Blog

Martin Gershwitz at Grizzly Peak Winery

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: | 0 Comments

Martin Gershwitz Plays at Grizzly Peak Winery

[caption id="attachment_5831" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Martin Gershwitz Martin Gershwitz[/caption] Location: Grizzly Peak Winery Date:  April 4th Time:  7pm Admission:  $15 Martin Gerschwitz is a classically trained, German born, keyboard master who began his career performing music with big German Orchestras before going on to touring with the likes of Eric Burdon and the Animals, Iron Butterfly, Meat Loaf, Lita Ford, and many more. He has perfected his own style utilizing both his classical background and rock influence that make his music, and his shows, a very versatile, unique, and delightful experience. Learn more about Martin at his website

Grizzly Peak Winery

Nestled on the slopes of Grizzly Peak, just north of, and a few minutes from, downtown Ashland, Oregon. This family-owned and community-focused winery grows their own grapes with care and to make their wines with love of the craft. They produce the highest quality hand-crafted wines made from carefully tended grapes grown by them in their own estate vineyard.

Read More

The All Night Strut at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: | 0 Comments

Oregon Cabaret Theatre does "The All Night Strut!"

[caption id="attachment_5463" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Oregon Cabaret Theatre Performs "All Night Strut" Oregon Cabaret Theatre Performs "All Night Strut!"[/caption]

April 20 – June 25, 2017

A two-act musical celebration of the 1930s - 1940s filled with jazz, blues, bebop, and American songbook standards. Weaving together the work of legendary songwriters, such as, Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Cab Calloway, and the Gershwin's, the story moves through time and place to highlight a slick slice of yesteryear and capture a beloved American era. About the Show Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Fran Charnas, swing’s the thing in the The All Night Strut! From touring with the Glenn Miller Orchestra to performing with the Boston Pops, this classy, sassy musical revue has played the world over to record breaking houses and garnered rave reviews from critics. For more information and tickets go to Oregon Cabaret Theatre's website

Read More

The Foreigner at the Camelot Theatre

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: | 0 Comments

The Foreigner

April 26 - May 21, 2017 The Foreigner Starring Shirley Patton Directed by Joanna Goff Tickets: $18 - $34

[caption id="attachment_5559" align="aligncenter" width="352"]The Foreigner The Foreigner[/caption] Local Rogue Valley theatre legend Shirley Patton will once again grace the Camelot stage starring in The Foreigner. The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer. This time Froggy has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. Froggy must leave, so in an attempt to help his shy friend, he tells Betty (Patton), the owner of the lodge that Charlie is a foreigner that neither speaks nor understands English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should - the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate. What he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant. Camelot Theatre Company is located in Talent, Oregon in the beautiful Rogue Valley, just a few miles north of Ashland. We perform in the brand new state-of-the-art James M. Collier Theatre. Here is our Mission Statement:
To be of service to the Rogue Valley, Oregon, by producing high-quality affordable plays, musicals and musical events while providing a supportive environment for professional and amateur theatre artists and technicians and inspiring and training adults, teens and children in the theatre arts.
For more information and to purchase tickets to this performance at the Camelot Theatre go to their website.  

Read More

Chamber Music Concert: Tallis Scholars

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: | 0 Comments

Tallis Scholars Special Monday Concert

[caption id="attachment_5367" align="aligncenter" width="425"]Tallis Scholars Tallis Scholars[/caption] Director Peter Phillips founded The Tallis Scholars in 1973. Through recordings and concert performances, the choir has established itself as the leading exponent of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. They perform in both sacred and secular venues, usually giving around 70 concerts each year across the globe. In 2013 the group celebrated their 40th anniversary with a world tour performing 99 events in 80 venues in 16 countries and traveling sufficient air miles to circumnavigate the globe four times. EVENING SERIES: MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017 – 7:30PM "Metamorphosis" Music by H. Praetorius, Gibbons, Pärt, Sheppard, Tavener, Stravinsky, Palestrina, Gallus, Mouton, Eccard, Torrentes, and Holst PLEASE NOTE: THIS CONCERT IS ON MONDAY EVENING.
"What makes the Tallis Scholars so special is not what they sing, but how they sing it… Sheer magic.” Birmingham Post (United Kingdom) "I have heard the Tallis Scholars half a dozen times, and I remain impressed by their purity of tone and beautiful blend of voices… Will I be there next year to hear the Scholars? You bet I will.” Boston Music Intelligencer
For more information and to purchase tickets go to the Chamber Music Concert's website.

