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Rouge Valley on Tap Brewery Tours

May 25th, 2014 by Julie

people drinking beerIndigo Creek Outfitters at 130 A street Ashland offers Rouge Valley Brewery Tours from Thursday through Saturday every week.

The tours start at their A street location, but they can also pick you up at the Blue Moon. These five hour tours will take you to four or five breweries. You will meet the owners and brewers of these incredible breweries on these personalized tours. There will be appetizers and tastings at every brewery, this is a great tour for all who love craft beers.

For more information go to http://indigocreekoutfitters.com/tours/rogue-valley-breweries/

Water by the Spoonful at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland Oregon

May 15th, 2014 by Julie

water by the spoonful“Water by the Spoonful”  a 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Shishir Kurup.

The scene….. Six years after Elliot is wounded in Iraq.  An aspiring actor Elliot ( played by Daniel Jose Molina) has to make ends meet by working at a sandwich shop, that he really hates. He’s dealing with the pain of his wounds and the pain of his childhood with a mother who was in the grip of addiction and was incapable of caring for him.

The play delves into the lives of addicts on a cyber chat room, who are dealing with drug addiction and recovery. We meet ” Haikumom” ( the moderator )  ”Orangutan”  ( a girl wondering if she should find her birth mother ) and “Chutes&Ladders”  ( an African American man in his 50′s ) Their lives intersect in surprising ways as the play goes on.

Elliot and his older cousin Yaz ( who is going through a divorce)  are dealing with their gravely ill beloved Aunt, who raised Elliot when his mother abandoned him.

Elliot finds out that Haikumom is his mother Odessa, he has to face the trauma of of his childhood. Elliot and his mother are haunted by the past.

The play is full of unforgettable characters in the virtual world and the physical world, also the harrowing consequences of drug addiction. This story in many ways is inspiring with complex relationships and even love

A not to be missed play!!!

.For tickets go to https://www.osfashland.org/experience-osf/current-season/buy-tickets.aspx

 

Lithia Artisans Market along Ashland Creek opens for 2014

May 14th, 2014 by Julie

lithia artists  on the creekLithia Artisans Market  opened for 2014 on Saturday  May 3rd. The artisans market is a collective of  local and regional artists and craftspeople of all kinds.

Every year there seem to be more artisans to look at as you wander through the quaint little alley behind the restaurants and bars on Ashlands Plaza. If you are looking for something unique and authentic look no further than this outdoor market along Ashland Creek.

Wonderfully inspiring music supplied by many of our local musicians regale you as you stroll through stalls offering clothing,photography,leather work,woodwork,jewelry,glass,pottery and all sorts of art and much more.music on the creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the new artisans is former Ashland Inn Keeper Barbara Shoonover.  Barbara makes absolutely beautiful scarves and shawls, they are very unusual and innovative she also does weaving too. Go along to her stall you will be amazed at her creations, tell her we sent you!

The market is open every Saturday and Sunday from May until October.

Bring beauty into your life and joy in your heart, we hope to see you there on our glorious Ashland weekends to support local art, crafts, music and culture.

For more information go to lithiaartisansmarket.com

 

 

 

New Restaurant to open at 50 Main Street Ashland

May 10th, 2014 by Julie

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As the Ella Fitzgerald song goes ” At last my love has come along”  Well not love exactly, but we have waited a long time for the space that housed the former  Chateaulin Restaurant  to be occupied again.

After looking so sad for so long it’s great to have an exciting new restaurant  Harvey’s Place  take it’s place among the other wonderful eateries in town.

The new owners Rob and Anny Harvey, who also own  Beasy’s on the Creek  will offer Pacific Northwest Cuisine and perhaps even some of the old Chateaulin favorites.

Rob and Anny have been renovating the space for several months.  We can’t wait to see what they have done with the place.  Harvey’s is set to open sometime in July, no actual date yet.  Keep watching this blog for more information. We will let you know as soon as we know when the actual opening date will be. See you there!!!

