Ross Ragland Theater- February Events and Carlene Carter!

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Carlene Carter is coming to Klamath Falls to perform at the Ross Ragland Theater on February 26th at 7:30 pm!

Carlene Carter is the daughter of country music legends June Carter and Carl Smith, stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, and granddaughter of “Mother” Maybelle Carter of the original Carter Family. Carlene’s own career started in the late 1970s when she went to England to record her acclaimed self-titled debut album (with Graham Parker and The Rumour), and Musical Shapes (with Nick Lowe and Rockpile).

She co-wrote hit songs for Emmylou Harris (“Easy From Now On”) and The Doobie Brothers (“One Step Closer”), shared the Top 40 Pop duet “I Couldn’t Say No” with Robert Ellis Orrall, then “came home to country” in the 1990s with hits like “I Fell in Love,” “Come On Back,” “Every Little Thing,” and her own TV shows on VH1 and TNN.

Her tour begins at the Ross Ragland Theater and then Carlene will head to Washington for a performance in Kent and one in Port Angeles before returning to Oregon on March 5 to play the Meyer-McLean Performing Arts Theater in Ontario. The trip is capped off with a string of dates in Idaho March 6-8, starting in Idaho Falls, followed by Twin Falls and Ketchum.

Following her 2008 Stronger album (which Elvis Costello called “astounding”), Carlene Carter came on back again in 2014 with a tribute to the timeless music of her historic family that critics hailed as “a triumph,” masterpiece,” “an album for the ages,” and “really quite perfect.” While she is often referred to as “country music royalty,” she simply calls herself (and the album) a Carter Girl.

Starting in January 2015, Carlene was Special Guest on the John Mellencamp Plain Spoken Tour, playing to over 250,000 fans in sold-out theaters across the United States and Canada. A new album, Sad Clowns and Hillbillies, was released on April 28, 2017, including material by both singer-songwriters. Carlene said, “It’s not a traditional kind of duets album. I think people are really going to enjoy it.” Mr. Mellencamp told The Today Show, “She pulled me out of the dump, the doldrums.”

Carlene Carter has since moved back to Nashville in her home state, where she is working on new material and most recently hosted the Wonderful World of Women Who Write series at the Bluebird Cafe. She is prominently featured in Ken Burns’ 2019 documentary miniseries Country Music and can be heard on last year’s Carter Family album Across Generations. In a review of the album, MOJO Magazine described Carlene as “the greatest — and most underrated — country singer of her generation.”

Other Events for February 2020:

Ragland BIG Screen Presents: The Rolling Stones Doc- Sympathy for the Devil
Friday, February 7th at 7:00 pm

“Sympathy for the Devil alternates between reflections on contemporary politics and social issues of the late 1960s as well as giving the audience an unprecedented view of The Rolling Stones creative process in the recording studio working on what would become one of the band’s defining tracks,” ABKCO Films said in a statement.

“The Rolling Stones original line up of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman were joined by Nicky Hopkins, Marianne Faithfull, Anita Pallenberg and James Fox in the landmark session that took place at Olympic Sound Studios in London in June 1968.”

The new expanded release includes Godard’s One Plus One director’s cut of the movie, the 1968 behind-the-scenes documentary Voices and a 2018 film that includes interviews with production team members Tony Richmond and Mum Scala. Also included are a new commentary track and an essay by author Danny Goldberg.

“Musically, the film shows the Stones manifesting a fragile balance between fidelity to roots and to innovation,” Goldberg writes. “Created more than a decade before MTV began, Sympathy for the Devil can be seen as a long music video, completely unique at the time in showing the work and creativity that goes into the making of a record.”

TICKETS: $11

The League of Women Voters of Klamath County Presents “Your Voice. Your Vote.” Sunday, February 9th at 2:00 pm

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the great fight to win the vote for women! Sunday, February 9th at
2:00pm

Enjoy fabulous guest speakers Director of KCC Roberto Gutierrez, Mayor Carol Westfall, Commissioner Kelley Minty-Morris, and Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce Heather Tramp, two short films, and refreshments.

This event is non-partisan, everyone is welcome and centers on the 100th anniversary of the great fight to win the vote for women.

Learn how YOU, your FRIENDS and FAMILY can get involved!
“YOUR VOICE.YOUR VOTE!”
$10.00 Requested Donation at the Door

Golden Dragon Acrobats
Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm

The only Chinese acrobat company to perform not one but two, 5 week runs on Broadway at the New Victory Theatre to rave reviews and are an established favorite family show with outstanding production values! The Golden Dragon Acrobats earned New York Drama Desk Award nominations (Angela Chang for Best Choreography and Danny Chang for Most Unique Theatrical Experience) following their 2005 historic NYC debut.

Featuring a 30 member company from Mainland China that mixes traditional Chinese acrobatics with modern cirque elements, they also bring spectacular new sets and lighting design, by award-winning Broadway designer, Tony Tucci. The Golden Dragon Acrobats do a fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented new show!

TICKETS: $34/ $28/ $23

18th Annual Red Tie Romp
Saturday, February 22nd at 5:00 pm

Join us in an evening of celebration and entertainment as we raise awareness and our bidder numbers in support of the Ragland Art’s Education and Outreach Programs.

Enjoy delicious bites from Mia’s and Pia’s, specialty cocktails, dinner provided by Encore Catering (Captain Jack’s Stronghold) and LIVE and silent auctions!

All proceeds directly fund the Ragland’s seven revered education programs – offering more than 20,000 individual opportunities for Arts education to all students in the Basin, K-12 each year.

To purchase TICKETS: ~ Call our Box Office at 884-LIVE T-F 12-5
Purchase Single Seats or a Table of 8.
Table of 8 – price $700
General Admission $100 per person
For further details call 541-884-0651 EXT: 123 or go to www.rrtheater.org

Light Up the Tower Ongoing Campaign!

RRT 30th Anniversary 2019-20 Season:

Come celebrate with us in Light the Tower Capital Campaign

When the Esquire Theater closed its doors and was near demolition, a visionary group of civic-minded folks had the foresight to imagine the possibility of transforming it into a performing arts center for the city of Klamath Falls…. And so the Ross Ragland Theater was conceived!

The theater is the cultural anchor of Klamath Falls and a central part of lives in our community.  After 30 years of providing premier entertainment, the theater is in need of facility upgrades to remain a state-of-the-art performing arts center.  Ticket sales only cover about a third of the cost to operate the theater.  The balance of funds come from generous commitments from our community and corporations so we are able to fulfill our mission each season.

Thank you for taking this opportunity to join with our many loyal supporters and patrons to support and celebrate this cultural gem.  Your generosity will help us maintain this magnificent theater for generations to come!

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