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The Tables Have Turned

The Tables Have Turned

New owner takes over Ranch Records during pandemic and changes name to "Smith Rock Records"
When Patrick Smith first envisioned owning a record store, he dreamt of outfitting the shop with stage lights, hosting local bands and making the store feel like a concert hall. Little did he know he would become a record store owner during the pandemic.

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A Multi-Day Festival in the Age of COVID-19

Sisters Folk Festival opens livestream access to its sold-out Close To Home music festival
Sisters Folk Festival opens livestream access to its sold-out Close To Home music festival

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With Music, We're Never Alone

Pete Kartsounes' latest album is the product of a life lived during a pandemic—offering the opportunity to try new things
As a musician for 27 years, Bend's Pete Kartsounes has never really had to go through anything like the challenges COVID-19 has presented musicians this year. Even in this new territory, with most shows canceled, and touring being out of the question, Kartsounes rolled with the punches and adapted.

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Celebrate Solidarity With Music

Worthy Brewing hosts a night in honor of those protesting against police brutality
On Sept. 4, Worthy Brewing will welcome MOsley WOtta (Jason Graham) and Oregon state Rep. Peter Defazio (D) to its stage for a night of music and advocacy against police brutality. The night will help serve as a platform for a larger discussion on the issue of racism and shed a light on the power of peaceful protest.

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High Desert Chamber Music Returns

The Tower Theatre is set to host two nights of classical music, performing the works of Bach, Shostakovich, Kabalevsky and more
Central Oregon can expect two nights of classical music performed by some of the most talented musicians in the area this weekend. High Desert Chamber Music's two-night showcase, Listen to the Music, features Spotlight Chamber Players and alums including John Fawcett, Mateo Garza and even HDCM's executive director, Isabelle Singer.

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Save The Music Saturdays

High Desert Music Collective and Silver Moon Brewing team up to safely keep live music alive in Central Oregon
Live music isn't dead. It's more like it's in hibernation, so we're seeing it less frequently, because we, too, have also been in a form of hibernation the last few months.

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Recent Comments

  • Re: With Music, We're Never Alone

    • such a great album by a talented singer songwriter!!

    • on September 6, 2020
  • Re: Celebrate Solidarity With Music

    • Sorry Worthy but your guy said it best....."just another parasitic grab to appropriate a cultural…

    • on August 30, 2020
  • Re: Local to the Core

    • So proud to be a part of this! Here is the link to the album…

    • on July 26, 2020

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