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May 23, 2024

Music

Curtain Call

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! An ABBA fix

“Spotlight on ABBA” is playing at Camelot through Sunday, May 26. At matinee and evening concerts, four talented Rogue Valley singers perform the Swedish group’s popular songs — timeless music that transcends generations and cultures.

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Events

Rogue Valley Symphony going big for Majkut’s 15th season

It’s Music Director Martin Majkut’s 15th year with the Rogue Valley Symphony and he’s pulling out all the stops for a transcendent 2024-25 season. There will be two Grammy Award winners, epic works and an encore holiday concert at Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Angus Bowmer Theatre that promises a unique and spirited twist.

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Ashland School District

Axe and it shall be given: Ashland schools receive 90 new guitars

In March, the Ashland Schools Foundation reached out to a national nonprofit organization, Free Guitars 4 Kids, which responded quickly. Within a little over a week, 85 of the guitars were taken home by the students. Electric guitars even came with their own amps and other accessories.

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Events

Repertory Singers announce 2024-25 concerts

Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, in preparation for their last concert of the current season this May, recently announced the details of their 2024-25 series at a reveal party for donors. The Rep Singers will perform four concerts in the 2024-25 season, with new starting times for some of the programs.

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Events

SOU celebrates its 31st annual powwow

Community members from a variety of backgrounds will gather Saturday and Sunday for the 31st annual Southern Oregon University Powwow, widely regarded as the largest student-led event on campus. The event, hosted by the school’s Native American Student Union, is expected to draw thousands of visitors to Lithia Motors Pavilion in its second year back on campus after a COVID hiatus.

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Ashland School District

Ashland High School Theater to open spring musical ‘Matilda’

A live pit orchestra is returning to the spring musical after being on hiatus since the pandemic. Ashland High School Theater is preparing for its opening weekend of its spring musical, Roald Dahl’s “Matilda,” which opens officially on Saturday evening. A “pay-what-you-will” showing is available for the community at 7 p.m. Friday.

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OSF announces 2025 season: Variety colors “Homecoming” 90th season

Nine plays will take center stage during the 90th anniversary season of Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2025. Artistic Director Tim Bond reveled in the excitement about the lineup following the Tuesday afternoon announcement, sharing his hope that the season will be a rebirth for the nonprofit theater following a tumultuous few years.

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