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A bilingual play, blues/rock concert and First Friday Art Walk on tapThe Chehalem Cultural Center has some great events coming up later in November and in early December.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Teatro Milagro creates bilingual productions, such as "El Payaso," a story set among the chaos, confusion and war with Americans. The plot features a community of Nicaraguans who shared their culture, stories and lives with one American willing to listen.
The Chehalem Cultural Center has some great events coming up later in November and in early December.

Teatro Milagro, a bilingual production company, will perform in the play "El Payaso." Celebrated blues/rock performers Ben Rice and Gil Reynolds will entertain the audience with their fearless guitar playing and captivating voices, while an opening reception at the CCC with wine and refreshments will kick off the month of December during First Friday Art Walk.

Teatro Milagro creates bilingual productions, such as "El Payaso," a story set among the chaos, confusion and war with Americans. The plot features a community of Nicaraguans who shared their culture, stories and lives with one American willing to listen. This story was later told by a young latino who made the journey 30 years later to a group who are still carrying on the work in Nicaragua. The two-hour drama is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Reynolds-Rice Acoustic Convergence is a concert for all ages and will feature the talents of two of Oregon's most celebrated blues/rock performers. Their combined repertoire spans multiple musical genres: Rice's music is rooted in traditional blues, yet fiercely original. Reynolds has a folky troubadour with a rock-and roll soul and he mixes many genres, but his blues and rock roots infect everything he plays. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. (Tickets are $20 advance; $25 at the door.

The opening reception for First Friday Art Walk will celebrate the works of four exhibits. Maya Vivas will present her porcelain works titled, "Radical Emergence: Dissected and Articulated," that represent her struggle to conceptualize and navigate her own complex identities. Print Arts Northwest will present "Lie of the Land" works of 17 fine art printmakers who explore the landscapes through a variety of fine art print making methods. Students and teachers at CCC will present "Masters and Apprentices," providing an opportunity to showcase their work. Kelli Pelligrini, will exhibit her paintings titled, "No Words". Pelligrini, is a breast cancer survivor who started painting "as a way to capture pieces and moments, both big and small, of my experiences and feelings."

The First Friday Art Walk reception is set for 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1.

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