Violinist and band leader Tom Rigney and his band Flambeau took Monday night’s audience at The Dalles High School on an upbeat musical journey through the passionate and danceable New Orleans style of Cajun, blues and American roots music.
A young trick roper impresses the crowd on Third Street during the 2017 Northwest Cherry Festival Parade Saturday morning. For more photos from the Cherry Festival, visit http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/photos/galleries/2017/apr/25/cherry-festival-2017/
The Davis Carnival is getting ready for Friday’s opening of the 2017 Northwest Cherry Festival, trucking in folded rides from their Tygh Valley base to the carnival site on First Street in The Dalles.
The annual Bicoastal Media/Guild Mortgage Home and Lifestyle Show will open its doors Friday, April 21, 5 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium and will run throughout Northwest Cherry Festival weekend to Sunday, April 23.
Entertainment stage and general calendar of events for the 2017 Northwest Cherry Festival
With a long history of service in The Dalles community to his credit, Timothy McGlothlin — a Lions volunteer and member of The Dalles City Council — has been selected to serve as Grand Marshal for this year’s Northwest Cherry Festival.
Mary Leighton said she plans to dress up for her role as this year’s Cherry Festival Queen Anne, but her brother, Chuck Sandoz, named King Bing, said, “I’m not.” The duo came into town for an interview the other day, taking a brief break from working at Sandoz Farm, a Mill Creek operation that’s been in the family since 1880. Asked how they got selected for this year’s royalty, Sandoz said, “I treat it like it’s jury duty. You kind of get called sooner or later.”
The 39th annual Last Days of Jesus pageant takes place over three days this week at several locations in and near downtown The Dalles.
Playing music has a rejuvenating impact on many people, and members of the Gorge Winds Concert Band say their experiences have been especially rewarding.
The Young Irelanders perform at The Dalles High School auditorium Tuesday night in a concert presented by the Mid-Columbia Community Concert Assocation. The performance included dancers Ayla Reid and Joe Duffey, in addition to musicians, left to right, Barry Lyons, Bodhran and vocals; Eoghan O. Ceannabhain, flute, concertina and vocals; Jayne Pomplas, fiddle; Laura Callaghan, banjo, vocals; Hugh Kennedy, accordian and Ian Kinsella, guitar and vocals.
The new owners of the Granada Theater in downtown The Dalles held an open house Sunday that drew a large crowd.
The Wasco County Fair Board invites the public to attend the coronation of 2017 Fair and Rodeo Queen Chloe Godwin, the daughter of Christl and Darin Molesworth.
Event to support auditorium
It won’t be your typical storytelling session. On March 25, a Portland-based group known as the Portland Story Theater will come to The Dalles Civic Auditorium to present a program called “Urban Tellers On the Road.”
Lord Farquaad (Felix Brantner), left, interrogates the gingerbread man as to the whereabouts of Princess Fiona (Stephanie Ligamarri-Kunz) in Farquaad’s quest to be king during a dress rehearsal at The Dalles High School Wednesday night.
Reading festival in April will focus on American Indian culture
For those who love to read and appreciate the value of the written word, The Dalles is the place to be in April. As part of the American Indian Cultural Festival, four Northwest authors who have written books about native cultures will be coming to The Dalles for more than a week of literary activities.