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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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Music Ashland Oregon: Jeff Peterson, Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar 1/11/13

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

Eclectic Music Ashland Oregon Jeff Peterson, Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar with Ka Pi'o O Ke Ānuenue, Ashland's Hula Hui

Presented by St. Claire Productions Friday, January 11, 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_2935" align="alignright" width="300"]music ashland oregon peterson Jeff Peterson live music Ashland Oregon[/caption] Jeff Peterson, playing live music Ashland Oregon. Recognized as one of Hawaii's most versatile musicians, Jeff Peterson performs a combination of Slack Key guitar, classical, and jazz music while being deeply rooted in the traditions of his Hawaiian heritage. (more…)

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Neil Berg 101 Years of Broadway Song & Dance

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: January 1st, 2013 | 0 Comments

Neil Berg 101 Years of Broadway Song & Dance Caviar for musical theater lovers! Dynamic showman Neil Berg is back, with a brand new playlist of classic and contemporary Broadway show stoppers. For the first time, Neil Berg stellar show will feature dance as well as song, as a potent pair of hoofers takes the stage along with the usual line-up of powerhouse vocalists. Mixing intimacy with show-biz sizzle, Neil Berg’s 101 Years of Broadway is an ace musical revue you won’t want to miss! 12 January 2013 at 7:30 PM Presented by: Craterian Performances

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Nordic Ski Holiday Party, Dec 22

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: December 15th, 2012 | 0 Comments

Southern Oregon Nordic Ski Holiday Party!

December 22nd, 10AM, at Lake of the Woods Bring your skis or snowshoes; and come ready to play! All levels welcome. Meet at Lake of the Woods Resort Marina at 10:00 a.m.
  • Beginner lesson by Michael Dawkins
  • Novice ski outing by Stefanie Ferrara
  • Snowshoe outing by Marian Crumme
  • Intermediate outing by Ron Gardner
After a day of skiing, meet up at the Marina between 2:00-3:00 p.m. The club will provide the pizza’s from the Marina grill. Fresh baked cookies from home would be welcome. There will be a ski related/white elephant gift exchange if you want to participate. This event is hosted by Stefanie and she can be reached at 541-890-2979. Carpool options from Ashland and Medford, details to follow. The Grants Pass Nordic Club will be joining us.

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Tot Restaurant: SE Asian BBQ

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: December 1st, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of my new favorites: Tot Restaurant!

At 310 Oak St. (walking distance from the Chanticleer Inn) check out their menu and the website: www.totrestaurant.com Opened June '12, one of the newest places in town. I've been there twice, each time it was a delight. Wonderful food and great service. They call themselves "Southeast Asian BBQ", but it's more that BBQ. Soups, rice bowls and sandwiches are available -- all very well prepared with great mix of flavors! Worth going back and back, and back. For more restaurant selections go to Ellen's favorite eatery list.

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Southern Oregon Nordic Skiing Club Meeting

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: November 29th, 2012 | 0 Comments

Southern Oregon Nordic Club (SONC) Meeting 7:00 PM Thursday, December 6, 2012 Location D&S Harley Davidson, Phoenix Presentation on Physical Preparation for Ski Season Be sure to mark your calendar for So OR Nordic skiing club’s second meeting of the season. The program highlight will be Mary Ellen of Jackson County Physical Therapy who will share the best ways to get in shape for the season, and the best stretches to take care of our muscles after a tour. Also on the agenda is a short presentation for beginners who will be participating in SONC lessons: a who, where, when, what, and how to be ready. In addition, board member Marian Crumme will review the responsibilities of outing participants. Stay tuned as well for other important announcements , AND a dry land lesson from Michael Dawkins. And no meeting is complete without refreshments – we’ll have plenty – and a RAFFLE with extra- nice prizes for the season (hint: wouldn’t you love to have a steaming hot beverage during a cold ski tour?).

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MercyMe Gospel Christmas Music

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: November 29th, 2012 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_2698" align="alignleft" width="175"]MercyMe Christmas Mercyme Christmas[/caption] Gospel-music singers MercyMe Christmas concert, sure to delight anyone who appreciates beautiful, heartfelt renditions of holiday songs, both classic and contemporary. The popular MercyMe usually plays in much larger venues, so don’t miss this rare chance to get up close and personal with them. Craterian Theater, December 6 at 7:30pm

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