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Dec 01,2006
Enroll in Six Part Series and Find Your Own Voice – No Experience Necessary Ellen Waterston, award-winning author and poet and founder of the Writing Ranch and The Nature of Words, will conduct a six-part series of workshops on writing creative nonfiction and memoir starting January 9, 2007. Titled “Getting Out of Your Own Way,” the workshops will be held at the Broken Top Clubhouse Board Room, Bend, Oregon from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. each ... [full story]
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Dec 01,2006
Central Oregon Community Colleges’s Cascade Chorale will present “Holiday Magic” at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8 and 9; and at 3 p.m. on Dec. 10, at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. James W. Knox, assistant professor of music at COCC, will direct. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. This is a fundraising event for Central Oregon Resources for Independent Living. The event is sponsored by SELCO Credit Union and Tennant Development. Tickets cost $15 and are ... [full story]
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Nov 24,2006
On Dec. 2 and 3, more than 150 breeds of the world's most competitive and coiffed canines will compete for the "National Champion" title at the sixth annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Long Beach, California. The event, which features thousands of dogs from around the world, is broadcast live by Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, starting at 8 p.m. EST both nights. Hosted by Bob Goen and Leanza Cornett, this is the first time ... [full story]
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Nov 22,2006
Taylor Branch, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author will present “Myths and Miracles from the King Years” at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2007, at Summit High School in Bend. Tickets go on sale December 1 at Barnes & Noble and The Bulletin, Redmond Chamber of Commerce and Paulina Springs Books in Sisters. General admission is $15.  Earlier this year Branch, Pulitzer-Prize-winning and bestselling author, concluded his exhaustive history of the civil rights movement and Martin ... [full story]
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Nov 17,2006
Literary Event Grows 30 Percent From Inaugural Year With full workshops and wait lists, enthusiastic audiences and a sold-out dinner and panel discussion, The Nature of Words drew participants from throughout Oregon, in addition to its loyal Central Oregon following, boosting overall attendance by 30 percent over the previous year. The annual literary event was held in Bend November 2 - 5. Central Oregon’s premier literary celebration is co-sponsored by the High Desert Museum and ... [full story]
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Nov 10,2006
The Cascade Festival of Music yesterday announced the appointment of its new Executive Director, Kathleen Cody, who was selected following an extensive and thorough executive search process. Cody will begin her new position on December 1."The successful management and growth of nonprofit organizations has been the foundation and focus of my career," said Cody.  "With 25 years of experience, I can clearly see that the future of the Cascade Festival of Music is one of ... [full story]
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Nov 10,2006
"One," a free, all ages multi-media concert, performance and celebration of World Peace Day, will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, November 17, at the Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Avenue, in Bend. "One World, One Race, One Destiny" is the theme of the World Peace Day event that will bring together musicians, performance artists, dancers, and videomakers in an evening celebration of peace.  Performances will include belly dancing by Bijou Project; spoken word artists Jason Graham, ... [full story]
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Nov 03,2006
Lemony Snicket's name is on the spines, and the title pages list him as the author, but in a recent telephone interview novelist Daniel Handler explained, sort of, that he's not, really. Lemony Snicket is just the narrator, according to Handler, who cashes the royalty checks and thus, one can only assume, actually writes the books.  Handler also makes personal appearances on Snicket's behalf. But he remains cagey about exactly who, or what, Lemony Snicket ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2006
Robert Greenwald's new documentary film will be shown at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 28 "Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers," Robert Greenwald's new documentary film about the deadly corporate privatization of Iraq, will show in an exclusive one-night engagement at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 28, at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. Tickets are $8 at the door; $5 for students and seniors. "Iraq For Sale" is co-sponsored by the Deschutes County Democrats, Central Oregon Jobs ... [full story]
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Oct 25,2006
Members of the Artists Local 101 are hosting a reception for their altered books exhibit from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, in the Gallery of the Pinckney Center for the Arts on the Central Oregon Community College Bend campus. Artists Local 101 is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to promoting alternative and contemporary art in Central Oregon. The reception will include performances by members of the Magic Circle Dance Theater and writers ... [full story]
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Oct 03,2006
Chat Up Writers and Literati at Readings, Workshops and Dinner Where do great writers get their great ideas? And what inspires them to stay focused? Come to The Nature of Words, Central Oregon’s premier literary event, November 2-5, 2006, and ask award-winning authors what you’ve always wanted to know about their craft. From the post-reading book signings to the author-led workshops to the dinner and panel discussion, you will have a chance for an informal ... [full story]
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Oct 03,2006
Mary McBride, whose single "No One's Gonna Love You Like Me" was featured on the Brokeback Mountain soundtrack, will perform at The Grove (1033 NW Bond Street, Bend, Oregon) on Friday, October 13 at 9 p.m.  Tickets are $10 at the door.McBride is a singer-songwriter who was featured alongside the likes of Willie Nelson on the Brokeback Mountain soundtrack.  She will be performing songs from her upcoming album, Tricky Tricky World, as well as hits ... [full story]
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Sep 21,2006
Oregon Author Recreates Early America with Action-Adventure Novel DURKEE, Oregon - Travel to the Old West where gun-slinging deputies and crazed bandits battle for control of early America in Charlie MacNeil's novel, Complications: The Deputies Book 1 (now available through AuthorHouse). Harvey Palmer wants to keep his life simple. Though he avoids responsibility and commitment, they find him when he stumbles onto a stagecoach robbery and foils it. His life gets more complicated when he ... [full story]
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