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As any US Senator will tell you after this past week, brevity is a blessing. So carve out a little — just a little — time in your schedule as the Oscar-nominated shorts come to Lincoln City. Read more

If the thought of concentrating for three long hours to get through “The Irishman” on Netflix gives you an anxiety attack, Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts has the answer. Read more

Musician Mick Doherty will showcase his skills on the hammer dulcimer in a free concert at Manzanita’s North Tillamook Library on Friday, Jan. 31. Read more

Acclaimed bluegrass quintet John Reischman and the Jaybirds will perform at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Saturday, Jan. 25, as part of a promotional tour for its new album, “On That Other Green Shore.” Read more

Tickets are now on sale the Siletz Bay Music Festival’s Winterfest gala fundraising event, set for Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Read more

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The popular One Night Delights series from Oregon Coast Council for the Arts opens its second season this Wednesday, Jan. 29, with a performance of “Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll” — accompanied by pineapple upside down cake. Read more

A new storytelling performance group will make its coastal debut on Wednesday, Jan. 29, when Solo Speak arrives at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts. Read more

A group of shadow puppeteers will shed light on their craft this Saturday, Feb. 1, when the Oregon Shadow Theatre presents a free performance of “Puss In Boots.” Read more

Acclaimed bluegrass quintet John Reischman and the Jaybirds will perform at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Saturday, Jan. 25, as part of a promotional tour for its new album, “On That Other Green Shore.” Read more

A new storytelling performance group will make its coastal debut on Wednesday, Jan. 29, when Solo Speak arrives at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts. Read more

A group of shadow puppeteers will shed light on their craft this Saturday, Feb. 1, when the Oregon Shadow Theatre presents a free performance of “Puss In Boots.” Read more

The Lincoln City Cultural Center will present its first-ever celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this Sunday, Jan. 19, with a performance by Eugene’s Inspirational Sounds Gospel Choir. Read more

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Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean will kick off its 2020 season this weekend with a pair of performances featuring special guest violinist Anthea Kreston. Read more

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Some of the tools sounded like Medieval torture devices. Scraper. Parter. Spindle gouge. But Tom Hasting wasn’t trying to get me to give up my co-conspirators or reveal a plot against the king, he was helping me release my inner artist. Read more

The Cascade Piano Trio will perform alongside the Forest Grove High School Quintet this Saturday, Jan. 11, in the first of three free Winter Concerts sponsored by Newport’s Oregon Coast Youth Symphony Festival. Read more

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Neskowin Chamber Music will present the first concert in its 2020 series on Sunday, Jan. 19, with a performance from the Gould Piano Trio joined by clarinetist Robert Plane. Read more

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Newport Public Library will hold its third Author Fair this Saturday, Jan. 11, featuring 22 authors from throughout Lincoln County with copies of their books for purchase and signing. Read more

The Manzanita Writers’ Series will welcome Cuban-American author Leigh Camacho Rourks to the Oregon Coast on Saturday, Jan. 18, to read from her debut short story collection, “Moon Trees and Other Orphans.” Read more

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Oregon’s iconic salmon is a fish that makes an impression. And nowhere more so than in Lincoln City this Friday, Jan. 11, when the Chessman Gallery unveils a new exhibit of gyotaku fish prints from coastal naturalist and artist Duncan Berry. Read more

Acclaimed jazz musicians John Stowell and Anandi Gefroh will return to Bay City this Saturday, Jan. 11, to lead daytime workshops followed by an evening concert. Read more

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It’s no surprise that the play chosen by first time director Sharon Whitmer is a comedy. Read more

Capture the color and intensity of the season and bring out your inner artist in a free watercolor art class brought to you by the Newport 60+ Activity Center. Read more

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Sometimes serving as mayor can seem like a pretty dull job, but at least once a year things get colorful for these public servants when Lincoln County mayors get to look at work made by local artists, and honor some of them by selecting them for a special annual show the Newport Visual Arts Center. Read more

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents “Turning,” an exhibit of acrylic and ink paintings on paper and plywood and wood sculptures by Seal Rock based artist Helen Nighthawk. Read more

National Theatre Live will celebrate its 10th birthday in lavish style this Friday, Dec. 27, with a screening of “The Lehman Trilogy” at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Read more

