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Beer is getting bigger in So Oregon

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 21st, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lately, more attention is being paid to the beer industry.  Here's an article about it as a growth industry in Southern Oregon.

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The Chipper Experience! at the Craterian

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 20th, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Chipper Experience!

[caption id="attachment_2776" align="alignright" width="175"]Chipper Experience! Chipper Experience![/caption] Last seen as the emcee and star of “Blink,” the irrepressible, carrot-topped Chipper Lowell returns for an evening of breathtaking illusion and side-splitting comedy. Chipper’s fast-paced, fun-filled, family-friendly show features non-stop one-liners, ad libs and sight gags, in addition to a lot of how-did-he-do-that legerdemain. Chipper is a true original and hilarious comedian. As one critic exclaimed, “Thank goodness the floor of the theater was clean, because I spent most of the night rolling in the aisles!” 27 February 2013 at 7:30 PM Presented by: Craterian Performances

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Mt Ashland in February

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 18th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sunny and Bright on Mt Ashland

[caption id="attachment_3135" align="alignright" width="224"]Mt Ashland Snowshoeing on Mt Ashland[/caption] Yesterday, was a perfect day for frolicking in the snow on Mt Ashland.  Locals and visitors alike were out on the mountain downhill/Nordic skiing, boarding and snowshoeing, taking in the sunshine and the views of the Siskiyou and Cascades. The best kept secret in southern Oregon, if it's not raining, we have sunshine! Now that might seem like a dumb thing to say, especially if you're from California.  But in places further north starting, say Eugene, no rain can still mean a gray sunless dreary day  -- for what seems like months on end.  But not here in the Rouge Valley!

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Rogue Valley Symphony – Michal Palzewicz, Cello

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 15th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rogue Valley Symphony presents, Concert Series Four, February 2013

[caption id="attachment_2770" align="alignright" width="200"]Michal Palzewicz, cello Michal Palzewicz, cello[/caption] Pärt: Fratres Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme Michal Palzewicz, cello Zagar: Dies Irae Górecki: Three Pieces in Old Style Kodály:  Dances of Galanta Conductor Martin Majkut will give a FREE pre-concert talk one hour before each performance. Friday, February 22 - 7:30pm - SOU Recital Hall, Ashland Saturday, February 23 - 7:30pm - Craterian Theater, Medford For more information on the RV Symphony.

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Invisible Threads” at SOU Theater, Feb-Mar

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 14th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Invisible Threads by David McCandless at SOU Center Stage Theatre In Invisible Threads, a mysterious woman asks some down-at-heel actors and their clueless stage manager to apply their theatrical skills to a real-life crisis. At her urging, they enter the lives of a family beset by illness and emotional problems, in the guises of a Dixie-bred maid, an Oxford-educated tutor and a New Age guru. A skeptical scientist follows, threatening to expose them as frauds. Complications ensue when the actors – or is it their characters? – become emotionally entangled with the family and with each other. For performance days and more details go to SOU theater department

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The Cyrano Project” SOU Theater Feb-Mar

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 14th, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Cyrano Project

adapted by Jo Roet from the Edmond Rostand play with additional material by Hilary Tate Center Square Theatre This classic tale comes to life in an informal format complete with sword play, comic relationships, expressions of compassion and heroic love. In Paris, in the year 1640, a brilliant poet and swordsman named Cyrano de Bergerac finds himself deeply in love with his beautiful, intellectual cousin Roxane. Despite Cyrano’s brilliance and charisma, a shockingly large nose afflicts his appearance, and he considers himself too ugly even to risk telling Roxane his feelings. For performance days and more details go to SOU theater department

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The Ten Tenors at the Craterian

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 9th, 2013 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_2765" align="alignright" width="175"]The Ten Tenors The Ten Tenors[/caption] The Ten Tenors routinely garnering critical plaudits like “...for sheer entertainment, The Ten Tenors can’t be beat!” These awesome Aussies lend their magnificent voices to a captivating blend of musical styles (pop, rock, ballads and opera) with an approach that is wonderfully unstuffy and playful. Hailed both for their musicianship and showmanship, The Ten Tenors invariably score a perfect “10” from audiences! 16 February 2013 at 7:30 PM Presented by: Craterian Performances

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Classic Albums Live: Hotel California

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 7th, 2013 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_2760" align="alignright" width="175"]Hotel California Classic Album Live: Hotel California[/caption] "Hotel California"  A Valentine’s Day treat for lovers of classic rock! One of the greatest albums of all time, Hotel California, will be performed in its entirety — track-by-track and note-for-note — by a stellar band featuring some of the best rock musicians in the business. This super group makes no attempt to impersonate the Eagles. They just perform the Eagles’ music with consummate artistry and authenticity. The second half of the show highlights the Eagles’ greatest hits, including: “Take it Easy,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” and ”Desperado.” 14 February 2013 at 7:30 PM Presented by: Classic Albums Live, Craterian Performances

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A little silliness …

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 4th, 2013 | 0 Comments

goes a long way to prevent life from being stilted... [caption id="attachment_3095" align="aligncenter" width="150"]The Chanticleer hiding in plain sight The Chanticleer hiding in plain sight[/caption]

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Maya Angelou IDs Shakespeare

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 2nd, 2013 | 0 Comments

I've always admired Maya Angelou, I think Shakespeare would have too. The provocative declaration "Shakespeare must be a black girl" starts this lovely Atlantic Monthly article essentially saying that: "The poetry you read has been written for you, each of you—black, white, Hispanic, man, woman, gay, straight." 

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