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With a Fraction of Its Usual Crowds, Amphitheater to Host Cultural Events

With a Fraction of Its Usual Crowds, Amphitheater to Host Cultural Events

Local directors find a stage for their show, "Songs for a New World"
As far as local theatre, live music and the arts in general goes, adaptation has become the name of the game. Last week, we detailed the struggles local theater community members were facing when it came to finding outdoor performance space.

No Live Music? Look to the Streets.

As COVID-19 continues to restrict local venues, musicians are taking their gigs outdoors
As local shows continue to be postponed, venue seating is limited, and COVID-19 cases go up, being a local musician is proving to be one of the hardest jobs to bounce back from in this pandemic era. To the local music lover, the horizon is looking gray.

Stay Off My Lawn

Bend Park and Recreation District prohibits all outdoor events, to the frustration of local thespians
As of July 15, Oregonians are required to wear masks outdoors if unable to maintain a safe 6 -foot distance from other people. Still, anyone driving by Drake Park on Saturday afternoon might assume these additional guidelines were not in place.

Grownology: The Garden that Grows Up

The creator of a local vertical farming company talks about conserving water while growing fresh food for the needy
Humans have long had a fascination with the possible integration of human and machine. From James Cameron's epic 1984 film, "Terminator," to our more recent obsession with half machine, half hero "Tony Stark," the world seems to be ominously awaiting the ever-increasing reality that robots are coming.

A Love Your Neighbor Recap ▶ (with video)

As Black Lives Matter protests continue, local project centered around the experiences of people of color in Central Oregon holds its second forum
Last week, the Love Your Neighbor project held its second-ever forum.  Love Your Neighbor shares the experiences of people of color in Central Oregon, launched in 2019 by the Source Weekly and Erika McCalpine, program lead in business administration at OSU-Cascades.

A Different Kind of Parade

Redmond will keep the show moving this 4th of July with festive porches, shoebox floats and the community's creativity
Gatherings and events for this year's Fourth of July will be much different than they have been in years past. Both of the popular Old Fashioned Festivals in Redmond and Bend have been canceled, and get-togethers in backyards will be smaller than usual.

The Stars Have Beckoned Us: Part Four of "Walking the High Desert"

Musings on the stars of the High Desert, from Ellen Waterston's new book
In the last edition of our excerpts from Ellen Waterston's "Walking the High Desert: Encounters with Rural America Along the Oregon Desert Trail," the author began to describe one wonder of the High Desert Trail: Pine Mountain Observatory. She continues musing on the stars in Part 4, our final installment of the book.

The Rock Box

An obscure piece of Bend culture, explained (kind of)
I'd seen it around town on numerous locations, but I'd never had the guts to hop onboard. Could I hop onboard?

What is Wump?

A new piece of graffiti is spreading around the west side, but what does it really mean?
When stay-at-home orders first began, I started noticing a new graffiti tag showing up all over the west side of Bend. The tag?

Central Oregon Pride Goes Virtual ▶ [with video]

The Local Business Unity Project provides community members with a way to show support and celebrate inclusion
On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that LGBTQ+ workers are protected from job discrimination, confirming that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also covers sexual orientation and transgender status. The existing federal law prohibited sex-related discrimination in the workplace.

Apocalypse Right Now

Spike Lee lights a fire with “Da 5 Bloods”
At 156 minutes, “Da 5 Bloods” is messy, frenzied, vital and astoundingly timely. He draws a perfectly straight line from the Vietnam of the 1970s to the Black Lives Matter movement of today and releases a howl of frustration, pain and rage throughout every second of the film’s runtime.

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