read more

Anatomy of a Song: Shonna Lyn, ‘First Light’

Artist: Shonna Lyn Featured song: “First Light” Pianist and songwriter Shonna Lyn Cunningham, who performs … Read more

Featured artist: painter Jill Neal

Who: Painter Jill Neal’s works are on display in her gallery, the Jill Neal Gallery … Read more

This week’s cheap eats

Where to get good eats for the week

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

Gallery openings and exhibits in Central Oregon

Art Adventure Gallery: Featuring works by John Scheideman, Sharon Bean, Pat Dinsmoor and Edward Heath; … Read more

Happy hour specials

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

SMALL BITE: New restaurant in Old Mill District

More news from Central Oregon’s food scene

New this winter — The Boxwood Kitchen & Supper Club is completing work on a … Read more

Movie times for the week of Dec. 13-19

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

Cai Emmons to discuss her atmospheric new novel in Sunriver

In ‘Weather Woman’ a woman discovers she can control the weather

Eugene writer and 2003 Oregon Book Award winner Cai Emmons has been fascinated by weather … Read more

Bend musicians unite for Camp Fire relief

Volcanic Theatre Pub to host fundraiser

The Central Oregon music community will come together Friday at Volcanic Theatre Pub to help … Read more

The Drunken Hearts to play Apres Ski Bash

Colorado roots band returns to Bend

The Drunken Hearts have been on a roll since 2014, and the band is rolling … Read more

Red Fang to take a bite out of Bend

Portland hard rockers to perform at Domino Room

Metalheads (and rock ’n’ roll fans in general), rejoice: Red Fang is finally coming to … Read more

Tracorum brings classic rock to Volcanic

San Francisco quartet returns to Bend

San Francisco’s Tracorum, like most modern bands, draws from a wide array of influences: Southern … Read more

Restaurant review: Maverick’s Country Bar & Grill

Restaurant offers food, drink and dancing in northeast Bend

If you’re a fan of country music artists like Blake Shelton, Tracy Lawrence and Lady … Read more


Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, Dec. 1, compiled from data … Read more

Scott Oliphant explores sound with ‘The Color Study’

Local engineer releases indie-rock influenced debut

Since relocating to Bend from Austin, Texas, in 2013, engineer and multiinstrumentalist Scott Oliphant has … Read more

Devon Allman, Duane Betts share Tower stage

Next-generation Allmans bring new music to Bend

Devon Allman, Duane Betts and Berry Oakley Jr. talked about playing in a band together … Read more

California Honeydrops return to Central Oregon

Band brings old-school soul party to The Belfry

To mangle an old saying, you can’t take the buskers out of The California Honeydrops. … Read more

Q&A with actor Tyson Gerig-Whelchel

Sunriver local stars in ‘I’ll be Next Door for Christmas’

Who: Tyson Gerig-Whelchel is a 13-year-old actor of Sunriver. Tyson plays Rudy in the new … Read more

Pine Meadow Ranch to host more residencies

Pine Meadow Ranch residencies — For its new residency program, Pine Meadow Ranch in Sisters … Read more

First Friday Gallery Walk returns

Here are a few highlights from the December event

First Friday Gallery Walk — First Friday returns for its final 2018 installment this week. … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

Dec. 7 — John Craigie (folk-rock singer-songwriter), with Ben Morrison (of The Brothers Comatose), Domino … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 12/6 Da Chara Duo: The local Celtic duo will perform; 6-7:30 p.m.; free; Va … Read more

Gallery openings and exhibits in Central Oregon

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

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