Artifacts and Tales of the Trail

Oregon trail

LA GRANDE — Imagine riding in a bumpy wagon over a rough trail — about two miles an hour for 2,000 miles. Along the way, you face daily hazards from weather and illness, fording rivers, repairing equipment, searching every day for water and grass for livestock. Finally, after a four month journey across parched plains, you enter the welcome shade […]

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Bluegrass in Baker

BLUEGRASS

BAKER CITY — Grammy award-winning artist Laurie Lewis will bring bluegrass to Baker City to help raise money for the restoration of the Baker Orpheum Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. April 20 at Lefty’s Taphouse, 1934 Broadway St. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. To purchase tickets, go […]

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Get jazzed about Oregon’s history with ‘From Maxville to Vanport’

Maxville to Vanport

The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble is currently touring with a thoughtfully curated collection of original songs and short films that tell the story of two little-known Oregon towns and the diverse residents that made them unique. “From Maxville to Vanport” celebrates the shared history of African-American Oregonians, focusing on the distinctive viewpoints of the state’s under-discussed black history. “It isn’t […]

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Performance tells story of immigration

duality

Portland’s Jayanthi Raman Dance Company is currently touring around Oregon with its show, “Duality: An Immigrant Experience.” The tour includes upcoming shows in Baker City and La Grande. “Duality” follows the story of a woman who moves from her hometown in India to Portland. Choreographer Jayanthi Raman wrote the script based on a story by author Sasikala Vijayakumar. Ultimately a […]

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EORT doubles up on one-act plays

One Acts

BAKER CITY — Two comedies highlighting different phases of life will be presented during two weekends in Baker City. The plays are presented by Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre. Both are one act. The first is “Oh Baby,” designed in the style of a 1950s sitcom. “It’s pretty much a slapstick comedy,” said Director Scot Violette. He’s presenting the play in […]

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