Larry Carlton brings chops to Bend

Steely Dan, Michael Jackson guitarist to play Tower Theatre

Larry Carlton hasn’t written much new music lately. That’s because the jazz and rock guitarist, … Read more

Bend author Nicole Meier releases sophomore novel

Meier gets personal in family drama, “The Girl Made of Clay”

Bend author Nicole Meier made a splash with her 2016 debut novel, “The House of … Read more

William Tyler to play in Sisters

Silver Jews, Lambchop guitarist kicks off Suttle Lodge fall shows

Nashville guitarist William Tyler made a name for himself as a Music City session guy, … Read more

Q&A with OperaBend co-founder Jason Stein

New production to kick off OperaBend season

Who: Jason Stein is co-founder and executive director of OperaBend, the nonprofit opera company he … Read more

Next Non-Profit Tunes event benefits United Way

Bend Song Exchange shows now hosted at Worthy Brewing

The Bend Song Exchange’s Non-Profit Tunes events continue to evolve and expand. The monthly benefit … Read more

Benefit slated for Scary Busey drummer

Bend bands to play J&J Bar and Grill to raise funds

Four weeks ago, Jamie “Boggy” Sykes — drummer for local noise/punk band Scary Busey and … Read more

Die Like Gentlemen to rock The Capitol

Portland sludge-rockers return to Bend

Portland sludge-metal quartet Die Like Gentleman has had a productive two-plus years — that’s the … Read more

Burning Man archivist to speak

Burning Man archivist visits High Desert Museum — Christine “Ladybee” Kristen, archivist for Burning Man, … Read more

2nd Street pours another Rough Draught

New dramedy follows a group during Occupy Wall Street

Rough Draught continues — Rough Draught, 2nd Street Theater’s relatively new play reading series, continues … Read more

Featured artist: Oil painter Ian Factor

Who: Oil painter Ian Factor’s exhibition “The Baristas of Bend” is on display through Sept. … Read more

Oktoberfest dances into Bend on Friday and Saturday

What: Bend Oktoberfest Where: Downtown Bend, Oregon and Irving Avenues at Bond St. When: Friday, … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Sept. 20 — Shannon McNally (folk/blues/country/rock), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. Sept. 20 … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 9/20 Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Slow Jam: The acoustic jam is open to all … Read more

Exhibits in Central Oregon art galleries this week

At Liberty: “the hidden hypotenuse,” works by Christian Brown; through Sept. 29; 849 NW Wall … 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

Central Oregon eateries, at a glance

Food critic John Gottberg Anderson’s reviews of Central Oregon eateries, at a glance … Read more

Small Bite: Hideaway Tavern opens in Redmond

A Redmond Hideaway — John Nolan, owner of Bend’s Victorian Café and Hideaway Tavern, has … Read more

Movie times for the week of Sept. 20-26

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

On local screens the week of Sept. 20-26

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

Complete list of 2018 Emmy Award winners

Outstanding drama series “Game of Thrones” (HBO) Outstanding comedy series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon) … Read more

Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Sept. 9, compiled from data … Read more

After a tragic death, ‘Float Plan’ emerges

BALTIMORE — For three decades, the late journalist Rob Hiaasen devoted his nights and weekends … Read more

‘Dream Country’ tackles 5 generations of a Liberian family

“Dream Country” by Shannon Gibney (335 pages, $17.99, Dutton)

When refugees of Liberia’s civil war … Read more

Entertainment news in brief

Animal Planet, TLC shows coming to Hulu Discovery Inc. rallied the most in almost four … Read more

‘Cats’ slinks into the Tower

Andrew Lloyd Webber musical to make Central Oregon premiere

If you’ve heard quite a few Andrew Lloyd Webber melodies lilting through the Central Oregon … Read more

The Head and the Heart returns to Les Schwab

Folk-rock band brings new music, new members to Bend

This winter, The Head and the Heart will re-enter the studio to complete work on … Read more

Restaurant review: The Historic Tumalo Feed Co. Steakhouse

For as long as anyone alive today in Central Oregon can remember, there has been … Read more

Patrick Sweany brings ‘Ancient Noise’ to Bend

Blues-rocker to play new music at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Patrick Sweany sounded like he was still trying to convince himself that the sessions for … Read more

Retirement is fruitful for Redmond brewers

Redmond’s newest brewery opened last month, quietly slipping under the radar into the local beer … Read more

Q&A with drama instructor Anita Hoffman

Crook County theater teacher discusses ‘Cats’

Who: Crook County High School drama instructor Anita Hoffman will be giving balcony talks to … Read more

Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Wizard for Hire” by Obert Skye The author of “Leven Thumps” and “Witherwood … Read more

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