Entertainment Briefs

Canyonville Jazz Festival returns to Pioneer Park on May 30

May 4, 2015 — 

The Canyonville Jazz Festival is returning to Pioneer Park on May 30.

The festival, starting at 11 a.m., will feature seven jazz bands: Umpqua Singers, Moment’s Notice, Jo lane Jazz Band, Fremont Jazz Band, Rogue Gold Big Band, Rogue Dixie Band and Big Horn Jazz Band.

Once again, the event is free to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Patty Ann’s Fish & Chips.

Information: www.canyonvillejazzfestival.com.

UCC to broadcast 'A Hard Problem' from London

April 29, 2015 — 

Umpqua Community College is set to broadcast another play live from London’s West End.

Through carefully positioned cameras set up in a London theater, UCC will show “A Hard Problem” by playwright Top Stoppard (“Shakespeare in Love”) and director Nicholas Hytner (“Othello”).

The play follows a young psychology researcher named Hilary as she struggles with a question over where psychology and biology intersect.

The show will run 7 p.m. Saturday at UCC’s Centerstage Theater, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg.

Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and UCC staff, $8 for UCC students and people under the age of 18. The show is not recommended for young children.

Information: 541-440-7700.

UVAA's "1 for All" gala set for May 1

April 29, 2015 — 

Ticketholders to the Friday gala will be able to take home a piece of art from the “1 for All” exhibit at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association.

The exhibit has been on display since March 20, displaying 50 donated works of art from Southern Oregon artists. Tickets to the culminating gala cost $150 and are currently available at the arts center.

During the gala, one of the pieces will be available to ticket-holders, who will be placed in random order. Bidding is still open in a silent auction for the first four spots in the giveaway. The auction will close at 7:15 p.m. the night of the gala.

Also available will be $30 companion tickets, though those ticket-holders will not be included in the art giveaway.

The gala will start at 5 p.m. at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg.

Information: 541-672-2532 or info@uvarts.com.

Historical Lookingglass Clean-Up Day and Parade set for May 2

April 29, 2015 — 

The 47th annual Historical Lookingglass Clean-Up Day and Parade is set for Saturday this year.

The parade will form near the electrical substation on Dairy Loop Road at 11 a.m., and the parade will begin around noon.

Parade entry forms are available at the Douglas County Farmer’s Co-op, Coastal Farm Supply and the Lookingglass Store. People may also enter the morning of the parade.

Everyone is invited to participate in the parade. The Lookingglass Fire Department will be present holding a barbecue near the grange.

Information: 541-679-2323.

ECEC's Cinco de Mayo dinner set for May 5

April 29, 2015 — 

The Elkton Community Education Center will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican meal Tuesday. The celebration will be held at the center at 15850 Highway 38, Elkton.

The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and will include desserts, coffee and punch. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person, with a limit of 60 guests for the evening. Reservations should be made by Friday.

All proceeds go to support the ECEC and its various programs.

Information: 541-584-2692 or info@elktonbutterflies.com.

UCC to hold auditions for Oregon Musical Theatre Festival on May 3 and 5

April 29, 2015 — 

Umpqua Community College has announced the audition dates for the 2015 Oregon Musical Theatre Festival’s musicals, “Kiss Me, Kate” and “Schoolhouse Rock Live!”

Auditions will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Sunday and May 5 at the school’s Whipple Fine Arts Center, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg.

Auditions are open to performers ages 8 years old or older. Prospective cast members should bring sheet music for a song and should be expected to sing up to one minute.

Information: 541-440-4693.

ECEC's Cinco de Mayo dinner set for May 5

April 24, 2015 — 

The Elkton Community Education Center will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican meal May 5. The celebration will be held at the center at 15850 Highway 38, Elkton.

The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and will include desserts, coffee and punch. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person, with a limit of 60 guests for the evening. Reservations should be made by Friday.

All proceeds go to support the ECEC and its various programs.

Information: 541-584-2692 or info@elktonbutterflies.com.

UVAA's latest exhibits slated for May 8

April 22, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association is set to open its newest galleries on May 8.

