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Stars and Stripes Came Together For the 2nd Annual Karaoke Sing-Off at the Ross Ragland

Local community members shined under the lights of the Ragland stage Thursday, Jan 9th and Friday, January 10th at the 2nd annual “Karaoke Sing-Off”. The fundraiser presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Ross Ragland Theater benefits the theaters’ youth programs, as well as VFW members was a break out success last year. It made perfect sense to do it again!

The fabulous two-night event included 36 contestants performing a song night in front of three local judges Rod Kucera from Mia’s and Pia’s, Troy Santillie from EagleRidge High School, Nathalie Reid from Holliday Jewelry and a live audience. Patrons attending the event were able to vote for their favorites both nights and the winners were awarded on the 2nd night. Out of the 36 contestants, 6 received over $1,000.00 total in cash and prizes.


  • 1 Aime Contla
  • 2 Yong Tak
  • 3 Cynthia Melville
  • 4 Elizabeth Fitzgerald
  • 5 Cassie Phillips
  • *People’s Choice: Allie West

“The Karaoke Sing-Off is a really fun way to get involved with our community,” said Director of Development and Marketing, Terra Russo. “Not to mention a great way to scout for local talent! All of the contestants did a fabulous job.”

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of our contestants and sponsors who helped make this event a success! The VFW and the Ross Ragland look forward to doing this again next year.

The Ross Ragland Theater strives to provide high quality performing arts to the Klamath Basin and beyond. For more information and details regarding upcoming shows, please visit www.rrtheater.org or check out the

Upcoming Events for January & February, 2020:

Teen Theater Performance: The Princess and the Pirates

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 6:00pm (Evening show for Public)
Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 2:00 pm (Matinee for Public)

This is a great opportunity for High School teens to Audition and get experience in performing for a large audience. We found 15 students from the Basin for this year’s show. This play will be performed by 15 Local Teens for the Klamath Basin elementary students, Seniors in the Basin and performance for the public. We have found a very fun & familiar play that the students will be able to interact with the characters on stage.

Directing this play is one of our own Youth StARTS Artist and After School Instructors- Amber Burger. “Margaret would rather play video games than do her homework, so her Poppa tells her the story of Princess Margaret, whose family is kidnapped by pirates. The only way for her to save them is to use the Pythagorean Theorem to help the mermaids find the pirate ship, but did she pay enough attention when her tutor, Professor Archimedes, was trying to teach it to her? The Princess and the Pirates is a comic homage to the classic movie, The Princess Bride, but with a purpose: to remind children that there are real-life applications for math.”

Please welcome and support these teens by coming to their performance on Friday, January 17th at 6:00 pm or Saturday, January 18th @ 2:00 pm!
TICKETS: Free Event – Donations accepted at the Door

RBS: Ragland BIG Screen premiere of “Biggest Little Farm” Family Movie Night!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 6:00 pm
A couple is followed through their successes and failures as they work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. Over the years, the desolate they purchase begins to thrive and it’s transformed.
TICKETS: $5/$7/$9

Timberline Express Big Band

Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Formed in 2016, the Timberline Express Big Band is comprised of some of the most exceptional jazz musicians of the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon. The group seeks to produce music that respects the history and tradition of the big band genre, and also seeks to move it down the tracks to heightened conceptual realms, all within the highest standard of musical performance.

Queen Nation- Queen Tribute Band

Saturday, February 1st at 7:30 pm
Come out and enjoy an evening that is sure to bring you back to the golden age of a vintage Queen concert led by the all-time great rock performer Freddie Mercury, who was arguably rock’s most powerful front man of one of the most iconic rock groups in Rock n Roll history. It’s hard to match the entertainment value power Queen had in the rock concert world, however, Queen Nation comes very close.

