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Gerry O’Beirne at Grizzly Peak Winery

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Gerry O'Beirne Thursday, November 17, 2016

Gerry O'Beirne is a renowned singer, songwriter, and guitarist (6 string guitar, tiple and ukulele, slide guitar, among others). He grew up in Ireland and West Africa. He currently resides near Dingle in Co Kerry. His own compositions blend the passion found in traditional music with the freshness of contemporary song. His album, Half Moon Bay, was cited as one of the 12 best releases of the year by Performing Songwriter magazine and was chosen as on of Folkworld's top Ten Albums of the year. [caption id="attachment_5375" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Gerry O'Beirne Gerry O'Beirne[/caption] The performance will take place in Grizzly Peak's barrel room. Wine and Irish stew will be available for purchase. Thursday November 17, 2016 at 7:00PM to 9:00PM Admission $20 / $18 for wine club members Tickets will soon be available at brownpapertickets.com

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Pine Mountain Lodge, A Musical at Oregon Cabaret Theatre

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Pine Mountain Lodge

Tickets $21.00 -35.00 -- November 17 – December 31, 2016

A musical featuring Irving Berlin holiday songs this world premier is a story of a returning World War II veteran who’s been tasked with shutting down his late father’s flagging upstate New York hotel, the Pine Mountain Lodge, discovers that the hotel is haunted by two quarreling ghosts – former lovers and famous dance partners. The ghosts put aside past grievances to convince the young man to put on one last show to save the hotel… [caption id="attachment_4856" align="aligncenter" width="510"]Pine Mountain Lodge Pine Mountain Lodge[/caption] To purchase tickets go to OCT's website. The Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland is popular with locals as well as visitors. OCT presents musicals, revues, local musicians, and comedies. The shows are presented in an elegant, theatre-dinner club setting in a restored, church and is on the National Historic register. The original church stained glass is still intact, as are the balconies.. Located in the heart of downtown Ashland, near the Chanticleer Inn B&B. A block from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Cabaret is located at the corner of First and Hargadine Street.

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Spotlight on Kenny Rogers

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Spotlight on Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers: Script by: Brian M. O'Connor

November 10 - November 20, 2016 at the Camelot Theatre

[caption id="attachment_4926" align="aligncenter" width="488"]Kenny Rogers Spotlight on Rogers[/caption]

About Spotlight on Kenny Rogers

Recently honored with The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Kenny Rogers has been writing and singing music since the 1950s. Name the genre; country, soft-rock, pop, contemporary or jazz - he has done it! Starring Duane George and with a script by Brian Michael O'Connor, Spotlight On Kenny Rogers features 23 hits, including: The Gambler, Lady, Lucille and Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town.

About Camelot Theatre

Camelot Theatre Company is located in Talent, Oregon in the beautiful Rogue Valley, just a few miles north of Ashland. A few minutes drive from the Chanticleer Inn, premier lodging in Ashland OR.

The Camelot has a wonderful new state-of-the-art building, the James M. Collier Theatre. Here is the 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. You can read a short history of the theatre company if you click here.

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Decision Tree for Shakespeare Plays

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Which Shakespeare Play Should You See First?

by Mya Gosling.

I found this 'cartoon' both humous and a fairly good breakdown of Shakespeare's canon. To see more of Mya Gosling's work go to her website called Peace, Good-Tickle Brain [caption id="attachment_5332" align="alignnone" width="510"]Mya Gosling Flowchart Mya Gosling's Flowchart to Find a Shakespeare Play[/caption]  

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Upper Rogue Wine Trail

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Upper Rogue Wine Trail

Last weekend friends and I did a wonderful wine tasting foray on the Upper Rogue Wine Trail. An alternative to the Applegate Valley wines, with equally beautiful country, and interesting wines. We went to three wineries: Del Rio Vineyards, Folin Cellars, and Kriselle Cellars. The tour plan was to taste three out of the six wineries on the Upper Rogue Wine Trail, and then end up at the Rogue Creamery cheese and Lillie Belle chocolate tasting rooms in Central Point. However, we took our sweet time sipping and relishing the wines, and we ran out of time. This only means we need to do the Wine Trail all over again, and try the other three wineries, and see if we can fit in the chocolate and cheese!

