Q&A with writer Nicole Meier

Who: Last week saw the publication of Bend author Nicole Meier’s third novel, “The Second … Read more

‘Elegy’ is a lament for two Central Oregon teen suicides

Victor Johnson song will benefit local nonprofit Younity

Artist: Victor Johnson Featured song: “Elegy,” self-released The often-quoted line, “Art should comfort the disturbed … Read more

Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Hats Are Not For Cats” by Jacqueline K. Rayner There is something for … Read more

Polka down to Bend Oktoberfest

The sounds of oompah music and flocks of dachshunds will flood downtown Bend this weekend … Read more

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio to play Volcanic

Seattle group brings old-school soul jazz to Bend

How’s this for a musical love story: In 2015, Amy Novo told her husband, organ … Read more

Dub Trio shapes mix of genres in Bend

Hard rock hybrid to perform at Domino Room

New York City’s instrumental hybrid Dub Trio, which since 2000 has combined the rhythmic innovations … Read more

Dirtwire returns to Bend

Trio blends world, folk, electronica at Seventh Mountain

Dirtwire, the “swamptronica” trio featuring Beats Antigue’s David Satori, Evan Fraser of The Dogon Lights … Read more

Oktoberfest returns to McMenamins in Bend

Cedar Teeth, Bony Chanterelle, Dive Bar Theology to perform

Oktoberfest returns to McMenamins Old St. Francis School on Saturday with all the beer, bratwurst … Read more

Music students honored

Students selected for honor society — Eighteen area private music students have been selected for … Read more

‘Water Shapes the West’ lands award

Museum exhibit lands award — The High Desert Museum’s original exhibit “Desert Reflections: Water Shapes … Read more

‘Ad Astra’

Film takes astronaut’s innermost self-exploration out of this world

Space, the final frontier (or at least another one), has always served as a vast, … Read more

Featured artist: photographer Bruce Jackson

Who: Photographer Bruce Jackson’s exhibition “The Language of Trees” is on display through September at … 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

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

Sept. 19 — The Allan Byer Project (Americana), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 9/19 Leftslide: The reggae, rock and blues band performs; 6-8 p.m.; free; River’s Place, … Read more

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

On local screens the week of Sept. 19-25

Details of special screenings and mini-reviews of movies playing now (or soon) on Central Oregon … Read more

Movie times for the week of Sept. 19-25

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

Creating a space for artists in Prineville

Prineville writer opens space for artists to work, sell their goods

PRINEVILLE — With dozens of books and five decades of writing under his belt, Prineville … Read more

Restaurant review: Miyagi Ramen

Miyagi Ramen specializes in American food with Japanese flavors

If Mr. Miyagi, as portrayed by actor Noriyuki (Pat) Morita in the “Karate Kid” movies … Read more

Blackalicious celebrates 20 years of ‘Nia’ in Bend

Hip-hop duo brings anniversary tour for first album to Volcanic

Twenty years since the release of Blackalicious’ debut studio album, “Nia,” and Gift of Gab … Read more

Keith Harkin thunders back to Bend

Former Celtic Thunder singer goes solo at Domino Room

For close to a decade, Keith Harkin juggled two parallel music careers. The Irish singer-songwriter … Read more

‘Longmire’ author Craig Johnson in Sunriver

Author of the Western crime series will discuss new novel

The popular Western crime series “Longmire” ran for six seasons. It’s still popular on Netflix … Read more

Q&A with performer Isabella Torrance

Who: Eugene-born Summit High School senior Isabella Torrance, 17, stars in Thoroughly Modern Productions’ “Mamma … Read more

Jazz at the Oxford series passes on sale in Bend

10th season kicks off with Diane Schuur in October

Jazz at the Oxford will celebrate its 10th season with some favorites from past years. … Read more

Gary Clark Jr. brings ‘This Land’ to Bend

Eclectic blues guitarist makes Les Schwab debut

Gary Clark Jr. is best known as a blues guitar virtuoso. And sure, that’s true. … Read more

Millencolin sends an ‘SOS’ to Bend

Swedish skate punks play Domino Room

Swedish punk quartet Millencolin will skate into the Domino Room for its first Bend performance … Read more

Happy hour specials

Drinks and nibbles that are easy on your wallet … Read more

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