Source on the Scene: The Nutcracker – A Child’s Tale

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs has a preview of a local production of “The Nutcracker: A Child’s Tale” playing Saturday at the The Tower Theatre

For the latest arts and culture listings, pick up the latest issue of The Source Weekly, or go to their website at www.bendsource.com.

And thanks to our “Source on the Scene” sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer, every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Supporting the Arts

The proposed federal budget from President Trump would eliminate funding agencies like The National Endowment for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Humanities. That’s reigniting a debate over what the government’s role should be when it comes to supporting arts.

Three members of the local arts and culture community, Ray Solley of the The Tower Theatre, Kelly Cannon-Miller of the Deschutes Historical Museum, and Artist Lisa Marie Sipe, joined Diane Dean to talk about that for this week’s Supper Club.

Supper Club is sponsored by Pine Tavern Restaurant and Great American Furniture Warehouse.

Source on the Scene: Annie The Musical

If you’re going to stage a production of “Annie” the musical there’s nothing more important than casting the right girl for the lead part. For the Bend local production, the director found two different young actresses in Central Oregon to play the little red-haired orphan.

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs joins us with a preview of the new “Annie” musical debuting at The Tower Theatre this weekend.

You can still get your tickets for “Annie” at www.towertheatre.org. For more information on events happening in and around Bend, pick up a copy of The Source Weekly, or visit their website at www.bendsource.com.

Central Oregon Students Experience Theater

Mollie Tennant, education manager with the Tower Theatre Foundation joined Central Oregon Daily at 3pm to talk about the Tower’s LessonPLAN Education Outreach Program, which serves all Central Oregon schools and districts including private and home school students. The program brings students to the historic Tower Theatre in downtown Bend and also takes acclaimed performers into the region’s schools. Mollie also talked about the Family Series which offers an affordable theater night experience for families, which is presented periodically in local schools.

Backstage and onstage with Make a Band at the Tower Theatre finale

What do you get when you take seven producers with six hand picked band mates that have never worked together and come from different genres of music? Find out here….

To find out what prizes were awarded go to: www.make-a-band.com or check out their facebook page www.facebook.com/makeabandmusic.