ArtWorks Northwest will open at the center’s Hallie Brown Ford Gallery and headline the new slate of galleries. The exhibit is juried by nationally recognized artist Marie Watt, who whittled 464 submissions down to the 42 selected works on display.

In addition to the works of 34 artists for ArtWorks Northwest, works from Vinita Pappas will be displayed in Gallery II, while Rich Bergman’s “High Desert Dreams” exhibit will be showcased in the entryway and corridor galleries. The red gallery will house a contemporary photography exhibit, while the student gallery will feature works from past and present students of Umpqua Community College’s visual communications program.

The galleries will run until June 28. A free reception is planned to open the exhibits at 5 p.m., May 8 at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg.

Information: 541-672-2532.

Independent film showing at Roseburg Cinema on April 24

April 22, 2015 — 

The newest film from independent writer-director Travis Holt Hamilton will be showing at Roseburg Cinema on Friday.

“Legends from the Sky” follows a Native American veteran (Edsel Pete) burdened by survivor’s guilt after a disastrous military tour. Lyle is forced to search for a missing grandfather (Thomas H. Begay), who disappeared when an unknown federal organization took over his ancestral homeland.

A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Holt Hamilton has other writing and directing credits that include “More than FryBread” and “Turquoise Rose.”

Show times for his newest film are 1:15 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. at Roseburg Cinema, 1750 N.W. Hughwood Drive, Roseburg.

Information: 541-672-7272.

UCC to hold auditions for Oregon Musical Theatre Festival

April 22, 2015 — 

Umpqua Community College has announced the audition dates for the 2015 Oregon Musical Theatre Festival’s musicals, “Kiss Me, Kate” and “Schoolhouse Rock Live!”

Auditions will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on May 3 and 5 at the school’s Whipple Fine Arts Center, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg.

Auditions are open to performers ages 8 years old or older. Prospective cast members should bring sheet music for a song and be expected to sing up to one minute.

Information: 541-440-4693.

Gem and Mineral Show set for first weekend in May

April 22, 2015 — 

The 45th annual Gem and Mineral Show will be held this year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 2 and 3 in the Douglas Hall of the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Frear St., Roseburg. The event is hosted by the Umpqua Gem and Mineral Club.

Present this year will be over 20 different gem and mineral vendors. There will also be demonstrations of various lapidary skills, from faceting to wire-wrapping.

The show is free to attend.

Information: 541-673-5515.

UCC to broadcast "A Hard Problem" from London

April 22, 2015 — 

Umpqua Community College is set to broadcast another play live from London’s West End.

Through carefully positioned cameras at the famed London-based production company, UCC will show “A Hard Problem” by playwright Top Stoppard (“Shakespeare in Love”) and director Nicholas Hytner (“Othello”).

The play follows a young psychology researcher named Hilary as she struggles with a question over where psychology and biology intersect.

Running dates are 3 p.m. April 30 and 7 p.m. May 2 at UCC’s Centerstage Theater, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg.

Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and UCC staff, $8 for UCC students and people under the age of 18. The show is not recommended for young children.

Information: 541-440-7700.

Jazz quartet to play Drain Civic Center on April 24

April 15, 2015 — 

The North Douglas Performing Arts Council announced a four-piece jazz band as its pick for its April show.

Slightly Retro Jazz, a Springfield-based quartet that plays classical big band and dance tunes, will take the stage April 24.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Drain Civic Center, 205 W. A St., Drain.

Admission will be $5 per person, refreshments available.

Information: 541-836-2505.

Vintage Singers to perform annual spring concert April 17 and 18

April 15, 2015 — 

The Vintage Singers will perform their annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. April 17 and 18.

The local chorus is made up of 28 singers who perform an array of music from several musical periods and styles. Selections at this year’s concert will include pieces by Ola Gjeilo and Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as Irish tunes and American spirituals.

The singers will perform at the First Presbyterian Church, 823 S.E. Lane Ave., Roseburg.

Admission will be $7 per person or $15 per family.

Information: 541-440-4691.

UVAA's "1 for All" gala set for May 1

April 14, 2015 — 

Ticketholders to the May 1 gala will be able to take home a piece of art from the “1 for All” exhibit at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association.

