Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 30th, 2012 | 0 CommentsOregon Shakespeare Festival presents on May 7, 12 at the Black Swan Theater: Lawson Inada, 2006-2010 Oregon Poet Laureate.
“Get down like Shakespeare, flip language and be a rhyme master”In order to explore the intersection of nexthetics (the term for hip-hop and spoken word aesthetics created at 2003 Ford Foundation Future Aesthetics conference) and classical theatre the Oregon Shakespeare Festival brings together expert practitioners and connects with community based performers. We hold educational lectures and workshops, program nexthetics based performers in the Green Show, and sponsor spoken word events.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 20th, 2012 | 0 CommentsDate: May 12th, 2012 Location: TBA Instructor: Luke Ruediger Tuition: $50 Naturalist Certificate Description: If you’ve read about local ecological restoration projects and wondered how they actually work, you’ll want to take this class. Students will visit a forest restoration site in the Upper Applegate Valley, where forests have been thinned to increase health and resilience; and then visit a prescribed burn on National Forest lands. While onsite, class discussions will cover topics including fire ecology, forest restoration, indigenous land management, land stewardship, historical ecology, and forest ecology. For more information on this Siskiyou Field Institute class, click here
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 20th, 2012 | 0 CommentsDate: May 20th, 2012 Location: Oregon Caves National Monument Instructor: Lee Webb and OCNM staff Tuition: $40 Description: In 1912, 23-year old Adah Morrison visited the Oregon Caves and took some photos of her visit. A digital collection of Adah’s photos of the Illinois Valley – including photos taken at the Oregon Caves – were donated to the Kerbyville Museum in 2011. In this class, you’ll view some those photos, introduced by Adah herself (Oregon Caves tour guide Terah Van Duesen), and then join Adah, and fellow Oregon Caves celebrity Elijah Davidson on a historic candlelight tour of the Caves. For more information click here
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 18th, 2012 | 1 CommentsDates: May 18th– 20th, 2012 Location: Orleans, CA [caption id="attachment_1431" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Camas Lily"][/caption] Instructor: Wendell Wood Tuition: $250 Kids aged 15+, Meals and/or Lodging Included Description: Explore the botanical diversity of the Klamath River canyon while staying at the lovely Sandy Bar Ranch, in Orleans, CA. This course will provide outdoor workshops in plant identification, as students hike and explore the different habitats found in the canyon. Additional evening programs will discuss plant identification techniques, the natural history of many local plant species, and ethno-botany. Class tuition covers lodging and some meals. Enrollment is limited, so be sure to register early! For more information about this Siskiyou Field Institute class...
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 17th, 2012 | 0 CommentsLucky Stiff Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty What would you do to fulfill the conditions of a six million dollar inheritance? Harry Witherspoon finds out that the conditions of his late uncle’s will include taking his dead body on a trip to Monte Carlo. He dutifully visits all the sights in town with Uncle Anthony, only to find that he’s being followed by three mysterious strangers. This delightful musical farce received the Richard Rodgers Award in 1988. Director: Dennis Smith For more details http://www.sou.edu/theatre/patronres.html Ashland Oregon Theater
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 12th, 2012 | 0 CommentsDate: May 12th, 2012 Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR Instructor: Michael Parker, PhD Tuition: $50 Kids aged 10+ Description: Explore the amazing diversity of the amphibians and reptiles found in the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion. The day will begin with a classroom session, to help students learn to identify the many species of “herps” found in our region, and to learn about species distribution, ecology and conservation. Then, we’ll head into the field to visit a variety of habitats found within striking distance of the Deer Creek Center, to observe these creatures in their natural environment. For more information click here
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 12th, 2012 | 0 CommentsThe Story in the Song Songwriting Workshop with David Berkeley [caption id="attachment_1631" align="alignright" width="204" caption="David Berkeley"][/caption] Saturday, May 12 • Time: 10am-Noon Tickets - $35 Place: Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland Can a song be a springboard for a story? Can a story inspire a song? How do we translate our personal narratives into lyrics? What are the narrative restraints on a song lyric? What are the challenges and benefits of the medium? In this 2 hour workshop by visiting author/songwriter David Berkeley, we will explore the relationship between stories and songs, between words and music, between prose and lyrics, between reality and creativity. (more…)
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 12th, 2012 | 0 CommentsInternational Migratory Bird Day-Ashland and Klamath Falls, OR When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 Where: Ashland and Klamath Falls, OR
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 11th, 2012 | 0 CommentsDavid Berkeley, Singer/Songwriter Friday, May 11, 2012 • 8pm Tickets: $18/advance, $20/door, $10/teens 12-17, children under 12 are free with paying adult. Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland Along with his songs from his 4th CD Some Kind of Cure, David Berkeley will read excerpts from the accompanying book 140 Goats and A Guitar. David Berkeley is a romantic realist, known for his ability to look at the human condition in all its complexity and give us luminous songs full of sunshine and anguish, melancholy and delight. He brings the people and situations he sings about to vibrant life with a warm, rich tenor that often slips into an aching falsetto to underline the overwhelming emotions that can move us to tears or laughter. In concert, Berkeley wins crowds over with his low-key charisma and hilarious between song banter. He usually introduces songs with long, intricate anecdotes and branching commentaries, using a manner that's more front porch than show biz, relaxing people without any apparent effort to be funny, a difficult balance to achieve. He weaves together fact, fiction and hyperbole into stories that often leave audiences in hysterics without resorting to obvious punch lines. His on stage narratives rarely repeat themselves and are full of the same astutely observed details that propel his songs. For more information, please go to St Clair Productions
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 10th, 2012 | 0 CommentsLa Terrasse by Jean-Claude Carrière May 10 thru May 20, 12 Translated and adapted by Eva Harris and Francine Le Roux Pacific Northwest premiere! Love is hard, but real estate is impossible. La Terrasse (The Terrace) is a wildly funny, absurdist farce of dissolving marriages, job-hunting, traffic jams, and house-hunting in our increasingly disconnected modern life. If something can go wrong, it will go wrong in this comedy of manners – but is anything really wrong? Playwright Jean-Claude Carrière won an Academy Award for his screenplay The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Director: Jackie Apodaca For more details on Ashland Oregon Theater at SOU http://www.sou.edu/theatre/patronres.html