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Chicago musical at OR Cabaret

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More Show Times for the Chicago Musical!

Oregon Cabaret Theatre is in deep trouble! Trouble keeping up with the demand for the Chicago Musical!   [caption id="attachment_5283" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Chicago musical dance scene Chicago Musical![/caption] So they are adding more 4 performances of Chicago: 7/31 8pm, 8/7 8pm, 8/14 8pm, 8/20 1pm. All tables are currently available! Give them a call to book these new show times:  541.488.2902 or visit oregoncabaret.com.  

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ThePianoGuys at the Britt July 28, 2016

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The Piano Guys

[caption id="attachment_5071" align="aligncenter" width="675"]the piano guys play piano and cello in a bat cave In Batman's cave[/caption]

The Piano Guys are at the Britt Festival July, 28, 2016

Thepianoguys are an American musical sensation members are: Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson, and Al van der Beek. Their popularity grew via YouTube, where piano and cello renditions of popular songs and classical music are posted. Schmidt and Nelson's music is accompanied by professional-quality videos shot and edited by Paul Anderson and formerly by Tel Stewart. Their first four major-label albums The Piano GuysThe Piano Guys 2A Family Christmas, and Wonders each reached number one on the Billboard New Age Albums and Classical Albums charts

The videos — with a pianist and a cellist — play classical and pop mash-ups against beautiful backdrops such as the Utah desert, the Great Wall of China and, most recently, a set for the Batcave. The latter turned them into a YouTube viral sensation.

“You have a cello and a piano playing in a classical vein, but it is tough to pin us down,” Mr. Nelson said. He dislikes the term crossover because, he says, most classical musicians just put a drum beat behind traditional music to reach a broader audience. Instead they will take, for example, five of the most memorable melodies from a classical work like Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and infuse it with a pop song, as they did with OneRepublic’s “Secrets.”

The Britt Festivals

Britt Music & Arts Festival, is Southern Oregon's premier outdoor summer performing arts festival. Located in the charming historic gold-rush town of Jacksonville, Oregon. The Britt presents dozens of summer concerts, featuring world-class artists in classical music, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, world, pop, and country music. Britt's outdoor venue was the estate of the 19th century photographer Peter Brill. Its sloped grassy hillside forms a natural amphitheater surrounded by majestic Ponderosa pines and native Madrones.

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“Chicago” the Musical — July to Sept 2016

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Chicago, The Musical

Chicago July 14th – September 11th, 2016 Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland, Oregon famous for talented and campy musicals. Set in the mid 1920s Chicago. Found guilty and sentenced to death row, Roxie Hart and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune and acquittal. An American musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. [caption id="attachment_4801" align="aligncenter" width="510"]Poster of Chicago the musical, playing the Cabaret theatre in ashland oregon Chicago[/caption] To buy tickets click here for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre website. The Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland is popular with locals as well as visitors. OCT presents musicals, revues, local musicians, and comedies. The shows are presented in an elegant, theatre-dinner club setting in a restored, church and is on the National Historic register. The original church stained glass is still intact, as are the balconies.. Cabaret Theater is near hotels and B&B in downtown Ashland Oregon, a premiere B&B is Chanticleer Inn. The Cabaret is near the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, located at the corner of First and Hargadine Street.

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Pond Lily, First of the Season

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Chanticleer Inn Pond Lily

The pond plants are blooming! Michiko took this striking photo -- it's too good not to share! [caption id="attachment_5269" align="aligncenter" width="518"]Pond lily Pond Lily[/caption]

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Vegetable Frittata with Turkey Bacon Lattice

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Turkey Bacon Lattice on a Frittata, page 153

This is a fun way to add more protein to a vegetable frittata. If using turkey bacon, form the lattice on top of the vegetables and pour the egg batter over it all. No need to pre-cook the bacon, it will crisp up nicely over the egg. I've never tried doing a lattice with pork bacon, but I've seen images online. Everything I have read suggests pre-cooking the bacon in the lattice form and then add on top of the frittata. And then cook the egg  If someone tries it with 'real' bacon please let me know how it went. [caption id="attachment_5263" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Plated frittata with a turkey bacon lattice topping Plated frittata with a turkey-bacon lattice topping[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5264" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Frittata with a turkey bacon lattice topping right out of the oven Frittata with a turkey-bacon lattice topping right out of the oven[/caption]  

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La Cage Aux Folles, at the Camelot Theatre

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La Cage Aux Folles

June 22 - July 31, 2016 at the Camelot Theatre

La Cage aux Folles: Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman and Book by Harvey Fierstein

Poster Playbill for La Cage Aux Folles playing at the Camelot theater  

About La Cage aux Folles

This Tony Award Winning musical remains one of Broadway's all time biggest hits!

After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse, get a bit of both when Georges' son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, narcissistic politician.

Further complicating the situation is the 'family business': Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the "star" performer 'Zaza'. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as "normal" when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results.

Musical numbers include With You on My Arm, I Am What I Am and The Best of Times is Now.

