Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 14th, 2013 | 0 CommentsInvisible 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
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 14th, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Cyrano Projectadapted 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
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 9th, 2013 | 0 Comments[caption id="attachment_2765" align="alignright" width="175"] 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
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 7th, 2013 | 0 Comments[caption id="attachment_2760" align="alignright" width="175"] 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
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 4th, 2013 | 0 Commentsgoes a long way to prevent life from being stilted... [caption id="attachment_3095" align="aligncenter" width="150"] The Chanticleer hiding in plain sight[/caption]
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 2nd, 2013 | 0 CommentsI'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."
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 2nd, 2013 | 0 Comments
Ashland restaurants and eateries offer week-long specials for 2013 pre-Preview Week.[caption id="attachment_3054" align="alignright" width="150"] Sample Ashland Restaurants[/caption] Showcasing Ashland’s culinary expertise from February 3rd through February 9th, locals and visitors alike can partake in discounted dinners and special offerings from 10 restaurants and eateries throughout Ashland. Also everyone gets a chance to win a night out in Ashland -- go here to download the drawing's entry form. Multiple winners will be selected Prizes include: $50 gift certificates from each of these participating restaurants - Alex’s Plaza Restaurant & Bar, Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant, Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine, Milagros Fresh Mexican, Pasta Piatti, Sesame Asian Kitchen, Smithfields Restaurant & Bar, The Great American Pizza Company, Umi Sushi, and Yogurt Hut.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 1st, 2013 | 0 Comments
Eclectic Music Ashland Oregonmoira smiley and VOCO Harmony Singing Vocal Ensemble Rogue World Ensemble opening moira smiley & VOCO play live music Ashland Oregon: a visionary blend of voices - redefining harmony singing with the power & physicality of folksong, the avant-garde fearlessness of Béla Bartók and delicious, vaudevillian accompaniment of cello, banjo, ukelele, accordion and body percussion. (more…)
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: January 31st, 2013 | 0 Comments[caption id="attachment_2756" align="alignright" width="175"] VocaPeople[/caption]
VocaPeople an a capella group at the CraterianThis internationally renowned vocal ensemble takes the art of a capella singing into the stratosphere. But then that’s only natural: they claim to be extraterrestrials from a planet where people communicate exclusively through music. Whatever their origin (rumor has it they’re actually from Israel), Voca People produces a truly intergalactic sound by melding soaring vocals and beat-box wizardry. You’ve never seen or heard anything like them! Presented by: Craterian Performances 6 February 2013 at 7:30 PM
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: January 31st, 2013 | 0 CommentsTroon 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.