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Oh baby! Gramps still sly, and a grandson is nigh

COTTAGE GROVE – For those who didn't know him before, Baby Gramps sure won over some hearts with his Valentine's show Saturday night, Feb. 15 at the Axe & Fiddle. While he didn't perform the...

 

Elderberry wine, anyone? - Review: Arsenic & Old Lace fun, well-acted play

COTTAGE GROVE – The Cottage Theatre's 38th season opened with gusto Friday night thanks to a relic of a farce, "Arsenic and Old Lace." Transported to a simpler time (the 1930s), we watched the...

 

Trio brings eclectic mix of country, rock

COTTAGE GROVE - You could say that the Canyoneers are the ultimate family band, even though their subject matter – like "Death in the Country," a tragic song about Hank Williams Sr. dying at the...

 

NOTEBOOK: Cowsills planning for New Orleans Jazz Fest

You almost need a scorecard to keep up with the musical Cowsill family. The Cowsills – with three of the original seven siblings – are playing at Jazz Fest in New Orleans this April. They're best...

 

Jobe Woosley & Co. keep rolling

COTTAGE GROVE - In so many different ways, the Jobe Woosley & Co. band is a good mix. First and foremost, they blend well together. Their music flows through each other, creating the kind of...

 

NOTEBOOK

So, who’s up for a festival? If you’re a local musician, or a musician-in-training, the 18th annual Florence Winter Music Festival might be worth the 90-minute trip just for the free workshops being offered. Of course, seeing Livingston Taylor...

 

Music Listings

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22 Whole Milk (Surf jazz duo), PublicHouse, 7 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 24 Jack McCain Band (Indie, alt-rock, blues), Mohawk Tavern, 9 p.m. SATURDAY, JAN. 25 Richie G & MA Beat (Americana,...

 

'Arsenic and Old Lace' kicks off CT season

COTTAGE GROVE - Kicking off its 38th season with a tale of merry mayhem and murderous aunts, "Arsenic and Old Lace" opens Jan. 31 for a three-weekend run at the Cottage Theatre. In Joseph...

 

New script contest for summer youth production

COTTAGE GROVE – Jan. 31 is the deadline for local writers to submit entries to Cottage Theatre's first new script contest. The theatre is seeking a playwright collaborator to help craft its 2020...

 

Pendleton Highway chooses own route

SPRINGFIELD - Pendleton Highway is a country band ... and they're so much more. "Half of what we do is an offspring of the blues," guitar player Huck L Berry said during a set break Friday night,...

 

Pleasant Hill Theatre: Inspiring adolescent expression

PLEASANT HILL – As art and culture programs are being cut and dwindling from public schools, Pleasant Hill Community Theatre on Zephyr Way has become the home for adolescents to explore their creati...

 

Young musicians playing it smart

CRESWELL – While playing at the Blue Valley Bistro on Saturday night, Katie Culp of The Glass Straws was proud to admit that she had just landed her first "real" job. "I'm working three hours a...

 

'I'm Alive': Kartsounes takes trail that leads him to Oregon

SPRINGFIELD – Bend resident Pete Kartsounes is one of Oregon's most gifted musicians. Now, it looks like he's going to be spending a lot of time in this neck of the woods. After performing two...

 

Upcoming Music

THURSDAY, DEC. 26 Sweet N' Juicy (Funk, Pop, Rock, Jazz) Axe & Fiddle, 8 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 27 The Huckleberrys (Country, bluegrass) Saginaw Vineyard, 6 p.m., no cover TUESDAY, DEC. 31 Austin...

 

Downside Up flips expectations - 'Old hard-rockers' can help in a jam

SPRINGFIELD – Downside Up is a pro's pro band, the kind you can call on when you're in a jam. You need a rock band, check. You need a dance band, double check. You need a multi-genre band for a...

 

New restaurant offers Cornucopia of choices

A small crowd gathered outside of Cornucopia for their grand opening last week at 521 Main St. in Springfield. Some guests included Springfield City Council members, representatives of the...

 

Band's most striking feature:Musicianship

COTTAGE GROVE – It turns out that Zepparella has a whole lotta love for The Axe & Fiddle. "We used to love coming to the Eugene area because The Axe & Fiddle was one of our favorite stops,"...

 

Music Listings - Dec. 19, 2019

FRIDAY, DEC. 20 Killer B’s (Classic country, old-time rock-n-roll) Saginaw Vineyard, 6 p.m., no cover THURSDAY, DEC. 26 Sweet N’ Juicy (Funk, Pop, Rock, Jazz) Axe & Fiddle, 8 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 27 The Huckleberrys (Country, bluegrass) Saginaw...

 

Creswell's Jones as 'Oliver!' takes audience back to Victorian England

COTTAGE GROVE – Cottage Theatre packed the house during the opening weekend of "Oliver!," the classic and emotional musical of of a young orphan, played by 11-year-old Audriahna Jones, of Creswell....

 

'Nature of Gratitude' gives back to county

COTTAGE GROVE – Eric Alan, one of the creators of Nature of Gratitude, said that in difficult times, it's important to be grateful for the good things despite the bad things. That was one of the...

 

Deeper than dance

COTTAGE GROVE – South African artist Tumelo Michael Moloi dazzled a small crowd last week at the Cottage Grove Armory with his dance moves, even prompting the crowd to learn the steps. From Katlehon...

 

Just living it up - Farrow and the Peach Leaves

COTTAGE GROVE -- Farrow and the Peach Leaves are doing exactly what every wannabe rock star wants to do. They're living out their dream. Sure, they haven't hit it big, and odds are they never will, bu...

 

ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS

FRIDAY, DEC. 13 Ben Johnson & Company (Blues, rock, soul, country) Saginaw Vineyard, 6 p.m., no cover Downside Up (Southern rock, funk, disco) Mohawk Tavern, 9 p.m. Joshua Scott Jones (Singer-songwriter) Twisted River Saloon, 10 p.m. SATURDAY, DEC....

 

Cohn finds 'balance' and advocacy in new album, tour

COTTAGE GROVE – Listen to the song "Yellow Rose" by Jill Cohn and you'll get to hear an excellent sampling of her dynamic work. Listen to that song's backstory – Cohn met a down-on-their-luck...

 

Cohn enjoying 'new life' on latest tour

COTTAGE GROVE – Jill Cohn couldn't be happier about the way her new CD came out. "Balanced on the Rail," which was released less than a year ago, was produced by Malcolm Burn, whose long list of...

 

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