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Best Bets: Five picks for this weekend

Rogue Valley Chorale

The Rogue Valley Chorale will present a concert, “Ethereal Moments,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The concert features the world premiere of “Origin of the Songs,” written by renowned film and television composer Joseph Julian Gonzalez. The music is based on the ancient Aztec poems that speaks of the Flower World, a mystical place of immense spiritual awareness that honors nature’s beauty. Composer Gonzalez will present a pre-concert talk about “Origin of the Songs” and his inspiration for the composition one hour before each concert. Tickets are $10 and $20, $5 for students and children, and can be purchased online at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.

Lithia Artisans Market

Over 40 artisans display and sell handcrafted items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through October along Calle Guanajuato, the pedestrian walkway behind the downtown plaza that runs next to Ashland Creek in Ashland. Call 541-301-9811 or see lithiaartisansmarket.com.

Stephen Marley

Songwriter and producer Stephen “Ragga” Marley, son of Bob and Rita Marley, and eight-time Grammy winner, will perform Saturday, March 23, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Marley will play a variety of acoustic Bob Marley songs, originals and selections from his newly released album “One Take: Acoustic Jams.” Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 the day of the show and can be purchased at Magic Man or Immortal Spirits in Medford, Music Coop in Ashland, Listen Here Records in Grants Pass or at liveatthearmory.com. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Jeff Kloetzel

Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is $7. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

‘Cambodian Rock Band’

This epic play/rock concert thrusts us into the life of a young woman trying to piece together her family history 30 years after her father fled Cambodia. Featuring actor/musicians, playwright Lauren Yee brings to life the Cambodian rock scene of the ’60s and ’70s, a movement cut short by the Khmer Rogue’s brutal attempt to erase the music — and musicians — once and for all. Chay Yew directs. The show runs through Oct. 27, in the Thomas Theater of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Showtimes, ticket prices and information available at osfashland.org or at 800-219-8161.

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival. 2019. Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee. Directed by Chey Yew. Music Director Arranger: Matt MacNelly. Scenic Designer: Takeshi Kata. Costume Designer: Sara Ryung Clement. Lighting Designer: David Weiner. Sound Designer: Mikhail Fiksel. Dramaturg: Amrita Ramanan. Arranger: Jane Lui. Voice and Text Director: Rebecca Clark Carey. Associate Scenic Designer: Se Hyun Oh. Associate Lighting Designer: Phil Kong. Fight Director: U. Jonathan Toppo. Production Stage Manager: Gwen Turos. Production Assistant: Quy Ton. Photographer: Jenny Graham.
2018-Location Group portrait of Rogue Valley Chorale at Craterian Collier Center for the Performing Arts