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Family Saturdays at the Schneider

Family Saturday at the Schneider Museum of Art continues this Saturday with:

10 to 11a.m. &

Stories Songs From Around the World. Join storyteller/musician Steve Berman for stories world sing-along accompanied by folk instruments from around the globe. Sure to please all ages.

— to 2:30 p.m. &

Hands-On Workshop: Weaving. Learn to use simple homemade looms to make creative art weavings full or color and texture. Adults and children. Cost: $3. Call 552-6389 to register.

The Schneider Museum of Art is located on the Southern Oregon University Campus in the Center for the Visual Arts at 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Take Siskiyou to Indiana Street. Right into first driveway for free parking behind the museum on Saturdays. Or left turn into first driveway for metered parking in Frances Lane parking lot.

Museum Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. First Fridays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For information call 552-6245 or see the Web site www.sou.edu/sma.

Un-dam The Klamath benefit

A night of fun and education about the Klamath Salmon and the movement to remove the Klamath Dams, which are owned by local power giant Pacific Power, is planned for Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Pioneer Hall, 340 S. Pioneer Street. Klamath River musicians and Native speakers, along with the local Klamath films &

Salmon on the Backs of Buffalo&

and &


will be featured and there will be many opportunities to get involved. This event is the third event in the &

Un-Dam the Klamath&

multi-media roadshow.

A gourmet benefit dinner and music will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the free movies and speakers to begin 8 p.m. RSVP for dinner. There will also be a benefit auction.

This event is sponsored by the Klamath Salmon Media Collaborative and Klamath citizens and all proceeds will go into the movement to Bring the Klamath Salmon Home.

For more information or to RSVP contact klamathmedia@hotmail.com or call 541 261-9608.

The Green Book&

s &

Get Published&


The Green Book, a directory of business with heart, is holding its annual &

Get Published&

contest. The contest is for the cover photo for the 2006-07 issue, which will publish in May 2006.

This year&

s deadline for submissions is Friday, April 7. Entries can be submitted to Ashland Camera, 149 E Main St. in Ashland or mailed to The Green Book, Get Published contest, PO Box 1225, Ashland OR 97520.

Submissions need to be a full color vertical photo taken in the Northwest. Submissions need to be full color and of nature or animals, preferably with some green in them. Images need to be saved at 600 dpi for the best possible quality. A printout isn&

t necessary but printed thumbnails are appreciated. No photos with people will be accepted. Digital images are preferred. Previous cover photos were of waterfalls. Current cover is on www.BizWithHeart.com.

The business directory is celebrating 15 years in business, is locally produced and distributed to Eugene, the Rogue Valley, the coast, Northern California and Grants Pass.

For information call Larissa Owens, The Green Book owner, at 778-2082 or e-mail through www.BizWithHeart.com.

Christian rock at The Revolution

Christian rock band Spoken will headline the One Truth Clothing Tour at The Revolution on Saturday. The tour features four other rock bands including Dizmas, Manafest, Red and Until June. Show details are below with the tour press release. Please let me know what I can set up for you! The show starts at 7 p.m. at The Revolution, 188 Garfield St.

The show will feature music from their sophomore release &

Last Chance To Breathe&

from producer Travis Wyrick. The tour plans to hit about 30 West Coast cities Sponsor One Truth Clothing is a West Coast based clothing company with faith inspired designs.


Last Chance To Breathe&

was released to mainstream and Christian rock radio stations last month during the band&

s self-promoted prize pack contest which will sponsor a new van for the One Truth Clothing Tour.

For additional information on Spoken, visit www.SpokenMusic.com.

Original solo performance pieces

Apertures, a new play by Lyda Woods opens at the Mobius Sunday at 7:30 p.m. In this one-hour show, the two female characters are both struggling with their creative processes. The show is actually two multiple-character, solo performance pieces hooked together by theme.

In the first half of the show, the Photographer is speaking about her work at an art exhibit. She is cautious of the word, &


because in addressing it, she moves away from the visceral, emotional torque that drives the &


in her head. So instead, she takes us into the moments leading up to each photograph, to get the audience to experience the click with her. And in the end, these five photographs give us a picture of the woman behind the camera.

In the second half of the show, the Mystery Writer is struggling with half-baked characters that want to take over her writing, vague ghosts from her past that demand attention, and her imagination that is like the white knight in Alice in Wonderland, charging off in all directions at once.

