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Kelli Scott | Lookin’ for a good time?

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The Wenatchee Valley is in the midst of an entertainment renaissance. Have you noticed?

More bars and restaurants are featuring live music. Festivals of all kinds abound. Nearly every show at The Performing Arts Center sells out and the Town Toyota Center hosts major comedy and music stars. More than a few places offer dinner theater and there’s slam poetry at the Clearwater Steakhouse and Saloon. Really.

And the newest crop of unique local venues — like Pybus Market, Deepwater Amphitheater and Snowy Owl Theater, to name a few — are attracting an enriching lineup of national speakers, authors and musicians to our part of the state like never before.

Whew. That’s a lot to keep track of, and that’s where Go! comes in.

Rachel Hansen produces The World’s weekly arts and entertainment section, called Go! Magazine, which is published in the paper every Thursday. The rest of the week, Go! lives online in a link at the top of The World’s website, where you’ll find a frequently updated list of local events, as well as movie show times, feature articles and plenty of photos and videos from live performances around North Central Washington.

Still making your St. Patrick’s Day plans? Take a look at The Planner feature in Go!, the most comprehensive arts and entertainment calendar in the valley.

Did you hear about the big-name authors coming to the Snowy Owl Theater? Find date and ticket information about the Sherman Alexi and Julia Cameron events in Go! online.

This week, Rachel reports on two groups of women in Leavenworth whose lives have been deeply touched by Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” book and self-help program. Thursday’s edition also includes a sneak peak at the Wenatchee High School Drama Club’s performance of “The Miracle Worker,” directed by Paul Atwood. If you missed it in the paper yesterday, log on to The World’s website and check it out.

I also recommend taking a look at the Go! Facebook page (facebook.com/GoWenatchee), which has become not just an extension of the weekly entertainment section, but also a place for readers to share photos and videos from live shows, post information about upcoming events, win tickets and go behind-the-scenes with local bands and national acts. It’s a lively page and Rachel posts frequently.

And speaking of Facebook, a few astute readers commented on this week’s online poll, which we posted to The World’s Facebook page and website.

The question: What device do you most often use to access the Internet?

One of the possible responses: I don’t go on the Internet.

Two percent of respondents chose that one. Did I mention this was an online poll?

Kelli Scott is digital content coordinator for The Wenatchee World. She can be reached at kscott@wenatcheeworld.com.

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