Read More

Table Rock Geology and Its Influence on Plant Communities

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: | 0 Comments

Table Rock Geology and Its Influence on Plant Communities, a Siskiyou Field Institute Class

[caption id="attachment_5810" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Geology on table rock Grass widows, Olsynium douglasii, Table Rock Geology Photo by Ellen Campbell[/caption] Instructor: Larry Broeker Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017 Location: Introduction at Central Point Library; class will then carpool to Upper Table Rock parking lot. Tuition: $60 We will examine the geologic events that shaped architecture of the Rogue Valley and surrounding foothills, specifically the origin and transformation of the Table Rocks. This field course begins with an introductory slide presentation at the Central Point Library, then continues in the field with a hike up the Upper Table Rock trail to the summit, then travel to various points of geologic and ecologic interest on its southeast arm. On our trip, we will observe mass-wasting processes of erosion as well as explore three distinct microhabitats that host diverse plant communities. Register for this course.

About Siskiyou Field Institute

Siskiyou Field Institute offers wonderful immersive workshops and classes for those who what to learn about natural history of the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion. This special area of the world is one of the six global "hot spots" for flora and fauna biodiversity. The Chanticleer Inn has a history of supporting SFI and promoting their education, research and community programs.

Read More

Mary Orlin Wine and Food Writer on Southern Oregon Wines

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: | 0 Comments

Five Southern Oregon wine tasting Stops, a San Jose, Mercury News article

Mary Orlin a well known wine and food writer identifies five Southern Oregon wine tasting stops Here’s yet another article on Southern Oregon wine region, comparing here to the Willamette Valley wines. The article suggests 5 wineries starting in West Medford at Dancin. Going into Jacksonville to stop at Quady North (one of my favorites). Then out in the Applegate Valley to visit Plaisance Ranch, Schmidt Family Vineyards, and Serra Vineyards. All doable in an afternoon from the Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast in Ashland Oregon. [caption id="attachment_5819" align="aligncenter" width="350"]In the barrel room at Plaisance Ranch In the barrel room at Plaisance Ranch[/caption]

About Mary Orlin

Orlin is the wine and food writer for the Bay Area News Group and a James Beard Award and Emmy award-winning journalist, Certified Sommelier and WSET Advanced certified wine professional and frequent wine judge. Prior to 2014, Mary contributed to local and national wine publications, and produced the wine TV show "In Wine Country" on NBC for nine seasons. Mary's journalism career began at CNN in Atlanta. Mary Orlin @winefashionista

Read More

The Day the Music Died, Spotlight at the Camelot

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: | 0 Comments

Spotlight on The Day the Music Died

Spotlight On The Day The Music Died

Starring Alex Boyles & Rigo Jimenez

March 30 - April 16, 2017

Directed by Roy Von Rains, Jr.

Tickets: $22 - $33

[caption id="attachment_5555" align="aligncenter" width="352"]Spotlight at the Camelot The Day the Music Died The Day the Music Died[/caption] In February 1959, American rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, were killed in an Iowa plane crash. The event was later immortalized in a song by singer-songwriter Don McLean in his 1971 song "American Pie." Camelot presents Spotlight On The Day The Music Died, celebrating the contributions Holly, Valens and Richardson made during their brief careers to American music, including "Peggy Sue", "That'll Be The Day", "It's So Easy", "La Bamba", "Donna", "Come On Let's Go", "Chantilly Lace", "White Lightning", "Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor", "Little Red Riding Hood", and more. Camelot Theatre Company is located in Talent, Oregon in the beautiful Rogue Valley, just a few miles north of Ashland. We perform in the brand new state-of-the-art James M. Collier Theatre. Here is our Mission Statement:
To be of service to the Rogue Valley, Oregon, by producing high-quality affordable plays, musicals and musical events while providing a supportive environment for professional and amateur theatre artists and technicians and inspiring and training adults, teens and children in the theatre arts.
For more information and to purchase tickets to this performance at the Camelot Theatre go to their website.  

