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Symphony announces 2016 Young Musician Competition

The Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the 2016 Angela Schuster Svendsen Memorial Young Musician Competition to be held April 16. The Young Musician Competition is open to all musicians in the Greater Wenatchee Valley (Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan Counties) who will be entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2016. The competition is open to all musicians, whether they are attending public, private or home schools. Musicians will find the application form online at

The Mondegreens bring folk-tinged indie to Leavenworth this weekend

It’s like something out of a movie — too good to be true. Three high school friends who practice singing harmony in their high school band room in Chico, California, start a band covering the Avett Brothers and the Beatles. The band gets bumped to the back burner when they all go to different colleges, where so many high school bands go to die. But somehow, through winter breaks spent recording in their parents’ living rooms, the band doesn’t die. In fact, it grows.

Write On The River offers big prizes for short stories

Looking for a little motivation to write? How about $300? The eighth annual Write On The River competition is back. The Write On The River organization is offering $1,200 to six winners in two categories: fiction and nonfiction. So whether you’re sitting on a story you’ve yet to publish, or have an idea for something that you’ve yet to put down on paper, now is the time to start writing.

Go!’s annual New Year’s Eve guide

Tomorrow is Christmas. Maybe you're knee-deep in cookie dough and tinsel and Scotch tape today, but let’s look beyond that for a moment. New Year’s Eve is just one short week away. If you are still making your plans, read on for a list of places hosting music, serving dinner and throwing parties to ring in 2016.

Festival of Trees raises $85,000

WENATCHEE — Maybe money does grow on trees. This year’s Numerica Festival of Trees, “A Northwest Christmas,” raised $85,000 for the Performing Arts Center. Guests strolled through a holiday forest along the top floors of the PAC and the Wenatchee Convention Center Nov. 19-22, eyeing the elaborately decorated trees that were up for auction.

Follies and ‘Chicago’ auditions coming up

WENATCHEE — The one on the top of your tree needn't be the only star in your household this winter. The Numerica Performing Arts Center has two opportunities for aspiring actors and actresses coming up next month, beginning with auditions for “Follies A La Mode” on Jan 3.

Confluence Gallery begins ‘Artist to Artist’ program

Confluence Gallery & Art Center in Twisp is starting a new networking and education program called "Artist to Artist." Each quarter, a different Methow Valley artist will host a gathering in their studio.