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Art festival features 70-plus vendors
August 05, 2011 08:56 pm

The Boardwalk Arts Fest is today (Aug. 6) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Port of Brookings Harbor.

Arts Fest attendees will have a chance to see and purchase a variety of art including oil pastels, woodwork, pottery, photography and more from 74 artists and craftpeople.

More than half of the artists will come from out of town, and from out of state. Artists will travel from California, Idaho, Nevada, Texas, Washington state, and even Virginia.

 

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Brookings newest band proves rock and roll dreams never die
August 05, 2011 08:55 pm

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 Inside a cordoned off section of a darkened restaurant in Smith River the searing rock music of Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” shook the room, then suddenly stopped. The music started again, and stopped. The cycle repeated itself a few more times until the five band members of Point Taken were satisfied with the song.

“We want to be the best band around,” drummer Jay Smith said during a break in rehearsal. His four band members nodded in agreement.

Sounds like the typical rock and roll dream of any garage band. Only thing is, this isn’t the typical garage band. Smith, at age 54, is the baby of the band. Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist James (Anderson) Night is 56; lead guitarist Juwat is 59; bassist/vocalist Kurt Kessler is 57; and keyboardist/guitarist Tom Alderman is 55.  

 

 

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AND THE WINNER IS ...
August 02, 2011 08:57 pm

 

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Winners in youth competition: Keegan Krieger (1st), JJ Jackson (2nd) and David Vincent (3rd). The Pilot/Bill Schlichting

GOLD BEACH – Stephanie La Torre, Keegan Krieger and Natalie Vincent were the winners of the Curry County Fair talent competition Saturday afternoon at the Event Center on the Beach.

La Torre, of Brookings, was the adult winner; Krieger, of Gold Beach, was the youth winner; and Vincent, of Sixes, was winner of the children’s division. All three will represent Curry County in the Oregon State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 4, in Salem.

The first-place winners of the Curry talent competition were selected from among 10 competitors in the adult division, seven youth and two children. La Torre sang “I’m a Woman,” Keegan performed “A Broken Wing” and Vincent presented “Our Song,” by Taylor Swift. All three sang their songs with recorded accompaniment.

 

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Summer art camp draws on the imagination
July 29, 2011 09:45 pm

 

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A student creates fine details on her watercolor creation at Manley Kids Art Camp. The Pilot/Lorna Rodriguez
 

Brightly colored paintings,  paint brushes, watercolor paint and a room filled with imagination were all part of the atmosphere at Wednesday’s Manley Kids Art Camp at Wrights Custom Framing and Art Supplies. The summer classes  are taught by Janeen Vick. 

“I’m 6.5 and I’ve been dying and dying to do it,” Elise Morrell said of attending the art camp.

Morrell’s been eager to attend because  “my sister is doing it and she’s been coming home with really cool pictures.”

 

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Golden Bough bring celtic sounds to Azalea Park Sunday
July 29, 2011 09:42 pm

 

Golden Bough will continue the celebration of its 30th anniversary with a concert at the Azalea Park band shell at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 31.

This family-friendly concert is sponsored by The American Music Festival.

Golden Bough has performed worldwide with their renditions of Celtic music. In its program “America Bound,” which will be presented at the concert, this trio of modern day minstrels will take the audience on a musical journey from the old world to the new.

 

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