Community concert brings together performers from across Northeast Oregon


LA GRANDE — The annual concert of Händel’s “The Messiah” is a community performance in the truest sense. The musicians come from across Northeast Oregon and from varying religious backgrounds. Marie Rampton, who helps organize and promote the community concert, said the show appeals to audiences of all beliefs: from Christians to agnostics to atheists. She said there is even […]

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Del McCoury plays OK Theatre

Del McCourry

ENTERPRISE — Grammy winning Del McCoury, the most celebrated man in bluegrass, graces the OK Theatre stage Nov. 30. McCoury has won 31 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. The Association named McCoury “Entertainer of the Year” nine times and “Male Vocalist of the Year” four times. In 2004 his album. “It’s Just The Night” was nominated for a Grammy and […]

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‘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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