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More pics and video from Ashland’s MLK Jr. Holiday Celebration 2013

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Ashland Dance Works @ Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration

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OSF company Rodney Gardnier, Chavez, Eduardo Placer, and Christina Robinson lead “Rosa Sat”

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You can see me take this photo very early in the video below

Photos from Ashland’s Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration 2013

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Actor Jerome Preston Bates @ Ashland’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

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La Clinica Health Care board president, Phil Michael, one of many “community protectors”

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Actress Christina Acosta Robinson reads and sings @ Martin Luther King, Junior Holiday Celebration

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Ashland Armory crowd waits for the celebration to begin

More photos from Ashland’s MLK Birthday Celebration can be found here.

Ashland overlook in autumn from Hald Strawberry Park

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A little over a month ago, Ashland looked like this from the trail that switches back and forth in Hald Strawberry Park. The scene isn’t as pretty now, but the landmarks of the Ashland Springs Hotel and the Elizabethan Theater in the OSF complex are still there of course. I should try this shot again the next time it snows in town.

Ashland panorama between storms

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It’s not everyday that you get the chance to stand on the roof of a two-story, Victorian Italianate house built in 1883 near downtown Ashland. When that opportunity affords itself on a day (near the end of autumn) when half the town is getting rained on and the other half is under a bright blue sky you count yourself lucky. Today’s photo is about a 300 degree panorama I photomerged together. For loads more details click on the above image. Depending on your browser you may want to click on it again for even more detail. See if you can find the Ashland Springs Hotel, Wagner Butte, the Historic Ashland Armory, and Grizzly Peak. If you look really closely you can also see Puck’s Donuts, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Modern Barber Shop, and the Ashland Wine Cellar.

Mud Bay Jugglers

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The temperature in Ashland has dropped over the past week or two. It no longer feels like summer, and that means no more Green Show before the OSF plays at night. This past weekend featured the last Green Show acts of the 2012 season. Saturday night’s performers were a touring troupe known as the Mud Bay Jugglers. These three pictured here were backed by a four-piece band, and they put on a great show.

Hamfist @ Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show

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Mitsuki Dazai @ OSF Green Show

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I first saw Mitsuki Dazai perform at the free Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show two years ago. She came down from Eugene last year too, but I was out of the country so I missed it. A few nights back she performed again, and I was fortunate enough to attend this time.

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I’ll post another photo of Mitsuki Dazai on my Japan-related blog.

Pirates and Nuns

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Pirates and Nuns at Ashland Halloween Parade

“Jesus Loves You But I’m His Favorite” reads the nun’s t-shirt. The posters in the background are for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) which just wrapped up its 2011 season last week.

Elizabethan Theatre (OSF) in a sunset

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Elizabethan stage at OSF enjoying the sunset

Even though I live in a “theater town” I must admit that I am easily bored by play going. Tourists come to Ashland and watch five or more plays on their mini-vacations. I have a tough time making it through a single performance a year. Such was the case a couple weeks ago when we went to see “The Pirates of Penzance.” Everyone in the audience seemed to love this musical. After the first few minutes I was longing to be anywhere else.

The best part, by far, of this experience for me was watching the sunset behind the Elizabethan Stage. The stars then came out, and the Big Dipper was perfectly framed (from my seat) by the opening in the theater.

Hamfist (part 2 of 2)

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You’ll be able to catch Hamfist again at the Green Show on September 7.

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I really wish I had captured a video of their cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Are You Experienced?” No joke. They covered Hendrix in bluegrass style.