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Ramble at Rocky Reach this weekend

Local middle school students and members of the community have a chance to learn about the native habitats of the Wenatchee area at a three-day event coming to Rocky Reach Dam this weekend.
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Do movies matter? Absolutely. A Yale professor explains why.

LEAVENWORTH — When you settle into your seat at the Gateway Cinema or the Liberty with your white cheddar, buttered popcorn and your Twizzlers, don your 3-D specs and lean back for the show, are you doing anything of import, or are you merely escaping from all the truly important things in life?
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Local student artists honored by state

OLYMPIA — Artworks by three North Central Washington high school students will be exhibited in Olympia later this month, part of the 43rd Annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show. The show is sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Washington Art Education Association. Just 15 awards are given each year, selected from hundreds of district winners across the state. Winners will be honored at an event at the OSPI building in Olympia on May 20.
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Schreck reimagines Shakespeare

To mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, The New York Times last month invited four writers to “envision lost and rebooted scenes from some of the playwright’s works.” One of those writers was Heidi Schreck, a New York-based playwright and the daughter of Wenatchee educators Larry and Sherry Schreck. Here, Schreck takes on Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure.” From The New York Times:

Auditions for Mission Creek Players’ ‘August: Osage County’

Mission Creek Players are excited about their upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “August: Osage County,” by Tracy Letts, to be produced at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in downtown Wenatchee. Terry Sloan is directing and holding auditions next week: Tuesday, May 17 at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at the Chelan County PUD Auditorium on the corner of 5th and Wenatchee Ave. There are seven roles available for women and six roles for men. The script also calls for a Native American female and ...
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Art blooms: Your monthly First Friday guide

Venture away from the festival crowds this Friday and explore all things fresh in the local art world. Here’s your monthly Art Walk guide, courtesy of the Wenatchee First Fridays Art Walk organization.
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Wenatchee High School choir competes and wins in New Orleans

WENATCHEE — Under the direction of Dawn McCormick, the choir teacher at Wenatchee High School, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble competed in the Heritage Festival in New Orleans on April 23, winning First Place. Best of all, the choir took home the top award for most Outstanding Choir (of every type of choir present) for the entire event.
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Practically perfect: ‘Mary Poppins’ lands at the Numerica PAC

WENATCHEE — Daina Toevs carries around two fat binders — one white and one blue. In them, the director of this year's Apple Blossom Musical keeps her notes, pictures, endless sheets of music and the script for one enormous show. The Disney classic "Mary Poppins" opens Wednesday at the Numerica Performing Arts Center with a cast of 52 and a larger-than-normal budget for the non-profit Music Theatre of Wenatchee — somewhere between $80,000 and $90,000.