Weekly Newsish Roundup: July 6-12, 2017

Check out your weekly Newsish Roundup for JULY 6-12, 2017.

In the news today:

  • 11 Students, 3 Plays, 1 Summer
  • Art Creates Cash
  • Get Out and Go!

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11 Students, 3 Plays, 1 Summer

There’s big happenings at the Opera House! Eleven students have been enlisted professionally to bring three plays to the stage this summer, and not only that, but three plays at the same time. And this last week, I got the opportunity to sit down and talk to them about what it’s like to participate.

The three plays that will be showing are Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Catch Me If You Can, and The Wizard of Oz. Showtimes can be found on the Elgin Opera House website and the three plays will be running until the end of this month. Be sure to get your tickets and catch it (wink) if you can.

Art Creates Cash

And speaking of art, did you know that, according to one study, the arts are actually a cash cow for Eastern Oregon? The Arts and Economic Prosperity study was recently taken as a collaboration by La Grande’s Art Center East, Baker’s Carnegie Center for the Arts, and the Josephy Center in Joseph. In this study, these three organizations collected a bunch of information that translated to the arts contributing over 1.2 million to the economy in 2015. It also showed that the arts organization created 39 jobs in 2015, and that’s not even including the part-time ones. And according to the Observer Newspaper, this information is reflected across the state. So the next time you’re tempted to say artists are just a bunch of moneysucking farts, don’t forget, there’s a lot of cash created by arts! You can read the full story in this last weekend’s Observer Newspaper.

Get Out and Go!

And after a long hiatus and without further adeu, here’s your upcoming events in Get Out and Go with Emily Adair from Go! Magazine.

And that’s your weekly Newsish Roundup.