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Seeing artists in their natural habitats is a bit like watching exotic wildlife in BBC’s Planet Earth series, or seeing a beautifully choreographed dance for the first time. The Ashland Gallery Association and local artists are offering a unique view into the creative worlds of art in their homes and

Although the recent confirmation hearings for Supreme Court placed bipartisan pressures on the judiciary, it is not common that judge elections are highly political events. Often judges for circuit courts run unopposed, as is the case with five of the seven elections for judges represented on the upcoming Jackson County

Nathan Rowling has been performing as Natasha Blackwell for the past five years, and will emcee the Pride events on the big day (11 am – 3 pm, October 13, Lithia Park, Ashland). “With this event we will be able to spread love farther and make pride bigger and better

“Glass seems to have its ebb and flow,” says Lee Wassink. Looking at any one of his glass blowing creations, it’s easy to understand what he’s saying. Vibrant colors containing mesmerizing patterns in a glass blown product is an ebb and flow entirely of its own. Wassink is founder of

After reading hundreds of scripts between winter and spring, Ashland New Plays Festival narrowed down its selection to four new scripts by playwrights across the U.S. and is ready to premier them to the Rogue Valley October 17 – 21. It is a unique presentation. Without full sets or lavish

“Our bodies are our gardens/Our wills are our gardeners.” – William Shakespeare If there is one aspect of our lives that is difficult to change, it is our diet. It is easy to see why this is the case. People in the United States spend more per capita on processed food

It’s a bit of irony that as a child I never liked writing. I have very vivid memories of myself throwing a tantrum on the floor, pleading to my mother to help me write my three (yes, three) sentence synopsis of a news article. I’d do everything in my power

When DeAnna and Jay Larkins met, something profound occurred between the young couple at such a deep level they knew what they experienced had to be shared. A center where they could merge their spiritual philosophies, and heal the body through various natural modalities, became the foundation for Emerge Hot

There is little more invigorating to the soul’s poetry than a hike through a colorful autumn forest on a crisp day, and Oregon trails are quite showy. Grab your coat, boots and water to enjoy nature’s palette on these local trails. Natural Bridge: A popular scenic viewpoint just north of

Rogue River—beautiful. Add art—magnificent. Add music and it becomes Art Along the Rogue. Like a skilled restoration painter, this event takes local natural beauty and enhances it with music and lots of chalk. The madonnaras (street painters) will use a temporary medium to turn ordinary city streets into a bountiful

Sound

From break-dancer to graffiti artist to DJ, Masta X Kid, has explored all that is hip-hop. “I was just X-Kid for years and years until 2013 when the band Green Day came out with a song called ‘X-Kid’ and wiped out my social media presence, so I changed to Masta

In explaining science to me as an eight-year old, my grandfather once told me: One is lucky. Two is a coincidence. But three is a trend. It is, of course, a loose, very non-scientific definition, but one that I have used as a measuring stick for decades. And with southern

Regardless of the long tours or the constant weekend shows, success is determined by the goals set out by the performers and their happiness in the process. That’s how the Brothers Reed and Slow Corpse define success. Both bands play in completely different genres, and yet they’ve both found success
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