Jeannette Miller Mickenham as Patsy Cline
Jeannette Miller Mickenham in the title role sings a number during a Tuesday evening rehearsal for “Always … Patsy Cline” at the Marys River Grange Hall. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Community theater debuts this week in Philomath

Jeannette Miller Mickenham teams up with Patsy Cline for her company’s first production at Marys River Grange Hall

In a way, Jeannette Miller Mickenham and Patsy Cline go way back. Mickenham, a Philomath resident and a mid-valley community theater fixture, recalls taking road trips with her father, Robert Miller, with Cline’s classic country hits playing on the car stereo. And “Always … Patsy Cline,” the jukebox musical featuring…

Philomath Museum

Philomath Museum unveils newest art exhibit

Editor’s note: The original version of this story reported that the art reception was scheduled for Friday, April 22. However, organizers pushed back the date of the reception to May 6. For several years, regional…

LaSells Stewart Center

Program to celebrate Hawaiian dance, culture

The 67th annual Hō‘ike, an event that celebrates Hawaiian dance and culture, takes place Saturday, April 16, at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus. Formerly known as the Lūʻau, organizers said…

PHS Dance Team

Shining Stars dance team to host showcase event April 4

Philomath High School’s dance team plans to host its 17th annual Shining Stars Showcase at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, coach Lori Haslam announced. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the high school’s main gymnasium. The…

Scene from Crazytown

PHS students issue invitation to ‘Crazytown’

On stage during a dress rehearsal on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for a four-performance run of “Crazytown,” a student actor struggling with lines calls across the auditorium to the director to ask if she can take a look at the…

“Art: The 4th R”

Student art exhibit now showing at Philomath Museum

Philomath student art is once again on the walls of the local museum. This year’s “Art: The 4th R” exhibit is marking its 40th anniversary with a show that opened this past Friday and will remain in place through April…

Scene from "Chess"

‘Chess’ makes its move in OSU Theatre production

As Elizabeth Helman and Nick Larson launched plans to stage the musical “Chess” at Oregon State University, this was among the first questions they had to answer: Which version of “Chess” did they want to produce? The 1980s musical, with lyrics by Tim Rice and music…

Art exhibit at Philomath Museum

Museum’s new art exhibit focuses on envisioning ‘the future we need’

A visit to the #ImagineTheFuture’s digital home greets visitors with a proclamation: “It’s time for radical change. We need to rethink how we work together, to harness greater resources, broaden reach and build solidarity at multiple levels.” The Imagine the…

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