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Local stages have been dark for many long months since the pandemic struck, but the lights are beginning to go on for Newport and Lincoln City theater companies. With efforts in place to address social distancing and mask and vaccination mandates, audiences are starting to return. We contact…

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The Coastal-Aires are back. Lincoln County’s popular barbershop chorus wants people to start the holiday season off right with an afternoon of enjoyable music. Members of the group missed singing for audiences all last year, so they hope people will turn out for their holiday show this Satur…

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The newly released art book, “Michael Gibbons – Painting in Nature,” carries a dedication by Brian Ferriso, executive director and chief curator of the Portland Art Museum.

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The final film of the “Pieter Vijfvinkel’s Billy Wilder Film Festival” will be shown at 11 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 20, at The Bijou Theatre in Lincoln City. It will be “Sabrina,” starring Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn. Admission is by donation, with proceeds benefiting the Echo Mountai…

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After a lengthy, pandemic-induced hiatus, the Central Coast Chorale is ready to get back to singing. It’s been nearly two years since the 25-year-old community choir performed their last concert, but the group is on track to resume rehearsals starting in January 2022.

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Crow’s Nest Gallery and Studio in Toledo will be holding an “Art For the Holidays” sale Nov. 26, 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

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Joseph Wellons, known by many locals as “Toad,” is painting a mural on the concrete wall beneath the Yaquina Art Association (YAA) Gallery at the Nye Beach turnaround in Newport. He is a member of YAA and has taught colored pencil classes for the past five years. YAA president Ken Hartwell s…

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Dance classes for the 2021-22 year have started. Dance! And All That Jazz! is holding classes in jazz, contemporary, tap, ballet, creative dance for 4 and 5 year olds, hip hop, musical theater and ballroom.

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The Saturday morning film series, “Pieter Vijfvinkel’s Billy Wilder Film Festival,” continues at 11 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 13, at The Bijou Theatre in Lincoln City with the classic film “Sunset Boulevard,” starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson and Erich Von Stroheim. Admission is by dona…

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Judy Deam’s sculptures and reverse paintings on glass come from what she calls “ideas waiting inside me, waiting to get out.” Those ideas, which take shape as clay sculptures enhanced with found objects, or brightly colored acrylic reverse paintings on glass, have an otherworldly style to th…

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On the first weekend of every month, the town of Toledo celebrates its vibrant arts community in a citywide event at local galleries and studios. First Weekend Art is an opportunity for the public to connect and talk to local artisans at several locations around town. Toledo will be celebrat…

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The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the exhibition, “Lincoln County Clay,” from Nov. 6 to Dec. 23 in the Runyan Gallery and the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The exhibition will include 13 of Lincoln County’s leading ceramic artists in a facility-wide celebra…

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LINCOLN CITY — After spending 11 years creating art from washed-up trash and touring the country with it to raise awareness of ocean pollution, Angela Pozzi ended her decade-plus journey Saturday by introducing the Washed Ashore sculpture exhibit for the final time at the Lincoln City Cultur…

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Art Toledo is gearing up for its third round of Phantom Galleries along Toledo’s Main Street, and they are looking for people who are interested in putting their artwork on display.

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The Lincoln City Cultural Center, at 540 NE Highway 101, continues its 2021-22 Celtic Music Series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, with a concert featuring Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter, a multi-instrumentalist duo with Celtic Harps, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Bouzouki, Citter…

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Beginning Saturday, Oct. 30, the Bijou Theatre in Lincoln City will be offering an opportunity to see truly classic American films from one of the greatest directors, support important local relief efforts and pay homage to a cinema lover who lost his life to the COVID-19 virus.

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The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the exhibition, “Whimsical Clay,” by Emily Free Wilson and Matt Wilson, showing now through Nov. 27 in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artist Showcase (COVAS) at the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 NW Beach Drive).

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Helen Kropp first came to the Oregon coast at Newport in 1962. Falling in love with the area, she and her husband bought a small beach cabin and in 1996, when her husband retired, they moved into an oceanview home they had built three blocks away. And while she has just sold that house and i…

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Ask Tom Hasting how he got started working with wood, and he’s likely to tell you he was born into it.