The consensus was ...

The wine tasters in the group preferred Folin Cellars' wines. The pouring room is stunningly elegant with lovely surrounding gardens. [caption id="attachment_5311" align="alignnone" width="300"]Folin logo on the tasting room wall Folin Logo[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_5310" align="alignnone" width="300"]Folin tasting room Wine tasting with dear friends. They tasted and I sniffed and drove -- great team work![/caption] Kriselle Cellars has great pizza, fabulous patio with beautiful views. Operating for just 4 years, Kriselle’s wines, while good now, will surely improve. [caption id="attachment_5317" align="alignnone" width="281"]Kriselle's Grand Entrance Kriselle's Grand Entrance[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5315" align="alignnone" width="300"]Rainbow over Kriselle's Vineyard Rainbow over Kriselle's Vineyard[/caption] Del Rio Vineyards had lovely wines, friendly staff, and a quaint historic building for their tasting room. [caption id="attachment_5318" align="alignnone" width="300"]Del Rio Winery Del Rio Vineyards[/caption] Locations: The Upper Rogue Wine Trail is about 35 minutes from the inn. Most of the wineries branch off Rt 234 running east-west just north of the Table Rock formations between Gold Hill (at I-5 Exit 43) and Butte Falls. www.upperrougewinetrail.com

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[caption id="attachment_5319" align="alignnone" width="300"]Cabernet Franc Trellis on the Upper Rogue Trail Cabernet Franc Trellis[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5320" align="alignnone" width="256"]Cabernet Franc ready to pick! Cabernet Franc ready to pick![/caption] [caption id="attachment_5321" align="alignnone" width="274"]Sippin' wine on Kriselle's patio -- looking cool in those shades Sippin' wine on Kriselle's patio -- looking cool in those shades[/caption]

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Kevin Nakatani at Oregon Cabaret Theatre

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Songs They Won’t Let Us Sing

Kevin Nakatani -- October 19, 2016 -- Tickets $15.00  Operatic bass Kevin Nakatani joins OCT Artistic Director Valerie Rachelle to perform their funny, heart-warming two person cabaret-style show. Oregon Cabaret Theatre is lucky to have Kevin for a one-night show with Valerie Rachelle. Perhaps the promise of singing songs "they" won't let them sing is too tempting?

Kevin Nakatani Bio:

Kevin Nakatani is on his 10th season with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater. Originally from Northern California, Kevin now calls Logan, UT his home. Outside of his roles performed with UFOMT, Mr. Nakatani has recently been seen locally as Doctor Grenvil in La Traviata and Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly with Utah Opera, Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Utah Lyric Opera, as well as Monterone in Rigoletto and Zuniga in Carmen with Opera Idaho. Prior to moving to Utah, Kevin has also appeared with West Bay Opera, Livermore Valley Opera, San Francisco Lyric Opera, and Opera San José. Kevin Nakatani Note: Online ticketing is unavailable for this show, instead call OCT The Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland is popular with locals as well as visitors. OCT presents musicals, revues, local musicians, and comedies. The shows are presented in an elegant, theatre-dinner club setting in a restored, church and is on the National Historic register. The original church stained glass is still intact, as are the balconies.. Chanticleer Inn B&B premiere lodging near the Cabaret Theatre, which located in the heart of downtown Ashland Oregon; and near to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Cabaret is located at the corner of First and Hargadine Street.

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Neil Simon “I Ought to Be in Pictures” at the Camelot Theatre

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I Ought to Be in Pictures

A Play Written by Neil Simon

October 12 - November 6, 2016

[caption id="attachment_4919" align="aligncenter" width="488"]Neil Simon "I Ought to Be In Pictures" by Neil Simon[/caption]  

About Neil Simon Play I Ought To Be In Pictures

In this Tony Award winning play, Herb Tucker, a Hollywood scriptwriter currently "freelancing", is surprised when his forgotten past reappears in the form of Libby, his teenage daughter who's trekked from Brooklyn to West Hollywood with hopes of becoming a movie star. Left 16 years ago, Libby barely remembers her father, but she is convinced that Herb holds the keys to the Hollywood Kingdom! With Steffy (his on and off again girlfriend) at his side, Herb decides to take another stab at fatherhood and hopefully this time, get it right.

