Crossroads Carnegie Art Center to Host Nationally Acclaimed Visiting Performances This April

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City will host two nationally acclaimed touring performances this April.

On Tuesday April 25th at 7:00 PM at Baker High School Auditorium, CRossroads Carnegie Art Center will host a special performance of El Payaso, A bilingual play by Teatro Milagro Written by Emilio Rodriguez Directed by Georgina Escobar  Tickets:  $5.00 for Crossroads members/$10.00 for nonmembers

 Crossroads Carnegie Art Center is thrilled to welcome back Milagro Theatre/Teatro Milagro to Baker City, Oregon after their successful 2014 performance and workshops to break down barriers between urban and rural communities.  This year they bring a new play which is traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest, “El Payaso.”  Teatro Milagro, plays are bilingual to be enjoyed by all audience members.  Milagro Theatre Company in Portland, Oregon, is one of only 5 Latino Theatre Companies in the United States.  “Crossroads is delighted to have Milagro Theatre return to Baker City for this one night performance at Baker High School.  We hope you will all mark your calendars and come and enjoy this inspirational story of the legacy of one man and how critical it is all for us think globally and act locally.” Ginger Savage, Executive Director Crossroads Carnegie Art Center.

“Amidst chaos, confusion and war, an American engineer worked to bring electricity to rural villages in Nicaragua. “El Payaso” invites the audience to learn the story of an incredible man and the extraordinary people with whom he unexpectedly connected. Our tale is told through the eyes of Elías, a Latino college student, traveling to Nicaragua thirty years later, to encounter the people who are still carrying on the work of the late Ben Linder. An engineer and a clown for a cause, Linder participated in rallies and health campaigns that brought vaccines to children. His memory lives on in the work of Clowns without Borders and various environmental groups that are collaborating to bring this story to life. With red noses and humor, the performers will share the value of “thinking globally, while acting locally.”

In 1987 Ben Linder was killed by Contras in Nicaragua, during a war that was fueled by the Regan administration of the United States.  For the 30th anniversary of Ben’s passing, this play will share with a new generation, an inspirational story of one idealist who saw the potential of art and science to help save the world, one small village at a time. El Payaso community partners include: Clowns without Borders, Verde, the Ben Linder Scholarship Fund, the Intertwine Alliance and Friends of Trees.  Performances can be paired with an eco-drama theatre workshop that explores social justice issues.  Ajai Terrazas Tripathi leads the group, in his 7th season with Milagro and is joined by Marlon Jimenez Oviedo from Costa Rica, Emile Dultra from Brazil and Danielle Pecoff from Idaho. The environment today is an issue that affects all Americans and Latinos, the largest minority population, must be invited to the table to participate so that their voices can be heard and their participation embraced. For more information, contact Artistic Director, Dañel Malan at 503-236-7253 *125 or by email at

Tickets will be available at the door, doors open at 6:30 PM and the play begins at 7:00 PM.  For questions call Crossroads at 541-523-5369 or visit 


On April 27th Crossroads Carnegie Art Center will host Irish Traditional Musicians Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde and Declan Mc Clafferty for a one-night event Thursday April 27th at 6:00 PM at Crossroads at 2020 Auburn Ave Baker City, OR.

Tickets are available to Crossroads members for $5.00 a tickets and non-members of Crossroads pay $10.00 a person.  This intimate concert is limited to 70 seats, so please buy tickets early by stopping by Crossroads or calling 541-523-5369.  “Crossroads is excited to host this “home show” by these remarkable Irish Musicians here in Baker City.  They will have CD’s and T-Shirts for sale and their cases will be open for additional tips.  Zephyr Bakery will be providing a no-host bar for this event.  Updates on ticket availability will be posted on the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center page.” States Ginger Savage Executive Director of Crossroads Carnegie Art Center.


Band: Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde and Declan Mc Clafferty Spring 2017 Northwest Tour

“Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde is a well known sean-nós singer from Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal who was the winner of Corn Uí Riada, the Oireachtas sean-nós singing competition, in 2009.

He has been immersed in the culture of his native home from a young age and has taken guidance from well known local sean-nós singers like Caitlín Ní Dhomhnaill and Lillis Ó Laoire.

He has performed in many festivals and concerts in Ireland and throughout Europe in the past few years. Doimnic will be joined for this Spring 2017 Northwest tour by Declan Mc Clafferty, guitarist from the acclaimed Donegal Folk Rock band In Their Thousands.

In 2002, Doimnic founded Cór Thaobh a Leithid, a four part choir, in the Donegal Gaeltacht made up of the finest sean-nós singers in the area. The choir has had many successes: in 2008 they performed in a special concert of newly composed pieces by Dónal Lunny, commissioned for the Errigal Arts festival which was televised on TG4.  In 2009 the choir performed a set of songs newly arranged for choir and string quintet by Doimnic as part of the Errigal Art’s Festival, and in 2010 at the National Concert Hall as part of Dónal Lunny’s St Patrick’s Festival Concert.”