It takes a lot of makeup to create the ambiance of a black-and-white detective flick. The cast of “Murder at Cafe Noir” practiced caking on gray goop all over their faces, necks, in their ears, down their arms and on their fingernails last week. A few actors dyed their hair black; the rest had to borrow wigs.
Once again: Step-touch, booty-shake, spin and smile. Forty-year-old Jennifer Korfiatis beamed as she started to get the hang of salsa dancing Monday. “Good! Now one more time, repetition is what we need,” said Alex Galvan, her professional dance partner. “We’ve got time. Nothing but time.” “Well yeah, four days,” Korfiatis laughed nervously.
MR50 is a go. North 40 Productions will spend the next two seasons filming a documentary about Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort for its 50-year anniversary in 2016. The project surpassed its $40,000 fundraising goal Jan. 2.
Write on the River is taking entries for its sixth annual Writers Competition. The winners will be announced before the writers’ conference at Wenatchee Valley College May 16, featuring award-winning author Jess Walter.
It’s a long way from the Big Apple’s bright lights, but Nicole Benoit is determined to make “The Leap” in her hometown this summer. The 26-year-old Wenatchee native made a name for herself in New York as a dancer and singer since moving there in 2005. Over the last eight years, she conceived an idea — “The Leap” — that she plans to stage at the Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee Aug. 23.
James Thurber’s whimsical short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” was about a bored, unassuming married man who escapes his humdrum life through wildly adventurous fantasies in which he becomes a war hero, a test pilot and the like. He avoids the boredom of errands and life’s routine that way.