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Updated Jan 23, 2016 at 11:12 AM

“Hotel California” always makes me want to drink. I think it’s something about the way the song sprawls languidly for more than six minutes with very little textural change, save the chorus. Even the bridge simply puts a guitar solo on top of the song's winding brook. The lyrics are sometimes excellent, sometimes impenetrable — what does “Tiffany-twisted” mean? Honestly, I don’t care for the song. And yet, this is one of the all-time...

Updated Jan 17, 2016 at 7:50 PM

The folk duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel have long been icons of the American experience. Their exquisite songwriting and lyrics are a thread running through the tapestry of popular music: soulful, refined, and conveying something new with...

Updated Jan 14, 2016 at 5:42 PM

A-list composer Christopher Theofanidis' new music will be paired with masterworks by Beethoven and Mozart when Rogue Valley Symphony, conducted by maestro Martin Majkut, presents its series of concerts this weekend in the Rogue Valley. The...

Posted Jan 13, 2016 at 11:01 PM

With Paul Simon's poetic rock lyrics and Art Garfunkel's intuitive vocals, folk duo Simon & Garfunkel created a catchy, crystalline sound that resonated with '60s and '70s audiences. By Jan. 1, 1966, the duo's swan song, "Sounds of...

Updated Jan 13, 2016 at 8:52 PM

Jenifer Carstensen swayed with the music as she waved her arms to and fro in time, directing some 70 Ashland Middle School students through the peaks and valleys of the sheet music which sat before them. The band’s 55-minute practice...

Updated Dec 31, 2015 at 11:51 AM

Country, roots, blues, rockabilly, soul, R&B — studies have shown they can add years to your life. Or maybe it was just me who said that. Either way, these 10 albums from the past year are more than worth tracking down if you’re...

Updated Dec 31, 2015 at 11:48 AM

After running down the best 2015 albums from classic rockers and taking a look at the rock/pop and country/roots records you don’t want to miss from the past year, you’d think there would...

Posted Dec 30, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Be ready to shake your boo-tay when the Dirty Dozen Brass Band rings in the New Year — New Orleans style — at the Historic Ashland Armory. This adults-only party — promising horn-driven R&B, dancing, games, a...

Posted Dec 30, 2015 at 11:01 PM

New Year's Eve celebrations of all sorts — and for young and old — promise good times to ring in 2016. 1. New Year's Eve Community Dance Party This is an annual favorite. Jerry Attrick & The Pacemakers will play a...

Updated Dec 27, 2015 at 9:26 AM

Donna Briggs has been the president and CEO of the Britt Festival for five years. With her education in Communications and Organizational Development, Briggs heads 13 full-time employees in an organization which (during the season) goes up to...

Posted Dec 10, 2015 at 12:03 PM

"All I Want for Christmas Is You" also has the distinction of being the rare original song to become a holiday classic in recent decades.

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