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Overcoming tragedy through theater (1)

February 1, 2016 — 

A Washington state professor with ties to the area came up with a plan to help Umpqua Community College students heal from the Oct. 1 mass shooting.Central Washington University Assistant …

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Review: The apolitical action of “13 Hours” (2)

January 28, 2016 — 

A hot desert sun beats upon our leading characters as the opening scene of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” unfolds. Jack da Silva, played by John Krasinski, arrives …

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Local photographer Irv Williams captures fleeting feelings in latest exhibit (3)

January 21, 2016 — 

irv Williams was out in Tenmile taking pictures with a friend a couple years back. Williams, a retired engineer, hadn’t taken a photo, just for the sake of it, in …

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Review: The grisly greatness of “The Revenant” (4)

January 18, 2016 — 

Despite the name, Hugh Glass is anything but fragile. The character, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is the windburned face of the new film “The Revenant” which opened at Roseburg Cinemas …

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UVYO hits familiar notes at winter concert Jan. 19 (5)

January 16, 2016 — 

With help, the Pearson family has become quite the quintet.Four years ago, Meryl Pearson, 51, enrolled her two middle children in the Umpqua Valley Youth Orchestra. They had little experience …

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Husband-and-wife band Crossroads to Jericho to perform at Brix on New Year’s Eve (6)

January 5, 2016 — 

Just thinking about it, there can’t be many bands out there that got together through an online dating site. College dorm rooms or community bulletin boards, sure — but eHarmony? …

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NR Reviews: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (7)

December 24, 2015 — 

The Force is awake and the hype is real. Could we really expect anything less?“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie came out last Friday, and it’s the first trip back …

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Brews Review: Advice for beer lovers — Stay in Oregon (8)

December 22, 2015 — 

Roseburg surpasses Bend and Portland in the per capita number of breweries. Really! Well I don’t actually know, but we’ve got to be getting close with the recent opening of …

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Roseburg residents show up in force for latest Star Wars film (9)

December 18, 2015 — 

From the outside, Thursday could have been a typical December day. It was wet, dreary and a monochromatic gray. Cars cut through the rain while traveling up and down Northwest …

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Brews Review: Beer Lovers Holiday Gift Guide (10)

December 17, 2015 — 

If you’ve got a beer lover or a homebrewer on your holiday gift list, there are limitless options for gifts from $2 dollars on up. The nice thing is that …

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Farm to Fork: Tamales Rosa Maria (11)

December 15, 2015 — 

Homemade tamales are a holiday tradition for many families around the world. Lucky for those of us living in Southern Oregon, this delightful entrée can be enjoyed year-round at our …

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Winston band to play Christmas music at state capital in Salem on Dec. 19 (12)

December 15, 2015 — 

The Haut Aire Flute Choir, a seven-member band from Winston, will play a one-hour concert of Christmas music in Salem as part of the Music in the Capital Series.The band …

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John Doan’s “Christmas Unplugged” coming to Roseburg Dec. 20 (13)

December 15, 2015 — 

International touring and recording harp guitar John Doan, known best his Emmy-nominated special “A Victorian Christmas with John Doan,” is set to play at Roseburg High School on Dec. 20.Doan …

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UCC instructor releases latest romance novel, ‘Gillian’s Heart’ (14)

December 15, 2015 — 

B.J. Bassett, a local author and instructor at Umpqua Community College, has released her latest novel.“Gillian’s Heart,” a contemporary romance, follows Gillian Grant on her journey to restore the beach …

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Douglas County Culture Coalition accepting grant applications (15)

December 15, 2015 — 

The Douglas County Cultural Coalition has begun accepting grant applications for this years round of awards. The coalition accepts applications from local art, heritage and humanities organizations, and aims to …

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UVAA’s Fourth Annual Holiday Home Tour coming Dec. 13 (16)

December 15, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association is hosting its fourth annual Holiday Home Tour, touring three “lavishly decorated” homes. The event runs from 1 to 5 p.m.Homeowners this year are Larry …

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The D.R. Johnson Timber Truckers’ Light Parade revs up on Saturday (17)

December 11, 2015 — 

In these dark, early days of December, Monte Marlin, a truck driver with Lynn Herbet Lowboy, is once again taking hours out of his day to lasso Christmas lights around …

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Farm to Fork: Thyme 4 a Chef (18)

December 11, 2015 — 

Rick Stone, owner and operator of Thyme 4 a Chef, is no stranger to the food industry. Rick, originally from Whittier, CA, started working for his father’s restaurant at the …

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UVAA receives grant award for $22,500 (19)

December 10, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association announced Wednesday it has received a $22,500 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation.According to the UVAA, the OCF awarded the grant to support its mission …

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Extension Spotlight: Gifts from the kitchen (20)

December 9, 2015 — 

Well, it’s that time of year again, gifts, gifts and more gifts, people running from store to store in search of the “perfect” present. They are spending hundreds of dollars …

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