Entertainment Briefs

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

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

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