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'Shrek the Musical' at Actors Cabaret in Eugene

'Shrek the Musical' at Actors Cabaret in Eugene
Mark VanBeever portrays Shrek

"Shrek the Musical" is showing at the Actors Cabaret in Eugene for those looking for entertainment this December. The show began in November and continues through Dec. 21.

Photos: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis rock Seattle

Photos: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis rock Seattle
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis played the second of their three sold out Key Arena shows, which close out his world tour. Thousands of screaming fans, also known as the "Shark Face Gang," came out in force to see them perform their hits such as Can't Hold Us, Thrift Shop, Same Love and more. December 11th 2013. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

Photographer gets incredible close-up shots of snowflakes

Photographer gets incredible close-up shots of snowflakes
Macro shot of natural snowflake courtesy of Alexey Kljatov. (Used with permission from photographer and CC 2.0 license.) See more of his incredible work on his Flickr page)

There's nothing like a blanket of fresh snow to make for picturesque scenes around the Pacific Northwest, but among the snowmen and sleigh rides are hidden secrets of the breath-taking beauty of Mother Nature.

But photographer Alexey Kljatov has unlocked some of those secrets, using a unique camera set up to get intricate photos of individual snowflakes, which show off an amazing level of detail that each snowflake carries. They say no two snowflakes are alike, and these photographs show why.

Pink Martini performs with Eugene Symphony December 14

Pink Martini performs with Eugene Symphony December 14
Armed with over 5000 balloons, local band and Ambassadors of happy Pink Martini played a free concert at Pioneer Square. Storm Large, Cabaret singer Meow Meow and the Von Trapps joined the band for several songs. Pink Martini's new album "Get Happy" drops on September 24th - 9/16 - (Kai Hayashi / KATU.com)

Pink Martini joins the Eugene Symphony for a holiday concert Saturday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m.

For sale: Stunning $11.5 million Central Washington horse farm

For sale: Stunning $11.5 million Central Washington horse farm

A 155-acre horse farm near Ellensburg is for sale - listed at $11.5 million. The property, located along Manastash Ridge, has three barns, two indoor arenas, housing, offices and a meeting center. The main house features two story walls of glass and stone detailing. The property is for sale through Ewing and Clark Incorporated. (Photo by Michael Walmsley, Visual Communications)

A 155-acre horse farm near Ellensburg is for sale - listed at $11.5 million. The property, located along Manastash Ridge, has three barns, two indoor arenas, housing, offices and a meeting center. The main house features two story walls of glass and stone detailing. The property is for sale through Ewing and Clark Incorporated. (Photo by Michael Walmsley, Visual Communications)

Photos: 'I'm just the crazy guy on 17th Street that sets up a dragon'

Photos: 'I'm just the crazy guy on 17th Street that sets up a dragon'
Phil Ulmen, who lives on 17th Street in Boise's North End, has featured his fire-breathing dragon for about a decade. One year, 1,400 children stopped by for a scare and some candy. "I love seeing the looks on little kids' faces," Ulmen said. The dragon will be scaring kids beginning at about 5 p.m. and will stop when the kids stop coming, Ulmen said. The house is located at 805 N. 17th Street. Photo by JERRY MANTER - KBOI2.com web producer
Phil Ulmen, who lives on 17th Street in Boise's North End, has featured his fire-breathing dragon for about a decade. One year, 1,400 children stopped by for a scare and some candy. "I love seeing the looks on little kids' faces," Ulmen said.

Folding Paper: Museum claims first major origami exhibit

Folding Paper: Museum claims first major origami exhibit
An example of the work in the "Folding Paper" exhibit

Origami is an international fine art form that is also at the cutting edge of math, science and design, according to an exhibit on view in Portland through January 11, 2014.

Photos: West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta

Photos: West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta
If you’ve never been to the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta, odds are you’ve never seen anyone sit inside a giant pumpkin, let alone race one across a lake dressed as a superhero or the tooth fairy. - 10/19 - (Kai Hayashi/KATU.com)

If you’ve never been to the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta, odds are you’ve never seen anyone sit inside a giant pumpkin, let alone race one across a lake dressed as a superhero or the tooth fairy.