Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival launch tour in Bend

Former Corner Gospel Explosion guitarist stands up for rock ’n’ roll

Brandon Prinzing knew his songs needed a loud rock band. So when he released an … Read more

Q&A with clarinetist Benjamin Lulich

Who: Musician Benjamin Lulich was born in Portland and grew up in Central Oregon from … Read more

Rising seas inspire book of lyric essays

Elizabeth Rush examines tough choices faced by coastal communities in peril

Rhode Island author and journalist Elizabeth Rush decided in 2014 she wanted to tell the … Read more

Amos Lee’s new moon rises over Bend

Singer-songwriter returns to Les Schwab Amphitheater

Philadelphia songwriter Amos Lee has always combined genres within what could collectively be called “roots … Read more

Joe Russo and company get Dead (almost) in Bend

Grateful Dead cover band plays Athletic Club

If you’re a Deadhead, you’re probably already sold on the Joe Russo’s Almost Dead show … Read more

Bruce Hornsby headlines ninth Bigstock

Private concert benefits Oregon Adaptive Sports

Bigstock, Oregon Adaptive Sports’ annual private concert and fundraiser, returns for its ninth year Saturday … Read more

Halden Wofford & The Hi-Beams return to Sisters

Honky-tonk rockers perform at Angeline’s Bakery

Texas-born, Denver-based singer-songwriter Halden Wofford returns to Sisters, this time to rock and honky-tonk Angeline’s … Read more

‘BlacKkKlansman’

Spike Lee’s best and most necessary movie in years

Among Spike Lee’s prodigious filmmaking talents, opening sequences are perhaps his most distinctive. The introductory … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Aug. 9 — Amos Lee, with Bailen (soulful folk), Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, bendconcerts.com. Aug. … Read more

Thursday 8/9 Geezers and The Armadillos: The La Pine rock bands will perform as part … Read more

Exhibits in Central Oregon art galleries this week

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

Featured Artist: Christian Brown

Who: Artist Christian Brown’s exhibition “The Hidden Hypotenuse” is on display At Liberty through Sept. … 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

Small bite

New Redmond chef — After a three-week closure, Redmond’s Art Deco-themed Red Martini Wine Bar … Read more

On local screens the week of Aug. 9-15

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. 9-15

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

Sunriver Music Festival celebrates Bernstein

Great American composer, conductor born 100 years ago

Like many music organizations around the globe this year, Sunriver Music Festival is celebrating Leonard … Read more

A weekend of revolutionaries at Les Schwab

Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson, Pixies play up their legacies

To call the three artists who took the Les Schwab Amphitheater stage over the weekend … Read more

Go find your mind with the Pixies in Bend

Seminal indie band returns to Les Schwab Amphitheater

To hear lead guitarist Joey Santiago tell it now, the Pixies were in a no-win … Read more

Mystery author gets cozy in Sunriver

Arlene Sachitano stitches together series featuring social issues

Arlene Sachitano had always planned to follow in the footsteps of her literary idol, Agatha … Read more

Restaurant review: The Boathouse Restaurant at Suttle Lodge

Events at restaurant beckon foodies from near and far

Perhaps the most beautiful place to enjoy a meal in Central Oregon is on the … Read more

Ochoco Brewing Company beers run the gamut

Ochoco Brewing Co. (originally named Solstice Brewing) in Prineville opened its doors in 2011 and … Read more

Gary Allan to close Deschutes County Fair concert series

California country star brings new music to Redmond

Every storm runs out of rain, as Gary Allan put it in his fourth and … Read more

Army veterans, meet an American band

Oregonians who served in Germany revisit Grand Funk Railroad

Army veteran and Oregon native Steve Willard saw a lot of concerts while he was … Read more

Los Lobos headlines Sisters Rhythm & Brews Festival

Inaugural event to benefit Habitat for Humanity, Heart of Oregon Corps

For the last six or seven years, Joe and Jennifer Rambo have worked behind the … Read more

Beats Antique blends genres at Midtown Ballroom

Trio brings ‘Shadowbox’ tour to Bend

At some point, you may have heard the oft-quoted line, “Writing about music is like … Read more

Afroman returns to Domino Room

‘Because I Got High’ rapper plays Bend

There’s a good reason Afroman keeps coming back to Bend. As the “Because I Got … Read more

Blackstrap Bluegrass returns with ‘Closed Doors’

Bend acoustic group explores new sounds on first CD in 13 years

Thirteen years separate Blackstrap Bluegrass’ new CD, the just-released “Closed Doors,” and its predecessor, 2005’s … Read more

Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss, Shakey Graves play Bend

Artists sell out Les Schwab Amphitheater, Oregon Spirit Distillers

The last few weeks have forced Bend music fans to make some tough decisions about … Read more

Q&A with director Raechel Gilland

Who: Director Raechel Gilland is a long-active member of the Bend theater community and has … Read more

‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’

Van Sant’s spiritual bookend to ‘Drugstore Cowboy’

Hard to believe, but it’s been nearly 30 years since director Gus Van Sant made … Read more

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