Victoria Stewart plays the Photographer, and Samar Dawisha plays the Mystery Writer. &

Both actresses are adept at the demands of solo performance and have been key creative partners in my murder mystery productions through The Gumshoe Gourmet, LLC.&

Woods said. &

My MFA master&

s thesis at the American Conservatory Theater was a solo performance piece. The essence of solo-performance is the belief that one actor can be anything or anyone, man, woman, animal, insect, you name it. Solo-performance is built on the power of imagination, and on the actor&

s ability to tell a story. One of my inspirations is Claudia Shear, author-actor of Blown Sideways through Life, and Dirty Blonde, which is about Mae West.&

Apertures plays at the Mobius in Ashland on Sunday, March 12 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 488-8894 for tickets and information.


145;On Sacred Relationships&

World Puja Network will hold a live webcast with Gary Zukav and Linda Francis &

On Sacred Relationships in the Emerging New World&

from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Mobius, 281 Fourth St. The World Puja Network, broadcasting in more than 80 countries has now made its headquarters in Ashland. Tickets are $10 at Sound Peace. For information call 488-8894 or see the Web site www.themobius.com.

Poetry Slam XVI at The Mobius

Poetry Slam XVI, The art of competitive poetry, will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Mobius, 281 Fourth St.

Art is an expression of the heart: Expose yours Come and be a part of Ashland&

s sixteenth Poetry Slam, the art of competitive poetry. Every slam is unique, spiced with a mix of Ashland locals that make a night of originality, richness, inspiration and raw expression. Participants are invited to share original poetry and have a chance to win $50 as the slam champion. People interested in performing their original poetry can sign up at 7:30 p.m. The slam begins at 8 p.m. The event is hosted by Ocho and the cost is $5. For information call 488-8894 or see the Web site www.themobius.com.

SOU Symphonic Band concert

The Southern Oregon University Department of Music Symphonic Band will present Crossing Continents on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, at Southern Oregon University.

The program will feature music from cultures around the world. Selections include a Spanish Fandango, a work from Newfoundland titled &

The Fisher Who Died in His Bed&

, a Japanese children&

s song titled &


a work inspired by French painter Georges Seurat titled &

French Impressions&

and an American Cake Walk titled &


The performance features SOU percussion major Bryan Jeffs performing Gordon Jacob&

s, Concerto for Timpani and Band.

The University Symphonic Band is the sole Symphonic Band on the Southern Oregon University campus. The ensemble is open to all SOU students and is comprised of both music and non music majors. It is designed to further the development of individual performance abilities in a group setting. The SOU Symphonic Band is dedicated to performing a broad range of instrumental music spanning the 16th through the 20th centuries, and has performed for the American Band Master&

s Association, the Western International Band Conference, and the College Band Director&

s Regional Conference.

Tickets are $8 for general admission, $6 for seniors and free for students. Tickets and season passes may be purchased by calling 552-6101 or at the Music Box Office prior to the performance. For information see Southern Oregon University&

s Music Department Web site www.sou.edu/music.

A celebration of Hawaiian culture

One World Concert Series presents the return of HAPA, &


s super group,&

as they embrace the wider cultures of the pan-Polynesian South Pacific Islands in this wide-ranging performance on Sunday at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall in at 7:30 p.m.

With a pulse and energy that make it entirely of today, HAPA&

s groundbreaking music connects firmly to the Polynesian past, featuring poetic ballads about the sea, the lushness of the land, and favorite chiefs all told through melodies rich in harmony and backed by virtuoso guitar. Add their signature dose of American acoustic folk/rock, Celtic and world influences and the result is the essence of what Hawaii and Hapa&

s music, according to the LA Times: &

beautiful, fragile, spiritual, powerful.&

Many world music critics agree that HAPA is &


s most ambitious, diverse and imaginative music group&

(Honolulu Star-Bulletin). HAPA&

s pioneering sound has established them as one of the most recognized names in Hawaiian music, with sold-out shows from Tokyo and New York to San Francisco and Los Angeles. With the recent release of their sixth album, Maui, HAPA embraces the wider cultures of the pan-Polynesian South Pacific in this wide-ranging performance described as a soundtrack for 21st-century Polynesia where native art, history and music pulled together by the powerful force of Maui.

Hawaiian chanter/storyteller Charles Ka&

upu will mesh inspiring chants and stories with dramatic and graceful Hula to add cultural sinew to HAPA&

s strong musical bones in this evening of celebration of Hawaiian culture.

Other words of praise include: &


s Hottest Group!&





s Maui is an instant classic and solidifies the group&

s standing as a titan of the genre. They haven&

t missed a beat.&


KCSN-FM, Los Angeles

Reserved tickets for HAPA at the SOU Music Recital Hall in Ashland are $32 general public, $16 SOU student or or child 12 or younger. tickets are on sale now at 552-6461 or online at www.oneworldseries.org; and at SOU&

s Raider Aid in the Stevenson Union, or the Music Coop in Ashland.

