Entertainment Briefs

Bands coming together April 4 to help local woman with medical bills

March 26, 2015 — 

Six local bands will play a benefit concert at the Roseburg Elks Lodge on April 4 to help pay a local woman’s medical bills.

Lesley Roderick, a legal assistant with the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, recently underwent surgery to treat an Arnold-Chiari malformation of the skull. The malformation is a structural defect causing brain tissue to extend into the spinal canal, and the possible symptoms can be severe headaches, vertigo, speech problems and even paralysis. Roderick remains unable to return to work for at least four months.

To help her pay for return trips to the doctor, bands Hat Trick, Flashlite, American Goulash, Rockwork Orange, Mo’ Jo Boogie and Flashbak will begin to play at 3 p.m., April 4 at the Elks Club, 749 S.E. Jackson St., Roseburg.

The $15 tickets will cover the musical performances, a spaghetti dinner and a chance to bid on items in the auction. There will also be a raffle.

Information: 541-315-1645

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Martina McBride, Kansas will headline the 2015 Douglas County Fair

March 25, 2015 — 

Southern rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd and country music star Martina McBride will headline the 2015 Douglas County Fair, Fairgrounds Director Harold Phillips announced Wednesday.

McBride, a 14-time Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and producer, will headline the fair’s opening day, Wednesday, Aug. 5. Lynyrd Skynyrd, famous for its songs “Free Bird” and “Sweet Home Alabama” will take the stage Thursday, Aug. 6.

Illinois-based alternative metal group Chevelle will play Friday, Aug. 7. The band has released seven studio albums, with its sophomore attempt “Wonder What’s Next” going platinum by the RIAA.

Closing the fair on Saturday, Aug. 9 will by 1970s rock standouts Kansas, whose tracks “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind” have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years. The band has produced eight gold albums and three albums that have gone platinum seven times over.

UCC to broadcast 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers' from London's West End

March 25, 2015 — 

Umpqua Community College will broadcast a production of “Behind the Beautiful Forevers,” in early April.

The play was staged at London’s West End and directed by Rufus Norris. Its story is based on Pulitzer Prize–winner Katherine Boo’s three years of recordings in Annawadi, a makeshift slum near the Mumbai airport. Her experiences were then fashioned into a play by David Hare.

The broadcast is part of National Theatre Live, which films plays in front of a live audience with carefully positioned cameras.

There will be two screenings: 3 p.m. April 2 and 7 p.m. April 4.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and UCC staff, $8 for UCC students and people under 18. Group rates are available.

Information: 541-440-7700

Local author to sign copies of latest book April 11

March 25, 2015 — 

Local author Ann Shorey will be signing copies of her most recent release at 12 p.m., April 11 at V.W. Books in the Garden Valley Shopping Center, 780 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg.

Shorey is one of nine authors featured in “The Oregon Trail Romance Collection,” a compilation of novellas portraying romantic adventures along the Oregon Trail during the 1850s.

Shorey has lived in Roseburg for 28 years and writes predominantly historical fiction and novellas. A limited number of her novels will also be available during the signing.

Information: 541-530-1697

Asculta! Woodwind Quintet to play MarshAnne Landing Winery Sunday

March 25, 2015 — 

Oregon-based musicians Asculta! Woodwind Quintet will be playing at 3 p.m. on Sunday at MarshAnne Landing, 175 Hogan Road, Oakland.

The group is led by clarinetist Daniel Cathey and includes Meghan Naxer on flute, Joey Hartman on bassoon, Clara Terrell on oboe and Chris Mudd on the French horn.

Featured music will cover French Quarter-inspired Mardi Gras tunes, spirited tango sounds of Argentina and musical stylings influenced by the Middle East.

Admission is $30. Reservations recommended.

Information: 541-459-7998

Easter egg hunt slated for April 4

March 24, 2015 — 

Easter is around the corner and Sutherlin’s Easter egg hunt, an annual event for more than 30 years, is now scheduled for 1 p.m., April 4 at the West School on N. Comstock Ave., Sutherlin.

The event is open to children up to 11 years old, and prizes such as stuffed animals and chocolate rabbits will be up for grabs.

The event is free to enter and open to the public.

Information: 541-680-1341

UACT's 'Chicago' opening April 2

March 24, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Actors Community Theatre is kicking off its spring season with “Chicago,” opening at 7:30 p.m., April 2 at the Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1614 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg.

The play, based off the 1975 book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, will be directed by UACT’s Gary Gohman, with music direction from Kim Henrickson and choreography by Sherry Henrickson.

The play follows wannabe starlets spilling blood to make headlines during the Roaring ’20s. Roxie Hart, an ambitious chorus girl, murders her lover and lands on Chicago’s famed murderesses row. There she competes for the services of slick Chicago lawyer, Billy Flynn, against nightclub sensation Velma Kelly. Tensions climax as two headline hunters seek to capitalize on pretrial publicity and stop at nothing to outdo each other in their obsessive pursuit of fame and celebrity.