Read More

Jay Nicholas: Bug n’ Brew Fly Fishing Class at Ashland Fly Shop

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: | 0 Comments

Jay Nicholas

[caption id="attachment_5779" align="aligncenter" width="435"]Jay Nicholas Jay Nicholas[/caption] Jay Nicholas is one of fly-fishing’s resident all-stars. If you haven’t seen one his recently published books like Advanced Intruder Strategies or Intruder Essentials, you have likely seen one of his many tying videos. A retired fish biologist, Jay has a fervent passion for salmon, steelhead, sea bass, albacore, and every other fish that swims off the Pacific coast. Join Jay Nicholas on Friday night in the Ashland Fly Shop for a book signing; and again for his tying class and presentation Saturday. Schedule: Friday, March 24, 2017
  • 2-5pm Book Signing and Q & A with Jay
Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • 1-4 pm: Steelhead Tying Class: Tube Flies ($50) Learn to tie steelhead tube flies like intruders, bunny and marabou leeches, and the silveynator. These are bread and butter flies that get 'em!
  • 4-6 pm: Tidewater Chinook Flies and Video with Jay Nicholas (Free!)

Bug n' Brew is a series of classes and workshops hosted by Ashland Fly Shop on the corner of Main St. and 3rd St in Ashland Oregon. This year (2017) you will have the opportunity to take a class from some of the Northwest’s most innovative steelhead fly tyers. Each class is $50, or all four classes at a discount of $180. Following the class, each tyer will give a free presentation on various topics. Check out the schedule here and get signed up while there’s still room!

Read More

Oregon Cheese Festival 2017

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: | 0 Comments

Oregon Cheese Festival March 18 & 19, 2017

Oregon Cheese Festival in Central Point at the Rogue Creamery

The 13th Annual Oregon Cheese Festival is open Saturday, March 18th from 11-5 at Rogue Creamery, 311 N. Front St., (Hwy. 99) in Central Point. Visitors will sample a variety Oregonian cheese: cow, sheep, and goat cheese.  What better to pair these cheese, than with Oregon wines, beer, cider, and other local artisan gourmet foods? For more information A $15 advance ticket ($20 at the door) for the Saturday festival, includes sampling and demonstrations. Children under 12 free. An additional $10 for wine flights. [caption id="attachment_4961" align="aligncenter" width="250"]Oregon cheese guild logo, cheese festival in Central Point Cheese Festival[/caption] The festival has been growing steadily every year. Last year we had 95 different vendors and attracted over 4,000 enthusiasts in one day. In 2017 we anticipate over 105 vendors and over 4000 guests. Culture Magazine, one of the leading periodicals in the cheese industry, called the Oregon Cheese Festival one of the Ten Best Cheese Festivals. For Friday the night before the festival there is the Cheese and Wine Makers Dinner,$125.00  6pm March 17th at the Inn at the Commons. [caption id="attachment_4967" align="aligncenter" width="267"]Gordon Edgar's book Cheesemonger the life on the wedge Image of Gordon Edgar's book cover Cheesemonger life on the wedge[/caption] Many people come to the Rogue Valley for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Crater Lake National Park, for lodging in Ashland Oregon visit the Chanticleer Inn B&B.

Read More

Chamber Music Concert: Enso String Quartet

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: | 0 Comments

Enso String Quartet

[caption id="attachment_5362" align="aligncenter" width="436"]Enso String Quartet Enso String Quartet[/caption] Enso String Quartet, founded at Yale University in 1999, has risen to the front rank of string ensembles. The quartet has won numerous awards, including top prizes at the Concert Artists Guild competition and the Banff International String Quartet Competition. Based in New York, the group has toured extensively, most recently in the US, Brazil, and Mexico. Enso is derived from the Japanese Zen painting of the circle, which represents many things: perfection and imperfection, the moment of chaos that is creation, the emptiness of the void, the endless circle of life, and the fullness of the spirit. Location: SOU Music Recital Hall EVENING SERIES: FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017 – 7:30PM Wolf – Italian Serenade Puccini – "I crisantemi" Ginastera – String Quartet no. 2, Op. 26 Ravel – String Quartet in F Major For more information on Chamber Music Concerts go to the website

Read More