Wallowa County resident releases new album


ENTERPRISE – The old adage of art imitating life could be the theme of Mike Midlo’s latest album, “Two Steps and Waltzes.” It’s been five years since Midlo released an album, shortly before migrating to Wallowa County in 2013 with his wife, Kristy Athens. He said his idea of a follow up record changed radically from his initial intent. “When […]

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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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QUICK TAKES: April 4, 2018

Painting lake

Murals to be unveiled Friday (pictured above) BAKER CITY — Two murals by Megan McGuinness were installed at the Royal Building at Court Plaza on March 30, and these works of art will be unveiled at 6 p.m. April 6. The event is open to the public. The artist and members of the Baker City Public Art Commission will be […]

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QUICK TAKES: Feb. 7, 2018

Quick Takes

LG Brewskis presents Shannon Gray UNION — Musician Shannon Gray will perform at LG Brewskis  at 7 p.m. Feb. 9. The Baker City artist has described her music as being influenced by folk and blues. For more information, find “Shannon Gray – music” on Facebook. To listen to her tracks, visit www.soundcloud.com/shannon-gray-916926030.  For more about LG Brewskis, which regularly hosts […]

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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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Quick Takes: Jan. 24, 2018


Acoustic duo to perform at Lefty’s Taphouse BAKER CITY — Unlikely Saints will be sending its acoustic duo of singer/songwriter/guitarist Jay Fleming and guitarist Richard Paris to play at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Lefty’s Taphouse, 1934 Broadway St. This is the first time the band has played at Lefty’s. The group’s music is described as “American roots fusion.” They […]

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QUICK TAKES: Jan. 3, 2018

Puppy love quick take

‘Puppy Love’ exhibit opens at Josephy Center JOSEPH — A “Puppy Love” exhibit will feature a variety of artistic media with a common subject: Man’s best friend. The exhibit opens with a reception at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture. Works include paintings, photography and drawings. Drinks and Italian inspired foods will be served. Entry is […]

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