Shows will be held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with matinees at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Shows will run until April 26.

Tickets cost $12 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets are available at Hanson Jewelers, While Away Books or at the UACT box office. Tickets for opening night are buy one, get one free.

Information: 541-673-2125, or www.uact-theatre.com.

Freed Estate Winery spring opening set for March 20

March 18, 2015 — 

The Freed Estate Winery will hold its spring opening at 11 a.m. Friday at its estate, 430 Hooten Road, Winston.

There will be free wine tasting, and art will be on display from the Umpqua Valley Watercolor Society. The art features wood and wire crafts, stained-glass art and jewelry. These exhibits will continue throughout the year.

The spring opening will go until 8 p.m.

Information: 808-497-3861.

Roseburg Button Club hosting history of lucite slideshow

March 17, 2015 — 

The Roseburg Button Club is presenting the “Story of Lucite,” a synthetic polymer found in many household items.

Suzie Cohen will present a slide presentation on the material that became widely used following World War II. The material was utilized in everything from baby incubators to buttons to the ball turrets in B-17 bombers.

The show will be held 1 p.m., April 3 at the Community Cancer Center, Room A, 2880 N.W. Stewart Parkway, Roseburg.

Information: 541-440-5401, call during daytime hours.

Sixth annual Easter egg hunt for people with disabilities to be held March 28

March 17, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley disAbilities Network will host its 6th annual Easter Egg Hunt for people with special needs March 28.

The event will be held at 11 a.m. at Eastwood Elementary, 2550 S.E. Waldon St., Roseburg, and there will be prizes.

People should RSVP by March 27.

Information: 541-672-6336 or visit www.uvdn.org

Yoncalla Spring Craft and Plant Show slated for April 11

March 17, 2015 — 

Crafters from around Douglas County will descend upon Yoncalla in a few weeks for the town’s second annual Craft and Plant Show.

Showcased at the event will be assorted accoutrements for homes and gardens such as handcrafted ornaments, herbs and various garden plants.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. There will also be a Sweet Shop offering baked goods and candies.

The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 11 at Yoncalla Community Center, 400 N. Main Street, Yoncalla.

Information: 541-733-6891

Irish band rollicking O'Toole's for St. Patrick's Day

March 13, 2015 — 

Irish band “Rolling Waves” is set to serenade O’Toole’s on the night of St. Patrick’s Day.

Celtic reels, jigs and songs from the British Isles will start at 6:30 p.m. March 17 at the pub, located at 328 S.E. Jackson Street, Roseburg.

Dancers, kilts and Celtic costumes are encouraged. No cover charge.

Information: 541-673-5152.

Movie Listings through March 19

March 12, 2015 — 

For today through March 19

Garden Valley Cinema,

1750 N.W. Hughwood Court

541-672-7272

Run All Night, R – Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to find where his loyalties lie, between his troubled son and vengeful friend/boss. Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman. NEW.

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, PG – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only one remaining vacancy, which poses a predicament for two fresh arrivals. Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench. NEW.

Cindarella, PG – When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter. NEW.

Chappie, R – In the future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive, mechanized police force. When one droid, Chappie, is stolen and reprogrammed, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman.

Unfinished Business, R – A hard-working small-business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. However, what begins as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every way imaginable. Vince Vaugh, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco.

Lazarus Effect, PG-13 – A group of medical students discovers a way to bring deceased patients back to life. Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover, Mark Duplass.

Focus, R – In the midst of veteran con man Nicky’s most recent scheme, a woman from his past arrives on the scene, threatening to throw things for a loop. Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Gerald McRaney.

Still Alice, PG-13 – Alice Howland is a renowned linguistics professor who begins losing her words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis as an explanation, Alice’s bonds to family, friends and colleagues are tested.

The DUFF, PG-13 – A high school senior instigates a social pecking-order revolution after she is labeled the Designated Ugly Fat Friend by her prettier peers. Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Ken Jeong.

McFarland, USA, PG – A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a group of athletes into championship contenders. Kevin Costner, Ramiro Rodriguez, Carlos Pratts.

Fifty Shades of Grey, R – Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome yet tormented billionaire Christian Grey. Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle.

Kingsman: The Secret Service, R – A spy organization recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program. Taron Egerton, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson.

SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, PG – SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe, which takes him to our dimension/world, where he tangles with a pirate. Antonio Bandera, Frankie Muniz, Tom Kenny.

Jupiter Ascending, PG-13 – In a bright colorful future, a destitute caretaker gets targeted by a ruthless son of a powerful family that lives on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign. Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne.

