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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.

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.

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.

Town band seeks musicians

LEAVENWORTH — Musikkapelle Leavenworth is looking for a percussionist and other musicians who are interested in joining the group.

Big in Japan: Cheap Trick tries on Town Toyota Center for size

Classic rockers Cheap Trick will play at the Town Toyota Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. Tickets are $29 to $52 and are available at the Town Toyota Center box office, online at, or by calling 667-7847.

Staff changes at the Wenatchee Valley Museum

After eight years with the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, Bill Rietveldt left his job as Exhibits Curator at the end of March. Wenatchee artist Kasey Koski has filled the job.