Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise” by Dan Gemeinhart Coyote Sunrise and her … Read more

Q&A with actress Marsha Casey

Who: Marsha Casey plays Grandma in “Medium Rare,” a farcical comedy, this week at Madras … Read more

Antonio Sánchez draws ‘Lines in the Sand’ at Tower

‘Birdman’ drummer returns to Bend with new music

Five-time Grammy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Antonio Sánchez will return to Bend to … Read more

This Island Earth releases long-awaited debut

First album in three-part concept cycle creates ominous atmosphere

After at least six years in the making, This Island Earth’s debut album, “Wounded Tropic, … Read more

Steve ’N’ Seagulls flies back to Bend

Finnish band rocks out with banjos at Volcanic

Thanks to the popularity of bluegrass-inspired bands in modern indie music (and beyond), you’ve no … Read more

Stephen Marley returns to Midtown

Reggae singer brings acoustic jams to Bend

Reggae fans can count on Stephen Marley, the fourth child of Bob and Rita Marley, … Read more

Subdudes, Claypool Lennon Delirium headed to Bend

John Mayall, Puddles Pity Party also will perform at Tower

Check out the latest show announcements to get excited about in Central Oregon: • Swamp rock, … Read more

New portal to Oregon public art

More than 2,400 in collection can be found at searchable site

New website for state-owned art — Since 1975, the state of Oregon has acquired or … Read more

Bend Improv Group returns

Troupe to perform Saturday at East Bend Public Library

B.I.G. is back — Since the closure of 2nd Street Theater earlier this year, Bend … Read more


A whip-smart modern horror instant classic

Comedian-turned-filmmaker Jordan Peele earned an Oscar for “Get Out,” his debut feature film, so the … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

March 21 — Recycled Percussion (junk rock), Tower Theatre, Bend, March 21 — Metalachi … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 3/21 Eric Leadbetter: The classic rock and Americana artist performs; 6-8 p.m.; free; The … Read more

Gallery openings and exhibits in Central Oregon

Art Adventure Gallery: Featuring works by community artists; 185 SE Fifth St., Madras; 541-475-7701. Artists’ … Read more

Featured artist: photographer Barb Gonzalez

Who: Barb Gonzalez’s photographs are on display through April 26 at the Oxford Hotel. Gonzalez … Read more

Northwest best-sellers

Hardcover fiction 1. “Where the Crawdads Sing,” Delia Owens 2. “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” Marlon … 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


Crux dinner pairs pizza and beer

Beer and pizza — Crux Fermentation Project will welcome spring March 28 with a Pizza … Read more

On local screens the week of March 21-27

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 March 21-27

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

Bangin’ on a trash can at the Tower Theatre

Recycled Percussion brings comedy, charity work to Bend

Recycled Percussion may be misnamed, according to band founder Justin Spencer. It made sense in … Read more

Restaurant review: Salud! Live Kitchen & Juice Bar

Raw food goodness

When Corrine O’Shea opened the Salud! Live Kitchen & Juice Bar in September 2013, she … Read more

Don Felder will take Bend to the limit

Former Eagles lead guitarist to perform at Tower Theatre

In its hit-making heyday in the ’70s, the Eagles would often open up the songwriting … Read more

Writer Richard Russo caps Author! Author! season in Bend

Pulitzer Prize winner’s writing balances humor and heartbreak

Portland, Maine-based teacher, novelist and screenwriter Richard Russo is renowned for witty writing that sometimes … Read more

‘Pura Lux Mass’ debuts in Bend

Composer James Knox to lead Cascade Chorale concert

By all measures, James Knox’s teaching sabbatical last year was a success. Make that a … Read more

Ímar blends traditions at Sisters High School

Celtic band plays Sisters Folk Festival concert series

Ímar would have been a very different band if Adam Brown remembered to bring his … Read more

Ruthie Foster returns to Central Oregon

Texas blues and folk singer to play Tower Theatre

Texas blues and folk artist Ruthie Foster, who last performed in Central Oregon at the … Read more

St. Patrick’s Day in Bend, from Ireland to New Orleans

McMenamins hosts annual celebration; Rebirth Brass plays Volcanic

Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day and the mountains of snow deposited in Central Oregon over … Read more

G. Love, The Lil Smokies return to Bend

Bands play Crow’s Feet Commons as part of WinterFest

WinterFest will heat up Mt. Bachelor throughout the weekend, featuring gear demonstrations, giveaways, snacks, beverages … Read more

Man Man gets experimental in Bend

Avant-garde rockers to perform at Domino Room

If you really want to get “out there” for St. Patrick’s Day, there’s probably no … Read more

Q&A with photographer Terri Loewenthal

Cabin 8 resident artist presents her works Sunday

Who: Oakland-based photographer Terri Loewenthal will present a Cabin 8 Sunday Show this weekend during … Read more

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