Scene and Heard

Cottage Theatre’s Into the Woods: A darkly delightful production

Review: Yes, it’s happily ever after, at least until reality bites. That’s also when the Cottage Theatre’s production of Into the Woods shifts from a whimsical journey through the heroes of Grimm’s fairy tales to a dark and twisted story of hopes, dreams and, most importantly, wishes.  Cue the musical’s[Read More…]

You be the judge

Mayor’s Art Show exhibits imagination, reflection SPRINGFIELD – Art is one of those subjective experiences—not everyone can agree on what makes art the best or how to scientifically, factually determine why it might resonate with one person and not another. Sometimes we examine a juried show, and we completely disagree[Read More…]

Difficult to top

COTTAGE GROVE –  David Jones and Blaze Birge, a married couple who founded the Flynn Creek Circus 20 years ago in Anderson Valley, Calif., had their own international trapeze act, but recently put that aside for something less dangerous – they throw knives at each other, and Blaze even throws[Read More…]

Thibodeaux gets yuks at Oktoberfest

COTTAGE GROVE – The German beer was flowing, people were mingling and dancing, and everybody was chuckling as Kelly Thibodeaux played “Ain’t No Crocodile” during Saturday’s annual Oktoberfest celebration co-hosted by the Axe & Fiddle and the Brewstation.  “A lot of people come up and ask, ‘Do you really have[Read More…]

Localizing Titanic history, brewmasters, historians fundraise for Grove museum

Marion Wright wore this heavy, wool coat on her voyage to marry Grove fruit farmer Arthur Woolcot. After she survived the titanic’s famous collision course, this coat was known among friends and family as “The Lucky Coat.” COTTAGE GROVE – It’s easy to wonder, rummaging through your great-grandmother’s closet, where[Read More…]



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