By NR Staff • 

Weekend Tempo 5/10/2013

Courtesy The Black LilliesExtensive touring in a van and an independent Americana/country sound has helped The Black Lillies become a band to watch.
Courtesy Sweet RevengeNorthwest classic rock supergroup Sweet Revenge does double duty this weekend at Spirit Mountain Casino.
Courtesy Ron StephensOver a career spanning decades, Ron Stephens has had a role in Hank Rosco and The Wasted Rangers, Jon Koonce s band, Freak Flag Fly and more. He will perform at Cornerstone Coffee Friday night.
Michele Van Kleef brings storytelling and memorable melodies to Hotel Oregon Saturday night.


Gallery Theater presents “The Wiz”: A musical based on “The Wizard of Oz.” Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Sunday; 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville; $16, $14 for students and ages 62 and older; visit or call 503-472-2227 for more information. (N-R Subscribers click here for story)

Linfield Theater presents “Spring Awakening”: A musical dealing with adolescent angst (includes mature language and subject matter, fog and strobe light). Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Ford Hall at Linfield College; $10, $8 for ages 62 and older, $6 for students; For tickets and more information, visit (N-R Subscribers click here for story)

Linfield College chorus presents "Missa Brevis in Tempore Belli": Sunday at 4 p.m.; Melrose Hall's auditorium; call 503-883-2275 for more information.

Live Music


Gil Reynolds Band: rock, classics, blues; The Horse Radish, Carlton; 7 p.m.

Billy D: blues pop; McMenamins, McMinnville, 7 p.m.

Ron Stephens: bluesy-rock; Cornerstone Coffee, McMinnville; 7 p.m.

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

Sweet Revenge: pop/rock; Spirit Mountain Sports Bar, Grand Ronde; 9 p.m.



Michele Van Kleef: pop-rock; McMenamins, Paragon Room, McMinnville, 7 p.m.

Black Lillies: country, indie roots; McMenamins, Mattie's Room, McMinnville, 7 p.m (N-R subscribers click here for story)

Vintage Knights: classic rock; The Horse Radish, Carlton; 7 p.m.

Sweet Revenge: pop/rock;  Spirit Mountain Sports Bar, Grand Ronde; 9 p.m.


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