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This week: Art events of note

This week: Art events of note

Here's my curated guide to arts and entertainment events that might be worth your time and money. I typically focus on the mid-valley, but if there's something big happening elsewhere, I'll note it here. If you want me to include your arts event in this list, click on...

Your Weekend Reader for Dec. 4-5

Your Weekend Reader for Dec. 4-5

I know: Christmas is just three weeks away. I know some of you are just about ready to wrap up your holiday preparations. I am not among you -- everything on my holiday checklist remains, um, unchecked. If you're in my camp, welcome -- and here's this weekend's list...

Miss Bennet gets a makeover in ACT’s “Christmas at Pemberley”

Miss Bennet gets a makeover in ACT’s “Christmas at Pemberley”

Poor Mary Bennet. The middle child of the five Bennet sisters, she has been mostly relegated to the sidelines of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” for two centuries, while her older sisters Jane and Elizabeth and even the youngest daughter, flighty Lydia – Lydia,...

This week: Art events of note

This week: Art events of note

Here's my curated guide to arts and entertainment events that might be worth your time and money. I typically focus on the mid-valley, but if there's something big happening elsewhere, I'll note it here. If you want me to include your arts event in this list, click on...

Your Weekend Reader for Nov. 27-28

Your Weekend Reader for Nov. 27-28

Hey, it's the weekend right after Black Friday! Exhausted from the Thanksgiving meal? From frenzied shopping? If not ... why not? What kind of American are you? Only about five weeks remain in this holiday season! Better get cracking! But if you really need a respite,...

Your Weekend Reader for Nov. 27-28

Alden Global Capital makes a bid for Lee Enterprises

Remember earlier this year, when I wrote incessantly about the (eventually) successful effort by the hedge fund Alden Global Capital to buy the newspapers owned by Tribune Publishing? I was interested in large part because I also was tracking what was looking like an...

Orchestra tunes up for Tuesday return

Orchestra tunes up for Tuesday return

It’s been nearly two years since the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra last performed in front of a live audience – “two years in purgatory" is how Marlan Carlson, the orchestra’s conductor and musical director, described the shutdown prompted by the COVID pandemic. So...

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