Queen Nation is a visual and musical tribute band show to Queen. It was formed in 2004 by David Hewitt of DMHE Music & Productions Agency. The band features members: Gregory Finsley on vocals and keyboards as Freddie Mercury, Mike McManus on guitar as Brian May, Pete Burke on drums as Roger Taylor, and Parker Combs on bass as John Deacon. Queen Nation’s goal is to carry Queen’s musical torch, exposing the music to new and old fans by paying homage to the legendary rock band. In 2013, Queen Nation was recognized as “The World’s Greatest Queen Tribute” by Mark Cuban, Ryan Seacrest, and AXS-TV. Queen Nation was even featured in a 1-hour live national broadcast from Hollywood to millions of viewers.
TICKETS: $49 / $38 / $27

The League of Women Voters of Klamath County Presents “Your Voice. Your Vote.”

Sunday, February 9 at 2:00 pm
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the great fight to win the vote for women! Sunday, February 9th at 2:00pm
Enjoy fabulous guest speakers Director of KCC Roberto Gutierrez, Mayor Carol Westfall, Commissioner Kelley Minty-Morris, and Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce Heather Tramp, two short films, and refreshments.
This event is non-partisan, everyone is welcome and centers on the 100th anniversary of the great fight to win the vote for women. Learn how YOU, your FRIENDS and FAMILY can get involved!
$10.00 Requested Donation at the Door

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm
The only Chinese acrobat company to perform not one but two, 5 week runs on Broadway at the New Victory Theatre to rave reviews and are an established favorite family show with outstanding production values! The Golden Dragon Acrobats earned New York Drama Desk Award nominations (Angela Chang for Best Choreography and Danny Chang for Most Unique Theatrical Experience) following their 2005 historic NYC debut.

Featuring a 30 member company from Mainland China that mixes traditional Chinese acrobatics with modern cirque elements, they also bring spectacular new sets and lighting design, by award-winning Broadway designer, Tony Tucci. The Golden Dragon Acrobats do a fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented new show!
TICKETS: $34/ $28/ $23

18th Annual Red Tie Romp

Saturday, February 22nd at 5:00 pm
Join us in an evening of celebration and entertainment as we raise awareness and our bidder numbers in support of the Ragland Art’s Education and Outreach Programs. Enjoy delicious bites from Mia’s and Pia’s, specialty cocktails, dinner provided by Encore Catering (Captain Jack’s Stronghold) and LIVE and silent auctions! All proceeds directly fund the Ragland’s seven revered education programs – offering more than 20,000 individual opportunities for Arts education to all students in the Basin, K-12 each year.

To purchase TICKETS: ~ Call our Box Office at 884-LIVE T-F 12-5
Purchase Single Seats or a Table of 8.
Table of 8 – price $600 until Jan 31 (will go up to $700 Feb.1)
General Admission $85 per person until Jan 31 (will go up to $100 Feb. 1)
For further details call 541-884-0651 EXT: 123 or go to www.rrtheater.org

From the World Famous Carter-Cash Family: Carlene Carter (Country)

Wednesday, February 26th at 7:30pm
As the daughter of June Carter Cash and country star Carl Smith, and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, Carlene is the physical embodiment of the Carter Family in the 21st century and she has been releasing music for almost four decades. Her most recent album release was Carter Girl, a Don Was-produced collection of Carter Family songs and originals, inspired by her family. Carlene spent the better part of the last few years on he road with John Mellencamp on his Plain Spoken tour, both as a support act and joining him on stage nightly to perform duets. She also played a role in the touring production of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, the southern gothic musical play written by Stephen King and Mellencamp. Upcoming is the release of Sad Clowns and Hillbillies, the 2017 album by John Mellencamp featuring Carlene Carter and includes newly penned songs by Carlene. Carlene started her career singing with The Carter Family at 17. With the 1978 release of her self-titled debut album, she established herself on the edgier end of the country music spectrum, having recorded it in England with Graham Parker’s band The Rumour. When Maybelle Carter died later that fall, Chet Flippo wrote in Rolling Stone that she “lived to see her granddaughter Carlene merge Nashville with contemporary rock and roll.”
TICKETS: $49/ $38/ $27

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