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All wall space at Awake Tea & Espresso Café & Gallery in Ashland is put to good use—art covers them from floor to ceiling, featuring multiple mediums and subjects ranging from abstract multicolored gems to bright splashes of nature, seasoned with the delectable scent of coffee in the air. Owner

Lughnasa is a Celtic Feast Day celebrated on August 1, so it is fitting that Medford’s Collaborative Theater Project would be opening its production of Dancing at Lughnasa in August. The play, written in 1990 by Brian Friel, starts August 22 and runs through September 15. Directed by Rick Robinson

Rogue Poetry Slam has been taking over Black Sheep Restaurant & Pub in Ashland the third Tuesday of every month since 2013. The scene often depicts an audience silently and attentively listening to an original poem recited by a single person.  Rogue Poetry Slam was founded by T-Poe Varnado. According

When Alice in Wonderland comes to mind, often what is imagined are a myriad of colors, interesting creatures, and a whole lot of nonsense.  Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Alice in Wonderland begins with nothing more than a tall, blue wing back chair sitting center stage. The only other things of note

School doesn’t end with the summer. Southern Oregon is filled with art classes ranging from pottery to printmaking to painting. Consider taking a class at one or all of these local art galleries.   Rogue Studio Figure Drawing Sessions at Rogue Gallery & Art Center Tuesdays from July 30 to

About a month ago, a friend texted me about a writer from Ashland. He had just been to a reading in Portland from Victor Lodato, and was elated. “His writing has hints of Annie Proulx’s (The Shipping News) descriptive and Augsten Burrough’s (Running With Scissors) wit,” my friend wrote. That

Step back into the 1950s where gender expectations and experiences were much stricter and, well, binary. Men were expected to be a certain definition of men, and women were similarly constrained, and witches were, well, it’s complicated. The era’s cultural, political and sexual constraints help set the perimeters for John

In Rogue Community College’s Design + Digital Media program, students not only cultivate and learn about the art of design, they also have the opportunity to connect with local businesses. Wednesday, June 12, the Annual Portfolio Show will kick off at 10 am with guest speaker presentations in HEC Presentation

As flowers bloom and birds soar from tree to tree in the calming landscape of Greensprings, people gather to listen to one another and tell their stories. Saturday, June 1 the Hearth will host a Lifestory Retreat to help participants dig into their lives and better tell their stories. Retreat

A primal aspect of childhood is “playing pretend” and Ashland Children’s Theatre (ACT) sets just the right stage for kids in the Rogue Valley to just do that. Whether a round of “Half the Time,” where three individuals act out the same scene over and over, each time being only