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Quizmaster/author's ode to crosswords history is right on the mark

If you love solving crosswords, you know how it feels to be in the fraternity. There’s the rush of matching wits with a mysterious puzzle-maker, the thrill of nailing an elusive answer and the satisfaction of filling in the final square.

Band to record vinyl album at Mace Mead Works

DAYTON — The band toured the country and played on live TV, but Haunted Summer will do something new next week: record a live vinyl album at Mace Mead Works.

Voice recital at Walla Walla Presbyterian Church Sept. 6

Walla Walla Presbyterian Church Director of Music Eric Aeschliman will give a free vocal recital open to the community at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the church, accompanied by the church organist/accompanist Richard Scott.

Introduce music to kids — ‘a young genius’ might be nearby

The South African Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee wrote in 2001 of hearing, at 15, the music of Bach (from The “Well-Tempered Clavier”) being played on the harpsichord.

Teen guitarist to perform at benefit concert Friday

Local guitarist and vocalist Jack Sherrell, 15, who finished his freshman year at Walla Walla High School, aspires to attend Interlochen (Mich.) Arts Academy.

Living History to give weekend presentations

WALLA WALLA — The Living History program in the pioneer settlement at Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road, will feature two portrayals of early pioneers this weekend at 2 p.m.

Whitman College gallery to open first exhibit Sept. 12

WALLA WALLA — The first show of the Sheehan Gallery 2014-2015 exhibition season will be unveiled Sept. 12 in the gallery on the Whitman College campus, 345 Boyer Ave.

Tumbleweed Music Fest this weekend

RICHLAND — The 18th annual Tumbleweed Music Festival will be at Howard Amon Park, 900 Amon Park Road N., Friday-Sunday.

Painter Joyce Anderson to offer watercolor classes

WALLA WALLA — Two watercolor instruction series for intermediate and advanced painters, taught by Joyce Anderson, will be from 1-4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays at The Center at the Park, 720 Sprague Ave.

Bumbershoot 2014 to feature Elvis Costello, Wu Tang Clan

SEATTLE — The big news for the 44th Bumbershoot, running Saturday-Monday is that Memorial Stadium is back, which — if it’s not raining, anyway — is lots more festive than KeyArena.

MarchFourth band to play in Walla Walla on Sept. 12 (with video)

WALLA WALLA — The MarchFourth Marching Band will perform one show at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Gesa Power House Theatre, 111 N. Sixth Ave.

New at the Walla Walla Public Library - 8/28/14

Featured books will be available for the public today.

LA singer-songwriter to perform Sept. 11-12 (with video)

PENDLETON — Eleni Mandell, singer and songwriter from Los Angeles will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 and 12 at Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 N. Main St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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Farming past grows into music career for Walla Walla Symphony maestro

WALLA WALLA — One could be forgiven for doing a doubletake while passing a Walla Walla Valley wheat field and seeing a man noted for wearing coattails and wielding a conductor’s baton climb out of a massive green and yellow John Deere combine.

Study: Gorge Amphitheater has big economic impact

An increase in spending on Gorge Amphitheater events could be a sign of an improving economy, experts say.

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