There’s a lot more to ogres than people think. The big green recluse starring in “Shrek,” Wenatchee’s next all-district musical, is none other than Matt Cadman, the new director of the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee.
Just as summer movie burnout settles in, along come the films of fall to give us something to talk about other than special effects and action setpieces and how on Earth can Batman possibly fight Superman.
Dam construction and watercolor painting probably don’t immediately gel in your mind. But for Z. Vanessa Helder, they were a pairing that spurred on an artistic career 70 years ago -- and then a rediscovery this summer at Tacoma Art Museum
“Riddick,” a movie that might have been titled “A Diesel and his Digital Dingo Dog,” is built to mirror the signature traits of its star. Like Vin Diesel, it has bulk, lumbering clumsily along as it repeats Diesel’s greatest hits - the ones that don’t require him to drive a fast and furious car.
AMSTERDAM — A painting that sat for six decades in a Norwegian industrialist’s attic after he was told it was a fake Van Gogh was pronounced the real thing Monday, making it the first full-size canvas by the tortured Dutch artist to be discovered since 1928.
Leavenworth Village Voices is searching for a few new singers this season. Led by director Larry Henderson, the group performs every Christmas in Leavenworth, they host the International Chorale Festival in spring and they often join a few benefit concerts throughout the year.
Doug “Cosmo” Clifford thought he and Stu Cook could bring back the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival quietly. The two musicians were the original rhythm section for Creedence. The rolling bass in “Have you ever Seen the Rain?” That was Cook. The pounding drumbeat in “Fortunate Son?” Clifford.
What year is it again? Hard telling from the headliners this summer. The Beach Boys drew 1,300 people to the Deep Water Amphitheater last month — one of the strongest crowds yet of seven classic rock shows booked there. The Creedence Clearwater show Saturday is on track to bring 1,000 people. At the Town Toyota Center, more than 1,200 raised their Alefest glasses to Kansas. Heart’s October show is half sold already.
The Leavenworth Blues Festival is headed for prime time. The reality TV show, “Chasing the Dream” is sending a camera crew to the Leavenworth Friday and Saturday to film Randy Scott, a bluesman from Detroit on tour with his latest album, “Out of the Blue.”