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Troon Vineyard — Local Winery, National Recognition

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: January 31st, 2013 | 0 Comments

Troon Vineyard was named 'Top 10 Hottest Brands' of 2012 by Wine Business Monthly in the February 2013 publication. "The award was started to recognize high growth small brands (under 100,000 cases annual production), but has transitioned into recognizing interesting winery leaders in a region" says Cyril Penn, Editor of Wine Business Monthly.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival set to open for 2013 season!

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: January 28th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Preview Feb 15!

Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens Feb 15th with Taming of the Shrew -- the Shrew must go on!  [Sorry had to do that...] Directed by David Ivers, this year's version is set around beach boardwalks to rock n' roll tunes. Petruchio (played by Ted Deasy) is a rockabilly musician, who must win Kate's love.  Kate is played by Nell Giesslinger.  Many who have been coming to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for a few years have been charmed by her performances and will want to see just what she'll make of this juicy and feisty role. Oregon Shakespeare Festival will find a way to make it engaging. For more information, go to OSF's website  

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Medford Brewery Tours

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: January 28th, 2013 | 0 Comments

For Saturday afternoon fun, Medford Brewery Tours

My friend Will, of Indigo Creek Outfitter fame, has brewed up a great afternoon outing this winter ... Medford Brewery Tours! [caption id="attachment_1955" align="alignright" width="245"]Medford Brewery Tours Flight of Beer[/caption] Beer lovers who are visiting Ashland should check out this tour. Every Saturday leaving from Ashland at 1pm, visit at least 3 breweries. On tap for the tour are: Apocalypes, Bricktowne, Portal, Southern Oregon, and Walkabout brewing companies. While on the Medford Brewery Tours, meet the brewers, taste their brew craft, and nibble snacks at Bricktowne Brewing Company along the way. For more information go to Indigo Creek Outfitter's website ...  

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Eclectic Music Ashland Oregon: Peter Yarrow 1/31/13

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

Eclectic Music Ashland Oregon Peter Yarrow Yes, the "Peter" of Peter, Paul and Mary

Presented by St Claire Productions Friday, January 31, 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 [caption id="attachment_2955" align="alignright" width="199"]Music Ashland Oregon Peter Yarrow Music Ashland Oregon Peter Yarrow[/caption] We are so honored to have been chosen to present Peter Yarrow to play live music Ashland Oregon. The last time he performed in this area was with Peter, Paul and Mary at Britt. (more…)

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Rogue Valley Symphony: Alexander Schimpf, piano

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

[caption id="attachment_2750" align="alignright" width="200"]Alexander Schimpf, piano Pianist Alexander Schimpf[/caption] Rogue Valley Symphony presents, Concert Series Three, January 2013 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 Alexander Schimpf, piano Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 Conductor Martin Majkut will give a FREE pre-concert talk one hour before each performance. Friday, January 25 - 7:30pm - SOU Recital Hall, Ashland Saturday, January 26 - 7:30pm - Craterian Theater, Medford For more information on the RV Symphony.

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Nunset Blvd at the Craterian

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: January 17th, 2013 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_2725" align="alignright" width="175"]Nunset Blvd Dan Goggin's "Nunset Blvd."[/caption] Dan Goggin's Nunset Blvd, starring Cindy William. This final installment in the Nunsense franchise — perhaps the most successful series in theater history — stars Cindy Williams, better known as “Shirley” to fans of the long-running TV sitcom Laverne and Shirley. In Nunset Boulevard, the Little Sisters of Hoboken are thrilled to be invited to sing at the Hollywood Bowl — until they discover that the venue is actually the Hollywood Bowl-a-Rama Bowling Alley. Hijinks, both comical and musical, of course ensue. Go here for more information on the nunsensical (sorry couldn't resist) revue. 24 January 2013 at 7:30 PM Presented by: Craterian Performances

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Rock of Ages, musical comedy at the Craterian

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: January 11th, 2013 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_2719" align="alignright" width="175"]Rock of Ages, a musical comedy Rock of Ages, a musical comedy[/caption] "Rock of Ages" a musical comedy. The critics call it “cheerfully cheesy,” “splendidly silly” and “insanely fun.” They hail it as a “frenzied, foot-stomping sexy smash.” And really, who could resist a big Broadway musical built around such classic ‘80s rock hits as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” and “I Want to Know What Love Is”? Featuring big egos, big guitar solos, and even bigger hair, Rock of Ages will have you both laughing and rocking — often at the same time! Go here for more information on this smashing Broadway musical. 18 January 2013 at 7:30 PM Presented by: Craterian Performances

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Ashland Contemporary Theater, “Pompadour”

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: January 6th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ashland Contemporary Theater premiers Pompadour -- a new play by Molly Best Tinsley

[caption id="attachment_3004" align="alignright" width="231"]Pompadour at Ashland Contemporary Theater "Pompadour" at Ashland Contemporary Theater[/caption] “Pompadour” plays three weekends starting January 19th, produced by Ashland Contemporary Theater, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm, from Jan. 19  thru  Feb. 3. Tickets: Regular admission: $15  Senior/student, $12. Tickets can be bought at Paddington Station in Ashland, and Grocery Outlet in Medford, as well as online on the ACT website, by credit card thru Paypal. Ashland Contemporary Theater presents the play as though you were a guest at the tiny private theater in Versailles -- which means seating is limited.  ADVANCE PURCHASE is recommended. Voltaire called Mme Pompadour a "soul born sincere," "with good sense," and "justice in her heart." Tinsley's play begins at the end, when Pompadour has had a potentially fatal confrontation with the King's latest young lover.  As she clings to life in her chambers at Versailles, she begins to make sense of her own. (more…)

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Nordic Ski Weekend at Mt. Shasta

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: January 3rd, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mt. Shasta Nordic Ski Weekend

Southern Oregon Nordic Ski Club is hosting its "annual" ski weekend at Mt. Shasta. Save the weekend of January 11-13, 2013. Edgar & Karen are planning the somewhat annual Mt. Shasta Nordic Ski Weekend with details to come. The traditional Mt. Shasta weekend can be a full 3-day outing or a one-day event. Your choice, with the big "wine and cheese" after ski gathering and dinner on Saturday January 12th. While past Mt. Shasta events have been postponed or canceled because of too much snow, or too little snow, we are planning, or at least wishing, for a Mama Bear amount of snow this season. Check with Edgar & Karen Hee  541 734-4872, for information and details.

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Chris Botti, Jazz Trumpet at Craterian

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

[caption id="attachment_2713" align="alignright" width="175"]Chris Botti Chris Botti on Trumpet[/caption] As a young adult, Chris Botti toured with Frank Sinatra, and then for Paul Simon and was a featured soloist in Sting’s band. Born in Oregon, Chris Botti, a trumpet prodigy, has become a star in his own right during the last decade, with multiple Grammy nominations and his own PBS special.  If you love sweet smooth jazz come to the Craterian. For more information on this wonderful trumpet player 16 January 2013 at 7:30 PM Presented by: Craterian Performances

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