American Sniper , R – Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s accuracy saves lives on the battlefield, making him a legend. After four tours of duty, however, he finds that once he is back home it is the war he cannot leave behind. Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Elise Robertson, Ben Reed.

New art exhibit opening March 20 at Umpqua Valley Arts Association

March 11, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association, 1624 W. Harvard Blvd., Roseburg, will open a new exhibit called “1 of All” March 20. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and is free to the public.

Attendees can purchase tickets for $150 that will allow them to attend a gala with the artists on May 1, and ticket holders will then be able to choose from among the 50 original works of art in random order.

As always, the exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 am. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 541-672-2532

St. Patrick's Day Parade running March 14

March 11, 2015 — 

The Downtown Roseburg Association will throw its second annual St. Patrick’s Day parade March 14.

The line up will start at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Douglas County Courthouse. The parade will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be free to everyone. Elkton Girl Scout Troop 20530 will be the parade’s grand marshal.

Groups and organizations can register to participate through the day of the parade.

Information: 541-673-3352

Sixth annual Easter egg hunt for people with disabilities to be held March 28

March 11, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley disAbilities Network will host its 6th annual Easter Egg Hunt for people with special needs March 28.

The event will be held at 11 a.m. at Eastwood Elementary, 2550 S.E. Waldon St., Roseburg, and there will be prizes.

People should RSVP by March 27.

Information: 541-672-6336 or visit www.uvdn.org

Movie Listings through March 12

March 5, 2015 — 

For today through March 12

Garden Valley Cinema,

1750 N.W. Hughwood Court

541-672-7272

Chappie, R – In the future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive, mechanized police force. When one droid, Chappie, is stolen and reprogrammed, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman. NEW.

Unfinished Business, R – A hard-working small-business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. However, what begins as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every way imaginable. Vince Vaugh, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco. NEW.

Lazarus Effect, PG-13 – A group of medical students discovers a way to bring deceased patients back to life. Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover, Mark Duplass.

Focus, R – In the midst of veteran con man Nicky’s most recent scheme, a woman from his past arrives on the scene, threatening to throw things for a loop. Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Gerald McRaney.

Still Alice, PG-13 – Alice Howland is a renowned linguistics professor who begins losing her words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis as an explanation, Alice’s bonds to family, friends and colleagues are tested.

The DUFF, PG-13 – A high school senior instigates a social pecking-order revolution after she is labeled the Designated Ugly Fat Friend by her prettier peers. Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Ken Jeong.

McFarland, USA, PG – A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a group of athletes into championship contenders. Kevin Costner, Ramiro Rodriguez, Carlos Pratts.

Fifty Shades of Grey, R – Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome yet tormented billionaire Christian Grey. Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle.

Kingsman: The Secret Service, R – A spy organization recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program. Taron Egerton, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson.

SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, PG – SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe, which takes him to our dimension/world, where he tangles with a pirate. Antonio Bandera, Frankie Muniz, Tom Kenny.

Jupiter Ascending, PG-13 – In a bright colorful future, a destitute caretaker gets targeted by a ruthless son of a powerful family that lives on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign. Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne.

American Sniper , R – Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s accuracy saves lives on the battlefield, making him a legend. After four tours of duty, however, he finds that once he is back home it is the war he cannot leave behind. Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Elise Robertson, Ben Reed.

Oregon Musical Theatre Festival previewing 'Kiss Me, Kate' on March 8

March 4, 2015 — 

The Oregon Musical Theatre Festival will show a preview of “Kiss Me, Kate,” its main production for the 2015 festival season, on March 8 at Umpqua Community College’s Centerstage Theatre.

The preview will start at 7 p.m. and is open to all ages. The event will be hosted by OMTF director Troy Pennington.

Information: 541-440-4691

Roseburg Aranda Connection to host benefit concert March 13

March 4, 2015 — 

Grammy-winning acoustic guitarist Mark Hanson will perform at the Danny Lang Center at Umpqua Community College on March 13 to benefit the Umpqua Community College Exchange Student program. The concert is being sponsored by the Roseburg Aranda Connection, which is the sister city group to Aranda de Duero, Spain.

Hanson won a Grammy Award in 2005 with 11 other musicians for Pop Instrumental Album for their contribution to Henry Mancini’s album “Pink Guitar.” The concert will kick off at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Hanson Jewelers and While Away Books.

Information: 541-229-1632

St. Patrick's Day Parade running on March 15

March 4, 2015 — 

The Downtown Roseburg Association will throw its second annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 15.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be free to everyone. Dean Hatfield will be the parade’s grand marshal.

Groups and organizations can register to participate through the day of the parade.

Information: 541-673-3352

Umpqua Singers to perform tribute to Ireland at UCC

March 2, 2015 — 

Umpqua Community College’s Umpqua Singers will perform a tribute to Ireland on March 13 at 7 p.m. at the school’s Centerstage Theatre, 1140 Umpqua College Rd., Roseburg.

