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A real conversation: Pink Martini visits with local young musicians

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A Harvard graduate who studied history and literature, Thomas Lauderdale had aspirations to become the mayor of Portland.
Lauderdale, who moved to Portland from rural Indiana with his family at age 12, instead ended up founding his band, Pink Martini, in 1994.
He started the "little orchestra" with the idea of playing political fundraisers for progressive causes.
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Dance in the solstice on Sunday

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
Sunday marks the winter solstice -- the shortest day and longest night of the year, and the official start of winter.
Solstice feasts and festivals are held on that day the world over to celebrate nature's cycle and to welcome the lighter and longer days ahead.
In Newport, the Lincoln County Historical Society will be hosting its festive Winter Solstice
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New works show at YAA Gallery

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
Mary Young and Sally Ann Morris are featured artists in the current spotlight show at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Nye Beach.
The show runs through Dec. 26, and is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The gallery is located at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport. Display tables are also set up with arts and crafts
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Wind ensemble to play at aquarium

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
The Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble will be presenting a program of Christmas holiday favorites for the Sea of Lights this weekend at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
The program will include the ever popular Sleigh Ride, as well as medleys of well-known carols.
Also included will be a few non-Christmas pieces (think songs made famous by Frank Sinatra)
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Heceta Head holiday celebration

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
The community and visitors to the central Oregon coast are invited to Heceta Head Lightstation's 19th annual Victorian Christmas Open House.
Doors will open to the public from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Heceta Head is located 13 miles south of Yachats along Highway 101.
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Old songs, new twists

Modified: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
The holidays call for good food and music, all the better if an evening includes both simultaneously.
If you're in the mood for a festive meal accompanied by holiday songs with an edgy twist, hold onto your Santa hats: local playwright Darcy Hogan and friends are presenting songs from her popular Christmas play, "Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart
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Wind ensemble plays benefit concert

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
The Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble will present its third annual Holiday Concert on Saturday at the Yachats Commons beginning at 2 p.m.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit South Lincoln Resources, as well as the Yachats Food Pantry.
The program will draw heavily on traditional favorites, carol medleys, pop tunes and a few familiar, non-seasonal numbers. Refreshments will be available
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Operas show at PAC

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
Following its record-breaking run on Broadway, "Of Mice and Men" is brought to the big screen by National Theatre Live at 7 p.m. today (Friday) at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC).
Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents this HD event, hosted locally by Kate Madison and Donald Stein. The PAC is located at 777 W Olive St.
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‘Sorry, Wrong Chimney’ opens Dec. 18

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
This winter, Theatre West presents "Sorry, Wrong Chimney," a comedy by Leo W. Sears and Jack Sharkey.
The comedy is being directed by Rich Emery, who recently directed "Things My Mother Taught Me," and who appeared in "Murder Is A Game."
The play will run from Dec. 18, 2014 through Jan. 17, 2015. Performances are scheduled on Thursday, Friday and
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New art classes at Visual Arts Center in Newport

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA), in partnership with the Nye Beach Banner Project, presents new classes for Lincoln County students to explore art making and to expand their creative thinking.
The next scheduled workshop will focus on creating a single page of a graphic novel and will be led by Sarah Gayle Plourde and Becky Plourde. Scholarships
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Christmas arts and crafts show

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
Starting today (Friday) through Dec. 23, four artists will showcase their work in a Christmas arts and crafts show.
Iory Uchihata, from Japan, will show her origami technique in many different pieces, as well her watercolor work. Caitie Mathews, from Newport, will present her collage art. Miguel Martinez, from Mexico, will show his acrylic on canvas paintings, and Colombian artist
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Waldport schools host holiday programs

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
There will be two music programs this year at the Waldport schools.
The Waldport High School music department will be presenting its winter concert on Monday, Dec. 15. Everyone in the community is invited to attend this free program, which will be held at Waldport High at 7 p.m.
The program will feature instrumental music performed by the combined
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Nature/art event set for Dec. 16

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
The Cascade Head Scenic Research Area earned its official designation 40 years ago this month, in December 1974.
Thanks to this vital preservation, Cascade Head will remain a source of inspired research and wild natural beauty for generations to come. To mark this anniversary, the Lincoln City Cultural Center (LCCC) and the Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council will present a
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