Entertainment Briefs

Summer Arts Festival slated for June 26-28

May 27, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association will present its 47th Annual Summer Arts Festival at the end of June.

The arts festival, which will display over 100 local and regional artists, will be held at Fir Grove Park just behind the Umpqua Valley Arts Association at 1624 W. Harvard Ave.

Other features will include The News-Review Kids’ Zone, a food court featuring local barbecue, McMenamins Roseburg Station and Umpqua Dairy, as well as craft beer and local wine, and music from local talents such as Mo’ Jo Boogie and Kenny Holmes and the Blues Daddys.

Headlining musicians also include Norman Sylvester and Eugene-based rockers Etoufee.

The festival kicks off at 12 p.m. Friday, June 26, and starts at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission will be $3 per person or $10 per family, with children under the age of 6 admitted free.

Information: 541-672-2532.

Live On Stage Roseburg! membership campaign underway

May 27, 2015 — 

The membership campaign for the Live on Stage Roseburg! 2015-16 season is underway through Sunday.

Throughout the year, the concert series will present four regular concerts and a special program at the Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Rd., Winchester.

Opening the series will be Fireworks Ensemble, a group of six performers with a jazzy repertoire, on Sept. 22. On Oct. 12, singer-songwriter David Myles will play, along with a backing trio of two guitarists and a bassist.

“An Afternoon of Comic Opera” will be staged on Nov. 8 and will feature soprano Heather Homquest and will be directed by Jason Heald. On March 12, 2016, pop group The Diamonds will perform hits from “American Bandstand.”

Closing the series on April 29, 2016, will be the quartet Stringfever, playing electric violins, viola and cello.

Memberships for Live On Stage Roseburg! cost $55 for adults, $20 for students and $125 for families of two adults and children. Prices may increase after Sunday.

Information: www.roseburgcommunityconcerts.org.

UCC to broadcast 'Man and Superman' from London

May 27, 2015 — 

Umpqua Community College is set to broadcast George Bernard Shaw’s “Man and Superman” from London’s West End. The play, starring Ralph Fiennes (“Schindler’s List”) as protagonist Jack Tanner, follows a celebrated radical thinker and bachelor who flees to Spain before he is captured by bandits and meets the devil.

The show is presented through National Theatre Live, which uses carefully positioned cameras set up at the famed London stage to broadcast performances to theaters around the world.

The show will run at 3 p.m. Thursday and 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.

Live On Stage Roseburg! membership campaign underway

May 22, 2015 — 

The membership campaign for the Live on Stage Roseburg! 2015-16 season is underway through May 31.

Throughout the year, the concert series will present four regular concerts and a special program at the Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Rd., Winchester.

Opening the series will be Fireworks Ensemble, a group of six performers with a jazzy repertoire, on Sept. 22. On Oct. 12, singer-songwriter David Myles will play, along with a backing trio of two guitarists and a bassist.

“An Afternoon of Comic Opera” will be staged on Nov. 8 and will feature soprano Heather Homquest and will be directed by Jason Heald. On March 12, 2016, pop group The Diamonds will perform hits from “American Bandstand.”

Closing the series on April 29, 2016, will be the quartet Stringfever, playing electric violins, viola and cello.

Memberships for Live On Stage Roseburg! cost $55 for adults, $20 for students and $125 for families of two adults and children. Prices may increase after May 31.

Information: www.roseburgcommunityconcerts.org.

Control-Line Regionals coming to Roseburg Airport this weekend

May 19, 2015 — 

The 44th annual Control-Line Northwest Regional Championships will be held this year from May 22 to 24 at the Roseburg Regional Airport.

Different than regular radio-controlled aircraft, these are large model aircraft that are attached to the pilot via two wires, and the pilots maneuver the planes manually. Contestants compete in numerous categories and are judged at various levels, from novice to expert. Some of the planes can have wingspans of 5 feet or more.

The championships kick-off at 10 a.m. Friday, May 22 and continue at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24.

Admission is free.

Information: 503-871-1057.

UACT's 'The Fox on the Fairway' to open May 28

May 18, 2015 — 

The last production of the season from the Umpqua Actors Community Theatre is a staging of Ken Ludwig’s “The Fox on the Fairway.”