About the Camelot Theatre Company

Camelot Theatre Company is located in Talent, Oregon a few short miles north where there are many hotels and B&Bs in Ashland OR. The Camelot has a wonderful new state-of-the-art building, the James M. Collier Theatre. Here is the Camelot's Mission Statement: To be of service to the Rogue Valley, Oregon, by producing high-quality affordable plays, musicals and musical events while providing a supportive environment for professional and amateur theatre artists and technicians and inspiring and training adults, teens and children in the theatre arts. You can read a short history of the theatre company if you click here.

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Gretchen Rumbaugh at Oregon Cabaret Theatre

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Time After Time -- Gretchen Rumbaugh

June 1, 2016 -- Tickets $15.00

Ashland native Gretchen Rumbaugh comes home to the Oregon Cabaret to premiere her one-woman show about coming home again. [caption id="attachment_4847" align="aligncenter" width="510"]Picture of Gretchen Rumbaugh who is at the Cabaret Theater Gretchen Rumbaugh[/caption] Tickets $15.  To buy tickets click here for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre website. The Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland is popular with locals as well as visitors. OCT presents musicals, revues, local musicians, and comedies. The shows are presented in an elegant, theatre-dinner club setting in a restored, church and is on the National Historic register. The original church stained glass is still intact, as are the balconies. The Cabaret Theater is located near many B&B, vacation rentals and hotels in the heart of downtown Ashland Oregon. A block from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Cabaret is located at the corner of First and Hargadine Street.

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Spotlight on Liza Minnelli at Camelot Theatre

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Liza Minnelli, a musical revue

June 2 - June 12, 2016 at the Camelot Theatre

Script by Catherine Noah

[caption id="attachment_4892" align="aligncenter" width="488"]Camelot theater poster of Liza Minnelli Liza Minnelli[/caption]

About Spotlight on Liza Minnelli

From her first appearance at the age of 14 months in her mother's film In the Good Old Summertime, to her Academy Award winning performance as Sally Bowles in the movie version of Cabaret, to her many television specials and concerts, the daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minelli has wowed audiences with her many talents and touched our hearts with her vulnerability. Spotlight On Liza Minelli features 23 of Liza's hits, including Maybe This Time, Liza with a Z, Cabaret, My Own Best Friend and New York, New York.

About the Camelot Theatre Company

Camelot Theatre Company is located in Talent, Oregon, a short distance from Ashland Oregon where there are many accommodations, B&Bs, hotels and vacation rentals. The Camelot has a wonderful new state-of-the-art building, the James M. Collier Theatre. Here is their Mission Statement: To be of service to the Rogue Valley, Oregon, by producing high-quality affordable plays, musicals and musical events while providing a supportive environment for professional and amateur theatre artists and technicians and inspiring and training adults, teens and children in the theatre arts. You can read a short history of the theatre company if you click here.

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Migratory Bird Day, May 14, 2016

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International Migratory Bird Day, always on the second Saturday of May, celebrations span across two continents at more than 700 locations, from Argentina to Canada, and the Caribbean.

Here in the "State of Jefferson" there will be a birdwatching field trip at Montague (Siskiyou County), California and a festival gathering in Ashland's North Mountain Park. Klamath Bird Observatory will be at two local events—Montague and Ashland’s Rogue Valley Bird Festival.

2016 Rogue Valley Migratory Bird Day Celebration

North Mountain Park, Saturday, May 14, 8 a.m. to noon Rogue Valley Bird Day is Ashland's celebration of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), which celebrates one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird — its journey between wintering and breeding grounds. This year's theme, "Spread Your Wings for Bird Conservation," will highlight the many ways we protect birds, including a focus on the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty in the U.S. and Canada and emphasis on other agreements in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Join us on Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to noon, to celebrate! Enjoy… Wildlife Images exhibits, guided bird walks, shade-grown coffee, and a bird-calling contest at 10:30 a.m. for all ages. This outdoor event is admission-free and takes place at North Mountain Park, 620 N Mountain Avenue, Ashland. To learn more about this national event visit www.birdday.org. 

For more information call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541.488.6606 or the Klamath Bird Observatory at 541.201.0866. [caption id="attachment_5244" align="aligncenter" width="360"]migratory bird day Field Trip[/caption]

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Siskiyou Singers Spring Concert

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Siskiyou Singers' Spring Concert “Out of the Shadows: Shedding Light on Women Composers,” May 7 and 8, 2016 at the SOU Music Recital Hall.

Poster of Siskiyou Singers at SOU in Ashland Oregon

About the Siskiyou Singers

The Choir is a community choir comprised of intelligent, enthusiastic residents from the Rogue Valley and beyond. Its members hail from as far as Yreka and Grants Pass to experience the joy of choral singing. The choir currently produces two concerts per year (one in early December, another in the Spring), each offering multiple performances. Siskiyou Singers have performed at various community events, such as, the Feast of Will, (an outdoor picnic marking the opening of the Oregon Shakespeare's Elizabethan theater in Ashland), the anniversary concert of the Southern Oregon Concert Band, and joint concerts with other local choral groups. The choir also runs an Educational Outreach program. For more information: call 541 482-5290 or go to their website If you're coming in from out of town, there are many B&Bs and hotels near SOU, a premier B&B is the Chanticleer Inn, the oldest continuing B&B in Ashland Oregon.

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