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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

Oregon Shakespeare Festival is filled to the brim with talent both in the spotlight and behind the scene. Among that strong list, Artistic Associate Dawn Monique Williams has been awarded the Princess Grace Award. The Princess Grace Foundation’s goal is to financially support promising artists in film, dance, and theatre.

With the surrounding mountains, trees, and foliage in Southern Oregon, it’s easy to imagine the serene scene accompanied by banjos, acoustic guitars, and harmonicas. But genres with a little more beat to their steps also find their way into the area, like Columbus, Ohio-based pop rock up-and-comers Digisaurus, who will

A show that began 68 years ago on makeshift walls in the gym of Grants Pass High School is now a flourishing event displayed by Rogue Community College’s FireHouse Gallery. Through August 25, over 100 artists from around the Rogue Valley will have their artwork shown at the 68th Annual

For students who are looking to round out their electives this fall, look no further than the Outdoor Leadership Program’s Surfboard Making class, taught by custom surfboard master Chris Herbst. Through vibrant colors, customization, and the love of the Pacific Northwest, Herbst provides a product that’s an experience. “I don’t

Sure, Southern Oregon is host to a number of top shelf film festivals revealing great local talent, but another group in the area is celebrating films so bad films that they can be (and are) appreciated as good. Fittinlyg, that group is called the “Bad Film Society.” On its website,

Keila’s Arepas (pronounced “eh-ree-puhs”) owner Keila Theiss greets everyone with a smile that’s eager to educate anyone who is curious about what an “arepa” is. She explains that she first tried the South American meal in Hawaii, and she instantly needed to know how to make it herself. “We tried

Many of Ryan Moon’s paintings focus on one person or object, but the background bears an array of natural colors, like browns, greys and blues, that heighten whatever or whoever is the center of the piece. And in this particular gallery event, on July 29 at the Insurance Lounge in

It’s one thing to be able to play multiple instruments, but it’s another to be able to play multiple instruments with the americana-style freedom Tony Furtado will bring to the Talent Club on Friday, July 29. “My hope is to make the listener feel something!,” Portland-based Furtado says about the

To get our BBQ issue started right, we sent our reporter to find the freshest cuts and finest meat markets in the region. She brought back a salivating selection of shops.   Montgomery’s Meat & Jerry’s Custom Processing A butcher shop that began in Weed, California expanded to Central Point

“Everything the audience hears at an American Arson show is being created live on the stage––no computers or backing tracks or anything like that,” says Evan Baker, vocalist and guitarist for Detroit band American Arson. “We take a lot of pride in that.” Since most bands do the same, it