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Local Artist Profiles

DIY Shampoo and Conditioner Bars
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DIY Shampoo and Conditioner Bars

Wenatchee River Institute and The Bubblery’s Shawna Lassen

Leavenworth– When looking for ways to reduce plastic waste and shrink your carbon footprint, making your own shampoo and conditioner bars is one more step toward that goal. On Thur. More...

Health Matters V Gallery Published Jan 1, 2020
He bought a Porsche
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He bought a Porsche

One small decision that changed the course of life for Joe and Molly Gallaway ~ by Melea Johnson

He was very young. Molly Gallaway’s husband, Joe, had serious medical problems at age twenty-seven. More...

V Gallery Published Dec 16, 2019
A quick visit with a performer

A quick visit with a performer

Emily Duvall tells us a little bit about her world in theater

The talent in our community is dynamic, and one can not be curious about why some people are naturally compelled to be involved in live theater. What we do know is we are glad they are!

Emily Duvall is one of those people. More...

V Gallery Published Nov 13, 2019
Casino Queen

Casino Queen

A visit with local singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Danny Payne ~ by Brandon Smith

I recently sat down with Danny Payne, singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the local band Casino Queen to talk about songwriting and the future of his band. For the sake of transparency, I should mention that Casino Queen is also my band. More...

V Gallery Published Jun 6, 2019
Tajci
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INTRODUCING THE 2019-2020 CONCERT SEASON

Central Basin Community Concert Association brings exceptional LIVE entertainment to Moses Lake

The Central Basin Community Concert Association has been providing the Moses Lake community with quality LIVE entertainment for over 60 years. Each of our artists is carefully chosen to provide the highest quality entertainment available to the Moses Lake community. More...

V Gallery Published Apr 1, 2019
SAXsational - Next Generation

SAXsational - Next Generation

Presented by Central Basin Community Concert Association.

Rob Verdi received his musical training at the Arizona State University School of Music in 1984. After a year of teaching junior high band, Rob relocated to Los Angeles to accept a full-time position with the Entertainment Division of the Walt Disney Company. More...

V Gallery Published Feb 16, 2019
Picture: (from left to right) Penny Sanford, Rosalee Chamberlain, Darryl Pheasant, Patty Jardine, Emma Russell, Justin Rowland.

Masquers Theater Presents: “The Humans”

A live theater production in Soap Lake, WA

The 2016 Tony Award-winning play THE HUMANS will be presented by Masquers Theater in Soap Lake starting February 15. It will run for 3 weekends thru March 3, on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sunday matinees at 2:00. More...

V Gallery Published Feb 12, 2019
Ilya Yakushev

Exceptional LIVE entertainment in our community

Central Basin Community Concert Association brings it to you

Founded in 1954, The Central Basin Community Concert Association has been providing the Moses Lake community with quality LIVE entertainment for over 65 years.

Each of their artists is carefully chosen to provide the highest quality entertainment available to Central Basin communities. More...

V Gallery Published Jan 17, 2019
Doreen McGraw, Ginny Hirai, Lynn Townsend, Laura Mayer, Marilyn Pulis, Leslie Ramsden, Dan Beich
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We asked the Columbia Basin Allied Arts Board members a question...

“What would you want to be doing if you were asked to give a performance of a lifetime?”

Laura Mayer, Secretary –“That’s easy, I’d be doing a ballet dance - a prima ballerina, spinning, in a really pretty tutu!”

Leslie Ramsden, Vice President – “Singing, musical instrument or dancing… I just want to do all of them!”

Lynn Townsend, Treasurer – “I don’t know how to play the piano, never had a lesson… but that would be cool - I love music!”

Dan Beich, President – “A dream of mine would be to conduct a Broadway musical because it’s been so much fun to do school and other types of shows.”

Shawn Cardwell, Executive Director – “I’d be a rockin’ country singer with lights, dancers and a full band behind me!”

Doreen McGraw, Board Member – “Comedy. More...

V Gallery Published Jan 8, 2019
TURN OFF YOUR TELEVISION. Choose the Arts for refreshing entertainment.
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TURN OFF YOUR TELEVISION. Choose the Arts for refreshing entertainment.

By Shawn Cardwell, Columbia Basin Allied Arts Executive Director

Even though the health maladies associated with watching TOO much television, or any screen, are well-known (oh, you don’t know? How about trouble sleeping, weight gain, poor vision, decreased learning abilities and language skills in children, low self-esteem especially in teens and young adults, and overall dissatisfaction with life), many people still choose them as their primary form of relaxation and entertainment.

We encourage you to CHOOSE THE ARTS for your entertainment!

There are tons of BENEFITS of attending art and cultural events IN YOUR COMMUNITY. More...

V Gallery Published Jan 4, 2019
The cast of live theater performers for The Rented Christmas

Masquers Theater in Soap Lake presents The Rented Christmas

A warm story for the holiday season

Based on the short story by J. More...

V Gallery Published Nov 29, 2018
Wine and Live Music at Michael's Market and Bistro every Saturday at 4PM
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Wine and Live Music at Michael's Market and Bistro every Saturday at 4PM

Outdoor seating on the patio, wine tasting, and friends. Perfect.

You didn't know there is wine tasting and live music every Saturday at Michael's Market and Bistro in Moses Lake? Now you do. 4:00 pm be there! Nice. More...

V Gallery Food & Drink Published Aug 30, 2018
World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit.
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World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit.

