Entertainment



Poetry Slam inspires students

The libraries of North Wasco County School District recently held the 12th annual Poetry Slam, a series of writing and reciting competitions, at Chenowith, Colonel Wright and Dry Hollow elementary schools, The Dalles Middle School and The Dalles High School. The slam is a means of celebrating National Poetry Month and National Library Week, both organized by the American Library Association.

April 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Cherry festival goes big screen

The Dalles Chamber of Commerce invites one and all to “Return to the Planet of the Cherries” April 27-29, for the 39th annual Northwest Cherry Festival.

April 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Gorge artists celebrate in TD

For its 12th anniversary, the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour is hosting its first ever preview night, 6-8 p.m., April 11, at the Granada Theater in downtown The Dalles. The 1920’s Art Deco theater officially reopened this year after owners Chuck Gomez and his wife, Debra, finished the renovations they began in July 2017, after becoming the theater’s owners in March of that year.

April 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


‘Ladybug Girl’ comes to life in The Dalles

A chalkboard served as an easel in the corner of Klindt's Booksellers & Stationers Thursday evening as David Soman asked the kids sitting around him how to draw his character, “Ladybug Girl.” He told them he needed crazy music to get in the drawing mood.

April 6, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Quebe Sisters

The Quebe Sisters performed Monday night at The Dalles High School theater, hosted by the Mid-Columbia Community Concert Association.

April 3, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Bye Bye, Birdie

The Dalles High School performs “Bye Bye Birdie,”with performances 7:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday, March 15, 16, 17 and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 adults and $5 seniors and children 12 and under.

March 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Looking Glass Land

Alice (Annah Cox) receives advice from the White Queen (Susan Vellie) during Saturday’s performance by The Dalles Theater Company of “Looking Glass Land” on the third floor of Building Two at Columbia Gorge Community College. Evening performances continue March 9 and 10, with doors opening at 6 p.m.

March 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Looking Glass Land

The Dalles Theatre Company performs the comedy “Looking Glass Land” beginning today at the Columbia Gorge Community College theater.

February 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


‘Urban tellers’ return to Civic Auditorium

After selling out at The Dalles Civic Auditorium last March, Portland Story Theater is returning Feb. 24 with “Urban Tellers,” a unique theater experience where performers share personal stories live on stage.

February 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Murals, cafe introduced at Granada

The Granada Theater in downtown The Dalles has been a visual staple of the town since it was erected in the 1920’s and now, after being closed for the winter following its grand re-opening, the theater is ready to really show off its intensive renovation, which includes two original murals inside the theater.

February 15, 2018 1:23 p.m. read more..


Principal gets music award

The Dalles Middle School Principal Sandy Harris never misses a music performance by students at the school, and is always ready with a compliment for their work. For her ongoing support, she was awarded the Oregon Music Education Association Outstanding Administrator Award last month.

February 13, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..


Better seating planned

The school district will loan portable bleachers to the chamber of commerce for its increasingly popular Cherry Idol event during Cherry Festival, the school board agreed on Tuesday. How many the chamber will need — and how many will fit in the space — will be decided soon.

February 2, 2018 1:13 p.m. read more..


Le Guin, best-selling Oregon author, dies

PORTLAND — Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88. Le Guin was well known in the region, and often participated in festivals and workshops sponsored by Klindt’s Booksellers in The Dalles.

January 24, 2018 2 p.m. read more..


Fargher takes home mirror ball trophy

“The Fonz,” better known as Stan Fargher, strolled offstage with the mirror ball trophy at the fifth annual Dancing with the Gorge Stars competition Friday in The Dalles. “Ayyyyy,” he said of the victory.

January 13, 2018 11:09 a.m. read more..


Dancing with the Gorge Stars

Theme songs from iconic TV shows will set the tone for six competitive dance routines at the fifth annual Dancing with the Gorge Stars competition Friday evening. The third practice session in the parish hall of St. Peter Catholic Church on Tuesday found local amateurs experimenting with moves under the guidance of their professional partners to the music of “Happy Days,” “Gilligan’s Island” and “I Dream of Jeannie,” among others.

January 10, 2018 1:16 p.m. read more..

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