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Bouncing Back, a New Book


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I want to recommend a new book “Bouncing Back” by Linda Graham, my friend and dear guest at the Chanticleer Inn!

Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being offers new tools and techniques to help us recover our innate capacities to meet life’s challenges, whether everyday disappointments or extraordinary disasters, with calm, clarity, flexibility and courage.

Bouncing Back shows readers how to harness the neuroplasticity of their own brains to strengthen the structures of the brain they need to “bounce back” and not only get through hard times but thrive in their midst.

Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

 

The neuroscience is accessible; the exercises are powerful — a worth while read for all.

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March 30th, 2013

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Benefit Screening of “42”


Movie Poster of "42"

Movie Poster of “42″

My friends Janet and Art want to get the word about the movie “42″.  So in their words here’s the scoop …

Hi Friends,     We hope you can make this event (see below).  It’s a benefit screening of the new movie “42” about Jackie Robinson at the Varsity Theater on Monday April 15th at 6pm. “42″ stars Harrison Ford as Dodger’s General Manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Jackie Robinson, played by Chadwick Boseman. The film is written and directed by Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland. There will also be a raffle of Brooklyn Dodgers memorabilia and speakers including John Cypher of Hill Street Blues and, of course, popcorn (can’t watch a movie about baseball without it!). Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 541–488-7716.  Proceeds will support Havurah Shir Hadash’s “Burn the Mortgage” capital campaign. Please come see a great film and support the Havurah all at the same time.  You Brooklyn Dodger fans especially won’t want to miss it!

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March 28th, 2013

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West Side Story at the Craterian


West Side Story

West Side Story Poster

West Side Story

This landmark musical updates the story of Romeo and Juliet to the urban jungle of 1950’s New York.

Broadway was never the same after the jolt delivered by this powerhouse show, whose stunning choreography, soaring music, and searing story of racial tension retain all their original impact. Leonard Bernstein’s matchless score features such classic songs as “Something’s Coming,” “Maria” and “Tonight.”

1 April 2013 at 7:30 PM
Presented by: Craterian Performances

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March 25th, 2013

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Music Ashland Oregon, Janis Ian 4/3/13


Eclectic Music Ashland Oregon
Janis Ian
Grammy-Award Winning Singer/Songwriter

Janis Ian plays live music Ashland Oregon. Janis was just 13 when she published her first song in Broadside Magazine. At age 14, she wrote the song that charted her life’s course, a song that Arlene Levinson of the Associated Press described as “a white teenager indicting America for its racism and hypocrisy.” “Society’s Child” rocked the nation at a time when the Supreme Court had yet to repeal the laws against interracial marriage, and when civil rights unrest was cresting. It was banned across the country by radio stations as “subversive”, a position that was later reversed when the brilliant composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein became Janis’ most vocal supporter. Read More

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March 22nd, 2013

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Southern Oregon Wine Region has four AVAs


Many guests ask me what is an AVA — American Viticultural Area.  What kinds of soils and climates Southern Oregon wine region has.  So here’s a little write up to answer those questions.

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March 19th, 2013

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Music Ashland Oregon Karen Drucker 3/23/13


Eclectic Music Ashland Oregon

Karen Drucker
Inspirational Singer/Songwriter

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Karen Drucker plays live music Ashland Oregon

Karen Drucker plays live music Ashland Oregon. Karen has recorded 11 CDs of her original inspirational music and has won numerous awards for her volunteer work for performing and producing shows for organizations in need. Karen has been called a master of communicating presence and spirituality through music. She has been a professional comedienne, lead her own band for corporate events, and has been the spokesperson for “Bread and Roses” (performing in convalescent hospitals, prisons, children’s hospitals, etc.). She started her own organization, “Artists For A Cause,” to raise awareness and funds for organizations in need by producing concerts featuring local entertainers.

She has been the music director for 3 different New Thought churches, music director for the UCRS Regional and National Conferences and co-music director for RSI’s Asilomar conference. For her musical contribution to UCRS, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate. She sings, speaks and leads workshops at women’s retreats, mind-body & health conferences and various churches around the country. She also performs music for ministers, workshop facilitators, and authors including Joan Borysenko, SARK, Alan Cohen, Mary Manin Morrissey and many others.

Presented by St Claire Productions
Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 8pm
Tickets: $20/advance, $22/door, $10/teens 12–17,
children under 12 are free with paying adult.
Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland

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March 13th, 2013

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Southern Oregon Lavender Loop


Introducing  Southern Oregon Lavender Loop!

At the Southern Oregon Visitors Association symposium last week I met a few “Lavender Ladies”.  They offered up a huge serving plate of homemade lavender shortbread dipped in chocolate.  Of course many of us had to sample; and just to make sure that what we were tasting wasn’t a fluke, go back for seconds — err o.k. thirds.

In recent years, nestled among the wineries, some lavender farms have cropped up in the Applegate Valley.  I can barely wait until the mid-summer when the lavender is blooming and the lavender farms, gardens and nurseries are open to the public.  What a lovely way space out the wine tasting, by walking through lavender fields!

July 12–14, 2013 the Southern Oregon Lavender Loop will put on a festival in Jacksonville. For more information, on the festival, please go the Oregon Lavender Destinations website. For specific information about the individual lavender farms, and a map of the Applegate go to the Southern Oregon Lavender Loop’s Facebook page. For more ideas on day trips throughout the Rogue Valley

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March 11th, 2013

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Rhythm of the Dance at the Craterian


Rhythm of the Dance, a St. Patrick’s Day bonanza!

Rhythm of the Dance Poster

Rhythm of the Dance

This richly-costumed, music and dance extravaganza centers on the Irish Celts’ 1,000-year journey through history. Combining the purity of traditional step-dancing with cutting-edge stagecraft and epic storytelling, Rhythm of the Dance has played to nearly 5 million spectators worldwide, winning ovations and rave reviews everywhere. Featuring a live band, three tenors, and 22 dancers.

17 March 2013 at 7:30 PM

Presented by: Craterian Performances

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March 10th, 2013

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Camelot Theater does “Sound of Music”


Sound of Music at Camelot Theater  Mar 13 – April 14

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Camelot Theater Does the Classic Sound of Music

My friend Diana Roome sent me this email message:

If you like musicals, Talent’s Camelot Theater production of The Sound of Music (starting next week and running until mid-April) is going to be quite electrifying.  I know — I’ve been watching rehearsals!  In fact, I’ve had the novel experience of being part of them, as a singing nun — which has given me a renewed respect for what it takes to put on a show.  The lead singers and the von Trapp children are outstanding, and the place is oozing with energy and talent.  I realize for some it might be a little far to come all the way to Oregon — even to see such a production! — but thought you might be tickled to see the flyer anyway.

For more information on Camelot Theater and its production of Sound of Music

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March 8th, 2013

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Manasse and Nakamatsu Duo


Rogue Valley Symphony presents Duo Manasse on clarinet and Nakamatsu on piano.

Manasse and Nakamatsu Duo

Manasse and Nakamatsu Duo

Two celebrated solo artists to perform together in a recital program of classic favorites by Chopin, Brahms and Debussy; along with 3 new works – Lieberman, Elogy, D’Rivera Cape Cod Files and Novacek Four Rags for Two Tons.

The Duo will play sans the Rogue Valley Symphony

15 March 2013 at 7:30pm SOU Recital Hall, Ashland

16 March 2013 at 7:30pm Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, Medford

Presented by: Rogue Valley Symphony

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March 7th, 2013

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