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Fans have another full year to pine for Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in BBC’s fourth season of Sherlock, so to help ease the waiting and separation—Randall Theatre in Medford is on the case; though with a much longer title, Holmes and Watson Save the Empire is playing through February

January is human trafficking awareness month, established to bring awareness to the $9.5 billion human trafficking industry that the Department of Justice estimates involves hundreds of thousands of women and girls in the U.S. alone. Many express disbelief that this modern slavery epidemic is so prevalent in the U.S., let

One reviewer explains that Sheila Hamilton approached the sensitive topic of her husband’s suicide with “a reporter’s eye and lover’s heart.” In All The Things We Never Knew, Hamilton, a well-known radio personality in Portland, re-examines her life with her husband. A decade ago, he was diagnosis with bipolar disorder.

Start your new year off with some inspiration and reflection at these local exhibits. In Memoriam JEGA Stone Sculptor and Artist J. Ellen Austin JEGA Gallery and Sculpture Garden 625 A St, Ashland In 2015 we bid adieu to Ashland stone sculptor, J. Ellen Austin, founder of JEGA Gallery and

Miles Frode’s painting style is often reminiscent of 20th century cubists and futurists––with a dynamism invoking Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase” in some pieces, and the perceptual play of Picasso’s cubist portraiture in others, mixed with a healthy dose of abstract expressionism. Described by Frode as “Feelism,” his style is

When Robin Stiehm, the founder of Dancing People Company, says that this will be the last year of “Call Back the Sun,” there is no sadness in her voice. There’s no need: the company’s annual Solstice-celebrating event on December 19 and 20 will be entering its tenth and final year

Some might think members of improv groups are gluttons for punishment: to put oneself onstage in front of an audience that expects to both participate and be thoroughly entertained by thrown-together scenarios borne of unpredictable topics sounds like a tall order. However, to listen to Daniel Jokelson, one of the

The holidays offer us a bit of a reprieve from the routine of daily life in many ways. One is the opportunity––and the encouragement––to be creative. From snowflakes to gingerbread houses, this is the time of year when kids and adults alike are encouraged to play with frosting, paint and

The Ashland Art Center will hold the fourth installment of their annual fundraising event, Art Inspires Ashland, on Nov. 12 – 15. The event kicks off with a reception and presentation Thursday at 6 pm at the Historic Ashland Armory, where three artists––painter and author Gregg Kreutz, sculptor Kevin Christman

It is often said that artists don’t make great business people. But Donnie Maclurcan, an affiliate professor at Southern Oregon University and the director for Cascades Hub, a business incubator housed there, doesn’t necessarily agree. In a recent phone interview with the Messenger, Maclurcan laughed when asked whether right-brained artists