The comedy, which debuted in 2010, follows the exploits of the Qual Valley Country Club as its members prepare for an impending golf tournament with rival club Crouching Squirrel. The clubs’ respective presidents strike a wager despite the members’ unwitting efforts to flub everything through various love affairs and a disappearing engagement ring.

This UACT production, directed by Marianne Jones, will open at 7:30 p.m., May 28, at 1614 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg. The play will run through June 21.

Tickets cost $12 for adults, $5 for children and may be purchased at Hanson Jewelers, While Away Books or the UACT box office. Opening night will be buy one, get one free.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will start at 7:30 p.m., and the curtain draws at 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees.

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

Roseburg Senior Center to celebrate grand opening and 50th anniversary

May 13, 2015 — 

The Roseburg Senior Center will celebrate its new location and its 50th anniversary in Douglas County on Saturday, May 16. Entertainment and activities are scheduled to take place throughout the event, including tours of the new facilities.

The event will start with an 11 a.m. lunch at the senior center’s new home, 1614 S.E. Stephens St., Roseburg. Following that will be a 4 p.m. seafood dinner that will cost $15 per plate.

Reservations are recommended.

Information: 541-671-2634.

Douglas County Youth Orchestra taking pre-registrations on May 19

May 13, 2015 — 

The Douglas County Youth Orchestra will be pre-registering students for its 2015-16 season at 5 p.m. May 19 at First United Methodist Church, 1771 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg.

Kathi Halloran, the Youth Orchestra Administrator, will be on hand to answer questions, while the orchestra’s directors, Jenna Cooksey and Annissa Olsen, conduct rehearsals with current students.

The DCYO started in 1997 and is managed by the Umpqua Symphony Association and plays string instruments such as the violin, viola and cello.

People ages 8 through adult of all skill levels are encouraged to register.

Information: 541-672-7511.

Control-Line Regionals coming to Roseburg Airport on May 22

May 13, 2015 — 

The 44th Annual Control-Line Northwest Regional Championships will be held this year from May 22 to 24 at the Roseburg Regional Airport.

Different than regular radio-controlled aircraft, these are large model aircraft that are attached to the pilot via two wires, and the pilots maneuver the planes manually. Contestants compete in numerous categories and are judged at various levels, from novice to expert. Some of the planes can have wingspans of five feet or more.

The championships kick-off at 10 a.m. Friday, May 22 and continue at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24.

Admission is free.

Information: 503-871-1057.

Kathryn Howard School of Dance recital to be held at UCC on May 30

May 13, 2015 — 

The 30th Annual Recital for Kathryn Howard’s School of Dance will be held on May 30 at the Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College.

Two separate shows will be held, a matinee and an evening show, featuring students of the school’s dance troupe. The hour-long matinee show will start at 4:30 p.m. and will feature over 100 dancers from ages 3 to 8 years old performing ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop.

Then, starting at 7 p.m., the evening show will feature dancers from 8 years old and up in a two-hour show featuring jazz, musical theater, ballet, tap and hip hop performances.

One $10 ticket at the door gains entry into both shows, and audience members are asked to be at least 4 years old.

Information: 541-672-8811.

Music on the Half Shell lineup announced

May 12, 2015 — 

The lineup for the 2015 Music on the Half Shell concert series was announced Tuesday night:

June 30 — Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

July 7 — The Stone Foxes

July 14 — Martha Redbone Roots Project

July 21 — King Sunny Adé & His African Beats

July 28 — California Guitar Trio

Aug. 4 — The Robert Cray Band

Aug. 11 — New Hot Club of America

Aug. 18 — The Waifs

Riverbend Live! lineup announced

May 12, 2015 — 

The headliners are ready for Winston’s free outdoor summer concert series.

Organizers for Riverbend Live! announced that Con Brio, a San Francisco–based soul group, will play the first Friday show on July 3. Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band will perform on July 10. Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band plays a “concoction of blues, ’70s funk, rock and roll and good-ole zydeco flavor.”

Also set to appear is Jonatha Brooke, a folk-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist from Massachusetts. Brooke has recently co-written songs with Katy Perry and the Courtyard Hound for their current releases and is set to take the stage on July 17.

