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May 23, 2024

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OSF announces 2025 season: Variety colors “Homecoming” 90th season

Nine plays will take center stage during the 90th anniversary season of Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2025. Artistic Director Tim Bond reveled in the excitement about the lineup following the Tuesday afternoon announcement, sharing his hope that the season will be a rebirth for the nonprofit theater following a tumultuous few years.

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Curtain Call

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! An ABBA fix

“Spotlight on ABBA” is playing at Camelot through Sunday, May 26. At matinee and evening concerts, four talented Rogue Valley singers perform the Swedish group’s popular songs — timeless music that transcends generations and cultures.

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Business

OSF Gift Shop is back, bigger and better

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is back — and now so is the gift shop. On Friday, May 17, a 5 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the opening of the long-awaited new gift shop at the corner of Pioneer and Main Streets, formerly the home of the OSF Welcome Center.

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History

History: Ashland’s opera star connection

Ashland resident Tom Giordano didn’t know until recently that his grandfather Salvatore Giordano was a world-renowned opera singer who sang in Ashland 110 years ago at the opening of a new theater on East Main Street.

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Crossword

Crossword: Canine Capers #01

Five activities at an Ashland park for Strider and friends. Solve crossword directly in the article or download a PDF to print. More crosswords under the Culture menu.

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Art

Ashland artist’s show opens Friday at Phoenix gallery

Ashland artist and Hollywood screenwriter Doug Wallace’s lifelong devotion to creativity is on display in a one-man art show at the Jack Langford Gallery through June. The show opens with an artist’s reception and Ekphrastic poetry event hosted by John Frohnmayer, a writer, poet and former head of the National Endowment of the Arts from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17.

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Events

New historic markers installed in Railroad District

Ashland has a wealth of historic stories and sites, but the stories need telling and the sites need marking. An organized process called Marking Ashland Places (MAP) began a few years ago. Thanks to years-long work by volunteers from the Historic Preservation and Public Arts committees, we now have a large sculpture in Railroad Park along with five historic markers in the Railroad District.

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Art

Ashland’s oldest hotel is back in business under new ownership

The oldest hotel in Ashland has just been reborn as a place “where the culture of music, art and Ashland vibes meets the relaxing rhythm of nature in the heart of the great Southern Oregon outdoors.” This quote from the newly renovated Columbia Hotel’s home page expresses much of the essence of what makes Ashland attractive to both visitors and residents.

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OSF announces 2025 season: Variety colors “Homecoming” 90th season

Nine plays will take center stage during the 90th anniversary season of Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2025. Artistic Director Tim Bond reveled in the excitement about the lineup following the Tuesday afternoon announcement, sharing his hope that the season will be a rebirth for the nonprofit theater following a tumultuous few years.

Read More >
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