Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “The Undefeated” by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson This is the most … Read more

Video game produced at Bend Studio receives 3-star review

‘Days Gone’ is too slow paced, reviewer says

“Days Gone” is defined by a number. It’s the time that the protagonist, Deacon St. … Read more

An American Forrest lives cowboy life on new album

Country singer-songwriter to play Pronghorn Resort in Bend

Country singer-songwriter Forrest VanTuyl, who performs as An American Forrest, revels in his second life … Read more

Bend composer Chris Thomas’ ‘Malheur Symphony’ makes local debut

From Mahler to Malheur

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a nearly 188,000-acre area about 160 miles east of Bend, is … Read more

Need a lawn mower beer? Try an American cream ale

Spring has sprung in recent weeks, and the return of warm weather means the return … Read more

1969: COCC’s IBM computer used to track two satellites

Compiled by the Deschutes County Historical Society from archived copies of the Bulletin at the … Read more

Looking for something fun to do?

Editors picks for May 19-23

Sunday 5/19 Central Oregon Flea Market: The market will have vintage and new items, antiques, … Read more

National Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, May 11, compiled from data … Read more

The PPP turns 43

Race schedules, course maps, past winners and more for the PPP

Besides the longer days and allergies, the Pole Pedal Paddle is one of the major … Read more

The Subdudes return to Central Oregon

Swamp-rock kings to tease new music at Tower Theatre

You could almost hear the wink that came with the pun John Magnie offered when … Read more

Restaurant review: The Lot

Bend’s original food pod offers diversity and originality

Gatherings of mobile kitchens, or food trucks as they are often known, are a common … Read more

Peter Rowan, Los Texmaniacs join Sisters Folk Festival

Della Mae, Lindsay Lou, Polecat, more also announced

Peter Rowan & the Free Mexican Airforce featuring Los Texmaniacs will be one of the … Read more

Hieroglyphics returns to Domino Room

Hip-hop collective celebrates 20 years of ‘Third Eye Vision’ in Bend

Oakland, California, rap collective Hieroglyphics — featuring Del the Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino … Read more

Slaid Cleaves returns to The Belfry

Texas singer-songwriter brings new music to Sisters

Austin, Texas, singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves has spent most of his life as a dedicated student … Read more

Cascade Chorale goes country

‘Fundriser’ concert includes covers of Dylan, Denver and Eagles

Cascade Chorale will kick off its ‘fundriser’ campaign amid a tribute to Zac Brown, Bob … Read more

Northwest best-sellers

Hardcover fiction 1. “Where the Crawdads Sing,” Delia Owens 2. “Circe,” Madeline Miller 3. “Normal … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

May 16 — The Subdudes (swamp-rock), Tower Theatre, Bend, May 16 — Mexican Gunfight … Read more

Thursday 5/16 Stacie Johnson: The local rock artist will perform; 5-7 p.m.; free; Humm Kombucha … Read more

Gallery openings and exhibits in Central Oregon

Art Adventure Gallery: “Community Read Exhibit,” featuring works inspired by Noah Strycker’s book “Birding Without … Read more

Featured artist: Debra Millette

Who: Painter Debra Millette’s works are on display through June 2 at Franklin Crossing. Pacific … 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 May 16-22

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 May 16-22

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

Metal shows take over Bend

Osatia headlines The Capitol; Carnifex rages at Domino Room

Metalheads, rejoice: You can mainline all the curdled screams, detuned riffs and rapid-fire blast beats … Read more

Theater stages ‘Oliver!’ in Bend

BEAT Children’s Theatre stages musical in Bend

Director Gracie Conant went a unique direction when casting the title role of “Oliver!” the … Read more

Restaurant review: Solomon’s

Northwest-focused dinners with a view at Tetherow

Everyone loves a restaurant with a view. In greater Bend, there are a small handful. … Read more

Trombone Shorty announces Bend show

New Orleans bandleader to play Les Schwab in July

Trombone Shorty will bring a “Parking Lot Symphony” to Bend this summer. The New Orleans … Read more

Granger Smith will return to Bend

Country singer announces Oregon Spirit Distillers show

Rising country star Granger Smith will return to Bend this summer. The singer-songwriter will perform … Read more

Harvard professor and best-selling author to speak in Bend

Robert D. Putnam will discuss impact of growing opportunity gap on American youth

Respected author and scholar Robert D. Putnam uses empirical data and poignant testimonies to explore … Read more

National best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, May 4, compiled from data … Read more

Central Oregon breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries

Trying to find one of Central Oregon’s breweries. Maybe you prefer wine, hard cider or … Read more

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