Award-winning Western author is a man of many talents

Jared McVay changes focus from screen to page

Award-winning Powell Butte author Jared McVay has lived a life just as colorful and adventurous … Read more

Larry and His Flask offers a musical ‘Remedy’

Long-running Bend band returns with first album in five years

Long-running Bend band Larry and His Flask may have just released its definitive statement with … Read more

Sugaray Rayford gets soulful at The Belfry

Texas blues belter brings band to Sisters

Texas-born blues belter Sugaray Rayford is no stranger to soul music. Born Caron Rayford, he … Read more

Kung Fu plays Steely Dan in Bend

Funk-fusion quintet returns to Domino Room

Rarely a year goes by in Bend without a visit or two from Connecticut-based Kung … Read more

¡Mayday! blends reggae, rap at Domino Room

Florida group returns to Bend with new music

Reggae-infused hip-hop band ¡Mayday! went from opening for acts such as Tech N9ne (founder of … Read more

Q&A with Sunriver Stars’ Victoria Kristy

Community theater troupe launches season with musical ‘Oliver!’

Who: Victoria Kristy is the founder of Sunriver Stars Community Theatre. The troupe kicks off … Read more

Bright Place hosts sale of 600 pieces

20-Dollar Art Show

Affordable art at Bright Place — Since its inception, the 20-Dollar Art Show at Bright … Read more

‘Super Thursday’

Vote on favorite 2019 exhibits at Bend Art Center

Vote for Art — From 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday Bend Art Center will host … Read more

Ex-Cult will rock Volcanic Theatre Pub

Memphis punks bring fuzzed-out riffs to Bend

Memphis, Tennessee, punks Ex-Cult sound as if they were made for this moment in time … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Oct. 18 — Tango Alpha Tango, The Roof Rabbits, Strange Rover (hard rock/punk), Volcanic Theatre … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 10/18 Appaloosa Trio: The country-folk band will perform; 6-8 p.m.; free; The Lot, 745 … Read more

Exhibits in Central Oregon galleries this week

Art Adventure Gallery: “Treaty of 1855: Our Connection to the River,” featuring works by Aurolyn … Read more

Featured artist: Painter Donald Yatomi

Who: Donald Yatomi’s paintings are on display at Peterson/Roth Gallery through Dec. 6. Yatomi’s works … 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

On local screens the week of Oct. 18-24

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

Movie times for the week of Oct. 18-24

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

Central Oregon Symphony opens season

Cellist Cécilia Tsan to lend talent in Fall Concert

You could almost think of the first half of Central Oregon Symphony’s Fall Concert as … Read more

Restaurant review: Boneyard Beer Pub

Pub tempts diners with an Asian-influenced menu

What’s this? A brewpub that doesn’t serve burgers and fries? One that, instead of pizza, … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Oct. 17 — Old Salt Union, with Pitchfork Revolution (newgrass), Domino Room, Bend, parallel44presents.com. Oct. … Read more

Exhibits in Central Oregon galleries this week

Art Adventure Gallery: “Treaty of 1855: Our Connection to the River,” featuring works by Aurolyn … Read more

Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Monster Boogie” by Laurie Berkner, illustrated by Ben Clanton Children can wiggle around … Read more

Soweto Gospel Choir blends spiritual traditions in Bend

South African group performs Nelson Mandela tribute at Tower

When South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir won its first Grammy in 2007, Nelson Mandela shared … Read more

David McCallum is staying with ‘NCIS’

Q: Is it true that David McCallum is leaving “NCIS”? ­— Pete Douglas, Providence, Rhode … Read more

Best-sellers for the week ending Oct. 6

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, Oct. 6, compiled from data … Read more

Teen drama ‘All American’ explores privilege

A teenage soap opera with sports, the CW’s “All American” is a sort of “Friday … Read more

Entertainment news in brief

‘Late Night’ to air live election coverage Seth Meyers’ “Late Night” will also be going … Read more

The curtain rises on BendFilm 2018

In its 15th year, festival honors independent films and filmmakers with screenings, parties and awards

The curtain opens on BendFilm Thursday. Are you ready? Over the course of the next … Read more

Travis Ehrenstrom Band surfaces in Bend

Local jam/fusion band to play McMenamins

The Travis Ehrenstrom Band was missing a member just minutes before its set at this … Read more

Agent Orange brings darkness to Domino Room

Surf-punk founders join Guttermouth in Bend

Surf-punk originators Agent Orange will return to the Domino Room on Sunday after a triumphant … Read more

Brandon Prinzing continues to evolve on ‘Hear This’

The Old Revival will play release show at Domino Room

Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival: ‘Hear This’ self-released Last year, Bend songwriter and former … Read more

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