Ashland Fly Shop Spey Clinic — March 9

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 20th, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Ashland Fly Shop: a Spey Clinic at Touvelle Park

Ashland Fly Shop has invited back George Cook, a Sage Sales Rep. on March 9 2014 to conduct a Spey Clinic. [caption id="attachment_3644" align="alignright" width="300"]Ashland Fly Shop Spey Clinic Ashland Fly Shop Spey Clinic[/caption] George is a gifted caster and an entertaining teacher. His approach to casting while technical, is very practical and experienced based. The class will focus on sink-tip fishing with Skagit lines and the appropriate casts to accommodate sink-tip fishing, like the double spey and Snap-T family of casts. All skill levels are welcome. If you have a spey rod, bring it. We can evaluate your rod/line set-up and make sure it is well matched and properly rigged. If not, there will be plenty Sage and Redington rods to use. When: Sunday, March 9, 9am to 2pm Where: Tou Velle Park Cost: $100 How to Pay: Call the Ashland Fly Shop  (541) 488-6454, stop by, or purchase online. Class size is limited to 10.   Be prepared for winter weather, bring a lunch/snacks/drinks if necessary

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Comedy of Errors Opens February 20

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 12th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Comedy of Errors opens February 20 in the Thomas

Comedy of Errors, directed by Kent Gash, written (of course) by William Shakespeare, with Rodney Gardiner playing Dromio and Dromio, runs all season long starting February 20. This play holds a warm place in my heart.  Years ago (too many to count and tell) my twin sister and I attended this play on a double date.  During the intermission, we changed shirts and switched dates.  When some women in the ladies room questioned our quick change act, we defended the switch by saying, "Take twins to see Comedy of Errors, and what do you expect would happen?"  The general consensus among the ladies was that the unwitting gentlemen asked for it.

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Oregon Cabaret Theatre presents “Double Trouble” Feb-Mar

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 10th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oregon Cabaret Theatre "Double Trouble"

[caption id="attachment_3651" align="alignright" width="250"]Oregon Cabaret Theatre Oregon Cabaret Theatre[/caption] Set in Hollywood in the early 1940s, the show features Jimmy & Bobby Martin, a pair of song-writing brothers summoned to a major movie studio and given the golden opportunity to write a song for the movies…on the double. Their efforts are interrupted by wacky characters including the boorish studio boss, an ancient sound engineer, an effete director, a sleazy agent and a buxom, scheming screen siren - all played by the same two singing, dancing, piano-playing actors in a rambunctious musical tour-de-farce written by Bob and Jim Walton. The Oregon Cabaret Theatre is a favorite musical venue for both visitors and locals alike. If you're in the mood for a tuneful campy romp, go to the Cabaret for dining and entertainment.  Open on Monday nights. February 7 – March 30 Previews February 5 & 6 Performances Thursday – Sunday @ 8:00 Sunday Brunch matinees @ 1:00 For more information visit their website

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Fireworks ensemble in Medford, February 20

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 10th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Craterian Theater at the Collier Center presents Fireworks ensemble

[caption id="attachment_3606" align="alignright" width="210"]Fireworks ensemble Fireworks ensemble[/caption] Critics hail this classically trained but musically fearless group’s ability to build a bridge between the contemporary classical new music ensemble and mainstream pop audiences. For over ten years,  cutting-edge Fireworks ensemble  have succeeded in weaving songs from a vast array of time periods and styles into a cohesive symphonic fabric lauded by critics and audiences nationwide. American Tapestry is a vibrant and imaginative mix of great American folk, rock, jazz and classical music. February 20, 2014, 7:30 pm 23 S. Central Ave, Medford, OR 97501 Box Office: 541-779-3000

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Drew Carey at the Craterian February 14

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 9th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Craterian Theater at the Collier Center presents Drew Carey

