Arts and Entertainment

Pictured are the two lead character, Nicole Pearce and Douglas Leese in a production of Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park. In addition to Pearce and Leese, who were producer and director, respectively, the cast included Marile and Steve Kundel and Ugo Bar

Lake Crest Winery hosts ‘Barefoot in the Park’

OROVILLE – Last Saturday night Lake Crest Winery hosted a dinner theater catered by Bonaparte Lake Resort and featuring Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park.”

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Geoff Klein, Mo Fine and Esther Bricques winemakers Steve and Linda Colvin welcome movie-goers to the barrel room which has been converted to a theater for the TwIFF.

Three nights of great short films in Oroville at Tumbleweed Film Festival

OROVILLE – The Tumbleweed International Film Festival presented 33 short films over three nights, featuring everything from documentaries, to an Oscar winning animated film.

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Cierra Williams performs "Jesus, Take the Wheel" at the Nashville Country Star state finals at the Omak PAC on Saturday, March 31. Brent Baker photos

Not the big prize, but maybe the best one

OMAK – Cierra Williams may not have broken into the ranks of the big prizes at Saturday’s Nashville Country Star state finals.

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Steve Kinzie and Steve Sher will be performing at the Tonasket CCC Coffee House on Friday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m., following a dinner that starts at 5:30 p.m.

Sher and Kinzie to perform at CCC Coffee House, March 23

TONASKET – Steve Sher and Steve Kinzie will be performing at the next Tonasket Community Cultural Center Coffee House on March 23.

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The Laura Love Trio performed at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center last Saturday night.

Laura Love rocks the Community Cultural Center last Saturday

TONASKET – With the very first strums on her bass guitar, Laura Love had people up on their feet dancing. Orville Johnson and Chris Leighten completed the Laura Love Trio.

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Princess Dayna and Queen Ali

Ali Miller selected as May Festival Queen

OROVILLE – Ali Miller, the daughter of Scott and Benie Miller, was chosen as this year’s Oroville May Festival Queen at the Selection Night ceremony held at OHS on Monday, Feb. 20.

“I didn’t think I would really get it, Dayna’s more business and high heels, I’m more casual. She’s more ‘girlie-girl,’” said Miller. “I didn’t go in with the mindset that I would be selected and when I was I didn’t think I’d be all happy and giddy… but I was.”

Queen Ali and Princess Dayna Roley will represent the Oroville community during this year’s May Festival on Saturday, May 12. Miller and Roley, the daughter of Ross and Neysa Roley, will ride the float at Oroville’s annual festival, as well as at other community festivals around the region.

Miller is active in school and the community. She runs cross country, plays basketball and tennis and is a member of the O-Club. She is also a member of the Border Patrol Explorer Post 0023.

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Movie-goers and filmmakers mingle among the displays at the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Center in Osoyoos, BC during a break at the Tumbleweed Film Festival's Best of Fest. Photos by Gary DeVon

Tumbleweed Film Festival makes happy fans in Osoyoos

OSOYOOS – Following three nights of films and one Saturday Family matinee at the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Tumbleweed Film Festival is already set for next Sept. 2012.

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Chesaw’s Hot August Nights Aug. 27

CHESAW – The Highlands Community of Chesaw will present the second annual Hot August Nights event on Saturday, Aug. 27.

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Garlic Festival planned for Aug. 26 and 27 in Tonasket

TONASKET – The 12th Annual Okanogan River Garlic Festival will be held Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27 at Tonasket’s History Park.

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Phoebe Webb from Omak answers questions from the audience and festival co-founder Geoff Klein about her short film "You Might Need it Someday" which was shown at Esther Bricques Winery on Saturday. Photo by Gary DeVon

Tumbleweed brings three days of fun and film to Oroville

OROVILLE – The Tumbleweed Film Festival rolled into Oroville last week and over 250 people enjoyed films from around the world, including one from a filmmaker from Omak.

The overall winner of this year’s festival was “North Atlantic,” a dramatic short film from Portugal by Bernardo Nascimento.

“I think it went well beyond our expectations,” said Geoff Klein, who with fellow Seattle filmmaker Mo Fine, founded the Tumbleweed Film Festival in Oroville last year. Since that time the festival has grown to include smaller “Best of Fests” held in the Tri-Cities and Omak, with another Best of Fest planned for Sept. 22 to 24 in Osoyoos, B.C. at the Desert Cultural Center at NK’MIP Resort.

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