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Maceo Parker funks up the Ashland Armory

Maceo Parker funks up the Ashland Armory

Hawaii Club luau is fun for all ages

Hawaii Club luau is fun for all ages

Southern Oregon University’s Ho’opa’a Hawaii Club celebrated their 15th annual luau on Saturday, April 30, at the McNeal Pavilion. The theme of this year’s event was Kulia I Ka Nu’u, which translates to “Strive for the Highest.” The evening began with music and a traditional dinner including Kahula Pig, Shoyu Chicken and Haupia for dessert. […]

Music News 4/25-5/1

Music News 4/25-5/1

Kings of Leon to tour with Band of Horses The 29-date tour with the two powerhouses will kick off July 25 in Orange Beach, Ala., and will wrap up Sept. 12 in Seattle, Wash. Tickets go on sale April 29, at kingsofleon.com. “Tommy” to tour with Daltrey, without Pete Townshend The Who’s rock opera “Tommy” […]

“Duck Soup” for the soul

“Duck Soup” for the soul

During the depression era, while the world struggled to deal with poverty and war was inevitable, many could still afford to go to the cinema to lift their spirits with a few laughs. The Marx Brothers were among the finest humorists of their day, their supercharged blend of slapstick and satire causing people to roll […]

“The Wise Man’s Fear” is precision fantasy

“The Wise Man’s Fear” is precision fantasy

There are two series of books that I tell everybody to read.  One is “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin.  The other is “The Kingkiller Chronicles” by Patrick Rothfuss.  Both series will blow your socks clean off your sweaty feet, but I will focus upon the latter, since the newest addition […]

Battle of the Bands coming to the Britt Ballroom

Southern Oregon University’s KSOC radio will be giving students a chance to get tuned up Friday, May 6, in the Britt Ballroom. At least 13 musical performances have been signed up to hold down the stage at this year’s Battle of the Bands, which begins at 7 p.m., has free admittance, and is open to […]

Game review: “Brink”

Game review: “Brink”

In the console gaming industry these days, multiplayer content is the key to success. Games like “Halo” and “Gears of War” revolutionized online multiplayer and have become the gold standard when developers look to create their own unique online experience. Expected to be released May 10, 2011, “Brink,” a first-person shooter developed by Splash Damage […]

Dude, where’s my bike?

The majority of car trips taken by Americans are less than two miles. A two mile bike ride is about the distance from Southern Oregon University’s Ashland campus to the plaza downtown. There is even a specific bike path provided from SOU to Lithia Park. This being said, bicycles are healthy for you, for your […]

Maceo Parker brings his “2 percent jazz, 98 percent funky stuff” to the Ashland Armory

Maceo Parker brings his “2 percent jazz, 98 percent funky stuff” to the Ashland Armory

Maceo Parker, known as a legendary innovator in jazz and funk, will bring his show to the Historic Ashland Armory on Tuesday, April 26. Parker has played with powerhouses such as James Brown, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Ray Charles, and even the Red Hot Chili Peppers and De La Soul. His […]

“The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T” is Seussian magic

“The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T” is Seussian magic

Certainly, most of us are familiar with the wonderfully creative Dr. Seuss. Most of us probably grew up reading his books and, not surprisingly, some of us probably still do. What fun it is to twist one’s tongue over and through his wacky words. The characters he created are uncanny and are as brightly colored […]