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Posted Nov 26, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Ashland vocalist Shae Johnson teamed with Narada Michael Walden at his San Rafael, Calif., recording studio to put together an album of songs that can stand next to hits by Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Grace Slick and others who've collaborated with the award-winning producer, drummer and songwriter.

Posted Nov 26, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Guitarist and songwriter Jeff Kloetzel’s new CD of original folk and pop is a well-orchestrated 12-song set. “Long Time Coming” has been years in the making. It was 1998 when he released his first and last CD. It took him 21...

Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 6:42 PM

The thread that runs through Jack Hopfinger’s musical life moves in a circular pattern. While growing up in California's San Fernando Valley he met a guitar instructor named Derol Caraco, who ended up becoming a good friend. This experience...

Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 9:45 AM

I drive my daughter Jackie to school in the morning and, because I’m a swell dad, I let her select the radio station. Occasionally, she’ll throw me a bone and put on one of “my stations” — she can sometimes find...

Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 8:53 AM

I’m having so much fun getting reacquainted with my music collection. I never dreamed that setting up my iPod Classic would be so much fun.I bought my iPod Classic during the summer, but I’m still nowhere near done...

Updated Nov 19, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Put on those dancing boots and grab someone cute because the Caleb Klauder Country Band is coming to Ashland. The celebrated Portland-based band is known for honky-tonk music inspired by old-time country and bluegrass, but with a distinctly...

Posted Nov 13, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Founded in 1988, the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing talented, young musicians with opportunities to learn classical music and perform its challenging repertoire, under the leadership of...

Updated Nov 13, 2014 at 11:15 AM

By David T. FarrMore Content NowThe 2014 Country Music Awards — what a disappointment. I’m sorry if you’re a country music fan, but the entire telecast was a joke. And it certainly wasn’t a country...

Posted Nov 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM

“Slack-key guitar music — indigenous to Hawaii — has been around longer than the blues, and Makana is considered its greatest living player," according to Esqure Magazine.

Posted Nov 12, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Folk and choral traditions from around the world sung in various languages do more than challenge most vocalists — they also offer looks at particular cultural times and resonate with experiences.

Updated Nov 8, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Shades of Johann Sebastian Bach seemed to be in the air at the Rogue Valley Symphony's concert Saturday night at the Craterian Theater at the Collier Center...

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