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When they started collaborating on their “color map” project, Summer Ventis and Karin Davis didn’t know it was going to get political. Their first piece, “Elizabeth Bishop, You, and Me,” translated said poet’s poem, One Art, into two individual but complementary pieces wherein language becomes color. “We are not synaesthetes,”

Many of us have always imagined what it would be like to be a dancer: what does it feel like to exist in that space where athleticism meets raw creativity? How do you connect with a dance partner on a level that is fully communicative yet uses no words? How

If you are going to poke fun at society, government, other musicals, corporations and, well, urinating, you had better be able to poke fun at yourself. And, right off the bat, Urinetown does just that. Even asking the question, “Who would go to a musical named Urinetown?” One reason might

Artistry. Vision. Charm. Prestige. Transcendence. These are some of the words that follow Spellbound Contemporary Ballet around the world. Born in Rome, this highly-acclaimed dance company has been building an international dance community and repertoire that stands out on the international dance scene. Soon, that scene will include the Rogue

  “Reality is not just what’s in front of us and what’s observable,” says local surrealist painter Micah Ofstedahl. “There’s that other side of reality that’s kind of the unknown and mysterious.” Ofstedahl focuses his work on melding the known with the unknown by combining natural science with surrealism––a philosophy

It’s cold and wet outside, but there are plenty of reasons to brave the chill and risk the threat of damp socks this month. In addition to Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and Presidents Day (a.k.a. National Three-Day-Weekend Day), there’s plenty of new art gracing the walls of Rogue Valley galleries,

Part science geek, part raw honesty of Richard Pryor, Ian Harris shoots from the hip. A standup comedian for the past 20 years—minus the decade long hiatus he took to raise a daughter, before storming back for his current second act—Harris is a veteran comedian, but he also approaches the stage

Settling in for an evening of deduction, I was ready for puzzles and intrigue. As a devout fan of BBC’s Sherlock and a reader of Sir Doyle’s original works, I was all business—there was a mystery to solve. But, Great Scott! The opening act of Holmes and Watson Save the

To paraphrase Elwood P. Dowd, “You have to be smart or pleasant. I spent years being smart, but I recommend pleasant.” Pleasant. That is the best word to describe Elwood P. Dowd, and the best word to describe the performance of Harvey at Barnstormers Theatre in Grants Pass. Many have

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