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‘Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom’ opens Saturday

The Shakespeare Walla Walla Masters Series continues with two performances of “Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom” at the Gesa Power House Theatre, 111 N. Sixth Ave., at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Ai Weiwei artist’s reception to be Sept. 3

The opening reception for the exhibit “Ai Weiwei Walla Walla,” with the sculpture series “Rebar and Case” by internationally acclaimed political dissident artist Ai Weiwei, will be from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 3 at Foundry Vineyards, 13th Avenue and Abadie Street.

‘Be the One’ art contest entries sought

The United Way of Walla Walla is calling for entrants in an art contest themed “Be The One.”

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Vince Gill bound to be sweetly soothing for Southeast Washington

Vince Gill was not talking about Southeast Washington when he recorded “Look at Us” in 1991. No, the longstanding country music star was crooning about a married couple having made it through the many hurdles of marriage.

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Report breaks down Stopover facts, figures

Attendance numbers for the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover festival are now estimated at around 20,000 for both the Friday and Saturday night shows, Parks and Recreation Director Jim Dumont reported to the City Council on Wednesday night.

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Column - How I helped GOTR-goers get with the programs

It looked to be one of the grandest events in Walla Walla history: Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road tour had sheduled (as those Brits say) one of their exclusive stopovers here. Professional performers from across the globe would be visiting our little town for a whirlwind weekend of nonstop musical and retail excitement. And I wanted to be in on it.

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Sweet music: Cookies, cause mix during festival

Cookie entrepreneur Kosmo Nerdin, 10, was as anxious as any businessman to capitalize on the swell of people coming to town for the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover.

Jane Kirkpatrick to talk about latest novel at public library

Novelist Jane Kirkpatrick will visit the Walla Walla Public Library, 238 E. Alder St., at 6:30 p.m. August 31. A dessert buffet will be at 6:30 p.m. and her talk will be at 7 p.m.

Whiskey Creek Band to play at Dunham Days celebration

Whiskey Creek Band will play 6-10 p.m. Aug. 28 at the sixth annual Dunham Days celebration, at 150 E. Boeing St.

Frenchtown pioneer, territorial justice to be portrayed at museum

Fort Walla Walla Museum will present Living History portrayals this weekend at 2 p.m. each day in the Pioneer Settlement. The Museum is at 755 Myra Road.

And now, for a little post-GOTR classical music

What a weekend! Walla Walla overrun by music-crazed fans. Businesses happy. City officials happy. Even police happy. Local and regional bands, imported bands, good music, great vibe.

Review: ‘American Ultra’ wastes talented leads

The likably awkward chemistry of Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg remains intact in “American Ultra,” a violent stoner action-comedy that’s half “Pineapple Express,” half “The Bourne Identity,” and not as good as either.

Symphony to host event at Waldheim Mansion Aug. 29

“Music at the Mansion,” hosted by Julia and Roger Russell and the Walla Walla Symphony will be presented Aug. 29.

Film dealing with women in Yakima war to screen Aug. 27

“Yakima War: Ayat,” a talk and screening with filmmaker Emily Washines, will be presented from 5-6 p.m. Aug. 27 at Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road.