With large-scale tours and festivals still nowhere in sight, getting pumped about new music this fall means getting pumped about the season's upcoming albums. Fortunately, there are plenty to stoke our excitement, from the highly anticipated debut by K-pop's biggest girl group to a timely re…

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GEORGE — Organizers have canceled next month’s George, WA Bluegrass Festival due to the state’s crowd-size regulations. The annual free festival, hosted by the George Community Hall, usually brings in roughly 250-300 attendees, said event director Debby Kooy.

Keep it virtual or take an evening trip outside to catch one of roughly two dozen artists performing in the Wenatchee Valley this week. Events include an open mic for guitar soloists, the jazzy Vincent Allis and Rhia Foster and a few classical concert performances.

Icicle Creek Center for the Arts is creating powerful new experiences for audiences in North Central Washington and beyond by livestreaming concerts and also rehearsals. Thanks to the teamwork of marketing manager Mason Elliott and technical director Eric Frank, the nonprofit is delivering a…

LEAVENWORTH — Icicle Creek Center for the Arts is premiering its Locals Only Series with a trio of short films starting at 7 p.m. March 27.

The final Black Box Concert of the 2019-20 season on Friday will feature Seattle’s Deep Sea Diver. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in downtown Wenatchee.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire are teaming up for a joint summer tour that comes 46 years after they first joined forces for a 1974 tour of Europe. Dubbed the Miraculous Supernatural 2020 Tour, it will mark the first time the two bands have shared t…

This week: Enjoy a host of live music events — with something for everyone, including an orchestra performance. Take in a Shakespeare play, learn about bats and enjoy the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Winter Games.

OMAK — The students of Okanogan County music teachers will perform a free public recital at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Omak Community Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Birch St., Omak.

This week: Hibernate no more. It is going to be a three-day weekend, after all. Rev up with a Beach Boys tribute band, paint a wine glass or an empty bowl, enjoy live drama, both human and four-legged varieties, and learn about Antarctica … or use all that to start your novel.

Ye Olde Bookshoppe:, 11 Palouse St., hosts The Darkest Moon Trunk Show, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 14 and a book signing with author Alainna MacPherson is 5-8 p.m. Feb. 21. The shop also offers palm and tarot readings from 5-8 p.m. Fridays and open mic nights at 6 p.m. Tuesdays.

This week: A polar plunge offers a sure-fire remedy for cabin fever. If you prefer a different kind of mid-winter adventure — or need to recover from a previous excursion — enjoy some great music, a classic film and some words to live by.

This week: Yes, the Super Bowl is Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs face the San Francisco 49ers in Miami. We care, but it’s not as if Russell Wilson and crew were involved. On the upside, it frees up valuable energy, giving you an opportunity to refocus, reach out … go to a hockey game, a conc…