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Vanessa Newman

Vanessa Newman

Vanessa Newman taught Rogue Valley Manor residents to do Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Rogue Community College students to do Pilates and Parkinson’s clients to dance. She grew up in Massachusetts, moved to Colorado and now resides in Oregon with her family. She began writing at age eight, but now she writes more and can be found relocating chocolate at Lillie Belle Farms. She has published articles in IDEA, Rocky Mountain Sports, Women’s Edition, Rogue Valley Messenger and online at Livestrong.com and eHow. She has also written online courses for companies like SkillSoft, Chevron, and Anheuser-Busch. Her published children’s books and novels are available at Amazon, SoulSongFlutes

The road has been long and travelled well (in a Porsche 911 and a ’66 Volkswagen Van) from New York to California to Vermont to Wyoming to Canada to Taos and most recently Ashland, Oregon. And wherever Goldman goes, he can’t help himself from making films. “The only thing I

When Toni Randall arrived in the Rogue Valley seven years ago, she knew it was a needlepoint no-man’s land, but her desire to share what she loves to do is changing that. “Needlepoint is like breathing to me. It is part of life,” she states matter-of-factly. She was seven years

In search of rare records and tips for keeping even albums pristine, we head out to visit the region’s vintage record shops.

Rhumba Boogie is more than a semantic mashup. It incorporates a unique syncopation on the piano with the left-hand while the right-hand plays the melody. A style made famous by Professor Longhair and Dr. John combining some calypso, a bit of mambo and a whole lot of rhumba. “Most people

Macarons are Emily Maxine Gisler’s specialty, and our writer Vanessa Newman samples a box full for her dad’s 80th birthday.

“We are not here to make must-see TV,” says Brandon Givens of Rogue Valley Television (RVTV). “We are here for community dialogue, to educate, to provide space for student work, and to teach about the technology and experience of working in television.”

In spite of hardships and setbacks, Randall Theatre has marched on, and now reaches its tenth year of performances in a new, sweet location, smack in downtown Medford.

Holiday decorations seem to go up sooner every year, and Christmas tunes start playing right after Halloween. What gives? Do people enjoy the songs or just love to hate them because it is better to vent at the radio or a store PA system than their families? Wham’s “Last Christmas”

It was 1982 when “Save It For Later” was playing across airwaves in the United States and abroad, straight from the Special Beat Service album by English Beat. But just as many Americans were being introduced to the fusion of rock, ska, punk and reggae that was easy to dance

To get there, walk past the bronze man playing chess in the square, continue toward the red umbrellas and when you see the theater to your right, you have arrived at Misoya Bistro. It is a Bistro, in the sense that they have affordably-priced options, but portions are not small