By NR Staff • 

Weekend Tempo 4/12/2013

Frontman of Portland group Crown Point and alt rocker Jon Davidson will go at it solo on Saturday at Hotel Oregon.
Singer-songwriter Thad Beckman has spent most of his adult life performing on the road. His craft will be on stage at The Horse Radish in Carlton on Friday.
Marcus Larson/News-RegisterKnowing that Benedick (James Scoggins) is secretly watching him, Claudio (Seth Mayhew) gives an over-the-top performance for Leonato (Norm Tognazzini).
Val Blaha will perform a number of new solo songs Friday at Cornerstone, and play a rockin  selection of country/Americana with the group Top Hands
Footage from Jeff Crosby and the Refugees' "Beards, Boots, and Booze" Fall 2012 tour. Featuring the track "This Old Town" from our new E.P.

Performance

Gallery Players present Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" 210 NE Ford St.; Friday an Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.; $16, $14 students and seniors (tickets on Saturday are two for the price of one); call 503-472-2227 or visit www.gallerytheater.com for more information. (N-R subscribers click here for review)

Live Music

Friday

Dennis Brutke and the Country Gents (country western) McMinnville Grange Hall; 7:30 p.m.; $5

Thad Beckman with Kurtis Plitz (steel guitar, dusty blues) The Horse Radish, Carlton; 7 p.m. (N-R subscribers click here for story)

Jeff Crosby and the Refugees (folk rock) McMenamins Hotel Oregon, Mattie's Room; 7 p.m. 

Steve Hale Trio (pop, rock) McMenamins Hotel Oregon, Paragon Room; 7 p.m. 

Top Hands with Val Blaha (folk, folk rock) Cornerstone Coffee Roasters; 7 p.m. 

Ruckus Spirit Mt. Casino, Mountain View Sports Bar; 9 p.m.

Saturday

Rainbirds (rock, blues) The Horse Radish, Carlton; 7 p.m.

Jon Davidson (alt rock) McMenamins Hotel Oregon, Paragon Room; 7 p.m.

Ruckus Spirit Mt. Casino, Mountain View Sports Bar; 9 p.m.

Vis Arts

Artist reception for Roxanne Jackson Sculptor and ceramic artist from New York; Miller Fine Arts Center at Linfield College; Saturday 3 to 5 p.m.; call 503-883-2804 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts for more information. (N-R subscribers click here for story)

 

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