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Short Shakes’ 38th year brings new script, new partnership

For Short Shakespeareans, a local youth theater program, their 38th year is one filled with firsts. Branching out from their normal rotation of Shakespeare plays, Director Kelly Atwood made the decision this year to put on “Much Ado About Nothing.” The comedy, written by Shakespeare in the middle of his career, has never been done before by Short Shakes. It opens tonight at the Riverside Playhouse.

Monday night jams draw a crowd

WENATCHEE — It’s 7 p.m. on a Monday. Most bars in town are quiet tonight. But at the Riverside Pub at Columbia Valley Brewing, the party is just starting.

Crowdfunding a classical concert

Methow Valley composer and conductor Tara Kaiyala Weaver hears music in her mind. Her own classical compositions — most of which have never been played out loud — fill her ears. Now she is turning to the internet to help make her dream come true: an orchestral performance of her compositions by professional musicians.

Timbrrr! time in Leavenworth

Did you buy your tickets to the Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival yet? According to event organizers, tickets are running low, so you may want to get right on that today.

Symphony announces 2016 Young Musician Competition

The Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the 2016 Angela Schuster Svendsen Memorial Young Musician Competition to be held April 16. The Young Musician Competition is open to all musicians in the Greater Wenatchee Valley (Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan Counties) who will be entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2016. The competition is open to all musicians, whether they are attending public, private or home schools. Musicians will find the application form online at

The Mondegreens bring folk-tinged indie to Leavenworth this weekend

It’s like something out of a movie — too good to be true. Three high school friends who practice singing harmony in their high school band room in Chico, California, start a band covering the Avett Brothers and the Beatles. The band gets bumped to the back burner when they all go to different colleges, where so many high school bands go to die. But somehow, through winter breaks spent recording in their parents’ living rooms, the band doesn’t die. In fact, it grows.