The exhibit has been on display since March 20, displaying 50 donated works of art from southern Oregon artists. Tickets to the culminating gala cost $150 and are currently available at the arts center.

During the gala, one of the pieces will be available to ticket-holders who will be placed in random order. Bidding is still open, in a silent auction for the first four spots in the giveaway. The auction will close at 7:15 p.m. the night the gala.

Also available will be $30 companion tickets, though those ticket-holders will not be included in the art giveaway.

The gala will start at 5 p.m. at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg.

Information: 541-672-2532 or info@uvarts.com.

Umpqua Singers to hold auditions for 2015-16 ensemble

April 14, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Singers, a vocal jazz group from Umpqua Community College, will be hosting auditions for its 2015-16 ensemble, the UCC Fine and Performing Arts Department announced last week.

The group performs a broad range of musical styles, from traditional swing to contemporary R&B. They were featured performers at the Capitol Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 12, 2002.

The auditions will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. May 4 at the Whipple Fine Arts Center, Room 12, 1140 Umpqua College Road. Call backs will be from 2 to 4 p.m. May 6. Students should be prepared with a solo selection in any musical style.

Information: 541-440-4693 or Jason.Heald@umpqua.edu.

New exhibit open at the Art Gallery at UCC

April 8, 2015 — 

The Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College is now displaying its newest exhibit, “The Bicycle Eclectic.” The exhibit features photographs from Adventure Cycling’s Open Road gallery and will be on display until May 1.

Adventure Cycling is a non-profit whose mission is to encourage people to travel by bicycle. The show features the work of photographer Greg Siple and showcases cyclists who have visited Adventure Cycling’s headquarters in Missoula, Mont.

The cyclists stood in front of a simple backdrop with their bicycles and belongings “hinting at the miles of experience each has embraced.”

A formal reception is planned for 5 p.m., April 23 at the Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg.

Information: 541-440-4692.

New exhibit opening at Fisher's Flowers & Fine Art

April 8, 2015 — 

Fisher’s Flowers & Fine Art is holding a reception on Friday to celebrate its new exhibit.

The gallery will now display photography from Irv Williams and paintings by Claudia Lapham. A reception is planned for 5:30 p.m., Friday at the gallery, 638 W. Harrison St., Roseburg. Admission is free.

The works will be on display daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and Saturday by appointment. The exhibit will run through June 19.

Information: 541-672-6621.

Concert Chorale's spring concert performances start April 23

April 8, 2015 — 

The Roseburg Concert Chorale will host its 42nd Annual Spring Concert this month, featuring music by George Gershwin and Gilbert & Sullivan.

The debut performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 23 at the Church of the Nazarene, 235 N.E. Rice St., Myrtle Creek. The second show will take place at 3 p.m., April 25 at the Elkton Bible Baptist Church, at the corner of B Street and 2nd Street, Elkton.

The third and final show will be held at 3 p.m., April 26 at the First Presbyterian Church, 823 S.E. Lane St., Roseburg.

Tickets will be $7 per person or $15 per family and can be purchased at While Away Books, Daily Grind Cafe, Elkton Bible Baptist Church or at the door.

Information: 541-496-0748.

Dahack Gardens set to reopen the weekends of April 11 and 18.

April 8, 2015 — 

Dahack Gardens will open for its two-week display Saturday.

The Camellia Show and Garden Tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days this weekend and on April 18 and 19 at the Dahack Gardens, 27939 Tiller Trail Highway, Tiller.

The gardens were planted by Ernie and Grace Dahack decades ago and were popular in the 1950s and ’60s, but they fell into disrepair after Ernie and Grace died in the ’70s.

Now the gardens are in the care of Matthew Keiling, Brady Sheets and Doug Roberts.

Admission is free and donations are encouraged.

Information: 541-825-3933.

Vintage Singers to perform annual spring concert April 17 and 18

April 8, 2015 — 

The Vintage Singers will perform their annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. April 17 and 18.

The local chorus is made up of 28 singers who perform an array of music from several musical periods and styles. Selections at this year’s concert will include pieces by Ola Gjeilo and Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as Irish tunes and American spirituals.

The singers will perform at the First Presbyterian Church, 823 S.E. Lane Ave., Roseburg.