[caption id="attachment_3603" align="alignright" width="210"]Drew Carey Drew Carey[/caption] Stand-up comedian, actor, producer and host of "The Price Is Right", Drew Carey will “come on down” to the Craterian Theater to share his singular brand of humor. Carey’s comedic talents were enjoyed by millions via his two concurrent and long-running hit TV shows, The Drew Carey Show and Whose Line Is It Anyway? Bring your sweetheart for a Valentine’s date night filled with unbridled laughter. You won’t have to wonder “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” because, this time, every uproarious one of them will be Drew’s! Please note: for mature audiences only. February 14, 2014, 7:30 pm 23 S. Central Ave, Medford, OR 97501 Box Office: 541-779-3000

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Holly Near in Ashland Feb 15

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 9th, 2014 | 1 Comments

Holly Near with emma's revolution and John Bucchino

St. Claire Eclectic Music Concert Series presents Holly Near. Call for social change and justice in music.  Listen here for samples of Holly's work with emma's revolution. Saturday, February 15, 2014 8pm Tickets: $25/advance, $28/door, $10/teens 12-17, children under 12 are free with paying adult. Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland [caption id="attachment_3568" align="alignright" width="300"]Holly Near Holly Near[/caption]

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2014 Shakespeare Festival Opens — February 14

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 9th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oregon Shakespeare Festival opening night is nearly upon us!

Already? YES, indeed! Attend any and all of the 2014 opening Shakespeare Festival plays and celebrate Valentine's Day with drama, music and wit. Friday, February 14th, the Tempest Directed by Tony Taccone, Prospero played by Denis Arndt. February 15th, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window Directed by Juliette Carrillo, written by Lorraine Hansberry (her 'other' more well known play is Raisin in the Sun February 16th opens the much awaited Marx Brother's adaptation of The Cocoanuts Directed by David Ivers, Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin, Book by Georges S. Kaufman and adapted by OSF's very own Mark Bedard.  

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Ashland Plaza in Lights and Snow

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: December 8th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ashland Plaza All Lit Up

Just at sunset, after a snow fall, Ashland Plaza feels very magical ... [caption id="attachment_3518" align="alignleft" width="300"]Christmas Tree in Ashland Plaza Christmas Tree in Ashland Plaza[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_3519" align="alignright" width="300"]From the Ashland Plaza, a December Sunset From the Ashland Plaza, a December Sunset[/caption]  

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Chanticleer Inn B&B Winter Garden

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: December 7th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lately, it's looking a lot like winter at the inn. We had lots of snow yesterday that covered the Chanticleer Inn's garden! Here are some images: [caption id="attachment_3513" align="alignleft" width="300"]Snow Covered Fern in the Chanticleer Inn's Shade Garden Snow Covered Fern in the Chanticleer Inn's Shade Garden[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3514" align="alignleft" width="224"]New Zealand Flax in the Chanticleer Inn's Side Yard New Zealand Flax in the Chanticleer Inn's Side Yard[/caption]     [caption id="attachment_3515" align="alignleft" width="224"]Hawthorne Berries with 'Snowcaps" in the Front of the Chanticleer Inn Hawthorne Berries with 'Snowcaps" in the Front of the Chanticleer Inn[/caption]

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Kelly Joe Phelps comes to Ashland!

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kelly Joe Phelps -- extraordinary Bluesman, Slide Guitarist

[caption id="attachment_3489" align="alignright" width="300"]Kelly Joe Phelps Kelly Joe Phelps[/caption] A writer at the San Diego Troubadour described guitarist and songwriter Kelly Joe Phelps as, "The Phantom Monk Of Folk- Blues," and rightly so. Over the past 17 years of recording and touring, Phelps has been talked about as much for his passionate, spirit-driven, lone musical ways as for the inventiveness of his playing and singing. Listen to a song and then you'll know you have to come. Saturday, October 26, 2013 • 8pm Tickets: $20/advance, $22/door, $10/teens 12-17, children under 12 are free with paying adult. Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain, Ashland

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