‘Take Two’ at CEBU
This week at CEBU Lounge:
Friday, Sept. 4 Moorea Masa, 9:30 p.m.
At 22, Moorea Masa’s music career has already taken quite a few turns. She trained with a gospel pastor. She lived in a cave for six months with flamenco guitarists. She appeared on American Idol. Most recently, she sang backup in the feel-good soul orchestra Ural Thomas and the Pain and for indie-folk brainiacs the Decemberists. On her debut solo EP, Masa attempts to unite all of her disparate experiences and influences.
Saturday, Sept. 5, 9:30 p.m."Take Two" is a magical combination of two solid Northwest musicians. Ted Horwitz and Laura Cunard are a versatile act with vocalists, keyboard and guitar, it’s a small group that can sound like a whole band. They play a mix of familiar tunes in an astounding variety of music styles, from jazz and big-band standards to pop, classic rock, country, folk and R&B. Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.
Amber Charms dance Sept. 19
On Saturday, Sept. 19, Scarlet Thistle Studio presents Amber Charms at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River at 7:30 p.m. Showcasing a selection of award-winning performers and internationally acclaimed artists from the Pacific Northwest, and beyond, Amber Charms displays traditional and contemporary interpretations of the ancient art form known as belly dance.
Featured performers: Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman from San Francisco, Cassandra Rose from Salem, 2015 Belly Dancer of the Year, Lucine Dance Company from Portland, Amrita from Portland, Bevin Victoria from Portland, Sasha & Friends from Portland, and the Scarlet Thistle from Hood River.
Tickets may be purchased in advance online for $12 at www.scarletthistlestudio.com, or at Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River. They will be sold for $15 at the door. The concert will run roughly 90 minutes plus an intermission.
Brigid’s Cross at The Pines
This week at The Pines:
Friday, Sept. 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Moe Dixon.
Moe is best known for his ability to create an energy that brings people together through song. His magical performances are highlighted by masterful guitar playing and powerful vocals.
Saturday, Sept. 5, 4-6 p.m. Brigid's Cross. Formed in 1996, Paul Baker, Peggy Goonan-Baker and Richie Reece (since 2002) bring an eclectic collection of music to the stage. From true-to-heritage traditional music to contemporary pieces, Brigid’s Cross is a never-ending show from start to finish. Audiences are pulled into a vortex of humor and pure musical sound that keeps fans coming back for more. All three sing vocals, with fabulous three-part harmonies.
The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.
Casey MacGill plays Sept 12
A House Concert at the home of Paul and Kristen Blackburn on Saturday, Sept. 12, features multi-instrumentalist Casey MacGill, with locals Ben Bonham and Ron Ontiveros. “MacGill plays boogie-woogie, swing, and stride piano — he blows a lyrical jazz cornet, and his most unique instrumental voice is a 6-string tenor ukulele.” Show at 7 p.m., $15 suggested donation at the door. 401 Montello, Hood River.
Spruce Baugher at White Buffalo
On, Thursday, Sept. 3, Spruce Baugher with special guest Ted Matzen play the White Buffalo complimentary wine tasting from 6-8 p.m. Spruce plays guitar, harmonica and his vocals shine as a soloist. Ted, master of the lap steel and electric guitar is a well-chosen accompaniest for this performance. White Buffalo Wine Bar & Bistro. 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River.
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