Mistress of the Mix: Quinn Cooper’s Final Bow

Until last Thursday, I didn’t know what it felt like to experience my own heartache while reading a news story over the air. I’ve shared bad news of tragedy and loss, death and horror, but nothing that touched me so… Continue Reading


High-Gloss Shakespeare Meets Mozart in Ashland

“Twelfth Night” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). Director Darko Tresnjak, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival neophyte, comes to the festival with a long list of credits from other top theaters, including several opera companies. His operatic pedigree shows in this crowd-pleasing,… Continue Reading


Exotic Beasts, Foreign Lands: Adventures of ‘Two Guys in a Minivan’

A vacation, by definition, should be a reprieve from the everyday, a time to refresh, recharge and have an adventure. It can be a time to repair loosened human connections, put the world back into perspective or recover gratitude for… Continue Reading