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Five picks for live entertainment

'Spotlight on 'The Day the Music Died'

Robbie DaCosta, Bart Grady and Rigo Jimenez pay tribute to the Big Bopper, Buddy Holly and Richie Valenz in the musical spotlight "The Day the Music Died" at Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Roy Von Rains directs. Musical accompaniment will be by bassist Dave Miller, drummer Tom Stamper and sax player Gordon Greenley. Look for such hits as "Peggy Sue," "Donna" and "Chantilly Lace." The show opens Friday, March 31, and runs through April 16. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets can be purchased online at camelottheatre.org or by calling 541-535-5250.

'Shakespeare in Love'

Poor Will Shakespeare has a colossal case of writer's block. His new play — a half-baked mess called "Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate’s Daughter" is overdue. His patrons want a comedy, but he hungers for something more. Then he meets Viola, a smart beauty with a big secret. Christopher Liam Moore directs this adaptation of Marc Norman's and Tom Stoppard's screenplay. The show runs through Oct. 29 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Showtimes, ticket prices and information available at www.osfashland.org.

Roxy Ann Gem and Mineral Show

Rocks, gemstones and minerals will be displayed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 1-2, in the Olsrud Arena at The Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Look for door prizes, a raffle, vendors, a silent auction, thunder egg putting games and a fluorescent rock display. Items from Crater Rock Museum will be auctioned at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, with proceeds to benefit the museum and Earth sciences education. Admission is $5, $3 for seniors and $2 for students. Kids 5 and younger get in free.

Bad Film Society

As a spoof on the Ashland Independent Film Festival, the Bad Film Society presents its Ashland Co-Dependent Film Festival at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in the Ashland Elks Lodge basement. The entrance is on Will Dodge Way, in the alley between East Main Street, Lithia Way and First and Second Streets. A feature-length and short films will be shown. Look for a Frankenstein-style mad scientist played by Bela Lugosi, the world's largest collection of toilet seat art, the band KISS showing up to perform at a high school homecoming dance, comedian Louis CK's take on Catholicism and more. Bring bad DVDs, tapes or books to give away and a potluck dinner dish. Admission is $4.

'Southern Oregon's Smokejumpers'

Author and retired journalist Paul Fattig will present "Southern Oregon's Smokejumpers: Their Base of Danger" at noon Wednesday, April 5, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Airborne firefighters were based at the Siskiyou Smokejumper Base in the Illinois Valley south of Grants Pass. The base, closed in 1981 and now the Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum, was one of four aerial firefighter bases in the nation in 1943. The talk is part of the Southern Oregon Historical Society's Windows in Time lecture series. Bring a sack lunch.




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