Q&A with actress Julee Vadnais

Who: Since moving to Bend about four years ago, actor and producer Julee Vadnais has … Read more

Leftover Salmon brings mountain sounds to Bend

Jamgrass group will celebrate 30 years at Oregon Spirit Distillers

It’s not hard for Leftover Salmon banjo player Andy Thorn to understand the affinity between … Read more

Kaden Wadsworth’s ‘Spectre’ haunts Bend music scene

Budding songwriter, producer to play Volcanic Theatre Pub

Pop singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Kaden Wadsworth, 21, grew up in Oregon City and moved … Read more

New book is a hybrid of memoir and Western history

Debra Gwartney to discuss “I Am a Stranger Here Myself” in Sunriver

Award-winning author and writing instructor Debra Gwartney’s new memoir, “I Am a Stranger Here Myself,” … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

Aug. 22 — Leftover Salmon (progressive bluegrass), Oregon Spirit Distillers, Bend, bendticket.com. Aug. 22 — … Read more

Sean Watkins returns to Central Oregon

Nickel Creek guitarist plays Sisters Saloon with The Bee Eaters

Like his fellow Nickel Creek band members Chris Thile and sister Sara Watkins, singer-songwriter Sean … Read more

Amber Sweeney gets soulful at McMenamins

Washington singer-songwriter brings ‘Sweet Light’ to Bend

Battle Ground, Washington, based soul singer, songwriter and guitarist Amber Sweeney, who will perform at … Read more

The Hooten Hallers return to Volcanic

Blues rock screamers will get loud in Bend

Missouri blues rock trio The Hooten Hallers will come screaming back to Volcanic Theatre Pub … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 8/22 Dennis McGregor: The folk artist performs; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; free; Humm Kombucha Taproom, 1125 … Read more

Gallery openings and exhibits in Central Oregon

Art Adventure Gallery: “All Jefferson County” featuring work from artists throughout the county; through August; … Read more

Featured artist: Katherine Taylor

Who: Oil painter Katherine Taylor’s “Deja Vu: Representing the Oregon Landscape Through an Altered Lens” … 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

Cheerleaders Grill closes, La Rosa to focus on single location

Closing time — Cheerleaders Grill closed in July after 17 years of business, with the … Read more

‘Angel Has Fallen’

More somber entry brings change to the franchise

The “Has Fallen” series, “Olympus,” “London” and now, “Angel Has Fallen,” is a curiously enduring … Read more

On local screens the week of Aug. 22-28

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 Aug. 22-28

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

Find your favorite food truck in Central Oregon

Central Oregon has a booming food cart community, with growing clusters of carts in Bend, … Read more

Two Disney musicals land at one Bend venue

TMP gets creative to present ‘Newsies,’ ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Thoroughly Modern Productions continues its yearslong dive into the Disney musical canon with two, “Newsies” … Read more

Restaurant review: J-Dub and Stihl Whiskey Bar

The Stihl and J-DUB beckon patrons with consistent food and drinks

Consistency and reliability, in food and in service, are essential to success at any restaurant. … Read more

Underground music surfaces at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Two-day festival focuses on Central Oregon groups

Bend songwriter David von Schlegell wants his fellow Bendites to understand that “local” doesn’t mean … Read more

Brewfest to feature more than 140 craft beers

Bend’s biggest beer bash returns to the Les Schwab Amphitheater Thursday through Saturday. This year’s … Read more

Josh Groban builds ‘Bridges’ to Bend

Operatic pop singer makes Les Schwab Amphitheater debut

To paraphrase Walt Whitman: Josh Groban is large, he contains multitudes. There’s the Groban heard … Read more

Q&A with director and choreographer Michelle Mejaski

Who: Longtime Bend dancer, instructor and choreographer Michelle Mejaski returns to Drake Park as director … Read more

New book revisits newspaper’s Supreme Court battle

“Justice in Plain Sight” explores legal fight over First Amendment rights

It’s easy to take for granted that members of the public can learn the details … Read more

‘Good Boys’

Raucous film hilariously captures sweet, sour middle school moments

Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg’s raucous tweenage comedy “Good Boys” dives into the sordid, silly … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

Aug. 15 — Cash’d Out (Johnny Cash tribute), Munch & Music, Drake Park, Bend, munchandmusic.com. … Read more

Melodic hardcore group Time Keeper plays Domino Room

Love Craft Collective works to bring underground music to Bend

Sound engineer Garrett Drake moved to Bend in 2016 and started working sound at the … Read more

John Butler Trio returns to Athletic Club

Australian roots rocker brings ‘Home’ to Bend

Australian roots rocker John Butler will return to the Athletic Club of Bend with his … Read more

Bourgeois Mystics bring art funk to Volcanic

Austin band will get weird in Bend

Perhaps it’s best to let Austin, Texas, group Bourgeois Mystics describe themselves, via their Facebook … Read more

Precious Byrd plays benefit for Bethlehem Inn

Bend emergency shelter close to completing capital campaign

The Bethlehem Inn, Bend’s community-supported emergency shelter, this year celebrates 20 years of providing shelter, … Read more

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