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Nebraska State Fair features top name entertainment | Local News
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Nebraska State Fair features top name entertainment | Local News

RICK BROWN Yard Light Media GRAND ISLAND — Fair goers to the Nebraska State Fair will see a few changes this year.“We’re trying to be more hospitable to our guests,” said Bill Ogg, executive director of the fair. “We’re going to move them around the grounds more efficiently. A simple example is the interior trams. We basically had two courses last year. If you wanted to go from the west side of the grounds to the east side of the grounds, you’d ride one tram, and then you’d get off of it and get on another tram.”This year one continuous loop will serve the entire grounds with multiple stops.“That will facilitate people getting around the grounds,” Ogg said. “That will be new and different.”Ogg plans to continue with the outdoor concerts this year, r...
Bringing mythology to life on Main Street in Brattleboro | Entertainment
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Bringing mythology to life on Main Street in Brattleboro | Entertainment

BRATTLEBORO — Inside his studio overlooking Main Street, Bobby DiTrani has a small box fan pointed at him as he works on his newest painting. DiTrani is a classical realist painter, and some of this mytholgcal painting feels like a piece of art that draws from some of the master artists of the Renaissance.Ever since DiTrani was young, he was always drawing. In his teen years, he started to move into painting.“You can only bring things so far from the drawing. There’s like other dimensions that you can get to in painting. I just got really into it, and really into like, specific artists and art history,” said DiTrani. ...