Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: June 18th, 2014 | 0 Comments[caption id="attachment_3795" align="alignright" width="140"] Happiest Song Plays Last[/caption]
The Happiest Song Plays Last is the Final Show Announced for the 2015 SeasonBill Rauch, Oregon Shakespeare Festival's artistic director, announced on June 12th that The Happiest Song Plays Last, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes will open in the Thomas Theatre in early July 2015. Shishir Kurup will be directing. Kurup is directing the this year's production of Water by the Spoonful, which is the second play in the Elliot Trilogy by Hudes. Rauch had announced 10 of the 2015 season plays in early March 2014. At that time he was still searching for the 'right' play to round off the third show to open in the Thomas Theater. The Happiest Song Plays Last will begin previews July 7 and run through November 1.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: June 18th, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bear Creek Greenway in USA Today "15 Fantastic US Bike Trails"
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: June 16th, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kate Vogt Introduces Fellow Actor PicassoOregon Shakespeare Festival has been creating a series of small 'behind the scenes' videos, this one about the Dog of Verona, Crab struck my fancy and my funny bone. In this video, Kate Vogt and Picasso talk about performing in Two Gentlemen of Verona, the role of Crab done by Picasso and their relationship. O.K., O.K. ... Kate does the talking and Picasso does the drooling. Picasso is the only male performer in the play.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: June 13th, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fodors Travel Puts Ashland on its Best Small Town ListThis of course doesn't surprise many of us who live in and love this town. See the article on CNN. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"] Fodors list Ashland in its best small town[/caption]
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: June 12th, 2014 | 0 Comments
A Fawn is Born[caption id="attachment_3775" align="alignright" width="225"] The Fawn Less Than a Few Hours Old[/caption] A baby deer arrived early Sunday morning on June 8th -- the newest addition to the "herd".
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: May 28th, 2014 | 0 Comments[caption id="attachment_3765" align="alignright" width="274"] Apple Rose and Plum Tart[/caption]
Apple Rose and Plum TartLately I have been experimenting with the apple rose tart idea. This version's "crust" has walnuts and dates, sweetened with a little bit of maple syrup. A fruit compote was spread over the crust, then plums and apples layered on top. Today's version is gluten-free and low in fat. Instead of fruit compote, I've also pureed non-fat yogurt and over-ripe bananas -- this yields a very sweet creamy filling with little to no added sugar. Recipes for apple rose tart are varied and one can find more than a few variations online. There are quite a number of 'how to' YouTube videos available. Many demonstrate techniques that are overly complicated. I'm still playing with the recipe streamlining the technique. This will be in my new cookbook.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: May 27th, 2014 | 1 Comments[caption id="attachment_3824" align="alignright" width="300"] Brew Tour Stop[/caption]
Beer Tasting Tours by Indigo Creek OutfittersWant the insider's sip on some local Rogue Valley nano- and micro-breweries? Go with Indigo Creek Outfitters visit 4 places with snacks and flights. Interested? For more information, here's the link
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: May 15th, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ain’t Misbehavin’ June 6 - August 31[caption id="attachment_3664" align="alignright" width="250"] Ain't Misbehavin'[/caption] In Ain’t Misbehavin’, the soul of 1930s Harlem is captured in this finger-snapping and toe tapping revue. Thomas “Fats” Waller was an iconic musical force, known for his exuberant personality, energetic stride-piano playing, infectious humor and jumping beat. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes his good-time joie-de-vivre as a versatile cast sings, dances and carries on to the songs he made famous: Jitterbug Waltz, This Joint Is Jumpin’, Your Feets Too Big, Spreadin’ Rhythm Around, Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now, Honeysuckle Rose and, of course, Ain’t Misbehavin’. Sassy, silly, sultry and with moments of devastating beauty. Oregon Cabaret Theatre hits the spot if you're looking for fun, talented and snazzy-jazzy entertainment. One of Ashland's performing arts venues that have shows on Monday nights! June 6 – August 31 Previews June 4 & 5 Performances Wednesday – Monday @ 8:00 (no show July 4) Sunday Brunch matinees @ 1:00 For more information visit Oregon Cabaret Theatre's website
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: May 8th, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ashland Spring Sidewalk Sale: May 16-18, 2014Spring Sidewalk sale, an annual event sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, involves many stores in the Historic Downtown and the Railroad District. Popular with both locals and out of town visitors. With one or two exceptions, all of Ashland's stores are independently-owned; they carry one of a kind art items and clothing. Friday and Saturday: 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. For more information.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: May 7th, 2014 | 0 Comments