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The News-Review - Currents - 2-9-2012

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URRENTS 
The News-Review’s guide to arts, entertainment and television 
FEBRUARY 10-16, 2012 
INSIDE:What’s Happening/3 Calendar/5 Film Review/10 GRAMMYS/12 TV/15
URRENTS 
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L
iving in families, thoughtraditional and almostuniversal on this evolvingplanet, is experiencing anunplanned but effective attack,according to a new book.Author Eric Klinenberg, pro-fessor of sociology at New YorkUniversity, sees lessons to belearned. He sums them up in hissubtitle: “The ExtraordinaryRise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone.”What good is living alone?Isolate yourself from all yourfriends? No wife? No husband?No mother? And all that laundryto do? Babies? Maybe, later.Henry David Thoreau tried itin the mid-1800s, when he wasstill in his twenties. The resultwas “Walden,” a book about liv-ing alone in the woods — a highpoint in American literature.“I never found the companionso companionable as solitude,”he wrote.One of four siblings himself,he died unmarried, at 44. Biog-raphers record one proposal —rejected — to a young woman.He built his cottage withinwalking distance of his familyin Concord, Mass., and the pubshe and his friends frequented. Itwas on property of his mentor,Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of whose best known works is anessay called “Self-Reliance.”Thoreau’s mother visitedoften, bearing home-cookedmeals.In 1950, about 4 millionAmericans were living solo. Ahalf-century later, the numberhad risen to 31 million, withwomen outnumbering men 17million to 14 million — figuresthat have had little public atten-tion. Between those two datesanother book appeared that maybecome a sort of landmark:Helen Gurley Brown’s “Sexand the Single Girl.” Klinen-berg quotes her on the newyoung woman:“She is engaging because shelives by her wits. She is not aparasite, a dependent, ascrounger, a sponger or a bum.She is a giver, not a taker, awinner and not a loser.”Klinenberg also collects inter-views with older people whochoose independent livingrather than available alterna-tives as long as they can, thoughtheir stories are necessarily sad-der than those of young people.Most Americans, Europeansand rising numbers elsewhere,he argues, measure satisfactionwith life in terms of independ-ence, integrity and self-respect.“Our cultural preference forliving autonomously is a keyreason why today more than 11million elderly Americans and72 million Europeans livealone,” he writes, “and why inthe coming decades many mil-lions more will do so.”Though the short book islargely concerned with the Unit-ed States, it devotes 10 vividpages to solutions innovated inSweden. Back in the 1930ssocial planner and Nobel PeacePrize winner Alva Myrdalopened a “collective house.” Ithad 57 units for single womenand single mothers, with a com-munal kitchen, a nursery andsmall elevator service to eachunit for meal deliveries.“Solitude, once we learn howto use it, does more than restoreour personal energy,” Klinen-berg concludes, “it also sparksnew ideas about how we mightbetter live together.”
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Jazzin the Jacobyfeatured at UCC
Jazz in Jacoby, presented bythe Umpqua Community Col-lege Fine and Performing Artsdepartment, concludes with aconcert tonight.Choirs from around the statewere scheduled to visit the col-lege today and performthroughout the day.Northwest jazz musicianGeorgina Phillipson will per-form in the final concert,which is set to begin at 7:30p.m. in Jacoby Auditorium,1140 Umpqua College Road,Winchester. Phillipson is theartistic director for the Con-sonare Chorale in Portland anda graduate of Willamette Uni-versity.Tickets are $7 per person or$15 per family.Information: 541-440-4691.
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Father DaughterDance steps up
The 2012 Douglas CountyFather Daughter Dance will beheld Friday at the DouglasCounty Fairgrounds.The dance starts at 6 p.m. atthe Exhibit Building, 2110S.W. Frear St., Roseburg.Tickets are $7 in advance or$9 at the door. Daughters 18months and younger get in forfree. The dance is a nonprofitevent.Tickets can be purchased inadvance until noon on the dayof the dance at Macy’s, GoodVibrations, Ten Down Bowl-ing, Waterscapes Spas andPools and Napa Auto Parts inWinston and Sutherlin.Information: www.DCFa-therDaughterDance.com.
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The 2012 Douglas CountyFair is accepting applicationsfrom entertainers interested inperforming on the CharterStage during fair week.The 2012 Fair is scheduledfrom Aug. 7 to 11. The fair-grounds will provide the stage,sound and lights.Applicants will be acceptedfrom bands, dance groups andsolo vocalists. Forms must beturned in by the end of March.Information: 541-957-7010.
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The Confluence Beer, Wine,Seafood and Music Festival, anew event in downtown Reed-sport, seeks to present anentertainment-filled weekendon the coast.The event takes place from 4to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturdayand noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.The festival will take place at451 Winchester Ave., Reed-sport.Oregon wines, microbrews,and coastal cuisine will be atthe forefront of the event.Friday’s entertainment fea-tures live music according tothe following schedule: 4 to6:30 p.m., Shelly James Trio; 7to 10 p.m., Candy Apple Bleu.On Saturday, the schedule isnoon to 3 p.m., Soul Pie; 3:30to 6 p.m., The Vicky StevensBand; 7 to 10 p.m., Agents of Unity.Admission is $10 per personor $16 for a two-day pass.Seniors pay $9 or $14 for atwo-day pass.Information: 541-271-3977.
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About 25 downtown Rose-burg businesses will partici-pate in the Downtown Wineand Chocolate Walk tonight.The event features partici-pating downtown businesseshosting customers. Activitieswill include shopping, winetasting, chocolate and liveentertainment.The event is from 5 to 8p.m. along Jackson Street.Information: 541-672-1734.
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Sutherlin High School’sEnsemble Choir will be deliv-ering Valengrams throughoutDouglas County on Valentine’sDay.For a fee, the choir will singa song and present a recipientof the buyer’s choice with acarnation or rose and a card.Choices of songs include,“When I’m 64,” “I Feel theEarth Move,” “Eight Days aWeek,” “Crazy Little ThingCalled Love” or “Signed,Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours.”Prices are $5 for delivery toSutherlin schools, $10 for any-where in Sutherlin, $15 withina 10-mile radius of Sutherlinand $20 for Roseburg andYoncalla. Proceeds will helpfund the choir’s annual tour.Add $2 for a rose instead of acarnation or additional flower.Information: 541-459-9551,ext. 237, larry.brown@suther-lin.k12.or.us.
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