Regional museums collaborate on the home front

Authored by Shawn Cardwell

The public is invited to visit and contribute to the World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit. The show will include national, state and regional history of wartime life overseas and at home. More...

V Gallery Published Jun 28, 2018
Big Bend Instructor, Author Matthew Sullivan selected to share his passion for writing

Big Bend Instructor, Author Matthew Sullivan selected to share his passion for writing

Represented at Eastern Washington University's 2018 "Get Lit! Festival"

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) English Department Senior Faculty member Matthew Sullivan was in Spokane last month participating in Eastern Washington University’s Get Lit! Festival.

Each spring, the Get Lit! Festival invites selected authors to Spokane to share their work and their passion for writing. More...

V Gallery Published May 2, 2018
WAIT UNTIL DARK
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Masquers brings suspense to the theater. We visited with Director Nick Mahaney

WAIT UNTIL DARK opens April 13

Masquers Theater presents Wait Until Dark with the opening on April 13. We at VM were curious about this upcoming play so we sat down with Nick Mahaney, Director and asked him a few questions. More...

V Gallery Published Mar 28, 2018
Paul McDermand

One Enchanted Evening with Paul McDermand

Central Basin Community Concert Association production

TUESDAY, APRIL 10 at 7:00pm
Wallenstien Theatre
Call for tickets (509) 760-6908 or purchase at Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce

Exotic instruments from the Mainland to the Islands is a journey from the Latin fire of Caravan to the serene beauty of A Summer Place - with a surf medley thrown in for good measure. Paul performs on his signature steel drums, marimba, and vibraphone joined by guitar, bass, and drums. More...

V Gallery Published Mar 14, 2018
duo baldo

Duo Baldo in concert

Central Basin Community Concert Association production

TUESDAY, MAY 1 at 7:00pm
Call for tickets at 509 760-6908 or purchase at Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce

Renowned violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi are the madness and brilliance behind the musical comedy that is Duo Baldo. Their critically acclaimed concerts combine virtuosic performances, theatrical humor and pop culture. More...

V Gallery Published Mar 14, 2018
8th Annual Children's Art Show
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8th Annual Children's Art Show

Big Bend Cooperative Preschool Focuses on Learning through Play

You will be delighted to see what our community preschoolers have been working on! They are excited for you to see! Original artwork by the preschool children will be on display and for purchase at the 8th Annual Children's Art Show hosted by Big Bend Cooperative Preschool.

The evening will include live music, raffle baskets, silent auction, appetizers and cash bar. More...

For Goodness Sake V Gallery Published Feb 28, 2018
The 2018 Vintage Faire
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The 2018 Vintage Faire

Okanogan County Fairgrounds April 28

Every Spring the Vintage Faire gals and over 50 vendors transform the Okanogan's dusty county fairgrounds into a vintage wonderland. There are three large buildings including a beef barn, busting at the seams with quality furniture, repurposed goods, enamelware, and farm junk that vendors hoard away and save for the show. More...

V Gallery Travel & Leisure Published Feb 21, 2018
Reuse, Recycle, Rampage
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Reuse, Recycle, Rampage

Melinda Henry's art turns rubbish into profit

Her business branches across the four corners of the nation from Florida to New York and California with roots firmly planted in the basin. It's almost guaranteed you've seen Melinda Henry's Rubbish Rampage wares if you've strolled through the Farmer's Market in McCosh Park, or perused the goods at any of Made in Moses Lake's locations or attended a vintage market in the region or… etc. More...

V Gallery Published Feb 16, 2018
CBTech: Wilderness Salvaged
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CBTech: Wilderness Salvaged

Salvaged scrap steel and other materials take on a whole new life when removed from their original context and purpose and incorporated into a work of art. Advanced Manufacturing students from CB Tech, Moses Lake High School FFA, along with teams from Ephrata, Othello, Warden, Wilson Creek and Kennewick compete to create winning sculptures. More...

V Gallery Published Feb 11, 2018
Take care of the golf balls first

Take care of the golf balls first

By Melea Johnson

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. More...

V Gallery Rise & Shine Published Feb 5, 2018
Yuletide Lights: Tales of Home and Family 2nd Edition

Yuletide Lights: Tales of Home and Family 2nd Edition

by Lenore Plassman (Author),‎ Rohvannyn Shaw (Illustrator, Contributor),‎ Dave Plassman (Contributor)

Sixteen tales of love, laughter, giving and warmth. The stories are drawn from the richness of the author's experiences and tell of strength in the midst of adversity, generosity amongst poverty. More...

V Gallery Published Feb 3, 2018
Painting Goes Global
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Painting Goes Global

4,781 miles and a walk in the rain…transport of painting goes global

I left SeaTac Airport on a February day with a box of rolled painted canvas to be delivered to an art patron in Portugal, who at the time lived in Amsterdam. Turns out it was less expensive to simply make a trip to London and mail from there to Amsterdam then shipping the same from Seattle. More...

V Gallery Travel & Leisure Published Jan 30, 2018
A Man Cave Gone Right - A Celebration of Love, Friends, and Family
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A Man Cave Gone Right

A Celebration of Love, Friends, and Family

“Orlando is about as far away geographically as we can be from a US neighbor. However, the hurt and harm done there resonates deeply with myself, the staff of the Venue, and likely most of our readers. More...

For Goodness Sake V Gallery Published Jun 16, 2016