‘A Lie of the Mind’ demands a lot of its actors


Cherise Kaechele photo Jake (played by Alan Stogin) becomes violent with his sister, Sally, (Heidi Gerlach) as their brother, Frankie (Jason Patrick Lineback) tries to pull him away. LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon University’s theatre program is opening its season with an homage to late playwright Sam Shepard, directed by EOU professor April Curtis. “He died this summer, so we […]

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Film Festival packs in variety

Film Festival

LA GRANDE — The genres, lengths and subjects of selections aren’t the only sources of variety during this year’s Eastern Oregon Film Festival. There will also be several types of events beyond film screenings. First, there will be an after party each night of the festival, Oct. 19-21. The party will feature a beer garden provided by Side A Brewing […]

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Creepy, kooky and relatable


ELGIN —  They’re creepy and they’re kooky, but they’re also a family much like any other. That’s the idea behind the Elgin Opera House’s production of “The Addams Family,” a macabre musical comedy. The play, based on the characters originally created by cartoonist Charles Addams, follows Wednesday’s coming of age and her family’s coming to terms. “I feel like (Wednesday’s) […]

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Something sweet

Taste Downtown

Base Camp Baker photo Downtown Baker City will burst with flavor during the Taste Downtown event on Oct. 7.  The event, formerly known as Taste of Baker, will give participants a chance to sample what the local restaurants and businesses have to offer. BAKER CITY — Baker City’s tastiest event is coming up Saturday and this year, the 21st annual […]

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Haunted house turns Grimm


LA GRANDE — Snow White is selling poison apples and the Beast is threatening the life of his beloved beauty, Belle. A dark curse has sent the storybook universe into disarray, and it’s up to the participants of the 2017 Night Fright Haunted House to put things back in order. Jeri Mackley, co-owner of the Maridell Center, which hosts the […]

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