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Vintage Dufur

Vintage Dufur Days enjoyed clear skies and cooler temperatures Satuday.

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Weekend Wonder

The Neon Cruise brought crowds downtown The Dalles Friday night to watch and particpate in the cruise Friday evening.

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Art classes for youth spur creativity, build skills

“Tell me about your painting,” says Hood River artist Sarah Starr as a youngster approaches her with a wet canvas during Summer Art Camp at The Dalles Art Center. It’s a question Starr asks frequently, allowing the young artists in her class to show her their work and seek advice, or just more paint, without her making any sort of judgement or assumption about their painting.

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Plein Air contest comes to Gorge

Laurel Bushman of Hood River didn’t discover her passion for painting landscapes until eight years ago, but the retired educator’s talent with oils has placed her among 40 artists selected to compete in the 2017 Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge event. Plein Air denotes the 19-centry style of painting outdoors, which was a central feature of French impressionism.

Wasco Fair gets bigger and better

The Wasco County Fair has historically been held on the third full weekend in August. Due to low attendance the past few years, the county decided to move the Wasco County Fair dates this year to one week later, Aug. 24-27, allowing for the addition of new attractions, vendors and a bigger, better carnival for fair attendees to enjoy.

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Granada Theater renovations moving fast

As July comes to a close, renovations to the Granada Theatre in downtown The Dalles are in high gear, and it won’t be much longer before the theater reopens. “We are on track for the grand reopening gala Nov. 10, 11, and 12,” said Chuck Gomez, co-owner of the theater at the corner of Second and Washington streets.

‘Latin Wave’ radio to air Sunday

Pando’s team will air first ‘live’ show at 6 p.m.

Events are taking off quite a bit faster than first anticipated for the new Hispanic radio show in town, “La Onda Latina del Gorge,” or “Latin Wave of the Gorge.” The show’s first “recorded live” segment will air this Sunday, July 9, with the broadcast starting at 6 p.m.

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Children’s Theatre

Captain Hook (Noble Williams), center, is seen with his crew of pirates, which included, in no particular order, Kate Cannon, Makenna Cramblett, Flora Crouch, Arwen Dorzab, Anneliese Richardson and Tori Thompson during Saturday’s evening performance. Pictured at left is Smee, tour actor/director with Missoula Children’s Theatre.

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Children prepare for theatre debut: Shows at 2 and 7 p.m.

A host of local children have been working onstage at The Dalles High School since being selected Monday for a part in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Peter and Wendy,” which opens for audiences tomorrow, June 24, with performances at 2 and 7 p.m.

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Local talent showcased Saturday

Two outstanding local musicians will perform this Saturday, June 24, 7 p.m. on the Upstairs Stage at Gorge Community Music in The Dalles. Singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Ben Blakely and James Andrews are both from The Dalles.

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Young performers sought

The Dalles Theatre Company presents a Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Peter and Wendy in June. Local children are encouraged to audition for the show Monday, June 19, 10 a.m. at The Dalles High School Auditorium, 220 E. 10th St., The Dalles. Fifty to 60 children will be cast for the week-long production.

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A Rose by Any Name

On a recent bike ride near 12th and Union streets, this yellow rose impressed local resident Brent Larson with its beauty.

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Sidewalk Jam

Caleb Prescott (left) and Kurtis Frost enjoy an impromptu jam on the sidewalk in front of Gorge Community Music at 410 E. Second Street on Tuesday afternoon.

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Beauty and the Beast

The Dalles Theatre Company presents “Beauty and the Beast” on stage at Columbia Gorge Community College, Building 2, in the third floor lecture hall.

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‘Women of the World’ to perform at TD high school

A unique a cappella music experience is coming to The Dalles by way of the voices from the Women of the World, a quartet from all corners of the world, performing folk and traditional music in more than 20 different languages.

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