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Wine, chocolate and art on the menu

Modified: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
NEWPORT -- This Sunday, community members are invited to stop by the Newport Performing Arts Center and celebrate the many local talented women of the central Oregon coast.
The Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) will host the Celebration of Women "Wine & Chocolate" event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
At this Celebration of
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Modern Mandolin plays Lincoln City Cultural Center

Modified: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
How many mandolins does it take to wow an audience on the Oregon Coast? What is a mandola?
Audience members can find out on Sunday, Nov. 2, when the Grammy-nominated Modern Mandolin Quartet plays in Lincoln City, on the Lincoln City Cultural Center auditorium stage. The show begins at 7 pm, and advance tickets are just $18.
The Modern
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West African dance project in Newport

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
A workshop with a new concept for West African dance, music and song takes place at Dance! And All That Jazz! this Saturday and Sunday.
An introduction and preparation will begin from 10 a.m. to noon, then participants will return from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, and continue on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost
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Grant lights up Alice Silverman Theatre

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Entertain the Future!: A Capital Campaign to Enhance and Expand the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) and the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) have been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Murdock Charitable Trust.
The grant will provide funds for the next two phases of improvements at the PAC, which include electronic signage and modernization of the lighting
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Palekh painters visit Newport

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
For Russian art masters Boris and Tanya Kamardine, the beauty is in the details.
The pair of painters brought their knowledge of traditional Palekh painting with them on a visit to Newport this week.
The Kamardines are leading a four-day workshop at the Newport Visual Arts Center for artists interested in learning the craft of Russian fairy tale painting.
The
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Pioneer surfers exhibit on display

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
An engaging and nostalgic exhibit on Oregon coast surfing, surfer culture and the pioneers who made it happen opens at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center on Thursday, Oct. 23.
For centuries, surfing was central to ancient Polynesian culture. It was "discovered" by European explorers in the late 1700s.
The first written account of surfing in Hawaii appears in the
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Original music returns to coast

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
"She Loves Me Not" is returning to the central Oregon coast with additional performances.
Book and music book are by Oregon coast musician Milo Graamans.
There will be a one-time performance at the Lincoln City Cultural Center today (Friday) at 7:30 p.m., and an additional performance at the Florence Event Center on Oct. 26 at 2 p.m.
An onstage five-piece
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Artists invited to new workshop

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
 Writing -- the key to self-promotion -- is a challenging task for many artists. To support artists and to build their professional careers, the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present the ART-WRITE workshop with author Vicki Krohn Amorose.
ART-WRITE offers generous encouragement and practical guidelines for artists, and the workshop is appropriate for artists of all
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Sunday workshop features poet

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
This Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Willamette Writers Coast Chapter will offer a free workshop on writing memoir as poetry at the Newport Public Library.
Taught by Jan Ayers, the class will discuss several definitions of "poemoir," or poetry and memoir, take a look at some interesting examples from past and present, discuss the possible forms and shapes
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Zombie apocalypse ready to strike

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Teeth-gnashing zombies will terrorize Oregon Coast Aquarium visitors the night of Saturday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., when the annual Halloween celebration, Creatures of the Night, invades the Newport-based attraction.
The aquarium hosts the annual event to raise food for Food Share of Lincoln County before the Thanksgiving holiday, and pet food for the Lincoln County Animal
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New performance shows Saturday

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) will present Met Opera Live in HD's presentation of Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Newport Performing Arts Center,
located at 777 W Olive St. The event is sponsored locally by Kay Eldon.
Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart's masterpiece, directed
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Kids Sing Out fall workshop

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Kids Sing Out will host a series of fall workshops.
They will host their first fall workshop this Saturday, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, located at 540 NW Highway 101.
Register by calling director Valerie Kendall at 541-996-4045 or email vkendallsong@gmail.com
Registration has also started for the fall/Christmas session of Kids Sing Out at
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Music duo featured

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
On Saturday, the Lincoln City Cultural Center will welcome the return of Blaze & Kelly.
Singer and songwriter Niccole Blaze and bassist Mo Kelly will perform a Saturday night show on the auditorium stage.
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