Pirronne Yousefzadeh and the Importance of Community and Inclusion in OSF’s “It’s Christmas, Carol”

Brent Hinkley, John Tufts, Safiya Fredericks, Mark Bedard. Image Credit Jenny Graham, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Before winter break, I had the absolute pleasure of seeing one of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s newest shows (and first holiday-themed show), “It’s Christmas, Carol!”.…

The Taste of Home: Welcoming Osteria La Briccola to Ashland

On the second floor of a creek-front building in Ashland’s Downtown Plaza lies Osteria La Briccola, a warm and welcoming authentic Italian restaurant that opened in early June 2021. The moment I walked into the modest but intimate space, I…

Aurelian Blue and Ashland’s DIY Music Scene

Image Credit Aurelian Blue Instagram Live music is back in Ashland! Actually, it has been for a little over 2 weeks.  Just after 7:30 pm Friday, October 22nd Aurelian Blue, an up and coming Ashland band, opened their home on…

Photo Credit Mekenzie Brock

Raider Football Crushes Ranked Eastern Oregon in 24-3 Win

Southern Oregon University Athletics October starts with a smashing 24-3 win over Eastern Oregon. The SOU Raider Football competed against state rival, Eastern Oregon (ranked 18th in the NAIA Top 25) this past Saturday at Raider Stadium for a win…

Ashland’s Resident Band, Slow Corpse, Release Their Second Album, “Bite Your Tongue”

Photo ©Slow Corpse If anyone embodies the energy and soul given off by indie-rock band Slow Corpse, it would be a woodworking handyman and pot loving guitar shredder. The group was created in the finest basements of Ashland, Oregon by…

Ashland Memes: The Story Behind its Suspension and Re-Creation

Photo Courtesy of Ashland Memes With a little over a year on Instagram, Ashland Memes has gained a large following of more than 7,000 followers, including some larger local businesses. However, their recent activity caused the suspension of their original…