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Roseburg pastel artist exhibits products of national tour (1)

July 31, 2014 — 

The waves don’t crash into the Atlantic Coast shore like they do in Oregon. Roseburg pastel painter Barb Antilla has painted landscapes of both coasts and has noticed the rocks …

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WINCHESTER: OMTF continues this weekend (2)

July 30, 2014 — 

The three musicals of the Oregon Musical Theatre Festival plus a special children’s performance will be performed this week at the campus of Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road. …

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SUTHERLIN: More music, off Central (3)

July 30, 2014 — 

Live music can be heard this weekend and next at Central Park. On Aug. 1, in the Music Off Central series, the Little Sisters Western Band plays from 6:30 to …

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ROSEBURG: Shemekia Copeland to play Half Shell (4)

July 30, 2014 — 

Blues singer Shemekia Copeland will perform at Music on the Half Shell at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Nichols Bandshell at Stewart Park. From Chicago, and the daughter of …

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REEDSPORT: Strange Brew to play Riverfront Park (5)

July 30, 2014 — 

The band Strange Brew performs at Reedsport’s summer concert series, Reedsport Rhythms, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Riverfront Park, 409 Riverfront Way. Strange Brew plays blues, rock …

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CANYONVILLE: Believe it when you see her (6)

July 30, 2014 — 

Melissa Ruth and the Likely Stories plays Canyonville’s Music in the Park series at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 6 at the stage in Pioneer Park. Yoncalla music teacher Ruth and husband …

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WINSTON: Things are getting folksy (7)

July 30, 2014 — 

Next up in the Riverbend Live! concert series is Red Steagall and the Boys in the Bunkhouse. The cowboy poet and storyteller performs from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 1 …

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MYRTLE CREEK: Spence with the pleasantries (8)

July 30, 2014 — 

The Spence Brothers will play Myrtle Creek’s Music in the Park series at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at the band shell at Millsite Park. Roseburg band Helmet Pony plays Aug. …

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Douglas County Moms: Summer and al fresco dining are two natural partners (9)

July 29, 2014 — 

Summer means firing up the grill every chance I get. Outdoor dining isn’t just for casual meals. This season is meant for food eaten outdoors on real plates atop shabby-chic …

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DRAIN: Pie bakers earn honors (10)

July 29, 2014 — 

Dolores Booher of Yoncalla claimed top honors this year at the North Douglas County Fair’s pie-baking contest. Booher’s Dutch apple pie was deemed the best in show on July 26 …

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ROSEBURG: Douglas County Fair accepts baked goods entries (11)

July 29, 2014 — 

Exhibitors who want to enter the baked goods contest at the Douglas County Fair must have their entries ready Aug. 3 to qualify for competition. Contestants are advised to bring …

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Grass Roots Juice Bar fills niche in downtown Roseburg (12)

July 29, 2014 — 

It’s not a good day for a juice bar when Sherm’s Thunderbird Market is out of 25-pound bags of carrots. “That’s something we can’t live without,” said Michelle Sutten, co-owner …

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Play review: ‘Gutenberg!’ presses history to fanciful, frenetic limit (13)

July 26, 2014 — 

It’s “Gutenberg! The Musical!” — a production so fabulous it requires not one but two exclamation points to get the point across. Why a musical about Johannes Gutenberg, the 15th-century …

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Theater review: ‘Oliver!’ likely to leave you asking for more (14)

July 25, 2014 — 

In the mood for some local musical theater this weekend? Consider yourself fortunate: This summer’s Oregon Musical Theatre Festival performance of “Oliver!” is one of the most entertaining shows to …

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Best Bets for July 25-27 (15)

July 25, 2014 — 

Myrtle MERRIMENT — This weekend is the three-day Myrtle Creek Summer Festival, the time for fireworks, pancakes, live music, the Big John Mill Lumberjack Show and more. The parade is …

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Oregon Musical Theatre Festival sets feet dancing, voices soaring (16)

July 24, 2014 — 

It’s been rather laid back this week around Umpqua Community College’s Swanson Amphitheatre. Certainly as compared to the scene inside Jacoby Auditorium, where director Troy Pennington deftly passed from crisis …

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MYRTLE CREEK: Summer Fest heading to town (17)

July 23, 2014 — 

A full weekend of entertainment and events is coming to Myrtle Creek’s Millsite Park with the annual Summer Festival. The events start Saturday with the Summer Festival Breakfast from 7 …

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SUTHERLIN: Two outdoor concerts this weekend (18)

July 23, 2014 — 

Two country acts will play free outdoor concerts this weekend at Sutherlin’s Central Park. The 5-piece Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band will play traditional bluegrass music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. …

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Extension Spotlight: Follow these tips for safe and tasty barbecued dishes (19)

July 22, 2014 — 

We are in the heart of barbecue season. I love using the barbecue to make dinner because it keeps the cooking heat outside and it reduces the amount of large …

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Brews Review: Take the plunge; create great craft beer (20)

July 22, 2014 — 

Haven’t tried home brewing? What are you waiting for? It’s like cellphones. They were once the size of a car battery, and now you can wear them on your wrist. …

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