Curtain rises on new SOU radio, theater buildings Saturday

    A metal sculpture is installed in front of new JPR/Theatre building at SOU off North Mountain Drive in Ashland. Daily Tidings / Jamie Lusch

    Jefferson Public Radio (JPR) and the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University will hold a grand opening celebration and open house at the new JPR Broadcast Center and SOU Theater Building on Saturday, Nov. 10.

    The public is welcome to join in a day of celebration with tours, entertainment and complimentary refreshments featuring music from the Danielle Kelly Jazz Project and Paul Turnipseed Trio, food by Peruvian Point Food Truck, Rogue Creamery and Ashland Food Co-op and wine donated by Troon Vineyard, Weisinger Family Winery, Kriselle Cellars and Simple Machine.

    A dedication ceremony is set for 11-11:30 p.m. and open house from 11:30 to 3 p.m., with theater tours until 2 p.m. and JPR broadcast center tours until 3 p.m.

    Contact JPR at or call 541-552-6301 for more information.

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