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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

Southwest Ireland in the 1950s was a region largely devoid of televisions, cars, or even telephones; an information island. Growing up during this time for Tomáseen Foley meant taking in the enchanting oral storytelling of anyone who could tell a tale. Sunday, December 23, Foley will perform “A Celtic Christmas,”

Do you remember the old Memorex ads? Is it live or Memorex? A man sits in an arm chair, his hair blown back by the sheer power of music—and by a song that has been recorded on tape, not the live power Marshall amps thumping out sound waves. Sure, some

“I always say, hearing a symphony is like reading a novel,” says Conductor and Music Director of Rogue Valley Symphony Martin Majkut. Following that line of logic, the 50-year-old symphony has produced and performed tomes of music. Born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, he says music was “sort of omnipresent.” He learned

Imagine if No Doubt’s lead singer, Gwen Stefani, and Red Hot Chili Peppers front man, Anthony Kiedis, got together. But instead of trading places like in the movie, Freaky Friday, they merged styles and had a love child—Fortune’s Folly would be the result. Lead singer, Calysta, describes the music of

To make spreading the message of light one’s sole passion is no easy task; yet voice over artist Rebekka Swan accomplishes this with each project she works on. Swan specializes in animation, commercial, and video game voice overs. She was trained in L.A. and San Francisco at Voicetrax and Voice

From break-dancer to graffiti artist to DJ, Masta X Kid, has explored all that is hip-hop. “I was just X-Kid for years and years until 2013 when the band Green Day came out with a song called ‘X-Kid’ and wiped out my social media presence, so I changed to Masta

In explaining science to me as an eight-year old, my grandfather once told me: One is lucky. Two is a coincidence. But three is a trend. It is, of course, a loose, very non-scientific definition, but one that I have used as a measuring stick for decades. And with southern

Regardless of the long tours or the constant weekend shows, success is determined by the goals set out by the performers and their happiness in the process. That’s how the Brothers Reed and Slow Corpse define success. Both bands play in completely different genres, and yet they’ve both found success

Rogue Valley Messenger: You started Creekside Strings and FiddleQuest. Are they different organizations? Duane Whitcomb: Creekside Strings is a violin school I started about 15 years ago. We are four teachers: Jessie Monter, Rachel Buklad, Monica Smith and myself. We teach over 100 children and adults and put on dances,