About Camelot Theatre

Camelot Theatre Company is located in Talent, Oregon in the beautiful Rogue Valley, just a few miles north of Ashland. In just a few minutes drive from excellent lodging in Ashland OR, the Chanticleer Inn B&B.

The Camelot has a wonderful new state-of-the-art building, the James M. Collier Theatre. Here is the 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.

You can read a short history of the theatre company if you click here.

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Life-Uncorked! on Southern Oregon Wines

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Life-Uncorked! Reviews Southern Oregon Wines

[caption id="attachment_5306" align="aligncenter" width="245"]Life-Uncorked Life-Uncorked[/caption] Life-Uncorked -- web-based blog magazine -- writes a great article providing a wonderful list of some of the best wineries in Southern Oregon. All of these wineries are within easy driving distance from the Chanticleer Inn.

Southern Oregon: An Emerging, Exciting Wine Destination

by Susan Montgomery
When you think about Oregon wines, what comes to mind first?  Is it the Willamette Valley? If so, think again. Think the Rogue Valley, 230 miles south of Willamette around Medford, where you can find some of the best wines in the country—wines that are certainly comparable in quality to the wonderful Willamette wines—not just Pinot Noirs, but also Tempranillos, Chardonnays, Syrahs, Viogniers, Malbecs, Cab Francs and more. Medford is easily accessible, too, about 30 miles from the California and Oregon border. The microclimates and varied terrain (high and low, mountains, valleys, deserts and rivers) of this beautiful area are conducive to nurturing a wide range of varietals. While the area was virtually undiscovered a few years ago, it is now emerging on the radar of many wine connoisseurs. At least 150 wineries are currently thriving in the area and more are coming on board all the time. But for visitors, the region is still a very desirable wine destination with its boutique, welcoming, mostly family-run wineries in picturesque settings, and most with reasonable tasting room and wine prices.  [read more ...]

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Brent and Erika Schindele at Oregon Cabaret Theatre

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He Loves and She Loves

September 28, 2016 --Tickets $15.00 Husband and wife Brent and Erika Schindele present their two person show, and evening of love songs from Boy Meets Girl to Happily Ever After. [caption id="attachment_4844" align="aligncenter" width="510"]Brent and Erika Schindele Husband and wife Brent and Erika Schindele[/caption] To buy tickets click here for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre website. The Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland is popular with locals as well as visitors.  OCT presents musicals, revues, local musicians, and comedies. The shows are presented in an elegant, theatre-dinner club setting in a restored, church and is on the National Historic register. The original church stained glass is still intact, as are the balconies.. Located in the heart of downtown near the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and excellent lodging in Ashland Oregon, the Cabaret is located at the corner of First and Hargadine Street.

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Rocky Horror Show, October 2016

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The Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror Show October 12th – October 31st, 2016

The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics, and book by Richard O'Brien. A funny and campy salute to the sci-fi and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s. The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple Janet and Brad, who are caught in a storm and find "refuge" in the mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, an utterly mad transvestite scientist who on that very night is unveiling his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky Horror, complete "with blond hair and a tan".

[caption id="attachment_4814" align="aligncenter" width="510"]Rocky Horror Show Rocky Horror Show[/caption] To buy tickets click here for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre website. The Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland is popular with locals as well as visitors. OCT presents musicals, revues, local musicians, and comedies. The shows are presented in an elegant, theatre-dinner club setting in a restored, church and is on the National Historic register. The original church stained glass is still intact, as are the balconies.. Located in the heart of downtown Ashland near Chanticleer Inn bed and breakfast. A block from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Cabaret is located at the corner of First and Hargadine Street.

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