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Eight Dollar Mountain

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Half of Eight Dollar Mountain at the OSF Green Show (June 2023)

Music starts at 1. Step It Up N Go is on first.

July 4, 2023 concert in Ashland, Oregon

Tempest @ OSF Green Show

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Four-handed Lief Sorbye of Tempest (June 21, 2023)

#TempestCelticRock @sorbye @osfashland

Selfies in Lithia Park during autumn

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Lower Duck Pond (November 2020)

The buildings in the background are part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Throwback Thursday

Danceworks Green Show


Today’s photo is from an OSF Green Show five and a half years ago. I don’t think I saw a single Green Show this year for the first time since moving to Ashland in 2000. I need to see more in 2020.

Green Show season begins

Ashland Danceworks @ OSF Green Show


OSF’s Green Show happens four nights a week, Wednesdays through Saturdays, at 6:45 p.m. beginning today through October. Full schedule is available here.

Throwback Thursday

Snowy day in Ashland, Oregon (February 2011)

OSF Elizabethan Theatre in the snow

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival from Lithia Park on a winter day (Ashland, Oregon)


Today’s photo is from February of 2011.

Welcome to OSF

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, Oregon)

@osfashland @scottneurosis

Today’s photo is from the last time I saw a play in the outdoor Elizabethan Theatre (which is now closed until next year). I went mainly to see Scott Kelly.

Hamlet @ OSF

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Danforth Comins (Hamlet) and Scott Kelly (Gravedigger) in Ashland’s Elizabethan Theatre (Photo by Jenny Graham)

@osfashland @scottneurosis @Dee4th

You are down to just a dozen or so chances to catch Hamlet at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this year.

First off, I must admit that I’m not a fan of play going myself. I’ve been to 20 or so plays over the 16 years I’ve lived in Ashland. I typically go only because my arm has been twisted and the tickets are free. That’s not to say the quality of OSF isn’t excellent. It is. I’m just too ADD for sitting through long-winded plays that I usually don’t understand. I normally enjoy the first few minutes, taking in the set and hard work that went into the creation of such works, and then wish I were anywhere else doing anything else for most of the duration.

Such was not the case with Hamlet, which I saw this past Thursday evening and thoroughly enjoyed. A few things made Hamlet an exception to my general play-going experience. First, six or so guitars were the only thing visible on the stage before the show began. I think I have seen some of those guitars before. Second, Hamlet is more interesting to me than most of Shakespeare. (If you aren’t familiar with Hamlet, be sure become acquainted with it BEFORE seeing the live performance.) Third, Comins was excellent as Hamlet. Finally, Scott Kelly.

My only complaint is I wish there was a bit more of Scott Kelly in the performance. Sure he was visible 95% of the time, but I wish he was doing his thing most of the time. During the standing ovation, I thought it was pretty cool that Neurosis’s “Zero” was playing. Was I the only one there that realized this fact? Probably.

A few tickets remain to the final performances, including some for as little as $30.

P.S. To the powers that be at OSF,

I would love to shoot one of these final performances. I can do it without flash like a fly on the wall. No one in the audience will even know I am there. I think I can come up with some amazing photos (especially without a moon like this past Thursday night). Imagine something like this or this with a sky full of stars like this. Hit me up.

Tempest @ OSF Green Show

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Tempest @ OSF Green Show (6/15/16)


Not my finest piece of concert photography, in fact it’s probably my worst in 5+ years, but that’s what happens when you only have your cell phone, aren’t near the stage, and the lighting isn’t good.

However, Tempest was lots of fun. They were perhaps the loudest Green Show I’ve ever been to. And they are playing again at the Green Show on Friday (6/17/16). I will be at Britt shooting Eric Burdon & The Animals though.