Day: May 28, 2013

Audition Saturday for Much Ado

Keizer Homegrown Theater is hosting auditions Saturday, June 1, for its Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing. Those interested in auditioning should prepare a one- to two-minute classical monologue and be prepared to perform cold readings from the script. Auditions will begin at noon in Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road N.E. The play will be directed by Evan Christopher. For a complete database of Shakespearean monologues, visit http://www.shakespeare-monologues.org/. Hopefuls should wear comfortable shoes and clothes they can move in, and be prepared to stay for the entire audition. Those unable to prepare a monologue in advance, must come ready to perform cold readings. Those with prepared monologues will be seen first....

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“Inferno” by Dan Brown

“Inferno” by Dan Brown c.2013, Doubleday $29.95 / $30.00 Canada 465 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER All your life, you’ve tried to be good. As a child, you were taught kindness and compassion, honesty and trustworthiness. You learned graciousness and generosity, and embraced gratitude. You’ve always tried to be good for several reasons, mostly because it’s the right thing to do. Also, there’s a place for evil people and you don’t want to go there, but in the new novel “Inferno” by Dan Brown, you may have no choice. Hell may be coming to Earth. Nothing made sense – then again, nightmares rarely do. But when Professor Robert Langdon woke up in a hospital room in Florence, Italy, the nightmares weren’t the worst of his problems. Langdon couldn’t remember how or why he’d gotten to Italy in the first place, or how he’d been grazed by a bullet aimed at his head. Though he’d been sedated, there was little time for recovery: moments after he regained consciousness, a spiky-haired woman strode down the hospital’s hall and tried to kill Langdon again. He narrowly escaped with the help of his doctor, quick-thinking Sienna Brooks, who asked Langdon about an object he’d been carrying. Covered with text and symbols, the object was a cylinder that, once opened, yielded an odd device that became a projector. Though Langdon was an...

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Chemawa ready for makeover

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Chemawa Road North currently features plenty of orange. It will soon look different. The Oregon Department of Transportation project to upgrade the road from River Road to Keizer Rapids Park is finally going to be done. Lou Torres, public affairs specialist for ODOT, said the project should be started on or about June 1. In recent months, preparation work has been done to get the road ready, including cutting and trimming trees as needed. “The street should look quite impressive and significantly improved with new sidewalks, bike lanes, planter strips, lighting and biofiltration systems that will blend in well,” Torres said. While the project adds new sidewalks and trees, perhaps the most noticeable improvement will be the new signal being installed at Delight Street and Celtic Way, at the entrance to McNary High School. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the May 24 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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EOA, HNA analysis forwarded to council

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Looking at the history of 451 individual lots may sound a bit tedious. But that work by Keizer city staff was enough to convince members of the Keizer Planning Commission to approve plans at their May 8 meeting. Amended Housing Needs Analysis (HNA), Economic Opportunities Analysis (EOA) and comprehensive plans were all approved by 5-1 votes and thus forwarded to the Keizer City Council for final approval. Councilors opened a public hearing this week and continued the hearing to their June 3 meeting. Matt Chappell cast a dissenting vote each time during the Planning Commission meeting. “This is a plan for growth,” Chappell said. “I feel there is wisdom in controlling growth at this time. That’s the reason I voted against it.” To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the May 24 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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