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CENTER STAGE: Month brings plenty of music

How can it be August already? It seems like it was not that long ago that we were shoveling snow, trying to keep the pipes from freezing and keeping the woodstove blazing.

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CENTER STAGE: Vincent talks about success of new album

‘There is a definite need for traditional country music’

Saturday I traveled to the 41st annual Darrington Bluegrass Festival in Snohomish County. Even though it’s a two-hour drive west of Winthrop, it was well worth the travel. Being a musician and supporter of the arts, I figured it was finally time to see the “Bluegrass Capital of the Northwest.”

Cultural tradition topic of meeting Saturday in Okanogan

Okanogan and Omak-area residents are invited to learn about and discuss cultural traditions in the city and statewide at a community meeting at the Okanogan PUD meeting room at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20.

Diverse music styles on tap for International Concert Series

The State Parks and Recreation Commission’s Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program invites the public to the annual Peace Arch International Concert Series at Peace Arch Historical State Park on the U.S.-Canadian border in Whatcom county.

CENTER STAGE: Famous musicians come to region

Queen of bluegrass comes to Darrington

Not very often will you find a “big-named” act coming to the region. And it’s especially not that often that you will have an opportunity to see a celebrity literally up-close and personal.

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Wauconda Hall hops into next century

Organizers of the Wauconda Community Hall Association’s 12th annual Sock Hop are calling the event a success.

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CENTER STAGE: Wauconda Hall plans celebration

Long before the Internet and modern technology ruled our daily lives, gathering with friends and neighbors was the thing to do for weekend entertainment. A small taste of the way it was is planned this weekend in Wauconda.

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Wauconda Hall turns 100 years old

The Wauconda Community Hall Association, established in 1917, is planning to kick off a two-day centennial celebration commemorating 100 years since the original dedication of the hall.

CENTER STAGE: Summer brings work, fun

Last week I came to the realization that I truly love summertime. Aside from the sometimes-scorching temperatures, the lawn constantly needing to be mowed and an abundance in what seems to be never ending yard work, there’s just something special about the season.

CENTER STAGE: Music, fireworks planned

The Fourth of July weekend truly brings something special for everyone. Be it the bright, colorful fireworks displays, live music, backyard barbecues and libations, or just a time to relax and enjoy the Okanogan Country sunshine.

CENTER STAGE: Idol star comes to casino

Sammy Kershaw to perform Chelan Fair

Can you believe today is the first day of summer? Wow! Where has the year gone! Last Friday I attended the annual Art in the Park in Omak.

CENTER STAGE: Time to dust off the vinyl

Cassette tapes begin to make comeback

Every now and then I enjoy going on an online shopping spree. I usually am looking for one specific item, and before you know it, I’ve wasted several hours and filling my shopping cart with all kinds of things I don’t really need.

CENTER STAGE: So many activities to take in

Summertime must be on its way. The lawn is needing to be mowed ever few days, the strawberries are almost ripe in our yard and the mosquitoes are out.

CENTER STAGE: Lots of events, festivals set this weekend

Brewster singer, songwriter featured on RFD-TV program

It seems as though this year is just flying by. Can you believe tomorrow is the first of June already?

Music at the View returns this weekend

The sixth annual Music at The View returns to the Okanogan Highlands at Howell Canyon Estate, 185 Howell Canyon Road - east of Tonasket, on May 26-28.