Geoff Ridden http://ijpr.org en All The World’s A Stage: Theatrical Wealth in The Rogue Valley http://ijpr.org/post/all-world-s-stage-theatrical-wealth-rogue-valley <p>The thought of reviewing the range of non-professional theatre in the Rogue Valley, and pondering the question of what community theatre might be, has always intrigued me. Bear with me as I explore the rich history and bright future of community theatre, nestled right here amidst the peaks and valleys of the Siskiyou mountains.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:18:39 +0000 Geoff Ridden 9998 at http://ijpr.org All The World’s A Stage: Theatrical Wealth in The Rogue Valley Recordings & Recorders http://ijpr.org/post/recordings-recorders <table align="left" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><p></p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 22:09:03 +0000 Geoff Ridden 7161 at http://ijpr.org Recordings & Recorders Best Albums Of 2013 http://ijpr.org/post/best-albums-2013 <p>JPR music hosts take a stab identifying standout recordings of 2013.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Don Matthews |&nbsp;</span></strong><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Classical Music Director &amp; Host <em>First Concert</em></strong></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:39:00 +0000 Don Matthews, Eric Teel, Maria Kelly, Paul Gerardi & Geoff Ridden 3783 at http://ijpr.org Best Albums Of 2013 A Sharp Divide http://ijpr.org/post/sharp-divide <p>You may find this hard to believe, but I did actually study music in my youth. It was the principal focus of my academic work until I was in my late teens, and I played first violin in the school orchestra. So significant was music in my life at that time that, when I set off for university, my parents believed that I was training to be a music teacher. &nbsp;I wasn't. &nbsp;I went to read English, and I have never played in an orchestra or lifted a violin in anger since.</p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Geoff Ridden 165 at http://ijpr.org