'Guys & Dolls' takes Forest Grove stage

'Guys & Dolls' takes Forest Grove stage

Romantic comedys leading man answers questions about show Theatre in the Grove’s newest...

Taking a bow with Pacifics 'Dr. B-P'

Taking a bow with Pacifics 'Dr. B-P'

University's student conductors own the stage Friday When Dr. Michael Burch-Pesses arrived at...

Dance celebrates women choreographers

Dance celebrates women choreographers

Dance Works XI at Pacific University celebrates women choreographers this spring, including...

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April 23, 2014

Public art comes to '80s night

by Stephanie Haugen
Enjoy a blast from the past to support a future Forest Grove art installment. The Forest Theater, 1911 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove, is hosting a fundraiser for the public art project, Molly’s…
The Bilderback's new book has been released.
April 23, 2014

Famous walkers trot across new tome's pages

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Bilderback spins tales of blackmail, train crashes, billboard menace Ken and Kris Bilderback’s latest book recounts sensational murder trials; a visit to Forest Grove from a United States…
April 16, 2014

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Summer camp registration open now Summer is just around the corner, and the Walters Cultural Arts Center is offering camps for kids ages five to 13 in drawing, painting, acting, sculpting,…
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April 09, 2014

Museum offers free family day

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The Washington County Museum will host a Free Family Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Washington County has long been the home of innovators, and guests will have a chance to view…
April 09, 2014

Author brings trail experience to the page

by Debby de Carlo
William Sullivan will read from his book of stories in Hillsboro William Sullivan has been hiking from one end of Oregon to the other for years, and his best-selling hiking books are well known…
by: NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - Hula dancing and traditional music make Pacific Universitys luau an authentic experience.
April 09, 2014

Lu'au returns for 54th year

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Pacific University’s Hawaiian Club, Ná Haumána O Hawai’i, presents its 54th annual lu’au in Forest Grove Saturday, April 12. The event will include traditional Polynesian dance, music and…
by: COURTESY PHOTO: JIM FLORY - Pacific professor Jim Florys photographs will be on display April 4 to 8.
April 02, 2014

Pacific professor displays, discusses photos

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Pacific University art professor Jim Flory will display his photographs at the Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art in Scott Hall on the Forest Grove campus from April 4 to 8. He’ll discuss his work…
April 02, 2014

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Earn money for library by shopping Earn a donation for the North Plains Public Library with a Fred Meyer Rewards Card and through Amazon.com. Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking…
by: COURTESY IMAGE - Valley Art Association is trying to raise $3,000 in 60 days to fund a mural for the back of its building on Main Street in Forest Grove. Artist Nate Marcel designed the mural (the design is pictured here), and he and his wife, Emily Lux, will paint it this summer. The mural represents the many aspects of Forest Grove that make the town unique, including popular events, scenes of downtown and major local industries. Visit gofundme.com/6ng5b0 for more information about the fundraiser or to donate.
April 02, 2014

Mural money

by Stephanie Haugen
by: COURTESY PHOTO: HART THEATRE - News-Times reviewers praise the performances of the cast -- pictured here left to right, Amanda Clark, Jan Rosenthal, Justin Campbell, Nick Hamilton, Ilana Roder, Laurence Cox, Devon Roberts and Sarah Keyes Chang -- which make this intended-comedy hilarious.
March 26, 2014

HART brings 'Is He Dead?' back to life

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
This Mark Twain tale waited a century to hit the stage If the world ever needed more Mark Twain, surely the time is now. For a few hours last Friday, missing airplanes, recently deceased hate…

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Mar 26, 2014

Renowned chorus sings with Pacific group

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This week Pacific University’s a cappella men’s group, Splendid Audacity, will perform with the renowned men’s vocal group, Chanticleer, which was named the “world’s reigning chorus” by the New…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - Bil Lepp is heading out from West Virginia to participate in the storytelling festival, including a grand finale performance April 12.
Mar 26, 2014

WCCLS festival brings stories to county

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Tenth annual Art of the Story event is April 5-12 The Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) hosts the 10th annual storytelling festival, Art of the Story, April 5 to 12. The…
Mar 26, 2014

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Lu’au tickets still for sale There are still a limited number of tickets available for Pacific University’s 54th annual lu’au. Tickets range from $15 to $37, depending on seating and dinner…
by: COURTESY PHOTO: STEPHANIE ADAMS - Charles McAvoy of Forest Grove has been known to start his readings off singing or even in a fake accent.
Mar 19, 2014

Open Poetry night 'affirming' and 'humbling'

by Stephanie Haugen
Every second Tuesday at the Walters Center, people bare their souls Each poem is but a piece of the poet A fragment, a moment, a thought The meaning of which is often obscure Unknown for all…
by: NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - The Tualatones, of the Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters, will also compete in Forest Groves signature barbershop contest.
Mar 19, 2014

Annual barbershop contest to yield memories, crowds

by Stephanie Haugen
Forest Grove High School hosts 68th contest this weekend The Aliens are coming. A group that sang and toured together for 35 years — the Aliens Tradition Quartet — will be the featured…
Mar 19, 2014

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
New museum exhibit opens next week The Washington County Museum will present Carolyn Cole’s non-objective paintings with a language of intense color, sumptuous textures and organic compositions.…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - Symphony of the Soil, which has been praised by the New York Times and Washington Post, will be screened in Forest Grove Thursday.
Mar 19, 2014

Food film comes to grange Thursday

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Local residents can watch “The Symphony of the Soil,” a documentary about the concerning current treatment of soil, right here in town Thursday. The Dairy Creek Community Food Web is hosting its…
Mar 19, 2014

TITG offers free improv classes

by Stephanie Haugen
Kids can sign up for middle school acting classes soon Theatre in the Grove’s Jeanna VanDyke will teach free improvisational acting classes for middle school students in April. The classes will…
by: COURTESY PHOTO: CASEY CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY - Kevin Connell plays Lear, Benjamin Farmer plays Perillus, Stephanie Leppert plays Cordelia, Rebecca Ridenour as Goneril and Jessi Walters as Regan in a dramatic scene in this adapted family drama.
Mar 12, 2014

Stripped-down Lear an overall success

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Occasional confusion doesnt ruin performance The North American premier production of “Lear” by Bag&Baggage is a somewhat radical adaptation of Shakespeare’s renowned tragedy, “King Lear.”…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - Director Elizabeth Klinger praises actress Kailea Satlan, who plays the main character, Tilly.
Mar 12, 2014

Melancholy Play will leave audience happy

by Stephanie Haugen
Pacific University's spring production opens Thursday For a work called the “Melancholy Play,” it’s surprisingly upbeat. “It’s not what you’d expect,” says Director Elizabeth Klinger, a Pacific…




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