Nov. 13PULLMAN — “Within the Silence,” (pictured) an account of Japanese American internment during World War II, will be presented by Living Voices at 7:30 tonight in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre at Washington State University here.
This solo performance is told through the eyes of Emiko Yamada, a teenage girl growing up in Seattle when, in 1942, thousands of Americans of Japanese descent are sent to “relocation centers.” The Yamadas must abandon their home and go to the Minidoka Relocation Center near Twin Falls, Idaho.
Tickets cost $10 regular price with $8 for ages 60 and older and $5 for non-WSU students and youth. Tickets are free for WSU students but are available only in advance at the Beasley Coliseum ticket office).
Reserved seating tickets are available at TicketsWest outlets, including online at TicketsWest.com, by phone at (800)-325-SEAT and in person at the Beasley ticket office (open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays) and the Lewiston Rosauers. Same-day tickets will be available at the Daggy Hall box office beginning two hours before the performance.
“Within the Silence,” recommended for ages 9 and older, was written by Ken Mochizuki and coproduced by Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.
Living Voices is a nationally touring educational theater.
PULLMAN — Scenes from four operas will be staged at 8 tonight in Bryan Hall here by the Washington State University Opera Workshop.
The free event is titled “A Magical Evening of Opera” and is directed by Julie Anne Wieck and accompanied by Karen Savage. It will include parts from the baroque opera, “Dido and Aeneas,” by Henry Purcell; “Bastien und Bastienne” and “Cosi fan tutte” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; and Gaetano Donizetti’s romantic opera, “The Elixir of Love.”
LEWISTON – Craig Whitcomb of Lewiston will attend a reception opening an exhibit of his artwork in a multi-media retrospective of the award-winning artist’s work from 5 to 7 tonight at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History here.
The exhibit, titled “Je dis toujours la verite… pas toute. (I always tell the truth… not all),” will continue through Jan. 10.
Whitcomb is a multi-media artist who works in watercolor, graphite, pastel, acrylic and colored pencil, and his art reflects his many world travels, according to a news release. He recently served as the curator of the Valley Art Center in Clarkston and has exhibited his works at many venues including the Wenaha Gallery in Dayton, Wash.
The gallery is at 415 Main St., and hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free but donations are welcome.
MOSCOW — Gefilte Trout, a band specializing in eastern European folk music, will perform at a CD release party from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at One World Cafe here, 533 S. Main St.
The CD is titled “Moscow Klezmer.”
The band will perform a free concert that will include klezmer, gypsy, and ladino (Judeo-Spanish) music with their CD available for purchase.
Band members are Mary Donohoe (vocals and percussion), Bill Voxman (clarinet), Bill Thomson (mandolin), Bill Thompson (guitar), Greg Donohoe (bass), all of Moscow, and Carla Chandler-violin of Pullman.
COLTON — The 14th annual Wine & Brew Tasting at Guardian Angel-St. Boniface School here will be from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
The evening includes six tastes of wine all from the Northwest or three microbrews. Heavy hor d’oeuvres and desserts will also be served throughout the evening, which also features a dollar auction starting at 8 p.m. and a silent auction which closes 15 minutes after the dollar auction ends.
The event benefits the school, 306 Steptoe St., and students. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased online at www.gasbschool.org.
Additional information is available by calling the school at (509) 229-3579 or emailing GASBschool@colton-wa.com.
TROY — Dan Crandall, past director of the Latah County Historical Society, will give a free talk about the Civilian Conservation Corps in Latah County at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Troy Library.
Creation of the CCC was one of the most popular programs of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and was in existence from 1933 to 1942. The CCC put 3 million young men to work in camps across America during the height of the Great Depression and Latah County was the site of many CCC camps.
A photographic exhibit about the CCC in Latah County will be on display at the Troy Library through Wednesday.