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home : arts & entertainment April 20, 2018


Charro will thrill rodeo audience
Sisters Rodeo proudly presents Tomas Garcilazo, a Mexican charro, as the 2018 Sisters Rodeo Specialty Act. The three-time PRCA Specialty Act of the Year performs "La Charreria," a skilled routine of Mexican tradition in horsemanship and roping skills.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Jazz on tap at The Belfry
Two groups from the Western Oregon University Music Department will perform at The Belfry in Sisters on Monday,

April 23.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Team roping featured on rodeo poster
The 2018 Sisters Rodeo poster highlights a required skill in use even today on ranches throughout the West: Team Roping is part of the job description of cowboys, both historically and currently.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Western author Rick Steber headlines 'Fireside Stories'
Renowned Western author, historian, and storyteller Rick Steber will close out the free Fireside Stories series sponsored by the Three Sisters Historical Society on Tuesday, April 17 at FivePine Conference Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
'Buck' jumps in to Sisters' art scene
Folks in Sisters are used to seeing deer roaming around town, even crossing Cascade Avenue in a crosswalk. Now there's one jumping across the moon.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
For the love of music
If there is a perfect hometown for Darlene and Mick McGrady, a place filled with music, horses and wide-open spaces, Sisters is most definitely it.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Couple depicts 'the Far Green Country'
Long-time Sisters residents Eli and Kelly Pyke have just launched the public release of the trailer to their upcoming documentary film, "The Far Green Country," along with a crowdfunding campaign to provide the finances to finish off the film.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Viewing Sisters through camera lens
Photographer Conrad Weiler is prolific. He heads outdoors with camera in hand nearly every day. After a short walk, a longer drive, or a kayak paddle, he returns to his home in Camp Sherman to harvest that day's crop of images. Some get posted on his Facebook account. Others he mails to friends. The best he has printed and framed. Many of these are on display throughout the month of April at Sisters Library, in the entryway and community room.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Festival announces initial line-up
The Sisters Folk Festival announced the initial lineup for the annual event, September 7-9.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Crystal artisan sculpts frozen light
Sisters Country attracts gifted artists, who are inspired by the beauty and "feel" of the landscape. There are all kinds of hidden gems in our area; some easier to find than others. These world-renowned neighbors may live just down the road, but they keep a low profile, preferring a quiet existence conducive to a life of creativity and contemplation.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Fable celebrates hope and happiness
In honor of International "Happiness Day" last week, World's Children invites Sisters Country grandparents, parents and teachers to read and share with their kids the free, inspiring e-book, "A Girl Keeps a Tiger in Her Heart," at www.worldschildren.org/tiger.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Sisters youth can audition for play
Young actors can audition for a special production in partnership between Sisters Folk Festival and the Missoula Children's Theater, April 9-14, open to all students in Sisters School District.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
John Mayall to headline Sisters blues fest
Legendary blues musician John Mayall will be joining a diverse lineup of blues, soul and funk acts from around the country, in Sisters on August 3 and 4 as part of the first Sisters Rhythm and Brews Festival.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Artists prepare for open studio event
The third and final group of artists and writers are working on a variety of creative projects at Caldera Arts Center, and starting to think about what they will be sharing with the public during the last open studios event this Saturday.

Maesie Speer, Arts Center programs manager, talked about how each group of artists is unique and different. Caldera hopes these three-and-a-half-week residencies "make it possible for people to explore parts for their identities as artists, teachers and parents."

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Council approves 'Land of Contrasts'
Sisters City Council concurred with the recommendation of the Sisters Art Selection Committee and voted unanimously to select Danae Bennett Miller's art proposal, "A Land of Contrasts," for the roundabout at the Highway 20/Barclay Avenue intersection.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Bullfighter named Grand Marshal
Sisters Rodeo has selected Bullfighter Rowdy Barry as the 2018 Grand Marshal of the Rodeo Parade to honor his decades of dedication to the sport and 25 years of "membership" in the Sisters Rodeo family.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Local violinist brothers to perform to support raptors
The Oncken brothers, 9-year-old Ezra and 11-year-old Nicolas have spent their lives growing up with the sounds of violin strings as a part of their lives.

Elder brother Nicolas can distinctly remember the first time he heard a violin and how powerful that moment was - and so can his mom, Akiko.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Renowned evangelist visits Sisters
The Sisters Westside Church welcomed renowned worship leader and globetrotting evangelist Rick Pino and his worship team for the weekend. After an extensive tour throughout Europe and the U.S., Pino and three of his fellow band members spent two days at Westside leading local church members and visitors in worship.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
HarmonyHouse hosts Johnsmith concert
HarmonyHouse Concerts, a long-time host of traveling musicians, will host folk singer Johnsmith on March 10.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Quilts will express community values
On March 9, Sisters Country will begin bringing to life an interactive piece of public art that will showcase the hopes of local residents-in their own words.

The Community Values & Visioning signature quilt project invites residents to ink short- to medium-length values statements onto pre-made fabric squares. This spring, those squares will be assembled into a finished quilt, which will be unveiled during the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS).

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