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Out & About: August 3, 2012

August 3, 2012

In the coming days, it’s a country-style barbeque, classical music in the moonlight, and a little bit of doo-wop; it’s all in this weekend’s “Out and About”.

It’s a high-energy romp through the doo-wop era at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland. The Cabaret’s current musical production of “Life Could Be A Dream” follows the exploits of a group of young men who dream of winning big on a radio contest.

As they hone their harmonies, romantic complications threaten to de-rail their plans of becoming the next great guy group. Familiar songs include “Tears On My Pillow”, “Runaround Sue”, “Earth Angel”, “I Only Have Eyes For You”, “Glory Of Love” and more.

“Life Could Be A Dream” runs Wednesdays through Mondays until August 26th. Contact the Oregon Cabaret Theatre for dinner reservation and ticket information.

Saturday, it’s the 3rd Annual “Music At The Mill” at the Butte Creek Mill near Eagle Point. The event features a barbeque dinner, raffles, a silent auction and live music by bluegrass band “Siskiyou Summit”. The fun starts at 6 p.m. tickets are twenty-five dollars and proceeds benefit children’s programs at the libraries of the Upper Rogue.

The 50th annual Britt Classical Festival begins today, kicking off three weeks of classical concerts under the stars. Included are seven orchestral concerts, plus string quartet recitals and chamber music.

The festival includes a 90-member Britt Orchestra. Featured guest artists for this weekend are violinist Sarah Chang and pianist Anton Nel. Britt’s classical season begins on Friday with a gala champagne picnic at 6 p.m. followed by the opening concert with Sarah Chang at 8 p.m. Tickets for those events are purchased separately.