Apparently, there’s a pent-up demand for Wenatchee-area garage rock from the 1960s. A New York record company, Sundazed Records, released a limited edition vinyl of “World of Woe,” a album released by Waterville band The Aztecs on Wenatchee’s Julian Records in 1968. Sundazed would not say how many of the 7-inch records it pressed, but they sold out immediately on Sundazed’s website, sundazed.com, on Black Friday.
The Columbia Chorale will sing a collection of familiar holiday songs, with a few twists 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee. The 60-voice group’s “A Family Christmas” concert will cover the standards, such as “O Holy Night,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.” An 8-member vocal ensemble will perform three a cappella pieces, including “Don’t Wake the Baby,” an original composition by the Columbia Chorale’s accompanist Ron Lodge.
The Go! section will print a driving map of spectacular Christmas lights in the Wenatchee Valley Dec. 19, which means this weekend is the last chance for homeowners to get on the list. Run, run Rudolph!
The holiday movie season has already begun, but dozens of other goodies await under the tree, and some of them are sure to surprise us. This year’s catalog is so crowded with potentially good movies that at least two presumed award contenders — George Clooney’s “Monuments Men” and Nicole Kidman as “Grace of Monaco” — are taking a powder until spring.
Bilbo turns tougher and more cunning and “The Hobbit” turns altogether more entertaining in “The Desolation of Smaug,” Peter Jackson’s livelier, funnier and action-packed middle film in his trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s slight delight of a novel.
Matthew Gonder set out to write a story about finding roots in music and drama. A 400-page book unfolded that became more of a tribute to his late father — a single dad of five who struggled to keep his family together.
Snow-clad scenery, relaxing travel and superb singing combine these next three Saturdays on the snow train to Leavenworth, and on December 14 travelers get the added bonus of hearing Stephanie Anne Johnson, Tacoma native and recent contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.”
LOS ANGELES — Nothing unites the people of the Internet quite like hatin’ on something together. So the recent press release announcing a sequel to the beloved holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” was met with the sort of overwhelming derision that really brings people together.
“Out of the Furnace” takes place in a small Pennsylvania town where generations of men have followed their fathers into grueling, thankless jobs at steel mills. The work is hard and unsatisfying, but it’s steady and reliable and it pays just enough to cover the bills.