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Brother, sister named royalty

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.”

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Passion play this week

The 39th annual Last Days of Jesus pageant takes place over three days this week at several locations in and near downtown The Dalles.

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A celebration in music

Playing music has a rejuvenating impact on many people, and members of the Gorge Winds Concert Band say their experiences have been especially rewarding.

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Young Irelanders

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.

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New owners embark on Granada journey

The new owners of the Granada Theater in downtown The Dalles held an open house Sunday that drew a large crowd.

Queen crowned Saturday

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.

Civic gears up for ‘real, true stories’ Saturday

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.”

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Shrek, The Musical

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.

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Celebrating our Native cultures

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.

‘Sunshine’ owners visit with ABC

Copa Di Vino and the Martin family will be appearing on the upcoming two-hour The Road to $100 million — 20/20 Takes a Closer Look that will air Friday, Feb. 24, on the local ABC affiliate at 9 p.m.

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Bridal Finery

A bride leaves the fashion stage at the 2017 Bridal Show at The Dalles Civic Auditorium Saturday afternoon. Wedding vendors accupied the upstairs ball room. Mark B. Gibson photo

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The complete works

Can three people really cover 37 Shakespeare plays in less than two hours? They will in this fast-paced comedy opening this weekend.

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Clubs focus on camaraderie, support

The Dalles supports a variety of book groups; some genre-specific, others open ended and eclectic; each distinctive because of member make-up and the time and place they meet.

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Mastering Mosaics

Mastering Mosaics

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Young artists display work

The work of area high and middle school artists is on display at The Dalles Art Center, the second of two youth shows this winter, and area residents are encouraged to vote their favorite piece for the “People’s Choice” award.

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