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Mandatory face coverings haven’t dampened the atmosphere at Oregon Coast Community College. To the contrary, the fall is off to an energetic start as students, faculty and the community return to campus after more than 18 months of limited access. That energy is manifest in many ways — inclu…

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There has been a whale sighting at the Fiber Arts Studio Gallery inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Hegira, a free-form fiber art piece created by Christina Harkness, depicts a female humpback whale swimming above a coral reef.

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The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD returns to the Newport Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 16, with the Russian epic “Boris Godunov,” the tale of a tortured tsar caught between ambition and paranoia, starring German bass René Pape.

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The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents Tyler Brumfield’s exhibition, “Consumed,” through Oct. 30 in the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center, located at 777 NW Beach Dr.

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Neskowin Chamber Music opens its 2021-2022 season on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. with a concert by mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich and pianist Jeffrey Ladeur. Masks are required.

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A new exhibition called “Journeys with Wood” opens today (Friday) in the Chessman Gallery at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Renowned wood and fiber artist and longtime instructor at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Monica Setziol-Phillips, is exhibiting her work alongside that of sev…

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“Equine Obsession,” a watercolor painting by renowned local artist George Schoonover, was recently juried into the prestigious Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Aqueous International Exhibition. The juror of selection and awards was Carla O’ Connor, writer, painter and nationally sought after ju…

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Pam Levander, of Otis, has moved on from raising and breeding Afghan Hounds to creating whimsical clay sculptures of people and animals, particularly dogs and fish, and she’s enjoyed every minute of both worlds.

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On the first weekend of every month, the town of Toledo celebrates its vibrant arts community in a citywide event at local galleries and studios. First Weekend Art is an opportunity for the public to connect and talk to their local artisans.

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Jill Ledet will be performing live music on keyboard this Sunday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Luna Sea of Seal Rock, located at 10111 N Highway 101. Information is available by calling 541-563-LUNA (5862).

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A trip to the big city isn’t the only way to enjoy live opera, thanks to the Metropolitan Opera’s “Live in HD” (high definition) series at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC). The 10-opera series is presented by Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA).

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The Newport/Oregon Coast Community Drum Circle will present the final monthly concert in its 11th annual Summer Celebration Performance Series of free outdoor stage shows this Saturday, Sept. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Literacy Park Amphitheater at 370 W Olive St., behind the Newport Pub…

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“A Piano Extravaganza” will be presented this Sunday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center. The concert will also be livestreamed on YouTube by students of the Video Class at Waldport High School. Two students with their teacher, Philip Reed, will be on site to do the re…

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Sept. 29 is the first ever National Silent Movie Day, and the Bijou Theatre of Lincoln City is jumping in and celebrating by presenting the 1923 classic, “The Hunchback Of Notre Dame,” staring Lon Chaney. 

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What’s the difference between a fiddle and a violin? In the hands of Eileen Ivers, a celebrated guest soloist with more than 50 symphony orchestras, who also shreds electric fiddle through fuzz, wah and looping effects, who is called “the future of the Celtic Fiddle” by the Washington Post a…

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The Oregon Coast Jazz Party returns to Newport on Oct. 1 and 2 at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Pictured is legendary jazz musician Houston Person, who will perform on tenor sax Friday, Oct. 1, only. For more information and tickets, go to coastarts.org/oregon-coast-jazz-party or call …

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Ken Peplowski says the Oregon Coast Jazz Party at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) is just the place to bring joy to people’s faces once again in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Newport Symphony Orchestra is once again preparing for its youth musicians programs. Returning after a year and a half hiatus due to COVID, the Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast (NYSOC) is looking for youth string and wind players alike. 

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The Yachats Banner Project auction has gone live online. People can now view and bid on any of the 36 banners created by south county artists that are presently hanging on the antique lampposts along Highway 101 in Yachats. But hurry up if you want to see them while they are hanging as they …

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The Lincoln County Historical Society is excited to announce the opening of a new exhibit, “FINDING OUR WAY: Navigating Life at the Edge,” on Sept. 17. Exhibitions staff are looking forward to sharing a fresh look and exciting new research in the main gallery at the Pacific Maritime Heritage…

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The Newport Symphony Orchestra makes its “healing and triumphant” return to the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) this month, live and in concert at last.