(Photo above: Kenny Broberg, courtesy of Sunriver Music Festival) Sunriver Music Festival’s 41st season has an impressive lineup of soloists that are coming to Central Oregon to honor America’s preeminent composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. The Festival, running August 10-22 in Sunriver and Bend, is joining orchestras around the nation in celebrating the 100th birthday…

(Photo courtesy of Les Schwab Amphitheater) Thursday, August 26 at Les Schwab Amphitheater The Decemberists explore a new sound with a new producer on their inspired eighth studio album I’ll Be Your Girl, which was released in March on Capitol Records. The acclaimed Portland, Oregon-based band worked with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana del…

Friday, July 27, 4-7pm Dennis McGregor is an illustrator, designer, songwriter and musician. He’s also a children’s author, and You Stole My Name, his second book, landed in Sisters a couple of weeks ago, after many months of anticipation. It’s now available at Paulina Springs Books. Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop, in conjunction with Paulina…

(Artwork above: Hummingbird Feast by Susan Busik) The Oxford Hotel presents Susan Basic’s colorful acrylic paintings Magical Reality, continuing through August 31. Busik’s whimsical, intricately patterned paintings allegorically express her Mexican cultural heritage. In the tradition of Mexican Folk Art, the artist reveals the perceived world through magical elements. Mystical, yet realistic, renderings of juniper trees in…

(Artwork above by Mark Shelton) Mark Shelton creates intense color fields and textures by layering bits of exotic papers in the construction of his Native American subjects.  His distinct collages are further enhanced with boldly applied acrylics.  Mark’s pieces reflect moments of traditional identity—offering a prayer, weaving a blanket, reflecting upon sacred waters. Born and…