Arts and Entertainment

Community musical is slated for first two weekends in May

OMAK – The Okanogan Valley Orchestra & Chorus will be presenting the Broadway show “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” on May 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at the Omak Performing Arts Center.

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Tonasket boy advancing in Nashville Country Star competition

CONNELL – TJ Morgan, a senior at Tonasket High School, has advanced in this year’s Nashville Country Star competition to the semi-finals round, to be held in Connell on Saturday, March 26.

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Comanchero auction on Saturday

TONASKET – The Tonasket Comancheros are hosting their annual auction to raise money for the Tonasket Rodeo on Saturday, March 26 at the Tonasket Eagles.

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This year’s May Festival Royalty are (L-R) Princesses Kelsey Hughes, Kylie Richardson, Naomi Peters and Queen Madison Hatch. The girls, all juniors at Oroville High School, had personal interviews from a panel of judges and then on Selection Night last

Madison Hatch selected Oroville May Festival Queen

OROVILLE – Madison Hatch, the daughter of Bill and Moya Hatch, was chosen as this year’s Oroville May Festival Queen at the annual Selection Night held last Monday.

Hatch, Kelsey Hughes, Naomi Peters and Kylie Richardson were all vying for queen’s crown. Prior to the start of Selection Night, each girl had a personal interview before a panel of judges that included Helen Casey, Pat Davisson, Kevin Terrace, Kathy Jones and Nancy Roberts, according to Oroville School District Superintendent Steve Quick, the emcee for the evening.

Following introductions of the judges, ballot officials and stair escorts, as well as Reigning 2010 May Festival Royalty Queen Brandy Range and Princess Cheyanne Sharp, the four girls each gave their candidate’s speech.

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Cloyd Artman piloting a glider from an April 1935 photo from an article in the Spokesman Review. Spokesman Review photo

Oroville hometown of pioneering glider pilot Cloyd Artman

OROVILLE – Cloyd Artman, who grew up in Oroville, was among the pioneers of glider construction and flight in the United States in the 1930s, according to Linda Chisom, who has been tracing the pilot’s history, going back to his first home-built glider when Artman was 15-years-old.

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Tumble Weed Film Festival tumbling into town Aug. 6 & 7

OROVILLE – The first annual Tumble Weed Film festival tumbles into Oroville this weekend, with showings of short films from around the world on Aug. 6 and 7.

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Filmmakers Geoff Klein and Mo Fine, seen here with friend Mark Bertoglio and Bart Traubek, owner of Alpine Brewery, discuss the upcoming Tumble Weed Film Festival at Alpine Brewery in Oroville. Traubek, whose brewery will be one of the venues for the fest

Seattle filmmakers bringing festival of short films to Oroville

  OROVILLE – Two Seattle filmmakers who specialize in short features have decidedto bring the first ever Tumble Weed Film Festival to Oroville this Aug. 6 and7.
    Calling their project “The Film Festival for Filmmakers byFilmmakers” Geoff Klein and Mo Fine say the biggest reason they are doing the Tumbleweedis because they love films and they want to introduce more people to shortfilms. Short films, unlike full-length features can be anywhere from 10 minutesto half an hour or so. Klein and Fine have been soliciting short films fromaround the world and have already gotten responses from the U.S., Spain, Italyand Germany, with more coming in to be previewed.

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Photo courtesy of Heaven Scent FilmsKevin Tomlinson, director of “Back to the Garden, flower power comes full circle,” in 1988, filming a Healing Gathering near Tonasket. He kept this footage for 20 years before reconnecting with the people from the g

See where the “flowers” have gone at the CCC on Friday, March 13

TONASKET – The Community Cultural Center will be premiering the documentary film “Back to the Garden, flower power comes full circle” tomorrow, Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m.

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Former state legislator writes autobiography

OROVILLE – Born in 1914, Wilbur “Web” Hallauer has seen nearly a century of changes come to the United States of America. As a boy, he lived on a nearly self-sufficient farm in upstate New York. In his pre-teens, his family relocated to Washington State and after high school graduation in Yakima Hallauer went on to graduate from the University of Washington in Seattle.

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<p align="right"><em>Photos by Gary DeVon</em></p><p>    Husband and wife duo Andy and Julie Strange, one half of the Strange Tones from Oregon, got the crowd rocking on Saturday night.</p>

Best year ever for Rendezvous Rhythm and Blues Festival

OROVILLE – Organizers of this year’s Rendezvous Rhythm and Blues Festival are happy with last weekend’s music event at Smith’s Point near Oroville.

“We had a big turnout, the largest turnout we’ve had in the years we’ve been doing it,” said Wes Edwards, who with wife Denise, are the lead organizers of the Rendezvous.

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