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Over the past week, the Messenger has been highlighting some of the recipients from the Josephine County Cultural Coalition grant process. We caught up with the Cave Junction Farmers Market Manager Alisa Ocean. RVM: In particular, the support from JCCC is local music at the market. Can you describe one

The Josephine County Cultural Coalition hands out supportive grants to organizations around the, well, county, to help, well, support the wonderful programming that various organizations are currently hosting. We were curious about how those funds actually move from donation to positive impact—and contacted several recent recipients from JCCC grants, including

The Josephine County Cultural Coalition hands out supportive grants to organizations around the, well, county, to help, well, support the wonderful programming that various organizations are currently hosting. We were curious about how those funds actually move from donation to positive impact—and contacted several recent recipients from JCCC grants, including

News flash: not all drama is the same. Camelot Theatre in Talent is embracing the drama of dialogue—complete with music and sound effects—in their audio drama series. The next installment is War of the Worlds, running July 23 – 25. And, while the whole series will be aired on Jefferson

Rogue Valley Messenger: This Memorial Day, Ashland World Music Festival returns. How exciting! A lot has changed in the world since the last festival—pandemic, fires, war and refugees in Europe, increased recognition of equity. So much. What has changed about the programming or focus of the festival?  Ana Byers: A

Perhaps more than any event in southern Oregon, “diversity” at Oregon Fringe Festival is walking the talk. From participants to performances, the annual OFF is a deliciously shuffled deck of performers and performances—where the most conventional performance may be poetry readings or a short film about tasting water from the

The Hearth’s full program begins with a three-and-a-half-day online intensive April 19-22, 2022 and closes with another three-and-a-half-day intensive September 20-23, 2022. The intensives will involve lecture, small group sharing, and group discussion. Online sessions will be three hours, held twice each day, with breaks in between. Rogue Valley Messenger: Storytelling is

Making a comeback after two years of COVID, local theater companies are bringing the laughter and the tears back to the stages of the Rogue Valley. We caught up with the Collaborative Theatre Project in Medford, Camelot Theatre in Talent, Barnstormers Theatre in Grants Pass, and Rogue Theater Company in

Many artists have spent the pandemic creating, and the time has finally come to show off all their hard work. Galleries throughout the Rogue Valley have new exhibits on display, and here are a few details on three to whet artistic appetites. At the Grants Pass Museum of Art there

Was it Colonel Mustard with the candlestick in the kitchen? Miss Scarlet with the knife in the library? Nobody knows—not even the cast. “Not only does the audience not have a clue, we don’t for a bit,” Rhyon Ingalls, who plays Mr. Boddy, said about “Clue: The Musical” recently. “Everyone