Portland Playhouse A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Portland Oregon
Lori Tobias
Lori Tobias
Lori Tobias
Lori Tobias is a journalist of many years, and was a staff writer for The Oregonian for more than a decade, and a columnist and features writer for the Rocky Mountain News. Her memoir “Storm Beat – A Journalist Reports from the Oregon Coast” was published in 2020 by Oregon State University press. She is also the author of the novel Wander, winner of the 2017 Nancy Pearl Book Award for literary fiction and a finalist for the 2017 International Book Awards for new fiction. She lives on the Oregon Coast with her husband Chan and rescue pups Luna and Monkey.
Crop of art by Evie S.

Storytelling without words

From pets to the pandemic, a Sitka Center project spurs discussion among second-graders about the year’s events.

In February, the Taft Jazz Band makes is last performance before going online due to the pandemic shutdown. Photo courtesy: Music Is Instrumental

Helping the bands play on

The Music is Instrumental program pays for mentors to keep music education alive in Lincoln County schools.

Oswald, sea otter at Oregon Coast Aquarium

Music to see otters by

Coast calendar: Cellists perform for aquarium residents; online talk about Rick Bartow; Andean music.

Benjie King shot the Yaquina Bay Bridge in the smoky glow caused by wildfire. "You won’t see the sky like that again, hopefully, ever again,” he says. Photo by: Benjie King, Out West Photography

Smoke on the water

Photographer Benjie King captures haunting images of Newport in the orange glow cast by wildfires.

Jane and Mike Brumfield closed thier gallery in Cannon Beach to concentrate on their gallery in their home town of Astoria

Home is where the art is

The pandemic forced owners of Brumfield Gallery to pick between two locations; they chose their hometown.

In announcing her retirement from the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, Catherine Rickbone told the board of directors that her tenure with the council “was made up of billions of moments, millions of interactions, thousands of programs, hundreds of decisions, and uncountable challenges and joys.” Photo courtesy: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts

Arts advocate steps down

Catherine Rickbone of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts says pandemic cutbacks make this a good time to retire.

Peter Frajola, associate concertmaster with the Oregon Symphony, sits in on violin during the 2017 performance. Photo courtesy: Newport Symphony Orchestra

And the band plays on

The Newport Symphony Orchestra has to forgo its July Fourth concert, but an encore broadcast keeps the spirit alive.

An art-felt thank you

When Manzanita’s Hoffman Center had to cancel a fundraiser, organizers got creative.

Fire birds: Sweet!

Pyrographer Cynthia Longhat-Adams’ avian art will be featured at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

Dave Densmore says one of his goals in writing poetry is to “reinforce for the men and women of the industry a sense of pride in what we do and who we are.” Photo by Patrick Dixon, courtesy FisherPoets Gathering

Fishers of poetry

Commercial fishermen will share poems, stories, and songs during the 23rd annual FisherPoets Gathering in Astoria.

Falling for flamenco

Laura Onizuka will teach the Spanish dance and art form at an upcoming Lincoln City retreat.

Vision 2020: Kristin Shauck

The Clatsop CC teacher loves Astoria’s grittiness, but sees gentrification putting the squeeze on her students.

Fish, ink, and paper

The most critical element in gyotaku, says instructor Bruce Koike, is getting the eyes right.

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