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Dancing your way into the New Year is an elegant and sophisticated way to mark the changing of the calendar. But if staying up past midnight sounds like a chore, the Lincoln City Cultural Center has the perfect solution. Read more

If one of your resolutions this year is to foster your child’s creativity, the guidance and support given by the Art Smart program, for kids ages 7 to 13, is a smart place to start. (Kids age 6 may attend with accompanying adult). Read more

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Newport’s Red Octopus Theatre Company will present the perfect old-fashioned treat for the Holiday season this Saturday, Dec. 21, with the Oregon premiere of “The Lutz Radio Theatre Christmas Show (of 1947).” Read more

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The auditorium of the Lincoln City Cultural Center will be filled with warmth and welcome this Tuesday, Dec. 24, as singers and musicians join together for “Winter Glow: a Christmas Eve Celebration in Song.” Read more

Musicians from Taft High School will demonstrate their talents and spread holiday cheer with a pair of performances at Salishan Resort this Saturday, Dec. 21. Read more

Forget flavor of the month, Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts is interested in the color of the year — green to be precise. Read more

From letters to Santa to New Year’s resolutions, December has always been a time for putting pen to paper. And Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts is encouraging wordsmiths to do just that in preparation for a poetry contest in January 2020. Read more

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Some of the Pacific Northwest’s most beloved musical artists will take to the stage in Nehalem this Saturday, Dec. 21, for “Sugar & Spice: A Holiday Treat!” Read more

Former art teacher and accomplished illustrator MerryAnn Blanchard is Beachstone Gallery’s featured artist for the month of January. Read more

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For many, Sunday afternoons are filled with a mixture of melancholy at a weekend gone too soon and mild anxiety about the rapid approach of Monday morning. But throughout February, the Oregon Legacy Series at Lincoln City’s Driftwood Public Library transforms every Sunday into a portal to ot… Read more

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This is the season for music and song, family and friends, light and joy. Halie Loren knows how to deliver. This Alaska-raised Oregonian with a crystal-clear voice has been rocking international audiences with her diverse style and genre-bending approach to classics and original fare. Althou… Read more

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Students from the Taft High Art program will display an exhibit of their recent work at the Pacific Artists’ Co-op Gallery in Lincoln City, with an opening reception this Friday, Dec. 13. Read more

The latest Spotlight Show from Newport’s Yaquina Art Association features the photography of Walt Duvall and John Legeman. Read more

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The raw beauty of mid-century industrial design is the focus of a new exhibit by photographer James Bailey, opening at Lincoln City’s Chessman Gallery this Friday, Dec. 13. Read more

The sound of long-forgotten instruments will fill Newport’s Pacific Maritime Heritage Center this Saturday, Dec. 7, as Lincoln County Historical Society hosts its annual Holiday Gathering. Read more

The small mill-town of Toledo will celebrate the spirit of the holiday season through the beauty of art this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, as art galleries open their doors for First Weekend. Read more

Decorative and functional gourd artwork by Newport artist Louise Hemphill will be on display in “Gourd Play,” opening this Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Read more

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts will mark the 29th anniversary of The PushPin Show with a public reception this Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Read more

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The Newport Youth Symphony on the Oregon Coast will present its annual Winter concert on Monday, Dec. 9, performing seasonal classics alongside “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from “Mary Poppins.” Read more

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This is a powerhouse show that converts the Alice Silverman Theatre stage into a late 16th Century prison. Once the curtain opens, audiences will be transformed to that time as director Cyn Wilkes guides a multi-talented cast to tell the captivating story of Miguel de Cervantes, a failed aut… Read more

Jen Elliott is the artist of the month at the Artist’s Studio Association in Lincoln City, with her colorful and energetic pieces on display throughout December. Read more

The latest Spotlight Show from Newport’s Yaquina Art Association features the photography of Kim Cuc Tran alongside the watercolors of JoAnn Campbell. Read more

Oregon Coast artist Duncan Berry will present a personal reflection on life within the Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Read more

Tickets are selling fast for Chinook Winds Casino Resort’s Christmas concert, which will see two of the biggest country acts in recent decades step on stage together to celebrate the holiday season. Read more

The latest Spotlight Show from Newport's Yaquina Art Association features the watercolors and wire jewelry of Ann Nicholson. Read more