The songs of Woody Guthrie

Dave and Tami Marston will be performing a concert entitled Woody Guthrie: The Songs of a People, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Center in Ashland.

Woody Guthrie sang the songs that reflected people&

s lives during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl years, and on through the next two decades. He was an undisputable founding father of what would become the great Folk Music phenomenon of the 50s and 60s, and served &

and continues to serve &

as the inspiration for countless folk singers who have followed.

Having been lifelong admirers of Guthrie, long-time Rogue Valley performers Dave and Tami Marston incorporate the amazing wit and insight of Woody&

s writings with over 20 of his songs, in a loving and inspiring tribute to a man whose message through music is as vital today as it was when it was originally shared with America&

s men and women in their struggle for a better life.

The show starts on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Unitarian Center, 87 Fourth Street on the corner of Fourth and C streets. Tickets are $10 at the door for adults; $5 for children and students. For more information, call 482-1905.

Shakespeare camp for youth: By audition only

This summer the Oregon Conservatory of Performing Arts is presenting a Shakespeare camp for youth as part of its popular Magic of Theatre summer camp series. Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare&

s tragic drama of the star-crossed young lovers, marks the beginning of a three-year goal to establish an Oregon Children&

s Shakespeare Festival in southern Oregon.

This audition-only camp for ages 12 to 18 is an opportunity to both study and dramatize Shakespeare&

s immortal text.

During the rehearsal and performance process, actor-students will learn the language of the Bard. It&

ll challenge their vocabulary and reading skills while bringing to life the colorful history of the Elizabethan world. The camp commences June 19 with the final performance on July 15.


Romeo and Juliet&

will be produced by OCPA&

s executive director, Jeff Tabler. Bruce Wallace Hostetler will oversee rehearsals and direct the play. Hostetler has been involved at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as the assistant producer. He has also served as producing artistic director at a summer Shakespeare company in Indiana and as producing director of the Carnegie Mellon University&

s Summer New Plays Project in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His extensive Shakespeare directing credentials at a variety of theaters across the country include &

A Midsummer Night&

s Dream,&


The Two Gentlemen of Verona,&


Much Ado About Nothing,&


The Merry Wives of Windsor&

and &

The Tempest.&

Locally, he has directed a number of plays for Oregon Stage Works as well as two shows for OCPA. Most recently, he directed Kindred for the Insight Out Theatre in Portland.


s Tyrone Wilson, a 10-year member of OSF as an actor and educator, will be the vocal coach and acting instructor for OCPA&

s Romeo and Juliet camp. Wilson can currently be seen in OSF&

s &

A Winter&

s Tale&

and &

Bus Stop.&

Auditions for the camp are March 18 and April — by appointment only. Call OCPA at 776-9118 for more information and to schedule an audition.

The Oregon Conservatory of Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization.

David Boone carries on the folk rock tradition

David Boone will perform on Saturday 10 p.m. at Creekside Pizza, 92 N. Main St., and again at 8 p.m. on March 21 at the Wild Goose Cafe Bar, 2365 Ashland St.

For over six years now, Boone has been entertaining the cafes, coffeehouses bars of the hip college town of Missoula, Mont., and the surrounding Northwest region. With a solid foot in the folk tradition of storytelling, Boone effortlessly straddles the fence between pop, rock blues without ever compromising originality or authenticity. His melodic phrasing, delivered with an easy voice, begs listeners to follow along on a journey of personal highs lows. Seeing Boone live is like stepping right into his personal diary where he openly explores doubts, beliefs, spirituality and romance with the weight that each deserves. One of the highlights of Boone&

s song writing is how deftly he mimics the emotion of the lyrics with his vocals. Within one song, he easily goes from the soft, pure smoothness of a ballad to the sometimes strained wailing of heightened angst. Boone stems from the lineage of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and, more recently, Jack Johnson Counting Crows. Touring nationally with Seattle percussionist James Wasem, the duo joins to create a sound of intricate, yet balanced, rhythm and melody, striking a chord with the roots of folk rock.


As one of Missoula&

s most prolific and talented musicians, it&

s David&

s honesty, his transparency, that makes his work shine. In his latest, &

Hard Enough to Bend,&

it is more and more present in his voice as he sings about poverty, love, war and loss. He blends styles in Hard Enough to Bend showcasing his progression while maintaining his acoustic roots. Reminiscent of Ryan Adams on this album, he uses his signature lyrical prowess and adaptability to take a traditional folk-like feel and turn it into something modern and vibrant -- distancing himself from the run-of-the-mill coffee shop singer-songwriter.


