NW Dance Project at the Craterian

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 6th, 2013 | 0 Comments

NW Dance Project

[caption id="attachment_2809" align="alignright" width="175"]NW Dance Project NW Dance Project[/caption] This young Portland-based company has become a critics’ favorite with its fresh, adventurous approach to modern dance, mixing free-wheeling innovation and classical technique. Under the visionary leadership of Sarah Slipper, NWDP specializes in bold new work by the most exciting young choreographers in the world. In the words of Dance International Magazine, they are “changing the way dance is created.” 13 April 2013 at 7:30 PM Presented by: Craterian Performances

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Sue Springer at work on the Ashland Plaza Redesign!

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ashland Plaza Gets Spruced Up with Ceramic Friezes by Sue Springer

[caption id="attachment_3293" align="alignright" width="300"]Sue Springer standing in front of her frieze on the Ashland Plaza Sue Springer on the Ashland Plaza[/caption] While walking about downtown, I decided to check out how the new plaza project was progressing.  Lucky me!  Sue Springer was in the middle of setting the tile into the grout on  the side of a bench.  One side (not shown) already had all the tile, held up by blue tape and the other side was ready for grout.  I told Sue the blue tape was fetching and should consider keeping it there.  She agreed.  An wonderful artist with a good sense of humor too. We're lucky to have her design on the Ashland Plaza. For more information about Sue Springer, visit her website

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Jesse Cook at the Craterian

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

[caption id="attachment_2804" align="alignright" width="175"]Jesse Cook Jesse Cook, Guitarist[/caption]

Jesse Cook, Guitarist

Widely acclaimed guitarist Jesse Cook plays an engaging emotional “world music” based on his specialty, rumba flamenco. Unique to the music world, Cook has top both the Jazz and New Age charts. He has performed world-wide, toured extensively with The Chieftains, and opened for jazz greats like B.B. King and Ray Charles. Don’t miss this guaranteed sizzler of a show! 9 April 2013 at 7:30 PM Presented by: Craterian Performances

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Music Ashland Oregon On Ensemble 4/13/13

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

Eclectic Music Ashland Oregon

On Ensemble Contemporary  Drummers

[caption id="attachment_2991" align="alignright" width="300"]music ashland Oregon On Ensemble plays live music Ashland Oregon[/caption] "On Ensemble" plays live music Ashland Oregon, with Japanese drums at the foundation of its world fusion mix, On Ensemble takes the ancient instruments of taiko into new realms. Infusing the powerful rhythms of ensemble Japanese drumming with elements of hip-hop, rock and electronica, On Ensemble's unique sound has been praised as "completely original and brilliantly conceived." Modern Drummer magazine calls On Ensemble "an exciting taiko ensemble looking at new ways to apply traditional Japanese drums." (more…)

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Bouncing Back, a New Book

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 30th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Linda Graham's Logo I want to recommend a new book "Bouncing Back" by Linda Graham, my friend and dear guest at the Chanticleer Inn! Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being offers new tools and techniques to help us recover our innate capacities to meet life’s challenges, whether everyday disappointments or extraordinary disasters, with calm, clarity, flexibility and courage. Bouncing Back shows readers how to harness the neuroplasticity of their own brains to strengthen the structures of the brain they need to “bounce back” and not only get through hard times but thrive in their midst. [caption id="attachment_3283" align="alignleft" width="242"]Bouncing Back Bouncing Back[/caption]   The neuroscience is accessible; the exercises are powerful -- a worth while read for all.

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Benefit Screening of “42”

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 28th, 2013 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_3277" align="alignright" width="231"]Movie Poster of "42" Movie Poster of "42"[/caption] My friends Janet and Art want to get the word about the movie "42".  So in their words here's the scoop ...
Hi Friends,     We hope you can make this event (see below).  It’s a benefit screening of the new movie “42” about Jackie Robinson at the Varsity Theater on Monday April 15th at 6pm. "42" stars Harrison Ford as Dodger's General Manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Jackie Robinson, played by Chadwick Boseman. The film is written and directed by Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland. There will also be a raffle of Brooklyn Dodgers memorabilia and speakers including John Cypher of Hill Street Blues and, of course, popcorn (can’t watch a movie about baseball without it!). Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 541-488-7716.  Proceeds will support Havurah Shir Hadash’s “Burn the Mortgage” capital campaign. Please come see a great film and support the Havurah all at the same time.  You Brooklyn Dodger fans especially won’t want to miss it!

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West Side Story at the Craterian

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 25th, 2013 | 0 Comments

West Side Story

[caption id="attachment_2797" align="alignright" width="175"]West Side Story Poster West Side Story[/caption] This landmark musical updates the story of Romeo and Juliet to the urban jungle of 1950’s New York. Broadway was never the same after the jolt delivered by this powerhouse show, whose stunning choreography, soaring music, and searing story of racial tension retain all their original impact. Leonard Bernstein’s matchless score features such classic songs as “Something’s Coming,” “Maria” and “Tonight.” 1 April 2013 at 7:30 PM Presented by: Craterian Performances

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Spring flowers at Emigrant Lake

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 25th, 2013 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_3264" align="alignright" width="298"]bed and breakfast ashland oregon Purple-eyed Grass at Emigrant Lake[/caption]

Stay at a Bed and Breakfast Ashland Oregon, hike the hills and marvel at the spring flowers

The early spring flowers are blooming on the valley floor.  They look so delicate and sweet.  In reality they are hardy perennials. Picture here is Purple-eyed Grass. At the Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast in Ashland Oregon, the related Blue-eyed Grass is abound in the south facing flower beds.

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Music Ashland Oregon, Janis Ian 4/3/13

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 22nd, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eclectic Music Ashland Oregon Janis Ian Grammy-Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Janis Ian plays live music Ashland Oregon. Janis was just 13 when she published her first song in Broadside Magazine. At age 14, she wrote the song that charted her life's course, a song that Arlene Levinson of the Associated Press described as "a white teenager indicting America for its racism and hypocrisy." "Society's Child" rocked the nation at a time when the Supreme Court had yet to repeal the laws against interracial marriage, and when civil rights unrest was cresting. It was banned across the country by radio stations as "subversive", a position that was later reversed when the brilliant composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein became Janis' most vocal supporter. (more…)

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Southern Oregon Wine Region has four AVAs

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 19th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Many guests ask me what is an AVA -- American Viticultural Area.  What kinds of soils and climates Southern Oregon wine region has.  So here's a little write up to answer those questions.

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