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I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road, 10/5 — 11/6/11 at the Camelot


“I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road” Book and lyrics by Gretchen Cryer and music by Nancy Ford at the Camelot Theatre October 5 – November 6
When a 40-year-old song writer wants to make a comeback, the conflict is between what she wants and what her manager wants. She’s eager to include feminist material in her act; he wants her to go back to the syrupy sweet, non-controversial formula that made her so successful: a real woman vs. a Barbie Doll.
“Clearly the most imaginative and melodic score heard in New York all season.” – Soho Weekly News
“Brash, funny, very agreeable…it touches a special emotional chord for all times.” – New York Post
For more information: Camelot Theater

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September 6th, 2011

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Impromptu Music at the Schnieder Museum — Fridays


Impromptu gigs of improvised music and soundscapes continue at the Schneider Museum on the SOU campus on four upcoming Fridays:
June 17 & 24, 2011 and July 1 & 8 2011 from noon to 1 p.m.

Various friends will join Todd Barton as their schedules allows — he will most likely not know who will be performing with him until that very day and time! So… even the “ensemble” will be impromptu and improvised.

Feel free to drop by and stay or just wander around through the museum for a bit. A great new show opens this week featuring the works of Morris Graves et al. http://www.sou.edu/sma/

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June 14th, 2011

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Songs of Shakespeare by So. Oregon Repertory Singers, July 11


Songs of Shakespeare”
Monday, July 11, 2011 – 8:00pm
Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Elizabethan Stage, Ashland, OR
FREE pre-concert lecture at 7:00 pm
The Southern Oregon Repertory Singers are delighted to present their ninth annual concert of readings and songs of Shakespeare. The concert will be held on the stage of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Elizabethan Theatre. Joining the singers will be actors from the OSF company, in a concert not to be missed.
Featured will be two world premieres: one by SORS Composer-in-Residence Craig Kingsbury, and one by SORS own Jodi French. Other highlights include works by John Rutter, William Mathias, Allan Bevan, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, and others who celebrate the glory of the word as written by the Bard of Avon.
Hear for yourself why Richard Moeschl, formerly of the Mail Tribune, says “Mark the Music” and described this concert as “ethereal vocalizing” and a “feast for the ears.” Come and be delighted!

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June 12th, 2011

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Whisky Creek Hike on the Wild Rogue (June 18, 11)


Klamath-Siskiyou Wildland Center hosts a hike in the Wild and Scenic Rogue River Gorge to Whisky Creek. Moderate-difficult, 7 miles with steep and narrow sections of trail. Carpool leaves Evo’s Coffee in Ashland at 10am and meets at Graves Creek Boat Ramp at 11:30am.
Lesley Adams Contact Phone 541 488 5789

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June 1st, 2011

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Ashland Fly Shop: Equipment Swap — May 28th


The Fly Shop will be having their annual Gear Swap & Sale this Saturday & (if there is anything left!) Sunday, May the 28th & 29th at the shop! This is an excellent opportunity to get into some great used gear at great prices! Event begins at 10 am when we open the doors and as in previous years we will have goodies & coffee on hand. I’ve got quite a few rods to put out from Sage, Redington & more as well as reels from top manufacturers. Gear bags, fly lines – spey & single hand.

We will also be having a huge Fly Sale with many pattens going for $.50! This has become a clearinghouse for the shop so expect to see some demo equipment in there as well!
Also: If you are interested in having some of your used equipment for sale in the swap there is still time!

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May 23rd, 2011

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Sweeney Todd, 6/22/11 thru 7/24/11 at the Camelot


Sweeney Todd, June 22 – July 24, 2011 at the Camelot Theatre in Talent.
Book by Hugh Wheeler, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Based on a version of Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond
This rare musical thriller is a suspenseful and heart pounding masterpiece of murderous barbarism and culinary crime. Sweeney Todd is the infamous take of an unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. As the barber’s thirst for blood expands to include his unfortunate customers, the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs has Londoners lining up in droves for a taste of her mysterious new meat pie recipe! Sophisticated and macabre, Sweeney Todd mixes intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor. You’ll be laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.

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May 23rd, 2011

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OR Dept Fish & Wildlife Fishing Report


Weekend fishing opportunities:

  • rainbow trout
    Diamond Lake Rainbow Trout
    – Oregon Fish and Wildlife–

    Many area lakes, ponds and reservoirs have been stocked multiple times and fishing has been good.

  • Got a hankering for big trout? Check out Applegate Reservoir and Saunders and Tenmile lakes.
  • Striped Bass have been biting on the Couquille, Smith and main stem Umpqua rivers.
  • The spring Chinook continues to be fair to good on the Rogue River, and some Chinook are still being caught on the main stem Umpqua.
  • ODFW will host an adult fly fishing workshop at LaVerne Park on the Coquille River on Saturday, June 11.

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May 17th, 2011

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Schneider Museum Events — May ’11


Thursday, May 19 at 7PM: Emergent Forms Poetry Reading
Friday, May 20 at Noon, Impromptu, Todd Barton and Friends Concert

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May 17th, 2011

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The Marvelous Wonderettes at Oregon Cabaret Theatre, 6/15 thru 8/11


A cavalcade of mid-century girl-group pop music. In Act One Cindy Lou, Betty Jean, Missy and Suzy are thrilled to be performing at their 1958 Senior Prom (Mr. Sandman, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Stupid Cupid, Mr. Lee). Act Two takes place at their 10 year reunion in 1968. The girls have changed and so has the music! Songs like: Heatwave, You Don’t Own Me, Leader of the Pack, It’s My Party, Respect. This delightful, music-filled show by Roger Bean (Route 66, Honky Tonk Laundry) recently had a successful off-Broadway run.
“An irresistible musical” – NY Times
“The fun never stops! Hilariously inventive and highly entertaining.” – Associated Press
June 17 – August 28
Previews June 15 & 16
Performances Wednesday-Monday @ 8:00
Sunday Brunch matinees @ 1:00
For more information go to: Oregon Cabaret Theatre

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May 15th, 2011

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Siskiyou Field Institute: Geobotany of the Siskiyou Mountains (June 4, 11)


The first ecologist to closely study the Siskiyous said that they were “…as dramatic an expression of relations of natural communities to geological formations as is to be found anywhere in the world.” This class will explore the surrounding landscape from both a geological and a botanical perspective, as we learn how plants in the region have adapted to four distinctly different habitats – from the valley floor to Bigelow Lakes.
Date: June 4th, 2011
Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR
Instructor: John Roth, MS
Tuition: $50
Naturalist Certificate, kids aged 8+
Click here to sign up for this class.


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May 5th, 2011

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