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.”
Ashland restaurants and eateries offer week-long specials for 2013 pre-Preview Week.
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.
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.
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
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!
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: Opposition Beer, 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 …
Eclectic Music Ashland Oregon
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
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.
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.
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
“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
Ashland Contemporary Theater premiers Pompadour — a new play by Molly Best Tinsley
“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. Read More