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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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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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Medford Brewery Tours

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

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! [caption id="attachment_3883" align="alignright" width="225"]On Indigo Creek Brewery Tour Opposition Beer Flight[/caption] 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 ...  

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Eclectic Music Ashland Oregon: Peter Yarrow 1/31/13

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

Eclectic Music Ashland Oregon Peter Yarrow 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 [caption id="attachment_2955" align="alignright" width="199"]Music Ashland Oregon Peter Yarrow Music Ashland Oregon Peter Yarrow[/caption] 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. (more…)

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Rogue Valley Symphony: Alexander Schimpf, piano

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

[caption id="attachment_2750" align="alignright" width="200"]Alexander Schimpf, piano Pianist Alexander Schimpf[/caption] 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.

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Nunset Blvd at the Craterian

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: January 17th, 2013 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_2725" align="alignright" width="175"]Nunset Blvd Dan Goggin's "Nunset Blvd."[/caption] 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

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