Bluegrass in Baker


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


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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‘Devil Boys from Beyond’ delightfully absurd

Devil Boys

LA GRANDE — Featuring campy dialogue and eerie otherness, “Devil Boys from Beyond” is seemingly ripped from classic 1950s science-fiction horror flicks, but there are a few notable distinctions. Overt sexuality makes up most of the play, as “everyone knows aliens like to party.” The line, delivered by news photographer Gregory Graham (played by Sam Shown), doesn’t begin to explain […]

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Drama at a ‘Bus Stop’ diner

Bus Stop

BAKER CITY — Four years after “Bus Stop” performances were canceled, Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre is again bringing this play to the stage. “We’re doing this in honor of Schyler,” said Scot Violette, director. Schyler Miller starred as Bo Decker in the rendition of “Bus Stop” four years ago. Miller was battling leukemia at the time, and he lost the […]

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