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Wine, art and jazz festival launches in Florence

Posted: Thursday, Mar 2nd, 2017
FLORENCE--Seven jazz acts, including rapidly-rising international star Halie Loren, will complement 12 wineries of regional and global renown, and an invitational juried art show, to lure aficionados of discerning tastes to Florence, Oregon, for FlorenceFest ‘17.
The two-day event takes place at the 21,000-square-foot Florence Events Center from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 31, and noon to 8 p.m.

‘The Addams Family’ — where weird is relative

Posted: Thursday, Mar 2nd, 2017
When the very recognizable theme for "The Addams Family" begins to play in a crowded room, it's a safe bet that at least a few people will sing and snap along. Many of us grew up watching this bizarre family and giggling at their darkly comical antics.
On April 21 to 23, Children's Repertory of Oregon Workshops (CROW) will

Seek ‘Sanctuary’ with new Backstreet Gallery Exhibit

Posted: Thursday, Mar 2nd, 2017
Backstreet Gallery, 1421Bay St., features painter Pattie Brooks-Anderson and photographer Stephanie Ames in March, especially at a reception during the Second Saturday Gallery Tour, March 11 frin 3 to 5 p.m.. The theme, Sanctuary, is interpreted in their work. Both award-winning artists capture light in their creations, which draws the viewer into their work.  
Brooks-Anderson says, "I believe drawing

Artist Loft Gallery holds ‘Spring has Sprung’ show

Posted: Thursday, Mar 2nd, 2017
COOS BAY--The Artist Loft Gallery, now at its new home at 367 Anderson Ave. in Coos Bay, will be hosting an area-wide open art show in March and April. The theme is "Spring has Sprung." Artists are invited to submit 2D or 3D artwork.
The Artist Loft Gallery, founded in 2003, is inviting artists of any

High school students create ‘Vision’

Posted: Thursday, Mar 2nd, 2017
Student show with Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation runs through April 8 at CAM
Until April 8, Coos Art Museum will be exhibiting VISION 2017, its annual high school art competition, underwritten by Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation. Coastal high schools as well as high schools in Douglas, Josephine and Jackson counties have submitted entries.
The competition, consisting of

Ambassadors for peace — Women of the World offers global music in Bandon March 16

Posted: Thursday, Mar 2nd, 2017
Bandon Showcase presents Women of the World -- Global Voices United at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 16, at the Sprague Community Theater in Bandon, 1202 11th St. SW.
Women of the World is an ensemble of musicians from different corners of the globe.
The group, consisting of Ayumi Ueda, Annette Philip, Débo Ray and Giorgia Renosto, is a microcosm of

Central Coast March Events, from Waldport to Bandon

Posted: Thursday, Mar 2nd, 2017

Whale Watching Week
March 25 to April 1
Open to public
Various Oregon coast locations


Ongoing Events
Musical Circle Jam
Every Friday; free
3 p.m.
Waldport Community Center
265 NW Hemlock

Waldport Walkers
Every Monday and Thursday; free
9:30 a.m.
Keady Wayside Park
210 SW Maple St


Ongoing Events

Fanny unveils ‘voices,’ new friend on March 4

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
Florence's first drag queen, Jason Wood's Fanny Rugburn, returns to the stage at Class Act Theatre, 509 Kingwood St., on Saturday. March 4. Join her and her new friend Ana Khonda, played by Matthieu Korso, during "Voices in My Head."
The show begins at 8 p.m. There is a $10 cover charge, cash only.
The show involves singing and reminiscing

Fly over the moon with LRP’s ‘Moon Over Buffalo’

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
Last Resort Players (LRP) will present Ken Ludwig's "Moon Over Buffalo" on March 17 through 19 and 24 to 26 at Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St.
In the madcap comedy tradition of "Lend me a Tenor," the hilarious "Moon Over Buffalo" centers on George and Charlotte Hay, played by John Bachman and Judy Adams, fading stars of the 1950s.

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