Thana

Earlier this year, rising musical star Thana Alexa made her debut with Ode to Heroes, an album of original compositions and arrangements, which bring together elements of jazz, pop, R&B and electronica. She will be performing in Central Oregon September 14th at Tetherow Pavilion. Prior to the release of Ode to Heroes, Alexa gained attention as…

bella aca

Bella Acappella, Bend’s local 29 member barbershop chorus, recently participated in a regional competition in Reno, Nevada. Competition consisted of choruses throughout most of Oregon (excluding Portland), northern California, parts of Nevada and Hawaii. Bella won a second place medal for Division A Small Chorus. Since being chartered in 2012, for the last three years,…

aerial arts

Kendall Knowles, aerialist, head instructor and owner of Central Oregon Aerial Arts (COAA) is quick to point out, “For most of its history, aerial arts has been performance based. There weren’t schools and classes like there are now.” In aerial, performers climb and twist through long pieces of fabric, creating friction by wrapping and unwrapping…

kirtan

Those who circulate in a yogi crowd have likely heard of Kirtan. Literally, it’s a group call and response reciting of sanskrit hymns and mantras. Emotionally, it is much more. Breyn Marr Hibbs, founder of Sol Alchemy Temple where Kirtan is hosted says, “It’s devotional singing from the heart. It’s the path of Bhakti in…