CHELAN — The Lake Chelan Arts Council recently challenged local artists to create unique winter views for its new winter art exhibit, “Lake Chelan in Winter,” and submit work in various media such as drawings, photography, paintings, pottery and collage.



WENATCHEE — Join Seattle-based soul punk band Down North 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 for an intimate black box concert experience that brings the audience and performer onto the same stage at the Numerica Performing Arts Center.

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WENATCHEE — Carson Zehnder will play Sophie and Dawn McCormick will play Donna in “Mamma Mia!” this spring in the 2020 Apple Blossom Musical that is being directed by Paul and Kelly Atwood and produced by Jill Sheets.

This week: A theme of Ice and Fire is making a comeback, with or without George R. R. Martin. After all, winter is here, with a vengeance, just in time for Lake Chelan Winterfest and Leavenworth’s Bavarian Ice Fest. If those activities there aren’t enough to get you to brave the cold, consid…

After turning in the first two greatly beloved, operatically souped-up action opuses in the “Bad Boys” franchise, everyone’s favorite gearhead maximalist auteur Michael Bay is no longer behind the camera for the third, “Bad Boys for Life” (though he is in front of it, briefly).

How do you single out five books, out of all the hundreds coming out in 2020, for special attention? With great trepidation! Here are five very different books, all highly anticipated, making their way to our shelves in the new year. Here's hoping it's full of good reading.

Just as we're all scrambling to catch up with the best of 2019's releases — here comes the 2020 movie slate. Here are 10 movies to watch for; some you've heard of, some that maybe you haven't. Note that all release dates are subject to change, or in some cases are vaguer than vague at this p…

This week: As the enthusiasm for the New Year’s Resolutions start to become old hat, take time to shake it up, whether it’s a real “Thriller” in the form of a Michael Jackson impersonator, a funny play about the mafia or a not-so-happy opera that puts it all in perspective. It’s not as bad a…

Nature’s secret pantry offers highly sought and tasty wild ingredients for the table. Learn more about “The Wild Foods of Spring” from award-winning author, instructor and lecturer Langdon Cook from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wenatchee River Institute’s Red Barn, 347 Division St. in Leavenworth.

Another decade gone by? Are you sure? I guess time flies while you’re watching TV. Particularly when you are watching really good TV. And whatever grudge you might still be holding over the “Game of Thrones” finale or the change in “Great British Baking Show” hosts, you have to admit that te…

This week: The season is upon us, so those who want to ramp things up, you have plenty of opportunities to take in the sights and sounds. For those who want to step back and chill, those options are available, too. Your call. Either way, here’s wishing you a Merry, Merry Christmas!