The music will feature jazz and popular Irish songs written specifically about the Emerald Isle.

Admission is $7 at the door or $15 per family.

Information: 541-440-4691

Shrine Circus to visit the fairgrounds March 10 and 11

March 2, 2015 — 

The Shrine Circus will perform on March 10 and 11 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds at 2110 Frear St., Roseburg. The audience can watch elephants, acrobats and other acts perform at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. both days.

Produced by Jody Jordan, the circus will include aerialists, rare white tigers and clowns.

Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com.

Information: 702-456-2642

Frank McCracken and the Firecrackers to play Civic Center on March 20

March 2, 2015 — 

The North Douglas Performing Arts Council announced it will be hosting Frank McCracken and the Firecrackers March 20 at the Drain Civic Center, 205 W. A St., Drain.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the Firecrackers taking the stage at 7 p.m. Cost will be $5 at the door.

Information: 541-836-2505

Home gardening tutorial at the Douglas County Library March 18

February 26, 2015 — 

People looking for tips on how to grow a garden can visit the Douglas County Library on March 18 to learn from Julie Stanbery.

Stanbery will host the “Handy Hints for the Home Gardener” session of the library’s Noon Novelties series at noon in the Ford Community Room.

Stanbery will share tips on how to grow flowers and vegetables more quickly and how to improve water efficiency.

The library is located at 1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg. The event is free to the public, and beverages will be provided.

Information: 541-440-4305 or http://dclibrary.us.

New art exhibit from the Elkton Community Education Center

February 26, 2015 — 

The Elkton Community Education Center opened a new art exhibit at the community library Feb. 25. The exhibit, which will be on display through late spring, displays works from local photographers. The photos depict “Elkton scenes or subjects” and are printed in various styles.

The exhibit is free and is open for viewing 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays or by special arrangement.

The library is located at 15850 Highway 38 West.

Information: 541-584-2692

Oregon Musical Theatre Festival previewing 'Kiss Me, Kate' on March 8

February 25, 2015 — 

The Oregon Musical Theatre Festival is showing a preview of “Kiss Me, Kate,” its main production for the 2015 festival season, on March 8 at UCC’s Centerstage Theatre.

The preview will start at 7 p.m. and is open to all ages. The event will be hosted by OMTF director Troy Pennington.

Information: 541-440-4691

One big, final show for the longtime owners of Little Brothers on Feb. 28

February 25, 2015 — 

The longtime owners of Little Brothers Pub, Sharon Shearer and Dennis Troy, are calling it quits after nearly four decades of pub food, beer and music. Local musicians, however, won’t let them go out quietly. The pub opens for the final time under their current ownership at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Red Irish Dragon Band will start playing live music at 5 p.m. to start a rotation of live music from Little Brothers fixtures. Bands include Kenny Holmes and the Blues Daddys, Coleen & Co., Hat Trick, American Goulash and Acoustic Blend.

The pub’s new ownership takes over next week and plan to keep showing live music in the future.

Reservations strongly suggested. No cover.

Information: 541-672-0912

UCC Musical Theatre throwing a dance party on March 7

February 24, 2015 — 

The Oregon Musical Theatre Festival at UCC will throw a dance party from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 7 at the UCC Campus Center. The event, titled “LIVE! ALL REQUEST DANCE PARTY!,” will feature music from Ruth and the Reason, a Portland band billed as “a modern tribute to classic soul music.”

Proceeds from the dance will go to benefit the 2015 Oregon Musical Theatre Festival season.

Admission is $10 at the door or $5 with a valid student ID. Food and beverage provided.

Information: 541-440-4691

Umpqua Chamber Orchestra and UCC Chamber Choir to perform March 3

February 24, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Chamber Orchestra and Umpqua Community College Chamber Choir will perform Tuesday. The concert will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 823 S.E. Lane Ave., Roseburg.

Directed by Dr. Jason Heald, the concert will include three centuries of classical works. There will also be a special performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. Heald is the Director of Music at UCC.

Admission is $7 per person at the door, $15 per family. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m.

Information: 541-440-4691

Roseburg Aranda Connection to host benefit concert on March 13

February 24, 2015 — 

Grammy-winning acoustic guitarist Mark Hanson will perform at the Danny Lang Center at Umpqua Community College on March 13 to benefit the UCC Exchange Student program. The concert is being sponsored by the Roseburg Aranda Connection, which is the sister city group to Aranda de Duero, Spain.

Hanson won a Grammy Award in 2005 with 11 other musicians for Pop Instrumental Album for their contribution to Henry Mancini’s album “Pink Guitar.” The concert will kick off at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Hanson Jewelers and While Away Books.

Information: 541-229-1632

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