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

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

Music & more at local night spots in Central Oregon

Thursday 8/15 Munch and Music — Cash’d Out: The Johnny Cash tribute band performs; 5:30 … Read more

Featured artist: Royal Nebeker

Who: Works by Royal Nebeker will be displayed during “The Night Window” exhibition At Liberty … 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

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 Aug. 15-21

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. 15-21

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

Feedback: The B-52s help Bend dance this mess around

New wave band celebrates 40 years at Les Schwab Amphitheater

That sound you may have heard wafting from the Old Mill District on Saturday night … Read more

Avett Brothers return to Les Schwab Amphitheater

Folk rock group gets ‘Closer Than Together’ in Bend

North Carolina folk rock darlings The Avett Brothers brought “True Sadness” to Les Schwab Amphitheater … Read more

‘Twelfth Night’ performed in the great outdoors

‘Twelfth Night’ performed in the great outdoors in a new time period

It’s almost a given theater companies staging a William Shakespeare play will get creative with … Read more

Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “My Great Outdoors Book: The Kids’ Guide to Being Outside” by Josie Jeffery, … Read more

Q&A with violinist Isabelle Senger

Who: Isabelle Senger is a Bend-based musician, teacher and the founder and executive director of … Read more

Lindy Gravelle offers humor, heart on ‘Older & Bolder’

Central Oregon singer-songwriter releases 10th studio album

A note before diving into this review: Central Oregon musician and producer Matt Engle, owner … Read more

Featured artist: abstract printmaker Adell Shetterly

Who: Abstract printmaker Adell Shetterly’s exhibition “A Sense of Place” is on display through Aug. … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

Aug. 8 — Lord Huron, Shakey Graves, with Julia Jacklin (indie/folk/rock), Athletic Club of Bend, … 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

National Bestsellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, Aug. 3, compiled from data … Read more

Ruth Ware adds new wrinkle to the nanny-in-distress novel

The Turn of the Key By Ruth Ware Gallery/Scout. 352 pp. $27.99

Ruth Ware’s latest … Read more

Restaurant review: Wild Ride Brewing Food Carts

Wild Ride Brewing in Redmond hosts 4 food trucks — this taste of the Caribbean is not one to miss

Zoë Ditmore was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Barbados, a nation so … Read more

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