David continues to amaze with his ability to stay open and raw while simultaneously challenging new sounds and styles &

song after song, album after album.&


Courtney Lowery, New West


145;A Celebration of Women&

s Voices&

at The Mobius

A Celebration of Women&

s Voices brings together a dynamic combination of song and spoken word for an evening of empowerment, passion, laughter and community connection Saturday at the Mobius.

Musical performances range from the rich resonances of didgeridoo and devotional songs, to danceable reggae and luscious Earthy-soul grooves. Music will be provided by Kat and Windsong (Reggae-Earth-Soul, Aletha Nowitzky (loop machine artistry), Nancy Bloom (songs of the sacred Earth) Yaffa Rosenthal (heartsongs for all to sing), and Eostar (mystic music weaving didgeridoo and voice).

The event features Katie Daley, performance poet extraordinaire, opening her West Coast Tour of &

Full Blast Alive: Voices from the Ruby Side&

poetic monologues by female characters with a wild medley of accents and attitudes who jam about jealousy, body image, unorthodox self-defense classes for women, breaking out of jukeboxes, breast cancer activism and so much more. Decedent desserts will be provided by KSKQ, Helping KSKQ Community Radio get on the air. The celebration is presented by Living Earth Circle in honor of Women&

s History Month. The event is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Mobius, with a sliding scale admission of $8-15. See www.livingearthcircle.org for information.


This is one you don&

t want to miss,&

says Michael Salinger, author of Neon and Education Director of Poetry Slam Incorporated, &

Katie is dialectically ambidextrous &

133; and wonderfully entertaining.&

Daley has performed her poetry and songs in Europe, Canada and America. From 1999 to 2002, she appeared at the National Poetry Slam as a member of the Ithaca and Cleveland slam teams.


Katie Daley is taking poetry to a new level with this show,&

said Daniel Thompson, the late poet laureate of Ohio&

s Cuyahoga County, &

I expect to see her on Broadway very soon.&

Nancy Blooms&

soul-stirring songs are woven from global strands of mystical melodies. She will perform inspirational music from her newly-released CD, &

Sweet Sacred Mystery&


Windsong and Kat del Rio play graceful originals in their own unique styles with sweet harmonies, and earthy rhythmic grooves that flow from Ballads to Reggae to Earthsongs to Sweet Earthy Soul Songs.

Composer and performance artist Aletha Nowitzky, with her loop machine and her body in motion, is an absolute original as she soars on a self-styled &


Yaffa and Eostar both share their heart-crafted songs, as well as leading joyful group singing as audiences emerge into a choir of ecstatic community. Yaffa Rosenthal melts hearts with songs that radiate infinite love and healing. Eostar&

s voice and didgeridoo expressions vibrate with color and light.

More on Katie Daley

The event also marks the opening of Daley&

s West Coast Tour of &

Full Blast Alive: Voices From The Ruby Side.&

Deep and dynamic, poignant and hysterically funny, Daley invites her audiences to delve with her into issues of sexism, self-esteem, social ills and profound inner strength. She&

ll be performing excerpts from her show, &

Full Blast Alive: Voices from the Ruby Side,&

poetic monologues by female characters with a wild medley of accents and attitudes who jam about jealousy, unorthodox self-defense classes for women, breaking out of jukeboxes, and body image, among other things.


s characters include a 15 year-old Irish girl who gets a wild sustenance from dancing to a Stevie Wonder song on the transistor radio, a tough Long Island woman avenging the breast cancer rampant in her neighborhood by crashing a party to single-handedly take on the pharmaceutical-chemical industry, and a French woman who overcomes her jealousy by joining the circus and trapezing her way to freedom.


These characters have a knack for working their way into the hearts of the audience,&

says Daley. &

One guy asked me if Brigid Mulrooney, the Irish character, could send him a lock of her hair. A guy in Las Vegas said he loved her piece so much he felt like throwing his underpants on stage. And a poet wrote me about her monologue, saying, &

145;How beautiful to be reminded that you can be cleansed, electrified by a song, that it can take just that to awaken.&

I know my work is hitting the mark when I get that kind of response.&

Even the sub-characters in Daley&

s monologues make an impression on the audience. In &

Shamir Shabat&

s Self-Defense Class for Women,&

which is given by a take-no-prisoners Romanian woman, Shamir counsels women who berate themselves in the mirror to give their critical voices a name. &

I call my voice Ivan,&

she tells us...&

I say, &

145;Hey, Ivan&

shut up. I&

ve had enough of your slash-and-burn tactics. Life is too buxom and voluptuous to go by your puny-hearted aesthetics.&

Several women at Katie&

s shows have thanked her for Ivan. &


m going to take Ivan home with me,&

confided one.