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Get Up & Go: May 18, 2014

'ST. MATTHEW PASSION,' which features two choirs and two orchestras, will be performed by the Southern Oregon Repertory Singers at 3 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Paul French will direct. Featured voices include soprano Julianne Baird, tenors Christopher Cock and Brian Thorsett, baritones Christopher Nomura and Nathaniel Watson and mezzo soprano Tracy Watson. Tickets cost $32, $35 or $39 and can be purchased online at www.repsingers.org or by calling 541-552-0900.


A READING OF '8,' a play by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black based on transcripts from Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the lawsuit that successfully overturned California's Proposition 8, will be read at 8 tonight, at Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Admission is $10. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Call 541-535-5250 or buy tickets online at www.CamelotTheatre.org. The reading will offer audience members a chance to hear both sides of the argument and discuss the issues in a post-performance talk-back with the cast.


AMERICAN JAZZ flugelhornist, composer and recording artist Dmitri Matheny is known for his lyrical style and warm tone. He'll be joined by guitarist Ed Dunsavage, drummer Chicken Hirsch and upright bassist Joe Cohoon for a musical tribute to jazz icons Art Farmer and Jim Hall at 7 p.m. at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Tickets cost $25, $10 for students, and can be purchased online at www.siskiyoumusicproject.com or by calling 541-488-3869.

AUTHOR EVENT: Writers Dolores de Leon and Addie Greene will read from their work at 7 p.m. at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Light refreshments will be served. Call 541-774-8679.


LEARN TO PAINT with acrylics when artist Steven La Rose gives a demonstration at the Southern Oregon Society of Artists meeting at 7 p.m. at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The event is free. Call 541-450-7092.


FOR POETRY LOVERS, Poets Joan Peterson and Susan Clayton-Goldner will discuss their latest collections at 7 p.m. at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. The event is free. Call 541-488-0029.