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'Rustling Leaves, Hollow Reeds'

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
This weekend, people from all different cultures will come together to swap beliefs, celebrate peace and perform traditions in one of the most diverse events on the coast.
"Rustling Leaves, Hollow Reeds" will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, in the lobby of the Oregon Coast Community College Central County Campus in South Beach, organized by Lincoln County's Baha'i faith community.
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Gypsy jazz on stage in Lincoln City

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
There are jazz fans, and then there are gypsy jazz fans. The latter are in love with a special style of jazz made famous by Jean "Django" Reinhardt in the 1930s.
For them, it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that gypsy violin, a driving bass and at least two guitars, one for lead and one for
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Newport Symphony Orchestra to perform

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
The beauty of the beach is back as Oregon's own orchestra at the ocean -- the Newport Symphony -- announces its 2016-17 season of classical music concerts.
Beginning Saturday, Sept. 24, with a repeat performance on Sunday, Sept. 25, the season-opening concert will be conducted by maestro Adam Flatt and will feature Erin Adair on flute in a performance
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World-class jazz on the coast

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
Celebrate America's greatest art form with three days of live jazz and jazz education.
The 13th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party (OCJP) is set for Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) and at the Newport Shilo Inn.
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Learning from a master

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
Many moons ago, I went to study conducting at Gunther Schuller's summer academy in Idaho: the Festival at Sandpoint. I was a keen young wannabe with a lot of prerequisites and very little experience. I knew I was in for an intense and rigorous time with Schuller, who was a notorious combination of taskmaster and inspirer.
Those weeks in Idaho
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Hatfield Marine Science Center to host film fest

Posted: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
A mini-film festival outlining some of the latest in coastal research and marine initiatives will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22, at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.
The series of short films will run from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and again from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Hennings Auditorium of the visitor center.
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Wainwright at the PAC

Posted: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
One Grammy award, 26 albums, 46 years, several movie scores, and multiple glowing reviews later, renowned singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III's process for drawing inspiration hasn't changed much.
"I don't think it has changed. At least from my point of view it hasn't changed. It's a bit like fishing -- I'm out on a boat with a line in the water,
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Reception to honor bay bridge artist

Posted: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
The Roger Yost Bay Street Gallery in Newport will honor homegrown artist Andrew Palmer at a reception on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., which will launch a month-long exhibit of paintings that celebrate the Yaquina Bay Bridge and Newport's historic Bayfront.
Palmer, who now resides on Oahu, will fly in from Honolulu for the special meet-the-artist
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Music teachers to perform

Posted: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
A Spotlight on the Teachers benefit concert, hosted by the Oregon Music Teachers Association, Lincoln County District, will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center.
Admission is by donation to the Suzanne Brown Student Aid Fund. Refreshments with the performers will follow the concert.
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Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble to begin new season

Posted: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
The Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble, a community band on the central coast, will begin its 2016-17 season at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, with a rehearsal at Crestview Middle School in Waldport.
The band is actively seeking trumpet players and percussionists, but positions are available in all sections.
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Photography exhibit opening at Maritime Center

Posted: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center will host a new exhibit, "Low Tide Landscapes."
This group exhibit by the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild explores the hidden landscape between land and sea exposed during minus tides, and it will be on view from Sept. 22 to April 2, 2017 at the maritime center, located at 333 SE Bay Blvd., in Newport.
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Fiction writer to hold workshop

Posted: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
Award-winning fiction writer Gina Ochsner will present a free workshop at the Sunday, Sept. 18, meeting of Willamette Writers Coast Branch.
It will be held at 2 p.m. in the McEntee Room of the Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye St.
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