Humanity at center of ‘Independence’


LA GRANDE — On the surface, “Independence” is a production about a family’s extreme dysfunction. But for director Cassandra Johnson, it’s relatable on a deeper level. “The human brain is so complex, we can feel many layers of emotions all at once,” Johnson said. “When (a character in the play hits her sister), I was worried about the actors but […]

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QUICK TAKES: Jan. 31, 2018


Cook Memorial Library hosts Teen Movie LA GRANDE — Cook Memorial Library’s free Teen Movie will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Community Room. Teen Movie is open to anyone in middle or high school. Call 541-962-1339 or visit the library or its social media pages for the current movie title. HQ hosts Misty Mouth,  Correspondence School […]

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Quick Takes: June 1

‘In Our Dreams’ recital by Beckie’s Dance Studio ELGIN — Beckie’s Dance Studio, of La Grande, will present its 36th annual spring recital at 7 p.m., June 1 at the Elgin Opera House. Tickets will be available at the door. They cost $10 for teens and adults, $8 for 12 years old and younger and free for children under 3. […]

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Quick Takes: Feb. 24

Here’s a brief look at what’s happening in Northeast Oregon. [divider] Oregon Folklife Network wants local folk artists EUGENE — The Oregon Folklife Network is looking for contact information for folk and traditional musicians, dancers, storytellers and other artists in Eastern Oregon. The National Endowment for the Arts will fund the OFN’s efforts to identify and document cultural traditions and […]

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EOU Theatre presents Spanish classic

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Brian Moore as Astolfo, left, and Joshua Cornwell as Segismundo are among the actors bringing “Life is a Dream” to the Schwarz Theatre stage. The show opens Thursday evening in La Grande.

[box_info]   • What: “Life is a Dream” • When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday • Where: Schwarz Theatre, Eastern Oregon University campus, La Grande • Details: Tickets for “Life is a Dream” are $10 general admission with $5 tickets for students, seniors and active or retired military. • Contact: Reservations can be made by calling […]

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