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Remembering Woody Guthrie at Grand Coulee

GRAND COULEE — Songs written by folk artist Woody Guthrie while he spent about a month touring Grand Coulee Dam and its surrounding area in 1941 will be the subject of a concert and symposium Saturday at the dam.

Write On The River announces winners

WENATCHEE — In a packed room of over 100 writers from throughout Central Washington, three high schoolers approached the stage to be recognized for their talent at Write On The River’s annual conference on May 14.

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.

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?

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.

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 ...