December 8, 2023



Review: Kraft explores the Bard’s ‘First Folio’

Review: This month a good part of the English-speaking world celebrated the 400th anniversary of the publication of the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, the First Folio. Rounding off this month’s First Folio series of events at the Ashland Public Library are a talk Tuesday and concert Thursday.

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Pioneering string quartet reunites in Southern Oregon

An all-Black, all-woman quartet of conservatory trained string musicians known for incorporating jazz elements to the highest levels of classical music — not to mention being featured in a 1997 episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” — will reunite in Southern Oregon after a two-decade hiatus.

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‘Traditional Arts’ grant aided Ashland hula teacher

Applications are due at 5 p.m. Friday for $3,500 grants to help preserve and pass along cultural heritage. Ashland hula teacher Andrea Luchese received one of the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program (TAAP) grants last year — an award made after making an exception to the usual guidelines.

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Relocations: Politics far and near

Herbert Rothschild: Apparently, Kissinger insisted on recording practically every word he said. His aides later commented that he needed to keep track of which lie he told to whom.

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Ashland City Council approves camping ordinance in split vote

On a 4-2 vote, the Ashland City Council on Tuesday approved the first of two required readings of an ordinance to control time, place and manner of camping in Ashland. The ordinance will control occupation of public spaces and enforce behavior, rather than status, and does not seek to punish those who are homeless, the acting city attorney told the council.

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Mt. Ashland Ski Area pushes back opening day, despite snowstorm

Andrew Gast, general manager of the Mt. Ashland Ski Area, had hoped that this Saturday would be opening day for skiing this season, but he admitted defeat on Thursday, despite the latest snowstorm. Things are now day to day, while he, a couple hundred employees and untold numbers of skiers wait for more snow.

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