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Bryan Cranston nominated for a Tony Award for “All the Way”

May 6th, 2014 by Julie

 

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The award winning play commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival  ” All the Way “ by Robert Schenkkan and directed by Bill Rauch.   Had it’s world premiere here in Ashland in July of 2012.

It was a huge success at the OSF that year.  Since then Bill Rauch ( OSF artistic director)  has taken the play to Broadway in New York.

Last week the the play was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor… Bryan Cranston   (best known for his title role in Breaking Bad)  and also nominated for Best Play.  The Tony awards will be handed out on June 8th. at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

Bill Rauch says ” I couldn’t be more proud and grateful, it’ a home grown play. We developed it, and I’m so proud of our actors and the other artists and our audience.”

“The Great Society” Schenkkan’s  follow up to ‘All the Way” will open at the Bowmer Theatre in Ashland on July 27th.  Jack Willis will again reprise the role of Lyndon Johnson.

To get tickets go to www.osfashland.org

 

 

 

Ashland Oregon the Gem of the North West

May 2nd, 2014 by Julie

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Ashland Oregon is a jewel box town set in the bucolic mountains of southern Oregon.

This lively and beautiful town is the hub for the arts including a world class award winning Theater company also galleries, music and much more…

For more information about Ashland go to www.ashlandchamber.com

2014 Rogue Valley Bird Day in Ashland Oregon

April 29th, 2014 by Julie

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Join bird lovers on May 10th from 8 am- noon for the celebration of International Migratory Birds at the North Mountain Park Nature Center located at 620 North Mountain Ave. Ashland.

Find out  ” Why Birds Matter ”   and the many ways birds have a positive affect on our environment and us.

Fun for all the family, there will be art, poetry and music. Also guided bird walks and a bird calling contest.

For more information call 541-488-6606

New season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland Oregon

April 22nd, 2014 by Julie

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Spring is here and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is well under way.
Jean-Pierre and I have seen four of this seasons plays so far.
The Tempest:  (Magical)
Cocoanuts : ( Hilariously Funny)
The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window: 
( Tumultuous and Compelling) and

The Comedy of Errors: . ( Comic High Jinks).

We have thoroughly enjoyed every single play, we’re especially excited to see the rest of the plays this season. We look forward to spirited discussions every morning at breakfast and the sheer delight of another season of fabulous performances.

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

April 18th, 2014 by Julie

Jean-Pierre and I saw The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window early last month and we have been thinking about it ever since.    Isn’t that what any playwright wants us to do?

The first act peeked our interest, we were intrigued by Sidney and Iris, beautifully played by Sofia Jean Gomez and newcomer to OSF Ron Menzel. We wanted to know more about them and their Sidney brusteinfriends and family. Mavis who is the older married and successful sister of Iris is played by Erica Sullivan, she completely captures the stronger and more rational sister.  We eagerly awaited the arrival in the second act of the third and younger sister Gloria, but this is where the play takes a different path.  Gloria arrives and everything spirals out of control.

Sidney Brustein was the last play written by playwright Lorraine Hansberry, born in 1930. She died of cancer at the age of 34 soon after the play opened in 1964.

The 1960′s were very turbulent times the play captures a haunting time when if any man tried to make the country a better place he could be assassinated.

We really liked Sidney and Iris, we wanted the best for them, we wanted passionately for them to live through those tough and revolutionary times and grow old together. We hope they did!

13th. Annual Ashland International Film Festival from April 3rd. to April 7th.

March 13th, 2014 by Julie

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Every spring film enthusiasts from around the country descend on Ashland for the Ashland International Film Festival to enjoy over 80 films and documentaries.

Most of the films are shown at the historic art-deco Varsity Theater but also at the Old Armory as well. The festival is included in the ” A thousand places to see before you die” book.

So if you love to watch movies, that you will not be able to see anywhere else look no further than Ashland.

For more information and tickets go to Ashland Film Festival

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