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Entertainment briefs - August 21

CAST hosts Cyparski and Guidera

CAST Theatre hosts live acoustic music Saturday featuring local favorites Jon Cyparski and Rob Guidera and special guests. The show starts at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7:30. Admission is $5 at the door. Children under 12 are free. Refreshments will be served at intermission.

Cyparski (guitar, flute, vocals, percussion) and Guidera (guitar, concertina, vocals) play eclectic folk music drawing on the influences of reggae, irish Celtic, jazz and original tunes. The duo has been drawing a following at Hood River’s First Friday art and music celebrations, and previously played at the CAST to a full house.

CAST Theatre is located at 105 4th St. in Hood River.

Savino’s hosts Clumsy Lovers

Almost a household name in the Gorge, the raging Celtic bluegrass rock of the Clumsy Lovers returns to Hood River this Thursday for an outdoor show downtown Hood River at Savino’s Lounge.

The band will be playing a host of new music from their recently released disc “Under the Covers.” The new disc is a fast-paced collection of songs originally done by such artists as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and The Pogues.

What started out as a hobby-based band has turned into a major following for the foursome from Vancouver, B.C. Formed in 1993, the core lineup of Jason Homey on banjo, Chris Jonat on bass, Andrea Lewis on fiddle, Chris Palmer on drums and Trevo Rogers on vocals, guitar and mandlolin has largely remained the same.

The People, Ultronz at River City

The People offer up their own brand of funk and jazz-rock sounds. They originaly hail from Athens, Ga. and have made the recent move to the Eugene area where they are garnering rave reviews in the local press. The People play Friday.

The Ultronz, playing Saturday, achieved popularity with windsurfers from around the world with their raging, slam dancing style in the ’80s and ’90s along with songs that have a breezy tropical sound. In 1987 they introduced their music in Hood River to a brawling audience of boardheads. Their audience danced to a band sharing amplifiers and using broomsticks for mike stands. They have remained their most loyal fans. Over the years the Ultronz have produced four albums performing in venues all over the Northwest and attained an international following. The Ultronz have compiled the best for their new double CD Set.

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