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Jordan Marie McCaw

Jordan Marie McCaw

Since graduating from Eastern Nazarene College in the Boston area with a B.A. in Journalism and Writing, Jordan Martinez has been writing and copy editing for a few different publications, including the Rogue Valley Messenger. She loved living on the other side of the country for three brief years, but Southern Oregon is truly where she belongs. She also writes for BayArea.com, Showcase Magazine, and is the Copy Editor for Southern Oregon Magazine and Las Vegas Golf & Leisure Magazine. When she isn't writing articles, she's either working on her next book, reading, drawing, watching “There Will Be Blood,” or pulling shots at GoodBean in Jacksonville. You can check out her artwork at hitrecord.org, where she's been featured and loves using the site as a creative outlet: https://www.hitrecord.org/users/J.M.%20Black/records

If there’s a place that understands supporting local artists, it’s Talent Health Club. The medical marijuana dispensary dedicates part of its space to feature artists, this period’s being Micah Ofstedahl. “My wife is an artist and as we’ve moved around, she has found First Fridays to participate in everywhere, from

As patrons of a busy diner converse about a recent downtown robbery, a man takes a seat at one of the empty booths. A waitress comes to take his order, finding herself intrigued by the stranger, even enamored. When she later finds the bag of stolen money in the trunk

  Self-starter is perhaps more a cliché at job interviews than a reality in life, as actually embarking on a project alone can be daunting and, well, lonely. But for Berkeley based rocker Vanessa Silberman (who will play at Oberon’s in Ashland on Tuesday Dec. 6, followed the next week

A third of the way into their season, the Southern Oregon Spartans are looking at the rest of the season optimistically. Trailing closely behind the Idaho Jr. Steelheads as second in the Northwest division, the team has plenty of time to catch up. “Last year we ended up in third

With freezing cold of winter approaching on the heels of fall, one needs a pick-me-up to cope with the shorter days and longer nights. For Mary Kell, co-owner of GoodBean Coffee, the pick-me-up is in the form of art. “Four years ago…Mary Kell was already feeling the onset of winter

  If there’s one goal the winter sports teams at Southern Oregon University have in common this season, it’s cinching a national championship. Women’s Basketball Head Coach Alex Carlson looks forward to this season with enthusiasm and confidence. “We have a very experienced group of players who had a lot

Finding ways to set oneself apart in a creative community is daunting. But for the past year, the relatively new Collaborative Theatre Project has been doing everything it can to turn heads and both join the theater ranks in the Rogue Valley, and simultaneously be its own thing—and will continue

Sometimes stories don’t need to be told in a 400 page book or on the big screen for two and a half hours. Great stories can be told in a matter of minutes. Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival specializes in telling compelling stories in short films. The touring film festival

Hands-on experiences teach in a way mere words cannot. This lesson is known well by sculpture, pottery, garden art and other medium artists from Oregon and Northern California participating in the Clayfolk Pottery Show and Sale at the Brammo Building in Talent November 18 through 20. Live artist demonstrations will

Art that inspires conversation and drives discussion is art worth studying and appreciating. From Thursday, October 27 through Saturday, January 7, several pieces of art worth discussing will be on display at Schneider Museum of Art in the new “Women on Paper: 10 Women Artists” exhibit. Director Scott Malbaurn says