Monday, June 30, 2014

Cascade Theatrical Company Announces 36th Season Lineup

Posted By on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Cascade Theatrical Company, who make their home at the Greenwood Playhouse next to Silver Moon Brewing downtown has offered the Source a sneak peak a the lineup for its 36th season starting in August. 
CTC will be hosting Sneak Peek performances on Aug. 1 and 3 to showcase the upcoming productions with introductions from the directors of the shows, and a scene performed from each play. 


SNEAK PEEKS: August 1 and 2, 7:00 pm. August 3, 1:30 pm. Limited to 130 patrons per peek – call to reserve your space 541-389-0803. Suggested Donation: $10.00. (NOTE: There are spoilers in the links below)

Brighton Beach Memoirs By Neil Simon (August 15 – August 30)
Part one of Neil Simon’s autographical trilogy, featuring Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, dreaming of baseball and girls in 1937 Brooklyn.

“Panic” By Joseph Goodrich (October 10 – October 25)
Paris, 1963. Film director Henry Lockwood, known the world over as “the Sultan of Suspense,” is caught in a nightmare straight out of one of his own films.

“Humbug” By John Wooten (December 5 – December 20)
Eleanor Scrooge locks herself in her office on a snowy Christmas Eve, determined to finish a corporate takeover until three “advisors” provide her with an eye-opening new appreciation for the holidays.

The Glass Menagerie By Tennessee Williams (January 23 – February 7)
A drama of great tenderness, charm, and beauty, THE GLASS MENAGERIE is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre.

“The Language Archive” By Julia Cho (March 6 – March 21)
George, a man consumed with preserving and documenting the dying languages of far-flung cultures doesn’t realize that, closer to home, language is failing him.

School for ScandalBy Richard Sheridan (April 24 – May 9)
Venomous Lady Sneerwell and her cadre of backbiters spin a web of malicious slander that threatens the happiness of everyone they encounter.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum Book By Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Based on the Plays of Plautus (June 12 – June 27)
A non-stop laugh-fest with plot twists and turns, cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, a showgirl or two, and a beautiful musical score.

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What in the World: Chefs, Contraception, Immigration, 'Nice' Guys and Beyoncé

Posted By on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 1:22 PM


CHEFS: Sunriver Resort's Chef Travis Taylor
walked away from last weekend's Bite of Bend Top Chef competition with the highest award—and a 10" knife forged from layered copper and brass by local blacksmith Kellen Bateham. Travis is now qualified to compete at Bite of Oregon for the title of Iron Chef Oregon.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of craft chain Hobby Lobby's decision to not cover certain forms of contraception for its employees. The privately-held company claimed a religious exemption. Though the court made the ruling more narrow than it could have, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg wrote in her dissent: "The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield." 

IMMIGRATION: If you want something done right, sometimes you have to do it yourself. President Barack Obama seems to be favoring that approach with today's announcement that he will take executive action on immigration. A bold move, especially in the face of House Speaker John Boehner's threat to sue his boss over his use of executive orders.

NICE GUYS: According to a study recently published in the Journal of Psychologypeople who are agreeable are more likely to acquiesce to authority figures  even if it means hurting someone. Those with "anti-social" personalities were more likely to refuse to participate. Also less likely to cause harm to others even when ordered to do so—the politically left-leaning. 

MOVE OVER, OPRAH: Who runs the world? Beyoncé, apparently (obviously). Forbes magazine named the pop mega super ultra star the most powerful celebrity of 2014. And since everyone knows that celebrities are inherently more powerful than ordinary people, that effectively makes Queen Bey Top Boss of the World. Disagree? You've been warned...

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Friday, June 27, 2014

What in the World: Booze, Bees, Bikes and Fashionable Fugitives

Posted By on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 11:51 AM

BOOZE: Do you consider yourself a "heavy drinker"? What does that even mean? Well, the Centers for Disease Control has an idea, but you probably won't like it. If you have more than a drink or two a day (depending if you're a gal or a guy), you may meet the qualifications. (CNN)

BEES: The Oregon Department of Agriculture is temporarily banning the use of pesticides linked to bee deaths, following high profile incidents in Eugene and Beaverton. Why should you care? Because, food. (KTVZ)

BIKE DRAMA: The Alliance for Biking and Walking recently got riled up about the alleged future exclusion of non-motorized commenting options from future censuses. The catch: They aren't going anywhere. Was the advocacy group confused or simply stirring the pot? (Oregonian)

FASHIONABLE FUGITIVE: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange is due to make his modeling debut at a London Fashion Week event at the Ecuadorian Embassy (where he's been hiding out to avoid extradition). Hot or not, designer Ben Westwood says he chose Assange for political, not sartorial, reasons. (UK Independent)

#YESALLWOMEN: Witnessing a man touch himself in public is such a common experience for women that in London, more than 2,000 officers have been trained to deal with unwanted sexual advances in public transportation. Dudes, keep it in your pants. (The Guardian)
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Larry and His Flask Benefit Concert

Posted By on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 4:57 PM


Local band and hometown heroes Larry and His Flask recently had their van and trailer stolen while they were on a national tour in Cayce, SC. Suck. Major suck. 

