Even in old, black and white photos, the Celilo Falls are impressive. They crash down with a roar and send a spray of river water onto the fishing platforms jutting out precariously above. It’s perched on the platforms, with ropes tied around their waists, where Native Americans would spear and net the salmon that allowed their tribes to prosper.
A speaker series and sound and dance concert are the focal points of the 2016 LEAP event happening this Saturday at the Wenatchee Valley College Grove Recital Hall and the Numerica Performing Arts Center.
Around this time in 1969, Woodstock was making history as a music festival that would be remembered and celebrated for years to come. The tradition lives on this weekend in Chelan at Watson’s Alpenhorn Café.
WENATCHEE — Trying to categorize Gideon's Daughter isn't easy. In one song a guitar twangs, in another a tambourine jangles, in the next, drums pound in the background. Old-school country, classic rock, bluegrass and indie are go-to descriptors, but none of those quite capture the whole sound.
This year, the Wenatchee Valley Community Concert Association celebrates 80 years of bringing world-class talent to perform live in the Wenatchee valley. As Ruth Pettit, who does publicity for the group, put it: they’ve been “going strong since 1937.”
This Saturday, the world of “pure imagination,” as Gene Wilder put it back in 1971, comes to the Gorge Amphitheatre. Five Quincy High School students are bringing “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” to the stage, along with games, food, and music, for a charitable cause.