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Realism brings intimacy

Western Oregon presents ‘Book of Days,’ tale of mystery, murder and cheese

Even small-town America is subject to greed, political and religious corruption.

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Show ‘unearths’ beauty of Falls City

“I missed it!” Sickles said of her short “cameo” on Discovery Channel’s “Unearthed,” which was filmed in and around Falls City.

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An Englishman in the South

Central’s drama department presents comical play “The Foreigner”

When Charlie Baker takes his quest to be left alone to the extreme — by pretending he doesn’t understand or speak English — he is privy to a lot of private conversations.

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WOU Smith Fine Arts Series

Jose James to perform jazz, hip hop, funk, blues with orchestra

Singer-songwriter Jose James has always been on the quest for new musical horizons, constantly evolving and blurring the lines between genres in the process.

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Old-time fiddling not just for old folks

The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association will hold its annual state convention at the Polk County Fairgrounds & Event Center in Rickreall Thursday through Saturday.

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Legendary jazz organist to perform in Monmouth

The master of the Hammond B-3 organ is coming to Monmouth.

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Award-winning fiddler brings high-energy show to Western

Who says you can’t be a fiddle player, step dancer and singer-songwriter all at the same time?

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SFAS brings Grammy-winning string quartet to Monmouth

Turtle Island Quartet to perform on Friday night

Taking the best elements of jazz and transforming them to a modern classical strings sound is what Turtle Island Quartet does best.

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Unique dance performance coming to WOU stage Friday

iLumiDance, the new show featuring Rainbow Dance Theatre’s ensemble of virtuoso dancers, is comprised of works that feature the interplay of dance and illumination.

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‘Sounds of Christmas’ will ring through Guthrie Park

Guthrie Park will host its 26th annual “Sounds of Christmas” community holiday concert and fundraiser program Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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Music legend returns to WOU

Legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint visits Monmouth Saturday night for a return performance as part of the Western Oregon University Smith Fine Arts Series.

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Chamber singers to host brunch, concerts

Join Western Oregon’s Chamber Singers for a brunch and concert.

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Western Oregon’s annual Smith Fine Arts Series brings world-class artists to Polk County to perform

This year’s Edgar H. Smith Fine Arts Series promises another season of world-class performances in Monmouth at Western Oregon University.

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*Reception for artist set to take place*Fundraiser for park, trail project on tap*'Art, aperitif' event slated for Thursday*4-H shooting sport meeting scheduled*Doll show, sale set for Saturday*Grange is hosting fall market event*Child safety seat clinic scheduled*Talk will highlight Gerlinger-Towmotor*Wood drift boats sought for festival*Fundraisers on tap for young Dallas girl

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A merrie olde festival for the ages

Popular Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire returns to Kings Valley area for 19th year

Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire prepares to open Saturday.