The guys are still on the road trying to finish out their tour with Foxy Shazam with borrowed, donated and replaced equipment, but the situation is far from ideal. However, YOU CAN HELP! Attend the Larry and His Flask Benefit Concert on Saturday June 28 at 8 pm at Volcanic Theatre Pub. $10 suggested donation.

Some phenomenal bands will be showing their support for their local brothers including MOsley WOttaNoah StroupThe High Desert HooligansPatrimony and Harley Bourbon

All of the band's musical equipment—which equates to their livelihood—and personal belongings went missing with the trailer and, while the van has been recovered, it needed considerable repair after the incident. 

The list of gear stolen is extensive: 
King trombone
Holton trumpet
1952 olds baritone horn
Pbone trombone
Palomino upright bass
2 Deering good time banjos
SJC Custom Drums drum kit
Phil Jones 1200 bass amp
2 Godin 5th ave. guitars
2 Breedlove Guitars acoustic guitar
Ampeg 6 by 10 bass
Carvin 600 bass amp
3 venue DI’s
Fender Guitar blues junior
Camp gear
A ton of Larry and His Flask merch (tshirts mainly)
Nikon d-50 camera
3 Sennheiser USA wireless systems
2 summit audio tla 50
DBX 1231 dual 31 band eq
BBE 4821 sonic maximizer
@Gator rock case

Let's show the boys that their hometown supports them and raise some money so they can continue to bring kick-ass folk-punk to the world!

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Cocktail Compass Summer 2014

Posted By on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 12:52 PM

The Source Weekly's Summer 2014 Summer Cocktail Compass is a comprehensive guide to happy hours and bars in Bend. Check this week's newspaper for the inserted guide and keep in the desk drawer year-round for reference, and don't forget to download the Cocktail Compass app for a handy in-phone guide to drinking #inBend. Read up and drink up! 


Check out the full Cocktail Compass online here. 

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What in the World: World Cup, Beer Runs, "Columbusing," Justice and Michael Jackson

Posted By on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 8:40 AM

This is the lead story on CNN's homepage.
  • This is the lead story on CNN's homepage.

Holy melodrama, Batman. Maybe we just don't get soccer/futball, but CNN's lead headline (or maybe just soccer in general) seems a tad sensational, no? "Can U.S. survive 'Group of Death'?" DUN DUN DUN... Under a subhead "Why should you care?" (thanks, CNN, some of us were definitely wondering) the article explains: "America can't very well be the world's super power and be mediocre at soccer." Hate to break it to you, CNN, but either you're wrong, or the U.S. isn't the world's super power. (We haven't made it to the World Cup semifinals since 1930.)

BEER: Just in time for the Bite of Bend Beer RunRunner's World has point-counterpoint that asks: "Is Drinking at Odds with Running?" The short version: Beer is poor fuel for the Ferraris that are fit runners vs. beer is the cherry on top of a fun, social run. What's your take? (Runner's World)

CULTURE: America. Rock and roll. Most "hip" neighborhoods. Twerking. Definitely, twerking. What do these things have in common? All are examples of what this College Humor video describes as "Columbusing" that is, when white folks act like they discovered something they totally didn't. Some commenters are claiming that the terms been tossed around by activists for ages, but this clever video is certainly bringing it into the mainstream. (HuffPo)

LAW + ORDER: Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman arrested for firing a warning shot when her then-husband allegedly lunged at her, threatening to kill her, is unlikely to serve any jail time  thanks to Gov. Rick Scott's revision of the state's "Stand Your Ground" law. The 31-year-old mother was initially sentenced to 20 years in prison for what many advocates called self-defense against potentially lethal domestic violence. (WJLA)

LAW + ORDER: The U.S. Supreme Court just struck down a Massachusetts law allowing "buffer zones" around clinics providing abortion services. The zones—in which protestors are not allowed to stand—were initially created in response to mass shootings at a number of clinics in the state. The Court says that the zones limit free speech more than is necessary to protect the "the Commonwealth's asserted interests." The irony: the Supreme Court has it's own no-protest buffer zone. (ThinkProgress)

MUSIC: Yesterday marked the 5 year anniversary of King of Pop Michael Jackson's death. Check out his very first moonwalk below. You have to wonder if he was concerned his footwork wouldn't be flashy enough in its own with all those sequins. What's your favorite Jackson jam?

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Newspaper on the Radio 6/26

Posted By on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Editor Phil Busse talks about the 6/26/14 issue of The Source Weekly featuring the Cocktail Compass on 92.9 FM. Listen to 92.9 FM online here. 

