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Entertainment Update for May 11, 2013

Langley Ukulele Ensemble plays HRMS May 17

The Langley Ukulele Ensemble from Langley, BC is coming to Hood River on Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m. for an evening concert at the Hood River Middle School. Over 35 students make up theensemble, and they will be delighting audiences with thier “Music Through the Generations” show. The ensemble’s visit is made possible by a US/Canadian cultural exchange program and the evening concert is a fundraiser for the Hood River Ukestra to support music education in the Hood River County School District. Suggested donation $5. Children under 12 are admitted free.

The group will also be performing daytime concerts for Westside Elementary students.

The Lighters at Naked Winery

The Lighters — featuring Eddy Corduroy (guitar, vocals), Jose Maya (drums) and Mal Brown (bass, vocals) —will be at Naked Winery’s tasting room in Hood River on Saturday, May 11, from 7-10 p.m. Expect lots of funky new tunes, some Eddy Corduroy classics and a few tasty covers. The band has a few new dance grooves to lay down and some nicely packaged, three-minute, radio friendly tunes as well. Naked Winery, 102 Second St., Hood River, 800-666-9303.

Catch the SugarDaddies at a venue near you

The SugarDaddies feature Mark Womble on keyboards and vocals, Dennis Williams on saxophone and clarinet, Jeff Minnick on drums and Alan Taylor on trumpet and flugelhorn. The SugarDaddies play a variety of American dance music, including rock n roll, boogie-woogie, swing, and blues. The band has a CD of original songs called “Boys Will Be Boys” and they are currently recording a new CD. Upcoming shows: Rivertap Pub, The Dalles, Saturday, May 11, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. 703 East 2nd Street; The Dalles, 541-296-7870.

Double Mountain Brewery, Saturday, May 25, music starts at 9 p.m. 8 Fourth St., Hood River, 541-387-0042.

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@hoodrivernews.com

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