Wenatchee Ballet Icon Dies

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WENATCHEE, Wa.- NCWLIFE Channel notes the passing of a local Wenatchee Valley ballet legend. Emily Joan Shelton Mason died last Saturday at the age of 96. Mason was a prominent member of the area’s theatrical arts community and became Nationally known for her work. Mason founded the Wenatchee Civic Ballet in 1951 and helped produce several performances including “The Nutcracker”.  A public celebration of her life will be held at the Numerica Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 22nd from 2 to 4pm.

 

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Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.