Music as motivation. That’s what the annual Mariachi Northwest Festival, happening this weekend in Wenatchee, is all about: using traditional Mexican music and dance to motivate students to go to college. It is a celebration of the connection between music and academic achievement, and this year, the event will be bigger than ever, according to festival organizers.
WATERVILLE -- The North Central Washington Fair, in conjunction with Romeo Entertainment Group, is proud to announce Joe Diffie as the headline act for this year’s NCW Fair August 28th. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 1st online at www.ncwfair.org or at the NCW Fair office at 601 N. Monroe Street in Waterville.
Think of Main Street Gallery as your new one-stop art resource. Now you can buy your paint brushes and sketch pads in the same place you have come for years for artistic inspiration. In a partnership with Edmonds art store ARTspot, the downtown Chelan gallery has started selling drawing and painting supplies.
On a recent Sunday evening -- the first really beautiful, spring-like day of the year -– more than 40 middle and high school students filed into a rehearsal room at the Music and Art Center on the WVC campus.
A young piano prodigy, a legendary trumpet master at the end of his long life and the incredible friendship that formed between the two is at the heart of “Keep on Keepin’ On,” the award-winning documentary playing in Leavenworth tomorrow night. The screening kicks off the five-film Vox Docs Film Festival, opening tomorrow and running through Saturday at the Snowy Owl Theater. One of the stars of “Keep on Keepin’ On,” pianist Justin Kauflin, will be on hand tomorrow at the Snowy Owl to answer questions and perform.
Based on Marlo Thomas songs from the 1970s, the Wenatchee High School student-driven production of “Free To Be You and Me” has something for everyone. From its uplifting and inspiring themes of equality and empowerment to the hard work and dedication of the many talented students involved, this production has all the elements of a fantastic show.
In my experience, folks who complain over a lack of local entertainment options have rarely checked to see if there are any. Those grousing over our anemic music and art scene are the same who stay in more often than not, curled up on couches, choosing the boob tube over live entertainment.