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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

Skip the brunch preparation. Avoid long lines at your favorite restaurant. Just bring Mom down to Art in Bloom for its 19th annual event on May 11 and 12. The non-profit organization of the same name seeks to enrich and beautify the community with an ever-growing event. They have it

Comics can be both about the creator and the audience—and, at this year’s Medford Comic Con, people will have the opportunity to create their very own cartoon. Curt Evans’ workshop, “Anyone Can Draw Cartoons,” are geared to instill confidence, creativity, and fun. “Since I work with lots of skill levels,

What do you do in an untenable situation when you must make impossible choices under the worst circumstances? Well, pick up a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar and sing and play your soul out, of course! That is what the main character and storyteller, Chum, of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Cambodian Rock

  Celebrating its 40th year anniversary and decades removed from the Vietnam War, the heart of darkness film Apocalypse Now continues to impact audiences, and is a centerpiece for this year’s Ashland Independent Film Festival. Schneider Museum of Art will also celebrate Francis Ford Coppola’s film in preparation for AIFF.

Two standing ovations and buckets of sequins; what’s not to love about Hairspray at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF)? Opening night brought a big crowd, big hair, a big cast and an over-the-top production that delighted the audience and showcased the incredible range of talent that OSF offers. The Broadway