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On the piss: The Black Sheep

On the piss: The Black Sheep

Essentially, The Black Sheep is indeed what it claims to be: a traditional English pub and of course it is public knowledge that we Brits enjoy a drink or two or… you get the picture. This truly splendid establishment endeavors to maintain this age-old English drinking tradition with a happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Monday […]

What to rent: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

What to rent: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Doctor Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) is a very old man living in a horse-drawn caravan with his daughter Valentina (Lily Cole), his assistant Percy (Verne Troyer), and Anton (Andrew Garfield), an additional member of his troupe of mummers. The four travel the streets of London performing short plays in order to eke out a meager living. […]

Vagabond Opera comes to Ashland

Vagabond Opera comes to Ashland

Classifying themselves as a “Bohemian Cabaret” ensemble, Vagabond Opera will be bringing their stunning stage show to Culture Works, 310 Oak St., at 9 p.m. this Friday. Begun in 2002 by classically-trained operatic tenor Eric Stern, the group defies definition by blending jazz, swing, folk-punk and klezmer.  They have been performing across the U.S., appearing […]

Program offers students in-the-field experience

Program offers students in-the-field experience

The Wild Rockies Field Institute, which offers college course credit for rigorous in the field outdoor classes, had a representative on campus this week to educate students on the program. The WRFI was created in 1993 and has since had over 700 students in the program. RMFI aims to mix traditional academics with service projects […]

“Silent Resonance” on display in Retzlaff Gallery

Tiffany Hokanson’s collection of mixed-media abstract art is now on display in the Retzlaff Gallery in Southern Oregon University’s Art Building. The show is entitled “Silent Resonance,” a name she calls a “paradox.” Judging from the reaction of those attending the opening reception last Thursday, her art is resonating with viewers very well. “I love […]

“Lovely, Still” offers a genuine surprise

“Lovely, Still” offers a genuine surprise

Many students at Southern Oregon University are quite young; some are a little older, and few are much older. Youth is often characterized by feelings of immortality and freedom, as well as a certain naÑ—vety. Although we know we will all grow old and die, we rarely put much thought into becoming senior citizens or […]

Robert Langdon returns in “The Lost Symbol”

Robert Langdon returns in “The Lost Symbol”

Robert Langdon is back, along with his never-ending knowledge of secret societies, architecture, art history, symbology and dead languages.  (Okay, he was actually back last year in Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol,” but as of last month he’s been available in paperback.) As with Brown’s other books involving Langdon, “Angels and Demons” and “The Da […]

On the piss: Omar’s

A definitive American bar with a warm local atmosphere, Omar’s is an ideal place to have a drink with your college buddies. Located on 1380 Siskiyou Blvd., the bar is actually on Southern Oregon University’s campus and therefore, as a resident of the university, crawling home could indeed be an option if you feel so […]

Kings of Leon lighten up on “Come Around Sundown”

Kings of Leon lighten up on “Come Around Sundown”

Kings of Leon have made a career out of selling enticing images of moonlit, whiskey-soaked nights in the hot South with deserted dirt roads awaiting pretty girls in pickup trucks and skies full of stars that speak of boundless possibilities. The inviting idea that you can put on one of their albums and go along […]

One Horse Shy’s Americana blend

One Horse Shy are here to stay.  Three years and two albums into their career, the band is continually growing its fan base here in Oregon and across the United States at an alarming pace. Formed in 2007, the core of the band is the songwriting team of Manda Bryn on vocals and banjo and […]