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Jefferson Exchange | November 7, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri November 7, 2014

On Point(e): The Eugene Ballet's Boss

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There are some classic works in the ballet canon. 

And then there are the works staged by the Eugene Ballet Company

Co-founder and artistic director Toni Pimble frequently reaches outside the canon to create new works. 

Last year: Bolero.  This year: Tommy.  As in the rock opera by The Who. 

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Jefferson Exchange | September 18, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Medford's New Downtown Art and Sound Event

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Medford comes alive this weekend (September 19-20) with a brand-new event. 

The downtownART+SOUND (that's how the organizers spell it) will present music and visual arts at a number of venues around Medford. 

Those include an art display at the Holly Theatre, the first real event at the Holly in nearly three decades. 

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Jefferson Exchange | September 12, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Working Through Life's Challenges Through Art

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Can a paintbrush be a good substitute for a fist? 

In some cases, yes. 

Think about it… young people dealing with some of life's thornier problems can act out in a number of ways, including through violence. 

But when they are given a chance to express themselves through art... the story changes. 

That's the approach of the Life Track program, a project that combines Medford's LifeArt program with the counseling services of OnTrack. 

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Jefferson Exchange | September 4, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Helping Artists Overcome Obstacles

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The history of art is chock-full of stories of people who burned with creative fire and talent… and few people ever heard of them. 

Artists are not necessarily good at business or marketing. 

That's where Patricia Morrison and Delaine Due come in. 

Patricia's business is called Inner Fire, Outer Light; she helps artists finish projects and set themselves up in business. 

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Jefferson Exchange | August 1, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Fri August 1, 2014

"Godspell" And More: First Friday In The Arts

The "Godspell" cast in rehearsal.
Credit Randall Theatre

A new production of "Godspell" opening at Medford's Randall Theatre is among the highlights of this month's First Friday Arts segment on The Exchange.

The first Friday of any month has become a day to celebrate the arts around our region. 

Several communities hold First Friday art walks, and some hold similar observances on other weekend days. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 30, 2013
10:41 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Learning The Ropes In The World Of Arts

The Allen Elizabethan Theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland. OSF is part of the "World of Work" program.
Credit Oregon Shakespeare Festival

We want our students to do better in school, but budget cuts in recent years fell hard on offerings like art and music. 

And those offerings can be critical to the success of some students. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 6, 2013
11:00 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Singing, Acting, And Christmas: A Big First Friday

The Jefferson State Choral Coalition celebrates its tenth year and the season in two concerts, Saturday in Ashland.
Credit Jefferson State Choral Coalition/Facebook

There's almost TOO MUCH to see and hear in the arts in the month of December. 

But we'll try to get a good sample.

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Music, Arts & Culture
12:25 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

First Friday In The Arts For November

"Lend Me A Tenor" plays at Ashland High School in November.
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It's the first Friday of another month, time for our First Friday Arts Segment…

we run down a list of events in the performing and visual arts and invite you to add to the list, or add details to items you've heard. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 4, 2013
11:02 am
Fri October 4, 2013

First Friday In The Arts For October

Camelot Theatre (in Talent) conservatory students perform "Cinderella."
Credit Camelot Theatre

It's the first Friday of another month, time for our First Friday Arts Segment…

we run down a list of events in the performing and visual arts and invite you to add to the list, or add details to items you've heard. 

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Music, Arts & Culture
12:08 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Method To The Madness: "Divine Lunacy"

Credit David Gabriel & Peter Quince

How best to broach the subject of mental illness?

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