(Photo | Courtesy of Tower Theatre Foundation) The nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation, which owns and operates the stage in downtown Bend, is following Oregon Governor Brown’s Stay-at-Home order for all Oregonians until April 28. The well-being of our patrons, artists and staff remains our top priority. Unfortunately, this will also affect scheduling beyond this date….

(Writing Retreat instructors Beth Wood, Anna Tivel and Tom Kimmel | Photo Courtesy of Sisters Folk Festival) It feels like months since everyone’s lives were upended by COVID-19. Sports, concerts, school, vacations, work… it’s likely no one has escaped feeling some impact, and we hope you’re doing okay. Sisters Folk Festival had five events on…

(Left: Award Winner Carly Cooper with Instructor Cullie Treichler and Right: CSM Award Winner Sawyer Garnett with Instructor Krista Aasland | Photos courtesy of Cascade School of Music) The Rising Star and Fortissimo awards are for students who have been nominated by their teachers for showing talent, effort, and achievement and great promise as musicians…

On February 17, the Central Oregon Center for the Arts Executive Board announced a plan to build a regional, visual and performing arts center, aptly named the Central Oregon Center for the Arts (COCA), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Included among the many amenities envisioned for this comprehensive and flexible arts center are the following: a…

(Patrick Lamb | Photo Courtesy of Kiersten Hatton (Oxford Hotel Group) Bendbroadband’s Jazz at the Oxford will wrap up the tenth annual series with world-class saxophonist, entertainer and series producer, Patrick Lamb. “Patrick Lamb never ceases to enchant the crowd,” shares Samuel Johnson, general manager of the Oxford Hotel Bend. “Our distinguished line-up, procured by…