‘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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Guest choreographers join EOU’s song and dance concert

Benton and Rugh

LA GRANDE — Two professional choreographers are visiting Northeast Oregon for a concert “that takes you places.” Billy Rugh and Michelle Benton said the annual song and dance concert at Eastern Oregon University has something for everyone. “There’s going to be a lot of variety,” Rugh said. “There are modern hits and some older songs,” such as “Proud Mary” and […]

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Fishtrap Fireside showcases writers’ original work


ENTERPRISE — Regardless of whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, Fishtrap invites the public to spend Groundhog Day by a warm fire. Fishtrap has announced its featured readers for the February Fireside event. Jenner Hanni, Catherine Matthias and Zanni Schauffler will give readings, followed by an open-mic session during which the audience can share their own stories. The following descriptions […]

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Tunesmith Night showcases original music


JOSEPH — The Wallowa Valley Music Alliance presents another edition of Tunesmith Night, a monthly showcase of original music. The Jan. 13 show features songwriters Kory Quinn, James Dean Kindle and Bourbon Bill Rockwell. Like the steady pendulum of a land oil rig, Americana songwriter Kory Quinn is tapped inspiration. His new EP,  “Black Gold Blues,” is sharp and critical, […]

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