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The Brew Bus Chronicles

Posted By on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 3:53 PM

 Last week, Source writers Bri Brey and Jared Rassic embarked on an epic Brew Bus tour. Read why here.
Below are the absolutely (mostly) true buzzed ramblings from the journey.

They are code named, the Brew Bus Chronicles. 



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Mark Capell Says He'll Run for a Third City Council Term

Posted By on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Mark Capell announced today that he will run for a third term on the Bend City Council. He was first elected to council in 2006 and made headlines in 2012 when he bucked tradition and publicly declared his interested in serving as mayor

Capell currently serves as chair of the Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Bend Urban Renewal Agency and is a member of the Deschutes Water Alliance Board and the Deschutes River Conservancy Board. He outlined his three key issues for the upcoming City Council term in a release:

· Infrastructure. Between the sewer, water, and roads projects going on right now, we have more infrastructure projects going on than any time in the history of Bend. It is critical that we manage these projects to get the most return on our investment.
· Public Safety. In both Police and Fire, we have made great strides in improving efficiency. With the recently passed operating levy for Fire, we will have much better response times. We need to keep looking for additional efficiencies and continue to improve the service to Bend.
· Economic Development. We have made great strides in making the City easier to work with. As we grow, we need to keep diversifying our economy and having City Councilors that understand business. 

“We are in another growth spurt in Bend and we need to make sure that we manage it in such a way that we still want to be here and our quality of life continues to improve”, Capell said in the release. “I believe that if we lose focus of these issues and the investment that is required to help make sure that land and space is available for our incoming and local companies to grow we could again see Bend in a position that we are stymied and stuck in another recession."

Capell is a fourth generation resident of Bend and a graduate of Southern Oregon University with a background in business and marketing. He currently owns the small tech support/consulting business CMIT Solutions.

He joins fellow councilor Scott Ramsay, activist/volunteer Ron Boozell and Roats Water System co-owner Casey Roats in running for the three council seats coming open in November. Councilor Jodie Barram is running for Deschutes County Commissioner.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Jack White to Play Edgefield on Aug. 27

Posted By on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Has everyone seen this?!?!
This afternoon the Edgefield in Portland announced that indie-rock virtuoso Jack White will play its outdoor venue on August 27.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 27 at 10 am. 

White's most recent album "Lazaretto" came out in mid-June to solid reviews from critics. The album sold 40,000 copies on vinyl in it's first week making it the largest sales week for a single record in that format since 1991. 

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Bend's Summer Music Matchup Round I

Posted By on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 1:03 PM

When the Source office talks summer music, things tend to get pretty heated. We are so serious, in fact, that we've put together this Final Four-style bracket for the biggest names playing in town this summer.

No, we don't want to know who you think will draw the biggest audiences, put on the best gigs or go the longest past the 10 pm curfew. We want to know which artist you think would win in a physical, unarmed fight

Our first matchup is Mike Vallely of Black Flag vs. Jack Johnson...sounds unfair, we know but we randomly drew the pairs. Sorry, Jack. 


We're calling this the battle of the boards! Tell us who you think would take the crown. Vallely is an unequivocal badass skateboarding legend and Johnson is a Hawaii-born North Shore surfer.

We will randomly give out a FREE pair of tickets to see Leftover Salmon at the Subaru of Bend Outside Games this Thursday for one of the commenters. 

The artist that gets the most votes moves onto the next round. See the full bracket below. 

Other match ups include: Ringo Starr vs. Dave Matthews, Michael Franti vs. (either member of) Steely Dan and Amos Lee vs. Matt Berninger of The National. Comment away and let the battle begin!
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What in the World

Posted By on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 10:34 AM


Remember how we were totally relieved yesterday that Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudancese woman once sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, was released from prison? Well, turns out she was re-arrested while she and her U.S. citizen husband and two children were trying to leave for the United States. 

While we can all be grateful we don't live under the tyranny of the Sudanese government, things are going to be heating up in the United States—meteorologically speaking. According to a new report from the Rhodium Group, if you're still alive and living in Bend in 2080, you'll experience about 50 days a year of 95-degree temps  Based on the projected temperatures, we're guessing Texas will be devoid of human life by then.

As an aside to all the LGBT Pride stuff—are you familiar with the invention of heterosexuality? If you identify as "heterosexual," you can thank Austro-Hungarian journalist Károly Mária Kertbeny, who invented the term (along with "homosexual") in the mid 1800s in an attempt to illustrate that they were equal, if different, ways of getting down.

I believe the children are our future—our slightly less racist future. Why? This 4-year-old Wisconsin girl, who refused to let her 17-year-old babysitter pin the home theft she devised on "armed black men."

On a related note: Those children of the future, the ones sweating out their sins thanks to global warming, are increasingly likely to live with their parents as adults. But hey, at least they should be able to help pay that air-conditioning bill.

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