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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

For our Summer Music Guide, the Messenger checks out a couple music videos from local bands: The Brothers Reed Focal Fire films brothers Aaron and Phil Reed of the band Brothers Reed sit comfortably in barber chairs while announcing their nationwide tour and reminding listeners of their recently released album,

When it comes to providing artistic opportunities to the Southern Oregon community, Dancing People Company in Ashland has a serious passion for delivering this service. The company has recently hired new Managing Director Wisteria Fleming Loeffler, someone who mirrors that passion for dance and performance. Dancing People Company was founded

In spite of her decades of music and film work, and pedigree as a Hollywood icon—the daughter of Judy Garland and goddaughter of Ira Gershwin—Liza Minnelli remains somewhat an enigma. She has set foot on many Broadway stages (where she won her first Tony at 19), and recorded stacks of

For Art du Jour in Medford, June brings a bouquet of artwork from local artists in the Rogue Valley—and what they are calling a “symphony of colors.” A handful of local artists are displaying their colorful paintings during June, with a particular spotlight on Sheri Dinardi’s oil paintings, and a