Riverbend Youth Theatre’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” will headline back-to-back shows on July 24 and 25, and capping off the series will be Dan Roberts, a solo artist from Texas who spent 18 years in Nashville honing his song writing. Roberts has opened for and written songs for Garth Brooks. Joining Roberts will be the award-winning poet and humorist Andy Nelson.

The Riverbend Live! concerts are all free to the public and begin at 7 p.m., at Riverbend Park in Winston.

Renowned violinist Kim Angelis to perform at Roseburg Presbyterian Church on May 29

May 12, 2015 — 

Kim Angelis, a resident of Astoria and a highly regarded violinist, is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. May 29 at Roseburg Presbyterian Church, 825 S.E. Lane St., Roseburg.

Angelis has performed around the world and was featured in NBC’s coverage of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. In 2014, Angelis was featured at the Beijing World Music Week and was a headliner at the Beishan World Music Festival in Zhuhai, China.

Joining her on stage will be her husband, Josef Gault, who plays a “fiery” flamenco-inspired guitar.

Admission costs $10 but is free for students.

Information: 541-670-1716.

Umpqua Singers' final performance of the season set for June 5

May 7, 2015 — 

“Prometheus — An Epic A Capella Operetta!” will be the final performance of the Umpqua Singers’ 2014-15 season and is set for June 5.

The stage comedy is a parody of the mythical tale of Prometheus, the Greek Titan said to have brought fire to mankind. The reimagining will feature modern “high-energy a capella singing.”

The second half of the performance will feature selections from the group’s recent tour of Ireland.

The Umpqua Singers will tour the show to local high schools from May 18 to June 12 and will give a performance at 7:30 p.m., June 5 at Centerstage Theatre, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg. Admission is $7 per person, $15 per family.

Information: 541-440-4691.

UVYO now accepting registrations

May 6, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley Youth Orchestra has announced that it is open to everyone for registration throughout the month of May and will be accepting completed forms and payments every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1771 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg.

Forms can be found at www.umpquavalleyyo.org. Completed forms can also be mailed to P.O. Box 549, Roseburg.

The UVYO is under the direction of Kristin Parks and offers classes for violin, viola, cello and string bass from beginners to advanced learners. Over 120 students are currently involved in the program who range in age from 6 years old to adults.

Rehearsals are set to begin in early September.

Information: 541-632-5035.

Roseburg Senior Center to celebrate grand opening and 50th anniversary

May 6, 2015 — 

The Roseburg Senior Center announced plans to celebrate the center’s new location and its 50th anniversary in Douglas County. There will be scheduled activities and entertainment throughout, as well as tours of the new facilities.

The event is slated to start with an 11 a.m. lunch on Saturday, May 16 at the Senior Center’s new home, 1614 S.E. Stephens St., Roseburg. Following that will be a 4 p.m. seafood dinner that will cost $15 per plate.

Reservations are recommended.

Information: 541-671-2634.

Chuck Israels visiting UCC on May 7

May 5, 2015 — 

Legendary jazz bassist Chuck Israels will visit Roseburg on Thursday to perform the music of numerous jazz luminaries. Alongside his orchestra, Israels will perform the works of Bill Evans, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk and more, including original compositions by Israels.

The composer, arranger and bassist has worked with the likes of Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman and John Coltrane. Israels is perhaps best known for his work with the Bill Evans Trio from 1961 to 1966, as well as for being the director of the National Jazz Ensemble from 1973 to 1981.

The show is slated for 7:30 p.m. on May 7 at Umpqua Community College’s Jacoby Theatre, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg.

Tickets cost $20 for adult, $15 for seniors, $5 for students and $40 for families. Tickets are available to While Away Books and Hanson Jewelers or at the door.

Information: 541-863-2102.

12th Annual Car Show & Shine returning May 9

May 5, 2015 — 

Oakland is gearing up for its 12th Annual Car Show & Shine on May 9. Classic cars from various eras will line Locust Street while the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers will perform live.

At the show, classic cars and trucks will compete for People’s Choice awards in categories based on the decade in which they were manufactured, from the 1970s and older.

Past shows have had over 100 cars and trucks. Registration is $10 per vehicle and, at 2:30 p.m., winners in each category of the show will be announced.

Food and drinks can be bought at local shops.

The show is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Oakland, with an 8 a.m. registration.

Information: www.oaklandcarshow.org or 541-315-6896.

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.

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