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FRIDAY, MARCH 13 • The HipBillys (acoustic folk rock). Saginaw Vineyard, 6 p.m. THU., MARCH 12 • T-Chronic, TENJ, Zazzle Saswell (reggae, hip-hop) Mohawk Tavern, 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, MARCH 13 • The HipBillys (acoustic folk rock) Saginaw Vineyard,...

 

Mr. Fantasy - Holbrook unveils a fanciful, fun play at the Opal Center

COTTAGE GROVE – Rise of the Queens opened on Friday, Feb. 29, at the Opal Center for Arts and Education in Cottage Grove. The whimsical musical is one of three in a series written by local talent,...

 

Area club celebrating iconic Dead bassist, 80

Quick, who’s the eldest member of the Grateful Dead, living or deceased? If you said bass player Phil Lesh, you win a complimentary dancing bear sticker. But you probably didn’t know that “Lesh Philling” was getting ready to turn 80 years...

 

Original lyrics, unique sound drive eclectic band

COTTAGE GROVE - Sometimes, as any good cook will tell you, tossing a bunch of diversified ingredients together in the same pot is the way to make the best stew. That's sort of the musical recipe being...

 

'Spiders' spin memorable show with original music, easy groove

COTTAGE GROVE - Urban legend has it that people can swallow up to 10 spiders annually in their sleep. The musical group Ten Spiders is happy to announce that you can put those surgical masks away; it'...

 

MUSIC LISTINGS

THURSDAY, FEB. 27 • Umphrey's McGee (jam band) McDonald Theater, 6 p.m. • Lyle Lovett (singer-songwriter) Shedd Institute, 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, FEB. 28 • Tatiamo (Americana, folk, country) Saginaw...

 

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....

 

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