Dance Arts Inc. find the ‘Perfect Balance’


LA GRANDE — After a busy season of performing basketball halftime shows and competitions, Dance Arts Inc. will share its routines with the public during an upcoming recital. The show, called “Perfect Balance,” will include several different dance styles. The recital will showcase many of the routines performed during competition throughout the season. Dance Arts Inc. Coach and Artistic Director […]

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GRSA holds competition to find soloists


Grande Ronde Symphony Association has announced its Spring 2017 Concerto Competition to find soloists for the spring concert. In the spirit of competition, GRSA has decided to invite three levels of applicants and add prizes to this year’s contest. “I couldn’t be more excited to build on this tradition,” Music Director Zeke Fetrow said. “GRSA has a great history of […]

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Top Christmas Songs


The following songs were named as Observer readers’ favorites. ‘Mary Did You Know’ (8 votes) ‘Silent Night’ (7 votes) ‘White Christmas’ (7 votes) ‘Oh Holy Night’ (5 votes) ‘Little Drummer Boy’ (3 votes) ‘Carol of the Bells’ (2 votes) ‘Blue Christmas’ (3 votes) ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ (3 votes) ‘Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer’ (2 votes) The following […]

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Happy Canyon celebrates 100 years


PENDLETON — In 1916, Roy Raley’s musical debuted as Happy Canyon, a nighttime addition to the Pendleton Round-Up. One hundred years later, that pageant still lights up the night in nearly its original form — except for some parts that were rewritten to remedy anything considered politically incorrect by today’s standards. “But it’s still hijinks and war,” said Brian Addison, […]

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