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The Rogue Valley Messenger publishes RogueValleyMessenger.com, Southern Oregon's daily alternative for community news and arts & entertainment. Covering Merlin to Mt. Ashland and Crater Lake to Cave Junction, RogueValleyMessenger.com delivers high-quality and engaging information to the public while providing local businesses with innovative and cost-effective marketing solutions including advertising, social media promotions, press services, and editorial search engine marketing. The Rogue Valley Messenger also offers a wide array of media services, including graphic design, start-up assistance, business strategy, branding, band bookings and press, event production, email marketing, SEO, SEM and many others.

It has been a year since Donald Trump was inaugurated as the president—and it has been a constant drum beat of insults, Twitter fights and sudden reversals of policy. The news cycle has been dominated by the reality TV show broadcast from the White House, and in homes and cafes

BEST BAND First Place: The Evening Shades Second Place: Slow Corpse Southern Oregon is neither short on bands, nor on good ones. But some bring that extra something special that goes beyond just kicking out the jams; they do it in a way that audiences don’t just passively absorb as

ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Latin motto “Carpe diem” shouldn’t be translated as “Seize the day!”, says author Nicholson Baker. It’s not a battle cry exhorting you to “freaking grab the day in your fist like a burger at a fairground and take a big chomping bite out of it.”

‘What is Love,” for $500, Alex The Ashland fire marshall has set Oberon’s capacity at 63, but with 12 on the dance floor, the place can seem pretty crowded. Three-piece LA based folk group, The Battlefield, will be taking the stage in the small venue on Tuesday, July 28, but

Re: Gilbert’s Response to Our reponse to “Sterling,” Who Responded to “Bugsy” When you wrote to The Messenger asking they clarify their editorial position regarding letters, it seemed like you’re trying to pull some sort of “gotcha,” to pin them into an idealogical box of some sort. Which is really

Like Facebook IRL After using social media apps one day, teaching consultant Abram Ramal Katz was feeling as if his phone was telling him “you will be alone on a desert island crying.”  So he decided to try something new. The next day Katz went to the First Friday Artwalk

Amy Winehouse Documentary Hits Theaters July 9 by Marjorie Skinner – @MJSkinner800 From a distance, it’s hard to tell how much celebrity suffering is theater. Asif Kapadia’s shattering documentary Amy certainly qualifies as theater in its own right, piecing together great amounts of archival, never-before-seen video footage of late musician

ARIES (March 21-April 19): How can you fulfill your potential as an Aries? What strategies will help you become the best Aries you can possibly be? Now is an excellent time to meditate on these riddles. One of my Aries readers, Mickki Langston, has some stellar tips to inspire you:

Re: Your response to “Sterling,” who responded to “Bugsy” In your response to “Sterling,” who wrote to you re: Harvest According to “Bugsy,” you wrote this: “We welcome all letters, no matter how venomless or foundationless.” (And now, a side-thought: did you really mean “venomless” or did you mean “venomous”?

The Straight Dope By Eli Stillman – @EliMent13 Along with marijuana legalization comes conflicts with existing laws outside of the usual spectrum.  Home growers and recreational smokers are largely in the clear now, but students and drivers may be scratching their heads about how toking up can affect their daily