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Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: Ancient Voices, 4/14 & 4/15/12

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 14th, 2012 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_1319" align="alignright" width="300"] Live Music in Ashland Oregon[/caption] Ancient Voices Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 7:30 pm Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 3:00 pm SOU Music Recital Hall, S. Mountain Avenue, Ashland Free pre-concert lecture one hour prior to each performance Tickets: $20, $5 students with ID The ancient songs of the church have captivated and inspired composers since the very beginnings of western music, and this concert will explore a variety of modern takes on these beautiful ancient melodies. (more…)

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Siskiyou Field Institute: Introduction to Lichens, 4/14 & 4/15/12

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 14th, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lichen
Dates: April 14th and 15th, 2012 Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR Instructor: Daphne Stone, PhD Tuition: $150 Beginner/Intermediate level class, Naturalist Certificate Description: Discover the wonderful and complex world of lichens! We’ll collect lichens from the meadows and forests around Deer Creek Center and then return to the classroom to identify and preserve specimens; examining their structures and learning terminology needed to discuss the basics of lichen identification. Students will learn to key lichens using Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest. You’ll complete this class with a small personal lichen reference collection to further your lichen studies. For more information click here.

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Klamath Bird Observatory bird walk on Table Rock, 4/14/12

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 14th, 2012 | 0 Comments

Klamath Bird Observatory bird walk on Lower Table Rock [caption id="attachment_2054" align="alignright" width="150" caption="American Kestrel, photo by Ellen"]Klamath Bird[/caption] When: Saturday, April 14, 2012 Where: Lower Table Rock
Join Frank Lospalluto for a spring walk on Lower Table Rock. Lower Table Rock is an exciting place in the early spring, when migrants are beginning to arrive and birds are becoming more visible and vocal.
We’ll look and listen for Oak Titmouse, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Lewis’ Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Anna’s Hummingbird, Bewick’s Wren, Savannah Sparrow, and many more.
Meet at 8:00 am at Wild Birds Unlimited in Medford. Limited to 15 participants. To register, call (541) 770-1104.

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Hip-Hop Poetry Open Mic at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 4/9/12

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 14th, 2012 | 0 Comments

April 9 at the Black Swan Theater: the Redant Souljah Crew - DJ Omari, Bed Baden, and I am Low.

"Get down like Shakespeare, flip language and be a rhyme master"

In order to explore the intersection of nexthetics (the term for hip-hop and spoken word aesthetics created at 2003 Ford Foundation Future Aesthetics conference) and classical theatre the Oregon Shakespeare Festival brings together expert practitioners and connects with community based performers. We hold educational lectures and workshops, program nexthetics based performers in the Green Show, and sponsor spoken word events.

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Ellen Reviews Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seagull 2012

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 13th, 2012 | 2 Comments

Oregon Shakespeare Festival "Seagull" is a thought-provoking, moving play: in all aspects a superb production.

Unlike quite a few of my guests, I almost never pre-read a script or research the play before viewing it. However, in this case, for this play, my interest and enjoyment of this play would have been improved with a little preparation. For me, more contextual knowledge would have increased my engagement while viewing this play. (more…)

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Sue Foley and Peter Karp, 4/13/12

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 13th, 2012 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_1643" align="alignleft" width="180" caption="Foley and Karp"][/caption] Sue Foley and Peter Karp"He Said-She Said" An Evening of Folk, Jazz, Flamenco & Blues Friday, April 13, 2012 • 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 "He Said - She Said" is an inspired and winning collaboration of original songs by Canadian Juno award winner Sue Foley and critically acclaimed U.S. singer / songwriter and Blind Pig artist Peter Karp. The songs are adapted from letters and e-mails between the two over a 2-year period. (more…)

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Ashland Contemporary Theater presents “A Room of One’s Own” by Virginia Woolf, 3/24/12 & 3/25/12

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 12th, 2012 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_2167" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Virginia Woolf by Beresford (1902)"]Ashland Contemporary Theater[/caption]

Ashland Contemporary Theater presents "A Room of One's Own" by Virginia Woolf.

Location: Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland When: Saturday, March 24, 12 at 8pm and Sunday, March 25, 12 at 3pm. As a fundraiser for the Ashland Contemporary Theater, Artistic Director, Jeannine Grizzard, reprises the one-woman show she has toured throughout the Southeast for seven years. The play reveals the character and ideas of Virginia Woolf through her 1928 address to the women’s colleges of Cambridge. Her inspirational talk explores the nature of the artist and the conditions required to create genius. (Named fourth most important non-fiction of the 20th Century by Modern Library.) Advance tickets are $15, and for a $20 donation at the door.  Tickets are on sale at Paddington Station and Grocery Outlet in Medford.  You can make a reservation at 541 646-2971.

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Ashland Independent Film Festival, Sneak Preview

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 8th, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sneak Preview of the Ashland Independent Film Festival: a membership event!

We hope you will join us next Monday, March 12th from 7-8:30p at the SOU Music Recital Hall for a special member-only “Sneak Preview” of the 11th annual Ashland Independent Film Festival. At the event, you will be among the first to see clips from some of the highlighted 2012 films and hear about specifics of the festival line-up, including special guests, from AIFF Executive Director Anne Ashbey Pierotti. The SOU Music Recital Hall is located on South Mountain Ave. above Siskiyou Blvd on the SOU Campus. Parking is available in the lot across the street from the theater on South Mountain Ave, just past Henry St. Get directions. Please note that this event is one of an exclusive member benefits and as such is open only to current AIFF members, sponsors and advertisers. We look forward to seeing you on March 12th, and to celebrating independent film with you at the 11th annual April 12 – 16th! For complete festival ticket ordering information, visit our online Box Office.

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Klamath Bird Observatory bird walk-biking on the Bear Creek Greenway, 4/7/12

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 7th, 2012 | 0 Comments

Klamath Bird Observatory bird walk-biking on the Bear Creek Greenway [caption id="attachment_2050" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Orange-crowned Warbler"]Klamath bird[/caption] When: Saturday, Apr 7, 2012
Where: Meet at 8:00 at the Northwest Nature Shop
Join KBO volunteer and birder Forrest English for a fun biking and birding outing to the Ashland Pond and along the Bear Creek Greenway. We will enjoy the spring weather as we look for spring migrants like Common Yellowthroat, Orange-crowned Warbler, and Yellow-breasted Chat. We’ll also look for Belted Kingfisher, Wood Duck, Hooded Merganser, and more.
Bring your bike, helmet, and binoculars. Meet at 8:00 am at the Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland. Limited to 10 participants. To register, call 541-482-3241.

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Klamath Bird Observatory teaches Birding Basics, 5/2/12

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 2nd, 2012 | 0 Comments

Birding Basics, hosted by Klamath Bird Observatory [caption id="attachment_2060" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Female evening grosbeak, photo by Samantha Franks"]klamath bird[/caption] When: Wed, May 2, 7pm – 9pm Where: North Mountain Park Nature Center Ever wanted to get involved with bird watching, but don't know where to start? In this fun evening class we will review the basics of birding: where to go, when to go, and what to look for. We will discuss the basics of bird anatomy, bird ID and bird behavior, and will view photos of Ashland's most common birds. We will practice our ID skills with an interactive Power point presentation. Finally, we will provide an overview and recommendations for birding "equipment:" field guides, binoculars, and scopes. $10. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6606.

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