Are there are other Bends in parallel universes? Nine local authors have stretched the real-world Bend into the realm of the imagination, with citizens that do not exist and events that never happened.  The writers portray Bend as a hotbed of international intrigue, romances, darkly-plotted murders, horse stealing, time-travel, family dramas and fanciful stories for…

The Central Oregon School of Ballet announces its 34th annual production of The Nutcracker. The longest running Nutcracker in Bend, the show has become a classic holiday tradition in Central Oregon. New for this year, the Central Oregon School of Ballet is expanding the Nutcracker to offer a fourth show to be able to accommodate…

Reedy Press announced the release of our latest local guidebook, 100 Things to Do in Bend, Oregon Before You Die, by Joshua Savage. The bucket list is comprehensive, fun and quirky, and celebrates the top ways to connect with the city and nearby surroundings. Picture the ancient snowcapped peaks of the Cascade Mountains rising above…

(Photo | By Ari Strauss Photography) The nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation presents a special journey featuring rare collaborations of harmony and heritage by top musicians from Memphis, New Orleans and Central Oregon. The initiative began with a 2014 documentary by musician and director Martin Shore tracking three generations of Mississippi Delta players recording a historic…

(Photo | Courtesy of COMAG) Imagine the intensity of a six-foot long and three-foot high, metal praying mantis! Now imagine making such a sculpture in a collaborative effort among 19 people over a four day period. Take it one step further by imagining that the leader of this group project, the one directing you what…