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March 23 Entertainment Update

March 23, 2011

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Help CEBU Lounge welcome back NW blueswoman Tess Barr and her band on Friday, March 25. Music starts at 9 p.m. and there is no cover.

Spring Release at Maryhill

There’s live music at Maryhill Winery to celebrate the Spring Release Weekend, March 26-27, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Music is from 1-5 p.m. both days. Saturday, March 26, Wayman Chapman. Wayman’s career has taken him all over the world playing in different bands. A charismatic performer who with his magnetism and musical talents can make wherever you are, the perfect place to be. He’s best known for his smooth R&B, Blues, Jazz and funk. Sunday, March 27, Kevin Barber Band. You won't want to miss this rare appearance of Kevin and his band. Hailing from Las Vegas, Kevin Barber on guitar and vocals unites with Dennis Caiazza and Matthew Higgins to create the incomparable sound of the Kevin Barber Band. This contemporary band combines influences from country masters like Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, and Chet Atkins with the rich sounds of classic greats Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and Frank Sinatra, to create a unique music genre they call “Hillbilly Jazz.” Maryhill Winery, 9774 Hwy. 14, Goldendale, Wash.; 877-627-9445.

Strangetones at Trout Lake Inn

On Saturday, April 2, the Trout Lake Inn presents the Strangetones. Based in Portland, the Strangetones are the area’s premier Blues, rockabilly and dance band. Cascade Blues Association says this band is the best contemporary act four years running. $7 cover. Music starts at 9 p.m. Trout Lake Country Inn, 15 Guler Road, Trout Lake, Wash.; 509-395-3667.

‘Wailing Wind’ at Double Mtn.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Ron Rogers and his band the Wailing Wind will celebrate the CD release of “Country & Eastern” at Double Mountain Brewery on Saturday, April 2. Showtime is 8 p.m. The all-original Americana/alt-country/Texas-rock band, featuring Dave Grafe on pedal steel guitar, will play cuts from the new CD and other highly danceable roadhouse music. Visit www.myspace.com/ronrogerslax for more. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

Tess Barr at CEBU March 25

Help CEBU Lounge welcome back NW blueswoman Tess Barr and her band on Friday, March 25. Music starts at 9 p.m. and there is no cover. Tess and crew play a broad range of blues favorites and original tunes. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Dogwater plays Everybody’s

Everybody's Brewing is announcing a new music series: Last Local Sundays. On Sunday, March 27, Sid Ordoyne and Jeff Carrell will kick off the new music series performing as “Dogwater.” The free monthly event will take place on the last Sunday on the calendar and will feature live local acts. Music is from 6-8 p.m. Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

Tsunami Relief at Solstice

There’s music and more at Solstice Cafe in Bingen. On Monday, March 21, enjoy music from Joel Valle from 6-8 p.m. On Wednesday, March 23, it’s the 3rd Annual Paper Airplane Contest. Join Solstice for paper airplane making for pro's and novices alike. Prizes will be given for those who compete in our judged competition. Judging begins at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, March 29, it’s a Tsunami Relief Party from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Kerry Williams and Victor Johnson will be jammin tunes, and there will be a silent auction with contributions from Mark Nillsom, Raven's Eye Tattoo, Dog River and more. $20 suggestion donation for adults and $10 per child. All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross and Mercy Corps.

‘Superstar’ auditions April 6-7

Auditions for the CAST production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's “Jesus Christ Superstar,” one of the first and greatest rock operas, will be held on April 6 and 7 in the choir room at Hood River Valley High School. Director Mark Steighner says that the high-energy score demands a cast of 20 equally high-energy singers. “In particular the roles of Jesus and Judas require big, rock and roll voices capable of a wide range.” Although most of the featured roles call for actors ages 20-40, auditions are open to high school age students and above of any age. Auditions begin at 6:30 p.m. Those trying out should prepare a song that demonstrates the singer's range and capabilities. A CD player will be provided, but singers will need to provide their own piano accompanist. “Jesus Christ Superstar” was Webber's first big commercial success and the show has become a staple of college and community theatres. The CAST production of Jesus Christ Superstar will run the second and third weekends in July. Rehearsals will be in the evenings during April, May, and June. For more information, contact the director at msteighner@gmail.com

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