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Fusing past and future

Modified: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
SOUTH BEACH -- Working with glass is an experience like no other. A lot of the tools aren't fancy, some of them handmade out of cherry wood and fashioned the same as they were hundreds of years ago.
While some of the tools remain the same, the industry itself, however, is always evolving.
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Theatre West presents: 'Social Security'

Modified: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
Theatre West presents "Social Security," a comedy by Andrew Bergman. The director is Bryan Kirsch. Bryan recently directed Delval Divas and appeared in Sorry Wrong Chimney and The Man With The Plastic Sandwich.
"Just when you were beginning to think you were never going to laugh again on Broadway, along comes Social Security ... the play is a
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Arts and crafts sale begins Friday

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
There will be a fundraiser arts and crafts sale today (Friday) through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts Center. There will be demonstrations by member artists, food and lots of framed and unframed arts and crafts sold.
Proceeds are donated to the Yaquina Art Association scholarship fund to further the arts by providing
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Artist Becky Miller to speak in Newport

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
The Coastal Arts Guild (CAG) welcomes Becky Miller to the guild's luncheon on Thursday, March 5.
The first Thursday of each month, CAG holds a luncheon and program for members and guests from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts Center, and invites those interested in the arts to attend.
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Recording artist Girish to lead kirtan

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
What is a kirtan? A Hindu devotional song, in which lines are sung by a leader, and repeated by a larger group. In a larger sense, however, the kirtan is not just a call-and-response song but an event, an experience -- like the kirtan happening Monday, March 2, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
The event will begin at
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Fostering friendships

Modified: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
"You come here not knowing anyone then, all the sudden, you have new best friends," said Peggy Kroessin, of South Beach, who upon moving to this area didn't know anyone at first, but that changed after attending one of the free daily art classes at the Newport Visual Arts Center.
"It's a wonderful community with lots of (free) resources," added
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Hoke to discuss ‘Palestine Speaks’

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
Mateo Hoke is co-editor of "Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation," a transcribed oral history of life in Gaza and the West Bank. He will discuss "Palestine Speaks" at the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC) at 7 p.m. on Saturday as this month's featured presenter through Writers on the Edge.
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Spotlight on the Teachers: A Broadway Revue in Newport

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
Spotlight on the Teachers, A Broadway Revue, will be hosted by the Lincoln County District of the Oregon Music Teachers Association on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive St. This is a benefit for the Suzanne Brown Student Aid Fund, and admission is by donation.
"The spotlight concerts are the primary means
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Newport High preps for spring concert

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
The Newport High School music department invites all members of the community to attend a free spring concert at the Newport Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.
The concert will be in two parts. The choir and intermediate band will be performing from 7 p.m. to 7 :40 p.m. After a 15-minute intermission, the NHS
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David Ogden Stiers conducts Newport Symphony

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
David Ogden Stiers, the Newport Symphony Orchestra's resident conductor, will take up the baton once more for a performance of Rachmaninoff's superb Second Symphony.
This show stands unique among the Newport Symphony Orchestra's offerings this season, for it features Stiers both as conductor of the music and as narrator of the life of the composer.
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Slipshod performs Saturday in Lincoln City

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
The Lincoln City Cultural Center announces the return of Matt Snook and Steve Blanchard, playing a variety of stringed instruments and singing their way through an eclectic catalog of bluegrass and Americana.
Collectively, they are Slipshod, back by popular demand as part of the Weekender Concert Series on Saturday, beginning a 7 p.m.
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Met Opera presents pair of shows in Newport

Modified: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts announces Met Opera Live in HD's presentation of Tchaikovsky's "Iolanta" and Bartok's "Duke Bluebeard's Castle" at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive St. The event is sponsored locally by Donna Rae Benson.
On the heels of her triumphant performances in Eugene, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on
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Alice Silverman Theatre goes dark

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
Exciting things are happening at the Newport Performing Arts Center in March. In order to prepare for the new lighting system, it is necessary to shut down the 26-year-old system of dimmers and relays to make way for a new, energy efficient system.
There will be a few events in the Alice Silverman Theatre in March, but
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