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Famous Oregon Writers

As we roll out the Poetry Issue, a tribute to other Oregonians with a way with words
Why do we write, and what makes a great writer?

Family Ties to the "D"

A local recounts a tale of the founders of downtown Bend's beloved historic bar
In 1917, my great-grandfather, John Cronin, moved to Powell Butte, a small farming community east of Bend.

Pageantry on the Deschutes

An upcoming talk brings back memories of the Bend Water Pageant
Those who grew up in Bend may have fond memories of spending the 4th of July at Mirror Pond, watching colorful floats parade down the river.

Moscow's Nutcracker

Local dancers join world-class dancers for the classic wintertime ballet
The Moscow Ballet returns to Bend Sunday as part of the company's seventh international Dove of Peace Tour, with back-to-back performances of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" at the Tower Theatre.

Appropriation vs. Appreciation

Questioning the difference between a culture and a costume
It's almost that time of year again, time to dress up and go door to door asking for tricks or treats—and also to wonder, is this cultural appropriation?

'Oliver!' is at The Door

Sunriver Stars opens "Oliver!" the musical, Friday
Central Oregon hosts some exceptional events over the winter months, and community theaters can provide a memorable element of entertainment for all ages.

It's '10' Time at Cascades

Four chances to see seven winners on one ticket
The results are in: Out of more than 100 submissions from playwrights across the U.S., seven best works have been chosen for the Cascades Theatrical Company's second annual "Cascades 10!" festival of short plays.

Jumpin' Jive

We go genre-hopping with Central Oregon's new FM radio station
Central Oregon radio can already go from straight-down-the-middle mainstream to alternative rock to community-flavored talk in the push of a button.


Pianist opens High Desert Chamber Music series with mix of class and pop
You might not expect to hear Tears for Fears or Tori Amos at a High Desert Chamber Music concert—but mixing it up is radio personality and classical pianist Christopher O'Riley's specialty.

Sixth-Generation Shaman

A Q&A with don Jose Ruiz, co-author of "The Fifth Agreement" and son of "The Four Agreements" author, don Miguel Ruiz
Don Jose Ruiz comes from a long line of healers and spiritual guides, not the least of whom is his father, don Miguel Ruiz, author of "The Four Agreements"—a book containing simple teachings that's been translated into more than 40 languages since it was first published in 1997.

Call for Submissions: 2018 Source Poetry Contest

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  • Re: Appropriation vs. Appreciation

    • Cultural appropriation exists in many forms, particularly in Bend. Opening a ramen restaurant and turning…

    • on October 31, 2018
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    • I tuned in to 96.5 this morning after reading this article...only dead air.

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