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Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist George Dohrmann pulls back the curtain on the extraordinary inner lives of America's most obsessive sports fans in his newest book, "Superfans: Into the Heart of Obsessive Sports Fandom." He'll discuss his book at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

The Young Dubliners

Before leaving for a 10-day tour of Ireland in late March, Los Angeles band The Young Dubs take a spin around the country with a stop in Ashland. The band's sound is called Celtic rock for its fusion of traditional Irish instruments and modern rock. It's newest is "Nine," is The Young Dubs' first independently released album. The show is set for 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Brickroom Gathering House, 35 N. Main St. Cover is $10.

Bob Haworth and John Hollis

The guitar and vocal duo will present "Tales and Tunes from the Folk Music Era" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Eagle Point Grange, 5 S. Shasta Ave. Singer and songwriter Haworth was a member of folk group The Brothers Four for five years, and a member of The Kingston Trio for 20 years. Singer and guitarist Hollis is a regular performer at Callahan's Lodge near Mount Ashland. Haworth and Hollis will trace folk music from Woody Guthrie through Peter, Paul and Mary and others. The audience is invited to sing along. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or eaglepointgrange.bpt.me or by calling 541-826-9873. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Wood Brothers

Folk trio The Wood Brothers perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Their newest albums, "Paradise" and "Live at the Barn," were released in 2015 and 2017, respectively, on independent label Honey Jar Records. Husband and wife duo The Mastersons open the show. Tickets are $35, $15 for students, and can be purchased by calling 541-552-6348.

'The Diary of Anne Frank'

During World War II, 13-year-old Anne Frank, her parents and her sister hide from the horrors of the Nazi regime. When her father, Otto Frank, is finally released in 1945 from Auschwitz, the only member of the family to survive the concentration camp, he finds his daughter's diary — the genesis of her story. The show previews Thursday, March 1, opens Friday, March 2, and runs through March 25 at Collaborative Theatre Project, 555 Medford Center, Medford. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Preview tickets are $15. All others are $18 to $25. See ctporegon.org or call 541-779-1055 for tickets.




'Anne Frank'
The Young Dubliners