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A grape success: Competition is big draw for amateur winemakers

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
NEWPORT -- Nearly 60 wine aficionados tried their luck at earning top honors in the 2015 Newport Seafood and Wine Festival's Amateur Wine Competition.
The amateur competition is an exciting reminder that the annual Seafood and Wine Festival is only a few weeks away. This year's festival, with a "Once Upon a Vine" theme, will run from Feb. 19-22 at
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Recorder society plays a mix of sounds

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
The Oregon Coast Recorder Society (OCRS) will perform two concerts in Lincoln County in February.
The first concert is scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m., at St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church in Lincoln City. A second concert will take place on Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Newport. Both concerts will benefit local food
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PDE readies for Valentine’s benefit

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
Pacific Dance Ensemble (PDE), under the direction of Nancy Mittleman, is hard at work preparing for their 29th anniversary performance and benefit auction, "Dances from the Heart."
This free benefit will be held Friday, Feb. 13, Saturday, Feb. 14 and Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC).
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Caroll Loomis to speak at luncheon

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
The Coastal Arts Guild (CAG) invites the public to hear award-winning mixed media artist Caroll Loomis speak during the guild's Feb. 5 luncheon.
Loomis, a Toledo-based artist, is known for her baskets, encaustic and acrylic painting, sculpture and colorful gourds. She was born and raised in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range, and is an enrolled member of the
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Gayle to speak at guild meeting

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
Sarah Gayle will be the featured speaker at the Feb. 5 meeting of the Toledo Arts Guild.
Gayle will be demonstrating and teaching wire sculpture. Members will have the opportunity to make a simple wire sculpture in this mini-workshop. Those members and visitors who want to participate will need to bring a pair of needle-nose pliers and wire cutters. Wire
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‘Crazy Love’ comes to For ArtSake

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
"Crazy Love" is in the Valentine theme at For ArtSake Gallery.
The all-members show opens Feb. 6 and will be up through Feb. 27 at the gallery, located at 258 NW Coast St. in Newport's Nye Beach District.
Co-op artists have had fun creating quirky works about love gone crazy somewhere along the way. Refreshments and "Crazy Love" selected music
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‘La Vie en Rouge’ features French flair

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
Edith Piaf's voice is perhaps the single most vivid impression the world holds of France and its music, especially through her exquisitely sad classic, "La Vie en Rose."
Piaf's voice reverberates through the last century into the 21st, echoing the loves, losses, the quiet desperations, the boundless passions, the stories of a nation.
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YAA president displays work

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
Yaquina Art Association (YAA) President Ken Hartwell will be the featured artisan in the next spotlight show at the YAA gallery.
The show, featuring Hartwell's clay pottery work, opens on Saturday and runs through Feb. 13. The YAA gallery is located 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport's Nye Beach District. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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PAC filled with events for weekend

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) will present National Theatre Live in HD's presentation of "John" at 7 p.m. today (Friday) at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC), located at 777 W. Olive St. in Newport.
The event is hosted locally by Marc Maislen and Mary Eastman.
"John" contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. This production is
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MeeAe Nam appears with Newport symphony

Modified: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
NEWPORT -- Dr. MeeAe Nam has always known she loves to sing.
Convincing her father that she wanted to pursue singing as a profession, however, proved to be a difficult task.
Her father did not believe that music could pay the bills. To be able to continue singing, Nam negotiated with her father; she would sing in the choir at
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World Music Series kicks off Saturday

Modified: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
José Solano will open the 2015 World Music Series with Moroccan sounds and cultural flair this Saturday at the Lincoln City Cultural Center (LCCC).
The Lamiae Naki Quartet will grace the audience with a repertoire spanning numerous ethnic genres from Brazilian samba and bossa nova to Portuguese fado, Sephardic and Middle Eastern songs to Andalusian flamenco, and classical Turkish music.
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Colored pencil art on display

Modified: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
A spotlight show, running for two weeks, will feature the artwork of the Yaquina Art Association (YAA) colored pencil class. The show opens Saturday at the YAA Gallery, located at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport. The gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Children’s organization celebrates 25 years

Modified: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
The Oregon Coast Children's Theatre and Children's Center for the Arts celebrated the beginning of its 25th year serving the youth of Oregon at the beginning of the New Year.
In that time the nonprofit educational art organization has served more than 750,000 youth and patrons with their unique educational programs.
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A birthday party for Stafford

Modified: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
Friends of William Stafford in Newport will host a birthday celebration in honor of Oregon's former Poet Laureate.
He taught at Lewis and Clark College. Much of his thought and writing reflected his status as a pacifist and conscious objector during World War II. His western landscapes address universal themes.
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New curtains spruce up stage

Posted: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
After several months of working together to raise $10,000 for the "Hurtin' for a Curtain" project, One of Us Productions and the Friends of the Commons in Yachats received a $5,000 grant for new stage curtains and rigging.
The grant was presented by Mary Baker of the Oregon Community Foundation. More of the $10,000 needed will be coming from One
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Celebrate the Children set for Feb. 7

Posted: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
The Children's Advocacy Center of Lincoln County will present the 20th annual Celebrate the Children fundraising dinner, dance and auction on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn.
Festivities start at 6 p.m. with silent auction items and a no host bar, followed by dinner and a live auction and ending with an outstanding dance band,
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