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Live from Wenatchee: Kevin Nealon comes to the PAC

Kevin Nealon sits at a school bus stop overlooking the Pacific Ocean in southern California one recent afternoon. He's waiting for his son’s bus to arrive and talking to a reporter.
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First Friday Arts Walk happenings

Sasquatch sightings in East Wenatchee, fighting the stigma of mental illness at the MAC Gallery and three local masters sharing wall space at Caffè Mela. It’s First Friday time again. As always, all receptions are free. Here are this month’s art highlights:
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Leavenworth Summer Theater box office open now

The Leavenworth Summer Theater box office is open at Icicle Resort on Highway 2 for ticket sales for the summer and winter shows. Summer hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Jamie Howell takes on new role at Icicle Creek

Filmmaker and writer Jamie Howell of Wenatchee has been promoted to Development Director for Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in Leavenworth. Howell will also remain in his position as Artistic Director for Film at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.
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Hollywood in the hills: Leavenworth Film Festival rolls out the red carpet Saturday night

Put down the Gore-Tex. Step away from the hiking boots. This is not that kind of Leavenworth event, although these are definitely hiking boots people. It’s the Leavenworth Film Festival, happening this Saturday at the Festhalle, and it’s a fun, fancy night out and a reason to dress up in style. Once you get past the shock of spotting little black dresses and limousines in the heart of this mountain town, you’ll see why everyone is here: a slate of short films all about action sports, extreme adventure and getting ...
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Leavenworth nonprofit celebrates new location and programs this Sunday

There’s a lot to celebrate at Artis, the art-making and art education hub of Leavenworth formerly known as Icicle Arts. The nonprofit is celebrating 11 years in Leavenworth. In that time, the nonprofit has hosted countless art classes for all ages and abilities and provided art opportunities to the more than 500 students in the Cascade School District. Last year, the organization moved to its current location next to Sage Mountain Natural Foods and changed its name to Artis, an open-ended statement and an expression of Artis’s wide-ranging approach to ...
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Wenatchee grad wins major theater award

Wenatchee native Clare Barron won an Obie Award for playwriting last week for her play, “You Got Older,” produced by New York City theater company Page 73. The Obie Awards honor the best of off-Broadway talent.
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Local author draws on family history in first novel

Jane Meador Nagler of East Wenatchee has published her first book, a historical novel set in Oregon’s John Day Valley in the 1800s. Nagler, who writes as Jae Carvel, based the book on her own family’s history in the region. All eight of her great grandparents came to Oregon on covered wagons in the late 1800s. In the book, “By the River,” Nagler tells the story of a young mother of three children who arrives in Eastern Oregon a recent window and soon remarries, settles into life on a pioneer ...