Author’s personal trauma adds emotional depth to her fiction

Diane Les Becquets to discuss her latest thriller April 27 in Sunriver

Diane Les Becquets’ career was in high gear in early 2016. She was a professor … 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

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

Andy Frasco & The U.N. return to Bend

Blues-rock jams on tap for Apres Ski Bash at The Commons

Andy Frasco & The U.N. has a reputation on the jam scene as a party … 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

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

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

‘Teen Spirit’

Fresh take on the rise, fall of young pop musician

What is the power of pop? It’s a question indie filmmakers have pondered of late, … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

April 18 — Home Free (a cappella country), Tower Theatre, Bend, April 18 — … 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

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

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

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

Strange Rover brings a heavy party in Bend

Hard rock group opens for Black Magic Flower Power at Volcanic

Strange Rover is a strange band when it comes to the metal scene. Although there’s … 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

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

Ranch, Recycle revel in Record Store Day

Bend music shops feature deals, live music, more

In the age of music downloads and streaming, most cities the size of Bend are … 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

‘Missing Link’

Visually stunning story about a lonely Bigfoot is missing something

Although “Missing Link” breaks new ground visually, elements of this ingeniously wrought and intermittently enthralling … Read more

Melvin Seals, JGB return to Bend

Jerry Garcia Band organist pays tribute at Domino Room

Just two short months after his most recent Bend appearance, with Terrapin Flyer at Volcanic … Read more

Psymbionic performs at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Austin DJ, producer brings ‘Carbon Based Lifeform’ to Bend

Austin, Texas, DJ and producer Psymbionic — born John Burcham — emerged on the drum … 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

‘Back to Broadway’ in Bend

Local entertainers offer an evening of show tunes

Cocktail Cabaret — Limelight Entertainment presents “Back to Broadway” from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. … 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

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