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Cohn finds 'balance' and advocacy in new album, tour

COTTAGE GROVE – Listen to the song "Yellow Rose" by Jill Cohn and you'll get to hear an excellent sampling of her dynamic work. Listen to that song's backstory – Cohn met a down-on-their-luck...

 

Cohn enjoying 'new life' on latest tour

COTTAGE GROVE – Jill Cohn couldn't be happier about the way her new CD came out. "Balanced on the Rail," which was released less than a year ago, was produced by Malcolm Burn, whose long list of...

 

Scene & Heard - Building Chops

CRESWELL – Times were tough for Hannah Cooper when she first moved to Oregon. It was shortly after the financial collapse of 2008 and she needed a job. But nobody was hiring. "I was crashing with...

 

Revel in showmanship - Hannah Cooper at BVB Friday

CRESWELL – Hannah Cooper was in her early 20s and taking a break from her music career when she decided to take a cross-country trip. On her bicycle. "I had always wanted to do something like that," said Cooper, who will play at the Blue Valley...

 

Fru Skagerrak

Most of us rarely take the time to sample the tasty cornucopia of sounds and rhythms from around the world. We’re really missing out, too. Haven’t you stumbled upon some kind of international music — maybe a Celtic festival or an African music...

 

Nashville's loss is Lane County's gain

COTTAGE GROVE – There’s no denying that Brian James is one passionate dude. It’s etched across his face during every song he performs, and it shines through with his brand of music, which is mostly old-style blues and soul with a new twist....

 

String Cheese Weekend has a 'Ripple' effect

EUGENE - The music world had said goodbye to Robert Hunter less than a week earlier. So it wasn't a matter of if - but when - The String Cheese Incident would pay homage to the legendary Grateful...

 

McQuaid's music has 'shades of multiple meanings'

It was quite the happy accident that internationally acclaimed musician Sarah McQuaid chose Sept. 20 – the worldwide day of protest against climate change – to make her first appearance in Cottage...

 

Costly mistakes led to a bucket-list trip

Did you ever wish you had the chance to compete against a clock, dodging everyone and everything in your way as you make a mad dash in an effort to make it somewhere important on time. Such a scenario came up recently. It was exhilarating. It was gru...

 
 By Ron Hartman    News    September 12, 2019

Cut tree strikes, kills Creswell man

CRESWELL – Don't expect a resolution anytime soon in the case involving Mike Coop, a 59-year-old Creswell man who was killed by a falling tree as he passed by a logging site on Hamm Road Sept. 3....

 

'in a landscape'

DORENA - There's no shortage of gold in Oregon's lush rolling hills, its vibrant, cascading waterways and breathtaking rock formations. Gold, as in, golden tales about the state's rich history, its...

 

Brooks Robertson: finger-pickin' 'like the house is on fire'

By Ron Hartman Entertainment Editor rooks Robertson has a name that would be easy to confuse with Brooks Robinson, the legendary third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles a half-century ago. There's no...

 

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