The Columbia press. (Astoria, Or.) 1949-current, August 06, 2021, Page 8, Image 8

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    The Columbia Press
August 6, 2021
Multi-faceted performance focuses
on early 1900s ‘newsies’
“Newsroom Dance The-
ater,” an audience-partic-
event that harkens back to
the early 1900s, will be per-
formed at 11 a.m. Sunday,
Aug. 8, at Astoria Market
Square on 12th Street be-
tween Duane and Exchange
Style included in the Spar-
row Dance Company per-
formance include Charles-
ton, ragtime, and theatrical
comedy. The audience will
follow the narrator and news-
ies (old-timey “paperboys”)
on an adventure of true love
and a villain’s demise. Audi-
ence participation is part of
the show.
The script was written by
Julia Gingerich, choreo-
graphed by Sarah Cohen and
sponsored by Astoria Sunday
Market. Attendees to the free
Liberty Theatre hosts block party
A scene from “Newsroom
Dance Theater.”
show are encouraged to bring
a chair or blanket to sit on.
Shipwrecked festival raises funds for United Way
Shipwrecked Music Fes-
tival, a fundraiser for the
United Way of Clatsop
County, is scheduled for
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 21, in the amphithe-
ater at the Clatsop County
Fairgrounds, 92937 Wal-
luski Loop, Astoria.
Performers are The
Hackles, Holiday Friends,
Public Nuisance, Shan-
non Curtis, Bart Budwig,
and Mike Izon. There will be
prize drawings between each
Food and drink vendors in-
clude Sasquatch Sandwich,
It’s All Greek to Me, Monte
Alban, and Kim’s Dough-
2Go, Buoy Beer, Pilot House
Distilling, Buddha Kat Win-
ery, and Lost Lizard Roast-
The festival is co-spon-
sored by Lum’s Auto Center
and Buoy Beer Co.
Tickets are $40 for adults,
which includes two alcohol-
ic or nonalcoholic bever-
ages; $20 for those age 13
to 20, which includes two
and free for children 12 and
VIP access is $65 and in-
cludes beverages, exclusive
entry to the VIP lounge,
a 25 percent discount on
event swag and a ticket for
a drawing valued at $100 or
Tickets are available at
Free music and
dance are on the ticket
for an outdoor event
on 12th Street be-
and Duane streets.
The three-hour “end
of intermission” party
begins at 4 p.m. Satur-
day, Aug. 7. Perform-
ers are Brian Boveniz-
er & New Old Stock,
a local surf-country
Courtesy Liberty Theatre
and folk group, 4
p.m.; Sparrow Dance Liberty Theatre at 12th and Commer-
Company, 5 p.m.; and cial streets in downtown Astoria.
The Builders & The
Butchers, a Northwest folk-rock and drinks, including beer and
group, at 6 p.m. There will be wine for adults, will be avail-
games for children, and food able for sale.
College news
Master’s degree
Emily Townsend of Astoria
earned a master’s degree in
teaching and learning from
the University of Iowa.
Bachelor’s degrees
Two local students graduat-
ed last month from Gonzaga
University, a private Jesuit
Catholic college in Spokane,
Wash. Caroline Kotson of
Astoria received a bachelor’s
degree in human physiology
and graduated summa cum
laude. Bradley Rzewnicki of
Warrenton earned a bache-
lor’s degree in human phys-
Clayne Williams of Asto-
ria graduated from East-
ern New Mexico University
with a bachelor’s degree on
May 15.
Mitchell Geisler of Asto-
ria earned a degree in en-
gineering from George Fox
University in Newberg.
Jackson Januik of Gear-
hart earned a degree in
management from George
Fox University.
Dean’s list
Matt Grauff of Astoria, an
electrical engineering ma-
jor at Grove City College in
Pittsburgh, has been named
to the dean’s list with dis-
tinction for the spring 2021
Tatiana Baker, a special
education major from War-
renton, was named to the
spring semester dean’s list
at Coastal Carolina Univer-
sity in Conway, S.C.