Admission will be $7 per person or $15 per family.

Information: 541-440-4691.

Jazz quartet to play Drain Civic Center on April 24

April 8, 2015 — 

The North Douglas Performing Arts Council announced a four-piece jazz band as its pick for its April show.

Slightly Retro Jazz, a Springfield-based quartet that plays classical big band and dance tunes, will take the stage April 24.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Drain Civic Center, 205 W. A St., Drain.

Admission will be $5 per person, refreshments available.

Information: 541-836-2505

Movie Listings through April 9

April 2, 2015 — 

For today through April 9

Garden Valley Cinema,

1750 N.W. Hughwood Court

541-672-7272

It Follows, R – Following a sexual confrontation, a young woman finds herself followed by an unknown force. Olivia Laccardi, Lili Sepe, Maika Monroe. NEW.

Furious 7, PG-13 – Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for the death of his brother. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. NEW.

Home, PG – “OH,” an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and befriends a girl named Tip. Together they begin a new adventure/journey together. Voices of Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin.

Get Hard, R – When millionaire James King is nailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prepare him for life behind bars. Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Craig T. Nelson.

Insurgent, PG-13 – Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue to fight against a powerful alliance that threatens to tear her society apart. Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Mekhi Phifer.

Gunman, R – A sniper kills the minister of mines in the Congo. His kill shot puts him into hiding and years later lands him on a hit squad’s target list. Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba.

Do You Believe?, PG-13 – When a pastor is shaken by the faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief requires action and begins his own journey of faith. Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Ted McGinley.

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.

Cinderella, 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.

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.

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.

Douglas County Fair tickets go on sale Saturday

April 1, 2015 — 

Tickets for the 2015 Douglas County Fair and its four musical acts — Martina McBride, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chevelle and Kansas — will go on sale Saturday, April 4.

The box office will begin to sell fair tickets at 8 a.m., and the fair will run from July 24 to Aug 2. The musical acts will play Aug. 5 through 8.

Tickets to the fair cost $8 for adults and $4 for children. Passes for the entire week of events sell for $30.

After July 31, tickets will cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children. The week passes will then cost $40.

Reserved seats for a concert can be purchased for $25. Tickets can be purchased at the fairgrounds, 2110 Frear St., Roseburg, or online at noon April 4 at douglasfairgrounds.com.

Information: 541-440-4396.

Vintage Singers to perform annual spring concert April 17 and 18

April 1, 2015 — 

The Vintage Singers have announced they will perform their annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. April 17 and 18.

The local chorus is made up of 28 singers who perform an array of music from several musical periods and styles. Selections at this year’s concert will include pieces by Ola Gjeilo and Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as Irish tunes and American spirituals.

The singers will perform at the First Presbyterian Church, 823 S.E. Lane Ave., Roseburg.

Admission will be $7 per person or $15 per family.

Information: 541-440-4691.

'Backstage Cabaret' coming to UCC

March 30, 2015 — 

The Oregon Musical Theatre Festival will bring “Backstage Cabaret: an Evening of Wine and Song” to Umpqua Community College.

The show features actor and singer John Grosshuesch and singer/pianist Rhonda Rizzo who will play a wide range of musical theater favorites. The duo also plans to premiere a new original show, “Lost and Found in the Twentieth Century.”

The show is set for 7:30 p.m., April 10 at the Denny Lang Center, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg.

The concert will benefit the Oregon Musical Theatre Festival’s 2015 season. Tickets are $10 per person and $5 with a valid student ID. Wine tasting will also be available for $5.

Information: 541-440-4691.

Dance troupe BodyVox returning to UCC on April 11

March 30, 2015 — 

Portland-based dance troupe BodyVox will return to Douglas County for a tour of local schools and a culminating performance at Umpqua Community College.

Between April 6 and 10, dancers will whirl around in front of nearly a dozen south county schools, then cap the week off with a performance at 7:30, April 11 at the Jacoby Auditorium, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg.

The troupe held a similar tour for north county schools last year. This year’s performance is called “Urban Meadow.”

Tickets for the April 11 show cost $25 for adults and $10 for people ages 18 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the arts program of the Oakland School District.

Information: 541-817-6848.

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

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