What Draws People to Southern Oregon Wines?

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 7th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Monday, March 4th, I attended Southern Oregon Visitors Association's annual marketing symposium.  On the panel about Southern Oregon Wines, I heard Earl from Abacela Wineries explain the "Three Ps" as the answer to why people come to Southern Oregon for the wines. He claims people are escaping from Portland, Precipitation and Pinot! As most of my guests come from California, (nearly 50%!), I think my visitors are escaping the Three Cs: California, Crowds, and Cabernet! For more information on our local wines in the Rogue Valley!

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Shrek The Musical at the Craterian

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

Shrek The Musical

[caption id="attachment_2781" align="alignright" width="175"]Shrek The Musical Shrek The Musical[/caption] This hilarious, high-spirited Broadway hit draws its inspiration from the hugely popular movie, a sardonically witty, yet touching fractured fairy tale featuring a lovable ogre, a wise-cracking donkey, a pint-sized, big-headed villain, and a damsel in distress, who is more than she seems. Boasting a book and score by award-winning writers Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek the Musical is family entertainment at its most sublime! 13 March 2013 at 7:30 PM Presented by: Craterian Performances

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Ashland Farmer’s Market 2013 Season

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

[caption id="attachment_3178" align="alignright" width="300"]Ashland Farmer's Market Ashland Farmer's Market[/caption]

Ashland Farmer's Market Starts 3/12

"Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market" opening day is March 12!  For the valley's best  locally grown produce, flowers, and plants, as well as ready-made specialty foods, cheese, meats, baked goods, wine and hand-made arts and crafts. Every Tuesday starting 8:30-1:30 at the National Guard Armory out on 1420 E. Main. Not to be confused with the Historic Armory in the Railroad District!  For more information go their webpage.

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Music Ashland Oregon Foley and Karp 3/8/13

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

Eclectic Music Ashland Oregon

Sue Foley and Peter Karp "Beyond the Crossroads"

[caption id="attachment_2973" align="alignright" width="300"]music ashland oregon Foley & Karp play live music Ashland Oregon[/caption] Foley & Karp play live music Ashland Oregon ... on the heels of Blind Pig recording artists Peter Karp and Sue Foley's 2010 critically acclaimed and artistically daring collaboration "He Said - She Said" comes their next exciting CD: "Beyond The Crossroads." A high voltage, plank spankin', piano boogyin', slide guitar stompin' blues-rockin' CD that showcases 12 brilliantly crafted and unique original compositions that have become the trademark of these two noted singer-songwriter guitarists. (more…)

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Taming of the Shrew, my first 2013 OSF Play

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 26th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Taming of the Shrew

I really liked this performance! I'm glad Taming of the Shrew will run through the entire 2013 season, everyone should get a chance to see it. It must be hard to do a play everyone already knows, or thinks they already know.  The OSF team did a great job making Taming of the Shrew feel fresh and fun.  It is very accessible to playgoers of all ages; and at various levels of Shakespeare sophistication. The review in the Daily Tidings does a great job describing the play.  All I will add to it is: Go and enjoy!

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Beer is getting bigger in So Oregon

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 21st, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lately, more attention is being paid to the beer industry.  Here's an article about it as a growth industry in Southern Oregon.

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The Chipper Experience! at the Craterian

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 20th, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Chipper Experience!

[caption id="attachment_2776" align="alignright" width="175"]Chipper Experience! Chipper Experience![/caption] Last seen as the emcee and star of “Blink,” the irrepressible, carrot-topped Chipper Lowell returns for an evening of breathtaking illusion and side-splitting comedy. Chipper’s fast-paced, fun-filled, family-friendly show features non-stop one-liners, ad libs and sight gags, in addition to a lot of how-did-he-do-that legerdemain. Chipper is a true original and hilarious comedian. As one critic exclaimed, “Thank goodness the floor of the theater was clean, because I spent most of the night rolling in the aisles!” 27 February 2013 at 7:30 PM Presented by: Craterian Performances

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Mt Ashland in February

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 18th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sunny and Bright on Mt Ashland

[caption id="attachment_3135" align="alignright" width="224"]Mt Ashland Snowshoeing on Mt Ashland[/caption] Yesterday, was a perfect day for frolicking in the snow on Mt Ashland.  Locals and visitors alike were out on the mountain downhill/Nordic skiing, boarding and snowshoeing, taking in the sunshine and the views of the Siskiyou and Cascades. The best kept secret in southern Oregon, if it's not raining, we have sunshine! Now that might seem like a dumb thing to say, especially if you're from California.  But in places further north starting, say Eugene, no rain can still mean a gray sunless dreary day  -- for what seems like months on end.  But not here in the Rouge Valley!

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Rogue Valley Symphony – Michal Palzewicz, Cello

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 15th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rogue Valley Symphony presents, Concert Series Four, February 2013

[caption id="attachment_2770" align="alignright" width="200"]Michal Palzewicz, cello Michal Palzewicz, cello[/caption] Pärt: Fratres Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme Michal Palzewicz, cello Zagar: Dies Irae Górecki: Three Pieces in Old Style Kodály:  Dances of Galanta Conductor Martin Majkut will give a FREE pre-concert talk one hour before each performance. Friday, February 22 - 7:30pm - SOU Recital Hall, Ashland Saturday, February 23 - 7:30pm - Craterian Theater, Medford For more information on the RV Symphony.

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Invisible Threads” at SOU Theater, Feb-Mar

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 14th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Invisible 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

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