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LOVE LETTERS presented by Riverbend Players

7 pm Performances | July 6, 7 14, 20, 21

2 pm Matinees | July 8, 15

Tickets:  purchase online here or at the door.

This is a classic American serio-comedy that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama (1985). In its simplest form, its a story of friendship and love that spans fifty years all told through love letters exchanged between the two characters – Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner.

While the actual script is read by the actors on the stage, the greatness of this show is how the characters and words are guided and delivered through the two performers. It’s storytelling at its finest. If done well, the audience will laugh out loud and be moved to tears as the stories and relationship unfolds…” says Director Mike Arseneault (Riverbend Players).

“You cannot stage a play more simply than this, and yet it’s about everything in life. First love, loss of opportunities, loss of life, loss of love… it’s a beautiful play, and all you do is speak it.
Watch for cast bios and production updates by following “Love Letters” on the Riverbend Players Facebook page.


Wednesday, August 8 | 7:30 pm

Tickets:  purchase online here, at NCRD Welcome Center (open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:30 pm) or at the door.

“She’s dangerous!” Bo Diddley on Duffy Bishop.

Duffy Bishop is a force of nature. A powerful blues blaster, a sultry soul singer, a presence who connects with her audience in a deeply personal way be it in an intimate club or huge festival.

Based in Portland, Oregon and St. Augustine, Florida, Duffy is in the Cascade Blues Association and Washington Blues Society Hall Of Fame, and a recipient of both organizations’ Lifetime Achievement Award. She has won the CBA’s Female Vocalist Award so many years in a row that they renamed it the Duffy Bishop Female Vocalist Award.

The Duffy Bishop Band was named one of the Top Ten Influential Bands in The Northwest by the News/Media Website FDRMX.

With her long-time collaborator, guitarist and husband Chris Carlson, they have played venues across the USA, Canada, Norway, Japan, Hong Kong, and Austria.

“Who Is Duffy Bishop And Why Is She Not World Famous?” a documentary on her life, was released in 2010.

Just some of the Festivals Duffy has performed in:

Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland, Oregon; Winthrop Blues Festival, Winthrop, Washington; Edmonton Blues Festival, Edmonton Alberta; Penn’s Landing Festival, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Lehigh Valley Blues Festival, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Lilliehammer Blues Festival, Lilliehammer, Norway; T- Bone Walker Blues Festival, Linden, Texas; Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Opened for:

Koko Taylor, Etta James, Lou Rawls, The Everly Brothers, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Gatemouth Brown, The Neville Brothers, Bo Diddley, Robert Cray, Otis Clay, REO Speedwagon, Poco, John Mayall, Edgar Winter, War, John Lee Hooker, Little Charlie and the Nightcats.

Listen to a preview here.

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