Entertainment

China reacts to app ban

HONG KONG, China (NBC) – President Trump’s announcement to ban dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat sent ripples through Asian stock markets Friday. The stock markets in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Japan saw a drop. WeChat owner …

Britt Festival Orchestra goes virtual

The Britt Festival Orchestra is going online this July and August. On its Facebook page, you will eb able to hear five different recordings of past performances, with photos and music to follow along with visually. Before each of the recordings, there …

Fair food frenzy begins at the Expo

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Typically,  the third weekend in July marks the beginning of the Jackson County Fair. With COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 carnival was canceled and the livestock auctions were moved to online platforms. However this week, Oregonians can still get …

Hugh Downs dead at 99

(NBC News) – Hugh Downs, a radio and television institution for more than 60 years, has died at the age of 99. His family released a statement which said Downs passed away Wednesday at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Downs’ career in …

OSF releases two 2020 plays for streaming online

ASHLAND, Ore.– The Oregon Shakespeare Festival may be closed this season but that won’t stop the Ashland company from bringing performances to your home. Like many seasonal businesses, the shutdown from COVID-19 this summer has caused a financial headache. OSF is no …

OSF launches new streaming service

ASHLAND, Ore. – With the cancellation of in-person live performances this year, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is trying something new. OSF said the decision to cancel came on the heels of Governor Kate Brown’s announcement where she stated large gatherings, including live …

Comedy legend Carl Reiner dies at age 98

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (CNN) – Carl Reiner did it all. He was a legendary stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer and singer who graced the silver screen for decades. Monday night, he passed away at his home in Beverly Hills. His son, …