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Thursday, June 18, the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance will present its second in their 2020 series of Courthouse Concerts, with Portland musician Lewi Longmire.

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Janis Carper can’t let her guitar sit idle for any length of time. On Wednesday May 6, at 7 p.m. she’ll release her newest album, fourteen original songs composed between April and December, a…

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Wallowa County’s print artists are not thwarted by the recent need to keep our physical distance from each other. Six of them have worked separately, and collaborated virtually, to get the exh…

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Wallowa County sculptor and artist Terri Malec’s love of horses led, in late March, to The Founders Award for classical depiction of a horse and The Sam Savitt Award, at the national juried eq…

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Fishtrap Fireside--the monthly inspiring readings by three local authors, is going virtual. ON Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m. instead of gathering at the Coffin house, Fireside readings will be b…

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Gwen Trice, daughter of a Maxville logger and founder of the Maxville Heritage Center, has received the 2020 Oregon Stewardship Award from the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cult…

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Any number of dedicated religious folks can tell you how they try to execute their faith, but only a few can say their work is literally an expression of their faith. Case in point: Local arti…

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The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture opened its 2020 women’s art exhibit Friday, Feb. 28 to an overflow crowd and a gallery full of diverse exhibits. Artwork on exhibit included metal art, …

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At the Tuesday, Feb. 25 Brown Bag at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, Seth Kinzie, Jeff Costello and Cheryl Coughlan will talk about their visions for the arts in the community, and in…

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What could be more appropriate for Valentines day than an art exhibit about love? There’s just such thing at the Lost Planet Gallery, a new art venue next to the OK Theatre in Enterprise. Star…

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It’s hard not to smile at a new CD from local down-home favorites, the Homemade Jam Band. The five piece band specializes in old-timey country and traditional tunes. Sandi Richerson ably plays…

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Fishtrap kicks off this year’s Big Read with special guest, Japanese-American artist and community activist, Chisao Hata. This free event takes place 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Enterpris…

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SALEM — Artists are invited to compete in one or all three of ODFW’s 2021 stamp art competitions. The winning artist in each contest receives a $2,000 award.

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The Josephy Center is offering a unique Plateau style beading workshop with Roger Amerman. The 14-hour hands-on workshop is given Feb. 7-9, with three sessions: 6-9 p.m. on Friday night; 9 a.m…

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Members of Jill Hite’s sixth-grade class pose proudly after a play performance of “The Wizard of Oz.” The class performed the play several times as part of a fundraiser for its field trip late…

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JOSEPH — On Jan. 5, the Joseph Center will open its doors to a new exhibit: Nez Perce Artists: Traditional and Contemporary. The eclectic show opens with a 2-4 p.m. reception, and runs through…

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JOSEPH, December 13, 2019--Complete your end-of-year gift giving with the Oregon Cultural Trust (OCT) tax credit. To take advantage of this program make a donation to one or more of Oregon’s 1…

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Evelyn Swart has only ridden an elephant once, but on that ride, she found the inspiration for a book that might help young children learn to read. Swart and artist-collaborator Leita Barlow w…

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Wallowa Valley Music Alliance and Josephy Center for Arts and Culture present their annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 22, at Josephy Center for Arts and Culture at 2 p.m.

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As always, things are rocking at the OK Theatre through the winter. On Friday, Nov. 29, hometown favorite Brady Goss is slated for his annual “Thanksgiving Rock and Roll Party.”

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ENTERPRISE: The Wallowa Valley Music Alliance presents another edition of Tunesmith Night on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Sugar Time Bakery, located at 107 N. River St. Suite A, in Enterprise.  The sh…

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Bluegrass legend Del McCoury played with a smile at this sold-out OK Theatre performance on Nov. 10. After six decades in the business, it’s obvious he still loves what he does. McCoury’s band…

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Musician Bob Webb is renowned in Wallowa County and beyond for his work giving music lessons or as music sideman for his partner, Heidi Muller. These days, Webb is hanging out his shingle for …

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The Josephy Center’s 6th annual Gift of Art Fundraiser will be held Sat., November 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event supports the Josephy Center’s Youth Art Programs through a silent auction of …

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It’s easy to read about the works and ideas of Leonardo Da Vinci and wonder whatever happened to men or women with that degree of talent in so many fields. Just because we don’t know about the…

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A 43,000 year-old fossilized trackway on public lands in Lake County, Oregon, may reveal clues about the ancient family dynamics of Columbian mammoths.

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Even for those of us in Wallowa County, today is a time of divisiveness, tribalism, and discomfort, no matter what your persuasion. The original two-act play Common Threads, which opens at the…

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Fishtrap has announced its 33rd annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers, July 6-12 at Wallowa Lake Lodge. The Gathering’s theme this year is “Courage” with a keynote address from renowned …

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. — A program featuring everything from Appalachian Mountains tunes and old gospel songs to cowboy western and honky-tonk hits will liven things up at Fort Walla Walla Museum.

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Pyrography: n “the process of burning designs on wood, leather, etc., with a heated tool,” according to Dictionary.com.

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The Wallowa Valley Music Alliance presents another edition of Tunesmith Night, a monthly showcase of original music. The Saturday, November 9 show features songwriters Travis Ward, David Henry…

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JOSEPH — a standing-room only crowd of family, old acquaintances and new friends turned out to hear former Wallowa resident Derek Brown perform Spanish, classical and one flamenco piece on his…

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The Wallowa County Cultural Trust Coalition (WCCTC) offers grants of up to $1000 each year that support individual artists, musicians, writers, cultural historians and the non-profit organizat…

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Most people who watch cartoons or listen to audio books wonder, sooner or later, about the people behind the voices. Local resident, Amanda Berry, can give you a pretty good idea. The Enterpri…

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Derek Brown, a 1991 graduate of Wallowa High school, today is a trained classical and Flamenco guitarist. He will perform a concert at Stein Distillery in Joseph at 1 p.m.on Saturday, Oct. 12.

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About 30 "speeder" rail motorcars and their 60 or so occupants descended on Wallowa County over the Alpenfest weekend, traveling from Elgin to Joseph on the Wallowa Union Railroad Authority tr…

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The Wallowa Mountains have long boasted the title of “The Alps of Oregon.” The festival honoring that title is Alpenfest, Wallowa County’s tribute to the arrival of fall and the last fling of …

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Kristyn Harris wowed a packed OK Theatre Saturday night for the Mule Days finale music event. Harris’ spare presentation, just herself and her guitar, provided a powerful and moving evening of…

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Western singer, Kristyn Harris, is bringing her special brand of western music to the OK Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 7. The concert is in conjunction with the Hells Canyon Mule Days event on Se…

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Practically perfect weather greeted the nearly 600 attendees of the 11th annual Juniper Jam music festival on Aug. 31. Known as the “Sweetest little music festival in eastern Oregon,” the even…

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If you happen to take a visit to the T.W. Bronze foundry and gallery, owned and operated by Tim Parks, at 202 Golf Course Rd. in Enterprise, be prepared. On walking into the foundry’s roll-up …

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One local church is doing its part to raise awareness about and eliminate human trafficking. Joseph Baptist Church, pastored by Steve Bartlow, held its second annual music and pie auction fund…

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Plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures greeted car enthusiasts and exhibitors at the sixth annual Main Street Show & Shine car show in Enterprise on Aug. 16-17. More than 100 gleaming ca…