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JPR's online silent auction is underway

Jefferson Public Radio launches first virtual silent auction fundraiser

Jefferson Public Radio is inviting the Southern Oregon University community and others to participate in its first JPR Online Silent Auction, featuring a variety of getaway packages, wine bundles, one-of-a-kind items, fine dining certificates and more.

“JPR is grateful to everyone who has contributed and is participating in this new exciting venture,” said Sue Jaffe, one of the organizers for the auction. “Our ultimate goal is to raise $20,000 by Feb. 4. Thanks to the generosity and creativity of our local donors and community partners, we are offering hundreds of fun items to bid on.”

The JPR Virtual Online Auction opened Jan. 24 and runs through Feb. 4, with  almost $14,000 already raised. Supporters of SOU’s National Public Radio affiliate are encouraged to raise a glass or raise a bid, and help raise    funds to support the JPR programs they love.

More than 50 businesses and individuals – from The Websters knitting supplies to Rogue Creamery to the Mt. Ashland ski area – have donated items, services and opportunities that can be bid on in the silent, online auction. There are about a dozen prizes from wineries and breweries, and another dozen from restaurants.

Jefferson Public Radio, now one of the country’s largest regional public radio networks, began at SOU in 1969 with the station KSOR – which remains the network’s flagship. JPR is owned and operated by SOU and supported by the fundraising efforts of the JPR Foundation. It broadcasts to a potential audience of more than a million people in southern Oregon and northern California with its network of translators and stations.

JPR operates from its studios adjacent to the SOU Theater Building on the southwest edge of campus.

SOU Flamenco Pacifico

Flamenco Pacifico One World Performance Oct. 14 at SOU

JPR and the Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU will present Flamenco Pacifico at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the SOU Music Recital Hall.

The performance will offer an unforgettable journey into the fascinating world of flamenco. It will feature flamenco guitarist and composer Berto Boyd, guitarist Grant Ruiz and percussionist Terry Longshore with dance performances by Elena Villa and Melissa Cruz.

Flamenco Pacifico is a dynamic, professional performance group dedicated to bringing the art of flamenco music and dance to audiences in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The group seeks to present flamenco as a cultural event and an art form that invites creative innovation.

“The compositions take you into serene and moving musical landscapes you’ll want to visit again and again,” singer/songwriter Kathy Zavada said. “This is flamenco music at its best.”

With collective musical influences as diverse as Brazilian, jazz, Western classical and Middle Eastern, Flamenco Pacifico offers its unique version of modern flamenco with a world orientation.

The group’s most recent album, “Convivencia,” was nominated for “Best World/Global Fusion Album of 2017” by One World Music Awards.

Tickets are $25 General Admission / $5 SOU Student with valid student ID. Tickets are available online by CLICKING HERE, or at the Box Office: (541) 552-6348.

This story is reposted from Jefferson Public Radio

Southern Oregon University and JPR Foundation Reach Agreement on Shared Partnership for Future

The press kit components are available as PDFs.

JPR – JPRF Settlement Fact Sheet
JPR – JPRF Chart
Listen to the August 30 “Jefferson Exchange” with guests President Cullinan, JPR Foundation President Steve Nelson, and JPR Interim Executive Director Paul Westhelle.
JPR Listeners Guild Logo(Ashland, ORE) – Southern Oregon University (SOU) and the JPR Foundation have reached an agreement on a new organizational structure that continues their existing 14-year partnership to operate SOU’s regional public radio network, Jefferson Public Radio (JPR). Also contained in the agreement is the creation of a new entity called Jefferson Live!, which will be wholly owned by the JPR Foundation, to manage Redding’s Cascade Theatre, restore Medford’s Holly Theatre and explore the feasibility of the Foundation’s Jefferson Square project.
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