70th season of GRSO comes to an end


LA GRANDE — The Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the conclusion of its 70th season with the annual Concerto-Aria Concert at 7 p.m. May 30. The concert, which will be held in McKenzie Theater on the campus of Eastern Oregon University, also acts as a farewell to conductor Zeke Fetrow after three successful years. A press release from the […]

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Fort Vine front couple to perform at JaxDog LA GRANDE — The front couple behind Fort Vine, a New York City-based indie band, brings their happy grooves to town during a stop on their U.S. tour this month. Trevor Tunison and Nyna Nelson will perform May 30 at JaxDog Café & Books, 1118 Adams Ave., La Grande. The free show […]

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Artifacts and Tales of the Trail

Oregon trail

LA GRANDE — Imagine riding in a bumpy wagon over a rough trail — about two miles an hour for 2,000 miles. Along the way, you face daily hazards from weather and illness, fording rivers, repairing equipment, searching every day for water and grass for livestock. Finally, after a four month journey across parched plains, you enter the welcome shade […]

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QUICK TAKES: May 2, 2018

Nika Blasser

‘Romeo and Juliet’ in the park on May 4 BAKER CITY — The Baker High School drama department will present “Romeo and Juliet” (with a modern twist) at 7 p.m.  May 4 in Geiser Pollman Park. Attendance is free, but donations will be accepted. Proceeds will help fund a play called “The Loser’s Club,” which focuses on anti-bullying and will […]

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QUICK TAKES: April 25, 2018


Community Choir performs three concerts BAKER CITY — Baker Community Choir will perform April 27-29 at the Baker Heritage Museum, 2480 Grove St., Baker City. Concert times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. The Baker Valley Children’s Choir join the performances on Friday and Saturday. Donations will be accepted at the door. Proceeds support the Children’s […]

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QUICK TAKES: April 18, 2018


Long-distance hiker shares European travel experiences LA GRANDE — Veteran long-distance hiker Rick Bombaci will present a slide show about recent travels in Europe, where he hiked a thousand miles in three spectacular locations: the Scottish Highlands, the Tour du Mont Blanc in the French Alps and the Pyrenees, which divide France and Spain. He said he was looking for […]

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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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