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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

Love Shakespeare for his knotted plots of romance? Pair that with a good old case of hidden identity? Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s As You Like It is your cup of tea. Opening March 8 in the Angus Bowman Theater to a full house, the intimate atmosphere allowed the audience to feel

Repurposing rejected wood has become a popular trend in furniture and in home decor. Not only can one make a beautiful dining room table with reclaimed wood, you can also create a priceless work of art for your walls. David Thomason of Burnpile Design in Grants Pass has been creating

There is a little bit of betrayal. A little bit of loss. Some sex too. But, a whole lot of love. Fragments is the first production for the newly formed Rogue Theater Company opening March 7 in Ashland. Jessica Sage, Artistic Director, has carefully assembled semi-autobiographical fragments and created a

The list of featured artists at the Studio at Living Opportunities is long and diverse. Founded in 2004, the Studio was to benefit people with disabilities. Between then and now, the Studio has showcased art by multiple artists, founded a music department, is forming a band, and added drama to

  by Jordan Marie McCaw   In a quaint, ornate frame is an embroidered bouquet of flowers. In another is an embroidered human heart with flowers blossoming forth. The artwork is detailed, vulnerable, and created by local artist Chloe Lindgren. Lindgren recently launched an online store where people can view

Rogue Valley Messenger: These are “based on true life,” correct? I mean, this isn’t open mic, just allowing people on stage, but you’ve scripted the stories?  Josh Gross: No, it’s not an open mic. That would be insufferably navel-gazing. The Lithia Water Diaries is a scripted play; thirteen interlinked monologues, each a fictional