The Cyrano Project” SOU Theater Feb-Mar

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The Cyrano Project

adapted 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

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The Ten Tenors at the Craterian

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 9th, 2013 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_2765" align="alignright" width="175"]The Ten Tenors 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

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Classic Albums Live: Hotel California

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

[caption id="attachment_2760" align="alignright" width="175"]Hotel California 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

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A little silliness …

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 4th, 2013 | 0 Comments

goes a long way to prevent life from being stilted... [caption id="attachment_3095" align="aligncenter" width="150"]The Chanticleer hiding in plain sight The Chanticleer hiding in plain sight[/caption]

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Maya Angelou IDs Shakespeare

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

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." 

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Ashland Restaurants Preview Week: 2/3 — 2/9

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"]Ashland Restaurants 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.

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Music Ashland Oregon moira smiley and VOCO 2/9/13

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

Eclectic Music Ashland Oregon

moira smiley and VOCO Harmony Singing Vocal Ensemble Rogue World Ensemble opening Music Ashland Oregon Moira Smiley & VOCAmoira 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…)

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VocaPeople at the Craterian

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: January 31st, 2013 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_2756" align="alignright" width="175"]VocaPeople VocaPeople[/caption]

VocaPeople an a capella group at the Craterian

This 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

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Troon Vineyard — Local Winery, National Recognition

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: January 31st, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival set to open for 2013 season!

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

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  

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