George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic return to Bend

Funk forefather will bring farewell tour to Oregon Spirit Distillers

George Clinton will play Bend one last time this summer. The funk founding father will … Read more

Restaurant review: Cracker Barrel

New location in Bend clings to its corporate model

The setting: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, a restaurant just off U.S. Highway 97 at … Read more

The Offspring, Millencolin announce Bend shows

Plus new music series at Humm, Riff; 4 Peaks ticket prices increase

Some highlights from another busy week in music news: • Pop-punk will invade the Midtown complex … Read more

James Otto, Floater lead Bend Summer Fest lineup

Downtown event will feature live music on two stages

Portland alt-rock group Floater and country singer-songwriter James Otto will headline this year’s Bend Summer … Read more

National best-sellers for week ending April 13

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, April 13, compiled from data … Read more

Cascades Theatrical announces season

Bend theater’s 41st season features comedy, drama and more

CTC’s 41st season — Cascades Theatrical Company has announced its 41st season, which kicks off … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

April 24 — The Cutmen (jazz/funk/soul), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. April 24 … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 4/18 Jeshua Marshall: The local singer-songwriter will perform; 5 p.m.; free; Humm Kombucha, 1125 … Read more

Gallery openings and exhibits in Central Oregon

Art Adventure Gallery: “Explorations: Discoveries,” featuring bronze and oil art by Donald J. Stastny; 185 … Read more

Featured artist: painter Eric G. Thompson

Who: Painter Eric G. Thompson’s exhibition “Americana” is on display at the Mockingbird Gallery through … 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

On local screens the week of April 18-24

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 April 18-24

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

Central Oregon Dance Showcase returns

U’Hane Hawaii among groups to perform at Tower Theatre

You don’t have to fly to Hawaii to catch a hula dance performance or buy … Read more

Central Oregon Guitar & Gear Swap returns

Sunday Guitars, Flip Flop Sounds team for instrument sale

Musicians, time to gear up: The Central Oregon Guitar & Gear Swap will return to … Read more

Hot Buttered Rum returns to Bend

Quintet brings bluegrass, country, jams to Volcanic

After splitting up the various ingredients in its musical mix in the three-EP “The Kite … Read more

Con Brio plays with spirit at Domino Room

San Francisco septet blends funk, soul, politics in Bend

Touring helped shape Con Brio’s second album, “Explorer,” in more ways than one. The San … Read more

Danielle Nicole Band returns to Volcanic

Recent Grammy nominee brings blues, rock, more to Bend

Danielle Nicole will return to Volcanic Theatre Pub on Friday a Grammy-nominated musician. The bassist, … Read more

Q&A with artist Paula Bullwinkel

Who: Paula Bullwinkel is a painter, printmaker and Central Oregon Community College art instructor. Prior … Read more

Cake will return to Les Schwab Amphitheater

Alt-rock band to play Bend in August

Put on your short skirts and long jackets: Cake is returning to Bend. The alt-rock … Read more

Best-sellers for the week ending April 6

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, April 6, compiled from data … Read more

Book review: As Paris was liberated, another invasion began

“Dateline — Liberated Paris: The Hotel Scribe and the Invasion of the Press” by Ronald Weber

“Dateline — Liberated Paris: The Hotel Scribe and the Invasion of the Press” By Ronald … Read more

Restaurant review: Life & Time

A healthy fast food alternative

Life & Time, the new free-range, fast food restaurant on Century Drive, wants to “change … Read more

Local artist display at Capitol

Dawn Emerson exhibit “Just Passing Through” up till May 30

Emerson exhibit at Capitol — Thirteen mixed-media pieces by Terrebonne artist Dawn Emerson are on … Read more

Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Hello, I’m Here!” by Helen Frost, photography by Rick Lieder The collaborative mastery … Read more

Precious Byrd to drop new EP at Volcanic

Also reviewed: Company Grand’s ‘Table Scraps’

This week, check out Precious Byrd’s second EP, “Wolves,” and take a look back at … Read more

Redmond Community Concert Association announces season

Dallas String Quartet, The Gin Joints, more to perform

The Redmond Community Concert Association announced five shows for its 36th season, which kicks off … Read more

Featured artist: painter and illustrator Megan Marie Myers

Who: Megan Marie Myers works are on display at Townshend’s Teahouse through May 31. Painter … Read more

This week’s cheap eats

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

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